About

The cancellation of the ATP Tour until at least July 13th has left a massive gap in your writers’ lives. We are cousins, and friends, and have been discussing tennis together since discovering we shared in our obsession. The conversation started during the French Open semi-finals in 2015 and it simply hasn’t stopped. With no live tennis we found unsurprisingly that we missed playing, watching and analysing it, and so Over the Net was born. Hopefully it will help fill the gap for tennis lovers everywhere.

The plan: We will be watching classic matches and using them as a platform to explore wider themes within tennis, everything from the #NextGen to the evolution of the game. Expect everything from collaborative editorials, photo essays, discussions and videos.

We really hope you enjoy!

Rosie Sherwood

When I was in my teens, my best friends would knock to ask if I wanted to go out, and upon seeing Wimbledon playing on our TV, would say “See you in two weeks”. They knew there was no way I was leaving the house if Wimbledon was on. Eventually my love of Wimbledon became a love of tennis in its entirety, and that love has only increased as years have gone by. I don’t play, but I watch and follow avidly. I love and support Roger Federer whole-heartedly but I also enjoy watching Rafa Nadal, Andy Murray and Dominic Thiem.

I am an artist, publisher, curator and scholar. I founded artists book press As Yet Untitled and am Creative Director of turn the page. My current project, An Ever Moving Now, explores wild places. I am currently the Foundry Fellow at Chelsea College of Art, working on a series of sculptures as part of An Ever Moving Now.

Find out more about my art at www.rosiesherwood.com

Ben Pearson

I’ve loved tennis for as long as I remember, although I only started being able to play with any sort of success when I was 12. Before then my hand-eye coordination was so dreadful I couldn’t even catch, let alone hit a serve! Because I have really long school days I have very little time to play outside of them, but I captain the First Team for school. I also work part time as a tennis coach, which I absolutely love doing. My favourite player is of course Federer, followed by Murray (I’ve got to be a little patriotic right!)

I’ve just finished my time at school and have got an offer to go to Edinburgh University where, if I get the grades, I’ll be doing Philosophy and Theology. My two big passions are tennis (of course) and drama. I do as much acting as I possibly can and hope to continue at uni!I’ve loved tennis for as long as I remember, although I only started being able to play with any sort of success when I was 12. Before then my hand-eye coordination was so dreadful I couldn’t even catch, let alone hit a serve! Because I have really long school days I have very little time to play outside of them, but I captain the First Team for school. I also work part time as a tennis coach, which I absolutely love doing. My favourite player is of course Federer, followed by Murray (I’ve got to be a little patriotic right!)

Disclaimer

In case you haven’t already noticed we are Roger Federer Fans. Allow us to make something very clear from start – we are biased, obsessive, utterly in love Roger Federer Fans. He is the Greatest Player of All Time and nothing will change our minds. We will do our best to be fair but if you aren’t a Federer fan (or if you really like Djokovic) this blog is not for you.