Tennis Players will Meet Their Match on Tennisdate.com

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Online dating company launches site designed specifically for the tennis community

Tennisdate.com today announced the launch of a new online dating service designed specifically for the tennis community.

The philosophy behind Tennisdate.com is simple: Tennis is a perfect first date. Why? It's a sport men and women can enjoy playing together. Tennis provides an instantaneous icebreaker - a common interest that two people can share and discuss. Tennis is an enjoyable, safe, outdoor activity that provides ample opportunities for socializing between sets. What is more, after a tennis match, if two people are not compatible, the end of the match is the end of the date.

Tennisdate.com is owned and operated by Hudson Avenue Technologies, a provider of community-oriented online personal ads that bring active, healthy adults together for the enjoyment of sports - and each other. The company also owns and operates Golfmates.com, the world’s first and largest online dating service designed for golfers. In the two years since its launch, Golfmates.com has attracted almost 10,000 members and has celebrated countless matches and multiple marriages. The unique concept of online dating sites designed specifically for the golf and tennis communities is the brainchild of Omaha-based entrepreneur Scott Kroeger, who, after setting up a handful of friends on dates, decided that the world needed an online dating service where anyone interested in sports such as tennis and golf could find like-minded mates.

The demand for online dating services has grown explosively in the last five years. Americans spent about $516 million on online dating last year alone. The number of U.S. citizens using online personal ads is expected to reach 24 million by 2007. The Tennis Industry Association estimates that about 24 million Americans play tennis. About 88 percent of them use the Internet. About 86 percent of tennis players in the United States own home computers.

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