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September 25, 2019

Oracle to Add More Than 25 New Pro Tournaments in the U.S.

Oracle announced today the creation of the Oracle Pro Series, a schedule of more than 25 new ATP, WTA and ITF World Tennis Tour professional tournaments to be held across the United States over the course of 2019 and 2020. The Oracle Pro Series will create more than 40 percent new playing opportunities in the United States for tennis professionals. (Full story …)

Team Europe Wins Laver Cup; 2020 Event Moves to Boston

Team Europe has won the Laver Cup in Geneva, hoisting the trophy for the third consecutive year in the stunning teams competition. During the trophy presentation it was revealed Boston will host the fourth edition of the Laver Cup from September 25-27, 2020. (Full story …)

Top Seed Tennis Club to be Home of ITF Pan American Chps.

The United States Tennis Association today announced that Top Seed Tennis Club (TSCB) in Nicholasville, Ky., will be the home of the 2019 ITF Pan American Tennis Championships junior tournament. The event, which runs from Saturday, October 5, through Saturday, October 12, will mark the first time an ITF Junior Circuit tournament is held indoors in the United States. (Full story …)

USPTA Presents Annual Awards at 2019 World Conference in Las Vegas

The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch on Wednesday during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Seventeen tennis professionals were recognized for their achievements during 2018. (Full story …)

Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Schedule Announced for Jan. 21-24 in Orlando

The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show schedule of events was announced for the global racquet sport industry event taking place, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando. (Full story …)

September 19, 2019

USTA Names Recipients of Grassroots Tennis Awards

The USTA announced its 2019 awards recipients honored for their dedication and contributions to growing the sport of tennis both locally and nationwide. The eight awards were bestowed at the USTA Semiannual Meeting and Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Sept. 2. (Full story …)

September 10, 2019

'Discovery Challenge' Presents Innovative Solutions for Growing Tennis

This year’s TIA Tennis Forum, held in New York on the opening day of the US Open, included a unique Tennis Industry “Discovery Challenge,” a collaborative effort designed to foster creative ideas and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis. (Full story …)

Challenges, Opportunities Presented at Annual TIA Tennis Forum

Nearly 250 tennis leaders, industry executives and tennis providers came together on the first day of play at the US Open for the 12th annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, held at the Grand Hyatt New York. (Full story …)

August 27, 2019

USTA Honors Althea Gibson With Powerful New Sculpture

The USTA unveiled a dramatic new sculpture honoring trailblazer and tennis great Althea Gibson. The sculpture, created by Eric Goulder, was unveiled outside Arthur Ashe Stadium on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, home of the US Open. (Full story …)

August 21, 2019

2019 US Open Serves Up Suite of Tech and Digital Content

The USTA announced details of the evolution of its digital properties and related extensions that allow fans to follow the tournament and experience the US Open in new and innovative ways. (Full story …)

August 20, 2019

ITA Leadership Awards Weekend Opens Friday in New York

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) will honor 13 current and former college tennis players during the 2019 Leadership Awards Weekend later this week (August 23-25) in New York. (Full story …)

August 18, 2019

Complimentary Registration Opens for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](https://www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com/). (Full story …)

July 29, 2019

ITF Launches Global Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan

The ITF Wheelchair Tennis Committee has launched its new Wheelchair Tennis Development Plan, which will be instrumental in the continued growth of the sport around the world. (Full story …)

July 19, 2019

Participate in the Tennis Industry DISCOVERY CHALLENGE!

The Tennis Industry Association wants you to take part in a collaborative effort to brainstorm novel ideas on how to increase creative and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis. The TIA worked with IdeaConnection, one of the world’s leading Open Innovation service companies, to develop the [DISCOVERY CHALLENGE](https://www.ideaconnection.com/idea-rally/TIA-discovery/), an online competition designed to showcase innovation and solutions on how to increase tennis engagement and participation. (Full story …)

July 15, 2019

Doug Conant Named 2019 ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award Winner

International business leader Doug Conant, alumnus of Northwestern University’s Class of 1973 will receive the 2019 ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award September 7 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame's (ITHF) Board of Governors Meeting in New York. (Full story …)

July 10, 2019

Business Leader Doug Conant Named 2019 ITA Achievement Award Winner

Doug Conant, alumnus of Northwestern University’s Class of 1973, and J.L. Kellogg School of Management’s Class of 1976, will receive a prestigious honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) when he is presented with the 2019 ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award September 7. (Full story …)

July 1, 2019

SFIA Encouraged by China Tariff Truce

President Trump announced this weekend that no additional tariffs will be imposed on imports from China at this time. This is positive news for the sports and fitness industry. American and Chinese officials will return to negotiations and suspend any immediate action on new tariffs, as a result of President Trump and Chinese President Xi’s meeting at the G-20 Summit in Japan. (Full story …)

June 30, 2019

Share Your Ideas! Enter the TIA 'Discovery Challenge'

Do you have a great idea to increase tennis growth? Join the 2019 TIA DISCOVERY CHALLENGE. Our goal is to stimulate creative thinking and innovation within the tennis industry and discover new directions and opportunities for growth. (Full story …)

June 28, 2019

TIA Tennis Forum, 'Discovery Challenge' and HOF Aug. 26 in NYC

The 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York City from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Full story …)

San Diego Aviators Sign Bank of Southern California as Sponsor

The San Diego Aviators of World TeamTennis are excited to announce Bank of Southern California as their Title Sponsor for the 2019 season. This is the second year Bank of Southern California has sponsored the Aviators, and their first year as Title Sponsor. Bank of Southern California is a growing community bank headquartered in San Diego, dedicated to individuals, professionals, and small-to-medium sized businesses. (Full story …)

June 24, 2019

French Open Coverage on Tennis Channel Sees 42% Viewer Increase

Tennis Channel's 15-day live coverage of the French Open averaged 266,000 viewers in 2019 according to Nielsen. Compared with 187,000 viewers on average in 2018, the network saw a 42-percent increase in audiences watching its live telecast of the sport's second major of the year. (Full story …)

Cheeses of Europe Extends US Open Series Sponsorship Through 2020

The Cheeses of Europe signed a two-year extension with the United States Tennis Association as the “Official Cheese Sponsor of the U.S. Open Series” through 2020. This three-year partnership includes a significant presence at tournaments in Atlanta, San Jose, Cincinnati, and Winston-Salem. (Full story …)

Stephens, Bouchard, Young Join WTT Roster for 2019 Season

World TeamTennis continues to attract premier North American talent from tennis’ ATP and WTA tours for its upcoming season as Americans Sloane Stephens and Donald Young and Canadian star Eugenie Bouchard have joined the league as Franchise players. (Full story …)

June 20, 2019

Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration Set in Richmond

The national spotlight will shine on RVA and the legacy of tennis great Arthur Ashe June 20-22, when citizens, leaders, community organizers and members of the Ashe family celebrate the re-naming of Arthur Ashe Boulevard. (Full story …)

May 27, 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Jan. 21-24

The 2nd Annual Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will be Jan. 21-24 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., featuring product, demos, exhibits, education and more. (Full story …)

March 5, 2019

WTT Adds Las Vegas and Orlando Expansion Franchises, Will Play in July

World TeamTennis is growing to a league of eight teams for its upcoming 44th season after the league announced expansion franchises in Las Vegas and Orlando will begin play in July. (Full story …)

