Have Your Tennis Balls Lost Their Bounce?

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Have you ever gotten to the court, only to find the perfectly good looking tennis balls you were going to use, have completely lost their bounce? Many players use a new can of balls each time they play, just to avoid this issue.  Tennis ball containers are pressurized at 14 psi so th e tennis balls inside maintain their internal pressure ...
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What is the Fastest Serve in Tennis Ever Recorded?

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 Who:  Samuel Groth What: 263 kilometers per hour (163.4 mph) When:  09 May 2012 Where:  South Korea (Busan) On 9 May 2012, Samuel Groth (Australia) served an ace recorded at 263 km/h (163.4 mph) during an ATP Challenger event in Busan, South Korea. The serve came during Groth's second-round match against Uladzimir Ignatik (Bela...
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Fast4 Tennis: The Fun & Fast Way to Play Tennis

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Nowadays tennis is becoming increasingly more difficult to fit into our busy schedules. Matches, and especially multi-day tournaments, simply take too long to complete. But, don't despair because there is a solution to this problem and it's called Fast4 Tennis. Fast4 Tennis is a shortened format of tennis that was launched ...
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Trevor Meier
I love this idea. We have now added Fast4 to our match formats. "Power Play!!!"
Monday, 11 September 2017 14:13
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Tennis Ladder Challenge Updates

To help make arranging a tennis ladder match easier, you can now propose up to 3 different date and times when submitting a challenge. The challenged team/player, can then choose any one of the proposals while accepting the challenge. We have also added the ability for the challenger to update an unplayed challenge. Th...
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Daniel Giraldi
Trevor, First of all thanks for the challenge update. What happen with the penalty when autodecline a challenge? Re-issue will can... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 11:05
Trevor Meier
Glad you like it Daniel! If you update a challenge, it is just like deleting the old challenge, and creating a new one. You can't ... Read More
Monday, 11 September 2017 11:12
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How does Hawk-Eye Electric Line Calling Work?

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Now used in over 80 tournaments around the world, Hawk-Eye's ITF approved Electronic Line Calling service takes the doubt out of close line calls by using the most sophisticated millimeter accurate ball tracking cameras to identify whether a ball has bounced in our out. In addition Hawk-Eye's SMART Replay technology can deliver instant vi...
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How is a Tennis Ball Made?

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Have you ever wondered how a tennis ball is made? Watch this very well done video by Linn Tall to find out. There are approximately 70,000 tennis balls used each year at the U.S. Open. The reason so many balls are used at top tournaments is to ensure the fuzz quotient remains constant, because worn balls tend to travel and ...
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Why Are Tennis Balls Yellow?

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Prior to 1972, tennis balls were white believe it or not, and audiences watching from home tuned into the sport on black and white television sets. This meant that a white tennis ball stood out in greater contrast to the eye against the darker backdrop of a green grass court, a red clay or blue hard court surface. But, as a grow...
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The Awe-Inspiring Jimmy Connors

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As the 2017 U.S. Open draws closer to championship weekend, the time feels ripe to dig up a story from the archives of one of tennis's legendary performances.  The year is 1991 and Boris Becker is the #1 ranked player in the world. He is joined by Stefan Edberg, Jim Courier, Ivan Lendl, Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi in the top 1...
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I argue that Jimmy Connors showed us the greatest fist pump tennis has ever seen. If you disagree tell us who you think has a bett... Read More
Thursday, 07 September 2017 11:26
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The Calculated Playing Levels of GTN

‚ÄčEvery match you play and record on GTN, whether it be a practice, ladder, tournament or league match, gets used to calculate your singles or doubles playing level. This helps you accurately assess your playing levels, and also find opponents with a similar playing level. Playing Level Badges On every profile page, you can see a player's ...
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The Most Popular Tennis Racquet Brands in 2017

At GTN, players have the ability to display their tennis racquet brand on their profile page. Being a global website, this data gives us a pretty accurate depiction of the most popular tennis racquet brands in the world.  The pie chart below shows the distribution of racquet brands across everyone who has provided this data.  A ...
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