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Explore Asheville will be prominently displayed throughout the 2022 US Open tennis tournament.

USTA Partners With Explore Asheville for US Open Marketing Campaign

The United States Tennis Association has announced Explore Asheville as the official tourism partner for the 2022 US Open, placing the North Carolina destination front and center throughout the event taking place 700 miles north in New York City. “Explore Asheville is proud to elevate our relationship with the USTA and Asheville’s reputation as a […]

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USTA Names Lew Sherr CEO and Executive Director

Lew Sherr will become the chief executive officer and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, effective May 2. Sherr is currently the national governing body’s chief revenue officer. In his new role, Sherr will partner with the USTA Board of Directors to set the strategy for tennis’ growth in the United States, and will […]

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Frances Tiafoe is in the running to be one of the spotlight stars of this year's U.S. Davis Cup team. Credit: Jose Manuel Alvarez / Quality Sport Images / Kosmos Tennis via US Tennis Association

U.S. Davis Cup Team to Host Colombia in Reno

Reno Events Center will host the U.S. Davis Cup team in a qualifying match against Colombia on March 4–5, the first time that the event has been in Northern Nevada. Tickets will go on sale January 21. The qualifier against Colombia is a best-of-five match series played over two days, beginning with two singles matches […]

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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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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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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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USTA Partners with Zoom for Virtual U.S. Open Events

In an unusual year with no spectators at the U.S. Open, the United States Tennis Association has announced a partnership with Zoom Video Communications to provide virtual experiences during the tournament, including VIP virtual hospitality events and a celebrity fundraising drive. The U.S. Open will be staged August 31 – September 13 at the Billie […]

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Inter Miami players enter the field for an MLS soccer match against Orlando City in the MLS bubble. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Beyond the Bubble: How Leagues are Approaching Operations

For so many teams at all levels of sports, having a bubble burst used to mean they would not get into the NCAA Tournament, or would have their playoff chances extinguished on the final day of the regular season. These days, having a bubble burst means much, much more. For nearly every professional sports league, […]

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