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January 22, 2020

Tennis Australia, UTR Launch Media Integration for Aussie Open

Tennis Australia announced that it will integrate Universal Tennis’ proprietary UTR data and rankings into its daily coverage and global broadcast for the 2020 Australian Open. (Full story …)

PTR Re-Accredited by U.S. Center for Coaching Excellence

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it has been successfully re-accredited by the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE) and National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) at Level 5 accreditation for its PTR Master of Tennis - Performance program. (Full story …)

Professional Pickleball Registry Adds Member Services Coordinator

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) has hired Noa Geyne as Member Services Coordinator. She will serve PPR’s fast-growing membership with the quality and commitment expected in a subsidiary of PTR. The Tennessee native will move to Hilton Head Island where PPR Headquarters is located. (Full story …)

Dunlop, Van der Meer Tennis Expand, Extend Partnership

Dunlop announced it has extended its long running partnership with Van Der Meer Tennis, the legendary tennis teaching center and resort located on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. With the new multi-year extension, Dunlop will become not only the official ball of Van Der Meer Tennis, but also the official racquet. This means Dunlop racquets and balls will be exclusively used by all teaching professionals and sold on the premises. (Full story …)

Game-Set-Match Opens Fourth Retail Location in Colorado

Game-Set-Match Inc. has opened its fourth retail speciality racquet sports store in Boulder, Colo. The new retail location has been the longtime home of Rocky Mountain Racquet Specialists, owned by the late Steve Vorhaus, who tragically lost his life in July. (Full story …)

Slinger Bag Announces Partnership with Coaching Legend Nick Bollettieri

Slinger Bag Inc. (OTC: SLBG) Slinger Bag, a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports with an initial focus on the global tennis market, announces a new partnership with esteemed coach Nick Bollettieri as he joins the brand in the role of Head Coach. (Full story …)

TennisONE Launches Mobile App for Tennis

TennisONE, a comprehensive mobile app for tennis fans created by Minneapolis-based mobile sports app developer Bleachr LLC, was formally launched Jan. 22 to coincide with the start of the 2020 Australian Open, the first major tournament of the new decade. (Full story …)

USTA Awards $50,000+ in Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants

The USTA announced that it is awarding more than $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants to 33 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport 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 $650,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country. (Full story …)

USTA New England, Wilson Partner to Grow Tennis in Section

The U.S. Tennis Association of New England (USTANE) announces a new partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods. The Chicago-based company will have a deep impact on the delivery of tennis programming throughout New England. (Full story …)

January 14, 2020

ITF President David Haggerty Elected IOC Member

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) President, David Haggerty has been elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 135th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland. (Full story …)

New Tourna 700-ES Features ‘Press Down Clamps’ to Lock Base

The new Tourna 700-ES features new time-saving “Press Down Clamps.” These new clamps just press down and lock to the base, which is a faster and easier way to secure the clamp to the base. (Full story …)


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