Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.
During the Coupe Rogers ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal and ahead of the Western & Southern Open ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati, GameOn, an industry-leading ChatOS engagement platform that helps premium content owners and brands improve their fan experiences, announced a partnership with ATP Media to deliver videos and other rich content to fans through the Tennis TV bot.
The USTA announced an extensive line-up of musical talent that will entertain fans over the course of the three-week 2019 US Open. Beginning with Fan Week and concluding with the men’s singles championship, the US Open will feature a diverse array of talents representing all musical genres crossing from country to Broadway and from indie rock to R&B.
Louis Armstrong Stadium, located in Flushing Meadows, NY, has won a prestigious international design award, called Prix Versailles, Special Prize for Interior in the Sports category. The award recognizes structures for the beauty of their design, sustainability and commercial function. The stadium is designed by ROSSETTI, headquartered in Detroit.
World TeamTennis (WTT), which began its 44th consecutive season this past weekend, announced several international streaming deals, a dedicated WTT Dailymotion stream, live betting outside North America and China and eight matches that will air throughout the season on tape delay on various regional sports networks.
Tennis Channel will offer live coverage of the 2019 International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Newport, R.I., on Saturday July 20, at 6 p.m. ET. Two-time Grand Slam singles champion Li Na, four-time Grand Slam champion Mary Pierce, and former World No. 1 and six-time Grand Slam champion Yevgeny Kafelnikov will be enshrined among the greatest players of all-time. Following Tennis Channel's telecast of the ceremony, fans will be able to watch on-demand on Tennis Channel Plus, the network's digital subscription service.
The USTA announced that 13 players who have won Grand Slam singles titles in their careers will headline the women’s singles field for the 2019 US Open Tennis Championships, including world No. 1 and reigning French Open champion Ashleigh Barty (AUS), defending US Open champion and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka (JPN), and 23-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 9 Serena Williams (USA).
The USTA announced that total player compensation for the 2019 US Open will surpass $57 million for the first time, maintaining the US Open as the richest purse in tennis history. The USTA worked collaboratively with the ATP and WTA Tour to determine specific prize money levels on a round-by-round basis, including for the US Open Qualifying Tournament. The individual payouts for each round of the tournament are all Grand Slam records.
When World TeamTennis (WTT) steps on the court for its 44th season it will be serving up a lot of change. With arguably its deepest lineup of tennis stars since its inception, the eight-team league starts the year with two new franchises, the Vegas Rollers and Orlando Storm, a new multi-year television agreement with CBS Sports and a new streaming agreement with ESPN+.
World No.8 Kevin Anderson,  John Isner,  Milos Raonic and  Denis Shapovalov will line up for captain John McEnroe’s Team World at the third staging of the Laver Cup in Geneva this September.