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January 12, 2021

USPTA, ATA Partner to Provide Opportunities in Tennis

The USPTA announced it will partner with the American Tennis Association (ATA) to provide extensive educational opportunities to ATA coaches. (Full story …)

December 18, 2020

ASBA to Combine Tennis Division with Courts & Rec Division

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has made the decision to combine its Tennis and Courts & Recreation divisions into one “Courts” division in 2021. (Full story …)

December 17, 2020

USA Pickleball Announces LSI as Official Lighting Partner

USA Pickleball, the national governing body for the sport of pickleball in America, said that LSI Industries in now their official lighting partner. LSI is a leading producer of high-performance, American-made lighting solutions for pickleball facilities, as well as for numerous other sports applications. (Full story …)

ITF Moves Billie Jean King Cup Back to April due to COVID

The ITF has announced that the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Play-Off ties, initially scheduled for 5-6 February 2021, will move to 16-17 April 2021 as the tennis calendar continues to be impacted by the pandemic. The calendar is subject to continued assessments relating to health and safety, international travel policies and governmental approval of sporting events. (Full story …)

December 16, 2020

Sports Construction Industry Veteran Chris Rossi Joins Har-Tru

Har-Tru, LLC is excited to announce that Chris Rossi has joined the company to serve as an Outside Sales Representative. Har-Tru has been focusing on the growth of their acrylic Sports Coatings line of products, and Rossi will be helping lead and develop this segment of the business for Har-Tru as well. (Full story …)

Racquet Sports Industry Names 2020 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Michael Dowse, the CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2021 issue. Dowse led off the magazine’s 20th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honor people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

Slinger Bag Announces New Technology Platform and App

Slinger Bag has commenced development of a new technology platform and mobile app to be powered by award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) sports technology. (Full story …)

December 11, 2020

USTA Statement on Possible COVID-19 Transmission on Tennis Balls

The USTA released a statement regarding possible COVID-19 transmission on tennis balls, following a recent study whose conclusion was supported by the ITF Sport Science and Medicine Commission, USTA Sport Science Committee and USTA Medical Advisory Group. (Full story …)

December 10, 2020

Wimbledon, Australian Champ Alex Olmedo Passes Away

The International Tennis Hall of Fame mourns the loss of Hall of Famer Alejandro “Alex” Olmedo, who passed away on December 9, following a battle with brain cancer. (Full story …)

December 8, 2020

Universal Tennis Brings UTR Pro Tennis Series Tour to U.S.

Universal Tennis ( announced the launch of the UTR Pro Tennis Series Tour in the United States. As part of its three year global UTR Pro Tennis Series Tour investing over $20M and enabling 140 worldwide annual events, it will feature 40 events (men and women) in select venues across the USA in 2021. (Full story …)

December 3, 2020

USTA Names Marisa Grimes as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer

The USTA announced the appointment of Marisa Grimes as the company’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Grimes, who will begin her new role in January 2021, will report to USTA CEO and Executive Director, Michael Dowse. (Full story …)


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