The USTA Nominating Committee has put forth slate for the 2019-2020 term for the USTA Board of Directors. Patrick Galbraith of the USTA Pacific Northwest Section, the current USTA First Vice President, has been nominated to be the next USTA President. He would replace Katrina Adams, who becomes Immediate Past President.
The USTA has announced that 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Chris Evert and former USTA vice-president Don Tisdel have been honored with the United States Tennis Association’s President’s Award at the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting in New York. The President’s Award honors individuals who have given unusual and extraordinary service to the sport of tennis in the public’s interest.
Universal Tennis, the Company behind the global tennis rating system UTR Powered by Oracle, has announced a new strategic investment and partnership with TEAM8, a leading sports and entertainment company owned by Roger Federer, Tony Godsick, Ian McKinnon and Dirk Ziff. TEAM8, the creator and principal owner of the exciting new Laver Cup tennis competition, is joined by additional significant investors participating in this financing including Blue Ridge Capital’s founder John Griffin, and existing shareholders Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, and Mark Leschly, Chairman and CEO of Universal Tennis.
Chris Renner, the new CEO of World TeamTennis, is also the newest member of the TIA Board of Directors. Renner joined WTT in July, taking over from longtime CEO Ilana Kloss.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) has announced that for the first time in its 64-year history, fans will have the opportunity to vote for the incoming class of Hall of Famers. Fan Voting is the International Tennis Hall of Fame's newest initiative to bring global sports fans across the world closer to the sport of tennis, its history, and the Hall of Fame.
Tennis players, and the tennis industry, can thank both the late Vic Braden and Jim Fromuth for helping to improve their games and grow this sport. Braden, whose tennis academies, books and videos brought tennis to the masses, and Fromuth, the founder of a tennis equipment distribution company, both have had a hand in millions of players enjoying the game over the last four decades. Both men will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 27.
Tennis players, and this industry, can thank both Jim Fromuth and the late Vic Braden for helping to improve their games and grow this sport. Both men will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 27, during the TIA Tennis Forum at the Grand Hyatt in New York City.
World TeamTennis, the professional team tennis league co-founded by Billie Jean King, announced the selection of Chris Renner as the Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The announcement was made by WTT co-owners King, Fred Luddy, and Mark Ein.
Tennis Channel's first full-length feature film will debut on the network Sunday, July 1, at 8 p.m. ET, on the eve of its two-week Wimbledon coverage. The documentary, Strokes of Genius, looks at the ongoing rivalry of icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal through the prism of their epic 2008 championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, thought by many to be the greatest match of all time.
The TIA is pleased to welcome new and renewing TIA members at various partner levels and access to research, member benefits and services. For more on TIA membership levels, visit TennisIndustry.org/membership, and for more on joining the Cardio Tennis Instructors Network (CTIN), which includes a TIA Industry Partner benefits, please visit CardioTennis.com.