Tennis has become a game played by everyone at many places. This is quite a change from the times, less than fifty years ago, when almost all tennis was played at private clubs with member dues and rules. The Tennis Industry Association estimates that there are now 30,000,000 tennis players in the US and Canada, so probably only around 10% of them belong to private clubs. However, most of the players outside of private clubs have little or no organisations or services to assist them to find players, participate in events or take lessons. Further, players have little or no voice to cause public adminstrators to build more courts and keep them in better condition.
We have an opportunity to change that by working together as a community. We can enter data about the courts, form groups, organise events, mount campaigns and find instruction and play. We can promote and manage ladders, leagues, tournaments and round robins, and share results.
Our goal is to provide features that allow the community to organise itself and foster a network that connects with existing tennis associations, competitions, clubs and coaches, so we can play more and access more and better events, information, goods and services.
There’s lots to do and many ways to get involved in the new internet enhanced tennis world!