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How Absurd is the title and title sponsor of the Hamburg Tennis tournament this week -'bet-at-home-open"

I am conflicted regarding this tournament that is being held in Hamburg this week.  Tennis betting or sports betting in general is ILLEGAL in the United States, but an ATP tournament in Germany is underwritten by an online sports betting company from Austria?  First off I do not gamble on tennis or any sport so I find it a little disturbing that we are sending such conflicting signals to our children.  Is it not true that the prize money comes from the sponsors and the sponsor is an online…

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Added by patrick m on July 18, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

See how natural gut tennis strings are made

an interesting video for those who want to know a little more about racket strings.

Added by patrick m on July 16, 2011 at 3:00am — No Comments

Win a trip to the US OPEN

Fantasy tennis is here, the Olympus road to the US OPen is hosting a way to win a trip to the 2012 US OPEN.  You participate by promoting the US OPEN via tweets, facebook etc.  Check it out at http://www.followmetotheusopen.org/.

Added by patrick m on July 15, 2011 at 6:48am — No Comments

30 days to becoming a better racket stringer

Join me as I provide the tools and knowledge to make you a better racket stringer in 30 days.  Visit my site and follow along.

Added by patrick m on July 14, 2011 at 1:43am — No Comments

The road to the US OPEN starts next week.

Here is a simple trivia question:  What is the first tournament that starts the 'Road to the US Open?

Added by patrick m on July 14, 2011 at 1:40am — No Comments

see live tennis rankings

for the statistic fanatics and those wanting to know current professional tennis ranking info with player tournaments listed.  I ran across this site will looking for some cool sites to discuss, it is not a pretty site, lots of junk ads but check it out at http://live-tennis.eu/

Added by patrick m on July 6, 2011 at 3:52am — No Comments

Sharapova defeated in Final

I really didn't see her losing in the Finals, but its always great to see a new face winning a grandslam, it keeps the game interesting.

Added by patrick m on July 2, 2011 at 11:09am — No Comments

Week Two Wimbledon

Looking forward to week two... what will happen next

Added by patrick m on June 27, 2011 at 10:27am — No Comments

Alien tennis?

Wanted to share some info on a new polyester tennis string. Visit Alien Tennis to get a sample set.  I have just signed up and haven't hit with it yet but always willing to give a new string a try.

Added by patrick m on June 24, 2011 at 12:30am — 6 Comments

Go to the US OPEN and get paid

Just wanted to post the Job information for a position to the 2011 US OPEN.  Its a great way to make it to this spectacular tournament and get paid!...check out the posting at careersintennis.com.  It might be a long shot but you never know, especially if you already have some experience.

Added by patrick m on June 23, 2011 at 2:42am — 1 Comment

Follow Wimbledon on your Iphone and my stringing blog

Wimbledon is only a few days away, stay connected by watching the podcasts, downloading the Iphone app or visiting m.wimbledon.com for other options.  You can also keep informed by viewing my racketstringingtips site.  Enjoy the championships!

Added by patrick m on June 18, 2011 at 1:17am — No Comments

Tennis contests

Check out sites on facebook like Gamma, they are currently running contests.  If you have any other info on free contests, share it here.

Added by patrick m on June 8, 2011 at 12:14am — No Comments

Debate: What is the best racket stringing machine currently available and why?

Just wanted to start some dialog about the best stringing machine, I definetely have an opionion here as well, but just wanted to find out from the community.

Added by patrick m on September 8, 2010 at 2:54am — 4 Comments

Racket stringing tips for beginners to PRO's

The first of what I hopes to be many racket stringing posts. I have been stringing for over twenty years and the last eight or so years have been stringing on the professional tour at such tournaments as miami, us open, australian open, and many other smaller venues as well. I have seen a lot of rackets and various string combination, strung a lot of rackets and strung on various professional stringing machines, learned from some of the best in the industry and now ready to share some tips for… Continue

Added by patrick m on February 20, 2009 at 10:07am — 9 Comments

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