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January 20, 2019

Kolkmann to Present Court Builder Seminars

Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sports Surfaces is providing a series of seminars that deal with court construction and maintenance issues, the latest technology in court construction and renovation, the life cycle cost analysis for court construction, long-term court reconstruction/renovation, and other topics. (Full story …)

Li Na, Mary Pierce, Yevgeny Kafelnikov to Enter Hall of Fame

Chinese tennis great Li Na, France’s Mary Pierce, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia, each a two-time Grand Slam singles champion among their many career accolades, have been elected to receive tennis’ ultimate honor in 2019 - induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. (Full story …)

January 17, 2019

APT Welcomes Randy Futty as General Manager of Laykold

APT is proud to welcome Randy Futty to its staff as General Manager of Laykold. Futty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Laykold team. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities as the General Manager of Laykold Sports Surfaces, Futty manages domestic relationships with the USTA, USPTA and PTR, USAPA, ITA, ASBA, NRPA and a number of sports’ governing bodies and industry organizations. (Full story …)

January 16, 2019

New Presenters Added to PTR International Tennis Symposium

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced several new presenters have been added to the stellar line up at PTR International Tennis Symposium. The Symposium will be held February 12-15, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Full story …)

January 15, 2019

Nominations Open Now for 2019 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame

Nominations are open now for the annual Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Inductees for 2019 will be announced at the 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum, to be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 26. Visit TennisIndustry.org/HoF for more information or to nominate. (All nominations will be confidential.) Nominations for 2019 will close on July 1. (Full story …)

PTR to Hold Tennis Coaches Summit in Indian Wells

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the second annual Tennis Coaches Summit will be held at The Lakes Country Club, in Palm Desert, Calif. The event will be held March 7-8, 2019, during the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament to which attendees will have exclusive access. PTR and the Women’s Tennis Coaches Association (WTCA) are co-sponsoring the Tennis Coaches Summit. (Full story …)

January 14, 2019

Pickleball Brand Selkirk Sport to Participate in Rac & Paddle Sports Show

As country clubs and golf resorts across the country continue adding pickleball to their line-up of activities, Selkirk Sport (Booth# 5R-RP9), the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand today announced the Company will be participating in the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in conjunction with the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, January 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida. (Full story …)

January 11, 2019

Gordon Smith to Step Down as USTA CEO-Exec Director

The United States Tennis Association today announced that Gordon Smith, the longest-tenured CEO and Executive Director in the Association’s history, has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2019. Smith first assumed his position in November 2007. (Full story …)

January 10, 2019

Nicole Hobson Joins PPR Staff

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce the hiring of its first full time employee. As Member Services Manager, Nicole Hobson will serve more than 1,000 PPR members - and counting - with the quality and commitment expected in a subsidiary of PTR. The Nashville native has moved to Hilton Head Island where PPR Headquarters is located. (Full story …)

Innovative Surface to Feature Multiple Racquet, Paddle Sports

The inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview, held Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show, will feature an innovative NEXT-Court surface that will host a variety of racquet and paddle sport demonstrations and events. Attendees at the show will be able to watch professional players on the court, and get out and play themselves with the newest equipment from leading manufacturers. (Full story …)

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Includes Padel Court

Attendees of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview, Jan. 23-25 and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, will be able to watch professional padel demonstrations, participate in on-court padel playing opportunities and learn more about the sport while exploring nearly 50 racquet and paddle sports brands and organizations on the event Show floor. (Full story …)

 

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