HEAD Penn Racquet Sports USA posted a record year in 2012 with its best ever sales results for a full year in company history, including a double digit percentage increase for both HEAD and Penn brands.
The company is on target for another successful year, with Penn continuing to dominate the market as America's #1 selling tennis ball and HEAD leading the tennis industry with both its innovative products and exceptional players.
PlayTennis.com, an unbranded collaborative effort from major stakeholders in the tennis industry in the United States is receiving a boost in its reach to consumers.
US TIA President Greg Mason said: "The site, which serves as a rallying point for tennis and the industry, is completely free to both consumers and tennis industry providers to use and serves as a portal to connect people to tennis and keep them engaged with the sport...
The 2013 US Open men's singles final that saw Rafael Nadal win his 13th major singles title over world No 1 Novak Djokovic earned a 2.8 overnight rating on CBS on Monday evening, which was up 22% from the Andy Murray vs. Djokovic final last year (2.3) and up 8% from the Djokovic vs. Nadal final in 2010 (2.6), as reported by Sports Media Watch.
The figures relate to host broadcaster CBS' nationwide television audience.
Pine Cliffs Resort Algarve, has announced its collaboration with the Annabel Croft Tennis academy, offering a brand new programme of tennis coaching and events designed by the former British No1 and Sports TV presenter.
The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy has agreed to operate the five court Tennis facility at the Pine Cliffs Resort on the Algarve, Portugal.
Andy Murray has set up a new company with his current manager Simon Fuller, which will be employing six people to further his entrepreneurial interests.
The London-based company is called 77, inspired by the 77-year wait before a British men's singles tennis player became Wimbledon champion (the first since Fred Perry) and the 7 July date that Murray won it on, and will oversee the Scot's business interests as well as those of his professional tennis-playing brother, Jamie.
As Britain's Davis Cup team prepares to take on Croatia in Umag, the LTA announced a four year extension to its partnership with global financial services business BNP Paribas.
The new deal sees BNP Paribas maintain its status as an Official Sponsor of the LTA, and of the Aegon Championships at The Queen's Club, London, in a partnership which began in 2008.
Ludovic de Montille, UK Chairman of BNP Paribas said: "We are delighted to extend our existing partnership with the LTA and British Tennis, which will help the development of tennis in the UK, whilst increasing our brand visibility.
Two mighty tennis warriors battled against the odds to win, again, on the hard courts of Flushing Meadows.
While Serena Williams had previously claimed four women's singles crowns at the US Open and was considered a shoe-in for a fifth, she met stiff opposition in the form of world number two, Belarusian Victoria Azarenka and had to contend also with a gusting wind at the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
It may have ceased to play host to the US Open when the championships moved to its current site in Flushing-Meadows Corona Park in 1978 but the West Side Tennis Club remains committed to nurturing the game and is a firm supporter of USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association.
In 2013 the West Side Tennis Club is celebrating the 100 Anniversary at its present location in an affluent area at Forest Hills in Queens.
Prince Global Sports, a leading manufacturer and distributor of performance racquet sports equipment, footwear and apparel, has used the 2013 US Open to help raise its profile by opening a store in the centre of midtown Manhattan after emerging from bankruptcy protection last year.
The brand experience in New York ran from 23 August until 1 September, and followed on the success of its first branded store in Wimbledon at the heart of Tennis' most famous postcode, SW19, and just a stone's throw away from the world famous All England Lawn Tennis Club.
US Open defending champion Andy Murray was not at the top of his game in the build-up to his quarter-final encounter with ninth seed Stanislas Wawrinka, and it showed as the Swiss beat him in resounding fashion in New York on Thursday.
There are two sides to the tale: on the one hand, Wawrinka continued to play the inspired tennis that got him to the quarter-final, barely making a mistake; while, on the other, Murray reverted to his old chuntering self and suffered meltdown.