John Hollins, author of

John Hollins, blogger, lover of Platform Tennis and sometimes winner!

I’ve been fascinated with the idea of platform tennis since the first time I heard of it. To be honest, when I was first told about the size of the court and that you play it off the side screens, I thought the person who mentioned it to me was joking.  But the more I though about it, the more I thought “that actually sounds like good fun”.

But then my sister started telling me about it, and I became more intrigued. My sister is a little younger than me but unbelievably competitive, and a real tennis fan and amateur player, so I thought maybe there is more to this sport than I had at first thought.

With my interest piqued, she asked if I fancied coming along with her to the local club and give it a try.  I had never played with a paddle previously but had played soft tennis, traditional tennis and squash quite a lot, so felt I would be able to get the hang of it quite quickly. And maybe even show my little sis a thing or two.

Obviously she creamed me 🙂 But from that point I was hooked and have never looked back.

Since then and after a lot of practice, watching videos and other players, I like to think that I have improved. Or at least I give my sister a run for her money now! And that is where grew from, both a desire to have fun playing this great and addictive game, and also to get good enough to play competitively, at least at a club level.

I really do hope that this passion and desire comes through in my articles and reviews, and that you enjoy your time here amongst friends.

If there is anything you would like to share about platform tennis with me and the readers of this blog, please do get in touch and share it.