December 1, 2023

Tennis Express Re-Acquired by Founder Brad Blume

Tennis Express announced that Brad Blume, Founder of Tennis Express, has re-acquired full ownership in the retail and online business. (Full story …)

RacquetX Announces Miami Open Joint-Ticket with Racquet Sports Conference

RacquetX, the world’s first all-racquet sport conference and experience, is proud to announce a joint ticket experience with Miami Open presented by Itaú, a leading ATP Masters 1000 and WTA 1000 tennis tournament that takes place from March 17 - 31, 2024. (Full story …)

October 23, 2023

ASBA to Participate in Inaugural RacquetX Conference in March

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, designers and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced its plans to participate in the inaugural RacquetX Conference, to be held in Miami, Florida, concurrent with the Miami Open in March. (Full story …)

October 21, 2023

Tennis Warehouse Acquires Swetka's Tennis Shop

Tennis Warehouse, a leading global tennis retailer, is thrilled to announce its acquisition of Swetka’s Tennis Shop, a well-established tennis specialty store located in Mountain View. This move is part of Tennis Warehouse’s plan to expand further into the retail space where there is opportunity. (Full story …)

September 7, 2023

RacquetX Racquet Sports Industry Conference March 24-26 in Miami

RacquetX is hosting a conference for all racquet sports under one roof - encouraging ideas and collaboration between industry professionals in tennis, pickleball, padel and beyond. (Full story …)

August 4, 2023

PTR, Global Racket Stringers Assn. Announce International Partnership

The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the Global Racket Stringers Association (GRSA International) announce a new strategic partnership aimed at enhancing the skills and resources available to tennis coaches and racket stringers worldwide. (Full story …)

July 6, 2023

Tennis Racquet Sales at Specialty Stores Slow Down in Early 2023

Unit sales of tennis racquets in specialty tennis stores dropped by 7% in the first quarter of 2023, compared to the same period a year ago, reports Sports Marketing Surveys USA. Despite this, the market remains strong compared to the pre-pandemic period. (Full story …)

June 13, 2023

Tennis Channel, Tennis-Point Launch Online Merchandise Site

Tennis Channel and racquet-sports equipment retailer Tennis-Point have entered a multiyear e-commerce agreement offering premium tennis clothing, gear and accessories to the network’s passionate tennis fan base. The partnership includes the launch of a white-label tennis and pickleball shop on the channel’s, the sport’s largest online platform, and a new merchandise site at (Full story …)

March 30, 2023

USTA Launches USTA Connect, to Boost Data Sharing, Insights and Services

The USTA today announced the launch of USTA Connect, a new initiative aimed at connecting key members of the tennis industry in the U.S. in an effort to increase industry collaboration to provide insights and services. USTA Connect will focus on creating greater integration and communication for tennis facilities, industry software providers, industry associations, retailers and manufacturers to facilitate connectivity to grow the game at all levels. (Full story …)

February 21, 2023

USPTA, Tennis Warehouse Expand Partnership to Include Equipment

The United States Professional Tennis Association is pleased to announce an expanded multi-year endorsement with Tennis Warehouse as the new Official Equipment Supplier of the USPTA. (Full story …)

January 6, 2023

Babolat Names Bill Edell New National Sales Director

Babolat USA is pleased to announce that Bill Edell, Key Account Manager, has been promoted to National Sales Director, effective January 1, 2023. (Full story …)

August 1, 2022

USTA Working with Retailers, Providers for 'Try Tennis Free' Pilots

The USTA, working with local retailers and tennis providers, is running free lesson pilot programs in three markets: Denver, Atlanta and Chicago. For the “Try Tennis Free” pilots, consumers purchase a racquet then get rewarded with a QR code or gift card for a free lesson at a local club or facility. (Full story …)

June 29, 2022

Tennis-Point Is Official Apparel and Footwear Partner of PTR

The Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Tennis-Point have signed a multi-year agreement making Tennis-Point the “Official Apparel and Footwear Partner of the PTR.” Tennis-Point will provide PTR members access to the largest online selection of tennis apparel and footwear to meet their individual needs at member-exclusive pricing. (Full story …)

