W.H. Easter Egg Roll Features 10U Tennis, Obama Visit
The 133rd annual White House Easter Egg Roll took place on April 25 on the South Lawn with 30,000 people attending and lots of activities and entertainment, including a 10 and Under Tennis court that featured a visit from President Barack Obama.
The theme of this year’s Easter Egg Roll was “Get Up and Go!” focusing on promoting health and wellness and encouraging children to lead healthy and active lives. This is a central part of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, which is a national effort to combat childhood obesity.
The Easter Egg Roll is the largest annual public event at the White House and tennis was one of the sports chosen to be showcased this year. Children received instruction on the 10 and Under Tennis court from USTA tennis pros as well as tennis stars Chris Evert, Katrina Adams, Mal Washington and Chanda Rubin. The mascots from the Washington Kastles of World TeamTennis also came by to lend a helping hand.
But the court’s biggest visit of the day came from President Obama, who stepped onto the 36-foot court to hit a few balls with some lucky children with help from Evert and Adams.
Sharapova Debuts New Head Frame
At the Madrid WTA Masters event in May, Maria Sharapova premiered the new Head YouTek IG Instinct racquet. The 2004 Wimbledon champion played a key on-court role in the development of the new Head Instinct Series, says the company. The YouTek IG Instinct Series will include two new frames, both providing players with as Head calls it, “effortless power.” The frames should be available for consumers in August.
85th Public Parks Championships in Minnesota
The 85th Annual National Public Parks Tennis Championships will be July 28-Aug. 7 at the Baseline Tennis Center at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The event is open to all USTA members, with age divisions ranging from the 10s (using the QuickStart Tennis play format) up to the 90s, with prize money to Open division champions.
The schedule includes NTRP Division competition for men and women in singles, doubles and mixed doubles. There is also Age Division competition and Wheelchair Tennis competition. In addition, there will be Family events (such as husband-wife, parent-child, etc.) and Adaptive Tennis events. For more information, visit nppta.org or baselinetenniscenter.com.
New Stringer Site Launched by GSS
Grand Slam Stringers recently launched the GSS Alliance website, gssalliance.com, which co-founder Tim Strawn says is designed to “present technical data pertaining specifically to tennis, and to focus on product reviews,” among other features.
The site, which is the result of a collaboration between Strawn and John Gugel, both Master Racquet Technicians, also includes an international message board that can be translated into more than 50 languages, along with an interactive blogging format.
“We’re excited about this new project,” Strawn says. “We designed the site to be data rich, very member-oriented, and one that presents new ideas and data in an entirely different way.” Visit the site for a free two-day trial.
Gasquet Partners with Tourna Grip
Unique Sports has announced a multi-year agreement with world No. 16 ATP player Richard Gasquet to endorse Tourna Grip. The Frenchman has used Tourna Grip his entire career, and recently fought his way back into the Top 20 after an injury.
Gasquet, who has a signature style of wrapping the grip only part way up the handle for his one-handed backhand, joins the Tourna Grip team that includes the Bryan Brothers, Sam Querry, David Ferrer, Victoria Azarenka, Vera Zvonareva and Juan Carlos Ferrero. For more information, visit uniquesports.com.
Ferris PTM Program Celebrates 25 Years
The Professional Tennis Management program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Mich. — the first four-year PTM program in the country — recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. To mark the milestone, the PTM program played host to presentations by an all-star slate of speakers.
On the program for the celebration weekend were presentations by USPTA/PTR Master Pros Jorge Capestany and A.J. Pant, Jill Fonte of Business Visions Group, and Mike Woody, director of Midland (Mich.) Community Tennis Center. Ferris PTM program founder and current USTA Managing Director of Youth Tennis, Scott Schultz, discussed the growth and current state of 10 and Under Tennis. The keynote speaker for the weekend was former world No. 4 pro player Todd Martin.
The event culminated with a banquet honoring the “25 Years of Excellence” and a presentation of awards and scholarships to recognize the achievements of the top PTM student performers of the year. For more information about the Ferris PTM program, visit ferris.edu/ptm.
