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November 22, 2017

Bollettieri, Judy Murray to Speak at PTR Symposium

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce that acclaimed coaches Nick Bollettieri and Judy Murray are headline speakers at the PTR International Tennis Symposium that will be held February 13-16, 2018, on Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Full story …)

November 8, 2017

PTR, evolve9 Partner to Train Coaches to Keep Girls in the Game

PTR is pleased to announce that it has been named the Official Education Partner of Girls Tennis Network (GTN), a program developed by evolve9 to help tennis coaches and facilities keep girls in the game. The program focuses on giving coaches the skills to retain young female players ages 8-12, by providing drills, games and activities delivered through the six core principles of the GTN program. (Full story …)

November 7, 2017

Kimberly Schoeffel Joins Har-Tru Team

Har-Tru has announced that Kimberly Schoeffel joined its sales team, and will be transitioning into the sales representative position for the Southeast territory. She is taking over for Harriet Lambert, who has 44 years of service with Har-Tru, as she plans to retire in the summer of 2018. (Full story …)

November 1, 2017

Top Speakers to Present at 5th Annual TOM Conference

Top experts and consultants both inside and outside of the tennis industry are signing up to share their expertise and knowledge at the fifth annual [TOM Conference](http://www.TheTOMConference.com), which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership. (Full story …)

October 27, 2017

Ashaway Releases Stringing Tips Video Featuring MRT John Gugel

A new stringing how-to video featuring Master Racquet Technician John Gugel has been released by Ashaway Racket Strings. The video details step-by-step stringing procedures to get the best performance from Ashaway MonoGut® ZX and MonoGut ZX Pro tennis strings. It is available on AshawayUSA.com and via this link on YouTube. (Full story …)

USTA Florida Taps Swope to Head Tennis Management Div.

USTA Florida is proud to announce that Frank Swope has been named director of tennis management. He will lead the new division aimed at partnering with municipalities to manage and improve public tennis facilities across the state. (Full story …)

June 1, 2017

TIA Tennis Participation Report

The Physical Activity Council’s annual study shows slight increase in total tennis players to 18.08 million, continuing five-year average growth. (Full story …)

November 18, 2016

USPTA offers USPA certification

USPTA partners with USPA to provide additional certification options for members (Full story …)

August 9, 2016

GSTT partners with PBI

Stowe, VT - Grand Slam Tennis Tours (GSTT), a specialist in luxury tennis tourism, has announced a strategic partnership with Peter Burwash International (PBI). The partnership looks to expand upon PBI’s strong foundation as a leader in professional tennis management... (Full story …)

March 18, 2016

Rebuilding Cuba's National Tennis Center

Hinding Tennis to Make History in Cuba (Full story …)

February 4, 2016

Couchmans advised ITF on BNP Paribas renewal

Couchmans, the UK’s leading specialist sports law practice, has advised the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on the renewal of its long term partnership with BNP Paribas for a further five years. The deal was formally announced by the ITF ahead... (Full story …)

January 28, 2016

Drysdale partners with Cincinnati TC

Greg Drysdale Announced as the Famed Club’s New Director of Tennis (Full story …)

January 27, 2016

Sinclair to acquire Tennis Channel

COMPANY TO HOST CONFERENCE CALL ON JANUARY 28, 2016 (Full story …)

January 26, 2016

USPTA extends NetKnacks partnership

NetKnacks is the official preferred awards and promotional products partner of the USPTA (Full story …)

January 25, 2016

PlaySight partners with Tennis Media Company

Chen Shachar, CEO of PlaySight Interactive and George Mackin, Managing Partner of Tennis Media Company made the announcement that they are joining forces to evolve and accelerate the growth of tennis to compete more successfully with all other sports through... (Full story …)

January 9, 2016

HEAD signs John McEnroe

Kennelbach/Austria — HEAD is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with tennis legend John McEnroe. As part of the agreement, the former World No 1. and one of tennis’ all-time greats will play with HEAD tennis racquets while competing in... (Full story …)

December 3, 2015

PIVOT: Wearable technology for tennis

Indiegogo Campaign to Launch December 8 with Special Bollettieri Perks and More (Full story …)

November 30, 2015

Tennis Channel and USTA form partnership

USTA to offer Members and Other Tennis Enthusiasts Exclusive Discount Opportunity for Network's Premium Tennis Channel Plus Streaming Service (Full story …)

November 11, 2015

Sports Attack teams with Oncourt Offcourt

Oncourt Offcourt and Sports Attack Ball Machines have signed a long-term worldwide exclusive distribution agreement for Oncourt Offcourt to handle all marketing and sales of the Ace Attack Tennis Ball Machine. Joe Dinoffer, founder of Oncourt Offcourt, reports “The Ace... (Full story …)

November 4, 2015

Tyler, TX getting 'ultimate lifestyle' club

Summary: Cliff Drysdale Management has purchased property in Tyler’s Oak Creek Development to build their newest “Ultimate Lifestyle Club,” as the re-imagined Tyler Tennis & Swim. (Full story …)

October 28, 2015

HEAD and PTR extend partnership

Phoenix - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and HEAD announced the extension of their long standing partnership this week. For over thirty years, the HEAD and PTR relationship has grown stronger and continues to be one of the longest sponsorships in... (Full story …)

September 20, 2015

TuringSense to sponsor USPTA Conference

Company will also officially launch at event (Full story …)

September 8, 2015

‘My Wilson’ spotlights athletes, equipment

CHICAGO — Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today it has launched a new large-scale brand marketing campaign, called “My Wilson.” The campaign is designed to cast the spotlight on the powerful relationship that exists between athletes and their equipment and... (Full story …)

September 3, 2015

Fairfield tourney announces sponsor

$50,000 USTA Pro Circuit Event To Be Hosted At In-Shape Fairfield Rancho Solano October 12th-18th (Full story …)

August 26, 2015

AMEX renews US Open sponsorship

Company to Extend Its Commitment to All Levels of the Game: From the Grassroots to the US Open (Full story …)

August 25, 2015

PGA TOUR Superstore announces 14 MRTs

ATLANTA, GA - PGA TOUR Superstore, the fastest growing golf and tennis retailer in the U.S., today announced 14 of its tennis associates have received the highest certification a racquet sports retailer can receive, earning recognition as Master Racquet Technicians... (Full story …)

August 10, 2015

Coachseek joins TIA

*HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — * To help tennis providers manage and grow their businesses, the Tennis Industry Association is partnering with technology development companies that offer “software as a service” (SaaS). The newest partnership is with Coachseek, an online... (Full story …)

May 21, 2015

ITA secures partnership with Oracle

Fall national singles and doubles championship to be added as part of partnership (Full story …)

May 5, 2015

ITHF introduces new marketing campaign

NEWPORT, R.I. - The International Tennis Hall of Fame has introduced a new logo and brand identity. The new logo is inspired by the global nature of tennis and it reflects the organization’s commitment to preserving and promoting tennis history... (Full story …)

April 29, 2015

Drysdale Tennis partners with CopperWynd

The Renowned Scottsdale Resort Will Offer Drysdale Tennis Programs Effective May 1st (Full story …)

March 11, 2015

ITA partners with Tennis Analytics

SKILLMAN, NJ - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Tennis Analytics, LLC. Tennis Analytics provides video match tagging for top collegiate teams, federations, academies, and touring professionals. With Tennis Analytics, raw match footage... (Full story …)

Invesco Powershares renews sponsorship

LOS ANGELES, March 11, 2015 - InsideOut Sports & Entertainment, a live event, talent access, and content creation group and division of Horizon Media, today announced that PowerShares QQQ has extended its title sponsorship of its champions tennis circuit in... (Full story …)

February 19, 2015

Prince partners with BB&T Atlanta Open

LOCAL TENNIS COMPANY TO PRESENT POPULAR FAMILY ZONE (Full story …)

February 17, 2015

USTA, Lavazza announce agreement

A Perfect Match: Lavazza Becomes the Exclusive Coffee of the US Open (Full story …)

February 13, 2015

Sport Court and Prince announce partnership

SALT LAKE CITY — Sport Court® and Prince® Global Sports today jointly announced a multi-year strategic business partnership designed to enhance awareness of their respective brands and products as established sports industry leaders. The agreement will focus on marketing strategies... (Full story …)

January 31, 2015

Hourglass Performance joins PTR

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Hourglass Performance Institute has joined the organization as a Corporate Member. Hourglass Performance Institute, a company specializing in assessment, training and education in mental performance, utilizes state of the... (Full story …)

HEAD Penn dominates pro racquetball

Cincinnati, Ohio & Sioux Falls, South Dakota - January 25th, 2014 (Full story …)

January 24, 2015

HEAD extends partnership Djokovic

Kennelbach — HEAD is proud to announce the extension of their partnership with the currently best Men’s Tennis player Novak Djokovic. The current No.1 in the ATP singles world ranking and seven-time Grand Slam winner has celebrated many successes with... (Full story …)

January 20, 2015

Tennis Channel launches on Apple TV

Launch Marks Continued Multi-Platform Distribution Expansion of Tennis Channel Programming (Full story …)

January 16, 2015

Tecnifibre sponsors Young and Chardy

Tecnifibre and Donald Young have signed a material contract for the next 3 years. The American player is ranked #5 in the USA and 59th in the world. He was the youngest ever World Junior Champion in the history of... (Full story …)

January 15, 2015

JTCC and Wilson announce partnership

Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC) and Wilson®, the #1 brand in tennis, today announced a multi-year partnership for Wilson to be the official racquet and ball sponsor at JTCC. As a part of the three-year agreement, Wilson also will test... (Full story …)

January 13, 2015

Global tennis racquet market 2015-2019

DUBLIN — Research and Markets (researchandmarkets.com/research/db5tcc/global_tennis) has announced the addition of the “Global Tennis Racquet Market 2015-2019” report to their offering. The Global Tennis Racquet market on the basis of revenue to grow at a CAGR of 2.25% and on... (Full story …)

January 5, 2015

Ashaway signs Vargas

LPRT Rookie of the Year for 2013, Vargas rose to #3 in the world in 2014. Says Ashaway PowerKIll® 17 helps her "generate more power while maintaining incredible control." (Full story …)

December 30, 2014

TI magazine names 2014 'Champions'

Bahram Akradi, the founder, president and CEO of the Life Time Fitness chain of clubs, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2014 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2015 issue. Akradi led off the magazine’s 14th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

November 17, 2014

Tecnifibre signs Lane

Tecnifibre and Gilly Lane have signed a multi-year racket and strings agreement. Gilly Lane is an American squash player who played professionally from 2007-2012 The Philadelphia native has won three Professional Squash Association (PSA) titles, reached eight PSA Tour finals... (Full story …)

November 7, 2014

ProWorld and Tecnifibre announce partnership

Delray Beach, FL — High-performance academy, ProWorld Tennis, has partnered with Tecnifibre, the high-performance tennis equipment brand, to become an exclusive training center for Tecnifibre’s ATP program in the Southeast. ProWorld Tennis Academy offers world-class facilities to provide players with... (Full story …)

September 1, 2014

USTA and Citizen Watch extend partnership

First Partner Deal that Will Extend Through the Completion of the Strategic Transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Full story …)

July 26, 2014

USPTA partners with TrueCar

HOUSTON — The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) announced a new member benefit for USPTA Professionals through a partnership with TrueCar.com that enables members to receive significant discounts on vehicle purchases. The USPTA Auto Buying Program through TrueCar.com gives... (Full story …)

June 30, 2014

The new Wilson Pro Staff line

Re-engineered Rackets Deliver More Power, Larger Sweet Spot and Same Great Feel (Full story …)

June 1, 2014

TennisMachines.com changes hands

Tennis Machines, the premier ball and stringing machine sales and service repair shop located in St Louis, Missouri, has been purchased by Terry Ward, a local tennis facility owner and long-time USPTA tennis pro. The business, which has operated since... (Full story …)

May 20, 2014

TennisBiz Joins PTR

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that TennisBiz has joined the organization as a Corporate Member. TennisBiz is an online tool built by coaches for coaches and enables users to fully automate each and every aspect... (Full story …)

Midwest Sports sponsors Western & Southern Open

Midwestern-based retailer gains exclusive rights to selling sportswear bearing the event's mark; Taps Wilson to provide on-court uniforms (Full story …)

April 6, 2014

Jamba Juice and Venus announce expansion

Federal Plaza location will offer children under ten years a free kid’s smoothie on April 7 (Full story …)

April 3, 2014

Esurance sponsors Azarenka

Company Also Partners with the Bryan Brothers,Tursunov Again in 2014 (Full story …)

PTR and PlayYourCourt sign agreement

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has partnered with PlayYourCourt to create new tennis coaching jobs and to help fund education and certification for aspiring tennis professionals. As a result of this partnership, PlayYourCourt will reimburse qualified... (Full story …)

