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October 10, 2016

Haas joins PlaySight team

Tommy Haas is the latest tennis superstar to join the PlaySight team! Tommy has spent some time training and playing on SmartCourts as he gears up for a return to competition, and he is also excited to help us expand... (Full story …)

September 27, 2016

Groppel named Tennis Industry advisor

The co-founder of Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute brings his experience in health, fitness and tennis to advise on strategies to increase awareness and the impact of tennis. (Full story …)

September 7, 2016

Hunt named CMO at Universal Tennis

Universal Tennis announced today former USTA marketing exec Sue Hunt has been named its Chief Marketing Officer. Hunt will oversee the digital and marketing efforts for Universal Tennis and its Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), a new system for rating players... (Full story …)

June 16, 2016

Feldman to join USTA Southern

Will become Director of Community Development. volunteer recruitment, customer service are other responsibilites. (Full story …)

June 6, 2016

Cloer joining Lake Norman Tennis Center

Mat Cloer will be joining long time associate, Steve Smith, at the new Lake Norman Tennis Center in Mooresville (near Charlotte, North Carolina). Their goal is to develop an all encompassing educational tennis program that will make an impact on... (Full story …)

April 25, 2016

Rome TC selects management team

Rome, GA - The office of the Rome City Manager is pleased to announce the new management team for the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College. Tom Daglis has been appointed Executive Director of the Rome Tennis Center at Berry... (Full story …)

April 4, 2016

Ward joins Tennis Channel

Sports-Network Advertising Veteran to Open Chicago Office for Network (Full story …)

April 1, 2016

PBI appoints Zondag president

Magnolia, Texas — Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world’s leading tennis management company, has announced the promotion of René Zondag to serve as the company’s new President, effective April 1st. Peter Burwash, the company’s Founder and Chairman, who will remain... (Full story …)

March 24, 2016

Master joins Connecticut Open team

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies announces that 20 year media industry veteran Randy Master has joined its corporate partnerships department. Master will be responsible for leveraging the success of the tournament, its strong WTA player... (Full story …)

March 4, 2016

Tennis Channel on Bud Collins

This statement can be attributed to Ken Solomon, president, Tennis Channel: “With the rest of our industry and tennis fans everywhere, we at Tennis Channel are saddened by the passing of our friend and colleague Bud Collins, the game’s most... (Full story …)

Bud Collins passes away at 86

Longtime tennis journalist and TV tennis analyst Arthur “Bud” Collins died March 4 at his home in Brookline, Mass. He was 86 years old. Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1994, Collins starting writing tennis for the... (Full story …)

February 8, 2016

Wilson appoints Maule regional director

CHICAGO - Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today Michael (Mickey) Maule has joined the organization as its new Regional Commercial Director, Racquet Sports, Americas. Previously, Maule served as National Sales Manager, USA, for Babolat. Prior to his time at Babolat,... (Full story …)

February 4, 2016

Wilson appoints Pound national director

CHICAGO - Wilson Sporting Goods Co., announced today Iain Pound has been promoted to National Sales Director for Wilson Racquet Sports. In this role, Pound will lead the brand’s sales efforts in the specialty tennis channel in the US. Previously,... (Full story …)

January 9, 2016

Stingley joins PTR headquarters staff

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce that Marc Stingley has joined the staff as Diversity & Inclusion Coordinator. Prior to his move to Hilton Head Island, Stingley spent 12 years at Fred Wells... (Full story …)

December 10, 2015

ASBA elects new officers and directors

Ellicott City, MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate... (Full story …)

Lappin named PTR MN member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February 17-20... (Full story …)

Despard earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that David Despard of Parrish, Florida, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. Despard is Director... (Full story …)

December 9, 2015

ITHF elects chair and vice-chair

Chairman Christopher Clouser will complete an extended term on December 31, after eight years in the leadership role and an unprecedented period of growth for the organization. (Full story …)

December 3, 2015

Tecnifibre announces new manager

Miami, FL - Tecnifibre USA, Inc. is excited to announce Alexandre Papineau as its new Promotion and Marketing Manager for the United States market, effective December 1st, 2015. Tecnifibre’s structure is growing in the U.S. and the company has responded... (Full story …)

November 11, 2015

Ajay Pant has been promoted

Ray Benton, CEO, announced today that Ajay Pant has been promoted to Senior Vice President Operations for College Park Tennis Club, Home of the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC). In addition to managing the flagship College Park, Maryland, location ,... (Full story …)

November 3, 2015

Hall of Famer Davies has passed away

Hall of Famer Mike Davies, a influential tennis executive credited with paving the way for today’s professional tennis tours, among his many contributions to the sport, passed away peacefully at home today following an extended illness. He was 79 years... (Full story …)

November 2, 2015

ITHF names Board of Governors

EWPORT, R.I. - Nine individuals hailing from varied backgrounds in business, media, and technology, but all with a shared passion for the sport of tennis have been elected to the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.... (Full story …)

October 5, 2015

Simon to become WTA CEO

Steve Simon, the BNP Paribas Open Tournament Director and Indian Wells Tennis Garden Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed WTA Chief Executive Officer, it was announced today. Simon will be leaving the tournament and venue at the end of November.... (Full story …)

September 11, 2015

LSI names Matsueda to marketing position

LSI Industries Inc. has named Jay Matsueda as Senior Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications for the Lighting Solutions division. Matsueda will be responsible for all aspects of marketing strategy and execution, public relations, trade shows, collateral, site content, social... (Full story …)

August 17, 2015

Wilson re-signs Dimitrov

New Pro Staff 97S Collaboratively Designed with Dimitrov to Offer Classic, Pure Pro Staff Feel and Unparalleled Precision + Spin for Attacking-Style Players (Full story …)

August 6, 2015

K-Swiss taps Ogle as Sr. Director of Sales

Brian Ogle is the new senior director of global sales and marketing for K-Swiss. His new responsibilities include developing a global voice for tennis, creating sales programs and strategies, overseeing the footwear/apparel/accessories product lines, and developing partnerships with retail partners... (Full story …)

August 5, 2015

USTA to rename press center to honor Collins

“Bud Collins US Open Media Center” Will be Officially Named Over Labor Day Weekend (Full story …)

June 29, 2015

WTT poised for growth, says BJK

Looking ahead to the launch of the 40th season of World TeamTennis (WTT) on July 12, Billie Jean King reflects with pride on the numerous accomplishments by the league she co-founded in 1974. (Full story …)

June 2, 2015

PTR names Pierce and Garvin

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) President, Roy Barth, has named two prominent women in international tennis as Presidential Appointees to the PTR Board of Directors. With the appointments of Garvin and Pierce, PTR gains the expertise... (Full story …)

May 12, 2015

Russell appointed new CEO of ITA

SKILLMAN, NJ - Dr. Timothy Russell has been appointed by the ITA Board of Directors as the new CEO of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, with his role set to begin on July 1, 2015. A special appointed ITA Search Committee,... (Full story …)

April 30, 2015

Tecnifibre appoints SoCal brand ambassador

Tecnifibre USA has officially appointed Gerald Mathews as a Brand Ambassador for Southern California and made him apart of the Tecnifibre Pro Staff for the West. As a brand ambassador, Gerald’s role will be to demo, review and sell Tecnifibre... (Full story …)

April 15, 2015

Thelma Coyne Long has passed away

The Australian tennis champion won 19 major titles over the span of two decades. In 1952, she won the singles, doubles, and mixed doubles titles at the Australian Championships. (Full story …)

March 20, 2015

DiBiase to lead U.S. subsidiary

Boulder, Colo. - Babolat, the longest running tennis-specialized company in the world, has tapped Susan DiBiase as the new General Manager of Babolat USA. Susan DiBiase has served as Babolat USA Marketing Director since 2007. As General Manager, DiBiase will... (Full story …)

February 25, 2015

Djokovic interview in WSJ. Magazine

Tennis superstar Novak Djokovic will be featured on the cover of WSJ Magazine. Inside the March Men’s Style issue, the world’s No. 1 player talks about his new role as a father; his reaction to losing a match; and the... (Full story …)

February 21, 2015

Thompson named PTR Professional of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, is... (Full story …)

February 19, 2015

Top lineup headlines Tennis Industry conferences

Emmy-winning sportscaster Ted Robinson, coaching legend Nick Bollettieri, WTA Chief Stacey Allaster among speakers at Tennis Summit and Tennis Facility Conference in March in California (Full story …)

February 18, 2015

Tennis Channel promotes Bodenmann

Syndicated National Television Association Founder, Madison Avenue Veteran to Oversee Accounts, Manage New York Staff (Full story …)

January 24, 2015

Hestley earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Ben Hestley, Director of Tennis at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master... (Full story …)

January 15, 2015

Upson named ITHF COO

Upson, formerly head of the United States Bowling Congress, joins the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum leadership team at an exciting time for the organization. The Hall of Fame is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion, including the development of a new museum and expanded tennis facilities. (Full story …)

January 12, 2015

Benjamin announces retirement from ITA

Benjamin's four decades of extraordinary service will conclude this summer (Full story …)

January 6, 2015

Marghoob joins PTR Sport Science Committee

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce an addition to its advisory staff. World renowned dermatologist, Dr. Ashfaq A. Marghoob joins Drs. Mark Kovacs, Jeff Chandler, Ben Kibler and Jim Loehr, and nutritionist Page... (Full story …)

January 5, 2015

Sussman earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Noah Sussman, of Boulder, Colorado, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

December 30, 2014

TI magazine names 2014 'Champions'

Bahram Akradi, the founder, president and CEO of the Life Time Fitness chain of clubs, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2014 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2015 issue. Akradi led off the magazine’s 14th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 23, 2014

Carrillo earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Lisandro ‘Eduardo’ Carrillo, of Visalia, Califronia, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

December 21, 2014

ASBA elects new officers and directors

Forest Hill, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate... (Full story …)

Robb earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Jenny Robb, of Birmingham, Alabama, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

Flick earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Jared Flick, of Midland, Michigan has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of Tennis... (Full story …)

Batsula earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Olya Batsula, of Atlanta, Georgia, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of Tennis... (Full story …)

December 1, 2014

Kid named sales manager for Volkl

Volkl adds key person to help grow the brand (Full story …)

Mason promoted to president of HEAD USA

Greg Mason has been named president of HEAD USA Racquet Sports. Mason, who previously was vice president of sales and marketing for HEAD USA, also serves at the president of the TIA. “Greg has been the driving force behind the... (Full story …)

November 25, 2014

ITHF mourns the loss of Cheney

The Southern California native was known for truly exuding the concept that tennis is a sport of a lifetime, having played well into her 90s and winning 391 national titles. (Full story …)

September 18, 2014

Stenning and Woolard named Life Trustees

The designation recognizes individuals who have shown tremendous commitment to serving the organization and supporting efforts for its growth. (Full story …)

September 10, 2014

Martin elected CEO of ITHF

10 New Board Members also elected, including Hall of Famers, Tennis Industry Leaders, and Global Business Leaders. The elections took place at the Hall of Fame's Annual Board Meeting on September 5. (Full story …)

August 28, 2014

Pasarell named by ITHF

NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Tennis Hall of Fame has appointed longtime tennis industry leader Charlie Pasarell to be Chairman of the organization’s International Committee. This committee is focused on growing awareness for the Hall of Fame’s mission in the... (Full story …)

August 26, 2014

USPTA recognizes industry leaders

NEW YORK — The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored those who stand out and go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry at the Tennis Teachers Conference on Saturday evening. USPTA, the world’s oldest and... (Full story …)

August 25, 2014

Gamma hires Merritt

Ken Merritt Will Build Team GAMMA Around Elite Players, Pros, Coaches and Academies (Full story …)

August 20, 2014

Tennis Channel adds Mattek-Sands

LOS ANGELES — Bethanie Mattek-Sands - a 2012 mixed doubles Australian Open champion - is adding her tennis knowledge and know-how to Tennis Channel’s US Open coverage team Monday, Aug. 25 - Wednesday, Aug. 27. Sidelined from tournament play with... (Full story …)

August 19, 2014

Langer joins Tennis Channel

Sports Media Executive Takes Department Helm, Advancing Long-Term Strategy and Increasing Network Opportunities (Full story …)

August 18, 2014

Williams becomes managing partner of TMC

Long Time Tennis Industry Veteran to oversee all company operations (Full story …)

August 15, 2014

Wilson augments Racquet Sports division

CHICAGO, IL. — Wilson Sporting Goods Co. today announced the addition of two seasoned professionals to the Racquet Sports division. Nick Gonzales was named Global Marketing Director and Tim Buwick was chosen as U.S. Promotions Director for Racquet Sports. In... (Full story …)

