One of the primary reasons why Paddle Tennis has not fulfilled its tremendous national and international promise and potential is that there is brand confusion. Essentially, individuals often confuse or don’t know the difference between Paddle Tennis, and the sports of Platform Paddle Tennis, Padel, Pickleball, Ping Pong, Beach Tennis, and the like.

With the major rebranding of Paddle Tennis and with the birth of POP Tennis, it is imperative that the rules of POP Tennis and the game itself reinforce and insure POP Tennis’ uniqueness. What must be avoided are rules that will confuse players, potential players, spectators, and executives. Therefore, there should be no use of side fences – similar to Platform Paddle Tennis; no overhead serves; no playing “let” serves; and no switching of sides by partners during a set.

POP Tennis is a fantastic sport on its own. It doesn’t need to be changed, nor should its growth be hampered by implementing rules that will continue to lead to further brand and sport confusion.

What I suggest, is that once POP Tennis has taken hold nationally and internationally, and a solid foundation of knowledge has been laid – then and only then should experimentation with and consideration of new rules be undertaken. However, we obviously, are nowhere near that point with POP Tennis.

Let’s have POP purity that leads to huge POP popularity – not the highly destructive confusion that has left its predecessor, Paddle Tennis, virtually nowhere in the national and international consciousness.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Ken Lindner

Thank you for visiting POPTennis.comTennis is Poppin’!  We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you on the court.

POP Tennis is growing and quickly spreading across the world. To provide more information to the growing team of players of all ages, we are reconstructing and adding to POPTennis.com.

Some of the improvements and additions that you will see in the coming months will include the following;

Membership Opportunities: POP Tennis will make it easy to join the movement and be part of the cool social sport.

POP Ambassadors: Get involved and receive information on how to spread the word and sport of POP Tennis. We need leaders in the sport and want you to be one of them.

Clubs, Tournaments, Play Dates & Leagues: As more clubs sign up, you will easily be able to find a place to play, be social and have fun.

POP Tennis Newsletter: Stay updated and read about other POP enthusiasts.

Equipment: Information on where and how to purchase your favorite POP racquets, green dot low compression balls and cool POP swag.

We know you are excited to learn more and get back on the court so we will leave some introductions and announcements to the near future.

In the meantime, if you are interested in reading the history of Classic POP Tennis, videos, news links and other cool stuff continue on our current website.

Be sure to mark your calendars for July 29-30 for the N.Y. Open and October 7-8 for the Venice Beach Open!

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Thanks again and Keep Poppin’!