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LoveCourts: “GET MORE GAME”

Tennis is a game everyone who is reading this loves. We love watching the best in the game and then we dream of bringing their game to the court when we play. Of course, the vast majority of us may never reach that level of tennis. However we could ask ourselves: why can't every tennis player enjoy the game as it's played by the pros?

Written by: Mario Filipas

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Tennis is a game everyone who is reading this loves. We love watching the best in the game and then we dream of bringing their game to the court when we play.

Of course, the vast majority of us may never reach that level of tennis. However we could ask ourselves: why can’t every tennis player enjoy the game as it’s played by the pros? Why do most of us struggle to find great tennis partners that will challenge and push us to greater heights? Why can’t we enjoy the benefits of taking part in tournaments and rankings that last throughout the year? Why can’t you be the person ranked #1 in your age bracket at your local tennis court?

Mobile technology with LoveCourts makes this a reality.

LoveCourts aggregates every tennis result on each tennis court and automatically creates a ranking based on the match results you, and others, have played on that very tennis court. Suddenly the game of tennis becomes, well, a game.

By recording your tennis results including partner name, score and location, LoveCourts will instantly let you know that:

  • you are ranked #3 at your local tennis court and #16 in your city
  • players Roger and Pete are ranked #2 and #1 respectively on your home court… and you can challenge them
  • you are the record holder for longest winning streak on this court
  • you have a 4 and 6 record against your primary tennis rival

LoveCourts will engage you in tennis like never before. Aim to improve your game by setting and achieving goals – winning streaks, epic matches, matches played in a month and even sponsored matches. You can even track your gear and find out what gear works best for you.

You can sign up for LoveCourts now and be among the first to play the game again like your first time (www.lovecourts.com).

LoveCourts is founded by Alan Fong and Mario Filipas, brought about by their passion to make tennis more exciting, fun and engaging for everyone.

Alan Fong has over 15 years experience in software in both the wireless telecommunications and healthcare sectors. He is currently the Vice President of Technology at PointClickCare, a healthcare software company. Alan has played a lot of epic tennis matches and loves the excitement it brings – he founded LoveCourts so that countless people can participate in the game of tennis and share those feelings.

Mario Filipas is a Director at Advanced Micro Devices and a serial entrepreneur. With over 15 years of software development experience in the graphics, photography, Internet and mobile space, Mario hopes to change tennis forever by combining his entrepreneurial spirit with his passion for winners down the line on the forehand side.

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