Archive for August, 2006

Tennis Tips

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Since a lot of the users are just getting back into Tennis or looking to learn, I thought I would let you know about a site called Tennis Tips which helps people learn through video and/or explanation. See the description below:

Tennis Tips - Learn about the game of tennis Tennis Tips. This is the home of high-end tennis. If you are a visual learner then this is the site for you. There are video demonstrations as well as images to show and take you step by step through the process of learning the game. If you are not a visual learner then in that case, you can enjoy the text that also takes you step by step to improving your game. This site is designed to teach you the fundamentals and right techniques of tennis.

Play Listings - less work for you

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Tonight, I’m releasing a new but simple feature that I hope will help everyone on the site get a chance to play more tennis with their busy schedules. I’ve noticed that people just like to put out there what they’re looking for (such as Craigslist) in terms of playing Tennis, and yet, even with the message boards provided on the site, people don’t do that. They’ll just go in search of people in their area and try to agree on a time to play.

Well, here’s a shoutout to NYC user Phil for giving me the idea that the message boards are too permanent and there should be some kind of temporary, “hey, I want to play here at such and such a time. Contact me if you can play then.” Well, Phil, it’s here :)

There is a new “listings” link in the top URL next to the search link (and in the Find section of the bottom navigation). Basically, the listings page will automatically show you who’s posted a listing within 50 miles of you! If there are none, you can search in other cities for more listings.

Lastly, the play listings have also been incorporated into Groups (providing they have a city and state filled in), so you can find people in your Groups that are looking to play.

Please let me know if how you like the feature, any feedback on usability, and anything else you may think! Thanks.

Great Scot Federer proclaimed

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

So did you hear?  Yeah, it’s true.  What’s true?  Oh you haven’t heard?!!  Andy Murray beat Roger Federer in straight sets today in Cincinatti, OH!  This is the first time that he won’t be advancing to a final in 2 years.  That’s an unbelievable stat….even worse though, Federer was so close to the Ivan Lendl’s record of 18 straight tournament finals.

Sadly, I didn’t get to watch the match, but if any of you uploaded any video of the match or have found it on YouTube (or other video sharing sites), let me know and I’ll post it here.

What does everyone else think of this?  Do you think that Brad Gilbert just has good timing or did he really do something for Murray in 2 weeks?  (I’m leaning towards a little of both).  What do you think this means for the US Open?  (I don’t think this will affect Federer at the Open).  We shall soon know!