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February 27, 2018

DeHart, Mast, Waite Elected to PTR Board

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce three new members of the PTR Board of Directors were elected at the organization's Annual General Membership Meeting. The new board members who will serve three-year terms are Directors-at-Large Ken DeHart and Delaine Mast, and Jack Waite, who is serving as Secretary. (Full story …)

January 30, 2018

TI Publisher, TIA Prez Jeff Williams Named USTA Eastern Man of Year

Jeff Williams, president of the Tennis Industry Association and publisher of Tennis Industry magazine, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Leslie J. FitzGibbon Tennis Man of the Year Award by USTA Eastern at its Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 28. Williams was recognized for his sustained involvement in growing the game through his pioneering, entrepreneurial pursuits and leadership over several decades that have made significant contributions to the sport locally, nationally and internationally. (Full story …)

January 24, 2018

Stich, Sukova To Be Inducted Into Hall of Fame

Germany's Michael Stich, a Wimbledon champion and former world No. 2, and Czech tennis legend Helena Sukova, a 14-time major champion in doubles and mixed doubles, have been elected to receive tennis' ultimate honor this year-induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. (Full story …)

January 22, 2018

2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series Schedule Announced

The USPTA has announced the dates for the 2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series. Now in its 13th year, the USPTA Surface Championship Series gives USPTA-certified professionals an opportunity to showcase their playing skills and earn prize money. The tournaments are open to all USPTA-certified professionals in good standing. (Full story …)

December 18, 2017

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2017 'Champions of Tennis'

Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 6, 2017

ASBA Announces 2017 Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA members, which best exemplify construction excellence. (Full story …)

November 20, 2017

Cal-Berkeley Men's Tennis Coach Wins ITA Service Award

Peter Wright, the University of California, Berkeley men's tennis head coach, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the ITA Meritorious Service Award, presented by ConantLeadership. (Full story …)

November 12, 2017

Tennis Hall of Fame Names New Life Trustees

In recognition of their lengthy and steadfast support of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Hope (Happy) van Beuren and Christopher Clouser have been appointed Life Trustees of the organization. (Full story …)

November 7, 2017

USPTA and ThanksUSA Name Scholarship Recipients

The USPTA and ThanksUSA are pleased to announce 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients. Through the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign, USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarships given to the families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate studies. (Full story …)

October 19, 2017

USPTA recognizes teaching pros

ORLANDO, Fla - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored those members who go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry during its annual General Membership Meeting on Oct. 13 at the 2017 NEXT Generation: A... (Full story …)

October 18, 2017

Velasco receives Bacso Award

ORLANDO, Fla - Fernando Velasco was honored with the 2017 George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association. Velasco was recognized during the Awards Luncheon at the NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop powered by USTA... (Full story …)

October 17, 2017

Upchurch earns USPTA distinction

ORLANDO, Fla - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored Todd Upchurch for achieving Master Professional status, the highest professional rating within the tennis profession at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 13 during the NEXT Generation: A Tennis... (Full story …)

October 16, 2017

USPTA names DeCecco Pro of the Year

ORLANDO, Fla - Anthony DeCecco of Exton, Pennsylvania was honored with the 2017 Alex Gordon Professional of the Year Award by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) during the Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 13 at the NEXT Generation:... (Full story …)

USTA names workshop award winners

ORLANDO, Fla. - The USTA has announced the four award winners who were honored during the annual USTA Next Generation Workshop, Oct. 13-15, at the Renaissance Orlando at Sea World in Orlando, Fla. The honorees were recognized in a variety... (Full story …)

October 14, 2017

USPTA inducts Hopman and Macci

USPTA Professionals become the 18th and 19th professionals honored at NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation powered by USTA & USPTA (Full story …)

September 27, 2017

Nominate for TI’s ‘Champions’ Awards!

Tennis Industry magazine is seeking nominations for its 2017 Champions of Tennis Awards. (Full story …)

September 13, 2017

USTA honors Casals

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA has announced that former American tennis player and pioneer of the women’s professional game Rosie Casals has been honored with the 2017 United States Tennis Association’s President’s Award. Casals was honored at the USTA... (Full story …)

September 5, 2017

ITHF names candidates for 2018

Wimbledon champions Pat Cash and Michael Stich, along with Anders Jarryd and Tom Okker, who both won multiple doubles titles at Grand Slam tournaments, and Czech legend Helena Sukova, a 14-time major champion in doubles and mixed doubles, have been... (Full story …)

September 1, 2017

Coaches honored by USOC

ORLANDO, FLA. — The USTA today announced that five distinguished tennis coaches have been honored by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) for their contributions to the sport of tennis in 2016: Dave Ramos, USTA Doc Councilman of the Year; David... (Full story …)

August 31, 2017

Lutnick to receive award

TEMPE, Ariz. - Howard Lutnick, alumnus of Haverford College Class of 1983, will receive a prestigious honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association when he is presented with the 2017 ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award on Saturday, September 9, 2017,... (Full story …)

August 7, 2017

Haggerty to be inducted into HoF

The former sports manufacturing executive, president and chairman of the U.S. Tennis Association to be honored Aug. 28 in New York City. (Full story …)

