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So What About Copyrighted Content?

Hi everyone. I know that most internet users run willy-nilly copying great photos and pasting them to their favorite websites (Tennisopolis included.) I couldn't imagine how many illegally duplicated photos are on Facebook alone. Not to mention all the illegal vids on YouTube. Nonetheless, it is not allowed. Unless you have been given permission by the author of a photo (some people call them photographers, but in the world of copyright law "author"… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on October 15, 2009 at 10:30pm — 11 Comments

Enough Members To Fill Arthur Ashe Stadium!?!?

Looks like we'll need to be changing out the first image on the Main page. We've been boasting that we have enough members in Tennisopolis to fill Centre Court (at Wimbledon of course) which can fit about 15,000 fans. But in a few weeks we'll surpass the capacity of the largest tennis stadium in the world, Arthur Ashe. Ashe can hold 23,200 fans. Right now, Tennisopolis just broke through the 22,000… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 16, 2009 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

US Open Bracket Challenge is Ready for YOU

Sign up for the US Open Bracket Challenge. The bracket has been established and there are some really compelling potential matchups. Have a look at the bracket here, fill it out and see how you do. This is an international competition, fun and free, where different tennis websites battle against each other. Come join in the fun and help represent… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on August 28, 2009 at 9:46am — 4 Comments

Fed Twins! : Myla and ... Charlene?!?

federer twins with nike booties

Well, OK - we cheated. We couldn't find a pic of both babies today, so we just photoshopped this one. How did you figure it out? We think this is Charlene Riva rather than Myla Rose. But can I just stop and say, "Charlene?!?" really?... Charlene?

Zurich - Only hours after their widely anticipated birth, the twin daughters of Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec are already being tipped for tennis stardom, with London bookmakers Friday… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on August 2, 2009 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

Gasquet's Coke Problem Due to French Kissing!

In yet another ''only in Miami'' story, French tennis player Richard Gasquet had his two-year drug ban lifted Wednesday after only two months because an international tribunal ruled that he had inadvertently ingested cocaine while kissing a woman he didn't know at South Beach nightclub SET during the Sony Ericsson Open in late March.

Gasquet, ranked No. 23, had withdrawn from the tournament with a shoulder injury on March 28, partied at… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 16, 2009 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

How Exactly Did Fed Beat A-Rod AGAIN?

Even though the amazing 2009 Wimbledon final is behind us, I still find myself thinking what could've been for Roddick. He's never been this close to winning W or to beating Roger in an important match. Oh so close but this ain't horseshoes. Andy had to settle for the big dish again (second place) and it was tough to watch.

Why? Why did Andy come so close? And why did he still fall short? Will Hamilton breaks it down in the following video. Check it out. Post comments here at… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 12, 2009 at 2:29pm — No Comments

2009 Wimbledon Pick-em Contest

Come show us your stuff! errrr.....I mean show us your tennis knowledge in the second annual Wimbledon Bracket Challenge. Correctly pick the winners in the men's matches and win... the right to brag for an entire year.

Get entered in our next pick-em contest here at Tennisopolis. Show your knowledge and predict the winners of Wimbledon 2009, or just have a fun time…


Added by Mark / The Mayor on June 20, 2009 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Nadal CAN NOT Repeat as Wimbledon Champ.

It can't happen and it won't happen. Nadal's legs are breaking down and he simply needs a rest. If he can't dominate on the red clay of Paris, there is no way he can win 7 straight on the green grass of Wimbledon. Besides, he just lost to Leyton Hewitt! 6-4,6-3. Uncle Tony thinks Rafa should hop on a plane and head back home. i.e SKIP WIMBLEDON. Exact quote: "If… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on June 18, 2009 at 11:00pm — 17 Comments

How to get a Blog Featured on the Main Page

So you like the limelight? Here's how to get your blog posts featured on the homepage of Tennisopolis where 19,000 members can see what you have to say. Write about Tennis. This website is about tennis. Not sex, not drugs, not rock and roll (well maybe a little.) If you can write about tennis then everyone is happy and nobody gets hurt. So bring on your ideas!…


Added by Mark / The Mayor on May 26, 2009 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

Phoenix Tennis Ball Plant Returning to the Ashes

Head, the Amsterdam sports-equipment producer that creates the Penn ball brand, said it would close its tennis-ball plant in Phoenix on March 5. In January 2007, Head began producing tennis balls in China and since then has increased output there. It's now closing the U.S. plant and will produce all its tennis balls from China. A statement from the company on Wednesday didn't specify how many employees are affected by the move or how much the closing would cost.

