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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


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Blake To Retire In New York

After one of the most noble, eloquent and at times hugely unfortunate tennis careers, United States Davis Cup winner James Blake chose Day One of the US Open to announce his retirement at the age of 33.




Isner Praises Roddick, The Last American Man To Win A Major

John Isner is not letting the pressure get to him on the tenth anniversary of the last time a US man won a grand slam singles title.

Isner praised Roddick for carrying on the long US winning tennis tradition of previous decades - which appears to have ended for now. "Andy's legacy, he's a grand slam champion - not many people can say that. He was the flag-bearer for American tennis for so long, it seemed like 10 years. He did a lot for our sport. A lot of the American guys currently playing today look up to him."



Kleybanova Is Focused On Getting Her Game Back.

Former top-20 player Alisa Kleybanova was overjoyed to have scored her first Grand Slam victory since she was diagnosed with cancer back in the summer of 2011. The Russian returned to Futures and Challengers play in the spring and also compete in World TeamTennis for the Springfield Lasers, but she just began WTA competition earlier this month


This Is A New Evans

Last chance saloon can be a pretty lucrative place as Daniel Evans, the prodigal son of British tennis, is finding out at the US Open. Earlier this year the Birmingham-based player was told the Lawn Tennis Association would accept no more excuses for his insubordinate and unprofessional behaviour but the warning was heeded and a shock first round win against 11th seed Kei Nishikori and guaranteed at least $53,000 in the bank.



Djokovic Addressed The United Nations

Novak Djokovic stepped temporarily into the role of international goodwill spokesman during a rare speech to the United Nations. The event took place only hours before the ATP Heritage gala night honors 40 years of world No. 1 players.




Connors Bemoans The Power Game Of Today

Jimmy Connors has his criticisms about the modern game even after rubbing shoulder with the current stars of tennis at the ATP's New York celebration of 40 years of the rankings.

The opinionated 60-year-old who spent less than a month this summer as coach of injured women's diva Maria Sharapova characterized modern tennis to the New York Times as "a flat-out power game, with the emphasis too much on just one stroke, the serve."


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Tennis Jobs of the Week

Rochester Athletic Club Teaching Pro
MIDTOWN ATHLETIC CLUB, a division of Tennis Corporation of America, seeks an experienced tennis professional for our prestigious club in Rochester, New York.

Our most successful tennis professionals have three or more years of teaching experience. They have flexible availability * possess outstanding written and verbal skills * highly organized, creative and energetic * possess NTRP rating 4.5 or higher with collegiate playing experience * maintain at least one nationally recognized tennis certification * enjoy talking about and promoting the game of tennis * able to actively promote programs and lessons * provide remarkable customer service.

Resumes to, Laramie Gavin at Qualified candidate should expect $35,000 - $45,000 annually plus an extensive benefits package along with vacation and 401K. MTAC is an EOE. Position available immediately.


USTA Georgia Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer
The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer (COO) of USTA Georgia (USTA GA).  Overall, the Executive Director is responsible for achieving the mission of USTA GA:  to guide USTA GA to new levels of operating success, visibility, and prominence in the promotion and development of the growth of tennis in Georgia through implementation of the USTA GA Strategic Plan.
The Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations and financials of USTA GA to focus them on the promoting and growing the game of tennis in GA.  The Executive Director exercises leadership and acts as a liaison between staff and BoD and committees within USTA GA, and between USTA Southern and National staff and the USTA GA leadership.  USTA GA is one of nine state tennis associations (USTA “Districts”) within the USTA Southern Section.  The USTA GA Executive Director is expected to develop professional relationships with the Executive Directors of the other USTA Southern districts and to work closely with USTA and USTA Southern staff with the objective of growing the game of tennis in Georgia.  The ultimate objective of the Executive Director is to promote the USTA and USTA GA with the long-term goals of increasing participation and USTA memberships, while enhancing a strong, positive image and awareness of USTA GA programs and building a sustainable partnership between the association and the constituency it serves.  Accepting applications at through 8/31.


Tennis Center Pro—Marietta, Georgia
Tennis Dynamics manages the Laurel Park Tennis Center and we are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and professional individual to round out our current staff. The Laurel Park Tennis Center is located in Marietta, GA. The facility consists of 13 tennis courts. Our programs include junior and adult ALTA/USTA teams as well as Junior and Adult clinics during the week and weekends.  The ideal candidate will have collegiate playing experience and/or an NTRP rating of 4.5 or higher. The position will begin as part-time but could easily lead to a full-time position for the right individual. This individual will assist in implementing current programs and help create new programs. Professional certification preferred as well as strong playing skills. Candidates will also possess strong communication skills, positive attitude, excellent teamwork, desire to provide outstanding customer service, and a charismatic enthusiasm about the sport of tennis. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekend and potentially holiday hours. This position will receive an hourly rate for all clinics, lessons, and team practices taught. Racquet stringing and pro shop hours may also be part of this individual’s responsibility. Compensation is based on experience. If you are interested in the position please send an email that includes resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to


Product Manager; Strings- Wilson Sporting Good Co.; Chicago, IL
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Chicago, IL is currently hiring a Product Manager for Strings. Will lead product development of strings, grips and stringing machines.  Will provide analysis, communication, line planning, and exceptional direction for all markets as “the expert” in strings and grips.  Ideal candidate will be an active tennis player with knowledge and experience with strings, grips, and stringing machines. This candidate should have at least 3 years of retail experience. If you are interested in applying, please send resume to with subject line “ Product Manager, Strings”.


Associate Tennis Professional-Edmond, Oklahoma
Edmond Racquet Club, Edmond Oklahoma is a family oriented tennis club with a competitive Junior Tennis Academy. 
Applicants for this full time position should be enthusiastic, quality individuals with college experience or minimum 4.5 rating.  Responsibilities mainly include teaching private and group lessons both children and adults at many levels, stringing rackets, and some facility upkeep.
Medical and retirement benefits.
Contractual agreement required.
A university is located 5 miles away and scheduling is adaptable if you are additionally interested in educational opportunities.
Send resume to Dwight Nuckolls at


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Tennis Job of the Day

Dodge City Country Club, Dodge City, Kansas seeks a pro. 620 225 4242.


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A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

A professional tennis photographer has been shooting for almost 40 years at all the major and minor tennis tournaments for the wires systems, daily newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies. He has been to venues all over the world and has compiled tennis images (archives) of all the professionals and some juniors.  The images have all been preserved in a temperature-controlled environment and are color positives (slides), color and black & white negatives and contact sheets, as well as digital. There are in excess of 400,000 images and they are for sale. Seller will transfer copyright and will give total usage to the purchaser. Lists available with players, tournaments, dates, etc. For more information please contact  954-448-4999.


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