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Friday, March 1, 2013


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International Tennis Federation Celebrates 100 Years

The International Tennis Federation (ITF), founded on March 1, 1913, today celebrates its centenary as the international governing body of tennis with the publication of its new book The International Tennis Federation: A Century of Contribution to Tennis.

Photo courtesy ITF


ITF Celebrates World Tennis Day

The ITF is launching World Tennis Day on Monday, March 4 in a bid to promote tennis and increase participation among young players around the globe. World Tennis Day will be centred around two high-profile events - the well-established BNP Paribas Showdown in New York’s Madison Square Garden and a new event of the same name to be played at the AsiaWorld-Arena in Hong Kong.



MSG Networks To Air BNP Paribas Showdown Preview

Before four of the biggest names in tennis take the court at Madison Square Garden, MSG Networks will present “The World of Tennis: BNP Paribas Showdown Preview” show on March 1 at 5:30 p.m. on MSG. The sixth annual BNP Paribas Showdown will take place Monday, March 4 at Madison Square Garden and will feature Rafael Nadal, Victoria Azarenka, Serena Williams and Juan Martin del Potro.


Berdych Suggests On-Court Clocks To Speed Up Play

Tomas Berdych was one of the harshest critics of the ATP World Tour’s new umpiring directive to tighten up on time rules between serves at the beginning of the year.  “It's so simple,” said the world no.6. “Let's put the clock there. Then everybody goes by the clock. Up to now it's really inconsistent and the umpires should be more clear on what is going on.


Fish To Play Indian Wells

It's finally looking like a comeback to the ATP for Mardy Fish, who has played only occasionally - and not during the past six months - after his heart-scare problems began a year ago. Now the former top 10 player now ranked 32, has said he expects to return to the court at the Indian Wells Masters, to be followed by his home event in Miami.



Djokovic Says Tour Players Should Remember To Interact With The Fans

Sport and its’ megastars such as Tiger Woods, Lance Armstrong and Oscar Pistorius have been involved in controversy that has moved from the sports pages of newspapers to the front. Now Novak Djokovic believes it is time to redress the balance.



Federer Understands What Davydenko Is Going Through  

Roger Federer can relate to his longtime rival Nikolay Davydenko on many levels, including the fact that both veterans are now fathers, traveling the ATP with their young children. Federer, who posed his 19th win from 21 meetings with the quirky Russian who once stood inside the top 5, understands his longtime opponent from all angles.



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Tennis Job of The Week

USPTA Is Seeking a Director of Marketing

The USPTA is seeking a Director of Marketing who will play an important role in expanding the organization’s brand identity.  They will seek opportunities for endorsements and ad sales.

10consistent communication and strong relationships with key industry contacts; managing contracts, ads and general sales; track sales and suggest promotional ideas; and work on special projects.

The Director will also have an integral role in planning and coordinating the association’s annual convention, be responsible for organizing and promoting the trade show and securing endorsements and exhibitors.

Send cover letter and resume to before March 25.


Pro Tennis Coach Available

Available: Pro Tennis Coach. If you want to play the pro tour and you’ve got what it takes, call or email me. 952-393-6812 or


Tennis Club For Sale

“This is your chance to own a premier tennis, fitness and swim club located in Augusta, Georgia.  The club is situated on six acres (fee simple ownership), heavily wooded and beautifully landscaped with palm trees, mature pines and oaks and other landscape plants, and is located on a tributary known throughout the world, the famous Raes Creek which runs through the club and then Augusta National Golf Club, just four miles downstream.  The club features 13 championship courts all of which are fully lighted for night play.  The courts include two Red Clay courts, five “Har-Tru” clay courts and six US Open style hard courts (with stands and bleachers set up for professional tournament viewing).  The club also has a junior Olympic-size swimming pool, and a separate large family pool viewable from the clubhouse which is shaped like a tennis racquet.  The huge 8,000 square foot clubhouse (completed in 2005) includes a potential fully-equipped restaurant and/or sports bar facility, locker rooms with nice wood lockers, office space, a spacious pro shop, and complete nautilus and cardio theatre fitness center.  Serious potential purchasers please request details by email at or call Richard at 706-231-1353.”


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