Longtime tennis journalist and TV tennis analyst Arthur “Bud” Collins died March 4 at his home in Brookline, Mass. He was 86 years old.
Internationally recognized management consultant Dr. Gerry Faust, the author of “Responsible Managers Get Results," will speak at the 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference, held March 23-25 in Miami.
Billie Jean King was among a select group of 250 of the nation’s top CEOs, health care entrepreneurs and innovators, government officials and other thought leaders at the three-day Lake Nona Impact Forum held in February in Orlando, Fla. The executives engaged in collaborative, action-oriented discussions to develop solutions to improve health, wellness and sustainable living throughout the world. King was interviewed at the Impact Forum on Friday, Feb. 26, by Dr. Jim Loehr, co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.
Cliff Drysdale, one of the most popular personalities in the international tennis community, will be among the presenters at the 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Miami March 23-25.
Jeff Williams, the managing partner of the Tennis Media Company, became president of the Tennis Industry Association Jan. 1, taking over from Greg Mason of Head USA Racquet Sports, who was TIA president from 2013.
New International Tennis Federation President Dave Haggerty is now part of the Tennis Industry Association's Global Council. In addition, Steve Simon, who became CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in October, is the newest member of the TIA Board of Directors.
The USTA Foundation, the national charitable organization of the USTA, held its inaugural USTA Foundation Los Angeles Pro-Am on November 8 and raised more than $150,000. The USTA Foundation provides grants for programs nationwide for under-resourced youth; individuals with disabilities; and wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families.
Justine Henin, a former WTA Tour world No. 1 and seven-time major champion, Marat Safin, a two-time major champion and former world No. 1 on the ATP World Tour, and Helena Sukova, who won 14 major titles in doubles and mixed doubles, have all been nominated for induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. All three are nominated in the Recent Player Category for induction in the Class of 2016.
The Board of Directors of the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced its unanimous decision naming Steve Simon, the Tournament Director and Chief Operating Officer of the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells Tennis Tournament, as the new CEO of the women's tour.
David Haggerty was elected ITF President at the ITF Annual General Meeting in Santiago, Chile on Friday. The 58-year old from the United States succeeds Francesco Ricci Bitti, whose 16-year term as ITF President ends today. Haggerty will serve a four-year term from 2015-19.