Monday, January 18, 2010

Let the 2010 Australian Open Begin

Let the First Grand Slam of the Year Begin!! Australian Open is now Live!!

Exciting times for tennis players even the ones stuck in the snow. Who do you see winning the tourney this year, perennial favorites; Federer, Nadal or maybe Murray. Or maybe an upset from a player who is just playing better than the rest right now like Del Potro, Roddick or maybe Djokovic?

On the Women's Side it could be any one of a number of potential players: Henin, William Sisters?, maybe Safina, Clijsters, Jankovic or everyone's hopeful Ana Ivanovic. Day 1 results are already in and Maria Sharapova has already been bounced from the tourney by her countrywomen Maria Kirilenko.

All we really know is that there will be some great tennis, some lasting memories and the internal desire for ourselves to get out on the courts and play.

Here's some Day 1 Results:
Defending men's champion and second-seeded Rafael Nadal found his rhythm after a slow start to the first set and beat Australia's Peter Luczak 7-6 (0), 6-1, 6-4 on Monday in the first round of the Australian Open.

U.S. Open champion Juan Martin del Potro beat American Michael Russell 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 and No. 5 Andy Murray defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-1, 6-1, 6-2.

Seventh-seeded Andy Roddick beat Thiemo de Bakker of the Netherlands 6-1, 6-4, 6-4.

American Mardy Fish, was beaten in his first-round match, losing 6-2, 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 to wild-card entry Andrey Golubev of Kazakhstan. American Wayne Odesnik beat Slovenian qualifier Blaz Kavcic 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-2.

In between rain delays, No. 11-seeded Fernando Gonzalez of Chile beat Olivier Rochus of Belgium 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 and Florian Mayer had an impressive comeback to beat Philipp Petzschner 0-6, 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 6-2.

Here are some our new cities for 2010: San Antonio Tennis, San Diego Tennis, Austin Tennis

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Congrats to the 2009 Player of the Years

In each city we track the most passionate players using the Player of the Year app. Shown here is the final results for Tennis-Miami's Player of the Year. Miami was by far our most passionate base of players who fell in love with our tennis league format.

The formula is based upon number of referrals to the league and points for playing matches in the league or the partner program.

Washington DC / No. Virginia winner: Phil Harris, with a record 420 pts.
Boston: Mark Stern
Chicago: Michael Braun
Los Angeles: Robert Brombach
Orange County: Peter Tran
San Francisco: Ihsan Elouafi
Miami: Brian Beno, also won an extra $50 gift card with 10 referrals in the year

Baltimore Tennis: Michael Smit
Denver: Bala Srinivasan
Minneapolis: Mark Mitchell
NYC: Lance Jordan
Philadelphia: Dedan Tolbert
Portland: Craig Ekstrand
St. Louis: Matthew Frein

We hope to have players of the year for the new cities like Tennis Orlando, Tennis Tampa Bay and Tennis San Antonio in 2010.