A Short Note

TennisCrowd news and announcements for our readers. (4)


Not all of our spare time is spent on the court. We like movies, concerts, video games, etc. (17)

Facilities and Camps

Reviews, stories, and experiences of tennis camps and facilities around the country and world (hopefully). (3)

Fitness and Health

All about fitness and health for improving your game and staying in shape. (7)

Food and Nutrition

Who doesn't love to eat? Tennis players like good food and try to eat healthy (but not always). (3)

Gear and Clothes

Reviews and recommendations about the gear and more (racquets, strings, shoes, accessories, clothing). (5)

Photo Galleries

Photos and galleries of tennis people, places and things. (4)

Pro Tour

From satelites to slams, from exhibitions to world teams, and cups to opens. (26)

Rules and Etiquette

Tennis players have some "interesting" interpretations of the rules and etiquette, let's set them straight and suggest improvements. (4)


Work on your skills and technique with these guides. Both physical and mental skills will be covered. (7)


Tennis players (usually) love to travel. We explore new cities and countries as often as we can. (5)

USTA Tennis

For all of you amateur league and tournament players out there. Covered are ratings, tournaments, and league play. (4)

Review of AV Performance Tennis Club

I've been going to the AV Performance Tennis Club in Bellevue, Washington since it opened a couple years ago. It is unique in the Seattle area for the types of tennis programs it offers. Where most clubs offer the standard group instruction that differ very little from place to place, AVPTC's programs are diverse.

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2011 BNP Paribas Open

I attended the 2010 BNP Paribas Open as a member of the press. I tweeted live from the event (@TennisCrowd), took photos, and wrote about the matches. It's my goal to cover the event each year.

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Hit for Haiti 2010

These photos are from the special event featuring Federer, Nadal, Agassi, and Sampras.

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BNP Paribas Open 2010, Part I

I was a member of the press for the 2010 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells California.

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BNP Paribas Open 2010, Part II

I was a member of the press for the 2010 BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells California.

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WTA Stars on Valentine’s Day

Valentine's Day - in fact romance in general - is all about red roses, candlelit dinners and strolls along the beach, right? Well, for some people it is. But is it for the tennis players on the WTA? We caught up with some of our stars to find out what they think makes the perfect date (and how they intend to spend Valentine's Day this year).

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How To Call Foot Faults

Calling foot faults is tough at the amateur level. First of all, it's difficult to see completely clearly that an opponent is certainly foot-faulting. In doubles, it's slightly easier to watch for, but still difficult to call.

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Review: Beatles Rock Band

The Beatles Rock Band is quite possibly the most artistically beautiful video game ever made. It's striking. From the opening vignette, to the storyline transitions, to the in-song animations. Truly incredible and captivating. And what makes this even more amazing is that in most music simulation games, you're entirely fixated on scrolling dots.

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