Recreational Summer Sport on Campus

If you prefer a more active participation in sport than from the comfort of an armchair – or simply want to try something new – then why not try out Loughborough Sports new Summer Sport Programme which kicks off next week and runs for the summer.

You can try your hand at:

  • Basketball
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Football
  • Cricket

All the sessions are free to attend for students and staff alike – just turn up and play!

Wimbledon Epic!

The 2010 Wimbledon Tennis Championships got underway this week, and already has produced a match of epic proportions, with John Isner and Nicolas Mahut setting a new world record for the longest match ever played during their mens’ singles match.

Currently locked at 59-59, the game began at just after 2PM yesterday afternoon and the players were still going when forced off for bad light at just after 9pm.

The previous longest match was at the French Open in 2004, when Fabrice Santoro beat Arnaud Clement after six hours and 35 minutes. The longest at Wimbledon had been  between Pancho Gonzales and Charlie Pasarell in 1969, which took five hours 12 minutes and ultimately finished Gonzales’ favour.

You can keep up to date with the latest scores via the tournament’s official website and the BBC Sport site, and among the library’s electronic resources you will find a wealth of information about the Wimbledon championships and tennis in general on such databases as Nexis UK and SPORT Discus.