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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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Stosur Is Working On Raising Her Game

Samantha Stosur is hoping to at least preserve her record of quarter-finals showings over the past three years in Dubai, with the former US Open winner working to lift her tennis this week in the Gulf. The Australian made a so-so start last week, winning a round before exiting in Doha.

Now, she is working to lift her performance in the emirate. "I would like to try and go further,” the 29-year-old told local media. “I like the conditions here and have played well in years past. I’m playing pretty well so I guess it’s just a matter of putting everything together in matches where it really counts. But so far I’m happy with the way my year has started and hopefully I can build on that as the week continues.”

 

Henman Is Helping Raise Level Of British Tennis

Tim Henman is quietly doing his bit to try and keep British tennis on an upward path after the Wimbledon title breakthrough last summer of former protégé Andy Murray.

Henman, whose four Wimbledon semi-finals set the pace for the host nation until Murray made title breakthrough, is working with the Jaguar Academy of Sport, a body which aims to nurture and inspire British sporting excellence.

 

John McEnroe To Have New ESPN Radio Gig

John McEnroe will try his hand again talking sports outside of tennis. In tennis, the now 55 year old is a wanted analyst for every major network given how entertaining he can be, but outside of tennis he has not been so successful. He has signed a contract with ESPN radio.

 

Li  And Peng Make WTA Rankings History For China

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) announced that Li Na and Peng Shuai have set new national records for Chinese tennis following their rise to career-high rankings in the latest WTA rankings released Monday. Two-time Grand Slam event champion Li Na becomes the first Asian player to hold the WTA World No.2 singles ranking, while Peng Shuai is the first Chinese player to ascend to the WTA World No.1 doubles ranking.

 

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Tennis Job of the Day

The Southern California section of the USTA is seeking a coordinator of after school tennis. 310 208 3838.

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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 at its facility in College Park ,MD, minutes from Washington DC.  

The CPTC is a premiere tennis club, a USTA Regional Training Center and  home of the Junior Tennis Champions Center and 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 generating new memberships and maximizing retention of existing members.  Duties include internal and external lead generation, networking, prospecting, tours, corporate outreach and promoting our patented beginner tennis program, “Rally in 10”. Must be proficient with all social media, including generating leads on our websites, cptennisclub.net and jtcc.org. A tennis playing/teaching background is preferred and an appreciation of the values of the sport is mandatory.

This position reports directly to General MANAGER Ajay Pant and also to CEO Ray Benton on external sales and outreach. The most important function is to generate new business in the form of club memberships, club events and partnerships with organizations in the surrounding area.  A confident outgoing personality is essential as this person will be the initial identity of CPTC in the community.

Please email your resume to apant@cptennis.com or to rbenton@jtcc.org.  Thanks for your interest.

 

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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Want to Buy a Club

Investor looking to lease or purchase tennis club/facility. . .  Preferably in South Florida, but open to other parts of the country.  Interested parties may contact bob@tennisnews.com.

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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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