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Friday, February 5, 2014

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Nominations Announced For Fed Cup World Group And World Group II Ties

The ITF has announced the official team nominations for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II first round ties taking place on February 8-9.

 

WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND

USA v ITALY
Venue: Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH (hard – indoors)
USA

Madison Keys
Alison Riske
Christina McHale
Lauren Davis
Captain: Mary Joe Fernandez

Italy
Karin Knapp
Camila Giorgi
Nastassja Burnett
Alice Matteucci
Captain: Corrado Barazzutti

SPAIN v CZECH REPUBLIC
Venue: Centro de Tenis Blas Infante, Seville (clay – outdoors)
Spain
Carla Suarez Navarro
Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor
Silvia Soler-Espinosa
Lara Arruabarrena
Captain: Conchita Martinez

Czech Republic
Petra Kvitova
Lucie Safarova
Klara Zakopalova
Andrea Hlavackova
Captain: Petr Pala

SLOVAK REPUBLIC v GERMANY
Venue: Aegon Arena, National Tennis Centre, Bratislava (hard – indoors)
Slovak Republic
Dominika Cibulkova
Daniela Hantuchova
Magdalena Rybarikova
Jana Cepelova
Captain: Matej Liptak

Germany
Angelique Kerber
Sabine Lisicki
Andrea Petkovic
Julia Goerges
Captain: Barbara Rittner

AUSTRALIA v RUSSIA
Venue: Domain Tennis Centre, Hobart (hard – outdoors)
Australia
Samantha Stosur
Casey Dellacqua
Ashleigh Barty
Storm Sanders
Captain: Alicia Molik

Russia
Victoria Kan
Irina Khromacheva
Valeria Solovyeva
Veronika Kudermetova
Captain: Anastasia Myskina

WORLD GROUP II FIRST ROUND

CANADA v SERBIA
Venue: Complexe Sportif Claude Robillard, Montreal (hard – indoors)
Canada
Eugenie Bouchard
Sharon Fichman
Gabriela Dabrowski
Aleksandra Wozniak
Captain: Sylvain Bruneau

Serbia
Bojana Jovanovski
Vesna Dolonc
Jovana Jaksic
Aleksandra Krunic
Captain: Dejan Vranes

SWEDEN v POLAND
Venue: Borashallen, Boras (hard – indoors)
Sweden
Johanna Larsson
Sofia Arvidsson
Rebecca Peterson
Hilda Melander
Captain: Lars-Anders Wahlgren

Poland
Agnieszka Radwanska
Katarzyna Piter
Paula Kania
Alicja Rosolska
Captain: Tomasz Wiktorowski

FRANCE v SWITZERLAND
Venue: Stade de Coubertin, Paris (hard – indoors
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France
Alize Cornet
Kristina Mladenovic
Caroline Garcia
Virginie Razzano
Captain: Amelie Mauresmo

Switzerland
Stefanie Voegele
Belinda Bencic
Viktorija Golubic
Timea Bacsinszky
Captain: Heinz Guenthardt

ARGENTINA v JAPAN
Venue: Pilara Tennis Club, Buenos Aires (clay – outdoors)
Argentina
Paula Ormachea
Maria Irigoyen
Florencia Molinero
Catalina Pella
Captain: Maria-Jose Gaidano

Japan
Kurumi Nara
Misaki Doi
Risa Ozaki
Shuko Aoyama
Captain: Yuka Kaneko

 

Downey Looks For An Upswing In British Tennis Interest

Michael Downey has only spent a month in his new job, chief executive of Britain’s Lawn Tennis Association, but he is already preaching a familiar mantra; that the success of Andy Murray will boost grass roots tennis in the United Kingdom.

 

 

Nadal Can’t Decide Whether To Play South American Swing Or Not

It's now up to Rafael Nadal whether to fly off to South America to resume ATP play after being handed a positive progress report on the state of his back injury suffered during the Australian Open. The No. 1 seems upbeat about his chances of resuming play next week in Buenos Aires: "I'm fine, I've continued treatment since I returned from Melbourne. I've not yet hit the court or done any exercise, but I hope to start on Thursday," he told Spain's COPE radio, adding that he will make a late decision on whether to play Buenos Aires, followed by Rio de Janeiro.
 

 

Gasquet Will Show off the Bruguera Effect in Barcelona 

The impact of new Spanish coach Sergi Bruguera is starting to be felt on the game of ninth-ranked Richard Gasquet as the Frenchman returns to April's Barcelona ATP event for the first time since 2011. In his last appearance, Gasquet achieved his tournament-best of the third round in a loss to Gael Monfils. It will be the fourth Barcelona appearance for Gasquet, whose one-handed backhand is one of the top examples of the style on the ATP.

