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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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.   OLYMPICS: IOC Confirms Beijing Games Will Not Be Postponed Posted: Thursday, January […]

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Michael Dowse Stepping Down as USTA Chief Executive Officer

Michael Dowse, who led the United States Tennis Association through two years of the COVID pandemic during which the U.S. Open was preserved and participation in the sport rebounded, will step down as chief executive officer effective March 1, 2022. Dowse, who was named USTA chief executive officer and executive director in October 2019 after […]

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Troon Acquires Peter Burwash International

Troon, a leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, has announced it will acquire Peter Burwash International, a leading tennis management company whose portfolio includes more than 30 properties globally. Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International specializes in tennis instruction, program development, marketing, operations and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels […]

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McEnroe Brothers Heading to Antarctica for Ocean Conservation Tennis Exhibition

Tennis legends John and Patrick McEnroe will play the first ever exhibition match in Antarctica as part of a two-week cruise voyage in support of raising funds and awareness for ocean conservation. The expedition, February 22 through March 5, 2022, is curated for an intimate group of tennis aficionados and guests will have the opportunity […]

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Capital City Tennis Classic Returns to East Lansing

The Greater Lansing Sports Authority and the Mid-Michigan Tennis Association have announced that the Capital City Tennis Classic will return to the Michigan destination November 15­­–21. The International Tennis Federation-sanctioned event is expected to draw 16 doubles teams and 64 singles players from 19 countries. Players will compete for $15,000 in prize money. “We’re thrilled […]

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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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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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