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Wednesday, March 12, 2014


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Wawrinka Insists He Is Not Shooting For Number One Ranking

Despite his Australian Open title and his solid winning start at Indian Wells, Stanislas Wawrinka still insists that dreams of a possible No. 1 ranking are not a part of his thinking.


Federer Likes His New Racquet

Roger Federer says he is pleased with his new, larger racquet and is talking to Wilson this week about whether any small adjustments need to be made.

"I'm not really thinking of it, so that's a major step in the right direction," he said. "That's the best you can ask for when you switch rackets.


After Miami, Nadal Will Be Playing On Clay

Rafael Nadal has only one more hardcourt tournament (Miami) left before he can make his return to his beloved clay, with the world No. 1 headlining again at his home Barcelona Open. Officials are even happier about the financial outlook for the event which can profit from the entry of seven of the ATP top 20 and which has added sponsors.


King Wonders Why So Few Female Coaches On The Tours

Billie Jean King is a tireless campaigner for sexual equality not just in tennis but in life. And she has turned her attention to a subject very close to home, asking why there are not more female coaches of leading players not just on the WTA circuit but also the ATP World Tour.


US Open National Playoffs To Be Held Again This Year

The USTA announced that the US Open National Playoffs will be held for the fifth season this year, expanding the footprint of the US Open to cities nationwide by providing the opportunity for all players 14 years of age and older to earn a berth into the US Open. The US Open National Playoffs include both men’s and women’s singles, as well as mixed doubles. Registration opens on Saturday, March 15, at


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 Tuesday were Stacey Allaster, Dan Santorum, John Embree, Jeff Williams, David Egdes, Pete Francesconi, Ted Murray, Arthur Mrozowski, Jeff Adams, Kurt Kamperman and Jorge Andrew.


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Tennis Job Classifieds

Title:  Digital Specialist
Dept:  Racquet Sports
Location: Chicago

Resumes to:


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 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


  • 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)


  • 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 with subject line:  Digital Specialist.  We offer a casual, comfortable work environment and excellent benefits.


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