August 7, 2014

WTT Smash Hits coming to London

McEnroe, Clijsters, Henman, and Lisicki headline all-star lineup for charity event (Full story …)

July 22, 2014

Orr joins HEAD Penn team

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD Penn Racquetball is excited to announce that Mike Orr has signed a contract as the company’s newest sponsored racquetball player. Orr joins HEAD Penn as a nationally ranked age division champion and one of the top... (Full story …)

July 21, 2014

Longacre named acting head pro

Sea Colony, Bethany Beach, DE — Austin Longacre, the University of Delaware’s all-time career singles win leader upon his graduation, joins the Sea Colony Tennis Center as Acting Head Pro for the 2014 summer season. In addition to teaching private... (Full story …)

July 10, 2014

Groth and Karlovic into Newport semifinals

NEWPORT, R.I. — Australian Samuel Groth made his way into his first ATP World Tour semifinal at Newport today, defeating defending champion Nicolas Mahut, 6-3, 6-4. “I’ve got myself in great shape,” reflected Groth on his recent rise. “I’m not... (Full story …)

July 7, 2014

Karlovic, Johnson, and Ram win at Newport

No. 1 American John Isner, two-time finalist Lleyton Hewitt, and defending champion Nicolas Mahut are among those in action on Tuesday for a big day of tennis at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships (Full story …)

June 23, 2014

California Sports Surfaces appoints Futty

Andover, Massachusetts — California Sports Surfaces, the leading supplier of world renowned acrylic sport surfacing brands DecoTurf, Plexipave, Plexitrac, and Rebound Ace announced that Randy Futty has been named to the position of Vice President, Business Development. Futty was previously... (Full story …)

June 2, 2014

Machholz named Promotions Manager for US

Volkl to grow grass-roots support (Full story …)

May 19, 2014

Antigua Tennis names Brian Barth

Peoria, AZ — The Antigua Group, Inc., the official apparel sponsor of the 2014 Family Circle Cup, today announced the hiring of Brian Barth as Territory Manager for Northern California and Northern Nevada, including the key San Francisco and San... (Full story …)

Courier joins Tennis Channel team

Hall of Famer, 1991 and 1992 French Open Champion adds Fourth Major to Tennis Channel Duties; Joins Adams, Annacone, Carillo, Davenport, Eagle, Gimelstob, Haber, Macatee, Navratilova, Robinson, Shiras, Stubbs and Wertheim. More than 250 Hours Planned for Two-Week Clay-Court Pinnacle, with 70 Live or First-Run Match Hours and 37-Plus First-Run Hours of Nightly French Open Tonight (Full story …)

May 12, 2014

USPTA hires Parnell as Legal Counsel

HOUSTON - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) announced today George Parnell will serve as the organization’s legal counsel, advising USPTA on all legal matters and governance within the association effective immediately. Parnell comes to USPTA with nearly 30... (Full story …)

May 1, 2014

PTR names Parkkonen Director of Development

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that it has named Brian Parkkonen as Director of Development, a post vacated when Steve Keller was promoted to Director of Education earlier this year. Parkkonen earned PTR Master... (Full story …)

March 27, 2014

ITHF appoints Lofdahl-Bentzer

NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Tennis Hall of Fame has appointed former Swedish tennis pro Ingrid Lofdahl-Bentzer as Vice Chairman of the Enshrinee Nominating Committee. This committee is critical to the foundation of the organization’s mission, as its focus is... (Full story …)

March 21, 2014

Embree to serve on ITHF Board of Directors

HOUSTON — On March 21, USPTA CEO and Executive Director John Embree was formally invited to serve on the International Tennis Hall of Fame Board of Directors as a Tennis Association Director. Embree accepted the nomination and will begin serving... (Full story …)

March 20, 2014

Tomic joins Head tennis family

Miami, Florida — HEAD is proud to announce that 21-year-old Australian Bernard Tomic has joined the HEAD tennis family. The current No. 74 in the ATP’s singles world ranking signed a long term contract with the brand and will endorse... (Full story …)

Dunlop names Humayun as new manager

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop today announced Hassan Humayun as its new Territory Manager for the Southwest region. Humayun, based in Las Vegas, will be responsible for managing the sales and promotion of the Dunlop brand, including Dunlop Tennis, Squash, and... (Full story …)

March 13, 2014

HEAD Penn sales management changes

HEAD is pleased to announce a structural change in their sales management team. Effective immediately Joe Keenan will be promoted to National Sales Manager in charge of all HEAD Penn USA’s sales efforts. Joe has an impressive history in the... (Full story …)

January 25, 2014

AO sweepstakes winners tie the knot

Matt Wiens and Sally Purdy left Blaine, WA, earlier this month to see the 2014 Australian Open as winners of the annual Tennis Channel Australian Open Sweepstakes. They returned home a week later as Matt and Sally Wiens. In addition... (Full story …)

Drysdale announced as conference keynote

The 2014 TIA Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference is proud to announce this year’s keynote speaker, Cliff Drysdale. Both on and off the court, 2013 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee Cliff Drysdale is one of the most popular... (Full story …)

January 24, 2014

Courier to be featured at inaugural 'Summit'

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — Former world No. 1 and current TV tennis analyst and Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier will be a featured guest at the inaugural Tennis Industry Association “Future of Tennis Summit,” to be held March 11-12... (Full story …)

January 10, 2014

Sharapova announces Sugarpova + ITHF partnership

NEWPORT R.I. — Sugarpova, a premium candy line that reflects the fun, fashionable, sweet side of international tennis sensation Maria Sharapova announced today their partnership with the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum in Newport, R.I. Sugarpova is the... (Full story …)

January 9, 2014

Austin returns for Tennis Channel Academy

2014 Edition of Weekly Tennis Lessons Begins Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET (Full story …)

December 6, 2013

Viking announces new GM

As part of the ongoing development of the Viking business we are pleased to announce the promotion of Ben Porter to the position of General Manager of Viking. As many of you know Ben has been an instrumental part of... (Full story …)

November 21, 2013

eBay Hire joins PTR

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that eBay’s new division, eBay Hire has signed on as a Corporate Member. Beyond buying and selling products, eBay Hire takes the eBay concept a step further by offering a... (Full story …)

October 25, 2013

Bollettieri visits Manchester by-the-Sea

MANCHESTER, MA — MAC tennis players and coaches train hard, build confidence, win championships and, on occasion, spend the weekend with a sports legend. Now through Sunday, October 27, junior and adult tennis players will have the chance to take... (Full story …)

October 7, 2013

New appointments to the ITHF Board

Nine corporate and tennis industry leaders have been appointed to the Board of Directors, and longtime board leaders Rosalind Walter, Peggy Woolard, and John Reese have been named Life Trustees of the organization. (Full story …)

October 4, 2013

Three earn USPTA Master Professional distinction

ORLANDO — The United States Professional Tennis Association honored three of its members for achieving Master Professional status, the highest professional rating within the tennis profession. Craig Bell, Ian Griffin and Adrian Rattenbury were all honored at the annual awards... (Full story …)

September 27, 2013

USPTA recognizes leaders in tennis

ORLANDO — The United States Professional Tennis Association honored those who stand out and go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry at the annual USPTA World Conference on Friday. USPTA, the world’s oldest and largest association... (Full story …)

Cap promoted to Director of Membership

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that Helma Cap has been promoted to Director of Membership for the organization. Cap started her career in tennis working for Dennis Van der Meer in 1976. She graduated... (Full story …)

September 25, 2013

BB&T Atlanta Open names tournament director & CDO

BRINGS EXTENSIVE SPORTS MARKETING AND SALES BACKGROUND (Full story …)

September 19, 2013

Stenning to step down as ITHF CEO

NEWPORT, R.I. — At the recent annual meeting of the Board of Directors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, CEO Mark L. Stenning announced that he will step down from his position in September 2014. Stenning began... (Full story …)

September 5, 2013

ITHF announces nominations for 2014

WTA Stars Lindsay Davenport, Mary Pierce, Conchita Martinez, Wheelchair Tennis Great Chantal Vandierendonck, and Industry Leaders Nick Bollettieri, Jane Brown Grimes, John Barrett nominated for International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2014 (Full story …)

August 29, 2013

'Bud Collins' series premieres

Documentary on Father of Televised Tennis and "Mark Twain of Our Era" Debuts Monday, Sept. 2, During 2013 US Open (Full story …)

July 4, 2013

Unique Sports announces deal with Anderson

Unique Sports is excited to announce a multi-year deal with Kevin Anderson to endorse Tourna Grip. Kevin who stands 6’ 8” and is known for his big serve and heavy forehand, has been relying on Tourna Grip his entire career,... (Full story …)

June 19, 2013

Bollettieri, Braden, and Wilkinson to be inducted

Induction Ceremony will take place during USPTA World Conference in Sept. (Full story …)

June 18, 2013

Courier joins Tennis Channel's Wimbledon team

Hall of Famer, U.S. Davis Cup Captain to Offer Analysis, Commentary During Sixth Year of Nightly Wimbledon Primetime Navratilova, Davenport, Macatee, Carillo and Gimelstob back in London for Network (Full story …)

June 17, 2013

ITHF mourns the loss of Gene Mako

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Board of Directors and Staff of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum mourn the loss of Hall of Famer Gene Mako, who won four major doubles titles in the 1930s and was ranked in... (Full story …)

May 20, 2013

Faber named USTA Serves executive directory

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and USTA Serves announced today that Dan Faber has been named Executive Director of USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA. In this role, Faber will be dedicated... (Full story …)

May 14, 2013

Laver to be honored with Eugene L. Scott Award

Laver will also make a special appearance at the Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend in July to participate in the Enshrinement Ceremony in honor of fellow Australian tennis great and 2013 Hall of Fame enshrinee, Thelma Coyne Long. (Full story …)

May 5, 2013

Tennis Channel statement on the passing of Drewett

Statement from Ken Solomon chairman and CEO, Tennis Channel (Full story …)

April 8, 2013

Rheborg new Gamma regional sales manager

I am pleased to announce that Bjorn Rheborg, based out of Atlanta, has joined the GAMMA Sports Sales Team as the Regional Sales Manager for Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Southern Virginia. Bjorn’s passion for Tennis and extensive sales... (Full story …)

March 27, 2013

Luigi Bertino named PTR Clinician of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament,... (Full story …)

March 22, 2013

Phil Vivian Named PTR Tester of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament,... (Full story …)

March 18, 2013

Virginia Hunt joins Tennis Channel

Seasoned Sports and Entertainment Broadcasting Executive Joins Programming Team (Full story …)

March 6, 2013

Prince Global Sports appoints CEO

BORDENTOWN, N.J. — Mike Ballardie has been named CEO of Prince Global Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of global racquet sports equipment, footwear and apparel in tennis and squash. He has been responsible for operations in the eastern hemisphere... (Full story …)

March 2, 2013

Dunlop names new territory manager

Dunlop today announced Ray Harrison as its new Territory Manager for Florida and Southern Alabama. Harrison will handle key racquet sports accounts, including the South Florida, Gulf Coast and Northern Florida markets. Harrison, based in the Tampa area, will be... (Full story …)

February 19, 2013

Keith Evans joins Aer-Flo

Bradenton, FL — Aer-Flo, Inc., manufacturer of TUFFY®, the Official Tennis Windscreen of USPTA, proudly announces that KEITH EVANS is now National Sales Manager of its Tennis Division. Keith has experienced a sterling career in tennis, excelling at all levels.... (Full story …)

February 4, 2013

USPTA mourns the death of Heckler

HOUSTON — Tim Heckler, former chief executive officer of the United States Professional Tennis Association, passed away this morning in Houston after suffering a heart attack. He was 71 years old. “We are shocked and saddened by this loss,” said... (Full story …)

January 31, 2013

Har-Tru Sports appoints Lynch

Charlottesville, Va. — Har-Tru Sports (Har-Tru) made an announcement today that it has named Tracy Lynch director of sales. Har-Tru has been focusing on sales strategies that line up with the company’s efforts to bring innovative products to market that... (Full story …)

January 29, 2013

Heath named CMO for the ITHF

NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announce the promotion of Mary Heath to the new position of Chief Marketing Officer. A career sponsorship and events professional, Heath has been the Senior Director... (Full story …)

January 16, 2013

Mojer named Social Media Manager for HEAD Penn RB

Specialty media professional joins team (Full story …)

January 15, 2013

USPTA Mid Atlantic Division names Kearns

Charlottesville, VA — The Mid Atlantic Division of the USPTA has announced that Patrick Kearns of Charlottesville, Virginia has joined the Division as the Executive Director. Kearns brings with him over 25 years of experience working within the tennis industry.... (Full story …)