June 8, 2017

USTA names junior award winners

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA today announced that Columbia University recruit Austen Huang of Elke Grove, Calif., and Princeton-bound Stephanie Schrage, of Milburn, N.J., were named the recipients of the 2017 USTA National Junior Scholar Athlete Award, honoring high... (Full story …)

April 10, 2017

Promoter of the Year Award Winners

TEMPE, Ariz. — Wilson and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2017 Wilson/ITA National Promoter of the Year Award winners on Monday, April 10, 2017. Kelli Woodman of Seattle University and Milton “Neto” Cacace of Harding University will receive a... (Full story …)

April 5, 2017

Head inducted into Inventors HoF

The key to invention is finding a solution to one of life’s everyday problems. (Full story …)

March 14, 2017

Oracle unveils awards for young pros

INDIAN WELLS — Oracle Corp. today announced the creation of the Oracle U.S. Tennis Awards, player grants that will be awarded annually at the BNP Paribas Open to assist young American players as they transition from college into the professional... (Full story …)

March 13, 2017

Spotlight shines on tennis visionaries

Finalists in the inaugural ‘Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge’ present their innovative product or service to panel of judges on March 27 in Orlando. (Full story …)

March 1, 2017

King endows ITA leadership award

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced today the creation of a new award that will honor revered college tennis coach and educator, Dr. Ann Lebedeff, as endowed by sports icon, humanitarian, and friend of college tennis and higher... (Full story …)

February 28, 2017

ITA announces 2017 Induction Class

Five-person class includes Nick Bollettieri, James Blake, Matias Boeker, Francis Baxter and Bill Otta (Full story …)

Dellich named PBI’s Pro of the Year

MAGNOLIA, TEXAS - Peter Burwash International (PBI) today recognized Katie Dellich as its Professional of the Year for 2016. PBI President Rene Zondag made the announcement in a company email to all PBI professionals worldwide. The Professional of the Year... (Full story …)

February 18, 2017

Groppel receives PTR/TIA award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway through February... (Full story …)

February 16, 2017

Adams named PTR Pro of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will presented its annual awards last night during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway through... (Full story …)

PTR honors Haynie

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway through February... (Full story …)

February 10, 2017

Leicht named PTR College Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February 15-18... (Full story …)

February 2, 2017

USTA receives award

During today’s Enterprise Florida Board Meeting, Governor Rick Scott recognized the United States Tennis Association (USTA) with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award for their commitment in creating jobs in Florida. Governor Rick Scott said, “I was proud to present USTA... (Full story …)

January 24, 2017

ITHF Class of 2017 announced

Former world No. 1’s Kim Clijsters and Andy Roddick have been elected to receive the highest honor in tennis - induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Joining them in the Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will be... (Full story …)

January 12, 2017

Anderson receives Service Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February 15-18,... (Full story …)

December 26, 2016

Cap to PTR Hall of Fame

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards in February at the 2017 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

December 13, 2016

Tennis Industry names 2016 ‘Champions’

New York, NY — Donald Tisdel, a longtime member of the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) board of directors, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2016 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2017 issue. Tisdel led off... (Full story …)

November 30, 2016

McInerney named 2016 ITA award winner

TEMPE, Ariz. — Sheila McInerney, Arizona State University women’s tennis coach, has been named by ConantLeadership and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association as the recipient of the 2016 ITA Meritorious Service Award, presented by ConantLeadership. McInerney will be presented her award... (Full story …)

November 12, 2016

Tauziat honored with Fed Cup Award

Newport, R.I. - At today’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) honored former French Fed Cup standout Nathalie Tauziat with the 2016 Fed Cup Award of Excellence.... (Full story …)

October 31, 2016

USPTA accepting awards nominations

Awards Committee updates award criteria and nomination period (Full story …)

October 4, 2016

Burwash inducted into USPTA HoF

USPTA Professional honored at USPTA World Conference in Indian Wells, Calif. (Full story …)

September 20, 2016

USPTA HoF to induct Burwash

USPTA Professional to be honored at USPTA World Conference in Indian Wells, Calif. (Full story …)

September 7, 2016

Hainline to receive achievement award

TEMPE, Ariz.— Brian Hainline, M.D., alumnus of the University of Notre Dame Class of 1978 and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, will receive the highest honor bestowed by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association when he is presented with... (Full story …)

August 23, 2016

ITA HoF to induct four

TEMPE, Ariz. - The Intercollegiate Tennis Association formally announced its ITA Women’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame class of 2016 on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. Alycia Moulton, Gretchen Rush, Jane Goodman, and Virginia Brown are set to be honored at... (Full story …)

August 18, 2016

Harrison and Gibbs named MVPs

Fabrice Martin, Michaella Krajicek Named Top Rookies; San Diego’s John Lloyd is Coach of the Year (Full story …)

August 17, 2016

TIA HoF to induct Scott & Kraft

Journalist and player Scott and community tennis visionary Kraft to be honored at 9th Annual TIA Tennis Forum on Aug. 29 in New York City. (Full story …)

June 21, 2016

Presenters named for ITHF induction

Jimmy Connors will present 2016 inductee Marat Safin, while Monica Seles will introduce Justine Henin at the ceremony. Additionally, 2015 inductee Amelie Mauresmo will be honored at the ceremony alongside the Class of 2016, as she was unable to attend last year’s ceremony. The 2016 Induction Ceremony will be held on July 16 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Full story …)