February 28, 2019

PTR to Recognize ACE Heroes Throughout 2019

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it will recognize ACE Heroes. For the next year, every week the organization will honor a PTR tennis coach of color who has made or is making a positive impact in their community and the game. (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 …)

January 28, 2019

Brian Baker Hired as USTA National Coach for Men's Tennis

The USTA announced that it has hired former Top-60 pro Brian Baker as a National Coach for Men's Tennis, based out of the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando and reporting to Head of Men's Tennis Kent Kinnear. (Full story …)

Life Time, USTA Partner to Grow Tennis Participation

The USTA and Life Time announced a strategic relationship that brings together the largest tennis operator in the nation and the national governing body for tennis in the United States. Both parties will combine their vast resources to continue growing the sport of tennis, especially among younger players. (Full story …)

USTA, Tennis Channel to Deliver College Tennis Top 25 Rankings

The USTA announced that it and Tennis Channel will partner to deliver the Tennis Channel/USTA College Tennis Top 25 Rankings across multiple digital and television platforms in 2019. (Full story …)

Louis Vuitton Named Official Davis Cup Trophy Partner

This November, Madrid will become the global capital of tennis as it hosts the revamped Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, which for the first time will gather 18 countries in the same city, aiming to win the Davis Cup trophy and be crowned World Champions. Louis Vuitton has been commissioned to design the Trophy Travel Case to display the prestigious Davis Cup trophy over the next four years. (Full story …)

January 20, 2019

Kolkmann to Present Court Builder Seminars

Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sports Surfaces is providing a series of seminars that deal with court construction and maintenance issues, the latest technology in court construction and renovation, the life cycle cost analysis for court construction, long-term court reconstruction/renovation, and other topics. (Full story …)

Li Na, Mary Pierce, Yevgeny Kafelnikov to Enter Hall of Fame

Chinese tennis great Li Na, France’s Mary Pierce, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia, each a two-time Grand Slam singles champion among their many career accolades, have been elected to receive tennis’ ultimate honor in 2019 - induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. (Full story …)

January 15, 2019

Nominations Open Now for 2019 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame

Nominations are open now for the annual Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Inductees for 2019 will be announced at the 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum, to be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 26. Visit TennisIndustry.org/HoF for more information or to nominate. (All nominations will be confidential.) Nominations for 2019 will close on July 1. (Full story …)

January 9, 2019

Chris Evert Named New Chair of USTA Foundation Board of Directors

The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that it has appointed 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and former world No. 1 Chris Evert as Chair of the USTA Foundation’s Board of Directors. In her new role, Evert will serve as the USTA Foundation’s spokesperson and ambassador to promote its mission, raise funds and increase the impact of its national outreach efforts to under-resourced youth. She succeeds former pro James Blake, who served as USTA Foundation Chair from 2015 to 2018. (Full story …)

December 20, 2018

RAPS Demo Day/Welcome Party Set for USTA National Campus Jan. 23

Racquet sports professionals can attend, free of charge, the Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party—the “Lake Nona Experience XX19”—are part of the inaugural three-day Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS), Jan. 23-25, in Orlando, Fla. Complimentary industry registration is required to attend and available at [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](http://www.RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com). (Full story …)

November 8, 2018

Parkkonen Promoted to Chief Operating Officer for PTR

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Brian Parkkonen has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Parkkonen will oversee organizational development and staff collaboration. His main priorities will be to ensure the highest quality standards are in place and upheld creating a unified and efficient approach to the overall member experience. (Full story …)

ITF Launches ITF World Tennis Tour

The ITF today announced the launch of the ITF World Tennis Tour in 2019 that will serve as a player pathway between the junior game and elite levels of professional tennis. (Full story …)

November 1, 2018

USTA Names Fed Cup Team to Face Czech Republic

The USTA and United States Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi announced that world No. 35 Danielle Collins, No. 48 Sofia Kenin, No. 63 Alison Riske and doubles No. 15 Nicole Melichar will represent the U.S. in the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final vs. the Czech Republic November 10-11 in Prague. (Full story …)

October 30, 2018

U.S. Fed Cup Team to Return to Asheville in February

The USTA announced that the U.S. Fed Cup Team will return to Asheville, N.C., for the second consecutive year, as the U.S. Cellular Center has been selected to host the United States’ Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 2019 First Round tie vs. Australia Feb. 9-10. (Full story …)

October 25, 2018

USPTA Partners with InsureStat for Disability Insurance

On behalf of its members, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into an agreement with InsureSTAT to provide long term disability insurance on a discounted basis to USPTA members. (Full story …)

International Tennis Hall of Fame Forms TeamFAME, a New NJTL Chapter

The institution dedicated to celebrating tennis' most accomplished champions and leaders is now also home to special program dedicated to inspiring the future of the sport. The International Tennis Hall of Fame has officially opened the doors for TeamFAME, a new chapter of the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. TeamFAME provides out-of-school programming that promotes academic achievement, leadership development, and healthy lifestyles through activity-based learning and tennis. (Full story …)

October 16, 2018

Wilson, RecycleBalls Team Up to Recycle 20M Tennis Balls in 3 Years

Wilson Sporting Goods Co., and RecycleBalls announced today they are partnering to collect, recycle, and repurpose tennis balls across the United States. RecycleBalls is a non-profit organization founded in 2014, with the goal of collecting and recycling the 125 million tennis balls that end up in US landfills each year and then converting these tennis balls into innovative and sustainable products. The Wilson/RecycleBalls partnership aims to recycle 20 million tennis balls in the U.S. over the next three years. (Full story …)

October 11, 2018

USPTA National Awards Program Open for Nominations

LAKE NONA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2018) - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Awards Program. The Association is looking for deserving tennis-teaching professionals and coaches who are growing the game of... (Full story …)

7 ATP Players Donate to Renovate Damaged Houston Courts

The two tennis courts at Sunnyside Park, one of the 44 neighborhood facilities where the Houston Tennis Association (HTA) holds NJTL programs, got a major facelift in September, thanks in part to the generosity of seven ATP World Tour players participating in the April 2018 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club. (Full story …)

Aussie Open Lands Major Chinese Liquor Sponsorship

The Australian Open has landed a significant partnership deal with leading Chinese Baijiu (liquor) brand Luzhou Laojiao in the largest Chinese sponsorship deal in the history of the tournament. (Full story …)

October 1, 2018

Tennis Channel, WTA Form U.S. Television and Digital Media Partnership

Tennis Channel and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) have reached a five-year agreement that will make the network the U.S. television and digital media home of the WTA, beginning in January 2019. Running from the first week of January through late October's annual tour championships, the partnership includes Premier and International tournaments as well as the WTA Finals - representing more than 2,000 matches each season. (Full story …)

September 27, 2018

U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier Steps Down After 8 Years

The USTA announced that Jim Courier is stepping down as Captain of the U.S. Davis Cup Team after eight years in the position. Courier informed the USTA of his decision following the U.S. vs. Croatia Davis Cup Semifinal that took place in Croatia. (Full story …)

