Best Tennis Magazine

Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by nytennisplayer, Feb 21, 2005.

  1. nytennisplayer

    nytennisplayer Rookie

    Feb 19, 2005
    What do you think is the best tennis magazine to subscribe to?
  2. adnankujundzic

    adnankujundzic Rookie

    Jan 8, 2005
    Japanese tennis magazines are AMAZING. I don't understand a single word inside, yet they blow anything American through the roof. Every one I saw has these step by step pictures of how to hit certain pro's shot. For example, Federer's forehand is shown as a series of 10 - 15 pictures, from start to finish, and below a tennis pro explains, in pictures with arrows and other graphical aids, what is important to do and what not to do when hitting a shot like that. Every magazine I saw has many, many of these in each issue, and some even have posters that have a certain player's every shot in this style (when i was there, the current issue had a poster of Hewitt, showing his forehand (both set and running), backhand (same), and both serves.

    American magazines are pure crap, with 50% of the magazine being advertisments, and other 50% being praising of those advertisments.
  3. Deuce

    Deuce Banned

    Feb 13, 2004
    A not so parallel universe...
    World Tennis.
  4. snowpuppy

    snowpuppy Semi-Pro

    Aug 5, 2004
    Ditto, bought a japanese tennis mag myself and amazed at quailty of stuff put into to the magazine. I am really wondering how tennis will survive in the America when our media coverage (all types of media) is so poor. Compare to the frame by frame pictures shown in the japanese mag, american ones just have one or two photos of amatures with really obvious tips on the text. Just total garbage.
  5. splink779

    splink779 Guest

    How do you get these Japanese mags?
  6. atatu

    atatu Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    Austin, Texas
    Inside Tennis. It's a California publication and therefore a lot of the coverage focuses on the local scene there. However, their coverage of the pro game is superior, I live in Texas but still subscribe to it.
  7. fastdunn

    fastdunn Legend

    Feb 19, 2004
    Japanese magazines are extremely good in analyzing strokes with photos and
    drawings(Manga style). You can get them from Japanese book stores.
    For example, google on "Kinokuniya". I only understnad just a little bit of their
    texts but their frame-by-frame analysis is great.
    They are $8 - $15 per issue, though.
  8. TENNIS magazine is pretty bad. It is advertisements, news on the Pro Tour (mostly who's dating who) and 'Help, I don't know how to pronounce 4hand and I have a match soon make me pro' Q&A sections.

    I made that last one up.
  9. Kirko

    Kirko Hall of Fame

    Feb 18, 2004
    Deuce you're right World Tennis was quite a read it focused mainly on tournaments eg. results and players kind of like the "gold book" on betting football.

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