Know more about the Tenniscontact team

This page is aiming at giving you an overview of who is developping tenniscontact and how it works. How it has been created. We hope you will find it useful.


Marc des Garets

The founder of, the first social networking website for tennis players. He is the core developper and the webmaster at same time. He is mainly a Java developer but he is taking care of the javascript, database and system administration as well. Sometimes contributing to the HTML and the CSS. You can see the technologies used to bring you tenniscontact below.

Lucie Bouckova

She is the web designer of tenniscontact, taking care of all the design and the HTML/CSS development. She studied at the London College of Communication where she acquired good skills. She is an enthusiastic, creative and charming person. Dedicated and commited to her work. Her core skills are Photoshop, HTML, CSS, Illustrator and Flash/ActionScript. She can use Fireworks and develop a bit of javascript as well when required.

This website is following the web standards as defined by the W3C (Word Wide Web Consortium) and is valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional. We pay great attention to the quality of the code we deliver and this includes the Java, the javascript, the HTML and the CSS code. Because we believe good code helps to make a good website as it makes it easy to maintain and to develop.

The technologies and software we are using to develop tenniscontact

The Spring framework
Spring is a popular and widely deployed open source framework that helps developers build high quality applications faster. Spring provides a consistent programming and configuration model that is well understood and used by millions of developers worldwide. Unlike the traditional Java EE platform, Spring provides a range of capabilities for creating enterprise Java, rich web, and enterprise integration applications that can be consumed in a lightweight, a-la-carte manner.

jQuery is a fast and concise JavaScript Library that simplifies HTML document traversing, event handling, animating, and Ajax interactions for rapid web development.

Eclipse logo
Eclipse is an open source community whose projects are focused on building an open development platform comprised of extensible frameworks, tools and runtimes for building, deploying and managing software across the lifecycle.

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Arch Linux
Tenniscontact is running on a dedicated server in France hosted by dedibox with a bandwith of 100mbps/sec in download and upload. The Linux distribution on which the website is running is Arch Linux, a lightweight and flexible Linux® distribution that tries to Keep It Simple.

The MySQL® database has become the world's most popular open source database because of its consistent fast performance, high reliability and ease of use.