September 20, 2018

Inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Jan. 23-25 in Orlando

The inaugural [Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference](http://racquetpaddlesportsshow.com) will be held Jan. 23-25, 2019, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will feature a hands-on product demo experience and opening welcome party at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona; and a curated ONE2ONE buying summit, Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and an exhibit pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations at the Orange County Convention Center. (Full story …)

September 9, 2018

Larry Ellison Invests In, Partners With Universal Tennis

Universal Tennis announced that Larry Ellison, the Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Oracle, has become an investor and partner with the Company. (Full story …)

August 30, 2018

Hilton Head Pro League Donates to PTR Foundation

PTR Foundation, the charitable arm of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), is grateful for a generous donation - $2,800 - from The Pro League of Hilton Head Island. (Full story …)

August 23, 2018

Geneva, Switzerland, to Host Laver Cup in 2019

The beautiful lakeside city of Geneva will host the newest event in world tennis, the Laver Cup from September 20-22 2019. “It’s an honor to be able to bring this very special event, the Laver Cup, to Geneva, one of... (Full story …)

Special Sessions in NYC to Focus on Commerce, Retail

The Tennis Industry Association will present special sessions on commerce and retailing in conjunction with the 11th annual Tennis Forum, held in New York City next week. The sessions will be on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Grand Hyatt New York, starting at 9 a.m. (Full story …)

Universal Tennis Partners With Team8

Universal Tennis, the Company behind the global tennis rating system UTR Powered by Oracle, has announced a new strategic investment and partnership with TEAM8, a leading sports and entertainment company owned by Roger Federer, Tony Godsick, Ian McKinnon and Dirk Ziff. TEAM8, the creator and principal owner of the exciting new Laver Cup tennis competition, is joined by additional significant investors participating in this financing including Blue Ridge Capital’s founder John Griffin, and existing shareholders Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, and Mark Leschly, Chairman and CEO of Universal Tennis. (Full story …)

August 20, 2018

13 Young Singers to Perform at 2018 US Open

The USTA today announced the names of 13 vocalists, ages 14 and under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs during the night sessions of the 2018 US Open and at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The lineup for this year’s US Open will feature a new slate of talent from throughout the New York tristate area, as well as from Florida, Illinois and Michigan to name a few. (Full story …)

ITHOF Announces Inaugural Fan Voting for Class of 2019

The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) has announced that for the first time in its 64-year history, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the incoming class of Hall of Famers. Fan Voting is the International Tennis Hall of Fame's newest initiative to bring global sports fans across the world closer to the sport of tennis, its history, and the Hall of Fame. (Full story …)

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 …)

August 7, 2018

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 …)

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 …)

July 16, 2018

Chris Renner Named CEO of World TeamTennis

World TeamTennis, the professional team tennis league co-founded by Billie Jean King, announced the selection of Chris Renner as the Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The announcement was made by WTT co-owners King, Fred Luddy, and Mark Ein. (Full story …)

July 13, 2018

PHIT Act Passes Key Committee Vote, Moves to Full House

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a vote of 28-6. The PHIT Act will be part of a larger package of health savings account (HSA) reform measures that the full House will vote on later this month. (Full story …)

July 12, 2018

USTA, ATP, WTA Implement Rules Innovations at Summer Events

The USTA, ATP and WTA announced that a series of in-game innovations will be implemented at a number of events taking place within the United States and Canada throughout the summer, including at the 2018 US Open. These rule changes were a result of collaboration and consultation between all three organizations, and are aimed at increasing pace of play and ensuring a consistent set of enforcement standards. (Full story …)

July 11, 2018

International Tennis Hall of Fame Partners with UTR

Universal Tennis (UTR) and the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) have developed a partnership to enhance and grow tennis for a new generation of players. (Full story …)

July 6, 2018

World TeamTennis to Use Hawk-Eye Line-Calling for 2018 Season

Officiating will take on a new look during the 2018 season of World TeamTennis presented by GEICO this July as WTT will use the electronic line-calling system Hawk-Eye Live for all matches in team markets. (Full story …)

June 27, 2018

WTT Launches Live-Streaming Platform, WTT.tv

For the first time in World TeamTennis' 43-season history, every WTT match will be available to watch on the league's new streaming platform, WTT.tv presented by GEICO. With 43 matches over 22 days in six team markets, the 2018 WTT.tv schedule will include more than 100 hours of digital broadcast programming this summer. (Full story …)

11th Annual TIA Tennis Forum Aug. 27 in New York

The annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The 11th annual Forum will include the latest news and research about the state of the tennis industry, business insights, updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation, and recognition of the 2018 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame inductees. (Full story …)

New Tennis Participation Report Available from TIA

The 2018 Tennis Participation Report has been published and is available for members. The 24-page report, produced by the Tennis Industry Association in partnership with the Physical Activity Council, includes the most recent data and trends through year-end 2017 for tennis participation, consumer spending, fitness and health, fans, tennis interest, cross participation in other sports, and more. (Full story …)

May 22, 2018

ATA to Host 101st National Chps. at USTA National Campus

The USTA announced that it will partner with the American Tennis Association (ATA) to host the 101st ATA National Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., July 28-Aug 4. The annual week-long event will host more than 2,500 participants and visitors. (Full story …)

May 11, 2018

Conference Videos Focus on Innovation, Growth, Leadership in the Tennis Industry

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Charleston, S.C., brought together dozens of top speakers and experts to focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development in the tennis and racquet sports industry. This year, many of the presentations throughout the three-day event were videotaped and are available to TOM Conference attendees and others to review. Go to [https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry](https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry). (Full story …)

April 30, 2018

PTR Kicks Off Mentor Program

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce it has kicked off its new Mentor Program. The program honors the legacy of PTR Founder Dennis Van der Meer, who recognized the need for industry leaders to help guide, shape and foster earnest professionals in the areas of community, business and athletic development, as well as club management. (Full story …)

April 25, 2018

Inaugural Tennis Innovation Challenge Winner Tennibot Makes Big Moves

Tennibot, the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector, is seeing major success after winning the inaugural Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge last year. Tennibot ([tennibot.com](http://www.tennibot.com)) is a robot that can autonomously detect tennis balls on the court and collect them for players and coaches, using object detection and advanced algorithms. The app lets players customize where on the court Tennibot will clear tennis balls during practice. (Full story …)

April 12, 2018

Unique LED Lighting System Wins Third Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 12, 2018) — The third edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry—took place this week during the Tennis Owners &... (Full story …)

USTA to Host Second All-American College Combine Scouting Event

The USTA announced it will host the second annual USTA All-American College Combine for American juniors June 18-21 at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, with an expanded, level-based singles tournament and reduced-cost registration. (Full story …)

April 11, 2018

Universal Tennis Creates Major Partnership With USPTA

Universal Tennis and the United States Professional Tennis Association today announced a partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. (Full story …)

April 10, 2018

UTR Partners With PTR to Expand Resources for Tennis Professionals

Universal Tennis and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced a long-term, official partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. (Full story …)

April 4, 2018

One-On-One Doubles Shootout and Concert in Fla.

