Re: Getting Sky or digital TV in the UK in order to watch more tennis?
Sky Sports has extensive coverage of all the nine ATP Masters series events, the Masters Cup, the US Open, the Davis Cup (usually following the same team - usually the US). This year they also covered various ATP events (e.g. Nottingham, Rotterdam). They also have the weekly ATP Tennis magazine programme on Thursday nights.
If you get a satellite package from Sky, you can use the "Interactive" function to select from various courts, so you don't have to watch the match that is televised on the 'main' channel. I'm not sure if cable (NTL or Telewest) gives you that function.
You also get a large choice of courts on the BBC interactive service during Wimbledon.
Eurosport has coverage of the French Open and the Australian Open almost throughout the entire day's play... However, they always make way for "nonsense" events like cycling or motorbike racing in the middle of the day's schedule, and often when there are good matches.
Eurosport also covers most (or all) of the WTA Tier I tournaments from the last 16 onwards, and many Tier II tournaments from the quarterfinals or semifinals. I don't recall watching any Tier III or lower tournaments. They also cover selected ATP tour events, usually the finals or semis of European tournaments, and also Fed Cup ties.
If you want to go for Sky Sports + Eurosport, the cheapest Sky package will be Sky Sports World Family Pack at £33 per month. This gives you Sky Sports 1-3 and Sky Sports Extra. Tennis is usually shown on 2, 3 and Extra.... but unfortunately, to get these three channels, you have to pay for all four.
If you want Sky Sports but not Eurosport, you can choose Sky Sports World Value Pack at £31 per month. However, for only £2 more, you might as well get Eurosport, plus you get almost 100 more channels.
If you're happy with only Eurosport coverage, you should go for the standard Family Pack (without premium channels) at £19.50 per month.
However, to avoid the stupidly high installation charge, you should sign up to the full Sky package (£40 per month) for the first month, and you'll pay either £10 or £1, instead of £100 or £150, for installation. After the first month, you are free to change to any cheaper package of your choice - that's what most people do... (I don't watch films on Sky Movies, so there's no point in paying for them)
Finally, if you are going to sign up to Sky, please let me know! I'll give you my subscriber code... if you quote that when you sign up, I think we both get £30 (or £50) in M&S vouchers!