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The official blog of Global Tennis Network

Trophies

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​We just released one of the coolest features, and we couldn't be more excited. It is the ability to award digital trophies for your leagues and tournaments. Imagine being able to see all your trophies you have been awarded over the years. Just like having a trophy case! Pretty cool right? And just like real trophies, they come in different sizes a...
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Achievements

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We just released a fun new feature that I think everyone will really enjoy. We are calling it "Achievements". We will be automatically awarding achievements for reaching different milestones on the site. For example, once you have played 10 matches, you will be awarded a "10 Matches Played" achievement. Achievements can be seen on all profile pages...
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The GTN Web App

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There is no app in the app store, but you can run the site as a web app. This will create an icon on your phone, and it will look and feel just like a downloaded app. For an iPhone... Step 1 ​Go here , and click the icon shown. You can also do this from any page without using this link. Step 2 Scroll down, and click the "Add to Home Screen" link as...
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How to Play a Tiebreaker in Tennis

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Tiebreakers can be both confusing and intimidating. This guide is designed to provide you with answers and help increase your tie-break success rate.  Q: When is a tiebreaker played? A: A 7 point tie-break game is played when the set score is 6-6.  During a tie-break game, points are scored "Zero", "1", "2", "3", etc. ...
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The Unwritten Rules of Tennis

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Don't let bad calls or scoring disputes ruin your fun on the tennis court. This article presents USTA guidelines and the unwritten rules of tennis that are designed to help you enjoy the game and encourage cooperation and courtesy during match play.  THE CODE The Player's Guide to Fair Play and the Unwritten Rules of Tennis...
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Translators Needed for Global Tennis Networks

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Did you know you can choose the language your network is displayed in? We currently support the following languages: Dutch English French German Polish Spanish  Swedish The problem is, we need help making the translations. If you would like to help, just email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Once I approve of your r...
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Dear John, Show Me a Little Respect

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Last year John McEnroe got himself in a heap of trouble by making what many perceived to be a very controversial statement about Serena Williams in an interview with NPR. Here is an excerpt from that interview with Lulu Garcia-Navarro: Garcia-Navarro: We're talking about male players but there is of course wonderful female players. Let's talk ...
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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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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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