April 1, 2014

Murray book released in the US

NEW YORK - “Andy Murray: Wimbledon Champion: The Full Extraordinary Story,” the new book documenting the life of Andy Murray and his history-making championship at Wimbledon in 2013, is now available in paperback in the United States. “Andy Murray: Wimbledon... (Full story …)

March 21, 2014

HEAD extends partnership with Sharapova

Miami, Florida — HEAD is proud to announce that their partnership with Maria Sharapova will continue until at least 2016. The current No. 7 in the WTA singles world ranking is a four-time Grand Slam Winner and one of only... (Full story …)

March 7, 2014

Head extends partnership with Stephens

Indian Wells, CA — HEAD is proud to announce that Sloane Stephens will remain part of the HEAD tennis family until at least 2017. The current No. 18 in the WTA singles world ranking and the No. 2 woman in... (Full story …)

February 10, 2014

CyrusOne sponsors USTA tournament

The 2014 Challenger of Dallas Is USTA Pro Circuit Event (Full story …)

February 6, 2014

Women of Power headliners

Johnson Publishing's Linda Johnson-Rice and Desiree Rogers Also Set to Speak; R&B Star Tank to Perform at Black Enterprise 2014 Women of Power Summit in Boca Raton, Fla. (Full story …)

January 7, 2014

HEAD Penn and PTR partnership grows

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that in a new multi-year agreement, the organization has selected Penn to be the official endorsed tennis ball of PTR. The partnership builds on the longstanding HEAD endorsement with PTR... (Full story …)

October 8, 2013

JTCC and Fila Sign Multi-Year Partnership

Development of Junior Tennis is the Cornerstone of Retail-based Relationship (Full story …)

September 30, 2013

Biscayne Tennis to train all stringers

Biscayne Tennis, a North Miami and Aventura tennis specialty store, is now certifying all in-store stringing technicians on USRSA compatible standards. (Full story …)

September 7, 2013

Cuomo signs legislation to expand and improve NTC

Expansion Will Accommodate More Fans, Improve Facilities and Infrastructure and Create Over 1,500 Jobs (Full story …)

September 5, 2013

It’s a grand slam year for Head Penn Racquet Sports

New York, NY — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports USA has been having one ace of a year. Posting a record year in 2012, the company recorded its best ever sales results for a full year in company history, including a... (Full story …)

September 1, 2013

Research and Markets: Yonex Co. Ltd. Company Report

DUBLIN — Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Yonex Co. Ltd. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis” company profile to their offering. “Yonex Co. Ltd. Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and... (Full story …)

August 25, 2013

Time Warner Cable teams up with USTA

NEW YORK — The USTA and Time Warner Cable today announced a multi-year sponsorship for the US Open. Through the partnership, Time Warner Cable will serve as an Official Sponsor of the US Open Tennis Championships in New York City... (Full story …)

August 24, 2013

Group Led By David Palmer Buys BlackKnight USA

Group acquires all US marketing and distribution rights to Black Knight racquets. To set up headquarters in Orlando, FL. To continue strong partnership with Ashaway Racket Strings (Full story …)

August 14, 2013

Tennis Channel online store is open for business

Network to Partner with Omnichannel Commerce Provider Delivery Agent for Exclusive Branded Collection Tennis Channel will Sell Apparel, Gift Items, Office and Mobile Accessories (Full story …)

August 2, 2013

USPTA Florida partners with Club Med

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Florida Division and Club Med announce a new partnership that makes Club Med Sandpiper Bay the official home of the USPTA Florida Division through June 2014. The partnership will provide USPTA Florida Division... (Full story …)

July 25, 2013

TennisHub offers free electronic court sheet manager

TennisHub Inc. announced that it will offer its electronic court sheet manager to tennis providers for free until August 18. TennisHub enables users to manage all on-court activities in one interface, providing a more effective platform for managing the nerve... (Full story …)

July 11, 2013

Starwood, Westin serve an ace at the US Open

Advantage SPG Members - SPG Offers Access to a Private Tennis Clinic with Andy Roddick, Courtside Seats, Match Viewing from the SPG Luxury Suite in Arthur Ashe Stadium, Private Stadium Tours and More (Full story …)

July 9, 2013

Fila extends partnership with ITHF

A highlight of the relationship is a strong Fila presence at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the Hall of Fame's ATP World Tour event taking place this week. At the tournament, the ball kids will be the first to wear the new Fila Sentinel tennis shoe as part of a uniform at a professional event (Full story …)

July 4, 2013

Unique Sports announces deal with Anderson

Unique Sports is excited to announce a multi-year deal with Kevin Anderson to endorse Tourna Grip. Kevin who stands 6’ 8” and is known for his big serve and heavy forehand, has been relying on Tourna Grip his entire career,... (Full story …)

June 28, 2013

Penn and Dasani team up on ball pack

Both Brands Focused on Recycling Efforts in Tennis Industry (Full story …)

June 13, 2013

USPTA, Emirates Airline US Open Series collaborate

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the USTA have joined forces to make the Emirates Airline US Open Series available to the USPTA and its members. The partnership is modeled after other successful agreements already in place in... (Full story …)

June 6, 2013

T2Tennis and Ultimate Tennis Merge

T2Tennis and Ultimate Tennis Merge (Full story …)

May 23, 2013

Head, (Red) partner to fight AIDS

HEAD players will carry (HEAD)RED Special Edition bags at the French Open (Full story …)

May 16, 2013

USTA and ESPN announce comprehensive partnership

Eleven-Year Exclusive Deal to Begin in 2015 Provides More Than 200 Hours of Summer Tennis Television Coverage. Additional Programming Will Cross all of ESPN’s Platforms. (Full story …)

March 27, 2013

Ashaway renews sponsorship of Selby

World No 15 recently scored second upset over world number two Nick Matthew. Longtime Ashaway string user plays with Zyex®-based UltraNick® 18. (Full story …)

March 21, 2013

Longines partners with USTA National Spring Championships

TOURNAMENT WILL SERVE AS QUALIFIER FOR LONGINES’ YOUTH TENNIS INITIATIVE FUTURE TENNIS ACES - ON THE ROAD TO THE FRENCH OPEN (Full story …)

March 20, 2013

USTA strikes long-term deal for US Open

US Open Prize Money to Reach $50 Million by 2017. Purse for 2013 Tournament to Increase by an Additional $4.1 Million to $33.6 Million. Boost in US Open Prize Money a Key Component to Helping Grow the Sport of Tennis In the U.S. US Open Schedule to Return to Sunday Conclusion Beginning in 2015 (Full story …)

March 18, 2013

Har-Tru sponsors Roland Garros wild card challenge

Top American Performers at USTA Pro Circuit Clay-Court Tournaments Awarded Wild Cards into 2013 French Open (Full story …)

March 14, 2013

Mallory Burdette chooses Dunlop

Rising American WTA Player Uses M3.0 Racquet in Indian Wells (Full story …)

March 2, 2013

Alpari sponsors BNP Paribas Showdown

NEW YORK — Alpari (US), LLC (“Alpari”), a global provider of online foreign exchange (“forex”) and futures trading services, today announces the company’s sponsorship of the BNP Paribas Showdown taking place at Madison Square Garden on March 4, 2013. “Our... (Full story …)

February 27, 2013

Ashaway sponsors Joelle King

WSA ranked Number 7 player thrives on competition as she rises to the top (Full story …)

February 8, 2013

Wilson signs Brice Leverdez

Leverdez to Represent Wilson Head to Toe, Using Rackets, Apparel and Footwear (Full story …)

January 24, 2013

Cardio Tennis helps drive tennis participation abroad

Created in the U.S. in 2005, Cardio Tennis reaches into more than 30 countries. (Full story …)

January 23, 2013

HEAD and PTR extend partnership

Phoenix — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and HEAD announced the extension of their long standing partnership. 2013 marks the 30th anniversary of the HEAD and PTR relationship which is one of the longest sponsorships in tennis history. PTR has approximately... (Full story …)

Mylan WTT team moves to Irving, Texas

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Mylan World TeamTennis is coming to Texas in 2013. The City of Irving, located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, will be home to a new Mylan World TeamTennis team beginning with the 2013... (Full story …)

January 17, 2013

ATP and Tecnifibre announce new partnership

MELBOURNE — The ATP and leading tennis equipment manufacturer Tecnifibre have announced a new five-year partnership, through which Tecnifibre becomes an Official Partner of the ATP World Tour from today. The Paris-based global manufacturer will provide the Official Racquet, String,... (Full story …)

PTR and GPTCA sign partnership agreement

Melbourne, AUSTRALIA — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced a partnership agreement with the Global Professional Tennis Association (GPTCA) yesterday at a meeting held during the Australian Open. PTR CEO, Dan Santorum and PTR Board Member, Leo Alonso joined GPTCA Board... (Full story …)

January 8, 2013

HEAD USA Posts Best Ever Sales Results

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD Racquet Sports USA has posted its best ever sales results for a full year in company history. A double digit percentage increase for both HEAD and Penn brands are especially significant given the marketshare both brands... (Full story …)

December 28, 2012

Djokovic signs with IMG

NEW YORK — IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced today that it has signed ATP World No. 1 player Novak Djokovic for exclusive worldwide management and representation. Under the terms of the exclusive multi-year agreement, IMG... (Full story …)

December 26, 2012

Prince appoints Rosa

Racquet Sports Company Strengthens Resources (Full story …)

December 20, 2012

Tecnifibre signs Krueger

American Mitchell Krueger, who recently turned professional and represented by Octagon, signed a multiyear racquet and strings agreement with Tecnifibre, a globally recognized manufacturer of tennis equipment. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Krueger, who will be training... (Full story …)

Ashaway partners with IART

Organizations to cooperate on educational and support programing to enhance member technical knowledge of strings and stringing (Full story …)

December 11, 2012

Tennis participation up in 2012

Total Participation Tops 28 Million Players. Young Players Ages Six to Eleven Show Greatest Year-to-Year Percentage Growth. (Full story …)

November 30, 2012

Federer Joins Moët & Chandon

PARIS — Moët & Chandon is proud to introduce Roger Federer as the House’s new brand ambassador. Roger Federer, with his shining aura of big bold wins and elegant moves, is the absolute perfect match for Moët & Chandon, symbol... (Full story …)

November 26, 2012

Technifibre USA restructured for 2012

Tecnifibre announces its decision to restructure the business model for Tecnifibre USA. (Full story …)

November 9, 2012

HEAD Penn and ATP extend partnership

LONDON — The ATP and HEAD Penn announced the extension of their partnership for a further five years in London. Under the agreement, HEAD Penn will continue to be the official tennis ball of the ATP World Tour, as well... (Full story …)

November 2, 2012

Hurricane Sandy retailer support

HEAD Penn to extend due date of open invoices to retailers in the affected areas (Full story …)

October 21, 2012

Nationale Suisse and Federer extend partnership

International insurer Nationale Suisse and the # 1 tennis player in the world Roger Federer have extended their six-year-long collaboration for a further four years. (Full story …)

October 10, 2012

Prince sponsors Powershares tour

MULTI-YEAR DEAL BEGINS WITH THIS WEEKS TOUR LAUNCH (Full story …)

August 30, 2012

Isner continues partnership with Prince

#1 US Tennis Player and Leading Tennis Equipment And Footwear Brand, Prince, Continue Multi-Million Dollar Partnership (Full story …)

August 16, 2012

Authentic Brands Group Propels Prince Sports

Global Growth With Key Operating Partners (Full story …)

August 14, 2012

PTR and Norwegian Tennis Federation partner

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced a Partnership Agreement with the Norwegian Tennis Federation. During Wimbledon, representatives of PTR and the Norwegian Tennis Federation (NTF) met to sign a partnership agreement. This inaugural two year agreement... (Full story …)

August 13, 2012

HEAD USA announces new role for Barnett

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD USA announced today that they have re-organized responsibilities within the company and will merge the Customer Service and Communications areas. Allison Barnett will become Customer Service and Communications Manager and will oversee the daily operations of... (Full story …)

August 9, 2012

HEAD USA achieves best-ever first half sales

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD USA Racquet Sports Division has achieved its best ever [sales] for the first half of the year in company history. A 20% increase in HEAD branded racquet sport sales and a 12% increase in what was... (Full story …)

August 3, 2012

Babolat honors top retailers and reps

Tennis Station Named Retailer of the Year. (Full story …)

July 24, 2012

10-S Tennis Supply partners with USPTA

The United States Professional Tennis Association announced the start of a partnership with 10-S Tennis Supply, making 10-S Tennis Supply the official tennis court equipment supplier of the USPTA. As part of the partnership agreement, 10-S Tennis Supply’s Six Star... (Full story …)

July 12, 2012

Oriflame’s WTA Partnership goes global

STOCKHOLM — Oriflame, one of Europe’s leading beauty brands, today announced that its successful partnership with the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) is now to be global. The sponsorship, which previously covered Europe, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, the... (Full story …)

June 29, 2012

Carlton sponsors National Badminton League

Greenville, SC — Carlton, a name synonymous with premium badminton equipment throughout the world, is pleased to announce its new sponsorship of the National Badminton League (NBL). As part of the agreement, Carlton becomes the official racquet, shuttlecock, and accessories... (Full story …)