June 14, 2016

USTA names National Junior Scholar athletes

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA today announced that Dartmouth recruit David Horneffer and Harvard-bound Alexis Milunovich were named the recipients of the 2016 USTA National Junior Scholar Athlete Award, honoring high school tennis players who best demonstrate that tennis... (Full story …)

June 6, 2016

Djokovic receives golden HEAD racquet

Novak Djokovic completed his career Grand Slam after winning the French Open in an all HEAD final over Andy Murray 3-6, 6-1, 6-2, 6-4. Djokovic, who endorses the HEAD Graphene XT Speed, became the first male player since Rod Laver... (Full story …)

May 17, 2016

Selmi honored by ITHF and ITF

Newport, R.I. - In a special ceremony at the Internazionali BNL d’Italia in Rome, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) honored Vittorio Selmi by presentation of the 2016 Golden Achievement Award in recognition of... (Full story …)

May 10, 2016

ITA announces winners

TEMPE, Ariz. — The Intercollegiate Tennis Association announced the 2016 Junior and Community Colleges national women’s award winners on Tuesday, May 10, 2016. Players and coaches that received ITA regional awards were eligible for national consideration. The 2016 Junior and... (Full story …)

April 15, 2016

Rafael Fuentes honored

Tennis players from across California’s high desert came together tonight to present retired tennis pro Rafael Fuentes a lifetime achievement award in honor of his astounding resume as a player and instructor. Born in a small rural town in El... (Full story …)

April 14, 2016

Solomon to be honored by ADL

Hall of Famer and Network Analyst Martina Navratilova will Present Award; Emmy-Winning Broadcaster Bill Macatee to Emcee Event (Full story …)

March 8, 2016

Henin, Safin to be inducted into ITHF

Additionally, Yvon Petra and Margaret Scriven have been elected for posthumous induction in the Master Player Category. -- -- The Class of 2016 Induction Ceremony will be held on July 16 in Newport, Rhode Island. (Full story …)

March 7, 2016

ITHF Class of 2016 to be announced Tuesday

NEWPORT, R.I. - On Tuesday, March 8, in conjunction with World Tennis Day and the BNP Paribas Showdown in New York City, the International Tennis Hall of Fame will announce the Induction Class of 2016. Hall of Fame CEO Todd... (Full story …)

February 22, 2016

Weyreuter receives PTR/USTA Service Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20, on... (Full story …)

February 20, 2016

PTR names Public Facility of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20... (Full story …)

PTR names Private Facility of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20, on... (Full story …)

Simmons receives PTR/TIA Commitment Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20,... (Full story …)

Mouratoglou named PTR Touring Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway until February... (Full story …)

Lewis designated PTR International Master Pro

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20... (Full story …)

February 19, 2016

Beltrame named PTR Pro of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards Wednesday night during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February... (Full story …)

PTR awards announced

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway held February... (Full story …)

February 13, 2016

Almeida named PTR Male Player of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next week during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held... (Full story …)

January 25, 2016

Kaiser named PTR Female Player of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February 17-20... (Full story …)

January 20, 2016

USTA Southern Wheelchair Championships

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce that the USTA Southern Section presented PTR $18,000 Wheelchair Championships with its Wheelchair Tennis Excellence Award. The Wheelchair Tennis Excellence Award is given to a player, program... (Full story …)

January 9, 2016

Heideman named PTR HS Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February 17-20... (Full story …)

December 14, 2015

TI names 2015 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Mike Woody, the national tennis director for Genesis Health Clubs, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2015 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2016 issue. Woody led off the magazine’s 15th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,”... (Full story …)

December 10, 2015

Novak Djokovic: 'Player of the Year'

US Open Semifinal between Roberta Vinci and Serena Williams Named "Match of the Year." Hall of Famers and Tennis Channel Analysts Tracy Austin and Jim Courier, along with USA TODAY Sports Tennis Contributor Nick McCarvel, Make up Judging Panel (Full story …)

ASBA honors distinguished sports facilities

Ellicott City, MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA... (Full story …)

Lappin named PTR MN member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, will be held February 17-20... (Full story …)

December 9, 2015

ITHF elects chair and vice-chair

Chairman Christopher Clouser will complete an extended term on December 31, after eight years in the leadership role and an unprecedented period of growth for the organization. (Full story …)

November 25, 2015

Cossio earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Raul Cossio of Palo Alto, California has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

November 24, 2015

USPTA Awards open for nominations

Awards Committee updates award criteria and nomination period (Full story …)

November 21, 2015

Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship

The Midwest Youth Tennis & Education Foundation (MYTEF), charitable arm of the USTA/Midwest Section, has announced the establishment of the Anne Krupp Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship is being started in partnership with Anne’s family and many of her friends. Anne... (Full story …)

November 18, 2015

Edberg honored with Hall of Fame Ring

Swedish tennis great Stefan Edberg was honored at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London earlier this week in a special ceremony to present his official Hall of Fame ring. Edberg, who achieved the world No. 1 ranking in... (Full story …)

November 14, 2015

Pala receives Fed Cup Award

At today’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) honored Czech Republic Fed Cup Captain Petr Pala with the 2015 Fed Cup Award of Excellence. Pala received the... (Full story …)