Allen Fox Releases New Book
Dr. Allen Fox’s newest book, “Tennis: Winning the Mental Match,” is now available. The book tackles issues faced by players at all levels, and Fox’s solutions are logical and straightforward, and have been tested on court.
Chapters deal with the emotional issues of competition and using emotion to help you win, reducing stress, causes of choking, gaining confidence, game plans, maintaining mental effectiveness during a match, the role of parents, and the psychology of doubles. Fox currently consults with tennis players on mental issues, appears on the Tennis Channel and writes for Tennis Magazine. Visit his website, allenfoxtennis.net, for more, and to order his latest book.
Ashaway Debuts Dynamite 17 Soft String
Ashaway has introduced its new Dynamite 17 Soft, which it says is in response to increased market demand for tennis strings that are easier on the arm and yet deliver more power. The string uses a new Zyex multifilament fiber core technology that the company says provides the increased power and tension-holding characteristics of the original Dynamite strings, but also provides a softer feel for enhanced ball control.
The string comes in a bright fluorescent green color, in 40-foot sets and 360-foot reels. Because of the tension-holding properties of Zyex, Ashaway recommends stringing at approximately 10 to 15 percent lower than normal tension, up to a maximum of 60 pounds. For information, visit ashawayusa.com.
U.S. Bounced Out of Fed Cup World Group
For the first time since the Fed Cup World Group format was instituted in 1995, the U.S. team has been bounced out of the top group and relegated to “World Group II” competition for 2012. The tumble for Captain Mary Joe Fernandez’s squad came at the hands of Germany, which routed the U.S., 5-0, in a World Group Playoff on clay in Stuttgart in mid-April. This means the U.S. is ineligible to compete for the Fed Cup title in 2012 and must battle through the second tier to reach the top World Group for the 2013 competition.
Christina McHale and Melanie Oudin lost their singles matches to Germany’s Andrea Petkovic and Julia Goerges. The U.S. doubles team of Liezel Huber-Vania King lost to Anna-Lena Goenfeld-Sabine Lisicki to complete the German sweep. “It’s tough to be out of the World Group for the first time, but we just came up against a better team,” Fernandez said. “We did the best we could.”
In the World Group semifinals, also played in mid-April, the Czech Republic defeated Belgium, 3-2, and Russia swept defending champ Italy, 5-0. Russia will host the Czech Republic in the final, Nov. 5-6.
USTA Serves Leadership Initiative Honors Judy Levering
USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, has created the Judy Levering Leadership Initiative to honor Levering, who was the first woman president of the USTA, and her work to accelerate the growth, expand the network, and improve the quality of grassroots tennis and education organizations that are dedicated to building and bettering the lives of those most in need.
Money raised through the initiative will be used for the collection and tabulation of best practices of already successful tennis and education organizations. To donate online, visit ustaserves.com, click on “Donate Now” and specify in honor of “Judy Levering Leadership Initiative.”
Tennis Warehouse Europe Fulfills French Open Product
Tennis Warehouse Europe, the European division of Tennis Warehouse, will process all online orders for the Roland-Garros store for the 2011 French Open.
“We are very excited that the French Tennis Federation selected Tennis Warehouse Europe to handle the fulfillment of the exclusive Roland-Garros products for spring 2011,” says Rick Kerpsack, managing director of Tennis Warehouse Europe. Select items from the line will also be available for purchase from Tennis Warehouse.
- Dunlop has signed 23-year-old American player Tim Smyczek. Recently Smyczek, playing with a Biomimetic 300 Tour, won the USTA’s French Open Wild Card Playoff.
- Gamma Sports has hired Jeff French as Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest and North Central territories with a focus on tennis specialty accounts. French comes to Gamma from Wilson Sporting Goods, where he worked with tennis specialty customers. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Team Head Penn collegiate racquetball players had excellent results in April at the National Intercollegiate Racquetball Championships held at Arizona State University. Taylor Knoth (playing with a YouTek Royal Flush), a sophomore at Oregon State, won the men’s singles. Sharon Jackson (YouTek BlackJack) of University of Alabama placed second in women’s singles.
- Michael Augustine is the new worldwide director of apparel for K-Swiss, overseeing design, development and merchandising for all inline performance apparel, global special make-up product, and co-branded collections.