Tennis Channel statement on Drewett

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — “Tennis Channel stands with our tennis family in keeping Brad [Drewett] and his loved ones in our thoughts and prayers,” said Ken Solomon, chairman and CEO, Tennis Channel. “He and the ATP have our full support during... (Full story …)

Novenstern joins Tennis Channel as VP

Madison Avenue Sports-Media Veteran will Broaden Current Brand-Integration Endeavors, Seek New Partners Across Major Sponsor Categories (Full story …)

December 19, 2012

ITHF mourns the loss of Larsen

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Board of Directors and Staff of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum mourn the loss of a great American tennis champion and World War II veteran, Art “Tappy” Larsen. He passed away on December... (Full story …)

December 6, 2012

ASBA Elects New Officers and Directors

Ellicott City, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election and installation of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate... (Full story …)

November 15, 2012

Bob Hewitt Suspended from ITHF

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Executive Committee of the International Tennis Hall of Fame has voted to indefinitely suspend South African tennis player Bob Hewitt from the Hall of Fame. Hewitt was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1992. The... (Full story …)

October 25, 2012

ITHF mourns the loss of duPont

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Board of Directors and Staff of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum mourn the loss of one of America’s great early tennis champions, former world No. 1 Margaret Osborne duPont. She passed away yesterday... (Full story …)

October 11, 2012

USPTA names Embree as new CEO

The United States Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors and Search Committee has hired industry veteran John Embree as the new CEO/Executive Director. Embree will take the administrative reigns from Tim Heckler, who will retire at the end of the... (Full story …)

September 19, 2012

ITHF elects officers

Eight new directors have been named to the board, including corporate leaders and a former WTA professional. In addition to the new members of the Board of Directors, Christopher E. Clouser was elected as chairman, Mark L. Stenning as chief executive officer, Stan Smith as president, Donald L. Dell as vice chairman, Barbara A. Georgescu as vice chairman, Nancy von Auersperg as treasurer, and Peggy H. Woolard as secretary. (Full story …)

September 14, 2012

USPTA names new CEO/Executive Director

HOUSTON — The United States Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors and Search Committee has hired industry veteran John Embree as the new CEO/Executive Director. Embree will take the administrative reigns from Tim Heckler, who will retire at the end... (Full story …)

September 8, 2012

Dunlop names new SW territory manager

Dunlop today announced Ralph Shaw as its new Territory Manager for the Southwest. Shaw will handle racquet sport accounts throughout Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas and Southern Nevada. Shaw, who is based in Southern California, will be responsible for managing... (Full story …)

September 6, 2012

ITHF names 2013 inductees

Australia's Thelma Coyne Long is nominated in the Master Player Category. ESPN tennis broadcaster Cliff Drysdale, and tennis industry leaders Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac are nominated in the Contributor Category. (Full story …)

August 31, 2012

Dunlop names new territory managers

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop today announced Kit Rohm and Vicky Franz as its new Territory Managers for the Southern California. Rohm and Franz will handle racquet sport accounts throughout Southern California (excluding San Diego). Both are based in Orange County,... (Full story …)

August 23, 2012

Alonso Appointed to PTR Board of Directors

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the appointment of Leo Alonso, of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to its Board of Directors. Alonso has been a member of the organization for more than 30 years, and has served... (Full story …)

August 20, 2012

Tennis Channel names Courier

Multiyear Deal Puts Hall of Famer, U.S. Davis Cup Captain with analysts Navratilova, Austin and Davenport beside veteran sportscasters Macatee, Carillo, Robinson and Other Members of New York On-Air Team Network adds Live Lead-in Show, Plans Almost 245 Dedicated Hours During Two-Week Event, with 70+ Hours of Live Coverage, including Prime-Time Labor Day Weekend Matches, and Close to 30 Original Hours of US Open Tonight and Breakfast at the Open (Full story …)

August 14, 2012

Wittus joins the Sea Colony Tennis Center

Craig Wittus spent 5 years as a touring professional, reaching top 50 world rankings in both singles and doubles. Following his playing career, he continued his success as one of the world's top coaches. The Sea Colony Recreational Association is professionally managed by ResortQuest Delaware. (Full story …)

August 13, 2012

HEAD USA announces new role for Barnett

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD USA announced today that they have re-organized responsibilities within the company and will merge the Customer Service and Communications areas. Allison Barnett will become Customer Service and Communications Manager and will oversee the daily operations of... (Full story …)

July 25, 2012

USTA hires F. Skip Gilbert

Former USA Triathlon and USA Swimming Executive Joins USTA as Managing Director, Professional Tennis Operations, and US Open Tournament Manager. (Full story …)

June 22, 2012

Tennis Channel extends Macatee's role

Multiyear Agreement Keeps Sports Broadcasting Star at all Four Majors. Changes in store for Fifth Year of Wimbledon Primetime as Mary Carillo Joins Telecast and 14-Hour Coverage Windows are Unveiled with New, State-of-the-Art Set. (Full story …)

June 21, 2012

ITHF mourns the loss of Kelleher

NEWPORT, R.I. — The Board of Directors and Staff of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum mourns the loss of Judge Robert J. Kelleher, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000. Judge Kelleher passed away... (Full story …)

June 18, 2012

Dunlop Names New SE Territory Manager

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop today announced Browder McGill as its new Territory Manager for the Southeast. McGill will handle racquet sport accounts throughout inland Georgia, South Carolina (excluding Charleston and Hilton Head), Alabama, Tennessee and North Carolina. McGill, who will... (Full story …)

June 4, 2012

Rowe to oversee HoF Championships

Rowe will manage all aspects of the Campbell's Hall of Fame Tennis Championships, the annual ATP World Tour event, which will be held July 9 - 15. (Full story …)

May 26, 2012

USTA Eastern names new Executive Director

Jill Fonte to Lead Eastern on New Charge to Grow Tennis Participation (Full story …)

April 28, 2012

Gigi Fernandez earns USPTA certification

2010 International Tennis Hall of Fame inductee receives Professional 1 certification (Full story …)

April 20, 2012

Tim Heckler USPTA Master Professional

Tim Heckler has worked as USPTA’s CEO since 1982. Previously, he served eight years on the national USPTA Executive Committee, including four years on the national Board of Directors. He was elected USPTA president in 1980 and 1981, and was... (Full story …)

April 2, 2012

Kovacs to Lead PTR Sport Science Committee

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Dr. Mark Kovacs has been chosen by PTR President, Jorge Andrew, to chair the organization’s new Sport Science Committee. For five years, Dr. Kovacs has been a presenter at... (Full story …)

March 27, 2012

Sea Island appoints Steve Hall

Squash Pro Returns to the Courts to Lead Renowned Resort’s Squash Program (Full story …)

March 20, 2012

Tennis Channel extends contract with Carillo

Broadcast to Provide Match Commentary, Overall Analysis at Upcoming Sony Ericsson Open in Miami, and Wimbledon (Full story …)

March 4, 2012

Andrew Named President of PTR

Hilton Head Island, SC — At the recent PTR Symposium, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced Jorge Andrew has been named President of its Board of Directors for a three year term. Andrew, who accepted the reigns from outgoing President, Jean... (Full story …)

Gladstone to Receive Service Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which included 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis trade... (Full story …)

February 26, 2012

Anderson Named PTR Professional of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards this week during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis... (Full story …)

February 22, 2012

Seggie Named PTR Humanitarian of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards this week during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis... (Full story …)

Cerretani Named PTR Male Player of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards this week during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis... (Full story …)

February 17, 2012

Bluewater Bay partners with Cliff Drysdale

Bryce Cunningham Installed as New Director of Tennis (Full story …)

February 14, 2012

Ward Named PTR College Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards this week during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis... (Full story …)

February 9, 2012

Davies to be inducted to the ITHF

Davies is the first 2012 Inductee to be announced. The remainder of the Class of 2012 will be announced within the month ahead. The Induction Ceremony will be July 14, 2012 in Newport, R.I. Currently serving as CEO of the New Haven Open in Connecticut, Davies has long been an influential leader in the tennis industry worldwide, having held executive roles at some of the sport's most important global organizations, including the ATP and the International Tennis Federation. (Full story …)

February 8, 2012

Rydberg Named PTR Wheelchair Pro of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis trade show... (Full story …)

February 2, 2012

Dunlop names new leaders

Hall and Hines Begin 2012 In New Roles (Full story …)

January 30, 2012

Sprecher to receive PTR Media Excellence Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards in February during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis... (Full story …)

January 18, 2012

USTA names Abrams

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that D.A. Abrams has been named the organization’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer. In this role, Abrams will focus on developing and innovating the USTA’s diversity and inclusion... (Full story …)

January 3, 2012

USPTA's Heckler to Retire in December 2012

Tim Heckler today announced that he will retire from his position as chief executive officer of the United States Professional Tennis Association in December 2012, after 30 years in the position. (Full story …)

December 19, 2011

RSI Names 2011 'Champions of Tennis'

Pat Freebody, who recently retired from the U.S. Tennis Association after decades of service to the sport of tennis in various capacities, has been named 2011 “Person of the Year” by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2012 issue. Freebody led off the magazine’s 11th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, companies and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

November 30, 2011

PTR Signs Two Corporate Members

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Fuzzy Yellow Balls and reBounces have signed on as Corporate Members. Fuzzy Yellow Balls is a website where tennis players can learn how to play tennis online for free,... (Full story …)

November 28, 2011

Sue Hunt Named USTA CMO

Oversees all Professional and Community Tennis Marketing and Advertising Outreach for the Sport’s National Governing Body (Full story …)

November 15, 2011

Dunlop taps Barth as territory manager

Northern California and northern Nevada. (Full story …)

October 24, 2011

ITHF names Frost CDO

NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is pleased to announced the appointment of Christine Frost to the new position of chief development officer. Frost comes to the Hall of Fame with more than twenty years... (Full story …)

October 3, 2011

Martin to serve as USTA director at large

Todd Martin Replaces Jeff Tarango as One of Three Elite Athletes on the Board (Full story …)

August 30, 2011

Courier, Wilander join Tennis Channel US Open Team

Former Grand Slam Champions to Offer Commentary from Flushing Meadows This Week (Full story …)

August 17, 2011

Croft to work for RB Warehouse

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA — Racquetball Warehouse, official retailer of USA Racquetball and the International Racquetball Tour, has announced the hiring of top ranked professional player, Ben Croft. Croft will join the team as Business Manager with additional responsibilities as... (Full story …)

August 15, 2011

Personnel changes at Midtown Tennis

Staples to become Senior Advisor; Insko to become Head Professional (Full story …)

July 28, 2011

Walling Named by USTA Southern

Director of Adult Tennis and Section League Coordinator (Full story …)

July 20, 2011

Enberg and Campbell Soup to be honored

Dick Enberg, a 13-time Emmy award winning broadcaster, will be presented with the Eugene L. Scott Award and Campbell Soup Company will receive the Joseph F. Cullman 3rd Award. Both awards will be presented at The Legends Ball, a gala social event during the US Open for the benefit of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. (Full story …)

July 19, 2011

Adidas, ASBA join ITF as TIA Board Members

The Tennis Industry Association has added David Malinowski, the tennis category manager for adidas, and Fred Stringfellow, the executive director of the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), to its board of directors. Malinowski and Stringfellow join Dave Miley of the... (Full story …)

July 12, 2011

GAMMA Hires Chris Nauman as Sales Manager

Pittsburgh, PA — Gamma Sports (GAMMA) has announced the hiring of Chris Nauman as National Sales Manager for the GAMMA tennis specialty sales channel in the United States. Chris brings an extensive background in building sales forces and sales representative... (Full story …)

July 4, 2011

John Embree Joins Donnay USA

Tennis industry veteran John Embree has joined Donnay USA as a consultant to be its director of sales and lead marketing efforts in the U.S., the racquet brand announced. Embree has served in a variety of capacities in his 30-plus... (Full story …)

June 22, 2011

Burkitt named as Dunlop Territory Manager

Eppelsheimer expands role as Promotions Manager (Full story …)

June 7, 2011

USTA names Jones Youth Director

Will be Responsible for Youth Competition, with focus on 10 and Under Tennis and USTA Jr. Team Tennis (Full story …)

June 2, 2011

ITHF Mourns the Passing of Pauline Betz Addie

Winner of 5 major titles, Addie was the preeminent female tennis professional of the 1940s, and was inducted to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1965. (Full story …)

June 1, 2011

Neighbor named Regional Sales Manager

Now handling the western region for Dunlop. (Full story …)