November 10, 2015

Carson wins Michigan tourney again

Flint, Michigan - HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson, the World’s No. 2 ranked racquetball player, has found a new home court advantage on the courts of the Davidson Athletic Club in Michigan. For the second year in a row Rocky won... (Full story …)

November 2, 2015

Kunovac earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Sanjin Kunovac of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. Academy Lead Coach at... (Full story …)

October 27, 2015

Esguerra earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Jackie Esguerra of Naperville, Illinois has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

October 26, 2015

Hingis honored at WTA Finals

Swiss tennis great Martina Hingis, who is both a Hall of Famer and part of the current world No. 1 doubles team, was honored at the BNP PARIBAS WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global on Sunday evening in a... (Full story …)

October 23, 2015

Henin, Safin, and Sukova nominated

Below: Nominee Reactions, Biographies, and Details about the Induction Process (Full story …)

2016 nominees for Hall of Fame

NEWPORT, R.I. — Justine Henin, a former WTA Tour world No. 1 and seven-time major champion, Marat Safin, a two-time major champion and former world No. 1 on the ATP World Tour, and Helena Sukova, who won 14 major titles... (Full story …)

October 3, 2015

Wright earns PTR Master - Performance

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Matthew Wright of Chicago, Illinois, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of Tennis... (Full story …)

2015 USPTA pro of the year: Capestany

NEW ORLEANS - Jorge Capestany of Holland, Mich., was honored with the 2015 Alex Gordon Award for the Professional of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association. Capestany was recognized during the annual awards ceremony at the USPTA... (Full story …)

September 12, 2015

USTA honors Ricci Bitti

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA today announced that International Tennis Federation President Francesco Ricci Bitti has been honored with the 2015 United States Tennis Association’s President’s Award. The announcement was made at the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting at the Grand... (Full story …)

ITA endows achievement award

NEW YORK, N.Y. — The ITA Achievement Award will now be officially recognized as the ITA David A Benjamin Achievement Award - as made possible by Margie and Stan Smith. The announcement of the endowment of the ITA David A... (Full story …)

September 10, 2015

USPTA to induct Van der Meer, Gullikson

Both USPTA Professionals will be honored at USPTA World Conference in New Orleans (Full story …)

Stenning honored by the ITF and ITHF

New York, N.Y. - In a special ceremony last night at the US Open, the International Tennis Hall of Fame and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) honored former Hall of Fame CEO Mark L. Stenning by presentation of the 2015... (Full story …)

September 9, 2015

Honorees named for The Legends Ball

More than 20 Hall of Famers, tennis industry leaders, and dedicated tennis enthusiasts will gather for a celebration of the sport to benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, September 12 at Cipriani 42nd Street, NYC. - The evening will be emceed by ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Cari Champion. - - Jazz musician Jon Batiste, who made his debut as bandleader on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, is scheduled to perform. (Full story …)

September 4, 2015

US Open awarded LEED certification

US Open Green Initiatives Further Tournament’s Environmental Efforts (Full story …)

August 25, 2015

2015 NJTL contest winners

Contest Exclusive to Students 18 and Younger Who Participate in National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Chapters Nationwide, Pays Tribute to Co-Founder Charlie Pasarell. Winners to Be Honored at the Yale Club in New York City (Full story …)

August 23, 2015

Billie Jean King to PTR Hall of Fame

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards in February at the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

August 12, 2015

USTA to grant $373,000 in scholarships

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - USTA Foundation, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that it has granted 53 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $373,000. One of the objectives of the... (Full story …)

August 5, 2015

USTA to rename press center to honor Collins

“Bud Collins US Open Media Center” Will be Officially Named Over Labor Day Weekend (Full story …)

July 19, 2015

Ram wins 2015 HoF Championships

Rajeev Ram saved match points in two matches en route to winning Newport title over Ivo Karlovic. In doubles action, the No. 3 seeded team of Jonathan Marray of Great Britain and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan won the title. (Full story …)

July 18, 2015

Official ring for BJK

Newport, R.I. - Tennis legend Billie Jean King was among the honored guests at today’s International Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, during which she was presented with her official Hall of Fame ring. King, a 39-time Grand Slam champion... (Full story …)

ITHF inducts Mauresmo, Hall, Jeffett

Newport, R.I. - In recognition of their remarkable careers and tremendous contributions to tennis, former world No. 1 Amelie Mauresmo, six-time Paralympic champion David Hall, and longtime tennis industry leader Nancy Jeffett were honored today with induction into the International... (Full story …)

July 17, 2015

Borg honored during Wimbledon

Former world No. 1, 11-time major champion Bjorn Borg has captured the most coveted trophies in tennis, and in a special ceremony hosted at Wimbledon, he was presented with another exclusive item in honor of his success on court- a one-of-a-kind gold ring signifying his place as a Hall of Famer. (Full story …)

July 16, 2015

2015 ITHF induction ceremony

Honoring: Amelie Mauresmo, David Hall, and Nancy Jeffett. Special Guest Billie Jean King to be presented Hall of Fame ring. Induction Ceremony at 12 pm, live on Tennis Channel. (Full story …)

June 11, 2015

Peggy Edwards receives 2015 APEX Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Peggy Edwards, Director of Communications and Editor of TennisPro Magazine, was presented a 2015 APEX Award (Awards for Publishing Excellence). The APEX award category ‘Magazines, Journals & Tabloids -... (Full story …)