I'm actually shocked… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 7, 2009 at 5:19pm — 2 Comments

Alternative Income Idea: Stringing Racquets

Do you want to make a little side cash while you are watching TV? The Passive Dad blog posted this great article about stringing rackets for dough.

If you play tennis weekly or enjoy hitting hard top spin shots, you have probably had to have your rackets restrung several times. Tired of paying a club or someone else for a tennis restring?… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on December 28, 2008 at 7:33pm — 7 Comments

Roddick Renegs on Nude Tennis Offer!

Couldn't you just see Andy joking with the crowd at a charity auction, and saying that for the "right price" he's give the lessons on the auction block in the buff? That's so Andy. But when the woman who won pressed him, even Andy had to backtrack. reports:

Tennis ace ANDY RODDICK… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on November 4, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Sampras Still Looking Good.

I was there, in the danger zone. The place: Albuquerque, NM in The Pit. The occasion: Pete Sampras vs. Sam Querry. The court was too small and both players were returning closer in than they were comfortable. The fans were close and where i was, center behind the baseline, we were all ducking for cover the entire match. We learned to pay attention and not take pictures while the player was serving toward us. A little old lady 2 rows in front of me got… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on September 27, 2008 at 5:48pm — 3 Comments

Sock It To Me, Baby

protrainer winsock tennis training gear

I'm not normally one for tennis gadgets and "get great quick" schemes, so I'm always a bit skeptical of any tennis gear that Jack Kramer himself wouldn't use. You can call me a traditionalist. So, when the guys at ProTrainer Tennis asked me to demo their new… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on August 12, 2008 at 8:00pm — 17 Comments

Wish Me Luck : Playoffs In Tucson

I'm off in the morning to test my mettle under Tucson's desert sun. Why Tucson, why?

My 4.0 team won the Northern New Mexico region and have the pleasure of playing the winners from the El Paso, Phoenix, Flagstaff and Tucson regions this weekend. We have a pretty strong team but we have to play 6 matches in 3 days, and being that we are all a little long in the tooth, we may not make it through Sunday.

Wish me luck. I'll see you on the other… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 31, 2008 at 10:28pm — No Comments

Canas and Model Girlfriend Working It

Canas and Model Girlfriend Working It for Global Warming awareness. Canas claims he's not a "green expert" but happy to do his part. I love the hair pulling action: Stop Global Warming, Start Some Domestic Violence. No, it's all in good fun. From… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on July 1, 2008 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Current "Welcome Wagon" Code


Download this and cut and paste baby! Right click on it and click "save target as" and save it to your desktop. The the file will have all the embed html code for the links.

Added by Mark / The Mayor on June 17, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Bracket Pick 'em Challenge - French Open


Hi Tennis Fans,

It's time for some dirtballin'!
If you are into following the pros, come play this bracket challenge game with us. You pick the winners of all the French Open matches to the final, before the first point is ever played. Each correct pick gets you points. The person with the most points wins. Wins what? *bragging rights*.

Here's an… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on May 20, 2008 at 10:00pm — 29 Comments

US Open Discounts Available to USTA Members

Purchase 2008 US Open tickets prior to the general

public! USTA members can gain ADVANCE ACCESS

to individual US Open tickets during a special Early

On-Sale for Members only.

Log onto April 12 – 18 to purchase tickets. Upper Promenade seats and Grounds Passes are available.* Also, during this Early On-Sale, USTA members can take advantage of the following special ticket offers:


Buy one ticket, get one ticket… Continue

Added by Mark / The Mayor on April 9, 2008 at 4:31pm — No Comments

The "Welcome Wagon" Code

[UPDATED Nov 2011]




Hi. Now that we are getting so many new members a day, I need some help. For those of you that like to make friends, this is fun. Just say hi and add the new members as a friend. This site has so many features that it is a bit overwhelming to some at…


Added by Mark / The Mayor on January 26, 2008 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

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