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November 13, 2017

U.S. Wins First Fed Cup Title Since 2000

The United States Fed Cup Team won its first Fed Cup title since 2000 and 18th title overall, defeating Belarus, 3-2, in an exciting fifth-and-decisive doubles rubber on Sunday in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final in Minsk. (Full story …)

November 12, 2017

Tennis Hall of Fame Names New Life Trustees

In recognition of their lengthy and steadfast support of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Hope (Happy) van Beuren and Christopher Clouser have been appointed Life Trustees of the organization. (Full story …)

November 11, 2017

Midtown Athletic Clubs Opens Hotel in Chicago

The Hotel at Midtown opened in Chicago as Midtown Athletic Clubs' first venture into the hospitality space. Located at the bustling intersection of the city’s Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, the 55-room contemporary boutique hotel is the final element of Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago's $85 million renovation. (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 …)

USPTA and ThanksUSA Name Scholarship Recipients

The USPTA and ThanksUSA are pleased to announce 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients. Through the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign, USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarships given to the families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate studies. (Full story …)

Tecnifibre X-One Ball Chosen As Official Ball of Davis Cup Finals

In Davis Cup competitions, the home team has the right to choose the ball and the playing surface. This is what makes the competition different and unique from others. For the upcoming finals to be played at Lille Nov. 24-28, the players on the French National team have made their ball choice: they will play with the Tecnifibre X-One tennis ball. (Full story …)

November 2, 2017

Vulcan Introduces 'Custom Logo' Overgrips

Vulcan Grip Co.’s new line of tennis racket grips is now being expanded to include overgrips with custom logos. (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 …)

Stephens, Vandeweghe Lead U.S. Fed Cup Team for Final

The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi today announced that 2017 US Open Champion and world No. 13 Sloane Stephens, 2017 US Open and Australian Open semifinalist and world No. 12 CoCo Vandeweghe, No. 59 Shelby Rogers and No. 70 Alison Riske will represent the U.S. in the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final against Belarus. (Full story …)

Laserfibre Introduces U.S.-Made Co-Poly Tennis String

Laserfibre, LLC has introduced the first co-poly tennis string ever manufactured in the U.S. This newest string to the Laserfibre product line is aptly named Native Tour and represents a new direction for tennis string manufacturing. (Full story …)

 

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