For the first time in World TeamTennis' 43-season history, every WTT match will be available to watch on the league's new streaming platform, WTT.tv presented by GEICO. With 43 matches over 22 days in six team markets, the 2018 WTT.tv schedule will include more than 100 hours of digital broadcast programming this summer.
Following the success of the inaugural Next Gen ATP Finals in Milan in 2017, the second edition of the tournament, taking place at Fiera Milano from November 6-10, will continue to trial a best-of-five set format, shorter sets to 4 (tie-break at 3-All), No-Ad scoring, and No-Lets, the ATP announced on Tuesday at a press conference at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome.
Through the TIA, Tennis Channel is offering a 20% discount on annual subscriptions to Tennis Channel Plus, just in time for the clay-court season and the road to Roland Garros. (Go to buytcplus.com and use Promo Code TIA20.)
Tennis is the latest sport to host an esports tournament after French Open organizer Roland Garros announced its first gaming tournament, which will give gamers a chance to attend one of the biggest tennis events of the year. The tournament will be sponsored by the French Open's main partner, multinational banking group BNP Paribas and will be called the 'Roland-Garros e-series by BNP Paribas.'
Verizon Digital Media Services has been selected by Tennis Channel to power the Tennis Channel app’s video delivery. The Tennis Channel app offers live tennis matches and tennis-related VOD content to fans around the world.
The USTA today announced that Konstantin Anisimov, father and coach of 16-year old Amanda Anisimova, the youngest player in the WTA Top 150, was named as the 2017 Team USA Developmental Coach of the Year as part of USTA Player Development’s annual Team USA Coaching Awards.
The USTA announced a slate of special events and activities it has planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open. One of the most visible initiatives is the introduction of a bold new logo for the event.
Today's World TeamTennis Draft was highlighted by the selection of US Open finalist and world No. 9 Kevin Anderson as a Franchise player by the Philadelphia Freedoms, and the Washington Kastles pick of Tennys Sandgren as the overall first selection in the annual Draft.
The finale campaign of the 2018 BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global kicked off today at the National Gallery in Singapore, and tennis legend Billie Jean King joined event organizer and promoter Lagardere Sports and the WTA to lead the celebrations.
France will host the United States at the Aréna du Pays d’Aix in Aix-en-Provence, France, on an indoor clay court in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal, April 21-22.