Professional Tennis



Once a simple medieval pastime called jeu de paume, involving a ball and the palm of one's hand, tennis has evolved into one of the most physically challenging sports, not to mention an immensely popular event for spectators around the world. Whether you are a parent looking to help your child start playing, a sofa spectator looking to learn more about your favorite professional players, or a college student looking to test your game in some stiffer competition, the Web provides a multitude of sites catering to every breed of tennis enthusiast.

Learn About Tennis

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Professional Tennis

The world of professional tennis is more than just popular spectator events around the world; it's an inspiration to players and would-be players. In this section are guidelines and sites that give you a better picture of the professional tennis world and keep you up to date with the players and tournaments.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • In the United States, professional tennis is regulated by the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA). Internationally, the sport is overseen by the International Tennis Federation. The WTA, or Sony Ericsson Women's Tennis Association, organizes the women's pro tour circuit globally. The ATP is the Association of Tennis Professionals, which handles the men's pro tour circuit.
  • Familiarize yourself with some of the governing bodies in the sport, because their Web sites are a great place to start finding statistics and other useful information about players and tournaments. The ATP and WTA Web sites also provide some insight and background into the decision-making processes in pro tennis. The sites offer information on rules and regulations, which tournaments are part of the tour, and some interesting statistics behind the players, events, and prizes. The USTA site is a good resource for finding professional tennis stats, tickets, and more.
  • Television networks continue to spruce up their Web sites with on-demand video, user forums, breaking news, and other interactive features for sports fans. You're likely to find that the networks with the best coverage of the sport on television also have a wealth of information devoted to that sport online.
  • The official sites of Grand Slam tournaments are all-encompassing resources with sections on the tournament history, archives of match scores, multimedia, and more.

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