June 22, 2012

Court approves Prince reorganization

Consensual Agreement Paves the Way for a Prompt Emergence from Chapter 11 for Prince and Represents a Major Step in Prince’s Conversion to an Intellectual Property Licensing Company (Full story …)

Prince reaches deal with new ‘Prince Americas’

The operating assets of Prince Sports, including exclusive rights to the Prince, Ektelon and Viking brands in North America, have been acquired by the newly formed Active Brands Co. and its new wholly owned subsidiary, Prince Americas. Prince Americas will... (Full story …)

May 26, 2012

Yonex to provide stringing services at the Olympics

The YONEX Stringing Team supports the world’s top players on-site at all the major tournaments, keeping their racquets precisely strung so they perform at their best. ES5PROTECH Stringing Machine achieves more accuracy, more stability, speed, and fail-safe reliability. This is... (Full story …)

May 16, 2012

Nintendo adds Mario Power Tennis to Selects

REDMOND, Wash. — Nintendo is adding two great games to the Nintendo Selects value collection for the Wii console on June 10 with Mario Power Tennis and Pikmin 2, a Nintendo GameCube classic making its U.S. debut on Wii. Nintendo... (Full story …)

TW and ATP launch European store

SCHUTTERWALD, GERMANY — Tennis Warehouse and the ATP have expanded their online retail partnership to include Tennis Warehouse Europe in the ATPWorldTourStore.com official website. Linking European customers to the ATP World Tour Store marks another milestone in their longstanding collaboration... (Full story …)

ASBA announces new courts manual

ELLICOTT CITY, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for tennis courts, running tracks, sports fields and indoor and outdoor synthetic sports surfaces, has announced the publication of the... (Full story …)

May 10, 2012

Donnay joins forces with Adidas juniors

Becomes the first-ever racquet sponsor of the adidas Tennis Camps. (Full story …)

Tennis players buying more racquets

Q1 Comps for Specialty Tennis Retailers Up 12% in Dollars and 14% in Units (Full story …)

May 5, 2012

Ferrer has a brighter view thanks to Maui Jim

The Spanish tennis player has been named as the new ambassador for the Hawaiian sunglass brand and joins other players who already wear Maui Jim, including Mardy Fish, Sabine Lisicki and Roger Rasheed. The current ATP nº 6 has taken part in a promotional action on Maui Jim’s boutique placed in Mutua Madrid Open commercial area. (Full story …)

April 24, 2012

Citi to sponsor DC tournament

2012 Event to be held July 28 - August 5 will also feature a Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) International Level Tournament (Full story …)

March 25, 2012

Fitch Affirms the USTA at 'A'

Outlook stable. (Full story …)

March 4, 2012

Dunlop renews agreement with Illingworth

Highest Ranked American Ever Plays Biomimetic Pro GT-X 130 (Full story …)

February 20, 2012

Har-Tru acquires two tennis suppliers

Acquisitions Expand HAR-TRU’s Product Offering (Full story …)

February 16, 2012

Emirates Airline partners with USTA

Award-winning carrier becomes “Official Airline” of the US Open and Title Sponsor of the US Open Series (Full story …)

February 14, 2012

Charity tournament honors Levitz Furniture

National Home Furnishings Industry Honors the Levitz Furniture Family at Its 21st Annual West Coast Golf and Tennis Tournament Benefiting City of Hope (Full story …)

February 7, 2012

PRO-1 Merges with Putterman

Chicago, IL — In late 2010, Putterman Athletics and PRO-1 Sports LLC announced their joint venture that brought together two leading tennis supply companies with complementary strategic visions. With the shared success of the companies over the past year and... (Full story …)

February 2, 2012

Harrison Renews with Babolat

Lyon, France — Babolat, leading manufacturer of tennis products, today announces Ryan Harrison has renewed his commitment to use Babolat racquets and strings for the next four years. Harrison, now 19 years old, has used Babolat racquets and strings since... (Full story …)

January 17, 2012

Tennis Channel, Verizon Sign New Agreement

Verizon Begins Rollout of Tennis Channel Immediately, in Time for Australian Open (Full story …)

January 10, 2012

Lopez strengthens partnership with Wilson

CHICAGO — Wilson has expanded its long-time racket partnership with Feliciano Lopez to now include apparel and footwear, making him one of Wilson’s highest ranked head to toe, exclusive tennis athlete’s. The 30-year old Spaniard, who has now reached a... (Full story …)

October 26, 2011

WTA extends TV rights through 2016

Network to Continue to Feature WTA Tennis for Next Five Years. Deal Includes More than a Dozen WTA Premier Events and Year-End Championships (Full story …)

October 24, 2011

Stonyfield: Official USTA League Yogurt

World's Leading Organic Yogurt Maker Serves Up Two Year Official Sponsorship of the United States Tennis Association League, Offers Grants to Local Communities to Grow the Game (Full story …)

September 23, 2011

TenCate sponsors China Open 2011

To be held at the National Tennis Center in Beijing (Full story …)

IZOD Named Official Champions Series apparel

NEW YORK — PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) announced today that its IZOD brand is the 2011 “Official Apparel of the Champions Series” 12-city tennis tournament. Through the sponsorship, PVH is outfitting all tournament officials, ball kids, and staff in IZOD... (Full story …)

September 7, 2011

Borden partners with USTA

Dairy Company to promote USTA’s youth tennis initiative to help kids lead more active, healthy lives (Full story …)

September 1, 2011

Esurance Helps Tennis Fans Evolve

Official Car Insurance Sponsor of the Tournament Providing Attendees with Tennis Tips, Player Autographs, Sweepstakes Entry, and Prizes (Full story …)

August 31, 2011

Wilson expands presence at Open

Renovated Retail Store at Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and NYC Spring 2012 Fashion Show Complement Official Stringer and Official Ball Partnership; Guinness World Record Attempt Gets More Kids Involved in Tennis (Full story …)

August 25, 2011

Wilson & PBI establish new partnership

CHICAGO — Wilson, the #1 brand in Tennis, is excited to enter into a newly established partnership with Peter Burwash International (PBI) as their Official Tennis Equipment brand. Under the new partnership, Wilson and PBI have developed a more comprehensive... (Full story …)

August 8, 2011

US Open welcomes a new cast of characters

Uglydoll® Proves that Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder (Full story …)

July 6, 2011

USTA Offers US Open 'Shop in a Box'

This year the USTA is offering retailers numerous assets that will help tennis specialty pro shops create a US Open branded environment: The US Open “Shop in a Box” (pictured) is designed to display a variety of merchandise, from T’s... (Full story …)

June 15, 2011

Dunlop Signs American Michael Russell

Russell Playing Biomimetic 500 Racket (Full story …)

May 19, 2011

Twenga Gets in Gear for the French Open

Has more than 70,000 Tennis Products (Full story …)

April 29, 2011

Gasquet to Endorse Tourna Grip

Unique Sports announces a multi-year agreement with World top player Richard Gasquet to endorse Tourna Grip. Gasquet is an exciting player who has fought his way back into the Top 20 after injury. He has used Tourna Grip his entire... (Full story …)

April 21, 2011

Jamba Juice signs Venus Williams

Joint Venture Brings Healthy Lifestyle Solution to D.C. Area by One of the World’s Most Highly Regarded Athletes (Full story …)

April 4, 2011

Oriflame signs Wozniacki

MIAMI — Oriflame, a fast-growing beauty brand, today announced a sponsorship agreement with Caroline Wozniacki, the world’s number 1 women’s tennis player. This follows Oriflame’s partnership with the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) as their official cosmetics. “Caroline embodies the spirit... (Full story …)

April 1, 2011

PTR Signs Two Corporate Members

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that BoomerTennis.net and Solar Bat Leverage have signed on as Corporate Members. BoomerTennis.Net, the ultimate online tennis club, combines robust social networking opportunities with significant consumer discounts and expert, age... (Full story …)

March 17, 2011

Adidas' Biggest Marketing Campaign Ever

New “all adidas” Global Brand Campaign Features Derrick Rose, David Beckham,Lionel Messi, Katy Perry, B.o.B. and more (Full story …)

March 11, 2011

Pacific Looking for Sales Reps

PACIFIC: The German based worldwide leader in Racquet-Sport Products - being the Official String, Grip & Machine of the ATP Tour, seeks to add motivated independent Sales Agents for select remaining key-regions in the USA. Applicants should possess a strong... (Full story …)

February 20, 2011

Tennis Marketplace 2010 Slated for March Release

Find out where this industry is headed and where it has been with the Tennis Industry Association’s 2010 “Tennis Marketplace” report, slated for release in early March 2011. Included in this year’s report is an overview and outlook of the... (Full story …)

February 14, 2011

Prince announces key promotions and hires

Strengthens Sales, Promotions, and Product Teams (Full story …)

February 10, 2011

Golfsmith Announces Earnings Release Date

Webcast for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2010 Financial Results (Full story …)

January 26, 2011

Prince Extends Partnership with Zvonareva

Zvonareva Credits Switch to EXO3 Racquet Technology as a Reason for Her Success (Full story …)

Babolat Team Meeting

Over 40 Teaching Pros gathered in Atlanta on January 21st at Dunwoody Country Club for the 2nd Annual Georgia Team Babolat Meeting. Dave Dwelle, Southern Regional Sales Manager and Kevin Klabunde, Southern States Territory Sales Rep. presented Babolat’s new 2011... (Full story …)

January 24, 2011

Fila to Purchase of Integrix Sports Group

Master Licensee for Emea Region (Full story …)

January 19, 2011

Turn Heads Like Sharapova

Win Maria’s signed HEAD racquet bag! (Full story …)

January 13, 2011

ATP Unveils New Advertising Campaign

To Feature World's Top Tennis Stars (Full story …)

January 10, 2011

Tennis Channel Re-signs Navratilova, Davenport

Davenport to Join Navratilova, Sportscaster Bill Macatee in Melbourne During Network Coverage January 17-30. Tennis Channel Plans Close to 30 Live Match Hours, 75 Hours of Australian Open Today Morning Show During Two-Week Event. (Full story …)

January 4, 2011

2011 USTA Board of Directors Takes Office

15-Member Board to Take Office Through 2012 (Full story …)

January 3, 2011

Sharapova Joins the HEAD Team

Performance Meets Style (Full story …)

December 22, 2010

ASBA Elects New Officers and Directors

*Ellicott City, MD - *The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate... (Full story …)

December 18, 2010

Prince and Sharapova Calling it Quits

Their Partnership of Over Ten Years Will Be Coming to an End (Full story …)

Oudin Endorses Wilson Apparel and Footwear

Long Time Wilson Player Extends Contract to Include Apparel and Footwear (Full story …)

December 14, 2010

USTA to Invest in 10 and Under Tennis

Over the next three years, the USTA plans to invest $5 million dollars in 100 markets to foster the growth of 10 and under tennis. The money will go towards marketing, training, courts, competition, schools, and equipment. The $5 million... (Full story …)

December 9, 2010

Tennis Retailers See Light at the End of the Tunnel

Times are still hard at pro/specialty tennis retailers but they are starting to see some light at the end of the tunnel. Shipments into the trade for rackets $50 wholesale are up 7.6% through the end of Q3. And while... (Full story …)

December 1, 2010

Babolat Reinforces Commitment to Grassroots

Continues Sponsorship of Babolat World Tennis Classic Tournament (Full story …)

November 30, 2010

IEC in Sports expands

Long-time SportAccord Convention sponsor IEC in Sports has further broadened its activities in the event management business. (Full story …)

November 9, 2010

Klip America now Epic Sports International

Announces New Samsung C&T America Logistics Deal. Adds Völkl Global Distribution Partners; Reports Major 2010 Growth (Full story …)

November 8, 2010

Xerox to Sponsor US Open

Xerox to Become Exclusive Office Equipment and Document Technology and Services Provider of the US Open (Full story …)

November 4, 2010

Nissan the Official Car of the 2010 ATP World Finals

LONDON — The ATP announced today that Nissan will become an official partner of the 2010 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals, to be held at The O2 in London from 21-28 November. The association brings Nissan on board as the... (Full story …)

October 29, 2010

TennisConnect Adding More Features

TennisConnect recently launched new features including individual components so your existing website can plug in a calendar, court scheduler, string center, racquet demo program, contact management system and unlimited group email. And now there is more coming, with customized themes,... (Full story …)

October 6, 2010

Kohlschreiber Endorses Wilson

[CHICAGO] — Wilson Racquet Sports is proud to announce that Philipp Kohlschreiber, in addition to his long standing racket contract with the brand, will be a “head-to-toe” player and will debut their 2011 apparel & footwear line starting in January.... (Full story …)

Wilson Renews Nishikori

[CHICAGO] — Top touring pro, Kei Nishikori, has signed a multi-year contract to continue with his long time racket sponsor, Wilson Racquet Sports. Nishikori has been a member of the Wilson Team since he was 10 years old and in... (Full story …)

