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Monday, March 10, 2014


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Baltacha Announces She Has Cancer

Baltacha ‘s tennis career was for the most part a battle
against superior forces such as illness, injury and
opposing players she admitted were far more talented.
Yet she made her mark by becoming Britain’s first woman
to figure in the world’s top 50 since Anne Hobbs 24
years previously. Now she faces a far more serious fight
after being diagnosed as suffering from cancer of the


Nadal Admits He Has A Bothersome Back Injury

Rafael Nadal admits that his back injury from the
Australian open finals loss to Stan Wawrinka remains a
problem and is draining away his confidence on serve.
The Spanish top seed scraped through in his opening
match of an Indian Wells title defense, beating Radek
Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 7-5.


of Indian Wells, Del Potro Hopes To Play In Miami

Martin Del Potro continues to be hopeful of his left
wrist will allow him to play in the upcoming Sony Open
in Miami after quitting mid-match in the recent Dubai
Duty Free Championships and then withdrawing from the
ongoing BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells after using a
doubles match to gauge his fitness.


Wawrinka Says Month Off Is What He Needed

Stanislas Wawrinka confirmed
that a long rest of nearly a month was exactly what he
needed to clear his head and prepare for a resumption of
tennis after winning the Australian Open. The world No.
3 Swiss last played the week after his Melbourne triumph
over Rafael Nadal, joining with Federer to help
Switzerland into the second round of the Davis Cup over


Hantuchova Hopes For Help From
New Coach Lundgren

Daniela Hantuchova will hope
that newly appointed Swedish coach Peter Lundgren can
help her recovery from a slump which has resulted in
three straight defeats. The Slovak who once stood fifth
on the WTA but now languishers at 34th and won the last
of her six trophy’s last June on grass in Britain,


Fed Cup Semifinal Set For Pat
Rafter Arena

Pat Rafter Arena will
host the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal between
Australia and Germany, to be staged over the Easter
weekend in April.


Larson Visits With Tennis
People At Indian Wells

During the tournament at Indian
Wells Daily Tennis News publisher Bob Larson sits at the
Indian Wells media-player lunchroom daily. He
traditionally spends every day sitting at the first
outdoors table visiting with tennis people.

Some of those who stopped by
over the week end were Donald Dell, Eric Butorac, Tim
Butorac, Chris Howard, David Haggerty, Robert Lansdorp,
Rick Angus, Tom Tebbutt, Joel Drucker, Steve Simon and
Charlie Pasarell. 


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Larson Tennis produces several tennis newsletters. One of these is Daily
Tennis News—Business. This publication is a daily report on the money in
tennis; Who is getting the money, Where does it come from, What do they
do with it and Where does it go.

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">" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline; text-underline: single"> and say you want a sample of Tennis Business.

Tennis Job of the Day

Hollywood Golf Club, Deal, New
Jersey, is seeking a pro. 732 531 0900.

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
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Tennis Job Classifieds

Wilson Sporting Goods is seeking
US Commercial Manager – Specialty Channel (Hard Goods)

Reports to:                 
Global Commercial Director (Hard Goods)

Location:  Chicago, IL


This role is responsible for
driving our category strategies (within the Rqt Sports
Specialty Channel of distribution) to achieve our brand
and business objectives.  The Commercial Manager
leads GTM (Go-To-Market) planning (within our I2C
process) working closely with the Product, Marketing,
and functional teams to also develop the GTM Toolbox and
ensure alignment with our sales team for day to day
execution.  This position works closely with the
Global Commercial Director to develop the commercial
strategies and GTM framework, validate KBDs and align
KPIs to ensure the Commercial / GTM plan achieves
profitable growth. 

Understanding the market
landscape, including consumer targets, channel dynamics,
key accounts, competition, and managing effectively our
business objectives day to day are critical to success
in this role.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Align the Commercial / GTM plan with our Global
    Brand objectives to maximize local sales and

  • Develop the GTM Toolbox (sell-in / sell-thru /
    sell-out) working with our Marketing, Product, and
    Sales teams

  • Expert understanding of the category range, key
    products, end user benefits and the price/value

  • Validate the range plan / mix to the consumer and
    channel target opportunities

  • Drive the local Assortment Plan and Pricing

  • Validate the Inventory plan and drive ongoing
    inventory action plans

  • Align KBDs and KPIs (working with the sales team)

  • Develop ongoing trade sales and promotional programs
    (working with sales team) 

  • Partner with Sales to identify business development
    opportunities within existing channel

  • Lead Commercial Briefings / GTM meetings and provide
    support for Sales Rep Launch meetings

  • Key Account presentation planning and support

  • Provide market data and competitor analysis

Measuring Success of role:

  • GM% and Revenue targets

  • KPI targets achieved

  • Market share growth at
    specialty channel

Required Education and

  • Bachelor Degree in Business
    or related field

  • 5+ years in packaged goods,
    a related industry or sales

  • Strong background in tennis / avid player is

  • Experience in marketing,
    finance and/or sales in the tennis racket industry
    is a plus

Other Qualifications, Skills
& Abilities:

  • Strong communication (oral and written) and
    presentation skills

  • Solid organizational
    skills, analytical ability, and strategic planning

  • Strong computer proficiency
    in Word, Excel, PowerPoint is required

  • Experience with SAP is a

  • Ability to
    travel, 30% required (primarily in U.S., with some
    limited international travel)

If you meet our requirements and
are interested in applying for the position, please send
your resume to">">  with subject line:
Commercial Manager. Please also include the Open
Position Application form when applying (available on
the Wilson Intranet).


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, and 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">"> or to">">  Thanks for your


Title:  Digital

Dept:  Racquet Sports

Location: Chicago

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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

  • 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

  • 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 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


  • Bachelors Degree
    in design, marketing, computer science, or extensive and relevant

  • 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

  • Previous Tennis experience is highly
    preferred (playing, coaching)


  • 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">" style="color: blue; text-decoration: underline" title="">"> with subject line:  Digital Specialist.  We offer
a casual, comfortable work environment and excellent benefits


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">">


A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

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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