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Sonja
Dec 19th, 2001, 08:24 PM
Out of all the tennis magazines, which do you think are the best and most informative?

I get two, Australian Tennis, and Tennis Magazine. Out of those, the Australian one blows the other outta the water.

I'm looking for other magazines to subscribe to so please share your favorites.

Monica_Rules
Dec 19th, 2001, 08:28 PM
I get Ace once a month its a great magazine its british with an emphasis on british tennis but it has loads of international stuff interviews,resuls,reviews and so on!

I think its good! <img src="biggrin.gif" border="0">

matthias
Dec 19th, 2001, 08:28 PM
in germany we have just 1 monthly tennis magazin.<br />but it is not very good!

NejedlyKanepi
Dec 19th, 2001, 09:03 PM
is tennis weekly or whatever any good? ie, is it worth my money

irma
Dec 19th, 2001, 09:15 PM
Once you had in Germany the tennisrevue, I liked it and they selled it here in Holland too but then they stopped selling it here and then later it went together with the tennismagazin but the tennisrevue was much better according to me

Tennisfan**
Dec 19th, 2001, 10:21 PM
Yes i get Ace aswell it's great and the best mag on the british streets!

Crazy Canuck
Dec 19th, 2001, 11:52 PM
I've read both Tennis Magazine, and Tennisweek.

I found that Tennisweek, was quite a bit better than Tennis Magazine - I just enjoyed the articles a lot more.

I wish we had a larger selection of magazines that could be bought right off of the news rack though - so far i have only ever seen tennis magazine be sold on the shelf

auntie janie
Dec 19th, 2001, 11:56 PM
TENNIS WEEK is the VERY BEST TENNIS MAGAZINE, BAR NONE! <img src="graemlins/bounce.gif" border="0" alt="" />

When I first discovered it, I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. <img src="graemlins/angel.gif" border="0" alt="[Angel]" /> It is written expressly for tennis nuts like [b]us! <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" /> <img src="graemlins/hearts.gif" border="0" alt="[Hearts]" />

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supermarcel
Dec 20th, 2001, 12:24 AM
Hi.

Salut je pense que tu parle Francais.<br />''Tennis Magazine'' est la meilleure<br />revue du moin coté Francais.

Salut.<br />Bonjour.

supermarcel.

CB
Dec 20th, 2001, 12:29 AM
Omg I forgot its name! It is so damn weird....

TENNIS MAGAZINE <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

Lapin
Dec 20th, 2001, 12:57 AM
Hmmm.. sorry folks, I don't share your enthusiasm for 'Ace' <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> ! I only get the French 'Tennis' magazine now. It is fabulous, despite the fact that my French is not good! It has about two or three times as many pages as other tennis magazines, is full of really interesting articles, masses of photos, including lots of old tennis pics and offcourt pictures too! It helps that I particularly follow French tennis though! <br /> <img src="wink.gif" border="0"> .

(Is Tennis Magazine an American publication Sonja?)

Penne
Dec 20th, 2001, 01:30 AM
I think the Australian Tennis Magazine is the best. Great colour, concise reporting, editorials that don't shy away from the issues and a team of journalist who love tennis so much they once did it for free!

I did like Tennis Match when it was published and sold here in Australia.

Tennis Magazine has way to much advertising in it - a bit like O Magazine. Talk about compromising good journalism to feature ads for weight scales and milk.....

Meesh
Dec 20th, 2001, 03:23 AM
I agree Penne... Tennis Mag has way too many ads and features the same resorts in their Fall preview as they do in the summer preview and so on!

~~ Is Ace and TennisWeek sold in the US? Anyone have more info ie: address, URL?

thanks in advance!

selesfan1
Dec 20th, 2001, 03:41 AM
tennis Match is very good as well

TheBoiledEgg
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:29 AM
<a href="http://www.lta.org.uk/about/acesubinf.htm" target="_blank">http://www.lta.org.uk/about/acesubinf.htm</a>

I get Ace mag now , read a few others

Still miss Inside Women's Tennis (sort of official WTA mag)

Tennis Mag is pretty good , but as been pointed out Ads <img src="redface.gif" border="0">

NejedlyKanepi
Dec 20th, 2001, 05:03 AM
so its the general concencus (argh, spelling?) that i should dish out the doe for tennis weekly?