September 13, 2010

TPA and PTR Announce Partnership

Hilton Head Island, SC — During the 2010 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto, Tennis Canada announced a three year partnership between the Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) that will take effect beginning January... (Full story …)

September 9, 2010

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports Signs Croft

PHOENIX, AZ — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announced today that they have signed Ben Croft to the HEAD Penn Racquetball Team. Croft, who finished the 2009-2010 IRT season at #6, has signed a contract to exclusively use equipment from HEAD... (Full story …)

September 8, 2010

ATP and FedEx Announce Global Sponsorship

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO — The ATP and FedEx (NYSE: FDX) have signed a three-year agreement that brings FedEx on board as a new global Platinum Sponsor and Official Carrier of the ATP World Tour. The sponsorship will launch at the 2010... (Full story …)

September 7, 2010

Wilson and USTA Continue Partnership

Wilson Supports US Open, USTA Pro Circuit, USTA National Championships, USTA Player Development and USTA National Training Centers. New Multi-Year Deal Builds Upon 32-Year Existing Partnership. (Full story …)

World Sports Media Group Acquires Six Sigma Tennis

On the heels of the 2010 US Open Tennis Championships, World Sports Media Group announced today that it will acquire Six Sigma Tennis (Full story …)

September 1, 2010

GE Capital Renews and Extends Credit to Golfsmith

NORWALK, Conn. — GE Capital today announced it is providing a four-year extension of its $90 million asset-based revolving credit facility to Golfsmith (NASDAQ: GOLF), a specialty retailer. GE Capital has been a lender to Golfsmith since 2002. “GE Capital’s... (Full story …)

USTA Eastern Launches New Marketing Campaign

New Website, iwanttoplaytennis.com, Regional Tennis Tips Booklets, and special US Open Programs to Help Fans Get in the Game (Full story …)

August 31, 2010

FeatureTel Sponsors Benefit Tournament

APEX, N.C. — FeatureTel, offering hosted VoIP business telephone service over private networks, is a supporting sponsor of the Fifth Annual Western Wake Tennis Association Tennis Charity Classic to benefit Hospice of Wake County. FeatureTel is an Ace Sponsor of... (Full story …)

August 24, 2010

Prince featured on CNBC tennis segment

"Worldwide Exchange" is CNBC's only global show, airing live in North America, Europe and Asia (over 300 million homes). (Full story …)

August 19, 2010

Donnay to Sponsor the Alan King Pro-Am Tournament

Past Grand Slam Champions to attend charity benefit for the Wheelchair Sports Federation (Full story …)

August 18, 2010

Gordon Boggis: CEO of Prince

Gordon Boggis is CEO of Prince Sports, Inc. He recently joined Prince from Aerobics Inc., a leading company within cardio fitness equipment. At Aerobics, Mr. Boggis served for five years as President and CEO, leading the company into a new... (Full story …)

August 17, 2010

Prince Positioned for Renewed Growth

Completes Succession Plan (Full story …)

August 16, 2010

USTA, Citizen Extend Partnership through 2015

Citizen Watch Company will maintain its position as a USTA Corporate Champion and the “Official Timekeeper of the US Open” (Full story …)

August 10, 2010

Sam Cook to Join Prince as GM

Bordentown, NJ — Sam Cook will be joining Prince as General Manager of its business in the United States and Canada. The appointment will become effective September 1, 2010 and signals Prince’s commitment to growing its business in the U.S.... (Full story …)

Cincinnati Bell Powers W&SFG

Chosen as Official Technology Sponsor for Western & Southern Tennis Tournament (Full story …)

NetKnacks now PTR Corporate Member

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that NetKnacks Tennis Awards has signed on as a Corporate Member. NetKnacks Tennis Awards is the country’s leading provider of awards, apparel, T-shirts and gifts. Awards include etched glass awards... (Full story …)

August 6, 2010

Westin to Be Hotel Sponsor for the US Open

Starwood’s Wellness Brand Gives Fans Front Row Access - Will Be a Presenting Sponsor of Live Webcasts of US Open Matches on usopen.org. As Part of Partnership, Starwood Preferred Guest® Gives Members a Chance to Win Tickets to the US Open Men’s Singles Semi-Finals and Launches Exclusive Moments Opportunities (Full story …)

August 5, 2010

Esurance becomes sponsor of 2010 US Open

Stadium Signage, Media Support, and US Open Green Program Anchor Sponsorship (Full story …)

July 30, 2010

Industry Snapshot: Sales up Y-T-D

Consumers Using Tech to Connect to Tennis (Full story …)

July 15, 2010

Wilson Signs Mitch Williams

[CHICAGO] — Top touring racquetball player, Mitch Williams, has signed a multi-year contract to continue to endorse Wilson’s entire line of racquetball products. Mitch has been with Wilson for the past three years and in that time he climbed to... (Full story …)

July 14, 2010

CTAs: Watch Your Tax-Exempt Status

On May 16, the IRS began revoking tax-exempt status from nonprofits that failed to file three consecutive annual returns (Form 990-N, 990-EZ, 990, or 990-PF). Approximately 25% of not-for-profits may lose their tax-exempt status for failure to file a 990... (Full story …)

Tahitian Noni Wins Grand Slam with Haarhuis

Wimbledon Champion Loves Tahitian Noni® Original (Full story …)

July 9, 2010

TIA Establishes Facility and Retailer Panels

The TIA has created a Facility Panel and a Retailer Panel, to help identify current needs, issues and concerns of both the tennis facility and tennis retail businesses. “Both panels will help keep us better in touch with what facilities... (Full story …)

June 29, 2010

Williams' Book Shows How Sports Help Build Success

Venus Williams is a proven winner on the court, combining her talent, drive and hard work to master the game of tennis and win multiple Grand Slam titles. But how does that drive serve her off the court and how... (Full story …)

June 23, 2010

Wilson Signs Mitch Williams

Top racquetball player. (Full story …)

BMW & Mini Named Atlanta Tennis Partners

Adds to long-term relationship with USTA Southern (Full story …)

June 17, 2010

ITF Partners With Beach Tennis USA

Joint Effort to Expand the Global Development of Beach Tennis (Full story …)

June 16, 2010

Federer in new Wilson BLX Commercial

Some of you have already seen it in last 48 hours, but with Wimbledon about to start, Roger Federer was very excited to reveal his new commercial with Wilson. The commercial is already live on our Facebook page and within... (Full story …)

June 15, 2010

John Embree resigns from Prince

Bordentown, NJ — John Embree has agreed to resign from his position as President of Prince Americas as of Friday, June 11, 2010. “John is highly respected within the tennis community in the USA, has a wide personal fan base... (Full story …)

June 8, 2010

PTR Signs Two Additional Corporate Members

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced two more have signed as Corporate Members of the organization - MyTrainingDiary and Fitness Anywhere, Inc. MyTrainingDiary provides an innovative training solution for competitive tennis players of all ages. Players... (Full story …)

June 2, 2010

Tennis Channel re-signs Ted Robinson

Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster to Appear in Network Booth through 2013 Coverage (Full story …)

May 27, 2010

Mercedes-Benz partners with Federer

MONTVALE, N.J. — Mercedes-Benz today announced a multi platform global marketing partnership with the 16-time Grand Slam Champion and world’s number one tennis player, Roger Federer. The multi year deal will cover the use of his image, personal appearances and... (Full story …)

May 24, 2010

Tennis Channel Connects with Google TV Ads

Network to Become First Single-Sport Channel Inventory Partner of TV Advertising Marketplace (Full story …)

May 14, 2010

Mercury Insurance to Sponsor La Costa Event

California Insurer to Headline Return of Women’s Professional Tennis to San Diego (Full story …)

May 11, 2010

GEICO to Help Train Young Players

Partners with D.C. Parks and Recreation and Junior Tennis Champions Center. (Full story …)

May 5, 2010

WTT Signs Solfire as Official Apparel Sponsor

New York, N.Y. — World TeamTennis and Solfire today announced a multi-year agreement making Solfire the official apparel provider of World TeamTennis and an official sponsor of the WTT Professional and Recreational Leagues, and WTT Smash Hits. During the WTT... (Full story …)

April 30, 2010

Prince ‘Spring into Action’ Consumer Promo

Offer Makes Upgrading to New, Top Quality Tennis Gear Easier, More Affordable. Eight-Time Grand Slam Doubles Champions, The Bryan Brothers, Call Offer a ‘No-Brainer’ (Full story …)

April 27, 2010

Golfsmith announces Q1 report release

AUSTIN, Texas — Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOLF) today announces that it plans to release its first quarter fiscal 2010 financial results before the market opens on Wednesday, May 5, 2010. Golfsmith will host a quarterly results conference call at... (Full story …)

April 19, 2010

Tennis Channel Names Alexsondra S. Fixmer

Director, Business and Legal Affairs (Full story …)

April 15, 2010

ATP and Ricoh Extend Partnership Through 2012

Global technology leader becomes Platinum Partner of ATP World Tour in Europe (Full story …)

April 8, 2010

Carillo Named President of USTA Serves

Noted Tennis Personality and Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster. (Full story …)

April 1, 2010

Acura Named Official Auto of WTT Pro League

Acura and Tennis Legend Billie Jean King kick-off Sponsorship at New York Auto Show (Full story …)

March 31, 2010

Fernando Verdasco signs with Dunlop

Dunlop are pleased to welcome Fernando Verdasco as the latest tennis star to join as a brand ambassador. The 26 year old Spanish ace has signed an international contract for rackets, strings and accessories, while also agreeing to play a... (Full story …)

March 29, 2010

USTA Southern Names IHG as Hotel Partner

Atlanta, GA — USTA Southern Section announced today that IHG, (InterContinental Hotels Group) the world’s largest hotel group by number of rooms, has been named the section’s official hotel partner. “IHG has some of the most recognized hotel brands in... (Full story …)

March 24, 2010

Prince to Sponsor Easter Bowl

Top Young US Tennis Talent Set Compete in 43rd Annual “Super Bowl of Junior Tennis” (Full story …)

March 23, 2010

SSI to distribute Mantis Sport in U.S.

Paul Zalatoris, CEO/President of Sport Source International, announced the signing of a multi-year agreement to be the exclusive USA distributor for UK based MANTIS Sport. MANTIS Sport, founded by former Dunlop Global Head of Products Martin Aldridge, is a one... (Full story …)

March 16, 2010

PTR Signs Three New Corporate Members

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that the Institute of Sport Science for Tennis (ISST), Tennis Business Solutions, and Tennissmith have signed on as Corporate Members. Institute of Sport Science for Tennis (ISST) specializes in improved... (Full story …)

March 15, 2010

World No. 6 Davydenko signs with Dunlop

Dunlop are delighted to announce their new partnership with tennis ace, Nikolay Davydenko for rackets, clothing, and accessories. The partnership also see Davydenko endorse Dunlop’s junior talent identification program — D-Squad. Currently ranked no. 6 in the ATP rankings, the... (Full story …)

March 10, 2010

BackOffice Associates Signs Top Tennis Talent

Company announces multi-year deal with BEST Tennis clients’ Sam Querrey, Mardy Fish and Bob & Mike Bryan along with Melanie Oudin. (Full story …)

Virgin Mobile USA partners with Oudin

Comprehensive Relationship Includes $1,000,000 Donation to Homeless Youth with U.S. Open Win (Full story …)

March 4, 2010

KFC to Help Pros 'Get a Grip' on Their Game

Kentucky Fried Chicken Unveils On-Grip Endorsements with Professional Football, Golf and Tennis Athletes to Launch the Brand’s New Boneless Filet Box Meal (Full story …)

March 1, 2010

PBI tennis coming to Hyatt Regency Curaçao

Hyatt Regency Curaçao Golf Resort, Spa And Marina Serves Up Tennis With Peter Burwash International (Full story …)

February 19, 2010

Hawks Cay Resort Partners with CDT

Duck Key, FL — Cliff Drysdale Tennis is pleased to announce a new partnership with Hawks Cay Resort, which will include the renovation and expansion of it’s tennis program, as stated by Cliff Drysdale Tennis’ CEO, Don Henderson, today. The... (Full story …)

February 16, 2010

Golfsmith to Open New Stores in WI and CA

Milwaukee and Brea stores to open this Spring. (Full story …)

Hawks Cay Resort Partners with Drysdale Tennis

Duck Key, FL — Cliff Drysdale Tennis is pleased to announce a new partnership with Hawks Cay Resort, which will include the renovation and expansion of it’s tennis program, as stated by Cliff Drysdale Tennis’ CEO, Don Henderson, today. The... (Full story …)

February 11, 2010

'Showdown' Serves Up a Strong Marketing Partners

Official Partners Include Caesars Atlantic City, Delta Air Lines, FIJI Water, Fila, FXDD, Jumeirah Essex House, Lexus, NASDAQ OMX, Optimum, Rums of Puerto Rico, Sportime Tennis Clubs, Steuben Glass, Tennis.com, Travelers Insurance, Ubisoft and Wilson Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Kim Clijsters to Headline Event at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 1, 2010 (Full story …)

