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April 18, 2019

Stephens, Keys Lead U.S. Fed Cup Team This Weekend

Tennis Channel will provide complete live coverage of the U.S. Fed Cup team's play-off competition against Switzerland in San Antonio this weekend. Telecasts take place Saturday, April 20, beginning at 3:30 p.m. ET, and Sunday, April 21, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. (Full story …)

US Open Qualifying Tourney Extended to Five Days

The USTA announced that the 2019 US Open Qualifying Tournament will begin on Monday, August 19 and run through Friday, August 23. This will mark the first time that the tournament will begin on Monday, as opposed to Tuesday, extending the event to five days, from four days in previous years. (Full story …)

Jimmy Arias Named Director of Tennis at IMG Academy

IMG Academy announced that Jimmy Arias has been promoted to Director of Tennis. Arias joined the Academy as Director of Player Development in 2018, and will now oversee all aspects of the Academy program, including boarding school, camps, professional player training and events. (Full story …)

April 17, 2019

USTA Launches Online Auditions for Youngsters to Perform at US Open

The USTA announced that for the fifth consecutive year, it has launched a nationwide online audition as part of its 13th annual US Open anthem audition, open to all kids 14 years of age or younger. (Full story …)

Dunlop Names Jeff Lininger as National Sales Manager

Dunlop announced Jeff Lininger has been named National Sales Manager as part of the company’s Sales Management Team. The new role, based in Dunlop’s headquarters of Greenville, S.C., has him overseeing the Pro & Specialty Sales. that includes management of Dunlop’s Territory Managers. He will be reporting directly to Kai Nitsche, V.P. and General Manager of Dunlop Sports Americas. Lininger had been a Territory Manager for the Southeast with Dunlop. (Full story …)

Top Pros Join World TeamTennis as Franchise Players for July Season

Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams and Bob and Mike Bryan, the most decorated doubles team in tennis history, are among many tennis icons and stars who will showcase their world-class talent and Grand Slam pedigree as Franchise players playing in the 44th season of World TeamTennis from July 14-31. (Full story …)

April 15, 2019

Dunlop Ball Promotion to Send Fans to ATP and Next Gen Finals

Dunlop announced a new consumer promotion that will send two sets of winners to the 2019 Nitto ATP Finals in London, three sets of winners to the 2019 Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan, and 2000 dozen of their new ATP tennis ball to tennis players across the country. (Full story …)

WTT's Washington Kastles Find New Home on Union Market's Rooftop

The Washington Kastles today announced they will play the 2019 World TeamTennis season in a new stadium specially constructed by EDENS on the existing roof of Union Market. Kastles Stadium at Union Market aims to reimagine tennis with the sky-breaking rooftop stadium offering sweeping views of the District and a new and unparalleled game-day experience for Kastles fans including extraordinary culinary options. (Full story …)

April 10, 2019

Tennis Channel's First Full-Length Feature Film Earns Sports Emmy Nominations

Tennis Channel's first full-length feature film, Strokes of Genius, has been nominated for two Sports Emmy Awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The program is a finalist for the Outstanding Long Sports Documentary and Outstanding Musical Direction awards, which will be announced at the 40th Annual Sports Emmy Awards ceremony in New York City May 20. (Full story …)

Stephens, Keys to Lead Fed Cup Team vs. Switzerland

The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi announced that No. 8 Sloane Stephens, No. 14 Madison Keys, No. 36 Sofia Kenin, No. 74 Jessica Pegula and No. 78 Jennifer Brady will represent the U.S. in its Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Playoff tie vs. Switzerland April 20-21 in San Antonio. (Full story …)

PTR Signs On as Official Partner of WTA Coach Program

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) recently signed an agreement designating PTR as an Official Partner of the WTA Coach Program. For several years, PTR and WTA have worked closely together to facilitate formal coaching pathways for tour-level players and their coaches, and moving this partnership forward will solidify cooperation between the two global organizations. (Full story …)

 

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