The Inaugural Tennis Atlantic/The Grandstand’s Courtside Videocast Discussing Pre-Draw Australian Open Predictions and more!
Staff, Tennis Atlantic
Tennis Atlantic is proud to partner with Ricky Dimon’s The Grandstand to bring you a brand new ATP/WTA discussion show, the Courtside videocast. Episodes will be centered around the biggest events on the yearly tennis calendar, including the slams, and are set to feature as hosts Tennis Atlantic’s Steen Kirby and Courtney Massey, along with Ricky Dimon of The Grandstand.
In addition to the expertise and talent of our hosts, a rotating panel of tennis analysts will be joining the videocast to discuss interesting and popular topics around the tennis world, including on and off court news, results and headlines from the ATP and WTA tour and more.
In our inaugural Google Hangout episode, held yesterday afternoon, Steen, Courtney and Ricky were joined by journalists Niall Clarke and Jeff McMillan, both from Tennis Atlantic, and Jared Pine of Second Serb. They discussed some pre-draw Australian Open predictions, talked about some of the action on and off the court from the first week of the 2015 pro tennis season, broke down the ATP Sydney and Auckland draws, and discussed some solutions to the issue of star players pulling out of smaller ATP and WTA tournaments, in order to prioritize the Grand Slams and other big events, made notable by the situations of Eugenie Bouchard and Hong Kong last year, and David Ferrer and John Isner with the ATP Auckland tournament this week.There was also some discussion of injured players like Juan Martin Del Potro returning to the ATP tour and thoughts about what the future holds for them.
Please check out the hangout below, and we plan to have our next one after the Australian Open draw is released. Feel free to contact us here, or on Twitter if you have questions, comments, feedback or anything else to share with us about the Videocast.
Thanks for watching!
*The tweet mentioned by Steen during the broadcast was this one from our own Chris de Waard.