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December 13, 2018

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2018 “Champions of Tennis”

Larry Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of software giant Oracle, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s [January 2019 issue](http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/issues/201901/index.php). Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 12, 2018

Three Finalists Chosen to Present At Fourth ‘Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge’

Three finalists have been chosen to present at the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, Fla. AccuTennis, PlayTennisConnect and SPARC-Virtual Tennis will present five-minute pitches about their new product or service to a panel of judges—and in front of an audience of tennis and racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition to determine a winner. (Full story …)

December 10, 2018

Chinese Group Looks to Buy Amer Sports

A consortium led by China's Anta Sports made an offer to acquire Finland's Amer Sports in a deal that values the company at 4.6 billion euros (US$5.23 billion), the Chinese firm said on Friday. According to Reurters, the consortium, which includes Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd , has offered 40 euros per share in cash for the maker of Wilson tennis racquets and branded outdoor gear. (Full story …)

December 5, 2018

USPTA and ThanksUSA Announce Scholarship Recipients

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and ThanksUSA announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 USPTA/ThanksUSA scholarship program. (Full story …)

November 28, 2018

PBI Announces 2019 Adult World Tennis Camp Sites

Tennis management company Peter Burwash International (PBI) has announced the locations and schedule of its 2019 World Tennis Camp Series. The four- to five-day intensive camps are featured at some of the most beautiful and highly rated tennis destinations in the world. (Full story …)

November 26, 2018

Har-Tru to Launch Acrylic Sports Coatings Line

Har-Tru, LLC is excited to announce that Paul Harris has joined the company to serve as the Sports Coatings Manager. Har-Tru has been focusing on developing and launching their acrylic Sports Coatings line of products, and Harris will be leading this segment of the business for Har-Tru. (Full story …)

November 15, 2018

Mizuno Selects Tennis Specialty Inc. as U.S. Footwear Distributor

Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, has secured the services of Tennis Specialty Inc., based in Louisville, Colo., as the U.S. distribution partner responsible for sales and customer service with the introduction of Mizuno performance tennis footwear across the U.S. (Full story …)

ATP Unveils 'ATP Cup' Team Event for 2020 Season

The ATP and Tennis Australia today officially unveiled the ATP Cup - a new team competition to kickstart the men’s tennis season from 2020. The tournament, which was announced during the Nitto ATP Finals in London, will be played across three Australian cities over ten days in the lead up to the Australian Open and will feature teams from 24 countries. (Full story …)

PTR International Tennis Symposium Set for Feb. 12-15

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its premier coach education event - the PTR International Tennis Symposium - February 12-15, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Full story …)

November 8, 2018

Tennis Channel to Launch New Series 'The Ten'

Tennis Channel will debut the original series The Tenon Sunday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m. ET. The countdown show highlights a different debate-spurring list each week, and begins with The Ten: Men, an episode dedicated to ranking the 10 best men's tennis players of all time. The first season of The Ten will feature eight hour-long episodes with a new countdown for viewers to discuss and debate each week. (Full story …)

Parkkonen Promoted to Chief Operating Officer for PTR

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Brian Parkkonen has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Parkkonen will oversee organizational development and staff collaboration. His main priorities will be to ensure the highest quality standards are in place and upheld creating a unified and efficient approach to the overall member experience. (Full story …)

 

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