Oracle CEO Mark Hurd, along with tennis Hall-of-Famer Chris Evert, announced today that tennis professionals Jamie Loeb and JC Aragone are the recipients of the third annual Oracle US Tennis Awards.
The winner of the Tennis Innovation Challenge held this past January in Orlando, was Sparc, made by CCP Games, not Virtual Tennis as previously reported. Sparc is a genuine virtual sport that has been hailed as one of the best, most active games available for virtual reality. A unique, physical sport in which players connect online to compete in fast-paced, full-body VR gameplay, Sparc took the top prize in the fourth edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry.
World TeamTennis is growing to a league of eight teams for its upcoming 44th season after the league announced expansion franchises in Las Vegas and Orlando will begin play in July.
Southern California native and Orange County Breakers owner Eric Davidson has been named World TeamTennis’ new Chairman of the Board while acquiring an ownership share in the world’s foremost team tennis organization.
The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that it has surpassed $40 million in total giving to tennis and education programs and under-resourced youth since its inception, with over $40.2 million distributed.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s new accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals.
Tennis providers and developers will have more opportunities to construct, expand and renovate tennis courts in their community with the introduction of new facility funding guidelines for 2019.
Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) announced it has expanded its education by creating a new program – Youth Development – for pickleball coaches. The inaugural workshop will be conducted on Feb. 16, during the East Coast PPR Conference on Hilton Head Island.
The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla.
Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) finished 2018 with 1,005 members - becoming the world’s largest organization of pickleball coaches. PPR, which was created in June 2018, now has members in all 50 U.S. states and is set to aggressively expand beyond its current 11 countries.