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Fancy a Fanzine?

WTC continues to break new ground with the publication of Australia’s first ever tennis fanzine this week.
5 January 2012, by World Tennis Challenge

Clare Chapman    |     World Tennis Challenge

The pen is as mighty as the tennis racquet..

The World Tennis Challenge (WTC) continues to break new ground with the publication of Australia’s first ever tennis fanzine this week.

The 24 page, colour ode to tennis players past and present, was put together by journalist Richard Llewelyn Evans and brilliantly designed by Adelaide students, Josh Osis and Lauren Lepore, and backed by the WTC.

Richard’s idea was to stick to the culture of the game and not the corporate, substance and not slickness the key ingredient. The emotions and empathy generated by tennis are the drivers, the focus on soul not stats.

In line with the founding traditions of fanzines, it’s very much an offering for fans, from fans, and is about making tennis real again, making us remember who and what enthralled us about the game in the first place.

Frank Sedgman chats about his decision to leave the amateur ranks after helping Australia win the Davis Cup 60 years ago, American super coach Brad Gilbert talks about his playing comeback after 17 years out while Pat Rafter and Tennis Australia president, Steve Healy, have their say too.

The Fanzine will be available to purchase onsite for $7 per copy.