The Tour

July 31, 2012 at 1:50 pm Leave a comment

My tennis gal pals and I have long thought that both our micro and the macro worlds of tennis would make a great reality tv show.  We are not alone…

Okay, so we probably won’t get to see drinks thrown in opponents faces by jewelry-laden, augmented ‘housewives,’ but we might get a glimpse into the dedication, talent, drive and finances required to make it onto the Pro Tennis Tour.  Former Georgia Bulldog  Brad Benedict and Actor/Tennis Player Jeremy Mitchell aren’t filming  our beloved Portland Area Women’s City League (probably too much material to edit through)… but they are dedicated to bringing the life of the Pro player to the big screen.  John Isner, who is currently the highest ranked American player, tweeted support  for his former teammates on Tuesday: “Check out this tennis film a former Georgia Bulldog teammate @bpbenedict is producing: http://kck.st/KSh9mX  My acting debut!”  Fellow ATP Member Sam Query and John will both have cameos in the film.  Johnny throws out his teaser during an interview at Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships.

Jeremy’s goals for the film are to “make a quality feature film that takes  you on a journey into the mind and spirit of a competitive athlete…”, “to promote tennis and support nonprofit organizations to ensure future players have the opportunity and means to pursue the sport of tennis.”

You can see more and support the film here: Kickstart.com/projects/thetourfilm.

With the success of the Bravo Reality TV series like the “Housewives” and “Top Chef,” maybe we can hope for an Andy Cohen “Tour” reunion show complete with the secret-word drinking game! I’m already picturing the DVD cover with players huddled up holding their tennis balls in palms…

Best of luck to Jeremy and Brad on The Tour!

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