I like Ace Tennis, and I agree that they sometimes have too many playing sections/gear ads.
Interesting that this particular magazine is mentioned...as you know, they have just revamped it, and it will be published bi-monthly instead of monthly.
What do you think of it?
Personally, I liked it the way it has been the last 3-4 years. I find the new format a little "tacky" (like something you'd find in a hair salon/dentist reception area) and some of the new features bordering on stupid (e.g. "Alternative predictions for 2009"). As for the bi-monthly set-up...reading coverage of the recent Australian Open series in early March? Not convinced that this a great approach.
Believe me, I'd like to be complimentary, but there really wasn't much at all that I liked about it! Will be giving good consideration to whether I choose to continue my subscription to it...a subscription I have held since 1997.
As for other magazines, I usually pick up a copy of the French Tennis mag when I'm in France...really like it.