Thursday, April 11, 2019
After 14 years of service and 10+ years in some of our largest locations the players who keep coming back season after season and year after year make this program work.
Being a mindful business these are OUR core customers. it's these tennis players we are always trying to improve the experience. Over the next year the mobile Apps (IOS and Android) will go through monolithic changes and we're working with our most senior veterans to make the changes they are requesting.
We're very happy to announce these new discounts for veteran players:
If you have played 50+ or more matches in your career you'll get a new 5% off discount.
1,829 Players have qualified for this discount.
If you have played 100+ or more matches in your career you'll now get 12% off (Use to be 10%).
671 Players qualify for this discount.
24 Women have qualified for this discount.
If you have played 200+ or more matches in your career you'll now get 25% off (Use to be 20%).
191 Players qualify for this discount.
If you have played 400+ or more matches in your career you'll now get 40% off (Use to be 33%).
25 Players qualify for this discount.
The current magic 25:
T. Hennessy - TennisCleveland
P. Harris - TennisDC
T. Trotter - TennisFtLauderdale
G.Rodriguez - TennisLosAngeles
J. Oh - TennisLosAngeles
B. Nazy - TennisLosAngeles
T. Pukprayura - TennisLosAngeles
M. Saavedra - TennisLosAngeles
A. Krishna - TennisLosAngeles
V. Ionescu-Tiba - TennisLosAngeles
S. Chocron - TennisLosAngeles
V. Kowalewski - TennisLosAngeles
K. Tomita - TennisLosAngeles
A. McCormac - TennisLosAngeles
A. De Castro - TennisLosAngeles
D. Smolkin - TennisLosAngeles
M. Morejon - Tennis-Miami
S. Hesley - TennisMinneapolis
A. Wood Jr - TennisNewYork
J. Horan - TennisNorthEast
S. Chagnon - TennisNortheast
A. Ganeshkumar - TennisNorthEast
A. Patel RIP - TennisOC
D. Tolbert - TennisPhilly
E. Castillo - TennisSF
We actually have two players that have played 1,000 or more matches. That story is here:
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Staying on the cutting edge of good tennis modifications we're now allowing players to play the Fast Tennis format as a valid league match.
This comes by many names: NextGen Format is another one of them. This format keeps even a full match to no more than 1 hour and 30 minutes. First to 4 games, 3 set format with No ad scoring. Play 7 point tie-breakers at 3-3. At deuce the next point is a golden point with the receiver having choice of side.
Tennis League Network used this format at the 2018 National Championship and it was a raving success. The format has several tension points throughout the match in comparison to a 10 game pro set. Basically all 3 sets can be contested. Leading to a lot of important points throughout the shorter match. Of course a 4-0, 4-0 double bagel could end super quick but maybe that's a good thing.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Rule 9a) New players need to play 6 matches before they are playoff eligible - Updated 4/3/19
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
We continue our early sign up discounts pricing policy. Typically most leagues are anywhere 10% to 25% off full price depending how far from the start date the upcoming league is. So sign up early to pay even less.
We have competitors out there actually trying to charge $39.95 for their inferior product. We're just taking one more step to stay light years ahead of the competition. Lastly this is a continue example of our 'Constant Improvement' philosophy.
Friday, March 29, 2019
Steven Chagnon, the CEO of Tennis League Network, llc, has always been the most active player in the 14+ year existence of this program. Usually there was never a player with 300 matches played of his legacy record.
It was always stated that if a player ever surpassed my record of matches played they will never pay for this product ever again.
Well that time is near!!!
. His home city is Los Angeles. I cry foul because the admin plays out of Metro Boston. Let's just say that I typically have at least half the number of the playable outdoor days during any given year.
This is where we are at as of March 29th, 2019:
Steven Chagnon has a record of 514 wins, 529 losses for 1,043 matches over 14 years.
Darren Smolkin has a record of 635 wins, 376 losses for 1,011 matches over 5 years. YES 5 YEARS!!!!
It's not surprising that he owns the top 4 spots for matches played in year. He's had years of 211, 216, 216 and 236 matches played in a year. Of course 2018 was the record so he's actually picking up steam!!
So Darren Smolkin will now NEVER pay for this product ever again. Including he will not have an entry fee into any future national championship. But, we're not covering his travel expenses because we know he's got expensive tastes. :)
Darren, you are an animal. But remember one thing, I have at least 10 more years of playing in me. So make sure you build a good buffer after surpassing me. Because I won't always live in Boston.
There's actually another player that will soon break the 1,000 matches played.
Keiji Tomita (LA) has a record of 524 wins, 422 losses for 946 matches over a more reasonable 8 years. Once Keiji surpasses 1,000 matches played he will receive the same 'Never Paying again for this product' reward.
After these two it might be another 2 years before another breaks 1,000:
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Wrist pain: how it happens, how to assess it and how to fix it.
By Dr. Scott Glidden, DC
By Dr. Scott Glidden, DC
Wrist pain is incredibly common these days. Texting, computer use, or even just grabbing stuff too much can lead to wrist pain or even hand numbness. The problem is generally not “IN” the wrist but in the forearm muscles that cross the joint—specifically those that flex the fingers. These muscles all start near the medial (inner) part of your elbow and go into your hand and control wrist and finger flexion. If you want to “feel” them, all you have to do is put your other hand on your forearm and move your fingers around. If you go poking around and they feel firm or tender, that’s a really strong sign that they are overused.
How bad is it?
The fun thing about wrist health is that you can fairly easily get an estimate of how healthy your wrist is by yourself and with a friend you can figure out EXACTLY how dysfunctional those muscles are. All you need is a phone with a level app (like the iHandy level app) and a buddy to hold the phone while you do the assessment.
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What is full function?
Full function of these muscles means that you will be able to extend your fingers 60 degrees (AND with no tension) below parallel to the floor, and scoring is a straight scale from there. A score of 30 degrees would be 50% function. What is important here is the NUMBER primarily and the FEELING secondarily.
What should I do?
If your score is 80% or better, some stretching or foam rolling/mobilizing the forearm muscles with a lacrosse ball would be a good place to start. If your score is less than 80% or mobilizing/stretching doesn’t seem to work, a doctor who has expert knowledge in assessing these problems. The most likely reason you are experiencing restriction is adhesion (or scar tissue). When these muscles are overused adhesion develops and acts like glue, limiting the range of motion and strength of whatever it is stuck to. More overuse leads to more adhesion, which leads to more symptoms. Rest, ice, stretching, strengthening, dryneedling, cupping or voodoo will not get rid of adhesion; expert treatment does.
For more information, visit our website at SelectSpineAndSport.com