The Serve-and-Volley game of Tennis, One-On-One Doubles, is bringing its professional Tennis Tournament, combined with a rockin' blues concert afterparty, to be held at the Country Club of Winter Haven on Saturday, April 28 from 2pm to 6:30pm. (Full story …)

National Wounded Warrior Camp Set for May 7-10

The seventh annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp is scheduled to take place May 7-10, 2018 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104. (Full story …)

March 21, 2018

USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards

The United States Tennis Association today announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 17-19 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad, Calif. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon. (Full story …)

March 20, 2018

US Open Set to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The USTA today announced a slate of special events and activities it has planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open. One of the most visible initiatives is the introduction of a bold new logo for the event. (Full story …)

March 13, 2018

World TeamTennis Holds Draft for 43rd Season

Today's World TeamTennis Draft was highlighted by the selection of US Open finalist and world No. 9 Kevin Anderson as a Franchise player by the Philadelphia Freedoms, and the Washington Kastles pick of Tennys Sandgren as the overall first selection in the annual Draft. (Full story …)

March 9, 2018

Peg Connor Named E.D. of USTA Wyoming

USTA Intermountain and the USTA Wyoming Board of Directors are pleased to announce that Peg Connor has accepted the position as Executive Director of the Wyoming district. (Full story …)

March 4, 2018

Tennis Owners & Managers Conference Set for Charleston, S.C., in April

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will bring together tennis business owners, managers and decision-makers, with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8, and day session registration available. Visit [TheTomConference.com](http://www.TheTOMConference.com). (Full story …)

February 28, 2018

ITA, Tennis Recruiting Network Renew Deal

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Recruiting Network announce an extension of their alliance, whereby Tennis Recruiting Network (TennisRecruiting.net) will serve as the Official Junior Tennis Information Source of the ITA. (Full story …)

February 27, 2018

Oracle, Universal Tennis Team Up to Grow UTR

Universal Tennis and Oracle announced a strategic partnership to further develop and grow Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), the leading algorithm-based, big-data rating system and digital platform for tennis players. (Full story …)

February 24, 2018

Rodney Harmon Named New PTR President

Rodney Harmon, a former ATP Tour player and USTA Director of Men's Tennis, is the new president of the Professional Tennis Registry. (Full story …)

February 12, 2018

Tennis Industry Rallies For ‘Play Tennis Month’ in May

Tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as "Play Tennis Month" to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life. (Full story …)

February 2, 2018

College MatchDay Events to Air Live on Tennis Channel

The USTA and Tennis Channel announced that all six College MatchDay events held this year at the USTA National Campus will be carried live on Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Everywhere -- the first series of live college tennis programming Tennis Channel has ever aired. (Full story …)

January 28, 2018

Wilson Honors Federer with 'Platinum' Collector-Edition Racquet

To honor Roger Federer’s 20th Grand Slam title, Wilson Sporting Goods has created an exclusive Collector’s Edition Platinum Racket Package, complete with a special Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket painted in a metallic, glittering platinum-colored paint. The color platinum is widely used to the mark the achievement of 20th milestones. (Full story …)

January 22, 2018

2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series Schedule Announced

The USPTA has announced the dates for the 2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series. Now in its 13th year, the USPTA Surface Championship Series gives USPTA-certified professionals an opportunity to showcase their playing skills and earn prize money. The tournaments are open to all USPTA-certified professionals in good standing. (Full story …)

Citi Named Title Sponsor of Taste of Tennis

AYS Sports Marketing announced that Citi will serve as the title sponsor of the Taste of Tennis event series through 2019. Citi Taste of Tennis features cuisine prepared by top chefs and some of the world's best tennis players in Indian Wells, Miami, and New York City. Additionally, Citi Taste of Tennis will mark its first year in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., in late July to kick-off the Citi Open. (Full story …)

January 18, 2018

PBI to Direct Tennis Program at New Sports Center in India

Peter Burwash International has signed an agreement to direct the tennis program for the Centre for Sports Excellence (CSE) in Bangalore, India, a private 15-acre multi-sport facility that will cater to the development of Indian athletes from the grassroots level to advanced level players representing the country in international and professional competition. (Full story …)

January 9, 2018

Kiawah Island Names Roy Barth Director Emeritus of Tennis

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the retirement of Director of Tennis Roy Barth effective January 1. Barth now becomes Director Emeritus for the resort upon his retirement. After a lengthy search, Kiawah Island Golf Resort named Barth’s son, Jonathan Barth, as the new Director of Tennis. (Full story …)

January 4, 2018

Universal Tennis Joins Forces With Tennis Channel

Universal Tennis and Tennis Channel are joining forces to evolve and accelerate the growth of tennis by unifying the language of the sport through technology and media. The collaborative partnership focuses on supporting more competitive play and enjoyment across the tennis community through the use of the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). (Full story …)

December 18, 2017

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2017 'Champions of Tennis'

Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 6, 2017

PBI Announces 2018 Adult World Tennis Camp Series

Magnolia, Texas - Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world’s leading tennis management company, has announced the locations and schedule of their 2018 World Tennis Camp Series. The 4-5 day intensive camps are featured at some of the most beautiful and highly rated tennis destinations in the world. (Full story …)

World No. 1 Halep Headlines Tennis With The Stars 2018

World No. 1 Simona Halep will headline Cliff Drysdale Management's 4th annual Tennis With The Stars on March 6, 2018. Hosted at Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa, the charity event will once again benefit ACEing Autism, a national non-profit that connects children on the autistic spectrum to tennis. (Full story …)

November 20, 2017

College MatchDay to Showcase Top College Tennis Programs

The USTA announced the 2018 College MatchDay schedule, which will showcase a number of the country’s top college tennis programs at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, with eight team matches on six dates, including several rivalry matchups and two combined men’s and women’s events. (Full story …)

North Carolina to Host Fed Cup First Round

The USTA announced that the U.S. Cellular Arena in Asheville, N.C., has been selected as the site for the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round between the United States and the Netherlands, Feb. 10-11. Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with approximately 100 nations taking part each year. (Full story …)

November 12, 2017

Tennis Hall of Fame Names New Life Trustees

In recognition of their lengthy and steadfast support of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Hope (Happy) van Beuren and Christopher Clouser have been appointed Life Trustees of the organization. (Full story …)

August 22, 2017

Groppel takes tennis to new heights

Tennis made its way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in August, when Dr. Jack Groppel, the Health and Wellness Advisor to the Tennis Industry, ascended the 19,341-foot summit with a “Net Generation” tennis racquet and ball then volleyed atop... (Full story …)

March 1, 2017

Rebo and Head announce partnership

REBO, UK manufacturer of a range of high quality tennis practice walls and leading global sports brand HEAD Sport GmbH today announced a multi-year global licensing partnership. The agreement allows REBO to develop and market a range of HEAD branded... (Full story …)

January 10, 2017

HEAD Penn to partner with Cliff Drysdale

USA’s Leading Tennis Management Company Endorse HEAD Penn Products in 2017 (Full story …)

June 23, 2016

Prince creates excitement at Wimbledon

New York, NY - Prince, an American-born leading, global racquet sports brand, kicks-off its promotional activities at this year’s Wimbledon tournament at the Prince Brand flagship store in Wimbledon Village and the Westside Club featuring appearances by John Isner, the... (Full story …)

