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October 17, 2019

Wilson President Michael Dowse Named USTA CEO and Executive Director

The USTA announced that Michael Dowse, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association. The announcement was made by Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, who led the search for current CEO Gordon Smith’s replacement (Full story …)

Daxko Buys Facility Management Software Provider TennisSource

Daxko announced Wednesday that it acquired TennisSource, a provider of tennis facility management software solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Full story …)

October 10, 2019

Miami Open Selects Dunlop as Official Ball and Racquet

Dunlop announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with the Miami Open presented by Itaú to become the Official Ball and Racquet for the tournament. (Full story …)

ITF elects Board of Directors at 2019 ITF AGM

The International Tennis Federation has announced the results of the elections for the ITF Board of Directors which took place at the ITF AGM in Lisbon, Portugal on 27 September. (Full story …)

Boca West Country Club Renews Partnership with Evert Academy

Two iconic tennis organizations, the Evert Tennis Academy and Boca West Country Club, have renewed their long-time partnership. Through the partnership, Evert Academy rising tennis stars and scholars are able to train at Boca West’s world-class tennis facility. (Full story …)

USTA, NLC Team Up to Bring Tennis to Cities’ After-School Programs

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National League Cities (NLC) have announced that they have joined forces in a pilot initiative to promote children’s physical activity while developing social emotional skills that will last through their lifetimes. (Full story …)

USTA Employee Green Committee Donates 12,000 Ball Can Tops

The USTA Employee Green Committee visited the Ronald McDonald House of the Greater Hudson Valley on the campus of Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, N.Y., yesterday to donate 12,000 metal tops taken from tennis ball cans exclusively collected during the 2019 US Open. (Full story …)

Dick Gould, Frank Brennan, Jr. Inducted Into USPTA Hall of Fame

The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch last week during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Long-time Stanford University tennis coaches Dick Gould and Frank Brennan, Jr. were each presented with the Tim Heckler Hall of Fame Award. (Full story …)

Selkirk Sport Surpasses 800 Pickleball Paddle Donations

Earlier this year, Selkirk Sport, the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand, launched the “Selkirk Growth Program,” a philanthropic campaign where the Company announced plans to donate 1,000 paddles to schools & youth organizations, first responders and charitable organizations. (Full story …)

USTA to Adopt Simplified Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure in 2021

The United States Tennis Association today announced that its Junior Competition Committee has approved the proposed changes to the Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure. (Full story …)

Universal Tennis, Tennis Australia Announce AO UTR Wildcard Playoff

Universal Tennis (www.MyUTR.com) and Tennis Australia, today announced the AO2020 UTR Wildcard Playoff, a multi-week, multi-city event that gives all tennis players, regardless of age and ability, the opportunity to play their way into the main draw of the Australian Open 2020 via the AO Wildcard Playoff in Melbourne. (Full story …)

 

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