Welcome to the Blast From the Past
If you are reading this you must have some interest in the history or past of women's tennis. That is why we are here, to learn, cheer for our old favorites, stroll down memory lane, or even debate from time to time.
: To celebrate the history, people, places and players connected to the past of women's tennis.
the start of the game in the 1880s to ten year's past. 2004 or earlier belongs here, more recent events belong in General Messages.
Who I am:
I am an amatuer tennis historian who loves the sport and started the Blast nearly ten years ago. Besides tennis I'm passionate about history, movies, and the world in general. In the past I lived in Japan, Korea, and Indonesia. Now I live in the US.
Did I mention that I started the Blast? Sorry if I repeat myself, I'm getting old. I think of this place as my house. Here are a few house rules:
1. Respect other posters and the players.
This does not mean you must like everyone. And debate is fine. But no cursing please, and try to avoid name calling. And think about the feelings of others. Civility is the key. If you show respect for others in general they will respect you too.
2. Please respect rule #1.
The owner of the house rarely has asked anyone to leave, but he reserves that right. After all, it's his house.
3. It's ok to debate each other and the mod-just keep it polite
Rollo is very opinionated. He can turn cranky sometimes too I guess. He likes a good debate though, so it's perfectly fine to disagree with him. If you like a more lively free for all please go to General Messages. Rollo finds GM to be like a playpen full of loud kids at times, but after all he's old!
4. Have fun!
That's the whole idea. Please enjoy yourself in the Blast. Make friends and consider this your second home!
5. Start Threads!
Contributions are welcome. If there is a topic you wish to talk about or share start one. We have picture threads, fan threads, results threads. Before starting a thread just make sure one hasn't already been created. To check old for old threads please see rule#5.
6. Getting Arround Rollo's house--Finding Threads
Is easy. Just go to the Thread finder at
Finally, thank you for visiting with us. I have so many guests I can't thank you all by name.