Does Professional Tennis need a shorter season?

It seems like the professional tennis season never ends. Don’t get me wrong, this is a great thing for tennis fans. However, as a former player I can also appreciate how difficult it is to never truly have a break. I often wonder how much higher the level of intensity would be from the top pros if there were less tournaments during the course of the year. Less time traveling, practicing and playing could translate into less injuries and more intensity from todays professionals. Then again, as a fan, tennis sure would be missed during the “off-season” if there was ever one implemented. This has been a hot topic among players, and one debate that is sure to continue.

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15 Responses to “Does Professional Tennis need a shorter season?”


  • Perhaps. But Tennis needs to focus more on the game, and much much less on making money from it. Once it was Tennis with some business thrown in. Today it was the other way around. I never thought that I would attend Wimbledon and be glad to get out the gate. I did this year. Totally over commercialised.

    The tours schedules need to be looked at. The WTA is the best example.Players are going from Japan to China, then back to Japan. I suspect having a number of Premier Tournaments so close to Slams may account for the number of pull-outs we saw this season.

  • I highly enjoyed reading your blogpost, keep up posting such interesting stuff.

  • Hi, I ran into your site after I was reading up on tennis. It is an utterly tremendous game but it takes so much practice to get descent at. Federer is my favourite player after his victory yesterday. Keep up the pleasant work.

  • Hi, I ran into your site after I was reading up on tennis. It is an utterly tremendous game but it takes so much practice to get descent at. Federer is my favourite player after his victory yesterday. Keep up the pleasant work.

  • Hi, I ran into your site after I was reading up on tennis. It is an utterly tremendous game but it takes so much practice to get descent at. Federer is my favourite player after his victory yesterday. Keep up the pleasant work.

  • Perhaps. But Tennis needs to focus more on the game, and much much less on making money from it. Once it was Tennis with some business thrown in. Today it was the other way around. I never thought that I would attend Wimbledon and be glad to get out the gate. I did this year. Totally over commercialised.

    The tours schedules need to be looked at. The WTA is the best example.Players are going from Japan to China, then back to Japan. I suspect having a number of Premier Tournaments so close to Slams may account for the number of pull-outs we saw this season.

  • Hi, I ran into your site after I was reading up on tennis. It is an utterly tremendous game but it takes so much practice to get descent at. Federer is my favourite player after his victory yesterday. Keep up the pleasant work.

  • Hi, I ran into your site after I was reading up on tennis. It is an utterly tremendous game but it takes so much practice to get descent at. Federer is my favourite player after his victory yesterday. Keep up the pleasant work.

  • Hi, I ran into your site after I was reading up on tennis. It is an utterly tremendous game but it takes so much practice to get descent at. Federer is my favourite player after his victory yesterday. Keep up the pleasant work.

  • Perhaps. But Tennis needs to focus more on the game, and much much less on making money from it. Once it was Tennis with some business thrown in. Today it was the other way around. I never thought that I would attend Wimbledon and be glad to get out the gate. I did this year. Totally over commercialised.

    The tours schedules need to be looked at. The WTA is the best example.Players are going from Japan to China, then back to Japan. I suspect having a number of Premier Tournaments so close to Slams may account for the number of pull-outs we saw this season.

  • Perhaps. But Tennis needs to focus more on the game, and much much less on making money from it. Once it was Tennis with some business thrown in. Today it was the other way around. I never thought that I would attend Wimbledon and be glad to get out the gate. I did this year. Totally over commercialised.

    The tours schedules need to be looked at. The WTA is the best example.Players are going from Japan to China, then back to Japan. I suspect having a number of Premier Tournaments so close to Slams may account for the number of pull-outs we saw this season.

  • I highly enjoyed reading your blogpost, keep up posting such interesting stuff.

  • Hi, I ran into your site after I was reading up on tennis. It is an utterly tremendous game but it takes so much practice to get descent at. Federer is my favourite player after his victory yesterday. Keep up the pleasant work.

  • Perhaps. But Tennis needs to focus more on the game, and much much less on making money from it. Once it was Tennis with some business thrown in. Today it was the other way around. I never thought that I would attend Wimbledon and be glad to get out the gate. I did this year. Totally over commercialised.

    The tours schedules need to be looked at. The WTA is the best example.Players are going from Japan to China, then back to Japan. I suspect having a number of Premier Tournaments so close to Slams may account for the number of pull-outs we saw this season.

  • Perhaps. But Tennis needs to focus more on the game, and much much less on making money from it. Once it was Tennis with some business thrown in. Today it was the other way around. I never thought that I would attend Wimbledon and be glad to get out the gate. I did this year. Totally over commercialised.

    The tours schedules need to be looked at. The WTA is the best example.Players are going from Japan to China, then back to Japan. I suspect having a number of Premier Tournaments so close to Slams may account for the number of pull-outs we saw this season.

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