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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Del Potro Won’t Play Davis Cup This Year; Still Angry With Federation

After Argentina fell to Italy 3-1 at home at the start of February and was forced into a World Group playoff, Argentine Tennis Federation chief Arturo Grimaldi said he was willing to sit down with his top player, Juan Martin Del Potro and try and work something out for the next tie, which will be held in September.

Apparently, nothing positive occurred because on Monday, Del Potro – who did not play against Italy – said that he will not play Davis Cup for the rest of 2014.

 

Nadal Has Doubts About His Playing Future

As he begins play at the new Rio ATP event, Rafael Nadal cannot hide doubts about his tennis longevity. The world No. 1 got back onto court for the first time since losing the Australian Open final with back pains to Stanislas Wawrinka, taking the first step in his comeback after a three-week pause by advancing to the second round of the South American clay tournament imported from San Jose.

 

Halep Has Very Serious Injury

In the space of just two days Simona Halep went from experiencing what she termed one of the best moments of her life to the anguish of not knowing when she will be able to play tennis again.

On Sunday  the Romanian won the Qatar Total Open but just 48 hours later she was forced to quit the Dubai Duty Free Championships with serious Achilles tendon problems.

 

Miami Schedules Djokovic For Kick-Off Of First Weekend

IMG is using the system popularized by San Jose’s tournament director Bill Rapp by determining in advance the day a star attraction will play their first match. In this case the tournament announces that Novak Djokovic will play on Friday, March 21. Rafael Nadal’s first match is also scheduled to play in advance; Saturday evening March 22.

Djokovic’s opponent will be revealed on Monday, March 17 when the rest of the men’s main draw is announced. The 30th edition of the Sony Open runs March 17-30 at the Crandon Park Tennis Center in Key Biscayne.

The road to the Butch Buchholz trophy won’t be easy. Besides Nadal and Djokovic, the men’s main draw includes  Roger Federer, Andy Murray and a host of other top players.

 

Laver To Debut at Tennis Fantasy Camp

Rod Laver, often considered the best player in tennis history, will make his debut at tennis' original fantasy camp, Tennis Fantasies with John Newcombe and the Legends, this coming October.

The 2014 edition of Tennis Fantasies with John Newcombe and the Legends takes place October 19-24. To learn more, contact Contardi at 1-800-874-7788, or via e-mail at stevec@towneproperties.com

 

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Tennis Job of the Day

Brookhaven CC, Dallas, Texas, seeks a head pro. 972 488 4827.

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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

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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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