May 12, 2011

Tennis Channel signs Mary Carillo

Renowned Sportscaster, Tennis Champion to Join French Open, US Open On-Air Teams (Full story …)

W&S hires new tournament director

NFL franchiese executive Vince Cicero Tapped to Lead One of World’s Largest Professional Tennis Events (Full story …)

May 3, 2011

GAMMA Hires Jeff French

Will be Regional Sales Manager for Midwest Territory (Full story …)

April 12, 2011

USTA 'Joining Forces'

Comprehensive Program to Impact 4,000 National Guard and Reserve Service Members and Families as Part of USTA’s Growing Commitment to Military Personnel and Families USTA Tennis on Campus Chapters to Engage Veterans in Transition Back to Civilian Life (Full story …)

April 5, 2011

ITF’s Miley Joins TIA Board of Directors

Dave Miley, the International Tennis Federation’s executive director of Tennis Development, is the newest member of the Tennis Industry Association’s board of directors. “We’re pleased to have Dave as the ITF representative,” said TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer. “We’re... (Full story …)

April 1, 2011

PTR Signs Two Corporate Members

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that BoomerTennis.net and Solar Bat Leverage have signed on as Corporate Members. BoomerTennis.Net, the ultimate online tennis club, combines robust social networking opportunities with significant consumer discounts and expert, age... (Full story …)

March 20, 2011

Djokovic and Nishikori Team-up

Lead Japan Crisis Relief Effort in Miami (Full story …)

February 1, 2011

Mats Wilander Joins JTCC Team

Seven Time Grand Slam Champion is Newest Senior Advisor (Full story …)

January 30, 2011

Amalvy to Head AFP Sports Service

PARIS — Vincent Amalvy, 50, has taken over as head of sports at Agence France-Presse. He is the first former head of the photo department to take the reins of a major general service at AFP. Amalvy started out in... (Full story …)

January 26, 2011

Babolat Team Meeting

Over 40 Teaching Pros gathered in Atlanta on January 21st at Dunwoody Country Club for the 2nd Annual Georgia Team Babolat Meeting. Dave Dwelle, Southern Regional Sales Manager and Kevin Klabunde, Southern States Territory Sales Rep. presented Babolat’s new 2011... (Full story …)

January 12, 2011

Courier Switches to Donnay Racquets

Courier will exclusively play and represent Donnay and its new ultra-thin-beamed X-Series Red 99. (Full story …)

December 15, 2010

Kournikova is New Cardio Tennis Spokesperson

Tennis star Anna Kournikova is the new spokesperson for the popular Cardio Tennis program and will appear in a public relations campaign to promote the program. “The sport of tennis gives your whole body a workout, and Cardio Tennis takes... (Full story …)

November 23, 2010

TCA Promotes Mahoney To Senior VP

CHICAGO — Steven Schwartz, president of Chicago-based Tennis Corporation of America (TCA) has announced the promotion of Michael Mahoney, 52, to Senior Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Mahoney recently celebrated his 32nd year with the company. As Senior Vice... (Full story …)

November 19, 2010

Barth Reappointed as Davis Cup Committee Chairman

KIAWAH ISLAND, SC — Roy Barth, longtime Director of Tennis at Kiawah island Golf Resort, has been reappointed Chairman of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Davis Cup Committee for 2011-2012. Jonathan Vegosen, the incoming President of the USTA, made... (Full story …)

November 18, 2010

ITF Wheelchair Tennis Ambassador Selected

Six Ambassadors including Brad Parks Named to Promote Wheelchair Tennis Worldwide (Full story …)

October 28, 2010

Jim Courier Named U.S. Davis Cup Captain

Two-Time Davis Cup Champion and Former World No. 1 Signs Multi-year Agreement to Lead United States Davis Cup Effort (Full story …)

October 25, 2010

Caffardo and Muller-Wehlau receive Awards

James O'Hara Sargent Sportsmanship Awards presented by Rolex Watch USA. (Full story …)

October 6, 2010

Paul Garron honored with USTA/USPTA Award

For community service. (Full story …)

September 23, 2010

Babolat Recognizes Top Retailers and Reps

Michael Lynne Honored as Retailer of the Year (Full story …)

TIA's Muir Confirmed for 2nd Term

Three New Members Join Board (Full story …)

September 20, 2010

Dan Santorum Receives ITF Service Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — At the International Tennis Federation’s (ITF) Annual Meeting in Washington DC, and the USTA Annual Meeting in New York City, PTR CEO, Dan Santorum received the ITF Service to the Game Award. The award is... (Full story …)

September 10, 2010

ITHF Announces New Directors

Eleven worldwide business and community leaders are appointed to the Board of Directors (Full story …)

September 7, 2010

Hank Aaron Among USTA Honorees

Event to Honor Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion (Full story …)

September 1, 2010

NSGA Elects Baugh, Raynor and Stahl

Hall of Fame Induction Will Be Held at NSGA Management Conference & Team Dealer Summit Next May. (Full story …)

August 18, 2010

Gordon Boggis: CEO of Prince

Gordon Boggis is CEO of Prince Sports, Inc. He recently joined Prince from Aerobics Inc., a leading company within cardio fitness equipment. At Aerobics, Mr. Boggis served for five years as President and CEO, leading the company into a new... (Full story …)

August 11, 2010

Whitlinger to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Indianapolis, Ind. — John Whitlinger of Stanford, Calif., (formerly of Neenah, Wis.) will be inducted into the 2010 USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame on December 4 in Indianapolis, Ind. The 2010 USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take... (Full story …)

August 10, 2010

Sam Cook to Join Prince as GM

Bordentown, NJ — Sam Cook will be joining Prince as General Manager of its business in the United States and Canada. The appointment will become effective September 1, 2010 and signals Prince’s commitment to growing its business in the U.S.... (Full story …)

July 22, 2010

New Tennis Director Named at Caneel Bay

A Rosewood Resort. (Full story …)

July 14, 2010

Courier honored by Farmers Classic

LOS ANGELES — Jim Courier will be introduced as Tournament Honoree for the 2010 Farmers Classic, presented by Mercedes-Benz, during a special ceremony on opening night, Monday, July 26, of the Olympus US Open Series and ATP World Tour 250... (Full story …)

July 12, 2010

Andrew Young Named Honorary Chairman

In the First of its 2010 Olympus US Open Series Legacy Program, USTA to Refurbish Tennis Courts at the Andrew and Walter Young YMCA. (Full story …)

July 9, 2010

ITHF will present Sportsmanship Awards July 10

Four USTA Junior Tennis Players from Around the Nation will be Honored for their Sportsmanship in a ceremony hosted in conjunction with the annual Hall of Fame Induction. (Full story …)

Burwash Elected to USTA NorCal Hall of Fame

Peter Burwash, President of Peter Burwash International(PBI), will be inducted into the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame during a special ceremony on Thursday, July 29 in conjunction with the Bank of the West Classic, a Sony Ericsson WTA Tour... (Full story …)

July 6, 2010

Hall of Fame Exo to Feature 2010 Inductees

Newport, R.I. — In conjunction with the 2010 Hall of Fame Induction Weekend, the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I. will host an exhibition match featuring the newest inductees to the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Sunday,... (Full story …)

July 4, 2010

Top U.S. Junior Kudla Signs With Tecnifibre

Tecnifibre signed a multiyear agreement with the No. 1-ranked U.S. junior player, Denis Kudla. At the age of 17, he is one of the best juniors in the world, reaching as high as No. 3 in the world in January... (Full story …)

July 3, 2010

Serena Wins 4th Wimbledon

Chicago — Serena Williams made her presence known as she defended her Wimbledon title to Vera Zvonareva of Russia during the final match on Saturday. The match was all about Serena’s well known power game as she defeated Zvonareva in... (Full story …)

July 2, 2010

7 To Join Tennis Hall of Fame July 10

Newport, RI — The International Tennis Hall of Fame will present the highest honor available in tennis to seven legends of the game on Saturday, July 10 at 12:30 p.m. The Induction Ceremony will take place on the historic grass... (Full story …)

July 1, 2010

Dunlop Signs World No. 2 Squash Player

Greenville, SC - Dunlop has signed 22 year old Egyptian squash sensation Ramy Ashour. Ashour, the World Number Two and most highly publicized squash player in decades, inked a long term deal to play Dunlop. He joins Nick Matthew (No.... (Full story …)

Travis Mettenbrink Joins Prince/Ektelon

Bordentown, NJ - Prince has added Travis Mettenbrink to its team as the newest Indoor Sales Representative. Mettenbrink, will become the second dedicated Indoor Court Sales Representative for Ektelon Racquetball and Prince Squash, joining Mike Orr who was appointed as... (Full story …)

June 30, 2010

4 Juniors Win Novo Nordisk Scholarships

New York, NY - Kelsey Aho, 18, of Marietta, Ga., and Melanie Nolt, 19, of Manheim, Pa., have been named the 2010 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Award national recipients. Aho and Nolt, who are both tennis standouts with Type I Diabetes,... (Full story …)

USPTA 'Footwork' Show to Air on Tennis Channel

“On Court with USPTA” is the cable TV show produced by the USPTA. In the episode “Footwork Solutions Part 1 - Baseline side to side,” USPTA Master Professional Lorenzo Beltrame demonstrates the importance of developing good footwork to be a... (Full story …)

LA YWCA to Honor Venus Williams

Los Angeles — The YWCA Greater Los Angeles (YWCA GLA) will honor multiple grand slam tennis champion and entrepreneur Venus Williams at its Phenomenal Woman Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, July 13, 2010 from 11:30am-2pm. The event will be held in... (Full story …)

Suiter Named USTA Southern TSR for Georgia

Atlanta, GA - USTA Southern has announced that Mark Suiter has been hired this month as a tennis service representative (TSR) for Georgia. Suiter has enjoyed a 36-year professional teaching career. He served most recently as the tennis director at... (Full story …)

June 29, 2010

Williams' Book Shows How Sports Help Build Success

Venus Williams is a proven winner on the court, combining her talent, drive and hard work to master the game of tennis and win multiple Grand Slam titles. But how does that drive serve her off the court and how... (Full story …)

BJK Special to Air on ESPN July 3

The debut of Billie Jean King’s “Homecoming with Rick Reilly” special on ESPN will air this Saturday, July 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern, with a second airing Friday, July 9 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern on ESPN2. “Homecoming” is an extraordinary... (Full story …)

June 28, 2010

USPTA Warns About Job-Offer Scams

The USPTA recently emailed a letter to all members warning against bogus job offers in which applicants sent money to foreign addresses in hopes of securing a job as a tennis pro. The letter is reproduced here: Dear member, A... (Full story …)

June 27, 2010

Prince Congratulates Isner on Epic Victory

Bordentown, NJ — When John Isner finally won the longest match in tennis history, he tossed the Prince racquet he had been wielding for 183 games, over 11 hours, and collapsed to the Wimbledon grass. The 6 foot 9 inch... (Full story …)

June 22, 2010

USTA/Midwest Section Unveils Image Campaign

"Play it Forward" (Full story …)

June 17, 2010

Dunlop Hires Philip Mintz

Key Component to Sales Force Restructuring as Northern Regional Sales Manager (Full story …)

June 15, 2010

John Embree resigns from Prince

Bordentown, NJ — John Embree has agreed to resign from his position as President of Prince Americas as of Friday, June 11, 2010. “John is highly respected within the tennis community in the USA, has a wide personal fan base... (Full story …)

June 14, 2010

Connors to be Lead Wimbledon Analyst

Tennis Legend to Appear on Tennis Channel's Wimbledon Primetime with Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova, Host Bill Macatee. (Full story …)

June 11, 2010

IMG sponsors Atlanta Tennis Championships

Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri/IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy staff to highlight “Kid’s Day” (Full story …)

June 8, 2010

Babolat Taps Jérôme Pin as Managing Director

Former Lacoste Executive to Lead U.S. Operations (Full story …)

May 6, 2010

USPTA's Gill Recognized

Vice president receives Distinguished Club Award for Ibis Golf & Country Club. (Full story …)

May 5, 2010

Robert Lee, founder of Lee Tennis, 85

Robert Lee, founder of Lee Tennis Products in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one of the founders of the U.S. Tennis Court and Track Builders Association, which later became the American Sports Builders Association, died on April 5. He was 85 years... (Full story …)

April 20, 2010

Robert Lee, founder of Lee Tennis, 85

Robert Lee, founder of Lee Tennis Products in Charlottesville, Virginia, and one of the founders of the U.S. Tennis Court and Track Builders Association, which later became the American Sports Builders Association, died on April 5. He was 85 years... (Full story …)

