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We visit the Nike house: Are you ready to rule London?

It's somewhere hidden amongst London's leafiest suburbs, between the Temple and the All England Club. If you look and listen hard enough each June and July you may just hear the thwack of tennis balls over the birdsong. And if you know just where to look you could stumble across the much-fabled Nike House. With its own tennis court out back designed in collaboration with ENDLESS ARTIST, this is indeed a very special place. This is the place where the world's top NikeCourt tennis stars come and go as they please, to shoot the breeze and to simply just hang out and hey, maybe hit a few tennis balls. If you're lucky enough and you make it past security and up the immaculate driveway, you may just find yourself rubbing shoulders with tennis hotshots like Francis Tiafoe and Nick Kyrgios.


We all have our “to do lists” in life, but is beating the world’s top four tennis players in quick succession on yours? The affable Aussie talks us through the process of beating the best of the best. And guess what, he’s hungry for more...Hear all about it in our interview

Nick Kyrgios and the Big Four

Fancy beating the best of the best?
Kyrgios talks you through the finer details here.

Growing up and playing sports we all have our heroes. But when those sporting inspirations include Michael Jordan and Roger Federer, you have a choice to make: do you concentrate on shooting hoops or hitting aces? For Nick Kyrgios that choice was made at an early age. Tennis was the game that called to the sharp kid from Canberra.

As Nick progressed in the sport he modelled his own streetwise, flamboyant style on Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and when you watch them both at close quarters you can clearly see the similarities.

Along the way Nick has learned to balance his schedule and enjoy the game. To take his tennis "day-by-day" as he puts it. It seems to have worked. In recent times Nick has enjoyed a more rewarding time on the court with great wins on tour, emerged victorious against the "big four" and enjoyed a fantastic run in the Davis Cup.

It's clear that Nick is an energy player who thrives on instinct and excels by being in the zone. He is a player who you cannot take your eyes off for a second and we love him for it.

This is Nick Krygios, Why I Play.

Nick Kyrgios

Why I Play Interview

Get Ready to Rule with NikeCourt

We take you on a journey into the leafy heart of suburban Wimbledon, to the much talked about but rarely seen Nike House. Once past security we hook up with tennis hot shots Nick Kyrgios and Frances Tiafoe to talk all things Nike, tennis and of course Wimbledon.

Take a look at Frances and Nick’s on court Nike shoe collections including the NikeCourt Air Zoom Vapor X and more online now.

Nike Summer Season Lookbook

Nike Court - Get ready to rule London.

We all have our sporting heroes, and when Juan Martin Del Potro won the US Open in 2009 Frances Tiafoe knew that he'd found his man. In fact, you could say it was love at first sight.

We visited Frances Tiafoe at the NIKE HOUSE at Wimbledon to find out a little more about the mindset of the man from Maryland and the impact that slam win had on him as a young player. We also delve into his road map for success and find out about his outlook on remaining focused on his game, his opponent and more.

Frances Tiafoe

Why I Play Interview

Take a look at the Yonex VCore Pro 97 tennis racket as used by Frances and his stunning NikeCourt Collection.

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