Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
Plans are in motion for Play Tennis Month, which will be the month of May and is expected to include thousands of tennis programs and events around the country, with a goal of helping jump-start the industry and get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life!
The newly crowned Fed Cup champion U.S. will begin the defense of its title in Asheville, N.C., when it hosts the Netherlands in February 10-11 in the 2018 World Group first-round tie, which will be played on a temporary indoor hard court at U.S. Cellular Center.
The United States Fed Cup Team won its first Fed Cup title since 2000 and 18th title overall, defeating Belarus, 3-2, in an exciting fifth-and-decisive doubles rubber on Sunday in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Final in Minsk.
In another sign of its continued support of American tennis, Oracle Corp. announced today that it is launching four new professional tennis tournaments – two men's events and two women's events – in the United States next year in conjunction with the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
Get ready for some high-powered, record-breaking tennis action on the courts in April, as a prelude to Play Tennis Month throughout the country in May.
USTA Florida has named Frank Swope director of tennis management. He will lead the new division aimed at partnering with municipalities to manage and improve public tennis facilities across the state.
When International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty was inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 28 in New York City, during the TIA’s annual Tennis Forum, the audience was treated to a short video showing some of the many tennis scene’s in Haggerty’s life and career. The video is available to view at TennisIndustry.org/HOF.
The city of Chicago will host the second edition of the Laver Cup next year, at the world famous United Center. The inaugural event in Prague Sept. 22-24 thrilled tennis fans around the world and Team Europe enjoyed incredible home support in beating Team World, 15-9. Team World will have the home court advantage come September 2018 and will count on the energy of the passionate Chicago sports fans.