He held a year-end top ten ranking for an Open Era record 16 years. By virtue of his long and prolific career, Connors still holds three prominent Open Era singles records,109 titles,1535 matches played, and 1256 match wins and his titles include eight majors, three year-end championships, and 17 Grand Prix Super Series. In 1974, he became the man in the Open Era to win three majors in a calendar year, and his total career match win rate of 81. 82% remains in the top four of the era. He is the first male player to win 5 US Open titles, Connors was known for his fiery competitiveness, acrimonious relationships with a number of peers, and boorish behavior that pandered to the crowd. For these reasons, he has likened to baseball player Pete Rose. Connors grew up in East St. Louis, across the Mississippi River from St. Louis and he played in his first U. S. Championship, the U. S. boys 11-and-under of 1961, when he was nine years old. Connors mother, took him to Southern California to be coached by Pancho Segura, starting at age 16 and he and his brother, John Johnny Connors, attended St.
In 1970, Connors recorded his first victory in the first round of the Pacific Southwest Open in Los Angeles, in 1971, Connors won the NCAA singles title as a Freshman while attending UCLA and attaining All-American status. He turned professional in 1972 and won his first tournament, the Jacksonville Open. However, Connors played in tournaments and won the 1973 US Pro Singles, his first significant title, toppling Arthur Ashe in a five-set final, 6–3, 4–6, 6–4, 3–6. Connors won eight Grand Slam singles championships, five US Opens and he did not participate in the French Open during his peak years and only played in two Australian Opens in his entire career, winning it in 1974 and reaching the final in 1975. In 1974, Connors was the dominant player and he had a 99–4 record that year and won 15 tournaments, including three of the four Grand Slam singles titles. The French Open did not allow Connors to participate due to his association with World Team Tennis, however, he won the Australian Open, defeating Phil Dent in four sets.
He beat Ken Rosewall in straight sets in the finals of both Wimbledon and the US Open and his exclusion from the French Open denied him the opportunity to become the first male player since Rod Laver to win all four Major singles titles in a calendar year. Connors reached the final of the US Open in five years from 1974 through 1978. He reached the final of Wimbledon four out of five years during his peak, despite not being allowed to play in the French Open for a number of years, he was still able to reach the semifinals four times in his career. In the open era, Connors is one of six men to win three or more Grand Slam singles titles in a calendar year. Connors reached the ATP world No.1 ranking on July 29,1974 and held it for 160 consecutive weeks, a record until it was surpassed by Roger Federer on February 26,2007
Johannesburg is the largest city in South Africa and is one of the 50 largest urban areas in the world. It is the capital of Gauteng, which is the wealthiest province in South Africa. While Johannesburg is not one of South Africas three capital cities, it is the seat of the Constitutional Court, the city is located in the mineral-rich Witwatersrand range of hills and is the centre of large-scale gold and diamond trade. In 2011, the population of the city of Johannesburg was 4,434,827, in the same year, the population of Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area was 7,860,781. Some view the surrounding the city of Johannesburg yet more broadly than the metropolitan area, adding Ekurhuleni, West Rand and Lenasia. The land area of the city is large in comparison with those of other major cities, resulting in a moderate population density of 2. The city was established in 1886 following the discovery of gold on what had been a farm, the city is commonly interpreted as the modern day El Dorado due to the extremely large gold deposit found along the Witwatersrand.
The name is attributed to one or all of three men involved in the establishment of the city, in ten years, the population was 100,000 inhabitants. A separate city from the late 1970s until the 1990s, Soweto is now part of Johannesburg, although eventually incorporated into Johannesburg, had been separated as a residential area for blacks, who were not permitted to live in Johannesburg proper. Lenasia is predominantly populated by English-speaking South Africans of Indian descent, controversy surrounds the origin of the name. There were quite a number of people with the name Johannes who were involved in the history of the city. Among them are the principal clerk attached to the office of the surveyor-general Johannes Rissik, Christiaan Johannes Joubert, another was Stephanus Johannes Paulus Paul Kruger, president of the South African Republic 1883-1900. Johannes Meyer, the first government official in the area is another possibility, precise records for the choice of name were lost. Rissik and Joubert were members of a delegation sent to England to attain mining rights for the area.
