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June 2, 2020

ClearSpan Structures Offers Financial Special for Month of June

ClearSpan Structures is offering a financing special to run for the month of June that allows those who qualify to get no interest financing for 12 months if the order is paid in full within a year. (Full story …)

June 1, 2020

ITF, Grand Slams Join Forces to Support Wheelchair Tennis

The four Grand Slam tournaments and the ITF have come together to pledge over $300,000 in financial support for wheelchair tennis. The fund will provide grants to help wheelchair athletes and national association event hosts impacted by the suspension of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and postponement of major wheelchair tournaments due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Full story …)

May 31, 2020

Foundation Tennis's ‘Play Safe' Solutions Offer Online Bookings, Payments

Looking to get your courts and facility up and running safely for your staff, members and players? [Foundation Tennis](http://www.foundationtennis.com) has developed a low-cost, turn-key “Play Safe” offer that will help you and your staff implement the USTA’s guidelines for playing tennis safely, while helping your facility get back on the path to profitability. (Full story …)

May 29, 2020

Slinger Bag Names Former Prince Exec Tom Dye as Chief Operating Officer

Slinger Bag, a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports, with an initial focus on the global tennis market, announced the appointment of Tom Dye as Chief Operating Officer. (Full story …)

May 28, 2020

ITF Prez, 3 Board Members Appointed to IOC Committees

The International Tennis Federation has announced that ITF President David Haggerty and three ITF Board members have been appointed as members of International Olympic Committee (IOC) commissions. (Full story …)

USTA Awards PTR Full Accreditation to Improve Tennis Delivery in U.S.

The USTA announced that the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals. (Full story …)

May 26, 2020

WTT to Play 2020 Season at Greenbrier Resort in West Va. July 12-Aug. 2

World TeamTennis announced it has committed to play the entirety of its 45th season at The Greenbrier “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, W.Va. This will be the first major professional tennis league to resume operations since the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. (Full story …)

May 21, 2020

Slinger Bag Continues Global Expansion With UK, Ireland Distribution Pact

Slinger Bag, the sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports, with an initial focus on the global tennis market, has announced an agreement with Framework Sports and Marketing Ltd (“Framework”) to distribute the Company’s Slinger Bag tennis ball launcher in the United Kingdom (“UK”) and Ireland. The agreement calls for an initial 5-year term and commences on May 21, 2020. (Full story …)

May 20, 2020

Cape and Island Tennis & Track Founder Announces New President & CEO

Gordon N. Pierce, Founder and President of Cape and Island Tennis and Track, announced today that he is retiring from running the business. He has announced that Kristoff Eldridge, the long-time running track division head, has been appointed to serve as president and CEO. (Full story …)

May 8, 2020

PTR Debuts Online Certification Available to All Coaches

To address the need for coaches to become certified during a time of social distancing, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) developed a virtual Level 1 Certified Tennis Instructor course. The seven-plus hour online educational course with eight specific domains and 29 individual lessons, is available to all coaches. (Full story …)

Tennis Channel to Show Return of U.S.-Based Tennis This Weekend

Tennis Channel will offer complete, live coverage of a three-day men's tennis event in West Palm Beach, Fla., this weekend - the first competition on U.S. soil between ranked players since the professional sport went on hiatus in March. The UTR Pro Match Series presented by Tennis Channel will take place May 8-10 and feature two top-10 ranked American players. Next, a similar women's event is set for May 22-24 with three top-10 Americans, as Tennis Channel's 2020 (Re)Open Tour returns live tennis to fans around the world. (Full story …)

 

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