Jim Courier
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My local tennis newsletter was delivered to my mailbox and there on the cover was an announcement that the PowerShares Series was coming to a venue near me.

What’s the PowerShares Series? It’s what they’re calling the Champions Tour nowadays. Playing in Denver on Nov. 29 are John McEnroe, Andre Agassi, Jim Courier and Michael Chang.

They have a website – powersharesseries.com – and I checked it out to find out how much tickets cost and what exactly the VIP package gets you. Tickets are a bit on the pricey side in my opinion, and the $1,000 VIP Backstage pass allows you to, among other things, “accompany players as they walk from the locker room area to center court for the beginning of the tournament.”

I don’t know. Sounds a little creepy to me.

But the most interesting thing I found on the site was the blog. It isn’t updated as often as I’d like (then again, who am I to talk), but the entries appear to be actually written by the players.  And guess what; Jim Courier can blog.

Courier wrote a great post after winning the tournament in Surprise, AZ. So great that I eagerly anticipate his next one.

Seeing the PowerShares Series blog got me wondering if any of the players write their own blogs. Courier looks to have recently started on at Tennis.com – only two posts so far and the same two appear on the PowerShares Series site, but it’s a great start. Agassi also has a blog at his Agassi Foundation website, but frankly it reads much more like a business report than a blog and is rarely updated.

Personally, I’d love to read a Sampras blog, but alas the quiet one has opted for privacy in the blogosphere as well.

Still, I’m looking forward to Courier’s next posts. And I’ll be subscribing to his Tennis.com feed and the PowerShares Series blog feed to see what he and the other senior players/bloggers have to say in the weeks and months ahead.

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