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I am a:
Tennis Fan, Casual Player, Tournament or League Player, Tennis Media
Neighborhood or other helpful location info:
Albuquerque, NM
Random things about me (hobbies, occupation, tennis history, favorite band, etc.):
Hi. I'm the Community Manager, aka The Mayor of Tennisopolis. Welcome to the site! Tell your friends about us. Use the "invite" tab at the top.

Oh, about me? I'm a website developer as well as a tennis player and huge fan of the pros. I just got moved up to a 4.5 rating - success at last!

I love to follow the pro game. I get fully obsessed during the Grand Slam events to the point where I want to lock the door and just sit around watching in my jammies.

Please invite your friends to join.
Favorite pro tennis player(s):
McEnroe, hands down. Agassi is second. Oh, you wanna know current faves? I like rooting for Murray, Fish, Azarenka, Ryan Harrison, Hantuchova, and Nalbandian. Other retired faves are Santoro and Spadea. Weird group I know, but hey. I love Federer and Nadal too, but I just can't root for them - they don't need it.
My tennis skill (please check your NTRP if you know it):
NTRP 4.5
On the court, I am a:
rightie, watcher, poacher, doubles partner, singles player, returner, two-hander, top-spinner, all courter, gracious winner, gracious loser, tournament goer
My favorite local courts:
Tennis Club of Albuquerque
Lobo Club
Wellesley (now that they are fixed up)
Jerry Cline
UNM Dorm Courts
(in that order)
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Mark / The Mayor left a comment for Bonnie Kostenbauer
"Thanks for the friend request! Lucille is a great person - so glad she sent you.  M"
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Mark / The Mayor and Bonnie Kostenbauer are now friends
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Mark / The Mayor replied to Doug Ingbretsen's discussion 'Just Call it "In" for Crying Out Loud'
"I believe is just fine.  The definition of believe does not always indicate any doubt.  If you believe the ball out, why would you call it in?  :)"
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Hi tennis people! I'm so glad you finally arrived to save the day. I started for a couple of reasons. First, I was fed up with the current state of tennis websites. There was nothing that connected people and allowed fans and players to express themselves. So I partnered with some buddies and created Tennisopolis (great name, yes, thanks) to put the focus on the members (you!) and allow members to meet, chat, and tell people about what they do and who they are.

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Posted on March 12, 2014 at 10:00am 1 Comment

We've reached 4000 twitter followers!

A big milestone for @tennisopolis this week as we've been tweeting live from the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells. Follow us for interesting on location, behind the TV screen info from the BNP.  Tweet to us @tennisopolis and let us know you're a member.  We follow back all Tennisopolis members.

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Nike Tennis Camps Welcome Babolat Rackets

Posted on February 10, 2014 at 11:00am 0 Comments

Nike Tennis Camps teams with Babolat as the official racket for the 2014 summer tennis camps.

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) February 05, 2014

Founded in Lyon, France 1875, Babolat invented racket strings and is the oldest company specializing in racket sports. The Babolat "Double line" logo…


Adidas Trying the Scarcity Trick with Stan Smith Shoes

Posted on January 31, 2014 at 10:00am 0 Comments

For the last few years, classic sneakers have had a bit of a renaissance in the marketplace.  Leading the way has been the early Nike, Vans, and of course the iconic white and green accented Stan Smiths.  In 2012, Adidas stopped production and distribution of the Smiths, and shoe connoseurs took notice: New Stan Smiths were hard to come by.

The idea is to build up demand through scarcity and…


BNP Paribas Open Creates Quiz Contest About New Amenities

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

BNP Paribas Open, held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Southern California, has announced a 15-day giveaway for a 2014 Grand Prize including a two-night tennis package to the world-famous tennis event including luxury accommodations, dining and spa certificates, and more tournament prizes.

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Babolat Play, First Bluetooth Racquet Launch

Posted on January 28, 2014 at 6:30pm 1 Comment

Miami, FL (PRWEB)   -  Babolat Play is the first Bluetooth or USB connectable, app-ready racquet to ever hit the market. On December 3rd, shoppers can get their hands on the new tennis racquet online and in-store at Biscayne Tennis. For the first time, everyday players get access to professional swing analysis without paying for a coach or attending expensive clinics. Players will even be able to compare their game and progress with world famous tennis players like…


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At 6:43pm on April 8, 2014, Simone said…
Thanks Mark. Maybe this time I will utilize the site :)
At 3:16pm on March 29, 2014, julie conroy said…
There don't seem to be many members in my area, so I'm not expecting much. It might be better in Florida when I'm back there next year..
At 8:59am on March 29, 2014, Edgar Giffenig said…

Hi Mark,

I like your site.  Good job!

At 9:15am on February 27, 2014, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

what classifies an article VS blog. will it be news worthy?

How are we to use the forum posts VS engaging other members.

At 10:57pm on February 25, 2014, CoachV - William Vazquez said…

I want to make a video describing how to navigate this site. Many of my friends, who i have join get lost with everything you can do.  beginners to internet , players looking to find other players News Entertainment, Free coaching and tennis advise Blogs Fan Groups help me out here. Points to get across. so that new users can see how to navigate tennisopolis

At 11:57pm on February 19, 2014, John said…

Lol...yeah, I am a big proponent of honoring past champions while cheering for the current ones.  This is why I love to watch exhibition matches where the past greats play with or against the current champions.  I especially liked the 2010 Hit for Haiti charity event at Indian Wells featuring Sampras/Federer vs. Agassi/Nadal.  It was only a short match consisting of a single abbreviated set, but the event quickly sold out.  I wished they had played best of 3 full sets, or at least 1 single full set.  I think the whole match was over in 30-45 minutes.  It was awesome and fun to watch, but it was way too short.

At 9:15pm on February 19, 2014, John said…

It took a while to select a pic, but I finally did  Thanks for the reminder...and for being an outstanding Mayor!

At 10:53pm on February 18, 2014, CoachV - William Vazquez said… I though you were mark......not archi-BOT..... are you real?

At 5:06pm on February 10, 2014, Randy Segundo said…

Same here.  This weather is already old.  Having difficulty finding tennis partners at the non-competition level but then I must confess I haven't tried all that hard to look.  I starting filtering profiles for my area and sending messages to hook up.  I'd like to meet up 1-2 times and week and smack the ball around, burn some calories.

At 11:53am on February 10, 2014, Randy Segundo said…

Hi Mark.  Sorry for the late response.  Haven't been on here in forever.  I have 2 Harleys  - 99 Sportser 1200, 2000 Softail Night Train, 1 Kawasaki KLR 250 and an 85 Honda XL350R.


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