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November 11, 2019

US Open Series Adds Hall of Fame Open in Newport, R.I.

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and International Tennis Hall of Fame announced that the Hall of Fame Open, an ATP 250 grass-court tournament that has long kicked off the U.S. summer tennis season, will officially join the US Open Series beginning in 2020, increasing the number of ATP events on the Series to six and reconnecting the US Open with its original home in Newport, R.I. (Full story …)

Stephens Is USTA Foundation's First National Excellence Ambassador

The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association announced that it has appointed 2017 US Open Champion and world No. 23 Sloane Stephens as the National Excellence Program Ambassador. Stephens will kick-off at the Excellence Program College Pathway Camp on Nov. 8 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. (Full story …)

France Downs Australia, 3-2, to Win 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

France won the 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, defeating Australia 3-2 at the RAC Arena, Perth. France are Fed Cup Champions for the third time after Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic secured victory in the final doubles match with a 6-4 6-3 win over Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur. (Full story …)

Grant Recipients Announced in ITA Community Service Month

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the three college tennis programs that received ITA grants based on their participation in the third annual ITA Community Service Month Presented by Limoneira during the month of October. (Full story …)

Ashaway Crossfire Family of Tennis Strings Offers Range of Hybrid Options

Ashaway's Crossfire family includes six different material and string gauge combinations to suit even the most discerning player's taste. The earlier models — Crossfire II, 17, and 18 — utilize aramid (Kevlar) mains and synthetic gut crosses to provide varying degrees of toughness and durability while enhancing playability. (Full story …)

October 31, 2019

ITA Honors Longtime Smith College Tennis Coach Christine Davis

Long-time Smith College head women’s tennis coach Christine Davis has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the ITA Meritorious Service Award, presented by ConantLeadership. Davis will be presented with the award on Saturday, December 7, during the 2019 ITA Coaches Convention Awards Luncheon at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. (Full story …)

October 30, 2019

BNP Paribas Open and Plexipave to Continue Partnership Through 2022

ICP Building Solutions Group has renewed its partnership with the BNP Paribas Open (the Indian Wells Masters) to supply its California Sports Surfaces’ high-performance Plexipave® tennis surface system to the prestigious tournament for another three years. (Full story …)

Top Collegians to Lead U.S. in 2019 Master'U BNP Paribas Int'l Team Event

The USTA announced the top American collegians selected to represent the U.S. in the annual Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition November 29-December 1 in Grenoble, France. (Full story …)

October 29, 2019

Dunlop Named Official Ball of 2019 Davis Cup Finals

Dunlop will be at the heart of the new-look Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals after being named as the official ball for the event by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and Kosmos Tennis. The Dunlop Fort All Court TS ball will be used for the prestigious week-long finals, which will see 18 countries vie for the famous trophy on the indoor hard courts of La Caja Mágica in Madrid from 18-24 November. (Full story …)

Fritz, Opelka, Querrey, Tiafoe, Sock to Represent U.S. in Davis Cup

The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Mardy Fish announced that Taylor Fritz, Reilly Opelka, Sam Querrey, Frances Tiafoe and Jack Sock will represent the U.S. in the 2019 Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals November 18-24 in Madrid. (Full story …)

Teams Announced for Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals

The 18 nations competing in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Madrid Finals at La Caja Magica Nov. 18-24 announced their teams recently. The teams will compete in six round-robin groups of three teams with the six group winners plus the two second-placed teams with the best record based on sets and games won advancing to the quarterfinals. (Full story …)

 

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