- Harlan Stone will continue with the USTA through 2014, but in a new role focusing on television and corporate sponsorships. He will remain the USTA’s chief business officer, reporting to Executive Director Gordon Smith, but after the 2011 US Open, he will give up the marketing and communications roles he’s had. Outside of the USTA, Stone also is a partner in SJX Partners, a private sports marketing agency.
- New Balance President and CEO Rob DeMartini has been named the country’s Most Playful CEO in a nationwide search for inventive leaders who incorporate play and innovation into the work environment to encourage collaboration and teamwork. The award is sponsored by Playworks, a national nonprofit organization that supports learning and a positive school climate by providing healthy, inclusive play and physical activity.
- Three International Tennis Hall-of-Famers from Spain, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Andres Gimeno and Manolo Santana, received Hall of Fame commemorative rings in a ceremony at the Barcelona Open in April.
- World No. 2 Novak Djokovic joined the “Champions for Peace” club in April. Created by “Peace and Sport, l’Organisation pour la Paix par le Sport” based in Monaco, the Champions for Peace club has 55 champions who wish to actively contribute to a culture of peace in the world by promoting sport and its values.
- USTA Florida immediate-past President Donn Davis has been named president of the USTA Florida Section Foundation, the charitable arm of the section. He succeeds Jean Mills, who served as Foundation president since its inception in 2004.
- The newest inductees into the USTA Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame are: Dr. Brian Hainline, Chief Medical Officer of the USTA; Robert L. Litwin, a senior national and world champion; Melissa Brown, a 1984 French Open singles quarterfinalist and winner of the Wimbledon Ladies’ Plate; and Al Picker, the veteran tennis columnist of The Newark Star Ledger.
- Tony Larson of Alexandria, Minn., won the USPTA’s Indoor Championships singles title in April in Fridley, Minn., then teamed with Roy Bryan of Minneapolis to win the doubles title.
- RSI Contributing Editor Mary Helen Sprecher recently won two second-place awards in the Maryland Delaware D.C. Press Association annual editorial contest for reporting. Sprecher is a reporter for the Baltimore Guide newspaper.
ASBA Announces 7 New CTCBs
Seven tennis facility and court builders from the U.S. and Canada recently completed the requirements to receive the Certified Tennis Court Builder designation from the American Sports Builders Association.
- Albert Giamei Jr. of Copeland Coating Co., Nassau, NY
- Dale Hendrickson of TD Sports Inc., Simi Valley, CA
- Michael Kingsbury of Fowler Construction, Ontario, Canada
- Carlos Navas of Sport Court Midwest, Bensenville, IL
- JR Rockenfield of McConnell & Associates Corp., Kansas City, MO
- Pete Smith of The CourtSmiths, Toledo, OH
- Pat Walker of Sport Court Midwest, Bensenville, IL
For the complete list of CTCB’s nationwide, and to find out more about builder certification, visit sportsbuilders.org.
USTA Teams With First Lady’s ‘Joining Forces’
The USTA is supporting “Joining Forces,” an effort led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to mobilize all sectors of society to give U.S. service members and their families the opportunities and support they have earned. A national initiative, it will highlight issues that are of special importance to military families, including employment, education and wellness.
The USTA will introduce 4,000 National Guard and Reserve members and families to tennis through festivals at Yellow Ribbon pre-deployment events to help reduce stress and encourage social interaction within the service members’ local communities. The USTA also will work with the Department of Veterans Affairs and local VA hospitals to expand tennis programs.
Additionally, USTA Tennis on Campus will work with Joining Forces to create awareness by welcoming back and engaging student veterans and help support those veterans transition to civilian life. Initial plans call for 50 colleges and universities to take part in this program by the end of 2011. The USTA will work with Student Veterans of America to implement these programs.
Forest Hills Stadium Doesn’t Get Landmark Status
The effort to save the historic tennis stadium at Forest Hills was dealt a blow in May when the New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission decided not to consider the venue for landmark status. The commission said the “deteriorated state of the building’s architectural features” contributed to the decision.