March 15, 2022

Tennis Sees Significant Growth in 2021 Participation, Equipment Sales

The USTA announced that tennis saw significant growth in both participation and equipment sales in 2021, which marks the second consecutive year of this trend. (Full story …)

September 16, 2021

Professional Platform Tennis Registry & Viking Sign 3-Year Partnership

The PPTR (Professional Platform Tennis Registry) and Viking recently signed a 3-year partnership agreement. Viking will be the “Official Platform Tennis Paddle and Ball of the PPTR.” (Full story …)

July 23, 2021

Dunlop, Atlanta Open Reach Multi-Year Ball, Racquet Agreement

Dunlop today announced it has reached a multi-year agreement with the Truist Atlanta Open presented by Fiserv as the Official Ball and Racquet for the tournament. (Full story …)

May 3, 2021

Signa Sports to Add Acquisition of Tennis Express to Online Platform

SIGNA Sports United (SSU), the leading sports e-commerce and tech platform, announced a binding agreement to acquire Tennis Express, a leading online tennis retailer in the United States. The closing of the acquisition is subject to certain conditions. (Full story …)

March 3, 2021

Slinger Bag and Wilson Sporting Goods Enter into Strategic Collaboration

Slinger Bag and Wilson Sporting Goods Co. announced a new strategic brand collaboration. Slinger Bag, an innovative sports brand focused on game improvement equipment will collaborate on co-branded products and promotional initiatives with Wilson, one of the world’s biggest tennis brands and a major sponsor of top tennis talent including Roger Federer and Serena Williams. (Full story …)

February 24, 2021

Head Named Official Tennis Ball, Racquet and String of Laver Cup

Laver Cup organizers announced that HEAD, a leading racquet and ball manufacturer, has signed a multi-year deal to become a global sponsor of the event starting with this year’s edition to be held at the iconic TD Garden in Boston from September 24-26, 2021. (Full story …)

February 8, 2021

Babolat Partners With HumanFab to Study the 'Racquet Sports Player'

Two French companies, Babolat, world leader in racquet sports equipment, and HumanFab, sports science expert in human engineering, announce a joint collaboration to create and develop a one-of-kind laboratory focused on the study of “the human racquet sports player.” (Full story …)

February 3, 2021

USTA SoCal Announces 2021 Partnership with Tecnifibre

USTA Southern California and Tecnifibre are pleased to announce a new partnership beginning in 2021 in which Tecnifibre will be the Official Ball of the Signature Series, a collection of elite major tournaments on the USTA SoCal competitive schedule. (Full story …)

December 16, 2020

Racquet Sports Industry Names 2020 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Michael Dowse, the CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2021 issue. Dowse led off the magazine’s 20th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honor people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 3, 2020

Tennis Industry Shows Growth in the Face of the Pandemic

The USTA announced that recent data and information surrounding racquet sales and participation have shown that the tennis industry has shown strength amid the pandemic. (Full story …)

September 22, 2020

Slinger Bag Enters Into Multinational European Agreement with Dunlop

Slinger Bag announced an unprecedented multi-year, distribution agreement across nine key markets in Europe with global tennis giant, Dunlop. (Full story …)

September 17, 2020

Dunlop Adds 2 Tennis Industry Veterans to Sales Team

Dunlop announced the addition of tennis industry veterans Macy Evert Erickson and Anibal Braga to its sales team. Erickson assumes the Territory Manager role for Northern California, while Braga will act as Territory Manager for the Southeast (SC, NC, GA, MS, AL, TN). (Full story …)

September 14, 2020

Wilson Unveils New 2020 Pro Staff v13 Racquet Collection

ilson Sporting Goods today unveiled its new 2020 Pro Staff v13 Collection of high-performance tennis rackets. The 2020 Pro Staff v13 line fuses new cutting-edge technologies with a heritage-inspired, yet contemporary design that harkens back to the Pro Staff Original introduction in 1983. (Full story …)


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