The International Tennis Federation (ITF) President, David Haggerty has been elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 135th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Tennis Channel will return to the Australian Open for its 13th consecutive year Jan. 19 to Feb. 2 and, for the first time, veteran sportscaster Ted Robinson (@tedjrobinson) will be part of the network's on-air team. The trip to Melbourne will complete the cycle for Robinson, who has announced matches at tennis' three other majors in his Emmy Award-winning career. Tennis Channel's two-week Australian Open telecast begins Sunday, Jan. 19, at 6 p.m. ET.
The International Tennis Hall of Fame has amended the Policies & Procedures of Enshrinement, specifically for the Contributor Category. Starting with the Class of 2021, the eligibility criteria for the Contributor Category has been amended to be defined as “a true pioneer, visionary leader, or individual / group who has made a transcendent impact on the sport.”
Dan Faber, the executive director of the USTA Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2019 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine (formerly Tennis Industry magazine) in the publication’s January 2020 issue. Faber led off the magazine’s 19th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
Building on a pulsating 2019 World TeamTennis season in which its champion was decided on the last point of the WTT Final, WTT is serving up a new twist for its 45th season with a spectacular All-Star event featuring many of the best American tennis players.
Laver Cup organizers announced that tickets to the eagerly anticipated fourth edition of the Laver Cup to be held at the famous TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, from 25-27 September 2020 will go on sale to the general public in early March 2020, with Premium Hospitality Ticket packages available now.
The USTA announced the top American collegians selected to represent the U.S. in the annual Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition November 29-December 1 in Grenoble, France.
The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association announced that it has appointed 2017 US Open Champion and world No. 23 Sloane Stephens as the National Excellence Program Ambassador. Stephens will kick-off at the Excellence Program College Pathway Camp on Nov. 8 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
A record amount of player prize money – including a new additional increase of $1-million for the postseason – will be at stake when the 45th World TeamTennis season hits the courts from July 12-Aug. 1, 2020, league officials have announced.
The USTA announced that Michael Dowse, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association. The announcement was made by Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, who led the search for current CEO Gordon Smith’s replacement.