Around the World in 50 Courts — Now A Podcast

There are podcasts on everything else, why not a podcast about court tennis? If not a whole series, how about just one episode?

The world tour of playing in almost all the courts and even helping to build some of them has been ongoing for several months now, but today it takes a new turn from the written to the spoken word.

Frazer Rice has hosted me on his Wealth Actually podcast on a number of occasions. Mostly we have discussed politics and trends, but the other day he asked if we might talk about court tennis.

That is a question rarely asked outside of the circle of aficionados of which I am a devoted member, so I jumped at the opportunity.

In all likelihood, most Pundificator readers will never build a court tennis court, but that does not make the process of doing so any the less interesting.

At least that is what I hope you’ll think.

Join Frazer and me for a 25-minute conversation by clicking this link.

Those unfamiliar with the game will hear some of the stories that bind players throughout the world together.

Those who know the game well can see if their versions of the stories are better.

Especially suitable for a year-end, head-clearing walk.

Or cleaning up the kitchen.

8 Responses to “Around the World in 50 Courts — Now A Podcast”

Charlie Atkinson, December 26, 2020 at 12:47 pm said:

My Fly Club Brothers Haven and Father Clarry Pell and my Father—in—Law – Harvey McClintock were Court Tennis Icons and Lions.
Charlie Atkinson

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Haven Pell, December 26, 2020 at 1:10 pm said:

Thanks Charlie, I had the pleasure of playing with both of them. Hope your 85th birthday was a great success

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chuck houghton, December 26, 2020 at 4:42 pm said:

Haven – it was great to hear you on Boxing Day – many thanks.
Wish you had listed your father as one of the great people in the game but I suppose Pell modesty took hold

All the best for a grand and far far better New Year,

Chuck Houghton

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Temple Grassi, December 26, 2020 at 7:29 pm said:

Haven
You’re right
Perfect for a dog walk with a cigar!

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Temple Grassi, December 27, 2020 at 7:09 am said:

Glad to see this podcast posted on uscourttennis.org (scroll to the bottom)

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Haven Pell, December 27, 2020 at 9:45 am said:

That is the definitely best audience for it.

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Haven Pell, December 27, 2020 at 9:46 am said:

I hope that is just what you did. It was a ice day for it.

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Haven Pell, December 27, 2020 at 9:48 am said:

Thanks Chuck,

If I recall the question correctly, it was about either the greatest player or greatest professionals. That meant no need to draw down the modesty reserve. 2021: the most improved year

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