Thursday, May 24, 2012

Pat Markey

French Open 2012 and live coverage,media and latest news!-don't miss a moment of tennis

The 2012 French Open tennis Grandslam is about to get underway in less than 3 days.  Starting May 27, 2012-June 10 coverage will begin and the top professionals will hit the red clay.  With all the hype and controversy surrounding the recent usage of 'blue clay' in Madrid, we should be free from surprised in Paris. 

Like many of us who are not traveling to this tournament, we rely on the coverage provided by various media.  Technology has made telecasts and live/ real-time coverage possible and manageable.  This brief post is about how you can stay connected with this years French Open Tennis Championships.

Tennis Channel:  As the only 24 hour dedicated television destination for tennis, they will be offering coverage for around 140 match hours and 60 hours of live matches (according to an article in RSI.com about the French open coverage).  The Tennis Channel website will be offering nearly 300 hours of matches free to view online!  Streaming video should be the best way to keep up with tennis over the 13 day period.

Rolandgarros.com is the official website and offers many ways to stay current.  If you have an RSS feed reader or have that enabled on your home page/google,etc than get the Rolandgarros RSS feed and you can stay current on news direct to your desktop.  I will also be offering the rss feed on racketstringingtips.com so you can visit daily and stay tuned on the latest.  This is going to be the most comprehensive place to get draws,scores,live updates,news,video coverage,etc.  See featured matches, live scores on your desktop - you just cant be without using this website if you really want to follow the french open.  Don't forget the live RADIO feed, you can hear the action on the site during broadcast, fun way and its free!  Read the event guide area on the site and learn about the tournament and the happenings.  Once you start playing around with the site and the features, you will get consumed!....

You can also get the ipad and iphone app via rolandgarros.com and stay instantly connected with the action on the go!

Tennis.com -the home of tennis magazine online is also a source for the latest news and stories for the Grandslams, many of there own writers will be offering valuable commentaries so this is worth checking out daily as well.

ATP Tour  / WTA Tour - website is also the place with the latest updated on the men's/women's tour.  Generally you can get the daily media notes from the website and find out all the latest stats and info on matches for the next day.  Scroll down to the bottom of the site, look for media heading and click on the daily media notes. 

Facebook / Twitter - Access the facebook page, sign up for the twitter feed.

I hope this overview was helpful in supporting your tennis fix and getting you connected with Paris this coming week!

Patrick-
racketstringingtips.com



Pat Markey

About Pat Markey -

Patrick Has been stringing rackets for over 25 years including at many professional events around the country including the US OPEN and AUSTRALIAN OPEN. He brings a depth of knowledge and love for the industry.

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