Twelve days since the cancellation of Indian Wells, and with at least 79 days until the return of tour-level tennis, players have taken to a newer, cooler place on the internet to entertain their fans and one another: the video platform TikTok.

For example, Alex de Minaur has been chronicling his adventures with a talking stuffed animal named Sparky:

And Coco Gauff, probably tennis' most prolific TikTok creator, made, among many other clips, a video of her socially distanced yoga session:

Her mantle might soon be taken, though, by Kristie Ahn, who's been having all kinds of fun on the platform:

Meanwhile, Caty McNally used it to embarrass her mom in Home Depot:

And Naomi Osaka, who joined the trend just recently, played pop star by singing into a toothbrush:

Even Serena Williams hasjoined the trend, as well as Elina Svitolina and Victoria Azarenka.


There is, suffice it to say, a long way to go before tennis returns to "normal." Fortunately, with this generation of players, you'll never have to go too long without hearing the stars.