Kolkmann to Present Court Builder Seminars

Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sports Surfaces is providing a series of seminars that deal with court construction and maintenance issues, the latest technology in court construction and renovation, the life cycle cost analysis for court construction, long-term court reconstruction/renovation, and other topics.

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Li Na, Mary Pierce, Yevgeny Kafelnikov to Enter Hall of Fame

Chinese tennis great Li Na, France’s Mary Pierce, and Yevgeny Kafelnikov of Russia, each a two-time Grand Slam singles champion among their many career accolades, have been elected to receive tennis’ ultimate honor in 2019 – induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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APT Welcomes Randy Futty as General Manager of Laykold

APT is proud to welcome Randy Futty to its staff as General Manager of Laykold. Futty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Laykold team. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities as the General Manager of Laykold Sports Surfaces, Futty manages domestic relationships with the USTA, USPTA and PTR, USAPA, ITA, ASBA, NRPA…

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Nominations Open Now for 2019 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame

Nominations are open now for the annual Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Inductees for 2019 will be announced at the 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum, to be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 26. Visit TennisIndustry.org/HoF for more information or to nominate. (All nominations will be confidential.) Nominations for 2019 will close on…

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PTR to Hold Tennis Coaches Summit in Indian Wells

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the second annual Tennis Coaches Summit will be held at The Lakes Country Club, in Palm Desert, Calif. The event will be held March 7-8, 2019, during the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament to which attendees will have exclusive access. PTR and the Women’s Tennis Coaches Association (WTCA) are co-sponsoring…

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Pickleball Brand Selkirk Sport to Participate in Rac & Paddle Sports Show

As country clubs and golf resorts across the country continue adding pickleball to their line-up of activities, Selkirk Sport (Booth# 5R-RP9), the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand today announced the Company will be participating in the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in conjunction with the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, January 23-25 at the…

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Gordon Smith to Step Down as USTA CEO-Exec Director

The United States Tennis Association today announced that Gordon Smith, the longest-tenured CEO and Executive Director in the Association’s history, has announced his retirement effective December 31, 2019. Smith first assumed his position in November 2007.

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Nicole Hobson Joins PPR Staff

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce the hiring of its first full time employee. As Member Services Manager, Nicole Hobson will serve more than 1,000 PPR members – and counting – with the quality and commitment expected in a subsidiary of PTR. The Nashville native has moved to Hilton Head Island where PPR…

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Innovative Surface to Feature Multiple Racquet, Paddle Sports

The inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview, held Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show, will feature an innovative NEXT-Court surface that will host a variety of racquet and paddle sport demonstrations and events. Attendees at the show will be able to watch…

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