In this age that may be easily called the Age of Information, the Grand Slam Committee and the International Tennis Federation and are very much concerned that their game may be compromised. In this maze of information and communication Twitter has arisen as the latest exercise in the communications craze. It has been forging ahead in leaps and bounds throughout the globe. Twitter can be used by those who know how, or who care to take the time, to send short text messages of which are limited in size. They send them to others on the web who are interested or indicate that they are interests. Some say that this type of communication is not unlike a sort of talking in your sleep, and ask the question as to whether or not this form of communication really has any value? Those who function as officials in the world of tennis says that it could mean a great deal to online punters those who make wages online, on tennis matches.
Any attempt to pass to someone else insider or sensitive information as regards sports betting, either directly or indirectly, is seen by the USTA as being an active attempt to contravene its rules.
There is an official watch dog organization called the Tennis Integrity Unit which is constantly seeking out violators of the code.
The Arthur Ashe Stadium and the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center both have on bold display official warnings against using Twitter during matches. Restrictions are placed on players, helpers, and their friends and family against leaking any of what is referred to as inside information regarding present or future tennis games. The only information that is allowed is that which is considered as being already public knowledge.
As an example, such things as the player's health, information derived from inside interviews, sentiments that have not already been publicly expressed and things if this type, are restricted from being spread to those throughout the world who might be interested.
There is at least one individual, Andy Roddick, who does not take these warnings from the anti-gambling watchdogs about Twitter messages, seriously. He sees this as overdoing it and be too zealous as regards their concerns about Twitter. On his own Twitter site, he recently posted his sentiments that he thinks that these concerns are stupid, and that it is lame that the US Open is trying to regulate tweeting. While understanding the on-court issue, he says that he can't be told by them what to do during his own time. He says that he clearly respects the rule about inside info and tweeting on court, but he says that someone would have to seriously be a moron to send inside information through a tweet. He says it is not very smart or subtle.
Posted on: October 14, 2009