Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Sphairistike Day ! Oh it's just Lawn Tennis Day :)

Did you know... 

... that today is Sphairistike Day? On this day in 1874, Walter Winfield patented a game called "sphairistike," which is Ancient Greek for "the art of playing ball." Most folks (OK, everyone) now refer to it as lawn tennis. The name was never popular, not least because only those few people well versed in ancient Greek knew how to say it. ;-) 


Today's Inspirational Quote: 

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." 

-- Michael Jordan 
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