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)

Photo: Tennis Ball

A close up shot of a tennis ball.

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The Foot Fault Rule

It's USTA league season again (well, when isn't it?). And one of the most missed/ignored rules is the foot fault. Here's a reminder from Sheila Banks, Director of Adult/Senior Recreation USTA/Pacific Northwest, reminding players of the foot fault rule and how to handle a team that is committing foot faults:

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Video: Saluting Billie Jean King

From the New York Times: Naming the entire complex after a tennis hero is a brave act by Arlen Kantarian, the U.S.T.A.’s chief executive for professional tennis, and Franklin Johnson, the association’s chairman. They gave up millions of dollars of potential naming rights in order to honor a woman from the public courts, but in doing so they also raised a note of idealism.

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First Use of Electronic Line Calls

The USTA, the ATP and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour ATP announced in 2006 that electronic line calling technology, along with a player challenge system, will become part of professional tennis in North America.

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Welcome to

This is the first post of what I plan (and hope) to be many. My name is Scott and I'm the lead editor/founder of TennisCrowd.

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