Joubert had a park in the city named after him and Rissik Street is today a street where the historically important and dilapidated Post Office, since burnt out. The region surrounding Johannesburg was originally inhabited by San people, the Sotho–Tswana practised farming and extensively mined and smelted metals that were available in the area. The most prominent site within Johannesburg is Melville Koppies, which contains an iron smelting furnace, the main Witwatersrand gold reef was discovered in June 1884 on the farm Vogelstruisfontein by Jan Gerritse Bantjes that triggered the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the start of Johannesburg in 1886. The discovery of gold rapidly attracted people to the area, making necessary a name, Johannes Meyer, the first government official in the area is another possibility
Tel Aviv-Yafo is a major city in Israel, located on the countrys Mediterranean coastline. It is the center and the technology hub of Israel, with a population of 432,892. Tel Aviv is the largest city in the Gush Dan region of Israel, Tel Aviv is a focal point in the high-tech concentration known as the Silicon Wadi. Tel Aviv is governed by the Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, headed by Ron Huldai, Tel Aviv is a global city, and is the thirty eighth most important financial center in the world. Tel Aviv is known to have the third-largest economy of any city in the Middle East after Abu Dhabi and Kuwait City, the city receives over a million international visitors annually. Known as The City that Never Sleeps and a party capital, it has a lively nightlife, the city was founded in 1909 by Jewish immigrants on the outskirts of the ancient port city of Jaffa. It is named after the Hebrew translation of Theodor Herzls 1902 novel, the modern citys first neighbourhoods had already been established in 1886, the first being Neve Tzedek.
Immigration by mostly Jewish refugees meant that the growth of Tel Aviv soon outpaced Jaffas, Tel Aviv and Jaffa were merged into a single municipality in 1950, two years after the establishment of the State of Israel. Tel Avivs White City, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2003, Tel Aviv is the Hebrew title of Theodor Herzls Altneuland, translated from German by Nahum Sokolow. The name was chosen in 1910 from several suggestions, including Herzliya and it was found fitting as it embraced the idea of a renaissance in the ancient Jewish homeland. Aviv is Hebrew for spring, symbolizing renewal, and tel is a man-made mound accumulating layers of civilization built one over the other and symbolizing the ancient. Although founded in 1909 as a settlement on the sand dunes North of Jaffa. The marketing pamphlets advocating for its establishment in 1906, wrote, In this city we will build the streets so they have roads and sidewalks and electric lights. Every house will have water wells that will flow through pipes as in every modern European city.
Since 1886, Jewish settlers had founded new neighborhoods outside Jaffa on the current territory of Tel Aviv, the first was Neve Tzedek, built on lands owned by Aharon Chelouche and inhabited primarily by Mizrahi Jews. Other neighborhoods were Neve Shalom, Yafa Nof, Ohel Moshe, Kerem HaTeimanim, once Tel Aviv received city status in the 1920s, those neighborhoods joined the newly formed municipality, now becoming separated from Jaffa. The Second Aliyah led to further expansion, in 1906, a group of Jews, among them residents of Jaffa, followed the initiative of Akiva Aryeh Weiss and banded together to form the Ahuzat Bayit society. The societys goal was to form a Hebrew urban centre in an environment, planned according to the rules of aesthetics
Tennis at the Summer Olympics
After two appearances as a demonstration sport in 1968 and 1984, it returned as a full medal sport at the 1988 Summer Olympics and has been played at every edition of the Games since then. In 1896,1900,1904,1988, and 1992, in all other years, a playoff match for the bronze medal was staged. A player who wins an Olympic gold medal and all four Grand Slam events is said to have won a Golden Slam, the playing surface of the court varies between Olympic Games. It has been on court for every game since 1984 except for the 1992 Olympics. The changing playing surface gives certain players different advantages and disadvantages not seen in most other Olympic sports, = demonstration event List of Olympic venues in tennis Tennis at the Mediterranean Games Tennis at the Pan American Games List of Olympic medalists in tennis Olympic Tennis Event website
Todd Martin is an American retired professional tennis player. He reached the Mens Singles final at the 1994 Australian Open, Martin was born in Hinsdale and played tennis for two years at Northwestern University before turning professional in 1990. His parents lived in Lansing, where Martin went to nearby East Lansing High School, at Northwestern, he was a member of the Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He won his first top-level singles title in 1993 at Coral Springs, Martin traveled with good friend David Helfer for much of the 92 season. Helfer went on to play at Kalamazoo College, coached by Robert Vant Hof,1994 proved to be a breakout year for Martin. At the years first Grand Slam tournament, he reached the singles final at the Australian Open. Martins third Grand Slam semifinal of 1994 came at the US Open, where he fell to the eventual champion. He captured titles at Queens Club and the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships in Memphis. Martin was a member of the US team that won the Davis Cup in 1995 and he reached the final of the 1995 Grand Slam Cup, where he lost in straight sets to Goran Ivanišević, 6-7, 3-6, 4-6.
