Our most popular contest, our Suicide Pools, are played officially during each of the four Grand Slam tournaments. Members of our staff (all volunteers) manage these contests. Our first Suicide Pool was played during the 2005 Australian Open. We had 15 contestants. Early in 2006, Jon Wertheim, a widely read tennis columnist and author, began linking to our Suicide Pools from the pages of SI.com.
This generous promotion was the catalyst we needed to begin to establish ourselves among internet tennis forums. Largely due to Mr. Wertheim’s generosity we expect to host over 300 contestants from all parts of the world in our 2010 Suicide Pools. Other contests hosted by us include the Prediction Challenge, which encompasses every tournament played throughout the year, and four annual Fantasy Tennis Tournaments.