May 27, 2016

‘Serving’ up treats for Wimbledon

Game … Set … Match! Eleni’s New York welcomes the start of Wimbledon next month by “serving” up dessert that will delight and satisfy the sweet tooth of any tennis fan. As always, we “hit the ball out of the... (Full story …)

May 17, 2016

Young Guns Contest Season 2

The names of the 4 players unveiled (Full story …)

April 13, 2016

Tennis participation increased in 2015

Tennis also is the only traditional participation sport to see an increase in overall participation over the last eight years. (Full story …)

June 8, 2015

Murray teams up with Seedrs

Investing in startups through crowdfunding in a unique first for a public figure. (Full story …)

April 9, 2015

'Try Tennis Free' campaign seeks growth

The Tennis Industry Association is rallying the industry around a key consumer-focused promotion designed to get more people playing tennis. (Full story …)

October 22, 2014

Tavistock Development welcomes new executives

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tavistock Development Co. (TDC), a diversified real estate firm that specializes in planning, design, finance, construction and development, is pleased to announce the arrival of Taj Adhav, director of business development for sports innovation and performance at... (Full story …)

September 18, 2014

JTCC partners with Tecnifibre

College Park, MD - The Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), at College Park Tennis Club, has partnered with high-performance tennis equipment brand, Tecnifibre, to become the premier training center for Tecnifibre’s ATP World Tour “On the Road” program in the... (Full story …)

August 20, 2014

Polish Consulate holds players' party

The primary languages of the women's tennis tour have expanded in recent years, with English, Spanish and French being joined by Russian and Chinese. But a new language is making inroads on the practice courts and in player restaurants, and even in the later rounds of important tournaments: Polish. -- New York Times (Full story …)

August 1, 2012

New drink offers healthy hydration

Grombomb healthy rehydration™ Introduces Four Mouthwatering Flavors For Today’s Athletes In Any Sport (Full story …)

April 5, 2012

Survivors remembered: 'Tennis and the Titanic'

New exhibit at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, R.I. will pay tribute to two Hall of Famers who survived the Titanic sinking, Karl Howell Behr and Richard Norris Williams II. The exhibit opening will be held on Thursday, April 12 at 5 p.m. In addition to the first showing of the exhibit, the opening will feature a discussion with Behr and Williams' family members and a special screening of the film "A Night to Remember." The opening is open to the public. (Full story …)

December 22, 2011

EA Unveils Cover Athletes for Grand Slam Tennis 2

In Stores Worldwide on the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3 by February 10 and in North America on February 14 (Full story …)

November 8, 2011

Holiday Gift Ideas from Wilson

Wilson :he gift of performance (Full story …)

September 30, 2011

Wilson seeking Territory Sales Manager

Wilson is the brand behind more winning moments in sports every day than any other brand in the world. We have been at the heart of sports history for almost a century, and no other company has been as influential... (Full story …)

Wilson seeking National Account Manager

Wilson is the brand behind more winning moments in sports every day than any other brand in the world. We have been at the heart of sports history for almost a century, and no other company has been as influential... (Full story …)

September 8, 2011

Massive power outage affects USRSA offices

There is currently a massive power outage in Southern California, stretching from the Mexican border up into south Orange County. Unfortunately, the offices of the United States Stringers Association is smack dab in the center of this outage. Therefore, our... (Full story …)

August 12, 2011

Grand Slam Tennis 2 now on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Only Next Generation Tennis Video Game Franchise to Feature Famed Wimbledon Courts (Full story …)

August 3, 2011

Starwood Serves Up Unique Access to the US Open

SPG Members can Transform Starpoints into a Variety of Exclusive “Game on with SPG” US Open Experiences such as Luxury Suite Access, Private Tennis Clinic with James Blake, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, VIP Reception, and More Westin Hotels will be a Presenting Sponsor of Live Webcasts of US Open Matches on usopen.org (Full story …)

July 20, 2011

Travel Deals Tempt Tennis Fans

With new offers on city breaks in the US and beyond, travellers can follow their heroes around the ATP circuit and have a wonderful holiday (Full story …)

June 22, 2011

Guinness Tennis Record attempt

Event to Coincide with Wimbledon Championships - 100% of proceeds to go to charity (Full story …)

May 5, 2011

Telefónica and ZTE Unveil Mass Market Tablet

MADRID — Telefónica and ZTE today unveiled the new Light Pro tablet which combines Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity with impressive multimedia capabilities at an appealing price. Movistar will sell the Light Pro tablets exclusively in Spain from May for between... (Full story …)

February 24, 2011

PBI Adds Another Property in Dubai

Peter Burwash International (PBI), the most successful tennis management company, is pleased to announce the addition another Jumeirah property in Dubai. With two tennis courts, The Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is a beautiful beachside resort located in the western crescent of... (Full story …)

December 8, 2010

'History of Tennis' Makes a Great Holiday Gift

Books by and about Rod Laver, Roger Federer, Jan Kodes, Cliff Richey and others also available from New Chapter Press for the Holidays (Full story …)

October 14, 2010

Wilson Platform Ball Leads the Industry

Wilson Racquet Sports Continues to Support Platform Tennis with Technology and Partnerships Nationwide (Full story …)

October 6, 2010

Tennis Fantasy Opportunities

Multi-Day Pro-Am Activities To Be Held With The Residences At The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman Legends Championships November 5-7, featuring Edberg, Courier, Safin and Chang. (Full story …)

September 23, 2010

TIA Forum Outlines Keys for Industry Growth

The fourth annual TIA Tennis Forum was held during the 2010 US Open in New York City, detailing the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, including player data, equipment sales data, and grassroots initiatives. The Forum also... (Full story …)

September 7, 2010

2K Sports Serves Up Top Spin 4

Captures all the intensity, emotion and excitement of a real-life tennis match; exclusive opportunity to play as Andre Agassi, one of the all-time tennis legends, with GameStop pre-order in North America (Full story …)

September 1, 2010

Collins Releases 2nd Edition of 'The History of Tennis'

Volume is dedicated to John Isner, Nicolas Mahut, and chair umpire Mohamed Lahyani, the principals of the famous record-breaking longest match of all-time at 2010 Wimbledon (Full story …)

August 5, 2010

Prince Celebrates 40 Years As Tennis Leader

From Princeton, New Jersey Garage to Global Sporting Goods Brand, Company Continues to Make Impact on Sport - Even Beyond Tennis (Full story …)

July 27, 2010

Gunterman's 'Tennis Made Easy' Released

NEW YORK - New Chapter Press has announced the release of TENNIS MADE EASY, a tennis instructional book written by noted instructor Kelly Gunterman. Accessible and concise, TENNIS MADE EASY ($19.95, NewChapterMedia.com) is an informative paperback guide that offers sensible... (Full story …)

July 12, 2010

Pop Superstars Team Up with Tennis Superstars

Full-Day Tennis & Music Festival Kicks-Off 2010 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Full story …)

June 29, 2010

Federer book re-released in Paperback

NEW YORK — ROGER FEDERER: QUEST FOR PERFECTION, the updated and re-released book that chronicles the incredible tennis career of Roger Federer, has been officially re-released in paperback by publisher New Chapter Press. ROGER FEDERER: QUEST FOR PERFECTION ($19.95, New... (Full story …)

