On April 20, the sport of tennis will showcase the “Million Calorie Burn,” where the goal is for participants to burn a combined 1 million calories—with a focus on Cardio Tennis and including all the tennis programming on the 100-court USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
To help showcase the sport of tennis and its health benefits, tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as “Play Tennis Month.” At least 1,500 tennis facilities around the U.S. are expected to participate in Play Tennis Month, offering thousands of tennis programs and events—all with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis.
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.
Dozens of top speakers and experts will present at the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8. Visit TheTOMConference.com for information and to register (day session registration available).
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.
The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will bring together tennis business owners, managers and decision-makers, with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8, and day session registration available. Visit TheTOMConference.com.
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.