April 19, 2010

Tennis Channel Names Alexsondra S. Fixmer

Director, Business and Legal Affairs (Full story …)

April 15, 2010

USTA Player Development boosts Staff

Lee Hurst Hired As USTA National Coach for USTA Training Center-East; Bret Waltz and Ryan Curtis Named Strength and Conditioning Specialists (Full story …)

April 12, 2010

USTA names Lewis H. Sherr

Former Madison Square Garden and Time Warner Executive Joins USTA as Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships. (Full story …)

April 8, 2010

Carillo Named President of USTA Serves

Noted Tennis Personality and Emmy Award-Winning Sportscaster. (Full story …)

PTR Signs Two Corporate Members

*Hilton Head Island, SC - - *Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Racquet Network and Russell Tennis Academy have signed on as Corporate Members. Racquet Network is a worldwide network of racquet sports players and coaches based in Calgary, Canada.... (Full story …)

April 7, 2010

Darling Tennis Center now USTA Certified

Las Vegas Facility Becomes 11th USTA Certified Regional Training Center, Expanding USTA Player Development’s Programming Throughout the Country. (Full story …)

April 2, 2010

PGA TOUR Superstore and Focuses on Tennis

Hires Industry Veteran Tiffany Grayson. (Full story …)

March 23, 2010

AAHPERD Hires Dr. E. Paul Roetert as CEO

Reston, VA, March 23, 2010: The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is pleased to announce that E. Paul Roetert was named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for AAHPERD beginning September 1, 2010. Dr. Roetert comes to... (Full story …)

March 16, 2010

PTR Signs Three New Corporate Members

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that the Institute of Sport Science for Tennis (ISST), Tennis Business Solutions, and Tennissmith have signed on as Corporate Members. Institute of Sport Science for Tennis (ISST) specializes in improved... (Full story …)

March 11, 2010

Larkin Named Executive Director for USTA Serves

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA announced today that Deborah Slaner Larkin has been named Executive Director of USTA Serves - Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA. In this role, Larkin will be... (Full story …)

March 9, 2010

ITHF Honors Heinz Grimm

Swiss receives the Golden Achievement Award. (Full story …)

Solomon to serve on PCAH

Ovation Chairman and Tennis Channel CEO/Chairman Joins Committee Dedicated to Furthering the National Commitment to the Arts (Full story …)

March 3, 2010

Roy Barth Elected to PTR Board of Directors

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Roy Barth, of Charleston, South Carolina, has joined its Board of Directors as Treasurer. He replaces Skip Hartman, of New York City, who served in the position from 2003.... (Full story …)

February 23, 2010

Dr. Mark Kovacs Honored

Receives PTR’s Stanley Plagenhoef Award. (Full story …)

February 18, 2010

Gustavus Adolphus Set to Host Competition

10th Annual ITA Division III Men's Team Indoor Championship. (Full story …)

February 17, 2010

PTR Presents Annual Awards

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2010 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis... (Full story …)

February 15, 2010

Sanam Singh Receives Sportsmanship Award

UV player recognized by ITA. (Full story …)

Amanda Granson Receives Sportsmanship Award

Duke player recognized by the ITA. (Full story …)

February 11, 2010

Stacey Allaster announced as speaker

WTA Tour Chairman & CEO. The Global Sports Industry Summit takes place from September 28 - October 1, 2010. (Full story …)

February 1, 2010

Tennis Channel Adds Lee Schlazer

Vice President, Distribution. (Full story …)

January 19, 2010

Völkl Hires Edoardo Artaldi

To be Global Tour Manager. lans to “get back” on Tour begin with Key Personnel (Full story …)

January 12, 2010

HEAD USA Strengthens Organization

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD USA has promoted Kevin Kempin from his role of President Racquet Sports Division to CEO HEAD USA. With his new role Kempin will have full responsibilities for HEAD USA’s Racquet Sports and Winter Sports divisions. “Kevin... (Full story …)

January 11, 2010

USTA Names Harlan Stone CBMO

USTA will Combine All Sponsorship, Marketing, and Communications Efforts Under Long-Time Sports Industry Pro (Full story …)

ATP Appoints Kate Gordon VP of Communications

London, United Kingdom — Kate Gordon has been appointed Vice President of Corporate Communications for the ATP, ATP President and Executive Chairman Adam Helfant announced today. Gordon brings a wealth of global communications experience to the Tour, having worked at... (Full story …)

January 8, 2010

CBO Pierce O'Neil to Depart USTA

Fifteen-Year Run Generated over $1.0 billion in Revenue for USTA and Unparalleled Growth of US Open. O’Neil to Consult with USTA to Ensure Smooth Transition. (Full story …)

December 15, 2009

Bryan Brothers Returning to LA Tennis Open

World No. 1 Team Owns Record Five LA Titles. Twins Join del Potro, Djokovic in 2010 Event (Full story …)

December 3, 2009

Kempin appointed as CEO and President of HEAD USA

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD announced today that Kevin Kempin, President of HEAD Penn Racquet Sports, has been appointed as CEO and President of HEAD USA with responsibility for Racquet Sport and Winter Sport Divisions. Throughout his 17 years with HEAD... (Full story …)

November 18, 2009

Etcheberry Experience Signs as PTR Corporate Member

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Etcheberry Experience has signed on as a PTR Corporate Member. The Etcheberry Experience provides PTR members discounted prices on Etcheberry Strength and Condition Certification, as well as other Etcheberry... (Full story …)

November 17, 2009

ASBA Elects New Officers and Directors

Ellicott City, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the election of its officers and directors for the coming year. The new slate will take... (Full story …)

November 3, 2009

Industry Loses Walter Montenegro

Tennis and racquet sports industry innovator Walter Montenegro died on Nov. 3 in New Jersey. He had celebrated his 100th birthday this past August. Montenegro was born Aug. 25, 1909, in San Jose, Costa Rica. He earned an accounting degree... (Full story …)

October 14, 2009

Rubin Added to Advanta WTT Smash Hits

Event to raise funds for AIDS charities; tickets on sale now (Full story …)

October 13, 2009

Tennis Channel Promotes Simon to COO

LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, today promoted entertainment-industry veteran William Simon to chief operating officer, in addition to his current role as chief financial officer.... (Full story …)

September 30, 2009

John Craig Wins USPTA Personal Web Site Contest

The United States Professional Tennis Association is very excited to announce that John Craig of Santa Ana, Calif., is the grand-prize winner of the association’s personal Web site contest. Craig is a Pro 1 and six-year member. His Web site... (Full story …)

USTA Announces 2008 Awards

Recreational Coach Workshop Trainer and Host Site of the Year. (Full story …)

September 26, 2009

Kramer memorial service held

LOS ANGELES — International Tennis Hall of Famer Jack Kramer was remembered on Saturday during a memorial service in Straus Stadium at the Los Angeles Tennis Center on the UCLA campus. Several hundred spectators filled the stadium seats, just as... (Full story …)

September 25, 2009

Maine’s Greene Named USPTA Pro of the Year

Robert Greene Jr., of Rangeley, Maine, who is the director of tennis at the Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in Dixville Notch, N.H., received the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Alex Gordon Award for the Professional of the Year. Greene, a... (Full story …)

September 24, 2009

Cutler Receives Top Education Credit Earner Honors

During its annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis held Sept. 21-26 at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa on Marco Island, Fla., the United States Professional Tennis Association recognized those members who make... (Full story …)

Nine Earn USPTA Master Professional Distinction

Nine tennis professionals recently earned recognition as Master Professionals in the United States Professional Tennis Association, the highest professional rating within the tennis profession. They are: Lorenzo Beltrame, Windermere, Fla. - director of tennis and athletic mental training at the... (Full story …)

September 23, 2009

Tribute scheduled for Kramer

There will be a memorial service for International Tennis Hall of Famer Jack Kramer, Saturday September 26, from 11 AM - 1 PM, at Straus Stadium in Los Angeles. Kramer passed away September 12 at age 88. Kramer led the... (Full story …)

September 22, 2009

Evert Teams Up with Hood for Tennis Weekend

Fans Can Win a Chance to Play Tennis With Chris and Mingle With Celebrities (Full story …)

September 8, 2009

Tennis Greats and Celebrities to Attend ITHF Benefit

Star-Studded Guest List Includes Martina Navratilova, Monica Seles, Tracy Austin, Robin Roberts, Miss USA Kristen Dalton and The Real Housewives of NYC and More (Full story …)

Ashe Inducted into US Open Court of Champions

International Media Selects Champion and Humanitarian to be Honored in Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday evening, September 10. President Bill Clinton to be Featured Speaker in Ceremony Broadcast Live on ESPN2. (Full story …)

September 4, 2009

WTT Names Mountford as Senior VP

New York, N.Y. — World TeamTennis has named tennis industry veteran Bill Mountford as senior vice president. Mountford, who will be based in WTT’s New York City headquarters, will oversee staff in several key areas of operations including marketing, communications,... (Full story …)

August 28, 2009

Baldwin Joins King as USTA Expands its Green Initiatives

Venus Williams Designs 100% Organic T-Shirt Natural Resources Defense Council Partners As Strategic Advisor On All Initiatives (Full story …)

August 27, 2009

HEAD USA Appoints New CEO and New President

*Phoenix, AZ — * HEAD announced today that Jeremy Sherwood, Executive Director Global Sales & Marketing, in addition to his current role has been appointed as CEO of HEAD USA with responsibility for Racquet Sport, Winter Sport and Diving Divisions.... (Full story …)

August 10, 2009

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 …)

ITHF Honors Brown-Grimes and Reese

NEWPORT, RI — International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Chairman Christopher E. Clouser has announced that Jane Brown-Grimes and John Reese are the 2009 recipients of the prestigious Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award recognizes outstanding service by a Hall... (Full story …)

USPTA Member Montenegro Celebrates 100th Birthday

Walter Montenegro, the oldest current member of the United States Professional Tennis Association, turns 100 on August 25. Montenegro, who is a Professional 1 member, joined the association in 1940 when it was called the Professional Lawn Tennis Association, giving... (Full story …)

July 27, 2009

Cox Signs with IMG

Rising Tennis Star Chooses IMG for Worldwide Management and Marketing Representation (Full story …)

July 21, 2009

USTA's Clayton Joins Women's Sports Foundation Board of Trustees

Clayton Joins 27-Member Board and Will Serve on Diversity Committee. Women’s Sports Foundation Founded by Social Justice Pioneer and Sports Icon Billie Jean King. (Full story …)

July 17, 2009

ABC's Roberts to MC 'Legends Ball' to Benefit the ITHF

Event to take place on September 11 at Cipriani in New York City. (Full story …)

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 …)

July 15, 2009

Sony Ericsson WTA Tour Appoints Stacey Allaster New Chairman and CEO

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—The Sony Ericsson WTA Tour announced today the appointment of Stacey Allaster, the Tour’s President since 2006, as the new Chairman and CEO of the world’s leading global sport for women. Allaster will begin her new role... (Full story …)

July 13, 2009

Tennis Channel Names Patrick Wilson Senior VP, Distribution

Network Affiliate Sales Veteran to Build on 20-Percent Growth in Viewer Base in 2008 (Full story …)

July 8, 2009

Babolat and John Newcombe Extend Marquee Partnership

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat announces that the company has extended its partnership with The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch. Since 2002, Babolat has been an exclusive partner for tennis racquets and strings and sponsor of the John Newcombe Tennis Academy and... (Full story …)

June 30, 2009

Dillman Named GM of Volkl and Boris Becker Divisions of Klip America

Sports/Consumer Products Exec to Manage Global Growth (Full story …)

June 22, 2009

Gamma Names Chuck Vietmeier as National Sales Manager

Pittsburgh, PA -June 18, 2009 - Gamma Sports, makers of the number one rated string product line in tennis, today announced Chuck Vietmeier as the National Sales Manager of the Year. Chuck will manage Gamma’s pro shop, consumer, large retail... (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 4, 2009

Troy Hahn Named USTA Coach

Former Florida All-American to Work with Female Players at USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. (Full story …)

June 2, 2009

Adam Milner Named Associate Publisher for the Tennis Company

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 1, 2009 - The TENNIS Company today announced the appointment of Adam Milner to the position of Associate Publisher for TENNIS Magazine, the world’s largest tennis title. In this role he will work to develop... (Full story …)

May 26, 2009

Robert Graham Retires from SPA Board

Global Squash News from the PSA: After a 23-year association with the Professional Squash Association, which started when he turned professional in 1986, Robert Graham has stood down as a member of the PSA Board. The US-based Englishman, a former... (Full story …)

