Dutch TENNiS Magazine Article - Thirty30 Tennis - A Great Idea
Updated: Nov 26, 2019
A short article ‘Thirty30 Tennis – A Great Idea’ written by Jon Visbeen, Senior Writer for the Dutch TENNiS Magazine, is published on page 17 of the December 2018 edition.
The magazine is published 6 times a year.
A link to the magazine’s website is here.
A translation of the article is below.
Thirty30 Tennis - A Great Idea
The tennis world has been thinking about changes for several years to make the game more attractive and faster.
TV producers are crying out for defined formats that are easier to plan; younger people want to see continuous action.
In this context, the Thirty30 tennis launched at the end of 2017 is not such a bad idea.
It is derived from Twenty20 cricket, a shortened version of a game that often takes even the most inveterate enthusiast too long.
Each game starts at 30-30 (“Thirty30”) or 30-all, creating more exciting moments in a shorter time frame and what is currently lacking in tennis.
What is good about T30 tennis is that the essence of the sport is not compromised.
Each game is a minimum of two points and a maximum of four points shorter, but that is it.
The inventor has estimated that a five-set match would last for a maximum of 60 to 90 minutes.
In any case, I give Thirty30 tennis the benefit of the doubt.
For example, at club level it offers opportunities to make room in often crowded competition programs.
Week long tournaments can be completed in a weekend.
In summary, a change for everyone to think about seriously.
Since trialling of Thirty30 was launched all over the world at the end of December 2017 it has been receiving very encouraging feedback (now 170+) and this can be found on the page link below:
Thirty30 tennis – FEELS, LOOKS and SOUNDS like traditional tennis!
Thirty30 tennis – Where EVERY Point REALLY Counts!
Thirty30 tennis – Have You Tried It Yet?