However, supporters of preserving the stadium can apply again to the commission, a spokesman said. And even without landmark designation by the city, the property may not be redeveloped, since changes of this magnitude need to be approved by the Forest Hills Gardens Corp., which runs the private neighborhood and enforces strict guidelines.
The US Open moved from Forest Hills to Flushing Meadows in the late 1970s and the Forest Hills stadium fell into disrepair. It’s estimated that it would cost more than $15 million to restore the stadium, money that the West Side Tennis Club says it doesn’t want to spend.
USTA Serves Announces ‘Neighborhood’ Paver Initiative for Avenue of Aces
USTA Serves, the USTA’s national charitable foundation, is launching a new “Neighborhood” initiative for its donor-supported Avenue of Aces, located on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.
Past US Open Champions Andre Agassi, Pete Sampras, Ivan Lendl and John McEnroe will join tennis legend Billie Jean King in lending their names to this charitable initiative. The concept will allow fans to order their own personalized pavers to be placed in the Avenue of Aces next to those of their favorite champion by donating to USTA Serves.
Since its inception in 2005, the Avenue of Aces initiative has raised more than $1.4 million to help USTA Serves support programs. To date, USTA Serves has awarded more than $13 million in grants and scholarships to people and programs throughout the country in order to provide the under-served youth with greater opportunities to realize success. Those wishing to order a paver in the neighborhood of their favorite champion can visit ustaserves.com or call (914) 696-7223.
UCLA Wins National Campus Championship
The team from UCLA won the 2011 USTA National Campus Championship title, defeating a team from the University of Florida, 30-19, in the final. The event took place April 7-9 in Cary, N.C., with 64 teams from across the country participating in the 12th annual championship, presented by the USTA, National Intramural-Recreation Sports Association, Intercollegiate Tennis Association and World TeamTennis.
The USTA’s Tennis On Campus program involves more than 500 colleges and universities and over 30,000 student participants, who form teams to play intramural and club tennis. Visit tennisoncampus.com for more information.
‘Tennis Show 2011’ Planned for NYC Aug. 27
Plans are in the works for “The Tennis Show 2011,” a collaborative celebration of tennis featuring informative and educational meetings and presentations — all on Saturday, Aug. 27, in New York City, prior to the start of the US Open.
Presented by both the TIA and USTA, The Tennis Show 2011 will be held at the Grand Hyatt in the afternoon and evening. It will include a Tennis Trade Show, the TIA Tennis Forum, and the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame Award Ceremony, then will lead directly into the Opening Session of the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference. Further details will be announced soon, or visit The Tennis Show page on Facebook.
USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards
Honored recently at the USTA Annual Meeting were:
- Barbara Williams Leadership Award: Lucy Garvin of Greenville, SC
- Brad Parks Award: Jim and Annette Buck of Woodland Hills, CA
- USTA NJTL Founders’ Service Award: Barbara Wynne, Indianapolis, IN
- Ralph W. Westcott USTA Family of the Year Award: the Illges Family, Columbus, GA
- Seniors’ Service Award: Carolyn Nichols, Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Congratulations to the Following
New Master Racquet Technicians
Marcell Rengifo, Copiague, NY
Samuel Jones, Georgetown, TX
Peter Angulo, San Luis Obispo, CA
Christopher Simmons, San Luis Obispo, CA
Nicholas Simmons, San Luis Obispo, CA
Jenn Thomas, San Luis Obispo, CA
SueEng Tiang, Temple City, CA
Richard Chen, San Gabriel, CA
New Certified Stringers
Darren Sidney, Colorado Springs, CO
Nathan Frank, Ardmore, PA
Wanted. Babolat Star 4. Call Jim @ (561) 393-7978
Wanted. Babolat Star 5. Call Doug @ (858) 735-2658 or e-mail d2tennis at san dot rr dot com
PTR to Host Club Conference in October
The PTR will host its third Tennis Club Owners and Facility Managers Conference, Oct. 5-7, at Crowne Plaza Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The event has been designed for tennis club owners, managers, directors of tennis and those who aspire to expand their tennis business acumen.