 

Tennis Legend Passes Away

Louise Brough Clapp, the United States tennis star who was unquestionably one of the sport’s true legends, winning 35 Grand Slam titles in the 1940’s and ‘50’s, has died at the age of 90.

 

 

 

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If you are interested in the business side of tennis, you will find it interesting.  For a free copy of Daily Tennis News—Business, just send an email to bob@tennisnews.com and say you want a sample of Tennis Business.

 

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Tennis Job of the Day

Missouri City Park & Recreation, Missouri City, Texas seeks a pro. 281 403 8500.

Bob Larson’s Tennis publishes Daily Tennis Jobs newsletter, a daily list of available tennis jobs throughout the US market. Only $10 a month.  For a free sample of the current list, just email bob@tennisnews.com and say you want a free sample of Jobs.

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Tennis Job of the Week

Sales Manager

The College Park Tennis Club (CPTC) is interviewing for a full time sales manager.   Benefits include health insurance.

The CPTC is a premiere tennis club located just outside downtown Washington, DC.  The College Park Tennis Club is a USTA Regional Training Center, home of the Junior Tennis Champions Center training program, as well as, the University of Maryland tennis team. The CPTC is an award-winning facility and is recognized as one of the most comprehensive tennis venues in the United States.

Sales Manager is responsible for new memberships and retention.  Duties include internal and external lead generation, networking, prospecting, tours, corporate outreach and helping promote our patented beginner tennis program, Rally in 10. Must be proficient with all social media, including generating leads on our upcoming website.  A tennis playing/teaching background is preferred and an appreciation of the values of the sport is mandatory.

Email your resume to apant@cptennisclub.com.

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Tennis Jobs of the Month

Adult Program Coordinator

“The USTA/Midwest Section is looking for a full-time Adult Program Coordinator. The Adult Program coordinator duties will include promoting, recruiting and coordinating participation in the USTA League Program as well as promoting, developing and growing the USTA/Midwest Section Tennis on Campus program. The submission deadline for resumes and cover letters is February 28, 2014. Please send resumes and cover letters to midwesthr@midwest.usta.com. For more information on this position, visit the USTA/Midwest Section at www.midwest.usta.com.”

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Title:  Digital Specialist
Dept:  Racquet Sports
Location: Chicago

Resumes to:  rsjobs@wilson.com

OVERVIEW:

Wilson Sporting Goods is looking for a Digital Specialist to be responsible for supporting the design and implementation of all digital and community based assets for the Racquet Sports Division.  This hands-on role will execute the development and implementation of digital materials that support and improve the company’s online user experience while systematically growing the brands reach and presence. 

Specific duties may include:

  • Support the development, implementation and evolution of the Wilson Racquet Sports Divisions Business to Consumer (B2C) and Business to Business (B2B) online programs
  • Administer and monitor the businesses digital media strategies and performance, including scheduling, budgets and providing periodic status reports to management, and incorporating feedback to and from the executive level 
  • Administer and support the brands Social Media strategy and targeted marketing programs such as SEM, SEO, CRM, online media and other acquisition and customer retention programs
  • Administer and manage the scope of work with outside digital agencies and in-house marketing team to achieve critical online growth goals
  • Manage the user experience (UX) for Wilson.com/tennis and support the further development of Wilson’s global web presence
  • Manage brand and retail partner website shopping cart strategies including maintenance and brand promotional execution

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelors Degree in design, marketing, computer science, or extensive and relevant experience
  • 3 years experience in completing and managing online projects with minimal oversight and against aggressive timelines
  • 3 years online support experience with a strong technical foundation
  • 3 years experience with online content management
  • 3 years experience drawing conclusions and creating action plans based on analysis of data
  • Previous Tennis experience is highly preferred (playing, coaching)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ability to digest web and online sales metrics to demonstrate return on investment and overall performance
  • Extensive experience in building brand communities utilizing social media content appropriate for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc
  • Comprehensive knowledge of e-marketing strategies and implementation, including website content management, search engine optimization and tracking, database management, email marketing
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple requests at once
  • Continual attention to detail in producing deliverables, establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Experience with working with marketing and sales professionals desirable
  • Strong knowledge of web technologies (HTML & JavaScript & Flash)
  • Limited travel about 5%

Wilson Sporting Goods Co. is the brand behind more winning moments in sports every day than any other brand in the world.  We have been at the heart of sports history for almost a century, and no other company has been as influential and intimately involved in shaping the games of tennis, golf, baseball and American football as Wilson. 

If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement, please send your resume to rsjobs@wilson.com with subject line:  Digital Specialist.  We offer a casual, comfortable work environment and excellent benefits.

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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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THIS WEEK

MEN
Montpellier
Vina del Mar
Zagreb

WOMEN
Fed Cup

NEXT WEEK

MEN
Buenos Aires
Memphis
Rotterdam

WOMEN
Doha

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