June 28, 2010

iTUSA Signs Deal with Spanish Tennis Federation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is proud to announce that its tennis partner, iTUSA, International Tennis USA, headquartered at the resort, has just signed an agreement with the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and... (Full story …)

June 25, 2010

Tennis Elbow 2011 1.0

Created by tennis fans, which are regular ranked players, Tennis Elbow 2011 is a tennis game with a fun, realistic gameplay. Tennis Elbow is the only game that will give you such an impression to be on the court, and... (Full story …)

June 2, 2010

Jan Kodes releases book

Wimbledon and French Open champion Partners with New Chapter Press for U.S. Release of "Jan Kodes: A Journey to Glory From Behind the Iron Curtain." Coffee Table Book Provides Narrative and Illustrated History of Czech Tennis. 40 Years Ago Czech Champion Won First Major Singles Title at 1970 French Open (Full story …)

May 12, 2010

Babolat Serves Up T-shirt Design Contest

Details on Sports Illustrated Group’s SIKids.com. (Full story …)

April 2, 2010

Rod Laver Memoir Officially Released

"The Education of a Tennis Player", from New Chapter Press (Full story …)

March 29, 2010

Tennis Participation Jumps 43% in nine years

Ranks Among Fastest Growing Traditional Sports from 2000 through 2009, According To Physical Activity Council Study (Full story …)

March 25, 2010

Novak Djokovic vs. Tennis Machine

The Merger of Science and Tennis: Novak and his Team Use Tennis Balls and HEAD Racquets to Create an Astonishing Chain Reaction (Full story …)

March 23, 2010

Richey Details Drug Use in New Book

"ACING DEPRESSION: A Tennis Champion’s Toughest Match" Profiles Former No. 1 US Tennis Player Cliff Richey and His Battle With Depression. Jimmy Connors Writes Book’s Foreword. (Full story …)

February 1, 2010

Beach Tennis USA Adopts Paddle for Tournaments

New York, NY — Beach Tennis USA® (BTUSA), the organization responsible for launching the pro sport of beach tennis in North America, today announced that it has adopted the use of the paddle, currently used in international competition, as the... (Full story …)

January 26, 2010

PBI Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Peter Burwash International (PBI) the highly successful tennis management firm is pleased to announce the upcoming date February 15, 2010 officially marks 35-years of being in business. “This is a great achievement,” stated Peter Burwash, President of PBI. “We are... (Full story …)

January 22, 2010

New Star Tennis out now

Oxford, UK — New Star Games are proud to announce the release of New Star Tennis for PC and Mac. Featuring an in-depth career mode with a full tour of 66 tournaments, New Star Tennis throws you into the world... (Full story …)

January 11, 2010

USPTA Enhances Member Benefits

On-line Technology Tools now all listed in one convenient map. (Full story …)

December 10, 2009

Last Chance to Win a Trip to French Open

(Houston, TX): Just three weeks remain for tennis fans to enter to win a trip of a lifetime to the 2010 French Open. Imagine you and a loved one in Paris during May. The Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the... (Full story …)

December 7, 2009

Tennis Books for the Holidays

The Roger Federer Story: Quest for Perfection, The Education of a Tennis Player, The Bud Collins History of Tennis and On This Day In Tennis History Are Great Gift Ideas For Tennis Fans, from New Chapter Press. (Full story …)

September 8, 2009

Midland, MI Voted America's 'Best Tennis Town'

Midland captures title, $100,000 grant for community tennis programming, as part of USTA’s first-ever nationwide search for America’s best tennis communities (Full story …)

August 27, 2009

SpongeTech Delivery Systems to Be Featured at the 2009 US Open

SpongeTech Continues to Leverage Major Sporting Events to Build Awareness and Increase Sales (Full story …)

Photo Opportunity with Fernando Gonzalez

Babolat, French manufacturer of tennis racquets, is holding an autograph signing and photo opportunity with tennis star and 2004 Olympic Gold Medalist Fernando Gonzalez. The official start of the 2009 U.S. Open is this coming Monday, August 31 and Gonzalez... (Full story …)

August 26, 2009

2009 US Open Powered by Wind Energy

National Tennis Center’s Iconic Blue Courts Go Green with Renewable Energy Certificates from Constellation NewEnergy (Full story …)

August 10, 2009

Team Sports and Fitness Dominate, but the Sports Landscape is Changing

SGMA Sees Changing Participation Patterns in Team Sports: ‘Pick-up’ Play On the Upswing Driven by Economics (Full story …)

World Sport Destination Expo Shows Thought Leadership in Sports Tourism

WSDE will be the first global business forum dedicated to showcasing the $600 billion a year sport tourism industry. (Full story …)

Dell writes book

Good negotiators know the rules. Great negotiators know when to break those rules. And then there are the true master dealmakers, like the pioneering sports lawyer Donald Dell. His forthcoming book, NEVER MAKE THE FIRST OFFER (Except When You Should),... (Full story …)

USTA Names John Newcombe Tennis Ranch as a Certified Training Center

Joins Austin Tennis Academy to Comprise Texas RTC Network; Additional Site to be Added. New USTA Certified Regional Training Centers will Expand USTA Player Development’s Programming Throughout the Country. (Full story …)

July 28, 2009

America Votes for 'Best Tennis Town'

Winner to be announced at the 2009 US Open, and will receive a $100,000 grant for community tennis programming. (Full story …)

July 27, 2009

Tennis Channel Selects Spectra Logic for Digital Asset Management

Spectra Logic “Serves” Improved Reliability, Superior Customer Service and Product Expandability (Full story …)

July 23, 2009

Tennis - for the health of it! Featured in The Physician and Sportsmedicine Journal

Tennis — for the health of it!, the United States Professional Tennis Association’s initiative that promotes the health benefits of tennis, is the subject of an article in the June issue of The Physician and Sportsmedicine journal. The article was... (Full story …)

Advanta WTT Pro League Announces Fines for Sportimes and Kastles

*New York, N.Y. (July 23, 2009) — *The Advanta World TeamTennis Pro League has announced additional reprimands for the on-court incidents involving members of the Washington Kastles and the New York Sportimes during a match on July 16 in Washington,... (Full story …)

July 17, 2009

Sportaccord/GAISF Announces the Appointment of its New Director Nolvenn Dufay de Lavallaz

SportAccord is an international non-profit organisation that groups together 104 International Sports Federations and Organisations. SportAccord (previously known as GAISF, the General Association of International Sport Federations) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Nolvenn Dufay de Lavallaz as... (Full story …)

July 16, 2009

First Vice President Tom Daglis Represents USPTA on Capitol Hill

-- Daglis lobbies for key health promotion legislation with partner IHRSA -- (Full story …)

USTA Announces Finalists in Search to Name America's 'Best Tennis Town'

Voting opens today for the 2009 “Best Tennis Town” title and Grand Prize of $100,000; Winners to be announced at the 2009 US Open (Full story …)

June 23, 2009

Skinny Water Chosen as Exclusive Enhanced Water of the Philadelphia Freedoms

Andre Agassi, Venus Williams, Serena Williams, John McEnroe, Anna Kournikova and Martina Navratilova to Compete at the King of Prussia Mall This Summer (Full story …)