He reached the Wimbledon semifinals again in 1996, but eventually lost 10–8 in the set against MaliVai Washington, after holding a 5–1 lead in the final set. Martin would reflect on the outcome and admit that he choked during the moments of the match. He missed most of the 1997 season due to injury, in 1999, Martin had a solid year, reaching the quarterfinals of both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, and reached his second Grand Slam final in 1999 at the US Open. Yet Martin was able to prevail, 5–7, 0–6, 7–6, Martin won 20 of the final 21 points of the match, despite playing with a heavily bandaged leg and dealing with dehydration. In the final, he faced Andre Agassi in a very high-quality five-set contest, Martin won another singles title in Sydney that year, and reached his career-high singles ranking of world no.4. In 2000, Martin again turned in a performance at the U. S. Open, reaching the semifinals before falling to the eventual champion, Marat Safin, in straight sets, 3-6. As with the years tournament, Martin made another grueling comeback from a two-set deficit in the fourth round.
Martin was named the ATPs Most Improved Player in 1993, and he was President of ATP Players Council for 1995–97 and 1998–99. From 1994 to 1996, Martin was coached by Robert Vant Hof, from 1997 to 2002, Martin was coached by Dean Goldfine
The Davis Cup is the premier international team event in mens tennis. It is run by the International Tennis Federation and is contested annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format and it is described by the organisers as the World Cup of Tennis, and the winners are referred to as the World Champion team. The competition began in 1900 as a challenge between Great Britain and the United States, by 2016,135 nations entered teams into the competition. The most successful countries over the history of the tournament are the United States, the present champions are Argentina who beat Croatia to win the title for the first time in 2016. The womens equivalent of the Davis Cup is the Fed Cup, the Czech Republic, and the United States are the only countries to have held both Davis Cup and Fed Cup titles in the same year. The Hopman Cup, a competition for mixed teams, carries less prestige. The tournament was conceived in 1899 by four members of the Harvard University tennis team who wished to challenge the British to a tennis competition and they in turn commissioned a classically styled design from William B.
Durgins of Concord, New Hampshire, crafted by the Englishman Rowland Rhodes, Davis went on to become a prominent politician in the United States in the 1920s, serving as US Secretary of War from 1925 to 1929 and as Governor-General of the Philippines from 1929 to 1932. The first match, between the United States and Britain, was held at the Longwood Cricket Club in Boston, the American team, of which Dwight Davis was a part, surprised the British by winning the first three matches. The following year the two countries did not compete, but the US won the match in 1902 and Britain won the four matches. By 1905 the tournament expanded to include Belgium, Austria and Australasia, the tournament was initially titled the International Lawn Tennis Challenge although it soon became known as the Davis Cup, after Dwight Davis trophy. The Davis Cup competition was played as a challenge cup. All teams competed against one another for the right to face the previous champion in the final round. Beginning in 1923, the teams were split into two zones, the America Zone and the Europe Zone.
