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February 18, 2019

K-Swiss Launches New Ultrashot 2 with Surgelite Technology

K•Swiss announced the introduction of its newest high-performance tennis shoe, the Ultrashot 2. The company has strong momentum as the fastest growing tennis footwear brand in the United States, doubling its sell-through market share over the past two years and now ranked #3 in the specialty channel. (Full story …)

Dunlop Announces New Line of ATP Balls

Dunlop announced its full lineup of ATP balls, all developed as part of its multi-year partnership as Official Ball of the ATP Tour. The super- premium ATP Extra Duty ball made its debut in New York City as the Official Ball of the NY Open. It is available at U.S. retailers, along with three other ATP branded balls. (Full story …)

Ken DeHart Inducted to PTR Hall of Fame

Ken DeHart, of San Jose, Calif., was inducted to the PTR Hall of Fame during the Awards Banquet last week at the PTR International Tennis Symposium. (Full story …)

Capestany Named PTR Professional of the Year

Jorge Capestany, of Holland, Mich., has been named PTR Professional of the Year. A PTR International Master Professional, Capestany is one of only a handful of coaches who are both PTR and USPTA Master Professionals. He is also a certified Mental Toughness Specialist through Human Performance Institute. (Full story …)

February 13, 2019

Har-Tru Offers Free Webinar on Winter Clay Court Maintenance

Har-Tru, the world's leading provider of clay court surfaces, is presenting a key webinar on Daily & Periodic Maintenance for Clay Courts during the winter months. To register for this free webinar, which will be on Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m,. EST, [click here](https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3656300970530354178). (Full story …)

February 12, 2019

CBS Sports Network Premieres 'Althea & Arthur' Documentary

CBS Sports Network celebrates Black History Month with the premiere of “Althea & Arthur,” a documentary highlighting the two very different legacies of Althea Gibson and Arthur Ashe, the first African-Americans to cross the color barrier of international tennis. The one-hour special debuts Monday, Feb. 18 (9:00 PM, ET). (Full story …)

February 11, 2019

Ashaway Renews Cliff Swain and Ana Gabriela Martinez Sponsorships

Continuing its long player sponsorship tradition, Ashaway Racket Strings today announced the renewal of sponsorship contracts for two of racquetball’s past and present stars, legendary superstar Cliff Swain, and reigning Racquetball Federation World Champion, Ana Gabriela Martinez. Specific terms of the agreements were not disclosed. (Full story …)

February 10, 2019

PTR to Hold Inaugural Coaches Conference March 20 in Miami

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will hold its inaugural PTR Coaches Conference on March 20 in Miami. The conference is one in a series of regional education conferences that will be conducted across the United States this year. (Full story …)

February 5, 2019

PPR Creates Youth Development Education for Coaches

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) announced it has expanded its education by creating a new program - Youth Development - for pickleball coaches. The inaugural workshop will be conducted during the East Coast PPR Conference on Hilton Head Island Feb. 16. (Full story …)

February 4, 2019

Rolex Renews as Official Timekeeper of Davis Cup

The International Tennis Federation and Kosmos Tennis have announced the renewed sponsorship deal with luxury Swiss watchmaker Rolex for the Davis Cup by BNP Qualifiers and Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals. (Full story …)

January 31, 2019

Keys, Collins, Kenin, Melichar to Play Fed Cup First Round

The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi announced that No. 17 Madison Keys, No. 23 Danielle Collins, No. 36 Sofia Kenin and doubles No. 13 Nicole Melichar will represent the U.S. in the 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round vs. Australia February 9-10 in Asheville, N.C. (Full story …)

 

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