June 22, 2009

Prince Helps Bring Authentic Wimbledon Experience to New York City

Fans Get a Chance to Play on Grass Court with New EXO3 Racquets. Contest Gives Consumers On-Site and Online a Chance to Win Prince Product Pack by Guessing Number of Tennis Balls in Larger-Than-Life Container. (Full story …)

June 15, 2009

USTA Launches 'The Big Serve' Advocacy Website

Website Part of Larger Advocacy Strategy. Tennis Legend Billie Jean King Presents “How To” Video on Utilizing the Website and Encourages People to Become Tennis Advocates in Their Communities. (Full story …)

June 8, 2009

EA SPORTS Serves Up Grand Slam Tennis

New Tennis Franchise Exclusively Features Wimbledon and John McEnroe (Full story …)

May 27, 2009

Viking Has Fantastic Season Under the Prince

Platform Leader Looks Ahead to Bringing Extraordinary Products to Players in August (Full story …)

May 21, 2009

Zvonareva named UNESCO-Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, Promoter of Gender Equality

Olympic medalist joins Venus Williams, Billie Jean King, Tatiana Golovin and Zheng Jie as a global promoter of efforts to create leadership opportunities for women (Full story …)

Wilson Racquet Sports | US Open Sweepstakes

Wilson is proud to announce the 2009 US Open Sweepstakes contest! As the Official Ball of the US Open, Wilson is once again giving tennis consumers throughout the US a chance to go to the 2009 US Open. Following last... (Full story …)

May 8, 2009

Penn Serves up Golden Giveaway Promotion for Summer

PHOENIX — For a limited time this summer, specially marked 4-packs of Penn Championship and Pro Penn+ tennis balls will include free gifts as part of Penn’s Golden Giveaway promotion. Included in the pack are free gifts ranging from a... (Full story …)

May 4, 2009

USTA Celebrates Extraordinary Tennis Growth and Twelve Years of May as National Tennis Month

Tennis Participation Increases 43% in Eight Years, is now the Fastest Growing Traditional Sport in the U.S. USTA To Serve Up More than 150 “Tennis Block Parties” Across the United States and Feature Tennis Legends Billie Jean King and John McEnroe During the Month (Full story …)

EA’s Grand Slam Tennis to Hit Retail One Week Early

New Wii MotionPlus Compatible Products Now Ship June 8 (Full story …)

April 20, 2009

USPTA announces Tennis - for the health of it! advisory council for 2009-2010

The United States Professional Tennis Association named the members of the Tennis — for the health of it! advisory council for 2009-2010. The mission of the council is to ensure that all components of Tennis — for the health of... (Full story …)

April 15, 2009

Prince Gives Big 'Thank You' to Tennis Players for Growing the Sport

Tennis Racquet Leader Launches Nationwide Program Giving Instant $20 Off Any of its New EXO3 Racquets - No Questions Asked (Full story …)

March 25, 2009

Tennis Channel Selects Tennis' Top-Five 'Chokes' Ever

French Open and Wimbledon are the Backdrops for the Five Biggest Chokes (Full story …)

March 24, 2009

Tennis Across America celebrates 20 years of grassroots tennis

Tennis is a great way to get fit and the United States Professional Tennis Association continues to take the game to new, current and former players through the Tennis Across America™ program. The 20th annual Tennis Across America day will... (Full story …)

March 13, 2009

You Cannot Be Serious!! John McEnroe Headlines Legends to Be Featured in EA SPORTS Grand Slam Tennis

Feisty Tennis Champion Makes Videogame Debut (Full story …)

March 6, 2009

The Nomination Committee's proposal Regarding the Board of Directors of Björn Borg AB (publ)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Regulatory News: The Nomination Committee of Björn Borg will, at the annual general meeting 2009, propose that Monica Elling and Fabian Månsson be elected as new members of the Board of Directors of Björn Borg. Fabian Månsson, born... (Full story …)

February 26, 2009

Grand Slam Tennis Leads EA SPORTS Wii Lineup This Summer

New Wii MotionPlus Compatible Products Launching in June (Full story …)

February 20, 2009

PTR Expresses Concern

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), although delighted by the issuance of a travel visa for Andy Ram, expresses deep concern about the denial of the same for Shahar Peer to compete in Dubai last week. Peer’s... (Full story …)

February 18, 2009

Tennis Channel Dubai Statement

Tennis Channel regrets to inform our viewers and tennis fans that we are canceling our upcoming coverage of the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships in Dubai, U.A.E, originally scheduled for this weekend. Unfortunately the event will exclude a single player who... (Full story …)

USTA Florida Announces New Partnership

Tennis Life Magazine Becomes New Official Section Publication (Full story …)

February 5, 2009

Hop-A-Razzi Makes Fetching Tennis Balls Easy

Innovative ball basket with wheels and adjustable handle allows quick pick-up and play (Full story …)

December 15, 2008

Tennis Channel Asks Viewers to PIck Best Matches of 2008

You Make The Call Lets Fans Rank Network’s Top 10 Matches of 2008, to Appear in Prime Time December 22-31 (Full story …)

December 11, 2008

U.S. Tennis Participation Continues to Increase Dramatically

2008 USTA/Tennis Industry Association (TIA) study shows highest number of players (26.9 million players) in 15 years; Total play occasions rise 13% to more than 600 million (Full story …)

December 3, 2008

Red Ledges Development Offers Tremendous Value with Golf and Tennis Amenities Created by Legends Jack Nicklaus, Cliff Drysdale and Jim McLean

HEBER CITY, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Red Ledges, a development in the beautiful valley of Heber City, Utah, is the world’s only recreational community offering golf and tennis amenities created by legends Jack Nicklaus, Cliff Drysdale and Jim McLean. Red Ledges is a... (Full story …)

November 17, 2008

'On This Day in Tennis History' Book is the Latest Release from New Chapter Press

Compilation of Historical and Unique Tennis Events The Ideal Holiday Gift for Tennis Fans (Full story …)

November 6, 2008

Tennis Channel Asks Viewers to Name Most Stylish Players in Tennis

Fans Vote Online for Stars with Most Fashion Sense Results Featured in Special Episode of Original Series Open Access Sunday, Nov. 23 (Full story …)

October 28, 2008

ACSM Survey Predicts 2009 Fitness Trends

Health and fitness professionals again rank education and experience number one in annual poll (Full story …)

October 2, 2008

Florida Cabinet Formally Accepts New Play Tennis Specialty License Plate

USTA Florida Section Foundation, the charitable arm of USTA Florida, excited about revenue possibilities (Full story …)

October 1, 2008

Tennis Great Maria Sharapova and Canon U.S.A. Form a Doubles Team to Raise Awareness for Breast Cancer

Canon Contributes $150,000 to the American Cancer Society® to Honor 10-years of Support in the Fight against Breast Cancer (Full story …)

August 27, 2008

Tennis Governing Bodies Appoint Jeff Rees as Director of Tennis Integrity Unit and Adopt Uniform Anti-Corruption Code

The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, ATP, International Tennis Federation (ITF) and the Grand Slam Committee announced today both the appointment of Jeff Rees as Director of the sport’s newly formed Tennis Integrity Unit and the landmark adoption of a uniform... (Full story …)

