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Polo – Just For The Elite?

There are certain sports which a reputation for appealing to certain sectors of the population only. Synchronised swimming is exclusively female, darts players are stereotypically beer bellied and tattooed, and if you buy into the stereotypes, polo players are all incredibly rich and posh. But is this true? Getting into the Sport Part of the image of polo as a sport for the very rich comes from the fact tha ...

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Everest – The Ultimate Mountain Challenge

It’s almost 60 years since the world’s tallest mountain, Everest, was climbed for the first time by Sir Edmund Hillary. This amazing feat seems even more incredible when you consider the lack of modern mountaineering equipment and navigation tools which are available today. Since Hillary conquered the mountain there have been more than 5,000 other successful climbs, so conquering Everest makes y ...

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Tennis Etiquette Violations: Pick Up The Tennis Ball Mower!

You’ve probably gone through the following scenario before: you are ready to hit the court, but the person ahead of you just emptied the ball machine trying to improve his forehand and now has to pick up enough balls to supply Wimbledon for a decade. It wouldn’t be so bad if he had a tennis ball mower, BUT NOOOOO!  He has a basket and you have to wait for this knucklehead to push the basket ...

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The Simple Pleasures Of Sport And Leisure At Home

With the summer of sport in full swing at the moment, people living in the UK are being treated to top quality entertainment without really having to try. The UEFA European Football Championship, or Euro 2012 to most folk, may be already drawing to its conclusion, but then there is Wimbledon for tennis fans, plus of course the London Olympics following shortly after. And for those into their cycling, the To ...

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Waterproofs – What’s In YOUR Wardrobe?

With the so-called summer that most of the country has been enduring so far this year, waterproofs have been a must - even for a simple trip into town! For those really braving the elements in the great outdoors, here’s a guide to the top ten jackets on the market. What is a Waterproof? Waterproof fabric is resistant to penetration by water. The best waterproofs are the most breathable - letting moist ...

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Sports Trophies As Collectibles

Sports Trophies are not only something that people wish to win or compete for in life. There are many people out there who do not have a competitive streak inside them. So winning or competing are not really options they would go for. However, when it comes to collecting such memorabilia, there are many who would go to great lengths to obtain the ultimate prize of a collector’s item. Usually, these ta ...

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Trophies And Medals For Self-Confidence

There is hardly anything else in life that offers as much joy and satisfaction as Trophies and Medals. For many, they are the ultimate reward for their sacrifice and endeavours, and represent a milestone in their lifetime. These prizes also enhance the elements of pride and glory, especially if they are personalised. This makes them unique and stands out, simply because there are no others like it them in t ...

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Indoor, Outdoor And Clay; It’s Not The Same Court Shoe

The other day when I told my Wife I was going shopping for some new court shoes she asked “Why?  Do you think looking good for the Judge will help?” She was obviously joking, but it made me think a bit about the term “court shoes”.  As a tennis player my mind always pictures a tennis court.  But we all know that several sports require a “court” on which to ...

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Mounted Plaques To Preserve Your Memories

Plaques do not only represent prizes to give to winners or achievers but can also be used to reflect photos and articles. This concept has been in use since the 17th century. Mounting information on a commemorative plaque can increase the sentimental value of the occasion. It is a novel way of including relevant information pertaining to an event or memory without resorting to scrapbooks or notice-boards, n ...

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Rosettes For Decorative Purposes

Rosettes made out of ribbons originated between the 8th and 9th century and many different specimens have been found to this day. During those days, it appears that rosettes were used more as an emblem of sacrifice or decoration, and they portrayed images of the planets and moons along the typical rays of the rosettes themselves. The main material used at that time was bronze, which was the latest invention ...

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