The Tennis Industry Association is opposing proposed tariffs on products that are of specific concern to the tennis and racquet sports industry. TIA President Jeff Williams, on behalf of the TIA and its board of directors, recently sent a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative and is urging others in the sports industry to voice their opposition to the tariffs.
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.
It took 23 seasons but the Springfield Lasers are finally the World TeamTennis champions. Springfield overpowered the top-seeded Philadelphia Freedoms, 19-18, at Sunday's World TeamTennis Finals presented by GEICO on the campus of Drexel University in Philadelphia.
The ATP, governing body of men's professional tennis, has announced the opening of an international tender process to determine the future location of the ATP World Tour's season finale, the Nitto ATP Finals, beyond 2020.