April 23, 2009

USTA Chief Medical Officer to Serve on Advisory Council

The United States Professional Tennis Association announced that United States Tennis Association’s Chief Medical Officer, Brian Hainline, M.D., will join an already impressive group as part of the Tennis — for the health of it! advisory council for 2009-2010. In... (Full story …)

IMG Signs Vera Zvonareva

Russian Tennis Ace Selects IMG for Exclusive, Worldwide Management and Marketing Representation (Full story …)

Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association Names Brown-Grimes as New Chair

Wilmington, DE — Jane Brown-Grimes was appointed Chairman of the Rodney Street Tennis & Tutoring Association in Wilmington, DE; a USTA NJTL Chapter providing innovative tennis and educational enrichment programs to inner-city youth. Having just finished her 2-year term as... (Full story …)

April 13, 2009

Kelly Gunterman Named Director of Tennis at Amelia Island Plantation

Top-rated Gunterman Tennis Schools now year-round at leading Florida destination (Full story …)

Tennis Life Names Francesconi as Editor

Tennis industry publishing veteran joins fastest growing tennis magazine. (Full story …)

April 8, 2009

Dellis Cay Hosts VIP Suite During the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne

MIAMI—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Over the past twelve days, from March 25-April 5, 2009, private island Dellis Cay hosted a VIP Suite for the second straight year at the 2009 Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne, courtesy of Dr. Cem Kinay, CEO &... (Full story …)

April 6, 2009

Marcia Frost joins Examiner.com

Will be National College Tennis Examiner, specializing in college tennis. (Full story …)

March 25, 2009

USTA Serves Appoints Jamshid Ehsani of Greenwish, Conn., to it's Board of Directors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — USTA Serves - Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA, announced today the appointment of Jamshid Ehsani, of Greenwich, Conn., to its board of directors. Mr. Ehsani has served in... (Full story …)

March 23, 2009

Hall of Famer Butch Buchhholz to be Honored by International Tennis Hall of Fame and First Serve

NEWPORT, RI — This Thursday, March 26, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and First Serve will host a special evening honoring 2005 Hall of Famer Butch Buchholz while also celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Sony Ericsson Open. The... (Full story …)

March 17, 2009

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports Appoints New Penn Tennis Ball Manager

Phoenix, AZ — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports announces the appointment of Jeff Ratkovich as Sr. Business Manager - Penn Tennis Balls. He succeeds Jennifer Parker in this position who has held the position for the past 5 years. Jennifer has... (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 11, 2009

Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Hires Brad Gilbert to be Guest Coach

BRADENTON — IMG Academies, a division of global sports and entertainment company, IMG, announced today that they have entered into a relationship with tennis coach Brad Gilbert to be a guest coach. IMG Academies is the world’s largest, most successful... (Full story …)

USTA Serves Appoints Benjamin Doller to it's Board of Directors

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — USTA Serves - Foundation for Academics. Character. Excellence., the philanthropic and charitable entity of the USTA, announced today the appointment of prominent art world expert and auctioneer Benjamin Doller, of New York, N.Y., to its board... (Full story …)

March 10, 2009

Dunlop enhances its sales team

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop announced today that John Byron, Sheri Norris and Chris Watase have joined the company’s sales force, reporting to Western Regional Manager Steve Schultz. With the appointments, Dunlop bolsters its service and coverage to the pro and... (Full story …)

March 3, 2009

'Tennis Night in America' Serves Up a Winner

National Effort in 50 States at 700 Facilities Attracts Tens of Thousands of Kids, Parents (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 …)

Capestany Named PTR Master Professional

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2009 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 60-plus on court and classroom presentations, a tennis trade show and $25,000 Championships, is... (Full story …)

February 23, 2009

Tennis Channel Promotes Dean Hadaegh to Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President, Technical Operations

LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis, today announced the promotion of Dean Hadaegh to chief technology officer and senior vice president, technical operations. He... (Full story …)

Fernando Velasco Named PTR Male Player of the Year

*Hilton Head Island, SC — * Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2009 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 60-plus on court and classroom presentations, a tennis trade show and $25,000 Championships,... (Full story …)

February 18, 2009

Two USPTA Members Honored by USOC

The United States Olympic Committee honored USPTA members Anne Smith, Ph.D., and Rita Gladstone as part of its Coaching Recognition Program. Smith of Dallas, was honored with the “Doc” Counsilman Science Award for tennis for her contributions in the area... (Full story …)

Rich Francey Tapped for Babolat Western Regional Sales Manager

Boulder, Colorado — Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces Rich Francey has been tapped as Western Regional Sales Manager for the company. Francey has spent the last 26 years with Prince Racquet Sports, first as a teaching pro,... (Full story …)

January 14, 2009

Bob Bigelow to Kick Off PTR Symposium

*Hilton Head Island, SC — *Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that one of the country’s foremost speakers on coaching youth sports, Bob Bigelow, will kick off its International Tennis Symposium. The event will be held February 15-19, 2009, on... (Full story …)

January 13, 2009

ATP Appoints Adam Helfant as New Executive Chairman and President

London, UK - The ATP, governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuit, today announces the appointment of Adam Helfant as ATP Executive Chairman and President. Mr Helfant, 44, will begin his role with the ATP immediately and will be... (Full story …)

January 12, 2009

International Tennis Hall of Fame Mourns the Loss of 1964 Hall of Famer Sidney Wood

*NEWPORT, RI — *The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced the passing of Hall of Famer Sidney B. Wood. Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1964 alongside Don Budge, George Adee, George Lott, Alice Marble and Frank Shields,... (Full story …)

Ferris State University Announces Director of PTM Program and Racquet Facility Manager

Ferris State University is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Ameel as the Director of the Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program and Manager of the FSU Racquet & Fitness Center. Ameel comes to Ferris State from Bainbridge, Georgia where... (Full story …)

January 6, 2009

Lucy S. Garvin to Serve as USTA Chairman of the Board and President

Greenville, S.C. Resident Takes Office Through 2010 (Full story …)

December 31, 2008

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2008 'Champions of Tennis'

Dave Haggerty, the chief executive officer of Head USA and president of Penn Racquet Sports, has been named “Person of the Year” by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2009 issue. Haggerty led off the magazine’s eighth annual... (Full story …)

December 23, 2008

USTA Player Development Names Martin Blackman Senior Director for Talent Identification and Development

*WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., December 23, 2008 — *The USTA announced today that Martin Blackman has been hired as Senior Director for Talent Identification and Development for USTA Player Development. Blackman will be based at the USTA Training Facility in Boca... (Full story …)

December 16, 2008

HEAD Penn Racquet Sports Announces New Representatives

Phoenix, AZ - December 2008 — HEAD Penn Racquet Sports is pleased to announce two new Sales Representatives, Jason Thoerner and Chuck Bahn. Jason Thoerner is currently ranked in the Top 10 in the world for racquetball and has a... (Full story …)

December 15, 2008

Circle C Manager Named Senior Player of the Year

December 10, 2008 - Fernando Velasco received the “CATA Senior Player of the Year” from CATA upcoming president Ray Delk, during the Annual Meeting and Awards Night of the Capital Area Tennis Association held at the Courtyard Tennis Club on... (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 9, 2008

Babolat Taps Tim McCool as Managing Director of US Operations

Boulder, Colorado - December 9, 2008 - Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the company has hired Tim McCool as the new Managing Director of Babolat USA. After a five-month long intensive recruiting and interviewing process, Tim McCool... (Full story …)

October 29, 2008

Brown-Grimes to be Honored by ITHF

Special Tribute To Be Held On December 11 In New York City (Full story …)

Rob Grow Joins Prince as Director for USA Apparel

Tennis Equipment Leader Shows Further Commitment to Apparel Category (Full story …)

October 27, 2008

Quickstart Tennis Tips Online

The Fun New Way to Play Tennis With Your Kids This Fall Comes to Life at Playsportstv.com (Full story …)

October 20, 2008

Clearwater Women Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 4.0 Senior National Championships

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2008) - The women’s team from Clearwater, Fla., representing the USTA Florida Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 4.0 Senior National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden... (Full story …)

Lancaster/Manheim, Penn. Men Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 4.0 Senior National Championships

INDIAN WELLS, Calif. (Oct. 19, 2008) - The men’s team from Lancaster/Manheim, Penn. representing the USTA Middle States Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 4.0 Senior National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis... (Full story …)

Baton Rouge, Louisiana Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 4.5 Adult National Championships

TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 19, 2008 - The men’s team from Baton Rouge, La., representing the USTA Southern, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 4.5 Adult National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center in... (Full story …)

Ann Arbor, Michigan Women Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 4.5 Adult National Championship

TUCSON, Ariz. - OCTOBER 19, 2008 - The women’s team from Ann Arbor, Mich. representing the USTA Midwest Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 4.5 Adult National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center... (Full story …)

October 8, 2008

Babolat Welcomes Two New Additions to Sports Marketing Family

Boulder, Colorado - October 7, 2008 - Babolat, a leading manufacturer of tennis products, announces the promotion of Seth McKinley to Babolat Sports Marketing Manager for the Americas and Australia and the addition of Jackie Carleton and Steve Strecker to... (Full story …)

October 6, 2008

Welby Van Horn inducted into USPTA’s Hall of Fame

Welby Van Horn of Lake Worth, Fla., becomes part of an elite group as a grand inductee in the United States Professional Tennis Association Hall of Fame. Van Horn has been involved in many facets of tennis as a player... (Full story …)

Haverhill Women Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 5, 2008) - The women’s team from Haverhill, Mass., representing the USTA New England Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships held at the Amanda & Stacy Darling... (Full story …)

Salt Lake City Men Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 5, 2008) - The men’s team from Salt Lake City, representing the USTA Intermountain Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 2.5 Adult National Championships held at the Amanda & Stacy Darling... (Full story …)

Columbia, Maryland Men Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 3.0 Adult National Championships

TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 5, 2008 - The men’s team from Columbia, Maryland representing the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 3.0 Adult National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center in... (Full story …)

Seattle, Washington Women Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 30 Adult National Championships

TUCSON, AZ - OCTOBER 5, 2008 - The women’s team from Seattle, Washington, representing the USTA Pacific Northwest Section, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 3.0 Adult National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center... (Full story …)

October 1, 2008

PTR Hires Chief Operating Officer

Hilton Head Island, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Pat Decker has been named to the newly created position of Chief Operating Officer. Decker joins PTR with a wealth of experience. Since 1995, she has owned and managed... (Full story …)

September 30, 2008

Golfsmith Names Sue E. Gove Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Golfsmith International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOLF) today announced the appointment of Sue E. Gove as Executive Vice President | Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Gove will initially oversee finance, supply chain and distribution, human resources, information technology and loss... (Full story …)

September 29, 2008

Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Women Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 4.0 Adult National Championships

(Tucson, Ariz.) (September 29, 2008) - The women’s team from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., representing the USTA Florida, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 4.0 Adult National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson,... (Full story …)

Seattle Men Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 4.0 Adult National Championships

(Tucson, Ariz.) (September 29, 2008) - The men’s team from Seattle, representing the USTA Pacific Northwest, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 4.0 Adult National Championships held at the Randolph Tennis Center in Tucson, Arizona.... (Full story …)

Sacramento, California Women Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 5.0 Adult National Championships

INDIAN WELLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 - The women’s team from Sacramento, Calif., representing the USTA Northern California captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 5.0 Adult National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis... (Full story …)

Sacramento, California Men Crowned National Champions at USTA League Presented by Chrysler 5.0 Adult National Championships

INDIAN WELLS, CA - SEPTEMBER 28, 2008 - The men’s team from Sacramento, Calif. representing the USTA Northern California, captured the national title at the USTA League presented by Chrysler 5.0 Adult National Championships held at the Indian Wells Tennis... (Full story …)

Tharp now Managing Director of the Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Assoc.

