A Tennis Video show?

I have been dreaming of a Tennis video show that would be fun to watch and show more than just a talking head reading the news about Tennis.  As an avid tennis player I know there are thousands of videos out there about how to hit a forehand like Federer or how to serve like Sampras.  I have also seen many of the video racquet reviews from the many retail stores online.

I guess what I am thinking about is a show which spotlights Tennis Culture.  The amazing fans of Tennis.  Sure, Tennis isn’t much without the pros but it’s also the fans that make Tennis special.  I have met many super cool friends online via Twitter and feel a kind of kinship with them because we are TENNIS CRAZY.

Michele Drohan is avid tennis player who lives in Manhattan and works for a video and TV product company called Sling Media. She also happens to have the RF logo tattooed onto her wrist,

I am talking obsessive over the top- our friends start to worry about us – tennis passion.  The motivation that drives someone to travel hundreds of miles just to see our GOAT hit a ball on a court.

Last year I stood in line for hours waiting to meet Roger Federer.  It was actually @federerfan07 that tipped me off that he was going to meet only 150 people at Indian Wells. It was not confirmed but I drove up 2 hours from my house for a chance to see the Maestro. I felt dizzy with anticipation and hope.  Through twitter it was semi-confirmed by Tracey @ Wilson that Tennis Warehouse was hosting a Roger Federer signing and I was giddy like a school girl on valentines day. My heart was racing. I couldn’t stop tweeting or talking.

Standing in line for hours I got to meet so many people who were crazy like me.  Crazier actually.  People from India.  A man from Pittsburgh.  A family from Spain.  All there and willing to wait hours for a chance to meet their Idol.  To me, those people and their stories is the show.  Sure tennis giveaways, racquet reviews and hopefully live interviews with pros – but all from the perspective of an over the top unabashed fan.

What do you think?  Am I on to something? Would you watch this?  Is this just stupid? Do you know of something like this already? I would really appreciate any thoughts you have on this.



Passionate Tennis player and team leader of the LoveSetMatch tennis blog living in the city of Angeles. Check out our podcast "TennisPal Chronicles" and say hi @LoveSetMatch_