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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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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 85 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 objective 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 l...
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Federer is greater than Nadal. He's better overall across the different court surfaces and he has such a long streak of at least r... Read More
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