Tina Tharp has accepted the position of Managing Director of the Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association in Wilmington, DE. The Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association (rodneystreettennis.org) provides innovative tennis and educational enrichment programs to inner-city youth. “I’m excited... (Full story …)

September 26, 2008

Lexington’s Andrew Receives Service Award

Jorge Andrew of Lexington, S.C., recently received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award. Andrew is the director of tennis operations for the Lexington County Recreation and Aging Commission in Lexington, S.C. Andrew was recognized during the USPTA’s annual awards breakfast at... (Full story …)

September 22, 2008

USPTA Recognizes Leaders in Tennis Profession

The United States Professional Tennis Association honored its top teachers, coaches, players, volunteers and managers during its annual national awards ceremony at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis on September 18. USPTA, the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching... (Full story …)

September 10, 2008

Tennis Legends, Capturing 170 Grand Slam Titles Attend 'Legends Ball' to Benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame on September 5 at Cipriani in New York City

More Than $170,000 Raised Through Silent and Live Auction (Full story …)

September 3, 2008

ESPN's Cliff Drysdale to Emcee 'Legends Ball' to Benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame on September 5 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City

NEW YORK, NY - Cliff Drysdale, one of the most prominent and respected voices of tennis will emcee the 28th annual “Legends Ball” to benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame on September 5 beginning at 6:30 pm at Cipriani... (Full story …)

September 2, 2008

City of New York Honors Dinkins

106th Mayor of New York was Instrumental in Keeping US Open in New York (Full story …)

August 27, 2008

Barbara Walters to Present Eugene L. Scott Award to Billie Jean King

NEW YORK, NY — Broadcasting legend Barbara Walters will present the Eugene L. Scott Award to tennis legend Billie Jean King at the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s “Legends Ball” on Friday, September 5th beginning at 6:30 pm at Cipriani... (Full story …)

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 …)

August 14, 2008

Paolo Altamura, Ellesse USA CEO From 1980-1988 Passes

Paolo Altamura, CEO of Ellesse USA, Inc. from 1980-1988 -- Before the reign of Chris Everet and Boris Becker, Paolo Altamura introduced Ellesse Tennis and Skiwear to the US market. Paolo, and his wife Giovanna, Ellesse USA's National Sales Director,... (Full story …)

July 2, 2008

Jeffett Honored by Hall of Fame

Nancy Jeffett, the president of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation, received the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Golden Achievement Award in July at a ceremony at Wimbledon. USTA President Jane Brown-Grimes, along with board members David Dinkins and... (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 23, 2008

HEAD Wheelchair Players Have Solid Showing at World Team Cup in Italy

Phoenix, AZ – June 18, 2008 -- The nation's top wheelchair tennis players competed against participants from 34 countries, June 9th - 15th at the Invacare World Team Cup in Cermona, Italy. HEAD sponsored players representing the United States and... (Full story …)

Tennis Industry Association Names Public Relations and Communications Coordinator

HILTON HEAD, S.C. (June 19, 2008)—- Jolyn de Boer, Executive Director of the Tennis Industry Association, announced today that Amanda Becker has joined the TIA staff as Public Relations and Communications Coordinator, effective immediately. In this newly created position, Becker... (Full story …)

June 11, 2008

New Tennis Professionals join Sunset Hills Country Club Staff

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - June 8th, 2008 -- Paul Steele USPTA Director of Tennis at Sunset Hills Country Club Thousand Oaks, California has hired three new Tennis Professionals. Quinn Borchard USPTA was hired to take over as the Head Teaching... (Full story …)

June 10, 2008

Prince Hires David Malinowski to Oversee Strings, Grips and Machines

Bordentown, NJ – June 10, 2008 –- Prince is proud to announce that David Malinowski has joined the Company as its new Global Product Manager for Strings, Grips and Machines. A racquet technician with over twenty years of experience in... (Full story …)

May 20, 2008

PTR Welcomes New Staffer

Hilton Head Island, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce that Yza Shady has joined the staff in Membership Services. Shady, an avid tennis player and enthusiast, is responsible for assisting PTR members worldwide with all the... (Full story …)

May 6, 2008

PTR Announces New Director of Development

06 May 2008 - Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that Steve Keller has joined the staff as Director of Development. He brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. As Director of Development,... (Full story …)

May 5, 2008

Bälle de Mätch hires Norris

CHICAGO, IL — Bälle de Mätch is proud to announce industry veteran Sheri Norris has joined the company as National Sales & Promotions Manager effective today. “Bälle de Mätch is fortunate to have Sheri lead the sales and promotion charge... (Full story …)

May 2, 2008

USPTA to Host Tennis Across America Clinic With Zina Garrison and Her Academy at MacGregor Park

USPTA encourages kids to play Tennis — for the health of it!SM with free tennis clinic (Full story …)

April 22, 2008

The USPTA Invites Everyone to Play Tennis - for the health Of It!

-- USPTA introduces newest initiative -- (Full story …)

April 16, 2008

Bälle de Mätch names Zalatoris president

CHICAGO, IL — Bälle de Mätch, the young apparel brand that continues to post record sales numbers, has named Paul Zalatoris president of the company. Zalatoris, who was recruited by Bälle de Mätch because of his strong financial and operational... (Full story …)

April 15, 2008

John Embree ‘Goes Green’ Becoming New President of Prince Americas

Bordentown, NJ – April 14, 2008 -– Prince Sports, Inc. is proud and excited to announce that John Embree will be joining the Company as its new President of Prince Americas, leading the charge for the brand in the United... (Full story …)

International Tennis Hall of Fame Presents Franklin R. Johnson with Samuel Hardy Award

NEWPORT, RI -- The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced that USTA Immediate Past President Franklin R. Johnson has been named the recipient of the 2007 Samuel Hardy Award. This award is given annually to a volunteer(s) of the... (Full story …)

International Tennis Hall of Fame Announces Tennis Educational Merit Award Winners

NEWPORT, RI -- The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced that Todd S. Ellenbecker of Scottsdale, Arizona, Sharon Rosenburgh of Indianapolis, Indiana and Kathleen Ann Stroia of St. Petersburg, Florida are the 2007 recipients of the Tennis Educational Merit... (Full story …)

April 14, 2008

John Embree 'Goes Green' Becoming New President of Prince Americas

Bordentown, NJ -- Prince Sports, Inc. is proud and excited to announce that John Embree will be joining the Company as its new President of Prince Americas, leading the charge for the brand in the United States, Latin America and... (Full story …)

April 10, 2008

Family Circle Cup, Ginn Tribute Hosted by Annika, and AVP Charleston Open Offer Charleston Elite Woman's Sports Package

CHARLESTON, SC –- With the grace and charm of a genuine southern belle, the genteel city of Charleston has long been renowned for its storied contributions to American history. With the arrival of premier tennis, golf, and pro beach volleyball... (Full story …)

April 9, 2008

Max Brownlee 'Comes Home' to Prince as Regional Vice President of Sales

Industry Veteran and Recent Racquet Sports Industry “Person of the Year” Ready to Help Bring Surging Brand to Next Level (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 …)

Prince Furthers Company’s Commitment to Product Innovation and Validation

New Product Validation and Technical Expert to Ensure Very Best Products Reach Players (Full story …)

April 2, 2008

Patrick McEnroe Named General Manager, USTA Elite Player Development

McEnroe to Lead Newly Focused Effort to Develop American Champions Unified Approach to Include “Champions Advisory Board” and “Coaches Commission” ‘USTA Pro Track’ To Be Launched As Pathway for Elite Junior Players (Full story …)

March 31, 2008

Ian Griffin of Wisconsin is Winner of USPTA Personal Web Site Contest

-- Association holds first-ever personal Web site contest -- (Full story …)

March 26, 2008

Doug Fonte Retires ... This Time Permanently!

Bordentown, NJ – March 26, 2008 –- In the spring of 2005 Doug Fonte came out of retirement to help rebuild the Prince brand in the United States. A little more than a year later he added responsibility for Canada... (Full story …)

USTA Announces Recreational Coach Workshop Trainer of the Year

Austin Texas’ Mike Carter Chosen as 2007 Recipient (Full story …)

March 19, 2008

John McEnroe to Return to New York Sportimes for 2008 World TeamTennis Season

NEW YORK, N.Y. (March 19, 2008) -- John McEnroe will return for his 8th season with the World TeamTennis Pro League presented by Advanta when the Hall of Famer plays three road matches for the New York Sportimes this summer.... (Full story …)

Garrison and Harmon Named Coaches of 2008 U.S. Olympic Tennis Teams

U.S. Fed Cup Captain and USTA Director of Men’s Tennis To Lead Olympic Teams in Beijing. Dan James Named Coach for U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Team. (Full story …)

February 27, 2008

Bluegrass Tennis Director Bill Riddle Named 2008 PTRTennesseePro of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2008 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 60-plus on court and classroom presentations, a tennis trade show and $25,000 Championships is... (Full story …)

February 26, 2008

Dunlop Names Hines as Eastern Regional Manager

Award-Winning Industry Veteran Returns to Flying D (Full story …)

February 22, 2008

Geoff Norton Named PTR Wheelchair Pro of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2008 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 60-plus on court and classroom presentations, a tennis trade show and $25,000 Championships is... (Full story …)

February 21, 2008

Two Named PTR Master Professionals

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2008 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 60-plus on court and classroom presentations, a tennis trade show and $25,000 Championships is... (Full story …)

February 7, 2008

Trilogy Central Coast Names USPSTA Professional Raudel Barba As Their Tennis Professional

Trilogy Central Coast, A Resort Community located in Nipomo California have named USPTA professional Raudel Barba as their tennis professional. He has been ranked #6 nationally and #1 in Florida. He toured professionally for seven years. As a teaching professional,... (Full story …)

January 23, 2008

Michelle Wilson Named Chief Marketing Officer, Pro Tennis

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA today announced that Michelle Wilson has been named Chief Marketing Officer, Professional Tennis. In this new role, Wilson will be responsible for all marketing, advertising, branding and creative services for professional tennis, including the... (Full story …)

January 18, 2008

Bälle De Mätch moves to Chicago

CHICAGO, IL — Bälle de Mätch, the tennis apparel brand favored for its style and comfort, has outgrown its Southern California roots and moved to Chicago in order to better service its increasing customer base. The 15-year-old company has become... (Full story …)

January 7, 2008

Martina Navratilova to Cover All Tennis Channel Grand Slams in 2008

Tennis Icon’s First Assignment to be Primary Commentator with Veteran Sportscaster Bill Macatee on Network’s Australian Open Telecast January 14-27 Tennis Channel Unveils Australian Open On-Air Team, Telecast Schedule – Including Nightly Prime-Time (Full story …)

January 3, 2008

Babolat Completes Regional Sales Manager Team: Hires David Dwelle for Southern Region

Boulder, CO -– Babolat, one of the leading manufacturers of tennis products, announces the company has added David Dwelle as Regional Sales Manager. Dwelle will be responsible for the Southern region of the country. David Dwelle has been a fixture... (Full story …)

December 14, 2007

'TENNIS TALK' receives Tennessee Tennis Media Excellence of the Year award

Nashville, TN — The Tennessee Tennis Association recently announced their 2007 award winners and this year "TENNIS TALK" received the TTA Media Excellence of the Year award. "TENNIS TALK" is the brain child of Richard Falklen, avid tennis player and... (Full story …)

December 11, 2007

Dunlop Tabs Schultz as Western Regional Manager

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop announced today that Steve Schultz has become the Western Regional Manager for its Racquet Sports Division. The appointment is part of an overall plan to increase the company’s coverage and service to the Pro and Specialty... (Full story …)

December 10, 2007

Imperial Headwear Names Gary Machholz as New National Sales Manager for Tennis

Aurora, CO — Imperial Headwear (“Imperial”), celebrating over 90 years as the leading global manufacturer of customized active sports headwear, is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Machholz as the company’s new National Sales Manager for Tennis. In his... (Full story …)

December 6, 2007

Tennis Channel Promotes Programming, Production Staff

David Scott Advances to Executive Director, Acquisitions and Programming. Bob Whyley is Promoted to Coordinating Producer. (Full story …)

November 29, 2007

Babolat Hires New Regional Sales Managers

Boulder, CO –- Babolat, one of the leading manufacturers of tennis products, announces the company has tapped Mickey Maule (right) and Michael Lata (left) as Regional Sales Managers. Maule and Lata will oversee the Northern and Western regions of the... (Full story …)

November 14, 2007

Play Tennis Florida Magazine Names Gendreau Ad Sales Director

JACKSONVILLE, Florida –- Play Tennis Florida magazine, official publication of USTA Florida, is proud to announce the naming of Janice Gendreau as Director of Advertising Sales. Gendreau brings a philosophy of advertising-marketing partnerships to the premier Florida tennis publication that... (Full story …)

November 6, 2007

Lee Tennis Names New General Manager and Director of Sales

Charlottesville, VA — Lee Tennis, the maker of Har-Tru®, announced today the appointments of Randy Futty as General Manager and Pat Hanssen as Director of Sales. These appointments reinforce and solidify Lee Tennis’ commitment to enable those who love tennis... (Full story …)

November 5, 2007

George Poulos Joins Prince as Global Category Director for Footwear Business

Former Nike and Adidas Executive Tapped to Implement Company’s Continued Growth (Full story …)

November 1, 2007

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2007 'Champions of Tennis'

George Napier, the chief executive officer of Prince Sports, has been named “Person of the Year” by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s November/December 2007 issue. Napier led off the magazine’s seventh annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors... (Full story …)

