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November 8, 2018

Tennis Channel to Launch New Series 'The Ten'

Tennis Channel will debut the original series The Tenon Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. ET. The countdown show highlights a different debate-spurring list each week, and begins with The Ten: Men, an episode dedicated to ranking the 10 best men's tennis players of all time. The first season of The Ten will feature eight hour-long episodes with a new countdown for viewers to discuss and debate each week. (Full story …)

Parkkonen Promoted to Chief Operating Officer for PTR

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Brian Parkkonen has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Parkkonen will oversee organizational development and staff collaboration. His main priorities will be to ensure the highest quality standards are in place and upheld creating a unified and efficient approach to the overall member experience. (Full story …)

ITF Launches ITF World Tennis Tour

The ITF today announced the launch of the ITF World Tennis Tour in 2019 that will serve as a player pathway between the junior game and elite levels of professional tennis. (Full story …)

November 1, 2018

All Racquet Sports Creates First 'Made in U.S.' Padel Court

All Racquet Sports has announced that the first “Made in the USA” padel court was recently completed outside of Reading, Pa. The court and design lead the way to meet the future demands for the growth of the fastest growing sport in the world. Padel started in Mexico, found its way to Argentina and exploded in popularity in Europe. (Full story …)

Ashaway Introduces MultiKill Poly Racquetball String

Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced a new polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string for racquetball. Utilizing proprietary new polyurethane technology, MultiKill┬« 17 is designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. (Full story …)

USTA Names Fed Cup Team to Face Czech Republic

The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi announced that world No. 35 Danielle Collins, No. 48 Sofia Kenin, No. 63 Alison Riske and doubles No. 15 Nicole Melichar will represent the U.S. in the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final vs. the Czech Republic November 10-11 in Prague. (Full story …)

October 30, 2018

U.S. Fed Cup Team to Return to Asheville in February

The USTA announced that the U.S. Fed Cup Team will return to Asheville, N.C., for the second consecutive year, as the U.S. Cellular Center has been selected to host the United States’ Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 2019 First Round tie vs. Australia Feb. 9-10. (Full story …)

October 29, 2018

USPTA, IPTPA Partner for Pickleball Certification

The USPTA has entered into a three-year partnership with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA.) Under the terms of the agreement, the USPTA will work collaboratively with the recognized world leader in pickleball teacher certification to certify USPTA professionals in pickleball. (Full story …)

October 25, 2018

USPTA Partners with InsureStat for Disability Insurance

On behalf of its members, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into an agreement with InsureSTAT to provide long term disability insurance on a discounted basis to USPTA members. (Full story …)

International Tennis Hall of Fame Forms TeamFAME, a New NJTL Chapter

The institution dedicated to celebrating tennis' most accomplished champions and leaders is now also home to special program dedicated to inspiring the future of the sport. The International Tennis Hall of Fame has officially opened the doors for TeamFAME, a new chapter of the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. TeamFAME provides out-of-school programming that promotes academic achievement, leadership development, and healthy lifestyles through activity-based learning and tennis. (Full story …)

Cliff Drysdale Management Launches Professional Tennis U

Cliff Drysdale Management, the tennis management company, has partnered with the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch to offer a new elite tennis management training program, Professional Tennis U (PTU). Beginning in 2019, chosen candidates will be selected for an immersive experience in tennis programming, marketing and media, human resources, finance and much more. (Full story …)

 

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