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Friday, May 30, 2014


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Murray Is Advised To Consider A Woman For His Coach

While Andy Murray remains tight lipped about the name of his next coach, both his mother Judy and seven times French Open champion Chris Evert are insistent that a woman could most certainly coach one of the leading men’s players.


Murray Defends His Foul Mouth

Andy Murray says his reputation as a foul-mouthed player in the heat of battle is unfair, since his swearing during a match is done in easily understood English. The French Open seventh seed insists there is much worse coming from the mouths of other players in their less diffused national tongues.


Reaching The Third Round In Paris, Gasquet Surprises Everyone, Including Himself

After almost withdrawing from the tournament, Richard Gasquet finds himself in the third round of the French Open.

Having not played since Miami with a back injury, Gasquet had begun to hit serves and play points only a few days before the tournament began, and said he would not have played if it had not been his national Grand Slam.


Murray Advances In Paris Without A Coach

Andy Murray has sidestepped more speculation of his next coach after posting a straightforward win into the third round of the French Open. The Scot then faced more questioning on when and whom he will announce as his new coach after splitting with Ivan Lendl two months ago.




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Tennis Job of the Day

Georgia Tech University, Atlanta, Georgia, is seeking an assistant women’s coach. 404 894 0438.

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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:


Tennis Job of The Month

U.S. Promotions Director, Wilson Racquet Sports    

Wilson is currently seeking a Promotions Director will develop and execute grassroots strategies and consumer programs to drive our brand and business with our targeted consumer.  This role will manage promotional programs and partnerships to drive consumer engagement through our various trade & consumer key business drivers.  The Director will drive our day-to-day “in the field” sell-thru / sell-out actions working in collaboration with the GTM organization.  Specific duties may include:

  • Develop and execute regional and national grassroots events and programs that target our key consumers and fit within the established business plan

  • Plan, coordinate and execute day to day consumer events and activities to drive sell-thru / sell-out aligned to brand strategy and GTM activities

  • Ensure targeted programs / partnerships / plans integrated into overall grassroots / consumer strategies

  • Oversee budgets / tracking to ensure maximum return on promotional investment

  • Work with stakeholders throughout the organization to build consensus and enthusiasm around major initiatives and gather collaborative feedback across functions (particularly sales/customer marketing) to align objectives, improve execution and maximize in-market impact

  • Continue to develop new and creative promotional concepts
  • Work in conjunction with the area sales teams to ensure that marketing initiatives and programs are leveraged across the sales channel and the brand image is brought to life

  • Qualified candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business or related field, and (7) years strong experience in brand marketing and/or grassroots/promotions, including (3) years directly managing teams and/or indirectly leading cross-functional teams.  
Other qualifications include:

  • Varsity tennis player or avid tennis enthusiast

  • Strong understanding of brand management, including the ability to understand the intangible representation of a brand

  • Demonstrated strategic thinker with ability to create competitive strategies and plans

  • Proven analytical, problem solving and strategic planning ability

  • Results-oriented with solid analytical skills and business acumen

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills; ability to communicate and work effectively across regions and cultures in a highly matrix environment

  • Ability to travel 30%

This position is located at Wilson’s Global Headquarters in Chicago.  Wilson team members enjoy a casual work environment, great health and retirement benefits, and a free health club membership.

If you meet our requirements and are interested in joining our legacy of achievement,
please CLICK HERE to apply


Club To Be Auctioned

Lender Ordered Auction: Operating Tennis Club in Beautiful Augusta, Georgia -- June 17, 2014, 11 a.m., on-site, 3206 W. Wimbledon Dr. The Club at Rae's Creek offers 13 tennis courts, including 6 hard courts, 2 red clay and 5 Har-Tru clay. The club is equipped with facilities for a restaurant and/or sports bar, and the 8,000+/- sq. ft. clubhouse also includes a full fitness center, two pools, men's and ladies' locker rooms, a pro shop, and a third floor available for offices or numerous other uses.

The club offers a resort-like setting with mature trees, and the famous Rae's Creek flowing through the property, which is just two miles from Augusta National. This is an excellent investment opportunity with major value-added potential. For more information, visit or call Tim Mast, CAI, AARE at (888) 791-7307 x84. Tranzon Asset Advisors | Edward Durnil | Georgia Firm # H-65291 | Auctioneer #AU003960 and Broker #350256 | 7% buyer's premium applies to high bid.


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


Want to Buy a Club

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