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Tuesday, May 20, 2014


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Tennis Community Pays Respects to Baltacha At Her Funeral

Some of the most prominent names in British tennis including Tim Henman, Laura Robson, Judy Murray, Jo Durie, Anne Keothavong and Davis Cup captain Leon Smith.turned out to pay their respects to former British No 1 Elena Baltacha at her funeral in her home-town of Ipswich in the English county of Suffolk yesterday.


S. Williams Will Attend Wedding of Kim Kardashian to Kanye West

Serena Williams will reportedly take a break from her French Open preparations to attend the wedding of her friend, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West.


British TV Sportscaster Is Trying To Work His Way Out of 2013 Wimbledon Gaff

After British broadcast channel ITV have received several complaints about the decision to pair John Inverdale with retired Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli, following his un-gentlemanlike comments about her during coverage of her triumph at the All England Club, he has tried to explain his verbal actions.


Young Aussie Trained With Federer For French Open

Young Australian Nick Kyrgios will take valuable experience into the French Open after some elite hitting sessions with Roger Federer in Switzerland. The 19-year-old was asked to train with the master near Zurich several weeks ago as the No. 4 nervously waited out the birth of his second set of twins.


Stellar Cast To Cover French Open For Tennis Channel


Tennis Channel is adding 1991 and 1992 French Open Champion Jim Courier to its team for its eighth year of coverage at the Paris-based major. Starting with Opening Day Sunday, May 25, through the men's semifinal round Friday, June 6, the network will offer 12 days of live coverage at the 2014 French Open, followed by same-day encore matches during championship weekend. In all, Tennis Channel will dedicate more than 250 round-the-clock hours to this year's Roland Garros - 70 to live or first-run matches, almost 60 to encore replays and 120 to three-hour nightly show French Open Tonight (37-and-a-half first-run), hosted by Bill Macatee.


Happy Birthday, Wilson, on 100 years


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Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, Kentucky, seeks a head women’s coach. 270 743 0111.

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Tennis Job of the Week

Wilson Racquet Sports - Territory Manager

Wilson is the world's leading manufacturer of ball sports equipment.

The Wilson business is structured into three business areas: Racquet Sports, Team Sports and Golf.

We are currently looking for a Racquet Sports Territory Manager in the Tampa/Clearwater, Florida region. The Territory Sales Manager manages the sales efforts and operations for a defined territory to achieve and exceed revenue targets and market share growth objectives.

Essential Responsibilities

·         Achieve the annual territory sales plan revenue and distribution objectives in the defined territory and meet the annual key product category objectives.

·         Develop, plan, and execute a strategic sales plan in selling to and managing Team Dealers, Sporting Goods Retailers, Mass Merchants and other trade channels.

·         Maximize in-person contact and sales call coverage with assigned accounts, colleges, universities, high schools, travel organizations and leagues.

·         Recruit and manage high visibility teaching pros to enhance the promotion of Wilson Racquet Sports.

·         Increase Wilson’s brand presence and image with customers and consumers through promotional activity.

·         Develop annual business plan designed to deliver account objectives of assigned accounts.

·         Aggressively seek out and develop new business partners and accounts strategically within territory.

·         Keep Regional Manager informed of trade related information on an ongoing basis.

·         Develop and maintain great working relationships with key personnel in each account.

·         Develop layouts/merchandising concepts for accounts to ensure distribution/merchandising objectives are met.

·         Complete all reports and records on a timely basis.

·         Prepare and review each account’s performance in a business review each quarter.

Required Education & Experience

·         Bachelor’s Degree, equivalent work experience may be substituted

·         2-3 years sales experience in packaged goods or related industry

·         Tennis industry selling experience preferred

Qualifications, Skills, Abilities & Competencies    

·         Demonstrated ability to sell, influence and negotiate

·         Strong oral and written communication skills required within and outside the organization

·         Excellent organizational skills, analytical ability and strategic planning

·         Strong computer proficiency in Microsoft Products:  Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point

·         Knowledge of SAP is preferred

·         Extensive travel required

·         Must have reliable transportation

·         Home office environment required

·         Strong knowledge of the sport of tennis and indoor sports

If you meet our requirements and are interested in applying for the position, please apply online:


Club For Lease

Are you a Tennis Pro looking to own your own business? There is an opportunity for you at a Tennis Club in Southern Vermont. We are looking for a Tennis Pro to take over the club. The club is for lease for 1,000 a month with the option to buy. The individual would be responsible to pay all Operating Expenses including Property Taxes. The Club has 2 Indoor Hard and 2 Outdoor Clay Courts and a Fitness Facility. Ideal situation for a Tennis Pro.

Contact Bob Cofer at (860)482-9424 or


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