Presentations and breakout sessions will include topics such as Customer Service, Programming to Fill Courts, Pro Compensation for Maximizing Productivity, Marketing Your Club & Programs, Grants for 36’ and 60’ Courts, Going Green, Evaluating Your Staff, Federal Labor Laws and Your Pros, Court and Facility Maintenance, Creating/Improving Your Website and Social Networking, and more.
Club consultant Doug Cash will be the conference facilitator. Others providing their expertise to the program include USTA’s Kurt Kamperman, TIA Executive Director Jolyn De Boer, Ed Montecalvo of Lee Tennis, DecoTurf’s Tom Magner and former pro player Tim Wilkison, known as “Dr. Dirt,” the owner of Salisbury Tennis Academy.
The program starts at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 5, and runs through 5 p.m. on Oct. 7. The cost, $395 before August 1, $445 after August 1, includes all workshops, Cardio Tennis workouts and vendor exhibits. Additional attendees from the same club are $349 each. For info or to register contact 800-421-6289 or visit ptrtennis .org.
Waters Moves to USTA National
Jeff Waters, the executive director of the USTA New England section, is moving to the USTA national office as the managing director of Adult Tennis. Waters will oversee the Competitive Tennis Department, which includes USTA Leagues, Flex Leagues, Adult/Senior Competition, Wheelchair Tennis, Senior International and Technical departments. He’ll also have oversight over Network Services which includes USTA meetings and conferences.
- IMG Media is replacing Lagardère as the USTA’s US Open TV rights negotiations representative and TV consultant in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Asia (excluding Japan) and the Middle East. The appointment covers the four-year period from 2013 to 2016.
- A special exhibit opening in June at the International Tennis Hall of Fame and Museum in Newport, R.I., will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Arthur Ashe’s induction into the Hall of Fame. There will also be a tribute and ceremony to the tennis great during the Hall of Fame weekend in July.
- Sales of Oakley sunglasses and other optical products grew by 11 percent in first quarter, according to earnings information released by its Italian parent Luxottica Group S.p.A.
- TicketCity of Austin was named the official secondary ticket provider of the Davis Cup quarterfinal between the U.S. and Spain, to be held at The Frank Erwin Center on the University of Texas campus in Austin, July 8-10.
- The World TeamTennis Rec League visits two Pro League cities in July, with a Qualifier set for July 15-17 at the Bass River Tennis Club in Beverly, Mass., and one at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo., July 22-24. Events are also scheduled for Raleigh, N.C. (Aug. 19-21); Irvine, Calif. (Sept. 23-25); and Landisville, Pa. (Sept. 30-Oct. 2). Division champions from each event qualify for the WTT Finals, Nov. 4-6, at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. Visit WTT.com/recleagues.
- Tennis Warehouse and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) have renewed their longstanding partnership through 2012, marking the 10th year of collaboration. Under terms of the deal, Tennis Warehouse will remain an official partner of the WTA website.
- The U.S. Junior Fed Cup (16-and-under) team and both the boys’ and girls’ World Junior Tennis teams (14-and-under) won the North/Central America & Caribbean Regional Championships in early May to qualify for the 2011 World Finals. The World Junior Tennis Finals will be Aug. 1-6 in Prostejov, Czech Republic; the Junior Davis and Fed Cup finals will be Sept. 27-Oct. 2 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
- The USPTA and its “Tennis – for the health of it!” initiative, along with the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, is on board for Together Counts, a nationwide program to inspire active and healthy living. The idea is to get families and community members to take a simple pledge: Eat at least one meal and do at least one activity together every week.
- The Orange Bowl International Tennis Championships junior event will be played on clay for the first time since 1998. The event, scheduled for Dec. 5-11, moves to the Frank Veltri Tennis Center in Plantation, Fla., after spending the last 13 years at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne, Fla.
- USTA Atlanta announced the inaugural “Serving Winners – A Celebration of Women in Tennis Awards” luncheon will be July 15 in Midtown Atlanta. The event will help raise funds and awareness for the Atlanta Youth Tennis Foundation (501c3). Atlanta’s WSB TV news anchor and USTA volunteer Monica Pearson will be honored, as will Karin Korb, U.S. Paralympic athlete; Amy Bryant, Emory University women’s tennis head coach; and Gloria Wallace, USTA volunteer.