Meesh
Dec 20th, 2001, 12:45 PM
I forgot there is also Tennis Life. They had a booth set up outside the Ice Palace for the Capriati/Kournikova exhibition. I got a free issue. It's feature article that month was ASHLEY Harkerland. <br />Not sure what there other issues are like??? <br />Wasn't much to it... quick read.

billybizar
Dec 20th, 2001, 02:55 PM
We in Belgium have "Playtennis" but it's not very good. The journalists are making too many mistakes (bad translations from English mags?) and the emphasis is more on local tennis news.

I heard there is a new one available, "Advantage", but isn't that a Dutch one?

Brian Stewart
Dec 20th, 2001, 04:31 PM
Here in the US, we don't really have what I would call a good tennis magazine. Out of the ones I've been getting in recent years, I thought (the now defunct) Tennis Match was the best.

Tennis (10 issues/yr) should actually be called Tennis Lite. As mentioned, way too many ads. Also, lots of space devoted to resorts, etc. Almost nothing in the way of tournament coverage. (About a page worth in the back of each issue.) Website: <a href="http://www.tennis.com" target="_blank">http://www.tennis.com</A>

Tennis Week (was 20 issues/yr, may be down to 16 now) likes to bill itself as the magazine for the "serious tennis enthusiast". They do have singles draw sheets for all events on both main tours, as well as the tour schedules and top 200 singles rankings at press time. But the rest of their coverage leaves a lot to be desired. Their most prolfic writer, Andrea Leand, is <u>the</u> worst writer in tennis. (And if you know my opinion of tennis writers in general, that's bad.) She specializes in the feature article that mentions poor treatment of the subject by anonymous "other players". The whole magazine tends to have a pro-men/anti-women slant. For example, the Fed Cup finals, even with the U.S. involved, is lucky if it gets a few photos on a single page. No articles. Davis Cup gets multiple pages of coverage, even without the U.S. Since I've started getting Notes & Netcords 6˝ years ago, I've seen numerous positive happenings and stats about women's tennis that never made the pages of Tennis Week. Even their website, <a href="http://www.tennisweek.com" target="_blank">http://www.tennisweek.com</A> , never made any mention of the WTA joining in the "Auction for America". Rubin's sponsorship (and rescue) of 5 tournaments got a one-sentence blurb in the back; the same size as one to announce a journeyman player signing with a small racquet brand. They have underlisted the prize money for the women's tournaments all year long. (That's nothing new. For most of the season after the tour and Virginia Slims parted ways, they listed the rankings as "Virginia Slims rankings".) They leave most of the women's event telecasts out of their TV listings. They can't get through an entire article about women's tennis without saying something negative. There has not been one article about the women's tour or any of its players, however short, that was completely positive, in a long, long time.

We desperately need a good tennis mag here.

NejedlyKanepi
Dec 20th, 2001, 07:08 PM
america <img src="rolleyes.gif" border="0">

i think im still gonna try out tennis weekly

<br />thank you for the indepth brian <img src="graemlins/wavey.gif" border="0" alt="[Wavey]" />

Williams Rulez
Dec 21st, 2001, 02:31 AM
Isn't Poe making some new magazine? Maybe it could be sold on the stands, and it shall be the best magazine ever!!

monster
Dec 21st, 2001, 03:49 AM
Not being biased at allbbut Australia Tennis Magazine has the best source of info on players.<br />I dopn't think it is as good as it was but still excellent<br />When I traveled through Europe I checked out the Tennis Mag's there. Even though I couldn't understand them i thought the iTalian and German mag's were OK.The French Mag is great- up their with the australian- you can now buy it at a newsagent in Melb- my partner speaks french so sometimes we go throuhg it together<br />The UK mag- Ace- formerly serve and volley had some good stuff, the American mag is also Ok- so many adds and so much travel though and not enough on the players I feel though.<br />French and Australian def the best (although this months issue of Aust mag is disappointing- the Australian Open Program is great thouhgj)

Rollo
Dec 21st, 2001, 11:45 AM
Of all the mags I've seen in English, Tennis Australia is heads and shoulders above the rest.<br />They manage to do what American and British tennis mags don't, which is combine drop dead great pics(the ones I used to buy in 1992-3 even had posters!)with plenty of feature articles about a VARIETY of pros. I'd bet Conchita Martinez has gotten at least one article in Tennis Australia, I'd die of a heart attack if Tennis(the US version) ever did.