February 10, 2010

Luxilon Continues Strong 2010 Start

Thomaz Bellucci earned his first title of the 2010 season on Sunday at the Movistar Star Open in Santiago, Chile. He used his new Six.One 95 BLX strung with Luxilon ALU Power 125 string. Coming out ahead in three sets... (Full story …)

February 3, 2010

Babolat sponsoring the 'Little Mo' Tournaments

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat, leading manufacturer of tennis racquets, announces its sponsorship of the Road to the “Little Mo’” Nationals and the “Little Mo” International Open tennis tournament. Babolat recently signed a two-year contract to support the tournament as the... (Full story …)

January 28, 2010

Golfsmith Expands Store Plans for 2010

AUSTIN, Texas — Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: GOLF) today announced plans to open four new stores in 2010 and retrofit several additional stores. “In 2009 we experienced solid market share growth and dramatically improved cash flow in a tough... (Full story …)

January 25, 2010

Völkl Tennis Signs Liezel Huber

#1 Doubles Player in the World to Play Völkl (Full story …)

January 19, 2010

Völkl Hires Edoardo Artaldi

To be Global Tour Manager. lans to “get back” on Tour begin with Key Personnel (Full story …)

Sania Mirza Joins the Wilson Team

Sania Mirza will be using the new Wilson Pro Open BLX tennis racket when Australian Open action kicks off. “I’m thrilled to be part of the Wilson team,” says Mirza. “Wilson has the top players on tour because they have... (Full story …)

January 12, 2010

Fila Extends Agreement with Clijsters

Sparks, MD — Fila announced today that it has extended its endorsement agreement with Sony Ericsson WTA Tour star and 2009 US Open champion Kim Cljisters. “Kim is an important member of the Fila family,” said Gene Yoon, Chairman of... (Full story …)

HEAD USA Strengthens Organization

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD USA has promoted Kevin Kempin from his role of President Racquet Sports Division to CEO HEAD USA. With his new role Kempin will have full responsibilities for HEAD USA’s Racquet Sports and Winter Sports divisions. “Kevin... (Full story …)

January 11, 2010

USTA Names Harlan Stone CBMO

USTA will Combine All Sponsorship, Marketing, and Communications Efforts Under Long-Time Sports Industry Pro (Full story …)

January 8, 2010

Williams Sisters Serve up Snacking with Nabisco

Via National Contest, Eight People to Win Chance to Appear With Venus and Serena in National Magazine Advertising Spread (Full story …)

January 7, 2010

Golfsmith to Participate in ICR Conference

AUSTIN, Texas — Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: GOLF) today announced that the Company will be presenting at the 12th Annual ICR XChange Conference held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa in Dana Point, California on Wednesday,... (Full story …)

December 28, 2009

Telenet to Sponsor Wickmayer for Three Years

Mechelen — Telenet, a leading Belgian Telecommunications operator, announced it has signed a three year agreement with Belgian Tennis star Yanina Wickmayer. This new agreement will come into effect on January 1, 2010 and will last for three years. The... (Full story …)

December 21, 2009

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Joins Team Babolat

* Lyon, France - December 18, 2009 - *Babolat announces the signing of an international contract—racquet, stings and accessories—with French player Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (#10 ATP) starting January 1, 2010. “Because we are a French brand—considered among the world leaders in... (Full story …)

December 3, 2009

Kempin appointed as CEO and President of HEAD USA

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD announced today that Kevin Kempin, President of HEAD Penn Racquet Sports, has been appointed as CEO and President of HEAD USA with responsibility for Racquet Sport and Winter Sport Divisions. Throughout his 17 years with HEAD... (Full story …)

November 30, 2009

Indianapolis to Sell ATP tournament

INDIANAPOLIS — The board of directors of the Indianapolis Tennis Championships, Inc. has decided to sell the tournament’s ATP sanction. The tournament is working closely with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) World Tour to evaluate potential buyers and facilitate... (Full story …)

HEAD Extends ATP Partnership to 2012

Kennelbach, Austria — HEAD NV has announced the extension of their partnership with the ATP until end of 2012. The agreement between HEAD and the ATP was made following the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London when executives convened... (Full story …)

November 18, 2009

Etcheberry Experience Signs as PTR Corporate Member

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Etcheberry Experience has signed on as a PTR Corporate Member. The Etcheberry Experience provides PTR members discounted prices on Etcheberry Strength and Condition Certification, as well as other Etcheberry... (Full story …)

November 17, 2009

ASBA Elects New Officers and Directors

Ellicott City, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate will take... (Full story …)

U.S. Tennis Participation Tops 30 Million People

First Time in More Than 25 Years. 2009 USTA/Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Study Shows Growth In All Age Groups and Ethnicities. Participation up 12% vs. 2008 and 25% since 2003 (Full story …)

November 16, 2009

Viking Named Official Sponsor of the PPTA

Bordentown, NJ — Viking is proud to announce that it has been named the new, official partner of the Professional Platform Tennis Association (PPTA). Through the new one year deal, the equipment leader will be the exclusive provider of paddles,... (Full story …)

Credit Suisse to sponsor Federer

Credit Suisse today announced that it has concluded a long-term sponsorship agreement with Roger Federer. Brady Dougan, Chief Executive Officer of Credit Suisse Group, said: “Credit Suisse is delighted and proud to be associating ourselves closely with Roger Federer —... (Full story …)

November 4, 2009

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Partners with In-Shape Health Clubs

Bakersfield and Visalia, CA (November 3, 2009) - In-Shape Health Clubs, one of the top 20 health club companies in the U.S. with 35 locations in California,, has partnered with Cliff Drysdale Tennis to bring the Ultimate Tennis Experience to... (Full story …)

November 2, 2009

Under Armour and IMG Performance Form Unprecedented Partnership

Under Armour and IMG Academies announced today that they are forming a partnership to develop a unique comprehensive athletic training platform that will establish a global measurement standard for improved sports performance, health and fitness called “Combine360.” By utilizing the... (Full story …)

October 29, 2009

Federer to Become Global Ambassador for Lindt

Kilchberg (Switzerland) — Premium chocolate manufacturer Lindt & Sprüngli is partnering with Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer in a long term deal to serve as the global brand ambassador for his favorite LINDT chocolate. Lindt & Sprüngli is delighted with... (Full story …)

October 27, 2009

USTA and MBUSA Sign New Partnership For US Open

Mercedes-Benz to Become “Official Vehicle of the US Open” and “Presenting Sponsor of Men’s Singles Championship”, Multi-year Agreement Includes Significant Television and Online Exposure. (Full story …)

October 13, 2009

Tecnifibre Signs New Partnership with 6th Sense

Tecnifibre has just signed a new partnership with 6th Sense, the tennis academy launched by Justine Henin and Carlos Rodriguez. 6th Sense has 2 academies. One in Belgium, the other in the USA. Tecnifibre becomes the official tennis partner with... (Full story …)

September 10, 2009

BackOffice Associates inks multi-year deal with Oudin

WASHINGTON — BackOffice Associates, LLC and BEST (Blue Entertainment Sports Television) announced today a multi-year promotional partnership with rising tennis star Melanie Oudin. The partnership will include promotional and endorsement opportunities as well as appearances. The 17 year-old Oudin has... (Full story …)

August 26, 2009

Nike Introduces US Open Competition Looks

Big Apple-Inspired Apparel Unveiled as Federer, Williams, Nadal, and Tennis Great John McEnroe Greet Fans at Manhattan Unveil (Full story …)

US Open Attracts Aon as Title Sponsor

Aon, the leading global provider of risk management and human capital solutions becomes title sponsor of the forthcoming PSA World Tour tournament (Full story …)

DecoTurf Surface Chosen for the 2009 Pilot Pen

Andover, MA — As the Olympus US Open Series continues its summer march to the year’s final Major event, many of the world’s top players are now gathered at the Pilot Pen Tennis Tournament in New Haven, CT. Taking place... (Full story …)

August 24, 2009

USTA and Stonyfield Farm Sign New Partnership Agreement for US Open

New Partnership to Build Brand Awareness of Oikos Organic Greek Yogurt USTA Expands Sponsorship Partnership to New Category (Full story …)

August 11, 2009

Team Sports and Fitness Dominate, But the Sports Landscape is Changing

SGMA Sees Changing Participation Patterns in Team Sports: ‘Pick-up’ Play On the Upswing Driven by Economics (Full story …)

PTR and HEAD will Celebrate 30 Year Partnership

*Hilton Head Island, SC - - *Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and HEAD will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their partnership. HEAD has renewed its sponsorship agreement as an approved racquet and bag of PTR to 2013, which will mark 30... (Full story …)

July 31, 2009

Pacific acquires Fischer Tennis

The global leading manufacture of Strings, Accessories, and Stringing Machines; PACIFIC Entermark GmbH, announced today the acquisition of the Austrian based Fischer Tennis, ‘Racquet Sport Division’. PACIFIC Entermark GmbH in cooperation with the Parent Company of Fischer Sports GmbH, have... (Full story …)

July 27, 2009

Tennis Channel Selects Spectra Logic for Digital Asset Management

Spectra Logic “Serves” Improved Reliability, Superior Customer Service and Product Expandability (Full story …)

July 22, 2009

Bryan Brothers Sign Exclusive Contract with Luxilon

It is with great excitement that Luxilon announces the signing of the #1 men’s doubles team in the world and two of the most successful players on tour, Mike and Bob Bryan. The 31-year-old American twins have made the decision... (Full story …)

July 20, 2009

USTA and IBM Sign New Partnership Agreement for US Open

IBM to Continue as Official Information Technology Solution Provider of US Open IBM Technology to Power Record-Setting USOpen.org (Full story …)

July 15, 2009

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Appoints Stacey Allaster New Chairman and CEO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced today the appointment of Stacey Allaster, the Tour’s President since 2006, as the new Chairman and CEO of the world’s leading global sport for women. Allaster will begin her new role... (Full story …)

July 9, 2009

iCore Networks is Proud to Partner with the Washington Kastles

iCore designated as official VIP Dream Seat Sponsor (Full story …)

July 8, 2009

Thesportsrecruiter.com Assists Top Athletes in More Obscure Sports to Gain Exposure

Recession, Rise in Competition for College Athletic Scholarships Leave High School Athletes in Need of New Ways to Showcase Talent (Full story …)

Babolat and John Newcombe Extend Marquee Partnership

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat announces that the company has extended its partnership with The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. Since 2002, Babolat has been an exclusive partner for tennis racquets and strings and sponsor of the John Newcombe Tennis Academy and... (Full story …)

July 2, 2009

BNP Paribas Returns as Title Sponsor for the 'Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup'

Serena Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova Qualified to Participate (Full story …)

June 30, 2009

Dillman Named GM of Volkl and Boris Becker Divisions of Klip America

Sports/Consumer Products Exec to Manage Global Growth (Full story …)

June 23, 2009

Skinny Water Chosen as Exclusive Enhanced Water of the Philadelphia Freedoms

Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, John McEnroe, Anna Kournikova and Martina Navratilova to Compete at the King of Prussia Mall This Summer (Full story …)

June 22, 2009

USTA Unveils New NJTL Name and Logo, Launches New Brand Identity

National Junior Tennis and Learning Will Continue Its Mission to Develop the Character of Young People Through Tennis and Education USTA/NJTL to Celebrate 40th Anniversary Throughout 2009 (Full story …)

Gamma Names Chuck Vietmeier as National Sales Manager

Pittsburgh, PA -June 18, 2009 - Gamma Sports, makers of the number one rated string product line in tennis, today announced Chuck Vietmeier as the National Sales Manager of the Year. Chuck will manage Gamma’s pro shop, consumer, large retail... (Full story …)

June 16, 2009

USTA and Kaplan Virtual Education Forge Exclusive Partnership

Agreement Provides Young USTA Members with Access to Two Elite Online Schools (Full story …)

Farmers Insurance Group Becomes Presenting Sponsor of LA Tennis Open

Gonzalez, Safin, Haas, Baghdatis, Fish and Querrey Among Entrants. 83rd Annual Tournament Begins on July 27 at UCLA. (Full story …)

June 11, 2009

USTA Establishes Alliance with 100 Black Men of America, Inc.