May 30, 2015

Monchik HoF induction set

Greenville, SC - This Saturday in Denver, the Racquetball Hall of Fame will welcome Sudsy Monchik as its newest member, adding another honor to the racquetball legend’s illustrious career. He will officially accept the award at the 2016 U.S. Open... (Full story …)

May 7, 2015

Top 100 tennis resorts and camps

Tennis Resorts Online, the web’s leading source of tennis-travel information, has released its annual rankings of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps worldwide. To guarantee an authoritative list, the results have been compiled from evaluations submitted by tennis vacationers... (Full story …)

April 19, 2015

ITF designates PTR Wheelchair Championships

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry is pleased to announce that its PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships has been designated as an International Tennis Federation (ITF) Grade A Junior Tournament. PTR Wheelchair Championships is one of only seven events... (Full story …)

April 14, 2015

Fowler wins 2015 'Tennis Media Award'

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Scott Fowler, a sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer, is the winner of the 2015 Tennis Media Award, presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) in conjunction with the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA).... (Full story …)

April 13, 2015

USTA names awards recipients

Recipients Honored at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference in Boca Raton, Fla. (Full story …)

April 5, 2015

Nominate an outstanding facility

Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply now for the 34th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program. The USTA recognizes tennis facilities... (Full story …)

March 24, 2015

ITHF names new Director of Tennis

Austin is a former ATP Touring Professional and Coach, and a past champion in mixed doubles at Wimbledon. He joins the International Tennis Hall of Fame's Hall of Fame Tennis Club staff at an exciting time for the organization. The club is in the midst of a major renovation and expansion, including a new indoor tennis facility and the addition of outdoor hard courts and improved amenities, slated for a late Spring 2015 opening. (Full story …)

March 17, 2015

Monchik named to Racquetball HoF

Greenville, SC — Dunlop is proud to congratulate Sudsy Monchik on his election to the Racquetball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility for the Professional category. USA Racquetball made the announcement Monday March 9th. “Sudsy helped launch... (Full story …)

March 9, 2015

ITHF to induct Mauresmo, Hall, and Jeffett

The Class of 2015 Enshrinement Ceremony will be held on July 18 in Newport, R.I. (Full story …)

February 25, 2015

PTR names Private Facility of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and... (Full story …)

February 21, 2015

Osei named PTR Volunteer of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and... (Full story …)

Adams receives PTR/USTA award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and... (Full story …)

Capestany receives PTR/TIA award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards yesterday during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament,... (Full story …)

Saviano named PTR Touring Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and... (Full story …)

Thompson named PTR Professional of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, is... (Full story …)

February 19, 2015

Alcorta named PTR Male Player of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards today during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament,... (Full story …)

February 11, 2015

PTR names Wheelchair Professional of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next week during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

February 9, 2015

Obi earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Ogidi Obi, of San Jose, California, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

Joseph earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Jason Joseph, of Buffalo, New York, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. PTR Master... (Full story …)

February 3, 2015

Addison named PTR Female Player of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards later this month during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade... (Full story …)

February 2, 2015

Cleland named PTR Tester of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards later this month during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and... (Full story …)

January 31, 2015

Clay earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Tim Clay, of Naperville, Illinois, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

Carrillo earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Lisandro ‘Eduardo’ Carrillo, of Visalia, Califronia, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

Sussman earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Noah Sussman, of Boulder, Colorado, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

Gard earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Bo Gard, of Laurel, Mississippi has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of Tennis... (Full story …)

Stapleton named Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next month during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

January 24, 2015

Hestley earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Ben Hestley, Director of Tennis at Druid Hills Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master... (Full story …)

January 23, 2015

Ashe to PTR Hall of Fame

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next month during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

January 20, 2015

Johnston named USTA Pro of the Year

Sea Colony Tennis Director Thomas Johnston, USPTA, PTR, MS will be honored later this month as the United States Tennis Association's Delaware District Pro of the Year. In the last five years, under Johnston's guidance, the Bethany Beach-area beach and tennis resort has enhanced its reputation as one of the United States' best tennis destinations. (Full story …)

January 15, 2015

Gard Earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Bo Gard, of Laurel, Mississippi has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of Tennis... (Full story …)

January 13, 2015

Loring named PTR College Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, is being... (Full story …)

December 30, 2014

TI magazine names 2014 'Champions'

Bahram Akradi, the founder, president and CEO of the Life Time Fitness chain of clubs, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2014 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2015 issue. Akradi led off the magazine’s 14th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 23, 2014

Carrillo earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Lisandro ‘Eduardo’ Carrillo, of Visalia, Califronia, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

December 22, 2014

Clay earns PTR Master of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Tim Clay, of Naperville, Illinois, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development. PTR Master of... (Full story …)

December 18, 2014

Williams and Djokovic, ITF World Champions

The ITF announced today that Serena Williams of the United States and Novak Djokovic of Serbiaare the 2014 ITF World Champions. Williams is named Women’s World Champion for the fifth time, while this is the fourth occasion that Djokovic has... (Full story …)

December 9, 2014

ASBA honors distinguished facilities

Forest Hill, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA... (Full story …)