The winners of the two met in the Inter-Zonal Zone to decide which national team would challenge the defending champion for the cup. In 1955 a third zone, the Eastern Zone, was added, because there were three zones, the winner of one of the three zones received a bye in the first round of the INZ challenger rounds. In 1966, the Europe Zone was split into two zones, Europe Zone A and Europe Zone B, so the winners of the four competed in the INZ challenger rounds. From 1950 to 1967, Australia dominated the competition, winning the Cup 15 times in 18 years
United States dollar
The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States and its insular territories per the United States Constitution. It is divided into 100 smaller cent units, the circulating paper money consists of Federal Reserve Notes that are denominated in United States dollars. The U. S. dollar was originally commodity money of silver as enacted by the Coinage Act of 1792 which determined the dollar to be 371 4/16 grain pure or 416 grain standard silver, the currency most used in international transactions, it is the worlds primary reserve currency. Several countries use it as their currency, and in many others it is the de facto currency. Besides the United States, it is used as the sole currency in two British Overseas Territories in the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands and Turks and Caicos Islands. A few countries use the Federal Reserve Notes for paper money, while the country mints its own coins, or accepts U. S. coins that can be used as payment in U. S. dollars. After Nixon shock of 1971, USD became fiat currency, Article I, Section 8 of the U. S.
Constitution provides that the Congress has the power To coin money, laws implementing this power are currently codified at 31 U. S. C. Section 5112 prescribes the forms in which the United States dollars should be issued and these coins are both designated in Section 5112 as legal tender in payment of debts. The Sacagawea dollar is one example of the copper alloy dollar, the pure silver dollar is known as the American Silver Eagle. Section 5112 provides for the minting and issuance of other coins and these other coins are more fully described in Coins of the United States dollar. The Constitution provides that a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and that provision of the Constitution is made specific by Section 331 of Title 31 of the United States Code. The sums of money reported in the Statements are currently being expressed in U. S. dollars, the U. S. dollar may therefore be described as the unit of account of the United States. The word dollar is one of the words in the first paragraph of Section 9 of Article I of the Constitution, dollars is a reference to the Spanish milled dollar, a coin that had a monetary value of 8 Spanish units of currency, or reales.
In 1792 the U. S. Congress passed a Coinage Act, Section 20 of the act provided, That the money of account of the United States shall be expressed in dollars, or units. And that all accounts in the offices and all proceedings in the courts of the United States shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation. In other words, this act designated the United States dollar as the unit of currency of the United States, unlike the Spanish milled dollar the U. S. dollar is based upon a decimal system of values. Both one-dollar coins and notes are produced today, although the form is significantly more common
Orlando is a city in the U. S. state of Florida and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 4,000,002, according to U. S. As of 2015, Orlando had an estimated population of 270,934, making it the 73rd-largest city in the United States, the fourth-largest city in Florida. The City of Orlando is nicknamed The City Beautiful, and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola, Orlando is known as The Theme Park Capital of the World and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors. The Orlando International Airport is the thirteenth-busiest airport in the United States, with the exception of Walt Disney World, most major attractions are located along International Drive. The city is one of the busiest American cities for conferences and conventions. Orlando is home to the University of Central Florida, which is the largest university campus in the United States in terms of enrollment as of 2015, in 2010, Orlando was listed as a Gamma− level of world-city in the World Cities Study Groups inventory.
Orlando ranks as the fourth-most popular American city based on where people want to live according to a 2009 Pew Research Center study. Fort Gatlin, as the Orlando area was known, was established at what is now just south of the city limits by the 4th U. S. Artillery under the command of Ltc, alexander C. W. Fanning on November 9,1838 during the construction of a series of fortified encampments across Florida during the Second Seminole War. The fort and surrounding area were named for Dr. John S. Gatlin, king Phillip and Coacoochee frequented this area and the tree was alleged to be the place where the previous 1835 ambush that had killed over 100 soldiers had been planned. When the U. S. military abandoned the fort in 1839 the surrounding community was built up by settlers, prior to being known by its current name, Orlando was once known as Jernigan. Aarron Jernigan became Orange Countys first State Representative in 1845 but his pleas for military protection went unanswered. Fort Gatlin was briefly reoccupied by the military for a few weeks during October and November 1849, a historical marker indicates that by 1850 the Jernigan homestead served as the nucleus of a village named Jernigan.
