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Network Groups

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​We recently added a new feature to networks called "Groups". A group is a simple way to organize groups of members within your network.  ​For example, we use groups to organize players in our official  New York City tennis network.  Since New York City is such a vast area, we created a group for all 5 boroughs. Your network cou...
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João Barros
Very useful feature. I've already created a field named Group, within my Network Members, for that purpose. Thanks Trevor.
Monday, 02 April 2018 00:28
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Network Member Points

We just released a new feature for the networks that awards "network points" for winning, or losing matches within any of the network's ladders, leagues or tournaments. In a way, it is like a network wide tennis ladder.  The default settings awards 100 points for a win, and 10 points for a loss during the last 365 days. The...
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Roger Federer Triumphant at Australian Open

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Global Tennis Network would like to congratulate Roger Federer on winning the 2018 Australian Open Men's title. No. 2 in the world, Roger Federer defeated No. 6 Marin Cilic 6-2, 6-7(5), 6-3, 3-6, 6-1, to secure  his sixth Melbourne title  and an astounding  20th Grand Slam of his illustrious career.  After going four years witho...
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Sun Safety

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As a tennis player, you compete and practice in mostly sunny locations, experiencing an extraordinary amount of ultraviolet rays. Some of the benefits of spending time in the sun's rays include: Strengthening bones by activating Vitamin D Providing therapeutic benefits for some skin conditions Offering psychological benefits by providing a sense of...
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The Official Networks of Global Tennis Network

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The Official Networks of GTN are online communities where members can find a tennis partner, meet other players in their area, and even create or join a  tennis ladder, league or tournament. The goal of the official networks are to get as many players in a network as possible. There are currently 75 locations...
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Thanks for a great network service! Quick user tips if you are about to play or view a match - and you would like to share the sco... Read More
Monday, 11 December 2017 22:31
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Federer vs. Nadal: The Rivalry & Battle for G.O.A.T. Title

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​Spanning an ongoing 14 year rivalry Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have battled one another a delightful 38 times. The object of this article is to ask the question, 'Who is better than who?' Who has more victories over the other guy? Is it Advantage Federer or Advantage Nadal?  The numbers may surprise you. To begin the debate let'...
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How to Recycle Tennis Balls

Are you interested in recycling your old tennis balls? It's easy and two eco-conscious companies are willing to help. They are Tennis Ball Recycling and Project Green Ball. Here is what you need to do: ​ Collect 200 balls in one box Fill out a request form at  https://www.tennisballrecycling.com/free-tennis-ball-recycling Attach...
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Tennis Elbow and Strings

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Just so we're clear, if you have tennis elbow, changing your strings won't get rid of it. It will help to reduce the vibration that you experience which can in turn reduce the pain. At this point if you have tennis elbow, you have a few options, the two I recommend are rest or visiting a physio/physical therapist. (In my other blog called Cork Tenn...
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Hi Luca. It is related to all poly strings if used by the wrong person, in the wrong racket at the wrong tension. But, yes cheap... Read More
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Understanding Polyester Tennis Strings

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The arrival of polyester strings has been one of the major developments in tennis in recent years. It took a while for all professionals to change over from natural gut, but now nearly every professional player uses polyester in their string setup.  This may be as a full bed of polyester or in hybrid with natural gut. To a professional player,...
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How Natural Gut Tennis String is Made

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Have you ever wondered what natural gut tennis string is made of. Or how it is made?  Natural gut tennis string really do come from gut. In fact, the source of natural gut tennis string comes from part of the intestine of a cow called serosa. Natural gut tennis strings have actually been around for a long time. The first se...
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