Here at Midwest Sports, we’re lucky enough to come into contact with the most amazing customers, athletes, tennis fans and a fantastic online tennis community. With Thanksgiving around the corner, we wanted to recognize this community as we take a look at our 20 Favorite Tennis Blogs of 2013.
While some of these blogs are long-time favorites, others came through via recommendation from friends, customers and other bloggers. We have really enjoyed looking at each and every blog and learning about the amazing people that dedicate their time to making them great. While this is by no means a conclusive list, we hope that you’ll find something you enjoy.
If we missed a blog on your list, we’d love to hear about it. Leave us a comment and tell us your favorites!
1. The Tennis Space
The Tennis Space is the product of an all-star team of sports journalists with amazing backgrounds in tennis coverage. Headed up by Editors Mark Hodgkinson and Simon Cambers, with writing support by Contributing Editor Alexandra Willis and world-class tennis photographer Ella Ling, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more qualified team of tennis aficionados.
FuzzyYellowBalls is a popular tennis instruction site with nearly 28K Facebook fans. With expert advice from tennis coaches, it’s worth a visit to check out the archives and brush up on your skills.
3. Heavy TopSpin
If you’re a stats junkie, Heavy TopSpin is the place to go! Detailed coverage of matches, stats, charts and all of the tennis data you can handle, all in one place. Updated regularly with great content. We loved the recent piece on court surface speed in 2013.
4. The Slice
The Slice’s frequent postings (nearly daily) feature a broad range of tennis topics focusing primarily on tennis culture. We love getting the off-the-court scoop as it happens.
5. Tennis Connected
Tennis Connected is a great site that focuses on bringing video, photos and podcasts to the tennis blogging world, and are now the number one tennis podcast on iTunes with over 2000 listeners per show.
6. Tennis Earth
Launched in 2009, Tennis Earth is now the 7th largest tennis website on the web. We love the up-to-the-minute content, including the great quick-reference score charts on the home page. It’s a great place to go and get your tennis fix on your coffee break.
7. Sports Illustrated Tennis
Sports Illustrated has long been a great source of sports news and the tennis site is no exception. A great mix of hard-hitting tennis news, match recaps, tennis culture and behind the scenes fun.
8. Women’s Tennis Blog
With a focus on women tennis players, you’ll find tournament coverage, fashion and tennis culture news with tons of photos and tweets from your favorite female tennis athletes.
9. Tennis Panorama
Tennis Panorama works with AOL Huffington Post Media Group to provide a variety of tennis news coverage, from shared content to original posts.
10. Tennis Now
The Tennis Now website is full of great content from up-to-date stats, scores, videos, podcasts, articles and more.
11. Go To Tennis
Go To Tennis is great for its varied coverage of topics across the tennis world. We also really like the format of the site with its visual stream of content that makes it easy to find what you’re looking for mixed with things you didn’t even know you wanted.
12. Down the Line
Striking whit and a focus on the tennis culture are what you’ll find at Down the Line. Blogger Rich Rodriguez has a great sense of humor that complement his pop-culture-based posts.
13. On Court Advantage
Launched in 2009, On Court Advantage has grown to be chosen as an official Australian Open FanBassador for its useful analysis and commentary.
14. Essential Tennis
Essential Tennis is a great tennis training and tips blog. Regularly updated, it features practical advice for improving your game through videos, podcasts and more. It also has a really active forum.
15. The Changeover
We like The Changeover for its unique perspective on the game. The injection of humor and honesty into the posts and podcasts make this a worthwhile stop.
16. Tennis Served Fresh
Fashion, lifestyle and business are all served up on this blog with a charismatic and unique voice. The Short Balls section, essentially an aggregate of all the great things going on in the tennis world, is our favorite.
17. Tennis Buzz
Written by a team working from France, Italy and the UK, Tennis Buzz brings a unique, personal perspective to tennis reporting. The bloggers personally attend many of the matches and their reports reflect the excitement of witnessing the action in person.
18. Tennis Grandstand
Tennis Grandstand is a great all-around tennis news source. With an archive dating back to 2008, we’ve found that there’s something here for everyone. We particularly liked their recent post on “10 Things You Always Wanted To Know About Tennis”.
19. LOVE Tennis
Love Tennis blog features a ton of great video content. Our favorites are the players’ self-shot videos.
20. peRFect Tennis
Do you love Roger Federer? The folks over at peRFect Tennis definitely do! The site passionately focuses on Federer, covering his matches and predictions on future competitions. If you’re looking to take your fandom to the next level, this is definitely the place to go.
20a. The Outer Courts
Matt Jones & Drew Franklin of KSR (Kentucky Sports Radio) bring there bluegrass roots & team up with Tennis Channel during some of the bigger tournaments in the United States. They have a humorous unique perspective on the sport of tennis.
That wraps up our 20 Favorite Tennis Blogs of 2013. Thanks to all of these great bloggers for putting out such amazing content for all of us to enjoy. Be sure to let us know your favorite blog in the comments!
We also want to give a big thank you to our amazing customers. We enjoy getting to work with every one of you to help you find the perfect tennis gear for your game. We also love hearing from you on our blog and on our social media channels. Be sure to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay up-to-date on what’s happening at Midwest Sports. We hope that you, and your family, have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
** BLACK FRIDAY UPDATE **
As always, part of our Thanksgiving celebration is saying thanks to our customers with Black Friday deals. We’ll have new deals going up every day this week. Here’s a sneak peek:
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