The ATP and Tennis Australia today officially unveiled the ATP Cup - a new team competition to kickstart the men’s tennis season from 2020. The tournament, which was announced during the Nitto ATP Finals in London, will be played across three Australian cities over ten days in the lead up to the Australian Open and will feature teams from 24 countries.
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its premier coach education event - the PTR International Tennis Symposium - February 12-15, on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Brian Parkkonen has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Parkkonen will oversee organizational development and staff collaboration. His main priorities will be to ensure the highest quality standards are in place and upheld creating a unified and efficient approach to the overall member experience.
The ITF today announced the launch of the ITF World Tennis Tour in 2019 that will serve as a player pathway between the junior game and elite levels of professional tennis. The launch of the tour is the culmination of a series of ITF reforms designed to support talented junior players in their progression to the senior game, and target the prize money effectively at professional tournaments to enable more players to make a living. The tour will also increase the number of nations hosting ITF tournaments in 2019, providing opportunities for more players.
All Racquet Sports has announced that the first "Made in the USA" padel court was recently completed outside of Reading, Pa. The court and design lead the way to meet the future demands for the growth of the fastest growing sport in the world. Padel started in Mexico, found its way to Argentina and exploded in popularity in Europe.
Croatia’s Marin Cilic and Austria’s Dominic Thiem have clinched the two final spots at the prestigious season-ending Nitto ATP Finals, to be held from 11-18 November at The O2 in London, as a result of Friday’s play at the Rolex Paris Masters.
Tennis and racquet sports equipment companies will showcase their latest gear at the interactive Innovation & Technology Demo Day on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, starting at 3:30 p.m. The demo event is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, which will run from Jan. 23 to 25 and include sessions at the Orange County Convention Center, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show.
For anyone in the tennis and racquet sports business, the place to be from Jan. 23 to 25 is Orlando, Fla., for the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event—co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)—is designed to bring racquet sports professionals and industry leaders together for a unique future-focused business-to-business event to learn what’s new and next.
A study that followed nearly 9,000 participants for up to 25 years has found that those who played tennis gained 9.7 years in life expectancy compared to sedentary individuals. The gain for tennis players was the largest in the group of eight sports studied.