250 Students from 100 Black Men of America Mentoring Program Will Attend Tennis Clinic at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center The Honorable David Dinkins, 106th Mayor of New York City and USTA Board Member, Will Address Students (Full story …)

June 9, 2009

Golfsmith Signs Lease for Greater LA’s Largest-Ever Golf and Tennis Store

IRVINE, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Fore! Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOLF) announced today that it has signed a lease for a new 40,000-square foot playground for golfers and tennis players in Orange County that will open in November 2009. The new Golfsmith... (Full story …)

June 8, 2009

PTR Joins Forces with TennisLMS

*Hilton Head Island, SC - - *Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and TennisLMS Corporation, a revolutionary new company with a platform for tracking players’ development and performances, have signed a two year agreement. PTR members will receive exclusive discounted pricing for... (Full story …)

June 1, 2009

Tencap Signs as PTR Corporate Member

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Tencap has signed on as a Corporate Member. Tencap provides tennis clubs web based technologies that are integrated into a club’s website, and offers PTR members 15% off set... (Full story …)

World TeamTennis signs Turfer Athletic as Official Apparel Supplier

*NEW YORK, N.Y. — * World TeamTennis and Turfer Athletic today announced a multi-year agreement making Turfer Athletic the official apparel supplier of both the Advanta WTTProfessional and Recreational Leagues. Turfer will develop a proprietary lifestyle brand of World TeamTennis... (Full story …)

May 26, 2009

Squash Makes a Worldwise Racket for Olympic Bid

Squash 2016 Day (Full story …)

May 8, 2009

Penn Serves up Golden Giveaway Promotion for Summer

PHOENIX — For a limited time this summer, specially marked 4-packs of Penn Championship and Pro Penn+ tennis balls will include free gifts as part of Penn’s Golden Giveaway promotion. Included in the pack are free gifts ranging from a... (Full story …)

May 4, 2009

USTA Celebrates Extraordinary Tennis Growth and Twelve Years of May as National Tennis Month

Tennis Participation Increases 43% in Eight Years, is now the Fastest Growing Traditional Sport in the U.S. USTA To Serve Up More than 150 “Tennis Block Parties” Across the United States and Feature Tennis Legends Billie Jean King and John McEnroe During the Month (Full story …)

EA’s Grand Slam Tennis to Hit Retail One Week Early

New Wii MotionPlus Compatible Products Now Ship June 8 (Full story …)

April 30, 2009

Golfsmith Opens Houston’s Largest-Ever Golf and Tennis Store

New Golfsmith Xtreme Will Host Club Donation Drive Benefiting First Tee of New Golfsmith Xtreme Will Host Club Donation Drive Benefiting First Tee of Houston/Redstone Retailer Giving Away Free Rounds of Golf and $20,000 in Prizes (Full story …)

April 28, 2009

Gamma Sports Renews PTR Sponsorships

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Gamma Sports has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the organization for three years. Gamma Sports is the Official String, Accessories and Court Equipment Supplier of PTR. Gamma, the world’s... (Full story …)

April 23, 2009

Head Penn Racquet Sports and Beach Tennis USA Renew Partnership for 2009 Tour

New York, NY — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports and Beach Tennis USA (BTUSA) announced that they have renewed their partnership for another year. For the fourth consecutive season HEAD will serve as the official racquet and Penn will be the... (Full story …)

April 20, 2009

Head and You Breathes New Life into Consumers' Passion for the Game

Austria - Kennelbach - April 2009 - HEAD has announced the launch of a brand repositioning effort designed to put an increased focus on individual athletes’ personal interaction with the game of tennis. The new marketing campaign showcases the passion... (Full story …)

March 31, 2009

Dunlop Signs Austrian Jurgen Melzer to New Deal

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop is pleased to announce a multi-year partnership with Austrian tennis star Jurgen Melzer. Under the terms of his new agreement, Melzer will be playing the new Dunlop Aerogel 4D 300 Tour racquet and endorsing Dunlop tennis... (Full story …)

March 25, 2009

USTA Serves Appoints Jamshid Ehsani of Greenwish, Conn., to it's Board of Directors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — USTA Serves - Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA, announced today the appointment of Jamshid Ehsani, of Greenwich, Conn., to its board of directors. Mr. Ehsani has served in... (Full story …)

Dellis Cay Sponsors 2009 Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne

MIAMI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Dr. Cem Kinay, CEO & Chairman of The O Property Collection (OPC), is pleased to announce Dellis Cay as a host sponsor to the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open, the annual 12-day tennis tournament held at the Tennis Center in... (Full story …)

March 23, 2009

Scottrade Announces Sponsorship of 2009 Sony Ericsson Open

Online investment firm’s sponsorship of premier tennis tournament will include presence online, on TV and at Miami’s Tennis Center at Crandon Park (Full story …)

March 13, 2009

You Cannot Be Serious!! John McEnroe Headlines Legends to Be Featured in EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis

Feisty Tennis Champion Makes Videogame Debut (Full story …)

March 12, 2009

Golfsmith.com Recognized as Best in Class Among Retail Web Sites

The Only Brand to Rank in the Top 10 Twice (Full story …)

March 11, 2009

Tennis Week Announces Focus on Web and Digital Media

Announces online video distribution deals with MSN US, MSN Japan and Fox Sports. Places print edition on hiatus through 2009. Current staff to focus on digital expansion of brand. (Full story …)

USTA Serves Appoints Benjamin Doller to it's Board of Directors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — USTA Serves - Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA, announced today the appointment of prominent art world expert and auctioneer Benjamin Doller, of New York, N.Y., to its board... (Full story …)

March 10, 2009

Dunlop enhances its sales team

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop announced today that John Byron, Sheri Norris and Chris Watase have joined the company’s sales force, reporting to Western Regional Manager Steve Schultz. With the appointments, Dunlop bolsters its service and coverage to the pro and... (Full story …)

March 6, 2009

The Nomination Committee's proposal Regarding the Board of Directors of Björn Borg AB (publ)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Regulatory News: The Nomination Committee of Björn Borg will, at the annual general meeting 2009, propose that Monica Elling and Fabian Månsson be elected as new members of the Board of Directors of Björn Borg. Fabian Månsson, born... (Full story …)

March 4, 2009

Golfsmith Announces Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Results

AUSTIN, Texas—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc., (NASDAQ: GOLF) today announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2008 ended January 3, 2009. Fourth Quarter Highlights: Net revenues decreased 14.1 percent to $67.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal... (Full story …)

March 2, 2009

WOWOW signs Japanese rising tennis star Kei Nishikori

Tokyo — Today, Japanese television station WOWOW proudly announced to have contracted promising Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori for multiple years. Nishikori will be the official representative of WOWOW’s tennis broadcasts at the Grand Slam Tournaments. WOWOW will broadcast Nishikori’s... (Full story …)

February 26, 2009

Grand Slam Tennis Leads EA SPORTS Wii Lineup This Summer

New Wii MotionPlus Compatible Products Launching in June (Full story …)

World Squash Federation Signs Juniper PR In Bid For Olympic Status

The World Squash Federation (WSF) has appointed London based international sports marketing agency, Juniper PR, to manage its global communications programme in support of its campaign to elevate squash to Olympic status for the 2016 Olympic Games. Juniper PR, established... (Full story …)

February 25, 2009

Golfsmith Announces Earnings Release Date and Webcast for Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2008 Financial Results

Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOLF) today announces that it plans to release its fourth quarter 2008 financial results after the market close on Tuesday, March 3, 2009. Golfsmith will host a quarterly results conference call at 3:30 p.m. Central Time/4:30... (Full story …)

February 24, 2009

Wilson Racket Sports Signs Long Term Agreement with Laura Robson

Chicago — Wilson Racket Sports announced that they have extended a long term contract with Laura Robson. The 15 year old from the UK started with Wilson at the end of 2007, and shortly after, reached the final of Petits... (Full story …)

February 23, 2009

Tennis Channel Promotes Dean Hadaegh to Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Technical Operations

LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis, today announced the promotion of Dean Hadaegh to chief technology officer and senior vice president, technical operations. He... (Full story …)

February 18, 2009

Rich Francey Tapped for Babolat Western Regional Sales Manager

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces Rich Francey has been tapped as Western Regional Sales Manager for the company. Francey has spent the last 26 years with Prince Racquet Sports, first as a teaching pro,... (Full story …)

February 3, 2009

USPTA Texas Division Southwest Tennis Buying Show to be held in Dallas/Fort Worth area

More than 125 buyers are expected. (Full story …)

USTA Serves Awards Over $1 Million in Grants in 2008

“Aces for Kids” Year-End Grants Awarded to 39 Organizations (Full story …)

January 30, 2009

Sixteen Year-Old Phenom Veronica Sotomayor Signs Two-Year Extension with Ektelon

*Bordentown, New Jersey - January 30, 2009 - *At only sixteen years old, Veronica Sotomayor is already one of the most gifted and exciting players in professional racquetball; and today equipment leader Ektelon and the current #11 ranked player in... (Full story …)

January 28, 2009

Tennis Legend Jimmy Connors to Join Tennis Channel as Lead Analyst During Network's Inaugural US Open Coverage

Tournament to Mark Connors’ First Regular Appearance in a U.S. Television Booth in 18 Years, First as US Open Commentator All-Time Men’s Singles Titlist Only Player to Win US Open on Three Surfaces: Clay, Grass and Hard Courts (Full story …)

Victoria Azarenka Signs Wth Tourna Grip

Unique Sports is proud to announce a multi-year agreement with WTA Top 15 player Victoria Azarenka. The 19 year old rising star Azarenka uses the new high performance overgrip Tourna Tac from the makers of the world famous Tourna Grip.... (Full story …)

January 20, 2009

USTA Invests in World Teamtennis

New Relationship Provides Promotional Platform for USTA’s Jr. Team Tennis Initiative through Advanta WTT Pro League Advanta WTT Pro League Champions and Award Winners to be Recognized at US Open (Full story …)

January 15, 2009

Wilson Racket Sports Signs Anna Chakvetadze to Long Term Agreement

Chicago - Wilson Racquet Sports announced that they have signed a long term agreement with Anna Chakvetadze. The 21 year old ended 2008 with a WTA Tour ranking of 18, which was her third Top 20 year in a row.... (Full story …)

January 13, 2009

Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association Nets ComCast Family of Companies as Principal Sponsor

Wilmington, DE, January 9, 2009 - Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association’s Managing Director Tina Tharp, Comcast-Spectacor and Comcast Corporation are pleased to announce that the Comcast Family of Companies will serve RSTTA as its 2009 Principal Sponsor. “We are... (Full story …)

January 8, 2009

HEAD Signs Squash World No. 1 Karim Darwish

Austria — Kennelbach — HEAD proudly presents the endorsement of the Egyptian squash pro and World No.1 Karim Darwish. The partnership became effective on January 1st 2009. “We are glad to have the World’s No.1 player on tour as part... (Full story …)

December 23, 2008

USTA Player Development Names Martin Blackman Senior Director for Talent Identification and Development

*WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., December 23, 2008 — *The USTA announced today that Martin Blackman has been hired as Senior Director for Talent Identification and Development for USTA Player Development. Blackman will be based at the USTA Training Facility in Boca... (Full story …)

December 17, 2008

ATP Unveils 2009 Feel It Advertising Campaign

London, UK. - The ATP, governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuit, today unveiled the latest evolution of its advertising campaign - FEEL IT. Now in its second year, the multimillion dollar campaign, will again feature ATP World Tour... (Full story …)

December 16, 2008

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports Announces New Representatives

Phoenix, AZ - December 2008 — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports is pleased to announce two new Sales Representatives, Jason Thoerner and Chuck Bahn. Jason Thoerner is currently ranked in the Top 10 in the world for racquetball and has a... (Full story …)

December 11, 2008

U.S. Tennis Participation Continues to Increase Dramatically

2008 USTA/Tennis Industry Association (TIA) study shows highest number of players (26.9 million players) in 15 years; Total play occasions rise 13% to more than 600 million (Full story …)

Tennis Pro Shops/Stores Can Receive 50% off Membership Fee Until December 20th 2008

Advertising in Jan/Feb Tennis Magazine Issue set to hit the public December 23rd. Register your Store today at FindTennisStore.com to be recognized. FindTennisStore.com is a search website for tennis consumers to connect and work with local Tennis pro shops and... (Full story …)

December 9, 2008

Babolat Taps Tim McCool as Managing Director of US Operations

Boulder, Colorado - December 9, 2008 - Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the company has hired Tim McCool as the new Managing Director of Babolat USA. After a five-month long intensive recruiting and interviewing process, Tim McCool... (Full story …)

December 3, 2008

Ashaway Extends String and Shoe Sponsorship Deal with Jack Huczek

-- Legendary player to also assist with product development and marketing (Full story …)

Golfsmith Innovates with Live Chat Service

AUSTIN, Texas & SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:GOLF) today became the first golf and tennis specialty retailer to offer a Live Chat service online. With technology from InstantService, this addition comes just in time for the key holiday shopping... (Full story …)

November 21, 2008

Penn Named as Official Ball of BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean King Cup

Phoenix, AZ - November 2008 - Penn has been named the official ball of the BNP Paribas Showdown for the Billie Jean Cup which will be taking place Monday, March 2 at Madison Square Garden. The event will be telecast... (Full story …)

November 14, 2008

The Lacoste Crocodile Brand Renews Its Partnership With The Barclays ATP World Tour Finals Until 2013

Shanghai, China - LACOSTE, renowned lifestyle brand of relaxed Elegance, and the ATP, governing body for the men’s professional tennis circuit, today announced that they have extended their partnership. LACOSTE will continue as the official apparel and footwear partner of... (Full story …)