October 25, 2007

Henri 'Bijou' Elkins Tennis Show

The Henri “Bijou” Tennis Show was busy during the weekend of October 18-20 in Austin, Texas. Together with Master Pro Fernando Velasco, the Bijou Show was seen at the Opening Ceremonies of the Little Mo National Tournament at the Austin... (Full story …)

October 18, 2007

USPTA Member Ken DeHart Receives Top Education Credit Earner Honors

During its annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis in September, the United States Professional Tennis Association recognized those members who make education a priority. The Association honored Ken DeHart as the top credit earner in USPTA’s... (Full story …)

USPTA Presents Special Awards to CEO Tim Heckler and Longtime Member Townsend Gilbert

The United States Professional Tennis Association recognized two people for exemplary service during its annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis in September. The Association presented the President’s Award to Townsend Gilbert and honored USPTA CEO Tim... (Full story …)

October 9, 2007

Gordon Smith Named New USTA Executive Director

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 9, 2007 — Gordon Smith of Atlanta is the new executive director and chief operating officer of the USTA. In his new position, Smith will oversee the operations of the USTA and the functioning of the... (Full story …)

October 2, 2007

Dunlop and Fluor Team Up to Grow Tennis in the Upstate

Local Sports Manufacturer Helps Sponsor Tennis Wellness Program (Full story …)

September 26, 2007

Max Brownlee to Pursue New Venture

Boulder, CO –- Babolat, one of the leading manufacturers of tennis racquets, today announced that Max Brownlee, General Manager of Babolat North America, is leaving the company to pursue a new venture. Max Brownlee joined Babolat in 2000 when the... (Full story …)

September 24, 2007

Sean O'Brien Named Global Footwear Director for Wilson Racket Sports

CHICAGO — Wilson Sporting Goods announced today that Sean O’Brien has been named Global Footwear Director for Racquet Sports. In his new position, O’Brien will be responsible for all aspects of Wilson’s footwear development and marketing on a global level.... (Full story …)

International Tennis Hall of Fame to Honor Nancy P. Jeffett as 2007 Golden Achievement Award Winner

NEWPORT, RI — The International Tennis Hall of Fame has announced that Nancy P. Jeffett, President and Trustee of the Maureen Connolly Brinker Tennis Foundation, is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Golden Achievement Award. The Golden Achievement Award is... (Full story …)

Boca Raton’s John Joyce Named USPTA Professional of the Year

John Joyce, a USPTA Professional 1 and director of tennis at Boca West Country Club, recently received the United States Professional Tennis Association’s Alex Gordon Award for Professional of the Year. Joyce, who has been a USPTA member for 22... (Full story …)

One Standout Earns USPTA Master Professional Distinction for 2007

Rosemary DeHoog recently earned recognition as Master Professional in the United States Professional Tennis Association, the highest professional rating within the tennis profession. DeHoog, who has been a member of the USPTA for 34 years, is the head tennis professional... (Full story …)

September 20, 2007

USPTA Awards Honor Standouts in Tennis Profession

September 20, 2007 — The United States Professional Tennis Association recognized outstanding tennis coaches, players, managers and volunteers during its annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis on September 20. The USPTA, the world’s oldest and largest... (Full story …)

USPTA Announces New National Board of Directors for 2007

The United States Professional Tennis Association installed its new national board of directors that will serve the association until September 2009. Officers include a new president and vice president. The new board took office during the 80th USPTA World Conference... (Full story …)

September 19, 2007

Tennis Channel Appoints Brian Wild to Executive Director, On-Air Creative Susie Romano Named Executive Director, Ad Sales and Affiliate Marketing

LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis, today announced the appointments of Brian Wild to executive director, on-air creative, and Susie Romano to executive director,... (Full story …)

September 17, 2007

Texas Tennis Hall of Fame Announces the Class of 2007

George P. Mitchell, John Kniffen, Charles Le Master, Barbara Smith, and Semp Russ to be inducted November 10, 2007 (Full story …)

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 …)

International Tennis Hall of Fame Honors Peter Hurley With Chairman's Award

NEWPORT, RI — International Tennis Hall of Fame Chairman Wick Simmons has announced that Peter Hurley is the 2007 recipient of the prestigious Chairman’s Award. The Chairman’s Award recognizes outstanding service by a Hall of Fame Board Member. “Pete has... (Full story …)

September 10, 2007

Steve Zalinski Retires From Dunlop

Tennis Industry Veteran to Continue Affiliation with Racquet Company (Full story …)

September 6, 2007

Bill Tym and Alex Gordon to be inducted into USPTA’s Hall of Fame

They are only two of nine to ever receive the honor. (Full story …)

September 5, 2007

Tennis Channel Signs Bud Collins

Beloved Writer, Analyst, Personality and “Tennis Institution” to Provide Live-Match Commentary, Appear in Original Programming and Act as Editor in Residence Throughout Year (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 30, 2007

Head Picks Most Radical Fan

Winners of “Are You Radical Enough?” contest to play with Andre Agassi in Las Vegas (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 23, 2007

Benedict Named National Promotions Manager for Wilson Racket Sports

CHICAGO — Wilson Racquet Sports announced today that Andy Benedict has been named the new National Promotions Manager. In this role, Benedict will focus on the administration and day to day execution of Wilson’s tennis industry and grass roots initiatives.... (Full story …)

August 20, 2007

Tennis Channel Names Timothy Russell Vice President, Advertising Sales, New York

LOS ANGELES — Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and passionate lifestyle of tennis, today announced the appointment of Timothy Russell to vice president of advertising sales, New York. In this position... (Full story …)

August 17, 2007

Velasco Receives Special Texas Tennis Award

Ken McAllaster, Executive Director of the USTA, Texas Division, presents Manager and Director of Tennis, Fernando Velasco with the USTA Texas Section Senior Sprit Award. This award honors a player who, in addition to having high sectional ranking, exemplifies the... (Full story …)

August 6, 2007

Industry loses McDavid

Frank McDavid entered his Father’s home on Sunday, August 5, 2007, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer. Frank was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina July 27, 1945. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel... (Full story …)

August 1, 2007

Fila Names Gary Wakley Vice President Footwear

New York, NY, July 25, 2007 — President of Fila’s global operations, Y.C. Cho announced today that the company had named Gary Wakley as Vice President, Footwear. Mr. Wakley, 58, joins Fila from Prince Sports Inc. where he spent the... (Full story …)

July 30, 2007

Nex-Lvl Inc. Named Licensee for Head Tennis and Golf Sportswear

Nex-Lvl Inc. Becomes Exclusive Licensee For HEAD Tennis and Golf Sportswear In North America Nex-LvL Inc, based in Toronto, is the new North American licensee for HEAD Tennis and Golf sportswear. The company, which has U.S. sales offices in Traverse... (Full story …)

July 2, 2007

Interactive Tennis Community Arrives with 30Love.net

London, England – With the support of the ATP and leading men's professional tennis players, 30Love.net (http://www.30Love.net) launches as the world's first online interactive multimedia community for tennis, this week during The Championships at Wimbledon. 30Love.net, accessible directly or via... (Full story …)

June 28, 2007

'Which Racquet Will James Blake Play?' Winner Chosen

Greenville Mayor Knox White Draws Lucky Contestant Who Picked Dunlop’s Aerogel 2HUNDRED (Full story …)

2007 US Open Theme Art Captures the Spirit of the US Open and Welcomes the World to New York

Joanne Hus First Woman to Design US Open Theme Art (Full story …)

June 20, 2007

Fundraiser for the Texas Tennis Museum and Hall of Fame

On July 7th, 2007 at the Waco Regional Tennis and Fitness Center from 8am to noon we will be having an English Breakfast and watching the Women’s Single Finals at Wimbledon on a 10ft HD TV. There will be courts... (Full story …)

June 19, 2007

GPTA Member Leads Resort to Top-50 List

An award -winning tennis program featuring 12 courts and state-of -the-art features has garnered GPTA sponsor Reynolds Plantation a “Top 50 Tennis Resorts Worldwide” recognition by Tennis Resorts Online. This marks the newest recognition for Reynolds Plantation’s tennis program, led... (Full story …)

June 15, 2007

Junior State Closed Championship: Race to the Top

06/15/07 — Junior State Closed Championship: Race to the Top The last day of the 59th annual 2007 USTA Florida Jr. State Closed brought sunny skies, precision hitting and another exciting chapter in the books. With all the No. 1... (Full story …)

June 14, 2007

USTA Florida Junior State Closed 2007

We are in the sixth and final day of the 2007 USTA Florida State Closed Sectional. The State Closed Sectional is the strongest tournament that Florida sanctions. It is a high honor when players excel in this event. Boys' 18... (Full story …)

USTA State Closed Sectional 2007 - day five

We are in the fifth day of the 2007 USTA Florida State Closed Sectional. The State Closed Sectional is the strongest tournament that Florida sanctions. It is a high honor when players excel in this event. Boys' 18 Singles (Semifinal... (Full story …)

June 12, 2007

2007 USTA Florida State Closed Sectional - Day Three

We are in the third day of the 2007 USTA Florida State Closed Sectional. We had a small rain delay again today, but we were able to finish the matches by 11:30pm!! The State Closed Sectional is the strongest tournament... (Full story …)

June 11, 2007

GPTA Members, Sponsors work Toward Renovation of Atlanta’s ‘Grand Lady’

Next GPTA Membership Meeting: June 20th 7:30PM PGA Tour Superstore Roswell www.pgatoursuperstore.com Members and Guest Welcome! All who attend will receive a $25 PGA Gift Card! (Full story …)

June 10, 2007

2007 USTA Florida State Closed Sectional - Day Two

We are in the second day of the 2007 USTA Florida State Closed Sectional. We had a small rain delay, but overall the day was smooth!! J The State Closed Sectional is the strongest tournament that Florida sanctions. It is... (Full story …)

June 9, 2007

2007 USTA Florida State Closed Sectional - Day One

The State Closed Sectional is the strongest tournament that Florida sanctions. It is a high honor when players excel in this event. I know that they would appreciate you posting their results. If you have any questions regarding the event... (Full story …)

June 8, 2007

2007 ATP Fantasy Tennis Presented by Stanford Opens

South African safari awaits winning Fantasy Manager. ATP pro Mardy Fish pits his selection skills against fans. (Full story …)

Virginia Tennis Court Named in Honor of Frank McDavid

Chesterfield County (Virginia) — Board of Supervisors in cooperation with the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission have named the tennis courts at Rockwood Park in honor of Frank McDavid. Frank has spent years involved with youth sports, as well as... (Full story …)

June 6, 2007

Six days of Florida’s BEST junior tennis, coming right up!

2007 USTA Florida Jr. State Closed Championship: Race to the Top (Full story …)

June 5, 2007

USTA Announces Players and Coaches for 2007 Invacare World Team Cup

U.S. Teams to Compete in Wheelchair Tennis’ Premier International Team Competition (Full story …)

Midland Community Tennis Center Latest Addition to Prince Program

Michigan Academy Ready To Compete Against Best And Brightest From Across the U.S (Full story …)

May 30, 2007

Peter Burwash International Facilities Score High in Rankings

One out of every seven facilities in the Tennis Resorts Online annual rankings has its tennis program directed by professionals from Peter Burwash International(PBI). The final rankings had 11 PBI-staffed properties in the Top 75 Tennis Resorts. (Full story …)

PTR Schedules Professional Development Weekend

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will hold its annual Professional Development Weekend, September 13-16, 2007. (Full story …)

May 23, 2007

GPTA Welcomes New Members

Henri Elkins and Donovan Goodman are the newest members of the GPTA team. (Full story …)

May 22, 2007

HEAD Wants to Know: 'Are You Radical Enough?'

Submit your video clip for a chance to hit with Agassi. (Full story …)

May 11, 2007

Five Seasons Sport Club Announces New Director of High Performance

Kevin Brandalik, USPTA, has been named Director of High Performance at the Five Seasons Sport Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, which has one of the biggest and best junior high performance programs in the midwest. (Full story …)

May 7, 2007

NIRSA Tennis Ace Award

Don Paitrick of the University of Mary Washington Wins NIRSA/USTA National Professional Tennis Ace Award (Full story …)

May 1, 2007

Dunlop Sports Group Announces Roland Garros Sweepstakes Winner

GREENVILLE, SC — Dunlop Sports Group has announced the winner of its 2007 Roland Garros French Open Sweepstakes. Steve Rothe of Sioux City, Iowa has won an all expense paid trip for two to attend the 2007 French Open. Co-sponsored... (Full story …)

 

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