Tennis legends Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini will face each other in a 25th anniversary rematch of their famed 1990 five-set WTA Championship final in the 2015 BNP Paribas Showdown, it was announced today. Roger Federer, who last month led Switzerland to their first-ever Davis Cup championship, will face Grigor Dimitrov and headline the annual tennis showcase on Tuesday, March 10 at Madison Square Garden.
Plans are quickly falling into place for the 2015 TIA Tennis Summit/2015 Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M) Conference, both of which will be held in March in Indian Wells, Calif., at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, during the BNP Paribas Open pro tournament.
Tennis Channel has complete coverage of the 2014 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London, Nov. 9-16. The network will feature more than 120 total hours of match coverage, with over 50 live hours, of the best-eight singles players and doubles teams of the 2014 season. The first tournament telecast airs at 7 a.m. ET, Sunday, Nov. 9, with the initial matches of the day.
The WTA Finals hit its attendance targets, with 129,000 spectators during the ten days of the tournament.
Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov have signed to play in the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden March 10 which will once again headline a full day of nationwide activities as part of “World Tennis Day,” a global tennis participation effort. All events promote tailoring the game to players 10-and-under with smaller racquets, lighter balls and modified scoring.
The University of Florida became the first repeat winner at the USTA Tennis On Campus Fall Invitational as the Gators defended their 2013 title with a 25-18 win over Auburn University Oc.t 12 at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center on Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Tennis industry leaders, executives, and professionals will gather in Indian Wells, Calif., in March for the 2015 TIA Tennis Summit and the 2015 Tennis Owners and Managers (TOM) Conference. The Tennis Summit will kick off the week of the industry gatherings on March 17-18, with the TOM Conference following on March 18-20. Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa will play host to both meetings, which are expected to draw hundreds of attendees.
For the 10th year the University Sports Program is set to host the the USP International College Tennis Showcase in South Florida (Weston). The showcase has grown into one of the top college showcases in the country, with over 60 college coaches and + 80 players from across the USA and oversees. Over 100 players have landed great scholarship offers.
As the US Open unfolded in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., media interest in the business of tennis was high as representatives from the TIA, including President Greg Mason and others, took to networks such as Fox News, Bloomberg, and CNBC to discuss the growth of the game. Also coming across the media wire was the excitement generated for the tennis industry with The Tennis Show 2014, an event produced by the TIA and held in conjunction with the Tennis Teacher's Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York.
More than 1,000 tennis industry leaders, executives and professionals gathered at The Tennis Show 2014 recently in New York City to celebrate the business of tennis. Held on the eve of the US Open, The Tennis Show was produced by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and included the TIA Tennis Forum, the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame Induction, and 54 companies displaying their latest products and services.