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January 18, 2018

USTA Awards Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants

The USTA announced that it is awarding $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants to 17 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport of tennis to help build stronger, healthier communities. The first USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants were awarded in 2008 and since then, the USTA has given more than $500,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country. (Full story …)

PBI to Direct Tennis Program at New Sports Center in India

Peter Burwash International has signed an agreement to direct the tennis program for the Centre for Sports Excellence (CSE) in Bangalore, India, a private 15-acre multi-sport facility that will cater to the development of Indian athletes from the grassroots level to advanced level players representing the country in international and professional competition. (Full story …)

WTA Finals Awarded to Shenzhen, China

The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced its selection of the city of Shenzhen, China to host the WTA Finals, the most prestigious event on the WTA calendar, from 2019 through 2028. Gemdale Corporation, one of China's largest and leading real estate developers, submitted the winning bid. The company's bid includes building a state-of-the-art venue in the city's downtown area, with seating for 12,000 people, and record prize money of $14 million for the Top 8 singles players and Top 8 doubles teams, double the previous purse. (Full story …)

January 15, 2018

ASBA Announces Free Sports Diagram App

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced its new mobile app, available via free download on iPhone and Android devices. (Full story …)

Faulkner Appointed to USPTA National Board

The USPTA announced the appointment of Trish Faulkner to serve on the national board of directors as vice president during the 2018-2019 term. (Full story …)

7 Coaches Earn PTR Masters of Tennis

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces that seven coaches recently completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis (MOT). (Full story …)

Dunlop Signs Young, Murray, Watson, Fratangelo, Townsend, Chirico

Dunlop announced Donald Young, Jamie Murray, Heather Watson, Bjorn Fratangelo, Taylor Townsend and Louisa Chirico have all chosen Dunlop racquets as they embark on their 2018 seasons. Young, Murray, Fratangelo and Townsend will play with the Dunlop CX 2.0, while Watson will use the CX 2.0 LS and Chirico will use the Dunlop CV F 3.0 Tour. Each racquet is powered by Srixon technology. (Full story …)

January 9, 2018

Kiawah Island Names Roy Barth Director Emeritus of Tennis

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the retirement of Director of Tennis Roy Barth effective January 1. Barth now becomes Director Emeritus for the resort upon his retirement. After a lengthy search, Kiawah Island Golf Resort named Barth’s son, Jonathan Barth, as the new Director of Tennis. (Full story …)

USTA Restructures Community Tennis Division

The USTA announced a restructuring of its Community Tennis division prompted by the success of the USTA National Campus in the Lake Nona district of Orlando, Fla. This restructuring will allow the USTA to better focus its people and resources as it continues to innovate across all grassroots areas, including youth and adult tennis, tournament play, digital outreach, education and overall tennis participation. (Full story …)

January 4, 2018

USTA National Campus Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The USTA commemorated the one-year anniversary of the USTA National Campus, which officially opened on Jan. 2, 2017, in Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., as the new “Home of American Tennis.” In its inaugural year, nearly 200,000 players visited the groundbreaking facility, with more than 100 international, national and local tournaments held throughout the year. (Full story …)

Universal Tennis Joins Forces With Tennis Channel

Universal Tennis and Tennis Channel are joining forces to evolve and accelerate the growth of tennis by unifying the language of the sport through technology and media. The collaborative partnership focuses on supporting more competitive play and enjoyment across the tennis community through the use of the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). (Full story …)

 

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