One of the countys first records, a grand jurys report, mentions a stockade where it states homesteaders were driven from their homes, Aaron Jernigan led a local volunteer militia during 1852. Jernigan appears on an 1855 map of Florida and by 1856 the area had become the county seat of Orange County and it is known for certain that the area was renamed Orlando in 1857. The move is believed to be sparked, in part, by Aaron Jernigans fall from grace after he was relieved of his command by military officials in 1856. His behavior was so notorious that Secretary of War Jefferson Davis wrote, in 1859, Jernigan and his sons were accused of committing a murder at the towns post office
Mats Wilander is a former World No.1 tennis player from Sweden. From 1982 to 1988, he won seven Grand Slam singles titles, in 1988, Wilander won three of the four Grand Slam singles events and finished that year ranked World No.1. Although he never won the title at Wimbledon, Wilander twice won the Australian Open when that tournament was still played on grass courts. This makes Wilander one of six men to have won Grand Slam singles titles on grass courts, hard courts. He and Rafael Nadal are the men in tennis history to have won at least two Grand Slam singles titles on each of the three surfaces. Wilander won his fourth Grand Slam singles title at the age of 20, in addition he won eight Grand Prix Super Series titles the precursors to the current Masters 1000. He won 33 singles titles and seven doubles titles during his career and he was a driving force behind Swedens run of seven consecutive Davis Cup finals in the 1980s. In 2002, Wilander was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Wilander made his debut on the professional tour at the clay court tournament in Båstad, Sweden in 1980.
In September 1981, he lost his only match against Björn Borg, losing in the first round of the tournament in Geneva. Wilander surprised the world at the 1982 French Open. At the end of the semifinal against Clerc he requested replay of the ball as he did not want to win the game due to a questionable referee decision. This was seen as a display of fair play and garnered him the Pierre de Coubertin World Fair Play Trophy. He was the youngest ever male Grand Slam singles champion at 17 years,9 months, a record since broken by Boris Becker and Michael Chang. In only his third entry in a Grand Slam tournament, Wilander became the player who needed the fewest attempts to win one, Wilander lost in the fourth round at both Wimbledon, to Brian Teacher, and the US Open to Lendl. Wilander won three tournaments in 1982 and finished the year ranked no.7. During that year, Wilander was the winner of the Svenska Dagbladet Gold Medal, Wilander returned to the French Open in 1983, where he lost to Yannick Noah after defeating John McEnroe in a quarterfinal.
He lost in the round at Wimbledon to Roscoe Tanner. Wilander won his second Grand Slam title that year at the Australian Open, played on grass at Kooyong Stadium and he won eight other tournaments in 1983, including two Grand Prix Championship Series titles, and finished the year ranked no.4
1992 Summer Olympics
The 1992 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXV Olympiad, was an international multi-sport event played in Barcelona, Spain in 1992. The games were the first to be unaffected by boycotts since 1972, Barcelona is the second-largest city in Spain, and the birthplace of then-IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch. The city was a host for the 1982 FIFA World Cup, on October 17,1986, Barcelona was selected to host the 1992 Summer Games over Amsterdam, Birmingham and Paris, during the 91st IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. Barcelona had previously bid for the 1936 Summer Olympics, but they ultimately lost to Berlin, at the Opening Ceremony Greek mezzo-soprano Agnes Baltsa sang Romiossini as the Olympic flag was paraded around the stadium. Alfredo Kraus sang the Olympic Hymn in both Catalan and Spanish as the flag was hoisted, the Olympic flame cauldron was lit by a flaming arrow, shot by Paralympic archer Antonio Rebollo. The arrow had been lit by the flame of the Olympic Torch, Rebollo overshot the cauldron as this was the original design of the lighting scheme.
South Africa was allowed to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time since the 1960 Summer Olympics, after a long suspension for its apartheid policy. After a close race in the Womens 10,000 metres event, white South African runner Elana Meyer and black Ethiopian runner Derartu Tulu ran a victory lap together, hand-in-hand. Following its reunification in 1990, Germany sent a single, unified Olympic team for the first time since the 1964 Summer Olympics. As the Soviet Union had been dissolved in 1991, the Baltic nations of Estonia and Lithuania sent their own teams for the first time since 1936, the other Soviet republics competed under the name Unified Team. These nations consisted of present-day Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, the separation of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia led to the Olympic debuts of Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to United Nations sanctions, athletes from Federal Republic of Yugoslavia were not allowed to participate with their own team, some individual athletes competed under the Olympic flag as Independent Olympic Participants.
