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)

Interview with Roger Federer

Roger Federer, born in Basel, Switzerland, is the world's current number two tennis player on the ATP tour currently competing as an underdog at the French Open. We sat down to discuss on-court and off-court activities, his rivalry with Nadal, music, travel, parenthood and more.

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Improving the USTA Player Rating System

Everyone who plays league tennis follows the USTA league player rating system closely. It seems like everyone has an opinion of who should be rated what and how. I'm no different. Though I fall into the camp of believing that it works. I've played league tennis at the local, sectional, and national level and feel that the player ratings are mostly accurate.

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Andy Roddick Playing with a Frying Pan

Todd Gallager of ESPN posed the question "how much better are professional athletes than weekend warriors?" What he found was that well, Andy Roddick could beat you using a frying pan. And there's video proof.

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The Roger Federer Backhand

Roger Federer has arguably the best one-handed backhand in tennis. In a sea of two-handers, he still stands out. Mastering the one-handed backhand is no easy task. Watch here how early he sets up, how he grips the racquet, and where the point-of-contact is.

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Sports Drink Round-up

Sometimes it's nice to have a sports beverage that's not water. However, I still can't find the perfect choice. I've tried these four: Gatorade, Vitamin Water, Powerade and Propel. Each has drawbacks.

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Line Calls

Other than foot-faulting, the number one rule problem in amateur/recreational tennis is line-calling. Of course there will always be bad line calls on purpose and otherwise, but there's an even more fundamental problem among tennis players (mostly at the 3.0-3.5 level). They just don't get that if the ball touches the line, it's good.

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Movie Review: Wimbledon

Love means nothing in tennis. Your tolerance to this line is a good litmus test to your tolerance for the whole film. If you can get past that line or find some enjoyment from it, then you might like the movie. If not avoid, avoid, avoid!

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Tennis First Aid – Eye injury

The folks at Boing Boing shared some medical advice originally posted on Slate. Q: What should I do if my eyeball pops out of its socket?

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