Fish receives ITA award

SKILLMAN, NJ — Dave Fish, the Scott Mead ‘77 Head Coach for Harvard Men’s Tennis, has been named the winner of the 2014 ITA Meritorious Service Award, presented by ConantLeadership, for his outstanding commitments and contributions to the ITA and... (Full story …)

November 22, 2014

ITHF honors Leconte and Forget

The Frenchmen were steadfast members of the French Davis Cup team for more than a decade, and were integral to France's 1991 victory over the United States - which was the nation's first title in 59 years. (Full story …)

November 20, 2014

Hande recognized with Haier Award

Student-athlete honored for her success beyond sports (Full story …)

November 17, 2014

MAC GM named Facility Manager of the Year

MANCHESTER, MA — Keith Callahan was recently honored as Facility Manager of the Year by the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA). Callahan is the General Manager and Managing Partner at Blue Sky Holdings, Inc., the parent company that includes... (Full story …)

November 16, 2014

Djokovic crowns season with 3rd No. 1

London/Great Britain — Novak Djokovic ended his 2014 season with a third straight title at the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London after Roger Federer withdrew from the finals due to a back injury. Djokovic had another record-setting season,... (Full story …)

November 8, 2014

Sukova honored with Fed Cup Award

The Czech tennis great was a highly active competitor for her nation for 13 years, playing an integral role in four championship Fed Cup teams. (Full story …)

November 3, 2014

Djokovic captures third Paris title

Records 600th tour win. (Full story …)

October 27, 2014

All Head Penn final at UHC US Open

Minneapolis, Minnesota - For the third event in a row on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), the tournament final was an all HEAD Penn affair. World No. 1 Paola Longoria continued her dominance of the tour with a straight... (Full story …)

Carson wins 19th pro tournament

St. Louis, Missouri — The World’s No. 3 ranked racquetball player added another professional tournament title to his trophy case last weekend. HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson won the International Racquetball Tour’s (IRT) “Party with the Pros” event in Missouri on... (Full story …)

September 18, 2014

Stenning and Woolard named Life Trustees

The designation recognizes individuals who have shown tremendous commitment to serving the organization and supporting efforts for its growth. (Full story …)

September 3, 2014

Shriver to be honored

The Hall of Fame's annual gala will celebrate the Class of 2014 and pay tribute to Pam Shriver for her immense contributions to the sport and to Fila for the commitment the company has always shown to tennis. Many Tennis Hall of Famers will participate in the celebration, and ESPN's Hannah Storm will emcee the evening. (Full story …)

September 1, 2014

USTA honors Fernandez

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA today announced that former world No. 4 and current U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez has been honored with the 2014 United States Tennis Association’s President’s Award. The announcement was made at the... (Full story …)

August 26, 2014

USPTA recognizes industry leaders

NEW YORK — The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) honored those who stand out and go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry at the Tennis Teachers Conference on Saturday evening. USPTA, the world’s oldest and... (Full story …)

August 19, 2014

Babolat celebrates top performers

The Tennis Professionals named Retailer of the Year (Full story …)

August 7, 2014

Tilton to receive ITA Achievement Award

SKILLMAN, NJ — Lynn Tilton, alumna of the Yale University Class of 1981, will receive the highest honor bestowed by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association when she is presented with the 2014 ITA Achievement Award on Friday, Sept. 5, at the... (Full story …)

July 29, 2014

Baugh selected to Tennis Industry HoF

PHIT America founder to be recognized for long, impressive career with prestigious honor (Full story …)

July 25, 2014

USTA honors 12 outstanding facilities

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA today announced 12 winners of its 33rd annual USTA Facility Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Each facility will be honored at the USTA... (Full story …)

July 12, 2014

Five enshrined in ITHF

Lindsay Davenport, Nick Bollettieri, Jane Brown Grimes, John Barrett, Chantal Vandierendonck. (Full story …)

July 2, 2014

Team HEAD Penn hauls in the medals

Highlands Ranch, CO — Players from across the country descended on the hills outside Denver for the USA Racquetball Junior Olympic Championships, searching for a spot on the USA Junior National Team. Players on Junior Team HEAD Penn took home... (Full story …)

June 26, 2014

ITHF presents the Class of 2014

The International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony will take place on Saturday, July 12 in Newport, Rhode Island. In addition to the presenters, more than 20 Hall of Famers and tennis greats will participate in the festivities, including a legends exhibition match to top off the weekend. A media conference call with the Class of 2014 will be held at 10:15 am EST on July 12. RSVP to amclaughlin@tennisfame.com for call in details. (Full story …)

June 12, 2014

Edwards receives 2014 APEX awards

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Peggy Edwards, Director of Communications and Editor of TennisPro Magazine, was presented with two 2014 APEX Awards (Awards for Publishing Excellence). Both APEX awards presented to Edwards are for... (Full story …)

June 1, 2014

Dvorak, Wade honored

USPTA Master Professionals Dave Dvorak and Tommy Wade were inducted into the USPTA, Southern Division Hall of Fame Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Standard Club in Johns Creek, Georgia. Dave and Tommy were both President of the Southern Division... (Full story …)

May 30, 2014

Top 10: The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Tennis Gardens Pro-Shop Claims #2 Spot in Category (Full story …)