USTA to Launch Wide-Ranging Green Initiatives

Billie Jean King to Serve as Campaign Spokesperson. Evian© Natural Spring Water Supporting New On-Site Recycling Program Natural Resources Defense Council Partners As Strategic Advisor On All Initiatives (Full story …)

August 25, 2008

Ready, Set, Serve: Rums of Puerto Rico Serves Up Hip Rum Cocktails at BNP Paribas Taste of Tennis

NEW YORK — For the second consecutive year, the flavors of Puerto Rico, from cool rum cocktails to hot rum-inspired dishes created by Chef Wilo Benet of Pikayo restaurant and Mario Pagan of Chayote restaurant, both in San Juan, Puerto... (Full story …)

July 30, 2008

HEAD Partners With European Beach Tennis Championships

KENNELBACH, AUSTRIA — HEAD International signed a contract with Tennis Europe to become the official ball and paddle partner for the European Beach Tennis Championships. The European Beach Tennis Championships will take place in Riccione, Italy from July 31st to... (Full story …)

July 21, 2008

USPTA Texas Division Southwest Tennis Buying Show to be held in Houston

-- More than 100 buyers are expected -- (Full story …)

June 24, 2008

A Lifelong Match

A Lifelong Match Court 11 of the John Drew Smith Tennis Center in Macon, Ga., served as the venue for a doubles pairing when avid recreational players Tara Wasson and Rich Taylor of the nearby town of Warner Robins tied... (Full story …)

June 18, 2008

Chase, USTA Make For an Exciting Match

Chase Announces USTA Visa Signature Card with Flexible Rewards (Full story …)

June 16, 2008

2008 US Open Theme Art Showcases Unique Elements of Sport, Entertainment and Pagentry

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 16, 2008 -- The USTA today unveiled the official 2008 US Open theme art. The design capitalizes on the US Open ad campaign, “It’s Showtime,” and depicts the US Open as a one-of-a-kind event located in... (Full story …)

Peter Fleming to Open Exclusive Tennis Resort in Central Florida

Heritage Key, home of Peter Fleming’s Power Tennis, provides upscale living and world-class tennis, minutes from some of the most visited tourist destinations. (Full story …)

June 10, 2008

Governor Crist Signs 'Florida Tennis' Speciality License Plate Bill

USTA Florida Section Foundation, the charitable arm of USTA Florida, Announces new license plate for tennis fans (Full story …)

April 3, 2008

Enel Becomes Official Partner of the ATP

London, United Kingdom -– The ATP, governing body for men’s professional tennis, today announced that Enel, Europe’s second largest energy company, has become an official partner of the ATP. As well as becoming the ATP’s official electricity partner, the three... (Full story …)

March 26, 2008

World's First Tennis Match on Water Played at Gansevoort South in Miami

Playing On Water Injecting the sport with a dose of mainstream glamour, Sony Ericsson successfully engineered the world's fist-ever tennis match on water, played yesterday at the rooftop pool of the new Gansevoort South hotel in South Beach, Miami. Balanced... (Full story …)

March 20, 2008

Dunlop's Million Dollar Madness Starts in March

Fans to Follow Dunlop Tour Team for a Chance at $1 Million. (Full story …)

March 5, 2008

Prince Sports Looking for an Experienced Product Manager

Prince Sports, Inc., founded in 1970, is a leading global racquet sports brand. Prince is enjoying rapid growth because of its revolutionary O3 racquet technology, various other product innovations, and a solid management team. An important strategic initiative in Prince’s... (Full story …)

December 21, 2007

2007 -- A Record Year for Tennis in the U.S.

Records Set for US Open Attendance and US Open Series TV Viewership. Number of People Playing Tennis Tops 25 Million. U.S. Captures Davis Cup Title for First Time in 12 Years (Full story …)

December 11, 2007

Tennisworks Helps Clubs and Retailers Increase Revenue

Software solutions allow managers to showcase products and services (Full story …)

November 2, 2007

The Koz Wants You To Win a Babolat Racquet

Tennis Channel’s “Inside Tennis With The Koz” host Dave "KOZ" Kozlowski will be offering his TV viewers and website visitors a chance to win new Babolat oversized racquets. Babolat, the presenting sponsor of “Inside Tennis With The Koz”- the awarding... (Full story …)

October 26, 2007

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports Extends Billing

PHOENIX – October, 26 2007 -– HEAD Penn Racquet Sports today announced that the company will extend remittance dates for all bills currently due from Southern California retailers in response to the fires in and around San Diego, CA. “It... (Full story …)

October 1, 2007

Prince Creates Custom Racquets for Nintendo Wii Gamers

Tennis Leader Expands Brand Visibility to Gaming Community and New Retail Channels (Full story …)

September 27, 2007

PGA TOUR Superstores Now Carry USPTA Instructional Tennis DVDs

Atlanta stores are first to carry USPTA DVDs. (Full story …)

September 17, 2007

World’s Top 8 Tennis Players to be Cast as Chinese Terracotta Warriors

Shanghai, China — The ATP, governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuit, has commissioned a sculptor to create Terracotta Warriors of the best eight tennis players in the world to mark the Tennis Masters Cup, the prestigious circuit ending... (Full story …)

September 4, 2007

Prince Sports, Inc. Joins Fight to Improve Environmental Practices in Sports

Tennis Leader Joins Billie Jean King’s GreenSlam Initiative (Full story …)

August 28, 2007

Billie Jean King Launches GreenSlam

NEW YORK — Sports legend and social activist Billie Jean King is launching GreenSlam, an eco-conscious initiative to harness the power of sports, beginning with tennis, to create socially responsible change with positive environmental impact. One year after the home... (Full story …)

August 13, 2007

Wilson Racket Sports Highlights Commitment to Environmental Responsibility With New Green Initiative

CHICAGO — Wilson Racquet Sports today announced the details of their new Green Initiative, a program committed to developing and implementing environmentally responsible products and manufacturing procedures across the racquet brand’s major product categories. As the world’s leading racquet sports... (Full story …)

July 10, 2007

Sign Up for Court Activity Monitor

Sign up your facility for the new Court Activity Monitor (CAM), which will provide a monthly count of tennis activity in your area and in the U.S. The simple—and free—online form at www.GrowingTennis.com takes just a few minutes to fill... (Full story …)

TIA Expands Insurance for Members

To help meet the needs of retailers and facilities, the TIA has expanded its insurance offerings to members with TIA TennisInsure. The new program includes liability, property, auto, umbrella, and workers’ compensation insurance. Previously, the TIA offered only product liability... (Full story …)

June 26, 2007

New Gamma Products for 2007

Smart Grip™ Overgrip — New Micro-Textured, Thin Overgrip Smart Grip™ Overgrip is the only grip that grips you back! The micro-textured DermaGrip™ surface grips your hand for more traction and control. Most importantly, the elastic backing material stretches thin providing... (Full story …)

April 26, 2007

Ivan Lendl Teams Up With Trion:Z in Tennis

Eight-Time Grand Slam Singles Champion joins Trion:Z as official Tennis Spokesman (Full story …)

April 25, 2007

HEAD announces shareholders payment

HEAD N.V., a leading global manufacturer and marketer of sports equipment, announces its intention to make a payment of circa Euro 7,500,000 to its shareholders. (Full story …)

 

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