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2021 WTA Finals Moving to Guadalajara, Mexico

The WTA Tour will move its 2021 season-ending Finals event from China to Guadalajara, Mexico, starting the week of November 8 with the top eight singles players and doubles teams competing. The event will move back to Shenzhen, China, from 2022 through 2030. “I would like to extend my appreciation to the Guadalajara tournament organizers […]

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Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. FOOTBALL: NFL Embarks on Second Virus-Affected Season in a Row Posted: Thursday, September […]

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Greater Lansing Welcomes Men’s Tennis Tournament Back to Michigan

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the Mid-Michigan Tennis Association will bring back the Joe D. Pentecost Foundation Capital City Tennis Classic in November after the 2020 event was canceled because of the pandemic. The event is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation and is expected to draw 74 participants competing for $15,000 in prize […]

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2021 ITA National Fall Championships Headed to California

The 2021 Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Fall Championships will be hosted by the Barnes Tennis Center in San Diego during the first weekend of November. The event features 64 singles players and 64 doubles teams. The draw will be comprised of 32 men and 32 women in singles and 32 men and 32 women in […]

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Credit One Stadium located at the LTP Daniel Island tennis center in Charleston, South Carolina

Credit One Adds Naming Rights of Charleston Tennis Stadium and WTA Tournament

One of the longstanding stops on the WTA Tour in Charleston, South Carolina, will have a new name. Credit One Financial, the parent company of Credit One Bank, has signed a multiyear naming rights sponsorship with Charleston Tennis, LLC, which includes title partner rights at Credit One Stadium located at the LTP Daniel Island tennis […]

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ATP Tour Tournament Moving from New York to Dallas

The ATP Tour will return to Dallas for the first time in more than 30 years next year when the only indoor tour-level event in the United States moves from New York to the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex at Southern Methodist University. The Dallas Open, scheduled for February 6—13, will be the first ATP event in […]

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NCAA Opens Spring Bidding for Lacrosse, Tennis and FCS Football

The NCAA has opened up for bidding additional spring championship events that were rescheduled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, including preliminary rounds for the 2021 Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Division I Football Oversight Committee will identify up to 16 potential hosts and then select eight first-round hosts from those preapproved sites. The quarterfinal and […]

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USTA, ITA Agree on College Tennis Strategic Alliance

The United States Tennis Association and Intercollegiate Tennis Association will embark on a strategic alliance that formalizes the two organizations’ collaboration to strengthen and elevate collegiate tennis. One of the partnership’s highlights is a new local and regional competition model that will connect American juniors, college and entry-level professional players. These new tournaments will be […]

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Report: Tennis Participation Up 22 Percent in 2020

Participation in tennis has skyrocketed during the pandemic, according to figures released by the U.S. Tennis Association. The national governing body reported that participation in 2020 increased by 22 percent, with 21.64 million reporting they played the sport. The figures were part of the Physical Activity Council’s Participation Report conducted by Sports Markering Surveys, which […]

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On December 2, the No. 8-ranked Michigan State basketball team traveled to Durham, North Carolina, to play No. 6-ranked Duke at fan-less Cameron Indoor. Winless in his previous three games at Duke while coaching Michigan State, Tom Izzo and the Spartans came away with a 75-69 victory. Even though the venue was devoid of the […]

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