Tennis fans Slammed
March 9, 2003 2:28 PM   Subscribe

If you are a prominent sports organization suffering under budget cuts and dwindling crowds, not to mention if some of your main players are threatening to form a breakaway group, what could possibly be your next move? How about alienating your fans? That's exactly what the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP), the governing body of men's professional tennis, did. More inside . . .
posted by somethingotherthan (3 comments total)
Whoops, I didn't realize the second link wasn't a public link. Please delete this post, Matt -- that was the meat of it.
posted by somethingotherthan at 2:38 PM on March 9, 2003

if you mean the link to the message board where all are complaining about ATP shutting their board down, it's accessible...
posted by thatweirdguy2 at 2:39 PM on March 9, 2003

It really doesn't say much, and you can hardly blame a company for not wanting to have a BBS for its customers. That's asking for bad PR. Let the fans set up their own, as they have already done here. It's easy enough.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:18 PM on March 9, 2003

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