Tennis Industry magazine



January 2017

Executive Point: Dr. Jack Groppel

View as PDF The Tennis Industry’s new Health & Wellness Advisor wants to promote tennis as a fitness activity. Shortly after the US Open, Dr. Jack Groppel, an internationally recognized medical authority and pioneer in the science of human... (Click here to read more...)

September 2016

Executive Point: Craig Morris

The USTA’s general manager of Community Tennis & Youth Tennis talks about growing the sport, focusing on the customer and maintaining a passion for tennis. (Click here to read more...)

August 2016

Company Profile: Taking Care of (Family) Business

With a focus on customers and relationships, Nova Sports USA continues build up its ‘family’ around the world. (Click here to read more...)

June 2016

Community Tennis: Local Heroes

These dedicated volunteers from each of the USTA’s 17 sections are helping to grow this game where it counts the most — at the grassroots. (Click here to read more...)

March 2016

Executive Point: Pete Smith, Chairman, ASBA

The American Sports Builders Association, the national organization for builders and suppliers for athletic facilities, including tennis courts and facilities, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. With that milestone, the organization chose as its chairman for the 2016-2017 term... (Click here to read more...)

November 2015

Wish List for the New Year

We asked last year’s Champions of Tennis winners what they’re looking forward to in the coming year. (Click here to read more...)

August 2015

Pioneers in Tennis: David Benjamin — College Tennis’s Leading Man

If the definition of success is leaving something better than you found it, David Benjamin can walk away from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association feeling very satisfied. Benjamin, the ITA’s longtime executive director and CEO who retired July 1, is... (Click here to read more...)

March 2015

USTA: Catching Up With New USTA President Katrina Adams

Katrina Adams took on the role of chairman, CEO and president of the U.S. Tennis Association in January. With her ascendancy, she becomes the fourth woman to head the organization, but she is first in a number of other... (Click here to read more...)

February 2015

Executive Point: Steve Simon, Tournament Director, BNP Paribas Open

Played over two weeks each March, the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, Calif. is the largest combined WTA and ATP World Tour event in the world. In 2014, more than 431,000 attendees... (Click here to read more...)

January 2015

Pioneers in Tennis: The Wit and Warmth of Vic Braden

Everything from its elite background to the code of individualism can make the tennis world rather exclusionary and lonely. But the minute you met the late Vic Braden, all of that would melt away. Say hello and you became... (Click here to read more...)

November 2014

Georgia's Dan Magill Raised College Tennis to New Heights

By Ron Cioffi In the crowded Georgia pro and college sports scene, one team reigns supreme: the University of Georgia Bulldogs. So, when the state’s dominant newspaper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, declares someone the greatest Bulldog of them all, it... (Click here to read more...)

September 2014

Pioneers in Tennis: History Lessons

Mark Stenning turns over the reins at the Hall of Fame. (Click here to read more...)

August 2014

Executive Point: Jérôme Pin, Babolat USA

Since being appointed managing director of Babolat USA in June 2010, Jérôme Pin has overseen the sales, marketing, logistics/supply chain and administrative departments for the company’s operations based in Boulder, Colo. Founded in Lyon, France, in 1875, and family-run... (Click here to read more...)

Pioneers in Tennis: Crunching the Numbers

You know all those stats we love to see with our pro tennis matches? You can thank Leo Levin for that. (Click here to read more...)

Youth Tennis: Bringing the Game to Kids

These people, places and programs are helping to create the future for our sport. (Click here to read more...)

April 2014

Tennis people: Where Are They Now?

Fourteen years ago, Tennis Industry named its “40 Under 40.” You may be surprised to learn that many are still influencing the tennis business. Back in our July/August 2000 issue, Tennis Industry magazine named its “40 Under 40” —... (Click here to read more...)

November 2013

Catching Up With Catarina Lindqvist

The Swedish star owns and manages a New Jersey tennis club. (Click here to read more...)

30 under 30

Our list of young professionals who will be among those leading this sport into the future is both impressive and inspiring. (Click here to read more...)

September 2013

Pioneers in Tennis: Seena Hamilton

Champion of Junior Tennis (Click here to read more...)

August 2013

Executive Points: Dave Haggerty, USTA

When did you first start playing tennis? I started playing at age 6 and became a nationally ranked junior. I received a tennis scholarship to George Washington University [earning a bachelor’s in business administration] and played No. 1 singles... (Click here to read more...)

June 2013

Pioneers in Tennis: Jerry Douglas, ‘A True Leader’

It’s no secret in tennis that an unexpected bounce can turn out to be a game-changer. This particular bounce occurred in the early 1970s when a man named Joe Douglas was the owner of an Iowa company that made... (Click here to read more...)

February 2013

Pioneers in Tennis: Bud Collins

An American Original Who Helped Tennis Boom (Click here to read more...)

November 2012

Facility Management: Pro Actions

A tennis Hall-of-Famer brings her talents to bear on a new state-of-the-art facility in Connecticut. (Click here to read more...)

September 2012

Mike Davies: Making Tennis Big Business

by Cindy Shmerler Mike Davies is tired of people mispronouncing his name. It irks him — good-naturedly anyway — that even his best buddies like Butch Buchholz and Stan Smith refuse to call him “Davis,” the native Welsh pronunciation,... (Click here to read more...)

