Seven-time Grand Slam singles champion Venus Williams and Bob and Mike Bryan, the most decorated doubles team in tennis history, are among many tennis icons and stars who will showcase their world-class talent and Grand Slam pedigree as Franchise players playing in the 44th season of World TeamTennis from July 14-31.
The Washington Kastles today announced they will play the 2019 World TeamTennis season in a new stadium specially constructed by EDENS on the existing roof of Union Market. Kastles Stadium at Union Market aims to reimagine tennis with the sky-breaking rooftop stadium offering sweeping views of the District and a new and unparalleled game-day experience for Kastles fans including extraordinary culinary options.
The Citi Open, an ATP 500 event, has experienced a change in management but will remain in Washington, D.C., it was announced on Wednesday. Washington-based venture capitalist Mark Ein has acquired the tournament management rights from the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation, a non-profit that provides free tennis and educational programs for children in undeserved communities.
Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the creation of the Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy, a world-class program that offers comprehensive development for highly competitive junior tennis players. The new program results from the partnership of The Barth Tennis Academy launched at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in 2015 and Bruce Hawtin, who has helmed the renowned Tennis Academy at River Run Country Club in Charlotte, N.C. for the past 15 years.
The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) recently signed an agreement designating PTR as an Official Partner of the WTA Coach Program. For several years, PTR and WTA have worked closely together to facilitate formal coaching pathways for tour-level players and their coaches, and moving this partnership forward will solidify cooperation between the two global organizations.
The eighth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp will take place May 6-9, 2019 at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego.
The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network by launching an NJTL 50th Anniversary campaign.
The United States Tennis Association announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 22-25, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon.
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce two new members of the PTR Board of Directors were elected at the organization’s Annual General Membership Meeting. The new board members who will serve three-year terms are Directors-at-Large are Lynne Rolley and Martin Van Daalen. Leo Alonso was re-elected to another three-year term. Karl Hale was named President.
In recognition of their generous and longtime service to the sport of tennis, four dedicated industry leaders and volunteers were recently honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in a special awards presentation at the USTA Annual Meeting.