Thursday, July 9, 2009
Updated: July 10, 10:44 AM ET
Gimelstob tweets during doubles match
NEWPORT, R.I. -- Tweeting anyone?
Justin Gimelstob was tweeting -- with some help from a ball girl and an intern -- during his doubles match at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships on Thursday.
During his doubles match with partner Jesse Levine, Gimelstob was writing notes for a ball girl to run over to the side of the court -- behind the players' chairs -- where the intern for fellow American player Sam Querrey was posting them on Gimelstob's Twitter account.
Gimelstob also mouthed a few comments for the intern to post in between points. Most of them were standard play-by-play recaps.
Gimelstob and Levine beat David Martin and Taylor Dent 6-3, 6-2.
"I was tweeting by proxy," Gimelstob said. "I was talking to him, giving him notes. It was fun. We have to find a way to get more people involved. There's so much competition for the entertainment dollar. Fans want to know what goes on behind the scenes. Fans want to know what goes on in the players' heads.
"I want to be clear, I wasn't allowed to Twitter during the match," he continued. "We're not allowed to have any phone devices on the court."