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Secret Serving Patterns of the Pros

I recently teamed up with Kevin Garlington to make a new serving lesson video. Learning how to serve is hard enough, but then implementing the serve into match play is another challenge in itself. 

In this brand new video your going to learn little knows serving strategies for righty and lefties that the pros use to win matches and that you can use by the time you finish watching this video. The reason why serving strategies are so important is because having one, allows you to relax and focus on hitting your shots and not where to place them. Watch this video so you can have an unfair advantage on your opponent and win games easier and leave a comment about what you learned.

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Networks Now Have a Tennis Court Scheduling Tool

Networks now have access to one of the best, most easy to use tennis court schedulers available.

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Ever Wonder Exactly How Topspin Works

Most players don't understand exactly how topspin works. In my video tip today I explain exactly how topspin works and why it should give you new found confidence in your second serve.

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Sponsor a Network

Sponsoring a network is a great way to introduce local tennis players to your company or service. It also helps the network pay their network fees.

When you sponsor a network, your logo will be featured on many of the network pages. Your logo and introduction will also appear on a dedicated 'Sponsors' page. All the member of network will also be notified that their network has a new sponsor.

Go here to search for a network to sponsor:

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Learn Tennis app

This summer I worked with my tennis coach Chris Lang to create a new Learn Tennis app for iOS and Android. It provides a reference to many essential tennis lessons.

Learn Tennis app on App Store


Learn Tennis app on Google play

 

It was a lot of fun making the app. I hope you take a look and let me know what you think.

Next I want to create an app that can help us determine if it is going to rain on the tennis courts. This will be esp useful for our summer Intercounty matches. I hope to base it on the promising Dark Sky technologies. Contact me by email if you like to collaborate.

Christina

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Help Us Translate GTN!

Did you know that networks have the ability to choose a language to be displayed in?

Problem is, we only support a few languages, and need your help translating it into others. Specifically, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French and any others you may be interested in.

If you would like to help, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. It should only take you 10-15 minutes. Thanks!

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Tennis Score Tracker for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Tennis Score Tracker now supports upload of scores to GTN!

It's a free download on the App Store...

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tennis-score-tracker-free/id632261225?mt=8

Here's a few screen captures...

To upload your scores to GTN:

  1. Create and score your tennis match
  2. Select the "share" button on the match view (box with red arrow)
  3. Select "Global Tennis Network"
  4. Login
  5. Select the appropriate ladder to upload

NOTE: Players in the app do not correlate to players on GTN (there is no synching involved).  When you upload your scores, use the thumb buttons to shift players up/down so that the appropriate score is displayed.

Here is an example screen...

NOTE: I only had one player test the GTN upload process. If it does not work for you please send an email to our tech support at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will respond to your request and update the app.  Adding this feature took a lot of effort.

If you like the app please post a review!

More details are available at our website:

http://www.TennisScoreTracker.com

Have fun!

Chris

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New Scheduling Tool for Tennis Ladders

We just released a new feature for the ladders. These feature allows you to schedule your ladder matches. Check out the video below to see it in action.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3XthmJAZUk
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2013 French Open Bracket Challenge

Come join our 2013 French Open Bracket Challenge. Make your picks, watch the matches, and see how well you can predict the results.


1st Prize - $50 sent to your PayPal account.
2nd Prize - $25 sent to your PayPal account.
3rd Prize - $10 sent to your PayPal account.

Deadline: May 26th, 2013

 

Come join us. You can even create your own private pool. 

Sign up here: 2013 French Open Bracket Challenge

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Tennis Tournaments with Predictions

You can now allow your tournament players, or even your network members to predict the outcome of your tournaments. Players receive points for each correct prediction. You can even see who was most predicted to win the tournament, and which matches were the biggest upsets.

This is a great way to get more spectators, and interest in your tournaments. It also gives players a second chance at winning a prize. Let us know what you think.

[video:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-zKEFJuKLM 500x300]

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