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September 27, 2023

Lindsay Davenport Named Next U.S. Billie Jean King Cup Captain

The USTA announced that Hall-of-Famer, Grand Slam champion and four-time year-end world No. 1 Lindsay Davenport will be the next captain of the U.S. Billie Jean King Cup team. A three-time Billie Jean King Cup champion, Davenport will become the team’s 20th captain following the 2023 Finals, which will be captained by Kathy Rinaldi. (Full story …)

September 26, 2023

USA Pickleball Announces 'Quiet Category' for Pickleball Products

USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S., announced the launch of its Quiet Category for pickleball products, a revolutionary initiative that aims to reduce the sport’s sound output. (Full story …)

Hall of Fame Announces Class of 2024 Ballot; Fan Voting Starts Sept. 27

Indian tennis great Leander Paes is one of six nominees in the Player Category for the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s ballot for the Class of 2024. In addition to Paes, Cara Black, Ana Ivanović, Carlos Moyá, Daniel Nestor and Flavia Pennetta return to the ballot in the Player Category. The ballot will also include two nominees in the Contributor Category, Indian tennis pioneer Vijay Amritraj and renown journalist Richard Evans. (Full story …)

Tennis Channel, Carvana PPA Form Joint Venture to Grow Pickleball

Tennis Channel and the Carvana Professional Pickleball Association (PPA Tour) have formed a commercial joint venture to further build pickleball - America’s fastest growing sport - in this country and worldwide. Effective immediately, the partnership will see the vast majority of PPA Tour matches appear live on Tennis Channel platforms, integrated advertising-sales efforts for media and tournaments, and the launch of a 24-hour pickleball channel. (Full story …)

September 24, 2023

Haggerty Re-Elected ITF President, Hainline on ITF Board

David Haggerty from the U.S. was re-elected as president of the International Tennis Federation at the 2023 ITF Annual General Meeting in Cancun, Mexico on Sept. 24, receiving 73 percent of the votes. He will serve a four-year term from 2023-2027. (Full story …)

September 20, 2023

Tennis Channel to Have Complete Laver Cup Coverage, Sept. 22-24

his weekend Tennis Channel will be the exclusive, live home of the sixth Laver Cup competition, the annual all-star event that pits the best players in Europe against the rest of the world. Set for September 22-24 and hosted by Vancouver, British Columbia, the first match will take place Friday, Sept. 22, at 4 p.m. ET (Full story …)

September 19, 2023

Draw Announced for 2023 Davis Cup Final 8 Knockout Stage in Spain

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has announced the draw for the Davis Cup Final 8 Knockout Stage in Malaga on 21-26 November, which was made at the ITF offices in London this morning. (Full story …)

September 17, 2023

Great Britain, Italy Complete Lineup for 2023 Davis Cup Finals

The 2023 Davis Cup Finals Group Stage reached a dramatic conclusion on Sunday as Great Britain and Italy became the last two teams to seal their places at the Final 8 Knockout Stage in Malaga (21-26 November). (Full story …)

September 16, 2023

Taktika Padel, U of Pacific to Build Padel & Pball College Campus Facility

The Western USA’s leading padel operator, Taktika Padel, in partnership with University of the Pacific, is building the first ever padel and pickleball complex on an American college campus. (Full story …)

September 15, 2023

Infront to Become ITF Official Data Partner Beginning in 2025

Infront, the international sports media and marketing agency, has been selected as the successful bidder for the ITF’s global data and betting streaming rights for the period 2025-2029, following an extensive RFP process that began in early 2023 and saw a number of bidders submit detailed proposals. (Full story …)

September 14, 2023

Backed by $50M, PPA Tour, Major League Pickleball Agree to Merger

Professional pickleball organizations MLP by Margaritaville (MLP) and Carvana PPA Tour (PPA Tour) announced an agreement to merge under a unified and definitive professional pickleball holding company. The consolidation of the two entities is backed by a $50M investment from SC Holdings, DC Pickleball Team owner Al Tylis, PPA Tour owner Tom Dundon, and a roster of existing MLP team owners. (Full story …)


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