News By Rick Vach

Boland to Replace Jay Berger in USTA Player Development

| Pro Tennis , General News

University of Virginia men’s head coach Brian Boland has been named as USTA Player Development’s next head of men’s tennis, replacing Jay Berger. Boland will report directly to USTA Player Development General Manager Martin Blackman out of the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. Berger stepped down this year after nine years […]

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TOM Conference Blog: Tennis Selling Itself Short as Healthiest Sport

| General News

The latest tennis industry news and data was presented on the opening day of the 2017 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, March 27-29 in Orlando, Fla. Besides the annual tennis industry stats, the overall message was fitness, health — and more fitness and health. For the majority of tennis facilities, tennis alone is not […]

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Friday Tennis Blog: Miami Update; Federer’s Earthly Status Questioned

| Pro Tennis , General News , Adult Tennis News , Friday Blog , Blogs

IT’S FLORIDA WEEK! and are combining coverage to spotlight “Florida Week” as the men’s and women’s tours move from Indian Wells, Calif., to the Miami Open this week. Highlights include a look at the USTA National Campus in Orlando (“The biggest takeaway from the National Campus, however, is its array of advanced technology. […]

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Tampa’s Sylvie Roy Grows Tennis, Special Bonds as March Volunteer of the Month

| General News , Adult Leagues , Adult Tennis News

“An otherwise happily married couple,” Rod Laver once said, “may turn a mixed doubles game into a scene from Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Florida player Sylvie Roy would politely disagree. A passionate player and organizer, Roy has boosted USTA League play, especially mixed doubles, over the last eight years in the Tampa area. “Mixed […]

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Charity Tennis Tournament for Morning Star School in Tampa

| Charity Event , General News

The 30th annual Morning Star School Tennis Classic charity tournament will be held May 5-7, 2017 at Carrollwood Country Club in Tampa, Fla. “Funds from our tournament will be used to benefit approximately 80 children with learning disabilities, autism and other learning challenges and their devoted special-education teachers,” says Paul Reed, administrative coordinator, Morning Star […]

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