Wilson Continues as Industry Leader

#1 Racquet Brand and #1 Hot New Racquet. (Full story …)

November 11, 2008

USPTA and Elations Join Forces in Licensing Agreement

The United States Professional Tennis Association and Elations, a drink to maintain healthy joints, have entered into a licensing agreement incorporating the USPTA's service mark, Tennis — for the health of it!SM Elations plans to promote Tennis — for the... (Full story …)

November 4, 2008

Gael Monfils Signs with Prince

Twenty-two Year Old Frenchman to Endorse Company’s Newest Racquet Technology Set to Launch in Spring 2009 (Full story …)

November 3, 2008

Prince Named Official Apparel and Footwear for the Prestigious Sony Ericsson Championships

Bordentown, NJ - November 3, 2008 - This week in Doha, Qatar, the top eight singles players and top four doubles teams will compete in the season-ending Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Championships for the largest purse in women’s tennis. One... (Full story …)

October 29, 2008

Yanina Wickmayer, Belgian Tennis Star, Signs with IMG

Brussels, Belgium, October 30, 2008 - Yanina Wickmayer, the 19 year old Belgian tennis player, has signed with IMG, the world’s largest sports marketing and management agency, it was announced today by Igor Takacs, Vice President of IMG Belgium. Yanina... (Full story …)

October 28, 2008

ACSM Survey Predicts 2009 Fitness Trends

Health and fitness professionals again rank education and experience number one in annual poll (Full story …)

October 16, 2008

Klip America Secures Worldwide Rights to Volkl Tennis

US distributor signs license agreement to design, manufacture & distribute racquets, bags and accessories (Full story …)

October 8, 2008

Babolat Welcomes Two New Additions to Sports Marketing Family

Boulder, Colorado - October 7, 2008 - Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the promotion of Seth McKinley to Babolat Sports Marketing Manager for the Americas and Australia and the addition of Jackie Carleton and Steve Strecker to... (Full story …)

October 6, 2008

Lee Tennis Court Products, the Maker of HAR-TRU, Endorses Wilson Trance II Shoe for Best Play on Clay

Charlottesville, VA -- Lee Tennis Court Products (LTCP) steps up to endorse the shoe that’s best suited for successful play on clay: the Wilson Trance II. LTCP partnered with Wilson to provide tennis players the ultimate playing experience by maximizing... (Full story …)

October 1, 2008

TENNIS.com Named as New Title Sponsor of the 2008 TENNIS.com Zurich Open

Zurich, October 1, 2008 - The world’s leading website for tennis fans, TENNIS.com, is the new title sponsor of the Zurich Open. Celebrating its 25th year in operation, the 2008 TENNIS.com Zurich Open will host the top players from the... (Full story …)

PTR Hires Chief Operating Officer

Hilton Head Island, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Pat Decker has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Decker joins PTR with a wealth of experience. Since 1995, she has owned and managed... (Full story …)

September 29, 2008

Nissin Food Product Co., Ltd. Has Signed An Endorsement and Patch Contract with Tennis Star Kei Nishikori

Nissin Food Product Co., Ltd. (president: Koki Ando) has signed an endorsement and patch contract with professional tennis player Kei Nishikori on Sunday, September 28th, 2008. Nishikori will wear the “CupNoodles” logo on his adidas shirt starting Monday, September 29th... (Full story …)

September 18, 2008

Champion Unveils ‘It’s More Than a Show, It’s a Performance’ National Advertising and Branding Campaign Beginning with Tennis Champion Andy Roddick

New brand for the next generation contractor features Champion’s tradition of innovation and superior client service to forge a new corporate identity (Full story …)

Versus and Tennis Channel continue 2008 Davis Cup Chase With Complete U.S. Team Coverage This Weekend

Action Starts Friday as Stars Andy Roddick, Sam Querrey, and Brothers Bob and Mike Bryan begin Quest for Second Consecutive American Championship (Full story …)

September 15, 2008

Public Can Now Find Local Tennis Pro Shops and Specialty Stores Online Across the Nation

New Website lets Tennis Consumers find Local Tennis stores by entering in a Zip Code (Full story …)

August 27, 2008

USTA to Open U.S. Open SoHo in Downtown Manhattan

First-Ever US Open Store in New York City Opens Today. Featured Merchandise to Include Vintage Line, Heidi Klum “Green” Tee and US Open DVD Board Game. (Full story …)

August 1, 2008

HEAD and Penn Launch Pages on Facebook

Phoenix, AZ – August 1, 2008 –- HEAD and Penn have launched two Facebook pages giving tennis enthusiasts the opportunity to discuss and learn about HEAD and Penn technologies and products, post videos and images and discuss all aspects of... (Full story …)

July 28, 2008

PTR Partners with Bionic Gloves

Hilton Head Island, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Bionic Gloves, a division of Louisville Slugger, announced a sponsorship agreement to provide PTR teachers and coaches with special pricing on custom PTR Bionic Tennis Gloves. Bionic Tennis Gloves provide... (Full story …)

July 21, 2008

USPTA Texas Division Southwest Tennis Buying Show to be held in Houston

-- More than 100 buyers are expected -- (Full story …)

July 10, 2008

Demoworks Helps Dealers Turn Racquet Demos Into Sales

Web-based software manages racquet lending process for greater efficiency and better service. (Full story …)

July 3, 2008

Ricoh Europe Extends ATP Sponsorship By 3 Years

Global commercial leader extends role as Official ATP Office Solutions Provider for third time (Full story …)

June 16, 2008

2008 US Open Theme Art Showcases Unique Elements of Sport, Entertainment and Pagentry

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2008 -- The USTA today unveiled the official 2008 US Open theme art. The design capitalizes on the US Open ad campaign, “It’s Showtime,” and depicts the US Open as a one-of-a-kind event located in... (Full story …)

June 10, 2008

Prince Hires David Malinowski to Oversee Strings, Grips and Machines

Bordentown, NJ – June 10, 2008 –- Prince is proud to announce that David Malinowski has joined the Company as its new Global Product Manager for Strings, Grips and Machines. A racquet technician with over twenty years of experience in... (Full story …)

June 3, 2008

Dave Morgan Joins The Tennis Company As Chairman and Partner

Will Leverage Growth of Digital Media to Accelerate Growth of World's Biggest Tennis Content Company (Full story …)

May 29, 2008

The Champions Program Partners with HEAD Penn Racquet Sports

COLLEGE PARK, MD –- The Junior Tennis Champions Center, a not-for-profit junior development program located in College Park MD, today announced an official partnership with sports equipment leader HEAD Penn Racquet Sports. The three-year agreement will see Penn become the... (Full story …)

May 21, 2008

HEAD Re-Signs Tennis Sensation Murray

KENNELBACH, AUSTRIA — HEAD announced that the company has re-signed an agreement with tennis star Andy Murray. The partnership will continue through end of 2011. The contract signing took place on May 20th in London with Executive Director of Global... (Full story …)

May 19, 2008

USPTA and ACSM Announce Historic Partnership

-- Partnership is first to combine initiatives from medical and sports fields -- (Full story …)

May 6, 2008

Wilson Continues to Lead Industry as the #1 Racket Brand

Chicago -- Wilson increased their market share lead in First Quarter 2008 compared to year end as the #1 racquet brand according to the Sports Marketing Surveys first quarter 2008 results just released. According to the first quarter sell-thru results,... (Full story …)

May 5, 2008

Bälle de Mätch hires Norris

CHICAGO, IL — Bälle de Mätch is proud to announce industry veteran Sheri Norris has joined the company as National Sales & Promotions Manager effective today. “Bälle de Mätch is fortunate to have Sheri lead the sales and promotion charge... (Full story …)

Tennis Channel Teams With California Giant Berry Farms to Promote Network's Inaugural Wimbledon Coverage

Co-Branded “The Sweetest Match” Partnership Uses Historic Tennis Tournament’s Strawberries and Cream Tradition, Mutual Health Benefits of Both Tennis and Strawberries to Put Products in Front of Like Consumers Promotion to Generate Unprecedented 1.25 Billion Media Impressions for Network (Full story …)

Prince Continues Momentum According to Q1 Industry Audit

Industry Leader Now Has More Racquet and Footwear Models in Top Fifteen Than Any Other Brand and #1 Position in String (Full story …)

April 28, 2008

Octagon Signs Top South African Tennis Player Kevin Anderson

McLean, VA (April 28, 2008) -– Octagon today announced the signing of top-ranked South African tennis player Kevin Anderson to a full service representation agreement. A 21-year-old native of Johannesburg, Anderson played three seasons of collegiate tennis at the University... (Full story …)

April 24, 2008

Prince and Viking Off to a Strong Start Since Announcing Acquisition

Brand Kicks Off Partnership With Extremely Strong Showing at APTA Nationals and Hall of Fame Celebration (Full story …)

Wilson's Racquet Sports Consumer Catalog Achieves National Recognition

Wilson’s Graphic Design Team Receives Award (Full story …)

April 15, 2008

John Embree ‘Goes Green’ Becoming New President of Prince Americas

Bordentown, NJ – April 14, 2008 -– Prince Sports, Inc. is proud and excited to announce that John Embree will be joining the Company as its new President of Prince Americas, leading the charge for the brand in the United... (Full story …)

April 10, 2008

HEAD Re-Signs Tennis Sensation Young

KENNELBACH, AUSTRIA — HEAD announced today that the company has re-signed an agreement with young tennis standout Donald Young. The partnership begins immediately and will continue through 2010. Coached by his parents Donald Sr. and Ilona, Young, who plays with... (Full story …)

Tennis Channel to Sell Las Vegas Tournament to ATP

City and Network Created Historic Pro Tennis Tournament, Landmark Television Coverage (Full story …)

April 9, 2008

Max Brownlee 'Comes Home' to Prince as Regional Vice President of Sales

Industry Veteran and Recent Racquet Sports Industry “Person of the Year” Ready to Help Bring Surging Brand to Next Level (Full story …)

IRT Pro Jason Thoerner Extends Contract with HEAD for Additional 3 Years

Phoenix, Ariz. -– HEAD Penn Racquet Sports has re-signed Jason Thoerner, a top men’s professional racquetball player to a three year deal to exclusively use racquetball equipment from HEAD. Thoerner (Pekin, Ill.) is currently ranked ninth on the International Racquetball... (Full story …)

Top Ranked IRT Pro Shane Vanderson Renews Contract with HEAD

Phoenix, Ariz. -– HEAD Penn Racquet Sports is proud to announce the resigning of Shane Vanderson, a top men’s professional racquetball player. Vanderson (Fort Myers, Fla.) is currently ranked fifth on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and has signed a... (Full story …)

April 3, 2008

Enel Becomes Official Partner of the ATP

London, United Kingdom -– The ATP, governing body for men’s professional tennis, today announced that Enel, Europe’s second largest energy company, has become an official partner of the ATP. As well as becoming the ATP’s official electricity partner, the three... (Full story …)

Family Circle Cup to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Dunlop

Dunlop Signs on as Official Ball & Racquet for Legendary Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Event (Full story …)

Prince Furthers Company’s Commitment to Product Innovation and Validation

New Product Validation and Technical Expert to Ensure Very Best Products Reach Players (Full story …)

April 2, 2008

USTA Tennis and Education Foundation Appoints Five New Members to It's Board

Dunlop Signs on as Official Ball & Racquet for Legendary Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Event (Full story …)

March 5, 2008

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports to Continue as Official Sponsor of Beach Tennis USA

PHOENIX – March 5, 2008 –- HEAD Penn Racquet Sports and Beach Tennis USA have renewed their partnership for another year. HEAD will serve as the official racquet and Penn will be the official ball for all the events, comprising... (Full story …)

February 27, 2008

Prince Sports, Inc. Set to Acquire Platform Tennis Leader Viking Athletics

Racquet Sports Company Looks to Expand (Full story …)

February 26, 2008

Dunlop Names Hines as Eastern Regional Manager

Award-Winning Industry Veteran Returns to Flying D (Full story …)

February 15, 2008

Today in N'Awlins - All Star Celebrity Game

What can you expect to see on all the Celebs? Check out this Unique, Limited edition, and Culturally inspired collection . . . Tadidas/NBA HomeCooked collection (Full story …)

David Palmer Signs Multi-Year Sponsorship Deal with Ashaway and Black Knight

Ashaway, RI — Ashaway Racket Strings and world-renowned squash racquet manufacturer Black Knight have signed a joint long-term sponsorship agreement with squash legend David Palmer. Currently ranked 4th in the PSA World rankings, Palmer is a three-time British Open and... (Full story …)

February 12, 2008

Ferris State Professional Tennis Management and Dartfish Video Software Solutions Announce Partnership.

The Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program in Big Rapids, MI and Dartfish Video Software Solutions are excited to announce their recent partnership. Dartfish Video Software Solutions, the leading instructional video software on the market, utilized in many... (Full story …)

February 11, 2008

Balle de Match to distribute Kaelin Apparel

CHICAGO — Balle de Match is pleased to announce it will add Kaelin apparel to its inventory as of July 1, 2008. Previously distributed by Diadora, Kaelin was founded in 1982 by former Head Sportswear executives as a women’s fashion... (Full story …)

February 6, 2008

Unique, Babolat Settle Grip Dispute

Unique Sports Products says the Tourna-Grip Light Blue Color is now an indisputable USA trademark. Babolat and Unique Sports recently settled a five-year legal dispute, and Babolat, along with all other racquet manufacturers, acknowledge the Tourna Grip Light Blue Color... (Full story …)

February 5, 2008

Wilson Continues to Grow Market Share in 2007

Finishes Again as the Clear #1 Racket Brand. (Full story …)

February 4, 2008

Imperial Headwear Renews License with MHS Licensing and 'The Girls'

(Aurora, CO) — Imperial Headwear (“Imperial”) is proud to announce the renewal of its license with “The Girls™”. “The Girls™”, celebrating favorite pastimes of women everywhere, feature a series of stylized characters depicting the leisure passions and hobbies of women.... (Full story …)

50% Off All Custom Racquets by Vantage

Thursday and Friday, Feb 7th and 8th! To celebrate their 3rd anniversary, Vantage is offering all of their custom racquets at half their regular price. If you haven't used a custom racquet before, now is the perfect opportunity. Or why... (Full story …)

Prince Tennis Launches Two New Online Promotions - Asks Players to Show Their On Court 'O Face'!

Prince has launched two new online Web promotions that will give players and fans the chance to win a host of free products and prizes including the Company's newest O3 performance racquets, its ground-breaking RECOIL string, even a Nintendo Wii... (Full story …)

January 30, 2008

Octagon Signs WTA Tennis Players Daniela Hantuchova and Agnes Szavay

Agency Strengthens Management Portfolio with the Additions of Top 10 Ranked and 2008 Australian Open Semifinalist Hantuchova and Top 20 Ranked Szavay (Full story …)

Smash Magazine Renews Title Sponsorship of Top Junior Event

Chrysler Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of 2008 SMASH State Open Clay Court Junior Cup (Full story …)

January 23, 2008

USPTA and Tennis Week Magazine Announce 2008 Partnership

HOUSTON - – The United States Professional Tennis Association and Tennis Week magazine are proud to announce they will continue their alliance after reaching an agreement to extend and expand their partnership in the coming year. As part of the... (Full story …)

Michelle Wilson Named Chief Marketing Officer, Pro Tennis

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA today announced that Michelle Wilson has been named Chief Marketing Officer, Professional Tennis. In this new role, Wilson will be responsible for all marketing, advertising, branding and creative services for professional tennis, including the... (Full story …)

January 18, 2008

Bälle De Mätch moves to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Bälle de Mätch, the tennis apparel brand favored for its style and comfort, has outgrown its Southern California roots and moved to Chicago in order to better service its increasing customer base. The 15-year-old company has become... (Full story …)

January 16, 2008

Olympus America and USTA Announce New Title Sponsorship for US Open Series

New Six Year Partnership Set to Significantly Elevate US Open Series and the US Open New Agreement is the Most Comprehensive Sponsorship Partnership in the Company’s History (Full story …)

December 21, 2007

2007 -- A Record Year for Tennis in the U.S.

Records Set for US Open Attendance and US Open Series TV Viewership. Number of People Playing Tennis Tops 25 Million. U.S. Captures Davis Cup Title for First Time in 12 Years (Full story …)

Fonte and Prince Team with AAYTE

Doug Fonte (left), President of Prince Americas, a recognized leader in game-improvement technologies and engineering-based, high-performance sports equipment, explains special qualities of Prince’s latest tennis racquet to participants in Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education in Philadelphia at the opening... (Full story …)

Peter Burwash International and Prince Announce New Strategic Global Partnership

Bordentown, NJ — After more than a twenty year relationship with its former partner, Peter Burwash International (PBI) has officially announced that Prince will assume the role of official equipment provider of PBI, to be carried at all international PBI... (Full story …)

December 11, 2007

Dunlop Tabs Schultz as Western Regional Manager

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop announced today that Steve Schultz has become the Western Regional Manager for its Racquet Sports Division. The appointment is part of an overall plan to increase the company’s coverage and service to the Pro and Specialty... (Full story …)

November 29, 2007

Babolat Hires New Regional Sales Managers

Boulder, CO –- Babolat, one of the leading manufacturers of tennis products, announces the company has tapped Mickey Maule (right) and Michael Lata (left) as Regional Sales Managers. Maule and Lata will oversee the Northern and Western regions of the... (Full story …)

November 8, 2007

Tennis Life Magazine and Intercollegiate Tennis Association Partners in 2008!

TAMPA, FL — Tennis Life Magazine with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has signed a multi-year agreement to be the official magazine of the ITA. Beginning with the January 2008 issue of Tennis Life Magazine, TLM will publish editorial in... (Full story …)

November 7, 2007

Prince Continues Momentum Heading Into Fourth Quarter of 2007

Q3 SMS/TIA Audit Shows Company Has Nearly One Third of Industry’s Hottest New Racquets and #1 Best-Selling String (Full story …)

November 6, 2007

Lee Tennis Names New General Manager and Director of Sales

Charlottesville, VA — Lee Tennis, the maker of Har-Tru®, announced today the appointments of Randy Futty as General Manager and Pat Hanssen as Director of Sales. These appointments reinforce and solidify Lee Tennis’ commitment to enable those who love tennis... (Full story …)

November 5, 2007

George Poulos Joins Prince as Global Category Director for Footwear Business

Former Nike and Adidas Executive Tapped to Implement Company’s Continued Growth (Full story …)

Wilson [K]Factor Continues Growth as the Top 3 Selling 'Hot New Rackets'

Chicago — Wilson Racquet Sports continues its growth, with the latest third quarter Sports Marketing Survey market share report showing that Wilson’s 2007 year-to-date market share has increased significantly over 2006. The [K]Six-one family of rackets now represents the #1,... (Full story …)

October 30, 2007

Unique Sports Announces a Multi-Year Agreement with Blake

Unique Sports announces a multi-year agreement with World Top 10 player James Blake to endorse Tourna Grip. James has been using Tourna Grip throughout his successful career. Both Unique and James are excited about their partnership. James Blake joins the... (Full story …)

October 26, 2007

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports Extends Billing

PHOENIX – October, 26 2007 -– HEAD Penn Racquet Sports today announced that the company will extend remittance dates for all bills currently due from Southern California retailers in response to the fires in and around San Diego, CA. “It... (Full story …)

September 17, 2007

Racquet Sports Industry Offers New Marketing Opportunity in 2008

Racquet Sports Industry, the largest tennis trade publication in the world, will be offering a new marketing opportunity in 2008 called the “RSI.com Site Block.” The Site Block is an exclusive sponsorship of RSI Magazine’s official website, TennisIndustryMag.com, for one-month... (Full story …)

August 29, 2007

MyTennisGroup.com Offers Tennis Players an Easy-To-Use Administrative Resource

MyTennisGroup.com offers tennis players an easy-to-use administrative resource to organize season courts and teams fast. (Full story …)

August 23, 2007

Benedict Named National Promotions Manager for Wilson Racket Sports

CHICAGO — Wilson Racquet Sports announced today that Andy Benedict has been named the new National Promotions Manager. In this role, Benedict will focus on the administration and day to day execution of Wilson’s tennis industry and grass roots initiatives.... (Full story …)

August 20, 2007

Tennis Life Magazine Announces Major Growth for 2008

Increases frequency, adds special travel annual, and launches U.K. edition (Full story …)

Tennis Channel Names Timothy Russell Vice President, Advertising Sales, New York

LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis, today announced the appointment of Timothy Russell to vice president of advertising sales, New York. In this position... (Full story …)

August 13, 2007

Nautic Partners, LLC and Management Acquire Prince Sports, Inc.

Performance Tennis Brand Sets Sights on Continued Growth (Full story …)

August 9, 2007

HEAD NV Announces Results for the Three and Six Months ended 30 June 2007

Amsterdam –– Head N.V. (NYSE: HED; VSX: HEAD), a leading global manufacturer and marketer of sports equipment, announced the following results today. For the three months ended 30 June 2007 compared to the three months ended 30 June 2006: Net... (Full story …)

August 6, 2007

Prince Continues Momentum Through Second Quarter

Company has #1 Hottest New Racquet and is #1 in Racquet Product Innovation (Full story …)

August 3, 2007

Ferris State Professional Tennis Management and Midtown Clubs Announce Partnership.

August 1, 2007 — The Ferris State University Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program and Midtown Clubs are excited to announce their recent partnership intended to benefit the entire tennis industry. Midtown Clubs, the nation’s leader in upscale athletic club and... (Full story …)

August 2, 2007

Wilson [K]Factor Claims 5 of Top 10 hot new racquets

Chicago — Wilson Racquet Sports continues its growth for 2007, increasing their market share over year end 2006 and reinforcing Wilson’s position as the overwhelming #1 choice of players everywhere. According to the Sports Marketing Surveys YTD June 2007 report,... (Full story …)

July 30, 2007

Nex-Lvl Inc. Named Licensee for Head Tennis and Golf Sportswear

Nex-Lvl Inc. Becomes Exclusive Licensee For HEAD Tennis and Golf Sportswear In North America Nex-LvL Inc, based in Toronto, is the new North American licensee for HEAD Tennis and Golf sportswear. The company, which has U.S. sales offices in Traverse... (Full story …)

July 26, 2007

USPTA Provides Members With New Tennisplayer.net Benefit on Personal Web Sites

July 26, 2007 —The United States Professional Tennis Association continues to utilize technology to assist its members and as such has truly revitalized one of the best benefits created for members in the personal Web sites. Members will now find... (Full story …)

July 24, 2007

TIA and RSI Magazine Expand Partnership

Dedicated Print and Online Section to provide greater coverage of industry news (Full story …)

Boris Becker: A Powerful Experience

His name stands for top performance and the desire to win, for style and strength, for power and class — and now also for his exclusive new sports brand. With a complete range of innovative tennis racquets and an apparel... (Full story …)

June 26, 2007

New Gamma Products for 2007

Smart Grip™ Overgrip — New Micro-Textured, Thin Overgrip Smart Grip™ Overgrip is the only grip that grips you back! The micro-textured DermaGrip™ surface grips your hand for more traction and control. Most importantly, the elastic backing material stretches thin providing... (Full story …)

June 20, 2007

Peter Burwash International Selected to Direct the Tennis Program for Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

The Woodlands (Houston), Texas - Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world's largest international tennis management firm, announced it has signed an agreement to direct the tennis operation for the Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi (www.emiratespalace.com) beginning October 1, 2007. The agreement... (Full story …)

June 19, 2007

Tennis Cart Now Designed for Transition Balls

USPTA and PTR Master Professional Joe Dinoffer has announced the addition of a “Mesh Divider” for transition tennis balls as a new feature on his Oncourt Offcourt Deluxe Club Cart. The divider now comes standard with all Deluxe Club Carts... (Full story …)

June 15, 2007

RSI Magazine Publishes Ultimate Tennis Ball Issue

July Issue is Shipping Now (Full story …)

June 6, 2007

HEAD Introduces Badminton to U.S. Market

HEAD has taken on the challenge of providing players all they need for the fast-paced, dynamic game of Badminton, applying their proven racquet sport expertise to a new full range of badminton products. (Full story …)

May 30, 2007

Peter Burwash International Facilities Score High in Rankings

One out of every seven facilities in the Tennis Resorts Online annual rankings has its tennis program directed by professionals from Peter Burwash International(PBI). The final rankings had 11 PBI-staffed properties in the Top 75 Tennis Resorts. (Full story …)

May 26, 2007

James Blake Returns to Dunlop

Fan Favorite and Nine-Time Singles Champion Inks New Deal (Full story …)

May 21, 2007

Prince Comes Out of Gate Strong in Q1

Tennis Leader Poised To Break $100 Million Sales Mark in 2007 (Full story …)

May 15, 2007

Tennis Industry Continues Bullish Streak into 2007

As 2006 year-end numbers finished strong with leading indicators — racquet and tennis ball sales in the positive, the first quarter brought equally good news with increases in shipments of tennis racquets to dealers 11.5% in dollars and 8.9%... (Full story …)

May 11, 2007

HEAD NV Announces Results for the Three Months ended 31 March 2007

Head N.V. a leading global manufacturer and marketer of sports equipment, announced the following results today. (Full story …)

May 3, 2007

Prince Receives Good News From Q1 Specialty Retail Audit

Company Continues Climb; Three of Top Five Racquets Are O3 Including New O3 Speedports (Full story …)

April 25, 2007

HEAD announces shareholders payment

HEAD N.V., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of sports equipment, announces its intention to make a payment of circa Euro 7,500,000 to its shareholders. (Full story …)

 

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