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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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USTA Names Marisa Grimes Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

The United States Tennis Association has named Marisa Grimes as its new chief diversity and inclusion officer. Grimes will start January 4 with the goal of supporting the business imperatives of diversity and inclusion both internally within the USTA and across the worldwide sport of tennis. As a senior executive, Grimes will report to USTA […]

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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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Bermuda to Serve as Official Tourism Partner of the U.S. Open

The United States Tennis Association has named the Bermuda Tourism Authority as the official tourism partner of the U.S. Open Tennis Championships, which will be staged at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, New York, August 26–September 9. “The Bermuda Tourism Authority is introducing the island to a new generation […]

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USTA and IHG Announce New Multiyear Partnership

Through a new multiyear agreement, the United States Tennis Association has named IHG Hotels & Resorts as the official hotel and hotel loyalty partner for the U.S. Open Tennis Championships. Commencing with the 2019 U.S. Open, which will be staged August 26– September 8, the deal also includes sponsorship of the Western & Southern Open in […]

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This Week in Team USA: August 13, 2018

SportsTravel is proud to partner with the U.S. Olympic Committee to provide this update on Team USA events taking place this week. Below are upcoming events and information on how to learn more. Western & Southern Open Date: August 11–19 Venue: Lindner Family Tennis Center, Mason, Ohio Event description: The Western & Southern Open is the […]

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Sloane Stephens was the winner of the 2017 U.S. Open Photograph: Andres Kudacki/AP Images

Serving Up Renovations

The U.S. Open Tennis Championships marks its 50th anniversary this year, and it is celebrating in style with the completion of a multiyear renovation of its home, the USTA Billie Jean King N­ational Tennis Center. The anniversary of the tournament coincides with the anniversary of the sport’s “open era.” Although tennis can trace its roots […]

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