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)

Djokovic vs McEnroe at U.S. Open

Following Novak Djokovic's win over Radek Stepanek at the U.S. Open, commentator Darren Cahill interviewed the silly Serbian. During the interview, Novak did another of his infamous impressions, this one of Johnny Mac. And McEnroe was game. He came down from the booth and joined him on the court. Hilarity ensued.

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Andy Murray’s Radical Messenger

Who's Andy?! That's what my office mates were asking me this morning. I just checked out Andy Murray's Head YouTek Radical Pro racquet at his new website, the Radical Messenger. Personally, I use the YouTek Speed but it was still cool to see Andy talk about his racquet in the video. Super nice paint job on that stick I think.

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Tennis String Survey Results

Tennis strings quite often get overlooked as pertaining to performance. But it's the part that makes contact with the ball (ideally). Would you put cheap tires on a Ferarri? So below are the results of an unofficial TennisCrowd String Survey from players in Seattle area.

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Tightening Stiffening Freezing Choking

Overall, I like my tennis game. My strokes have good form, I have all the shots, I rarely double-fault, and I'm quick around the court. However, I do have a weakness, my head. Sometimes (much more often than I'd like), I get tight on the court; I choke.

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Finding Relief From Tennis Elbow

From the Marin Independent Journal: They are the two most dreaded words in tennis, carrying such negative connotations that players would rather be diagnosed with the plague.

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Magic 8-ball Tennis Questions

Instead of trusting myself, I decided to base some tennis decisions on what a Magic 8-ball tells me. Here's my conversation:

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Federer Air Racquet Guitar Hero

Roger Federer can shred it! I don't know how I missed this one. It's Federer playing Guitar Hero (not really) with his tennis racquet. This is another video featuring Rhys Darby (AKA Murray Hewitt of Flight of the Conchords fame). I think he should come over and play some Rock Band with me.

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Federer vs. Verdasco Video Clip

Here is another video from my trip to the BNP Paribas Open a while back. I was able to go to the night match when Roger Federer played Fernando Verdasco. Federer won the match quite convincingly but Verdasco had his moments. You never know when he'll come up with a great shot. I would like a backhand return like this...especially against a Federer serve.

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