On this day last year, 14 April, 2013, Tennis Frontier first hung out its shingle. We thought we’d wish ourselves a happy anniversary, and remind you how far we’ve come in just one year.
Founding partners Owen Gigg, Trent Curtis, and Susan DePalma started the site as a way to keep a wandering tennis community together. In our maiden year, while we have been steadily adding to our growing list of Discussion Forum members, we have also become a lot more.
Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Google+ social media channels have all been launched. Tennis Frontier now has two to three times as many Twitter followers as Forum members. We’re delighted that not only have we maintained such a loyal following amongst old friends, but have also added so many new voices to the conversation.
According to Google Analytics, Tennis Frontier currently gets between 15,000 – 25,000 unique visitors a month, and between 130,000 and 200,000 page views — noteworthy growth since last April.
“Down The T”, one of our trademark blogs, has featured exclusive interviews with Major winners Johan Kriek and Michael Chang, plus Wimbledon finalist Chris Lewis. Participants have also included Andy Murray’s former coach, Ben Saunders, and the recently-retired Wimbledon finalist David Nalbandian.
Coming soon will be another exclusive interview: tennis legend Margaret Court, winner of a record 24 singles Majors.
In order to provide additional original content, we have also been adding to our blog roll.
Our thanks to bloggers (in alphabetical order): Brian Canever, Warren Casreo, Colin Chambers, Samer Kadi, Johan Kriek, Arienna Lee, Chris Lewis, Scoop Malinowski, John Masters, Jonathan Northrop, and Jesse Pentecost.
We are also grateful to those who have contributed through their efforts as moderators.
We’ve surprised even ourselves by how far we’ve come in just one year, but we’re even more excited about what the coming year will bring.
Thank you for helping to make Tennis Frontier such a success.