Tennis Tweeters Prep for #USOpen: Are your favorite players #FAIL or #Twitterific?

 

If you follow me on Twitter, you KNOW I’m a HUGE tennis fan. I have been since @Becker_Boris won Wimbledon at fifteen years old. Having only managed to make it to the Davis Cup, here in Portland, I’m TOTALLY EXCITED about heading to my first major grand slam, the #USOpen!

Spending hours watching the US Open Series made me start to think about how the players were using social media to report on their activities. This year’s Olympic games were filled with Twitter trend reports from Ryan Secrest, finally cementing the fact that Twitter had become a mainstream method of communication. So is your favorite player tweeting? Take a look at the follower count for the top players below. Which tennis Twitter accounts do you follow? Be sure to comment below with your picks to follow as we gear up for the US Open!

Do YOU Play Professional Tennis and Tweet?

I would love to hear from you. I have put together a quick survey for professional tennis players and need your participation. My goal is to learn about how the professional tennis industry manages their Twitter accounts and if there are any beneficial outcomes. All information will be reported on ANONYMOUSLY and you can get a copy of my findings.

Want a Comprehensive List?

If you’re looking for an exhaustive list of professional tennis tweeters, check-out this post from GrandSlamGal. Another great resource is this directory put together by tweeting-athletes.com. (more…)

9 Twitter Business Lessons From Tennis Pros

by Lisa Peyton, originally published on socialmediaexaminer.com

Are you looking to improve your Twitter game?

The Twitterverse has been buzzing with the latest US Open Tennis Tournament news.

What can tennis teach your business about Twitter? You’d be surprised.

Preparing for the year’s first grand slam, I began to research and follow popular players on Twitter. I was curious how these big celebrities fared on the 140-character–driven platform.

The outcome of my research resulted in nine takeaways that brands and businesses can use to help improve their Twitter stream.

Take these tips from the tennis pros and your Twitter stream will be serving up aces.

#1: Multi-Task

Great tennis tweeters, like Novak Djokovic, capitalize on their celebrity and build synergistic communities around Twitter.

Novak has created a branded page on the celebrity social network WhoSay. He then pushes photos from his Whosay mobile app directly to Twitter. The third-party app does all the work, shortens the link and allows for an active new community to thrive directly on Whosay.

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Novak Djokovic has created this über-branded WhoSay page and pushes photos from this account to Twitter.

So your brand may not include a full-fledged celebrity, making WhoSay not the best choice for your third-party “pusher.” Instead you can try my other favorites like Instagram, Foursquare, Pinterest or Flickr. (more…)