Instagram is a photo sharing app that makes it easy to keep up with pics taken by tennis players and fans. I’m loving it!
Like all social media, when I first started using Instagram I couldn’t really figure out what to do with it and why people loved it so much. And then a friend showed me how to find people to get connected to.
Reasons to love Instagram:
- Tennis players share their photos on Instagram. Sure the photos are most likely shared via Instagram on other social media like Facebook and Twitter, but for me, my Instagram stream isn’t as busy as Facebook and Twitter so it’s easier to see all their photos.
- More and more tennis fans are using Instagram to share pics when they are at a tournament. And when I can’t be at a tournament, there’s nothing I love more than looking at photos of players and around the grounds.
- Instagram connects to Twitter and Facebook so you can share pics there at the same time as you share them on Instagram just by sliding a button. The benefit of Instagram is that it’s fast. (I don’t understand the technicalities of why but before Instagram, to share a photo on Facebook I had to take the photo then attach it to a status update, which could took ages and sometimes I would give up waiting.)
- You can add Filters to your photos to enhance them and make them look more interesting.
- Another advantage is that you can see the photos that people have shared straight away, without having to click on a link, so it’s easy to skim past the ones you aren’t interested in and look at the ones you like.
I think all the accounts below are official ones but it’s hard to be 100% sure.
Tennis players on Instagram
- Feliciano Lopez (@felopini)
- Janko Tipsarevic (@tipsarevicjanko)
- Casey Dellacqua (@caseydellacqua)
- Venus Williams (@venuswilliams)
- Sloane Stephens (@sloanestephens)
- Sam Querry (@samquerrey)
- Milos Raonic (@m3atloaf27)
- Mike Bryan (@mikecbryan)
- Bob Bryan (@bryanbros)
- Jack Sock (@jacksock10)
- Tomas Berdych (@tomasberdych)
- Roger Federer (@rogerfedererofficial) – possibly not official
- Sabine Lisicki (@sabinelisicki)
- Serena Williams (@serenawilliams)
- Stan Wawrinka (@stanwawrinka85)
- Dinara Safina (@dinarik27)
- Svetlana Kuznetsova (@svetlanak27)
- Elena Vesnina (@vesnushka86)
- Victoria Azarenka (@vichka35)
- Laura Robson (@laurarobson5)
- Lucie Safarova (@safatko)
- Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (@nastia_pav)
- Ash Barty (@ashbar96)
- Fabio Fognini (@fabiofogna)
- Mardy Fish (@mardysfish)
- Devin Britton (@devinbritton)
Australian Open is there @australianopen and Kia Australia, the major Australian Open sponsor is there @KiaAustralia
If you’re an Instagram user, I’m there as @grandslamgal
I’m aiming to share a lot of photos when I’m at the Australian Open.
Feel free to get connected and leave your username in the comments so that other tennis fans can connect with you too. And please let me know of any other tennis players that can be added to the list above.
Until next time
Grand Slam Gal
PS Big thanks to @SamsBiceps on Twitter for letting me know about loads of players to add to the list 🙂
I’m now signed up and ready to get some pics at the US Open.