May 20, 2014

ITA names 2014 Hall of Fame inductees

The Class of 2014 to be inducted on May 21 in Athens, GA (Full story …)

May 17, 2014

Knobbe wins USPTA Southern manager award

Atlanta, GA — Jon D. Knobbe, General Manager and CEO of Dunwoody Country Club in Atlanta, GA was recognized as the Manager of the Year at the USPTA Southern Division awards luncheon held at the Standard Club. The manager of... (Full story …)

May 15, 2014

USTA nominations due May 30

Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your local area—one with great courts, a great design, impressive construction and excellent tennis programs? Nominate it for a USTA Outstanding Facility Award, which is a great way for a facility to... (Full story …)

April 28, 2014

McGill wins inaugural award

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — Chuck McGill, the sports editor for the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail, is the winner of the inaugural Tennis Media Award, presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) in conjunction with the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters... (Full story …)

March 30, 2014

UBS honors King

NEW YORK — UBS is pleased to bestow its inaugural Trailblazer Award to Billie Jean King, a true champion of social change and equality. “On behalf of UBS and my colleagues across the firm, I am proud to recognize Billie... (Full story …)

March 19, 2014

USTA honors FSU tennis team

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The United States Tennis Association (USTA) has named Ferris State University’s (FSU) club tennis team as the 2013-14 Tennis On Campus National Club of the Year. The award is presented annually to the college or university... (Full story …)

March 17, 2014

ITHF presents awards

NEWPORT, R.I. — The International Tennis Hall of Fame presented the 2013 Samuel Hardy and Tennis Educational Merit Awards on Saturday, March 15. The awards were given during the International Tennis Hall of Fame Annual Awards Luncheon, which was held... (Full story …)

Djokovic wins his first title of the year

Indian Wells, CA — HEAD Racquet Rebel Novak Djokovic earned his third title at the Indian Wells Masters, beating Roger Federer 3-6, 6-3, 7-6(3). The Serb, who recommends the HEAD Graphene Speed, won the 42nd trophy of his career. Djokovic... (Full story …)

Tennis Channel opens Best of 5 voting

Viewers will pick the five sexiest male and female players in the game today (Full story …)

March 14, 2014

Keller promoted to Director of Education

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the promotion of Steve Keller to from Director of Development, a post he has held since 2008, to Director of Education. Keller, who has been a member of PTR since... (Full story …)

Pasarell honored with Hall of Fame ring

Pasarell, who is the past Tournament Director, Owner, and Managing Partner, of the BNP Paribas Open was enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2013. (Full story …)

March 10, 2014

Longoria wins 30th consecutive pro event

Warren, New Jersey — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria’s domination of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) rolled on at the New Jersey Open this weekend. The event featured 19 of the top 20 ranked players on the LPRT, yet Longoria... (Full story …)

March 3, 2014

Agassi, Sampras, and Lendl honored

The rings were presented in a center court ceremony that also honored the International Tennis Hall of Fame Class of 2014, which was announced earlier in the day. (Full story …)

March 2, 2014

Esguerra named PTR WI Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

March 1, 2014

Burke named PTR GA Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

February 28, 2014

Pugh receives PTR USTA Community Service Award

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

Blouin named PTR Int'l Master Professional

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

Godreau named PTR MS Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

Van B. Stafford named PTR OH Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

February 26, 2014

USPTA accepting nominations for awards

HOUSTON — The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is now accepting nominations for its 2014 National Awards Program. As the leader in tennis-teacher education and certification, each year the USPTA honors members who are committed to excellence as tennis... (Full story …)

VanHaitsma named PTR MI Member of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week, during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

Breag named PTR Clinician of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

February 25, 2014

Berman named PTR Wheelchair Pro of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

February 24, 2014

Kaplan named PTR HS Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

February 23, 2014

Paul named PTR Humanitarian of the Year

SKILLMAN, NJ (August 16) -- Another group of extraordinary student-athletes from college varsity tennis programs across the country will be honored for their service and leadership this weekend.

The ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Leadership and Sportsmanship Awards are given annually to collegiate students who have shown great achievements on and off the court. A select group of accomplished student-athletes have been honored in this way since 1982. Ashe himself inaugurated the award and personally made the presentations until his tragic passing in 1993. For the past 20 years, former NYC mayor David Dinkins has given out these prestigious awards.

The award takes into account a player’s tennis accomplishments, scholastic achievements and extracurricular endeavors, and recognizes players who excelled on and off the court as Ashe did during his life.  Sportsmanship, leadership and character are important criteria, as is giving back to the community. 

The ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Leadership and Sportsmanship Awards honors outstanding individuals in all collegiate tennis divisions at the regional and national level, including NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO men's and women's players.

The 2013 ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Leadership and Sportsmanship Awards will be given on Saturday, August 24th. The national winners are honored during a special ceremony hosted by the USTA during Arthur Ashe Kids' Day inside Ashe Stadium. 

The following day, the award winners are invited to a special luncheon honoring winners of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. One of Arthur Ashe’s many legacies is a network of youth-serving organizations that provide tennis and education for all. His wish was for the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) to be a resource for kids to develop skills for leadership and academic excellence. 

Before the luncheon, the ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. National Leadership and Sportsmanship Award winners get the opportunity to meet the NJTL contest winners and share knowledge from their college experiences. The college players will give the students advice on topics such as life as a collegiate tennis player and college applications.

