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We are allowing anonymous Letters to the Editor because we understand your position and have experienced USTA backlash to dissenting voices ourselves. Please be aware whenever a letter is signed with The Commish it's always a tennis director, a teaching professional, a vendor or a USTA insider who is in fear of retribution. Thank you. We look forward to the day when everyone can voice their opinion freely and without fear.

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March 1, 2023


it's about time I hear those words. 

"Pickleball out - padel in" 




Rhonda Costa

Indie Tenis

Mallorca, Spain

March 29, 2023


Recently at the tennis courts, I talked to a friend who is an avid platform tennis player.


He told me that pickleball will help sell platform tennis.


He then told me he was building a 3 court pickleball facility.


Not sure what to think.


The Commish

Everywhere, USA

Pronouns: They/Them

USPTA World Conference 2023 is coming to Orlando!

March 22, 2023



The USPTA announced its annual conference dates today. I bet this will be a Mickey Mouse conference and some of the speakers will be really Goofy.


I guess they are counting on Disney to attract people to the conference and increase participation over last year.  I think the hotel is 17 miles from Lake Nona.

The Commish

Everywhere, USA

Pronouns: They/Them


March 5, 2023

ITA claims they learned about 50 teams that have been reinstated since Sept 2020. I assume these 50 teams are reflected in the NCAA data. At least they have worked to get some back and had some success. That is good news.  

Gary Horvath
Denver, Colorado


March 29, 2023

I like watching Rybakina play. She finishes a match and she goes and shakes hands. If she wins a match she doesn't fall down on the court and flop around like a fish.  That may happen later.  


The following article is cool.

The Commish

Everywhere, USA

Pronouns: They/Them




Tell us about your experience betting on tennis matches. Have you made money with it?


  • I disagree with any betting in general but betting on sports...that's really bad

  • I have not bet. For some people it makes the sport more appealing. For me it distracts from the sport.

  • I do not bet

  • N/A

  • I bet $5 per match. It's really fun and gets me to rune into smaller events, earlier rounds, adn matches that I wouldn't pay attention to. My friends and I text almost daily about tennis betting. I've placed over $3,000 in bets since it became legal to bet via app in my state. I am up $140 according to my DraftKings lifetime account summary. Half of that comes from betting $40 Dominic Thiem in the US Open down 2 sets to 0...

  • Never did it

  • I think gambling on Tennis is the worst thing to happen to Tennis. The players get threatened, the ITF shuts down, the money behind it is so corrupting you can almost hear it in the broadcast, sometimes you don’t even know who Coco is playing against. It has tainted our game.

  • Never placed any money on tennis

  • No

  • Lost more than I made but like doing it.

  • No, never ,can't even think of damaging the sport which I love the most

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