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April 3, 2020

ITF Launches Rules of Tennis App

The ITF has announced the launch of the Rules of Tennis app. As world governing body, the ITF is responsible for protecting the integrity of the game through the determination of the rules of tennis. The new app will be an essential tool to communicate those rules, including the latest amendments, to the millions of people involved in tennis - from those at the top of the sport to recreational players across the world. (Full story …)

April 2, 2020

URGENT: Gov. Funding Opportunities for Covid-19 Business Recovery

An immediate way to provide this support is to direct you to governmental funding opportunities that are rapidly coming on-line due to the passage of the CARES Act. Now is the time to reach out to your financial institution to see what options and opportunities are available to you as the SBA Cares Act can be applied for starting April 3, so it must be done ASAP. (Full story …)

April 1, 2020

USTA Statement Regarding Wimbledon’s Cancellation

We understand the unique circumstances facing the All England Lawn and Tennis Club and the reasoning behind the decision to cancel the 2020 Wimbledon Championships. At this time the USTA still plans to host the US Open as scheduled, and we continue to hone plans to stage the tournament. The USTA is carefully monitoring the rapidly-changing environment surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, and is preparing for all contingencies. We also rely on the USTA’s Medical Advisory Group as well as governmental and security officials to ensure that we have the broadest understanding of this fluid situation. In all instances, all decisions made by the USTA regarding the US Open will be made with the health and well-being of our players, fans, and all others involved in the tournament. (Full story …)

March 31, 2020

Tennis Industry Resources for Financial Aid and Assistance

Leading organizations in the tennis industry have collaborated to provide a [centralized location ](https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/tennis-industry-resources-for-financial-aid-and-assistance.html)to share information about the financial assistance and relief programs available for everyone in the tennis community affected by COVID-19. (Full story …)

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Partners with UTR

Universal Tennis (MyUTR.com) and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (IndianWellsTennisGarden.com) announced a new partnership under which Indian Wells Tennis Garden will integrate Universal Tennis’ technology, assets and resources to support tennis events and programming. (Full story …)

Wilson Debuts All-New Ultra v3 Racquet

Wilson recently introduced its all-new Ultra v3 frame, designed for singles and doubles players who desire a racquet that “does the work for them, making power shots a thing of ease from anywhere on the court,” says the company. (Full story …)

Footwear Brand New Balance to Make Medical Masks to Fight Covid-19

New Balance will be making medical-grade face masks at its U.S. plants as hospitals continue to face shortages of safety equipment amid the spread of the coronavirus. (Full story …)

Lilly Pulitzer and WTA Announce 2020 Partnership

Lilly Pulitzer, the iconic Palm Beach-inspired fashion brand, is announcing a partnership with the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association), the leading women’s sport worldwide. Set to begin this month, the two brands are uniting for a youth empowerment initiative, aimed to inspire confidence and optimism in future generations as part of Lilly’s new “Be the Sunshine” campaign. (Full story …)

Har-Tru Hard-Court Surface Tapped for WTT Season

Har-Tru Sports Coatings will be the official playing surface of World TeamTennis for the 2020 season. A longtime leader in clay court surfaces, Har-Tru is partnering with WTT as the official hard-court surface. (Full story …)

Lucas Pouille Joins Babolat, Chooses Babolat Pure Drive Racquet

Babolat is proud to announce the arrival of Lucas Pouille (FRA) to its international team of professional players. Lucas has chosen to play with the Babolat Pure Drive, appreciating the power of this racket. He will start the season with his new weapon at Indian Wells on hard court, his favorite surface. (Full story …)

Head Names Joe Keenan, Jeff Bardsley to Senior Positions

Head North America has promoted two senior managers. Joe Keenan, who has served in various senior management positions since joining Head nine years ago, has been promoted to vice president of sales for the U.S. He’ll continue to manage the pro specialty sales efforts, tech rep program and key account strategy, but he’ll expand his role with a number of our key industry partners. (Full story …)

 

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