2013 ITA/ARTHUR ASHE LEADERSHIP AND SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD WINNERS

NCAA Division I – Men
Henrique Cunha, Duke University

Henrique was a three-year captain and during his career was a quiet and humble leader. This past fall, Cunha became the first Brazilian-born player to be ranked number one in the ITA Division I Men's Singles Rankings and with nearly 300 combined wins, countless national honors, and multiple academic honors, he left Duke as the greatest men's player in program history. Henrique was active in the community, volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club in Durham, as well as the Duke Tennis Royal Blue Pro-Am. An ambassador for the sport of tennis, he has a post-graduation ambition to introduce high school tennis in his home country of Brazil, which currently does not have team tennis programs at the high school level. 

NCAA Division I – Women
Hannah Dake, US Air Force Academy

A three-time co-captain, Hannah was part of the first Air Force doubles pair to win a round at the ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships, along with helping her team finish with a winning record for four consecutive seasons. She is a two-time member of the Commandant's List and the Athletics' List. Hannah served as a Squadron Superintendent as well as a Squadron PEER. She devoted her time to a number of community service efforts including the Skyway Elementary Halloween Carnival and the Starfit Kids 5K Race. She also helped raise money for causes such as the March for Babies, which raises funds and awareness for premature babies, and the 5K Buddy Walk, which raises funds for children with Down Syndrome.

NCAA Division II – Men
Luke Joyce, Midwestern State University

Luke was active in the community by working with the Boys and Girls Club of Wichita Falls while also participating in the university’s Great Day of Service, an initiative in which students volunteer their time at local charities and organizations. He received academic honors including being named to the Provost Honor Roll and the Tri Beta Biology Honors Society. 

NCAA Division II – Women
Paige Frost, Stonehill College

Along with having over 100 combined wins and multiple all-conference honors, Paige excelled as a role model to her teammates. She received the St. Thomas Aquinas Medal for having the highest cumulative grade point average on the team three-straight years and was honored at the Stonehill Senior Student-Athlete Awards Dinner with the Edward E. Martin Senior Scholar-Athlete Award. 

NCAA Division III – Men
Erick DelaFuente, Trinity (Texas) University

Erick served as team captain the past two seasons. He was a two-time ITA All American and was named the ITA West Region Rookie Player of the Year for the 2009-10 season. Erick finished his academic career with a GPA of 3.4 and was involved with numerous community service projects including the San Antonio Children's Shelter, the San Antonio Animal Shelter, and Habitat for Humanity.

NCAA Division III – Women
Katie Cecil, Carnegie Mellon University 

Last season Katie was a tremendous force on the court for the Tartans, playing at the top spots in singles and doubles and earning ITA All America honors for both. She spearheaded the athletic department's Light's On After-school Program, in which she served as a coach for local Pittsburgh youth. She carried a perfect 4.0 GPA in Biological Sciences/Neurosciences. Katie was also featured on the cover of NCAA Champions magazine, where her academic success was chronicled.

NAIA (Men)
Alex Tarnow, Cornerstone University 

Alex received academic awards such as the C. John Miller Business Leadership Scholarship, the Stewart-Woodward Accounting Scholarship, and consistently maintained a place on the University’s dean list. Alex was involved in several community service projects, served as the lone student on the University’s Financial Task Force committee, and was a member of ENACTUS, a competitive business club committed to helping to transform lives in the community.

NAIA – Women
Ashlan Allison, Olivet Nazarene University 

Ashlan demonstrated tremendous leadership during her time at Olivet Nazarene. She has traveled abroad on mission trips to Guatemala and Haiti and also participated in several mission trips within the United States, one being a relief trip to aide Hurricane Katrina victims. Allison was active in her community by volunteering at church, local schools, nursing homes, independent living locations, the United Way, and she helped with various projects through her school’s business club. 

Junior/Community College – Men
Brandon Wolf, Harford Community College 

Brandon was actively involved in a number of community service projects along with being a tremendous leader for Harford Community College on the court. He was a supportive and caring teammate who helped his team grow stronger this past season. He served as a volunteer for activities such as church bingo, Our Daily Bread (the local soup kitchen), and collecting donations for the women’s shelter each Christmas. 

Junior/Community College – Women
Tara-Beth Hall, Meridian Community College 

As a Pre-Vet major, Tara-Beth carried a GPA of 3.87, earning her President’s list scholar honors and induction into the National Two-Year Honor Society. She also served as the President of her school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter for the past two years. Tara-Beth was also actively involved in her community, volunteering with the Special Olympics, the Salvation Army, Laurie’s Kids (a benefit for special needs children), and Love’s Kitchen, a local soup kitchen for the homeless.

About the ITA
As the governing body of collegiate tennis, the ITA promotes both the athletic and academic achievements of the collegiate tennis community. The ITA, which is comprised of nearly 1,700 men's and women's varsity coaches representing over 1,200 institutions, administers numerous regional and national championships and the Campbell/ITA College Tennis Rankings for over 20,000 college varsity student-athletes at the NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior College levels. The ITA also has a comprehensive awards program for players and coaches to honor excellence in academics, leadership and sportsmanship. The official ITA web site is www.itatennis.com. 

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