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Home of WTA Tour’s Volvo Car Open Prepares for Renovation

The home for one of the longest-running tournaments on the WTA Tour will undergo a renovation and modernization to ensure its viability for years to come. Charleston Tennis LLC, the parent company of the Volvo Car Stadium, Volvo Car Open and LTP Daniel Island, has announced its plans in partnership with the city of Charleston, […]

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Carlos Silva: How World TeamTennis Held a Season with Fans in the Stands

 World TeamTennis has been around for years and has certainly has had to adapt over that time. But the recently completed 45th season was the most unusual one yet. Instead of playing matches in the league’s nine home markets, the league co-founded by Billie Jean King played the entire season at the Greenbrier Resort […]

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In this Aug. 24, 2017, file photo, Stacey Allaster, the U.S. Tennis Association's chief executive of professional tennis, watches a qualifying round of the U.S Open. Allaster is taking over as the U.S. Open’s tournament director, the first woman to hold that job at the Grand Slam tournament. She will stay on as the USTA's chief executive of professional tennis, the association said. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr., File)

Stacey Allaster Becomes First Female U.S. Open Tournament Director

The United States Tennis Association has named Stacey Allaster, its chief executive for professional tennis, as the tournament director for the U.S. Open. Allaster is the first female tournament director in the event’s 140-year history. Allaster will be responsible for all competitive aspects of the tournament including player relations, officiating, and match scheduling, among other […]

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Preparation Crucial to Reopening Sports Events

Representatives from two destinations that have already hosted sports events say that no matter when venues are open and sports commissions and CVBs are able to host again, making sure plans are in place and clearly communicated will be crucial to an event’s success. While those watching the Sports ETA webinar “First Out of the […]

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United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee CEO Sarah Hirshland has cautioned that the organization may be facing significant budget cuts ahead. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP Images

USOPC Adjusts to Financial Forecasts

The Olympic Summer Games’ postponement to 2021 in Tokyo set a series of ripples throughout the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee that the organization is adapting to on a daily basis. “The timing implications of the postponement are significant,” USOPC CEO Sarah Hirshland said during the latest Sports Business Journal/CAA World Congress virtual event. “We […]

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USTA Names Michael Dowse CEO and Executive Director

The United States Tennis Association has named Michael Dowse as its CEO and executive director to succeed longtime leader Gordon Smith. Dowse, who has been president of Wilson Sporting Goods Co. since 2013, will be charged with leading the USTA’s overall vision and its strategy for the growth of tennis participation with juniors and adults […]

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2019–2020 Davis Cup Sponsored by AirAsia

Ahead of a new format change for the first time in decades, the Davis Cup will be sponsored in 2019 and 2020 by Malaysian airline carrier AirAsia. The agreement is between the International Tennis Federation, co-operator of the Davis Cup alongside Kosmos Tennis, which also manages the tournament’s commercial rights, and AirAsia. The 2019 Davis […]

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Oracle Pro Series Brings 25 New Tennis Tournaments to U.S.

For every top-ranked ATP or WTA star, there are dozens of professional tennis players trying to make ends meet and live out the dream of being on the tour’s top tier at some point in their career. The obstacle for those lower-ranked professionals in the United States has long been a lack of viable tournaments […]

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