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August 18, 2018

Historic Davis Cup Reforms Approved at ITF Annual Meeting

The ITF Annual General Meeting today Aug. 16 in favor of the ITF and Kosmos’ transformational reforms to Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, which will secure the long-term status of the competition. (Full story …)

August 15, 2018

Head USA Partners With UTR

HEAD USA (HEAD Penn Racquet Sports) and Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle today announced a strategic partnership joining their technology and tennis expertise to drive engagement and growth among tennis players worldwide. (Full story …)

Tennis Industry to Come Together For Meetings in NYC Aug. 27-28

In conjunction with the 11th annual Tennis Forum in New York, the Tennis Industry Association will present a special session on “The Future Commerce Initiative” by renowned industry expert and thought leader Dan O’Connor. The session, which will deal with how tennis businesses can navigate the complexity of retail in today’s world, will be at the Grand Hyatt New York on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. (Full story …)

August 7, 2018

Tennis Industry Association, Manufacturers Oppose New Tariffs

The Tennis Industry Association is opposing proposed tariffs on products that are of specific concern to the tennis and racquet sports industry. TIA President Jeff Williams, on behalf of the TIA and its board of directors, recently sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and is urging others in the sports industry to voice their opposition to the tariffs. (Full story …)

Vic Braden, Jim Fromuth to Join TI Hall of Fame Aug. 27

Tennis players, and the tennis industry, can thank both the late Vic Braden and Jim Fromuth for helping to improve their games and grow this sport. Braden, whose tennis academies, books and videos brought tennis to the masses, and Fromuth, the founder of a tennis equipment distribution company, both have had a hand in millions of players enjoying the game over the last four decades. Both men will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 27. (Full story …)

August 5, 2018

Springfield Lasers Win First World TeamTennis Title

It took 23 seasons but the Springfield Lasers are finally the World TeamTennis champions. Springfield overpowered the top-seeded Philadelphia Freedoms, 19-18, at Sunday's World TeamTennis Finals presented by GEICO on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia. (Full story …)

August 2, 2018

HEAD Penn to Sponsor Professional Pickleball Registry

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce a three-year sponsorship agreement with HEAD Penn. HEAD is the Official Paddle and Bag of PPR. (Full story …)

July 25, 2018

PHIT Act Passes the House, Now Moves to Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2018) — In a major step to help overcome the “Inactivity Pandemic” and improve the health of Americans, the U.S. House of Representatives late this afternoon passed the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a... (Full story …)

July 23, 2018

Rolex Replaces Citizen as Official Timekeeper of US Open

The USTA announced that Rolex has become an official sponsor of the US Open and will serve as the tournament’s Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece. The new multi-year agreement begins immediately with preparations for the 2018 US Open. Rolex replaces Citizen, which was the official timekeeper of the Open for the last 25 years. (Full story …)

July 19, 2018

Tennis Channel's World TeamTennis Season Begins July 23

Tennis Channel will air eight World TeamTennis matches in 2018 season, including the season-ending championship match. The network will have seven straight days of World TeamTennis beginning on Monday, July 23 (schedule to follow). All eight matches will also be available on-demand on the network's digital subscription service, Tennis Channel Plus. Coverage begins on Monday, July 23, at 9 p.m. ET on Tennis Channel. (Full story …)

July 18, 2018

2nd Annual N.Y. Open POP Tennis Tournament Returns to the NTC

The POP Tennis New York Open Tournament, hosted by USPTA Eastern & International POP Tennis Association and sponsored by Babolat, USPTA Eastern and New York Open-ATP World Tour, is taking place from July 21 to 22, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the home of the US Open Tennis Championships. The tournament director is Whitney Kraft, the Director of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (Full story …)

 

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