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Monday, June 2, 2014


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Federer Loses Match After Gulbis Takes Injury Time Out

Controversy often accompanies a Roger Federer exit from a Grand Slam tournament and his earliest loss at the French Open in tennis years was no exception. Ernests Gulbis was the perpetrator and in many people’s eyes his crime was to take an injury time out at a crucial point of the match.


Nadal Looks Like He Understands About Speeding Up His Game

Rafael Nadal may actually be starting to get the message that he needs to speed up his play. The notoriously slow clay ace who can take up to 30 leisurely seconds - the limit is 20 at a grand slam and 25 on the ATP - finally has a fear of point penalties. And he tries to play quick-smart when hardline Frenchman Pascal Maria is in the chair.


Nadal Admits He Is Having Back Problems

Rafael Nadal is experiencing back problems once again, saying that the injury has been affecting his serve during the French Open.


Bouchard Is Not Looking For Friends On The Tour

For Eugenie Bouchard, the world of tennis is no place for friendships. And the Canadian who is bidding for a second straight grand slam semi-final at the French Open lives up to that belief as she makes her way through the draw.

"Best friend on tour?  I don't have one," said the straight-talking 20-year-old. "I don't think the tennis tour is the place to have friends.


After Defeating Serena Williams, Muguruza Gives Up Her Mobile Telephone

Spain's Garbine Muguruza had to have her mobile phone "confiscated" by her coach to tone down the hysteria level after her knockout of Serena Williams at the French Open.


Navratilova Named As First Legend To Compete In Singapore

The WTA announced that International Tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova has been named as the first legend who will compete in the inaugural WTA Legends event to be held in conjunction with the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore.


Draw For 2015 Fed Cup To Be Held June 4 With Baltacha Recognition

The Draw for the 2015 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas will be held at Tenniseum at Roland Garros in Paris on Wednesday June 4.

At the Draw there will be a special presentation on behalf of Britain’s Elena Baltacha, who sadly died of liver cancer in April.


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Tennis Job of the Day

University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, seeks an assistant women’s coach. 800 334 8635

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Tennis Job of the Week

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


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