FAQs and Blog submisson guidelines


Q: What does Happy Slam mean?

A: Players refer to the Australian Open Grand Slam Tournament  as the Happy Slam, Happy Slam Tennis founders are from Melbourne Australia, the city where the tournament is held.

Q: What does HST mean?

A: When ‘Happy Slam Tennis’ becomes a mouthful we simply say ‘H S T’.

Q: How did Happy Slam Tennis Start?

A: Happy Slam Tennis first launched on Instagram, on August 31, 2-14. Fun fact: We were first named ‘Aussie Hot Shots’ but we found that we had more to offer, so we re-launched as Happy Slam Tennis a few weeks after.

Q: What is Passionfire?

A: Passionfire is  a burning passion a person has for something, in our case, it’s Tennis!

Q: What is RAFATUDE?

A: We think that Rafael Nadal has an exceptional attitude that personifies what it takes to be a gutsy, yet respectable tennis professional that never gives up, hence, he has ‘Rafatude’

RAFATUDE, Definition: Manner, disposition or feeling, position with regard to a person or a thing. A champion’s way of thinking or feeling about something.

This term can apply to anyone, do you know someone with RAFATUDE?

Q: Can I just submit and idea to the blog?

A: #ForSure, bring them on! you don’t have to supply fully formatted content. Ideas are just as welcome. You can submit your ideas 50 words or less, if we like what we see we will be #happy to chat more with you about.

Q: How much can I write in one blog post?

A: Short and sweet! We prefer blog posts to be no greater that 500 words per post.

Q: How many pictures can I send?

A: No more than 10 images, Quantities of 4 images or more must be sent in a .zip file.

Q: Can I send in photoshopped images?

A: Yes! we love these, provided they are skilled, high quality edits.

Q: Can I Advertise on the HST Blog?

A: If you are looking to advertise on our site please see our Media/PR page for more information.

If you have any more questions, please let us know, we are eager to add to this FAQ’s list to help everybodyguys.

Happy Slam Tennis Blog Content Submission Guidelines

We will #trymybest to feature your contributions where possible. The following guidelines help to keep our content consistent to the framework that supports the HST philosophy of  unique lighthearted tennis-related content, we accept the following content:

  • Off court antics and happenings
  • Fan perspectives and experiences
  • Tournament experiences and breaking news
  • Humor & wit
  • Respectful parodys
  • Meme’s and Gifs
  • Funny photos
  • Interesting statistics
  • Amazing surprises!

Media guidelines:

  • Are your photos or videos HD?
    Where possible, all images and video must be high quality clear and crisp images and optimised for web viewing. * It is suggested that you watermark your own photos or video’s to ensure that your efforts are acknowledged.
  • How big should your image’s file size be?
    It is important to have your images sized correctly so they have a fast loading time on a web page.. High-tech cameras take extremely detailed pictures, which create huge file sizes, some are even several megabytes, these are not recommended on a webpage. An image file size for a webpage will be under:
  • 100kb for a large image
  • 50kb for a medium image
  • 30kb for a small image

Here is a free online image re-sizing tool that allows you to sacrifice a little image quality in exchange for an acceptable file size and quick load times.

  • We accept the following file types:
    • .jpeg
    • .png
    • .gif

Here is an online image converter tool to save your files to the correct extension.

Additional requirements:

  • Media attachments more than 5 items or video  must be saved in a zipped file.
  • Images must be optimized for web viewing.
  • Images must be your own. Images from the web cannot be accepted for copyright reasons.
  • Images used as MEMEs or Gifs must credit the original source of the image.
  • Please summarize your submission in one sentence (no more than about 50 words)
  • Blog posts are limited to 500 words or less.
  • Text must be proofread and free of spelling and grammatical errors.

HST value the effort you go to with your content and ideas submissions. Please be aware that we reserve the right to make any alterations to the text you supply to ensure its relevance to the audience and that it aligns with the HST ethos and branding pillars. We are happy to answer further questions you may have about this, contact us anytime!

2 thoughts on “FAQs and Blog submisson guidelines”

  1. Hey HappySlamTennis, just wondering if you guys have seen the new MyATP app because I’ve searched for you guys an haven’t found anything. Thanks!


    1. Hi Katherine,
      We have chosen not to download/use the app in response to out IG account being disabled (you can check out all the details for that in one of our recent articles). Thanks for thinking of us:)
      Stay Happy!


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