May 2012

Pioneers in Tennis: Jim Baugh

Passion, Creativity and Recreational Players (Click here to read more...)

March 2012

Pioneers of Tennis: Bob Caldwell

A Leader in Acrylic Surfacing (Click here to read more...)

September 2011

Pioneers in Tennis: Rick Pray & Carol Anderson

Connecting With Stringers (Click here to read more...)

July 2011

Peggy Beard: Transforming the Court-Building Business

Pioneers in Tennis (Click here to read more...)

June 2011

Pioneers: Howard Brody, Tennis’s Chief Scientist

The tennis boom of the 1970s was more than three decades away when a kid named Howard Brody was sitting outside a park tennis court, watching his parents hit. And it would be at least another two decades before... (Click here to read more...)

May 2011

Bob Lee: The King of Clay Courts

When a player slides on a court to make a shot, chances are he or she has Bob Lee to thank. Any time the pro turns a knob to water the court from underneath, or drives a roller across... (Click here to read more...)

Making Their Moves

For young professionals entering the industry, laying a good foundation and making connections are key. (Click here to read more...)

March 2011

Warren Bosworth

The ‘racquet-maker to the stars’ blazed a path for expert customization. (Click here to read more...)

February 2011

Brad Parks: Creating the Sport of Wheelchair Tennis

When his life took a completely unexpected bounce, Brad Parks responded the way any good tennis player would. He changed directions. The year was 1976 and Parks, a college freshman in Utah (and a casual tennis player), was participating... (Click here to read more...)

November 2010

2010 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame

In many ways, Billie Jean King, the newest inductee into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame, was the spark that created the tennis industry as we know it. (Click here to read more...)

September 2010

‘Super’ Men

Stanley Schwartz, Hardy Katz, Michael Keighley: Pioneers in tennis (Click here to read more...)

August 2010

Peter Burwash

Life lessons from tennis. (Click here to read more...)

July 2010

Gene Scott

A dynamic figure for the sport. (Click here to read more...)

June 2010

Pioneers in Tennis: Vic Braden

Using science to help people enjoy the game. (Click here to read more...)

May 2010

Pioneers in Tennis: Eve F. Kraft

A community tennis visionary. (Click here to read more...)

July 2007


Tim Beyer, formerly with the USPTA and Wilson Sporting Goods, has joined Lee Tennis of Charlottesville, Va., as a new markets sales associate. Beyer's efforts will center on creating Har-Tru and ClayTech playing experiences for players in non-traditional clay-court... (Click here to read more...)

June 2007

Babolat Extends Contract with Nadal, Introduces New Aeropro Drive Frame

News from Babolat includes a 10-year contract extension by World No. 2 player Rafael Nadal, and the introduction of the new Babolat Aeropro Drive racquet with the Cortex System, which Nadal started using in April. The contract extension includes... (Click here to read more...)


Steve Bellamy, the founder of The Tennis Channel, is launching The Ski Channel in early 2008, in conjunction with his company, Atonal Sports and Entertainment. Bellamy said the network will focus on "everything you can do on a mountain... (Click here to read more...)

May 2007

Bidding on Agassi Book Tops $5 Million

The memoir of tennis legend Andre Agassi sparked a bidding war among publishing houses recently. While financial terms were not disclosed, Alfred A. Knopf publishers came away with the rights to the book, which reportedly sold for more than... (Click here to read more...)


NCAA coaches Jim Brockhoff of Xavier University and Dr. Robert Screen of Hampton University each recorded their 1,000th career victories in late March, within 24 hours of each other. Brockhoff and Screen join retired Hawaii coach Jim Schwitters as... (Click here to read more...)

April 2007

Philosophy Major

For Nick Saviano, teaching excellence to youngsters comes naturally. (Click here to read more...)

February 2007

Sharing the Knowledge

Fitness training guru Pat Etcheberry teaches coaches how to assess a player and devise a winning program. (Click here to read more...)

January 2007

A Team Effort

Jimmy Pitkanen says both players and coaches have a lot to gain from the team experience. (Click here to read more...)

July 2006

Roy Barth Makes Service Count At Award-Winning Kiawah Island

On May 1, 2006, Roy Barth celebrated his 30th year as the tennis director at Kiawah Island Golf Resort near Charleston, S.C. Over those three decades, he has survived multiple owners, hurricanes, open-heart surgery, and a brain tumor, and... (Click here to read more...)

June 2006

Community Service

Kurt Kamperman came to the Community Tennis Division looking to refocus and reapply the USTA's resources. How has he been doing these past three years? (Click here to read more...)

February 2006

It's all about learning

To make the grade as a teaching pro, Ken DeHart says never miss an educational opportunity. (Click here to read more...)

January 2006

Delivering a Quality Experience

For pro Jorge Andrew in South Carolina, it's all about getting people involved — and coming back for more. (Click here to read more...)

A Winning Team

Fighting Illini Coach Dancer brings experience and enthusiasm to his position. (Click here to read more...)

July 2005

Keep it moving

In Virginia, a mobile program for kids keeps tennis rolling. (Click here to read more...)

Pumping Up the Vital Signs

With decades of service to recreational players, Kirk Anderson says the game is giving back to him. (Click here to read more...)

April 2005

Customer Tennis

For 30 years, Peter Burwash and Peter Burwash International have been providing unrivaled service to players, vacationers, facilities, and their own employees. (Click here to read more...)



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