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.
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Oracle are excited to announce a multi-year extension to their alliance, as Oracle continues to strengthen its ongoing commitment to collegiate tennis.
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) was awarded three trophies at the 39th Annual Telly Awards for their USPTA For All Campaign. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.
In its ongoing effort to educate and enlighten the U.S. about the dangers of physical inactivity, PHIT America, the charity and campaign created by tennis industry veteran Jim Baugh, is giving the American general public the chance to be a part of the solution with its first National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign. And, everyone in the tennis industry can help.
Nominations close July 1 for the annual Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Inductees for 2018 will be announced at the 11th Annual TIA Tennis Forum, to be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 27. Visit TennisIndustry.org/HoF for more information or to nominate. (All nominations will be confidential.)
The 11th Annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan. The Forum will include the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, business insights and updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation. Click here to register.
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.
The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Charleston, S.C., brought together dozens of top speakers and experts to focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development in the tennis and racquet sports industry. This year, many of the presentations throughout the three-day event were videotaped and are available to TOM Conference attendees and others to review. Go to https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry.
The month of May is “Play Tennis Month,” and thousands of tennis programs and events around the country are showcasing the sport and all its health benefits. As one of the healthiest, most fun and most social activities, tennis is attracting players of all ages and abilities. Visit PlayTennisMonth.com to find nearby tennis facilities and programs.