- Asics Corp. has launched “A Bright Tomorrow Through Sport,” a support program for young survivors of the Japan earthquake who lost their parents in the disaster. The program is for children up to 18 who have been orphaned as a result of the natural disaster. Asics will provide those eligible with sporting goods, mainly sportswear and shoes.
- The U.S. quad wheelchair tennis team of Nick Taylor, 31, of Wichita, Kan., David Wagner, 37, of Hillsboro, Ore., and Bryan Barten, 37, of Tucson, Ariz., defeated Israel 2-1 in the final to win the 2011 World Team Cup title on May 1. It was the second consecutive year the U.S. quad team defeated Israel in the final, and also the team’s seventh World Team Cup crown. The U.S. women’s quad team finished in eight place. The competition was held in Pretoria, South Africa.
- On May 15, the Lifestyle Family Fitness chain of clubs in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest kicked off its fourth annual “Teen Initiative” by opening its doors to all youngsters ages 12 to 17 for free.
USTA Offers Free Membership for 10 and Under Kids
The USTA is offering tennis providers a chance to get more kids on court, and playing 10 and Under Tennis, by giving free one-year USTA memberships to kids under age 10. The offer ends Dec. 31 and is for new members only.
To take advantage of this offer, tennis providers should have parents visit usta.com/membership and use code JOIN2PLAY to become a member. For more information, visit 10andundertennis.com.
Esurance Expands US Open Deal
Esurance, the direct-to-consumer car insurance provider, has extended and expanded its sponsorship of the US Open. The company came on board as an Open sponsor in 2010 and will continue through the 2012 event. Its expanded deal will include a focus on the US Open’s Green Initiative.
One component of the Green Initiative is to encourage attendees to take mass transit. Esurance will distribute New York City Subway MetroCards at select times during the two-week tournament. Esurance will also have branding exposure on USTA shuttles and select on-site maps, and is sponsoring a bag-check station during the event for the convenience of fans.
By the numbers
Tennis Racquet Performance
Specialty Stores, January-March, 2011 vs. 2010
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Top-Selling Racquets at Specialty Stores
By year-to-date dollars, January-March 2011
1. Babolat Aero Pro Drive GT (MP)
2. Babolat Pure Drive GT (MP)
3. Babolat Aero Pro Drive+ GT (MP)
4. Wilson BLX Six.One 95 16 × 18 (MS)
5. Head YouTek Radical (MP)
“Hot New Racquets”
(Introduced in the past 12 months)
1. Wilson BLX Blade (MP)
2. Prince EXO3 Red (2011) (OS)
3. Wilson BLX Ciezro Two (OS)
4. Prince EXO3 Blue (2011) (OS)
5. Prince EXO3 Tour 16 × 19 (MP)
Top-Selling Tennis Shoes at Specialty Stores
By year-to-date dollars, January-March 2011
1. Prince T22
2. Adidas Barricade 6.0
3. Nike Air Breathe 2K10
4. Nike Air Breathe Free 2
5. K-Swiss Big Shot
Top-Selling Tennis Strings at Specialty Stores
By year-to-date units, January-March 2011
1. Prince Synthetic Gut Duraflex
2. Wilson NXT
3. Babolat RPM Blast
4. Wilson Sensation
5. Prince Lightning XX
(Source: TIA/Sports Marketing Surveys)
InTennis.com Introduces ‘The Tennis Network’
Tennis players and fans looking for a “complete” online network should check out InTennis — The Tennis Network, located at InTennis.com. The free network offers tennis news, products, services and local community court connections.
“The Network delivers personal interviews, feature stories and tennis tips from top tennis professionals,” says founder Bob Gore. “With so many sources of information and services available to tennis players, The Tennis Network serves as a single point of entry.”
Gore says The Tennis Network provides social networking platforms to share your tennis success, videos, blogs and forums. Players also can perfect tennis strokes and strategy, including receiving digital postcards on key items to remember during their next match.
The cornerstone of the new site is the Video Tennis Magazine delivering new video features daily, 365 days a year.
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