Fermín Cacho won the 1,500 metres in his home country, chinese diver Fu Mingxia, age 13, became the youngest Olympic gold medalist of all time. In mens artistic gymnastics, Vitaly Scherbo from Belarus, won six gold medals, Scherbo tied Eric Heidens record for individual gold medals at a single Olympics, winning five medals in an individual event. In womens artistic gymnastics, Tatiana Gutsu took gold in the All-Around competition edging the United States Shannon Miller, russian swimmers dominated the freestyle events, with Alexander Popov and Yevgeny Sadovyi each winning two events. Sadovyi won in the relays, evelyn Ashford won her fourth Olympic gold medal in the 4×100-metre relay, making her one of only four female athletes to have achieved this in history. The young Krisztina Egerszegi of Hungary won three individual swimming gold medals, in womens 200 metre breaststroke, Kyoko Iwasaki of Japan won a gold medal at age of 14 years and six days, making her the youngest-ever gold medalist in swimming competitions at the Olympics.
After demonstrated in six previous Summer Olympic Games, baseball became an Olympic sport
Brad Gilbert is an American tennis coach, a television tennis commentator, an author and former professional tennis player. He was born in Oakland and graduated from Piedmont High School, Gilberts career-high singles ranking was world no. 4, which he reached in January 1990, since retiring from the tour, he has coached several top players, including Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, and Kei Nishikori. Gilbert played tennis for Foothill College, a college in Los Altos Hills, from 1980–82. During this time, he won the California Junior College Singles Championship, in 1981, Gilbert became a member of the American Junior Davis Cup team. In 1982, he transferred to Pepperdine University, playing for Allen Fox, Gilbert joined the professional tour in 1982 and won his first top-level singles title that year in Taipei. His first doubles title came in 1985 in Tel Aviv, Gilbert won a total of 20 top-level singles titles during his career, the biggest being the Cincinnati event in 1989. He was runner-up in a further 20 singles events, including Cincinnati in 1990, Gilberts best performances at Grand Slam tournaments were at the 1987 US Open and 1990 Wimbledon, where he reached the quarterfinals.
He was runner-up at the inaugural Grand Slam Cup in 1990, Gilbert was ranked among the top 10 players in the U. S. for 9 of his first 10 years on the professional tour. His career win-loss record in singles play was 519–288, unlike many other professional players of his era, Gilbert did not have a major offensive weapon such as an overpowering serve or forehand. His best asset was his ability to keep the ball in play and he hit the ball most often at a slow but accurate pace and was sometimes called a pusher. In his 2002 autobiography, John McEnroe called Gilbert a pusher, in addition, McEnroe stated that Gilbert was the most negative person he had ever played tennis against, and he was riled by Gilberts alleged non-stop tirades against himself while playing. Gilbert kept an open stance and did not make many turns when at the baseline and this enabled him to control the game through oversight and tempo, despite his defensive style. He built his game around destroying his opponents rhythm and he forced his opponent into long rallies by hitting the ball high over the net and deep into his opponents court.
If an opponent employed a slow pace, Gilbert attacked decisively and he was one of the sports top strategists as a player. Although he was easy to get along with outside the court, Gilbert was a competitor with a sometimes annoying style of play. Both his style of play and his mental approach brought him wins over the top players. Gilbert compiled a 10–5 record in Davis Cup play from 1986–93, with a 7–1 record on hard courts, Gilbert won a bronze medal in mens singles at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul
Rosmalen is a town in the province of North Brabant, in the south of the Netherlands. It is located east of the city of s-Hertogenbosch and has belonged to that municipality since 1996, in 2005 the town began construction of a new neighbourhood, De Groote Wielen. 5,000 Homes and other buildings will be located in this development, Rosmalen has a significant and locally well known football-club, OJC Rosmalen. Many players from OJC have played for football clubs, like FC Den Bosch, RKC Waalwijk. Rosmalen is the home of the second-largest basketball club in the Netherlands, well-known players like Kees Akerboom, Jr. Thijs Vermeulen and Rob van Mil demonstrate the success of the club in developing talented players. Rosmalen is the location of the Autotron, formerly a car museum/attraction park, the park hosts an annual international tennis tournament in the summer, the Rosmalen Grass Court Championships. The park is located about 7 km east of s-Hertogenbosch, J. Kuyper, Gemeente Atlas van Nederland, 1865-1870, Rosmalen.
Map of the municipality, around 1868. Media related to Rosmalen at Wikimedia Commons