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Britain's Davis Cup team was announced on Tuesday by Captain Leon Smith and will comprise of Jamie Baker, Colin Fleming, Jonny Marray and James Ward.
They face Russia in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Euro/Africa Zone Group I second round tie to be played at Coventry's Ricoh Arena from 5-7 April, 2013.
There has never been a better time to take up tennis in Richmond after the Council announced new management of its park's tennis courts.
From April, tennis courts across the borough's parks will be run by Will to Win, the largest private provider of community tennis in London.
It's that time of year when the buzz picks up ahead of the arrival of the professional tours in Europe, especially with the All England Lawn Tennis Club making headlines after officials confirmed on Friday that they are considering a proposal to build a roof on Court No 1.
According to a Daily Mail report, while yet to be formally approved, the success of the Centre Court roof, which cost the club around £100m, has prompted Wimbledon to examine the possibility of doing the same for the neighbouring 11,500-seat arena and a final decision could be taken as early as next month.
The US Open has come to a further agreement with the ATP and WTA to ensure that it will continue to grow and develop the game in the years to come - all while maintaining America's Grand Slam as one of the world's greatest sport and entertainment spectaculars.
Owned and operated by the USTA, the US Open has long supported the growth of tennis throughout the United States, sustaining numerous grass-roots and after-school programs, youth initiatives, adult and senior leagues and tournaments, court renovations and more.
Primary school sport is set to be transformed thanks to a £150m-a-year boost that will improve coaching for the youngest pupils and inspire the Olympic and Paralympic stars of the future, the Prime Minister announced on Saturday.
London 2012 gave Britain a once in a lifetime opportunity to inspire a nation to enjoy sport and the Government wants to embed that into the school day from an early age.
The LTA and the Tennis Foundation has welcomed the new investment that will see every state primary school in England getting funding over the next two years to spend specifically on improving the quality and quantity of physical education and sport.
Tennis players feature in the top 100 most powerful athletes on-and-off-the-field in 2013 compiled for Bloomberg Sports by CSE, a leading integrated marketing agency.
Britain's Andy Murray rose twenty-five places from 2011 with a power rating of 54.81 and while LeBron James, the American professional basketball player, headed the list at No 1, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have stolen the headlines by being ranked fifth, sixth and twelfth respectively.
The latest results are out from an annual impact survey independently conducted by leading pollsters YouGov showing that over 98% of schools (over 1,300 teachers) surveyed said that the Aegon Schools Tennis programme had helped them deliver tennis or more tennis at schools across the country.
The vast majority (90%) of schools reported that the programme was also helping them deliver more sport in general in their school.
Roger Draper has decided to step down as Chief Executive of the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) at the end of September 2013 after seven years in the role.
His decision comes after one of the most outstanding years in the history of British tennis, both on and off court.
2012 saw great success for Britain's junior and senior players, including Grand Slam titles and Olympic and Paralympic medals.
Virgin Active, the UK's health club operator with over 100 clubs nationwide, has partnered with the LTA to become the Official Health Club of British Tennis, in a three year agreement that will introduce a number of LTA tennis products to racquet members, including Mini Tennis, a fun programme for 3 -10 year olds and Cardio Tennis, an up-tempo group fitness class that takes place on a court.
Committed to making tennis more accessible, Virgin Active is investing heavily into the sport, including over £1million into 81 new courts.
Scorpion Sports Gifts promotes half-price offer as ERSA's Spring Symposium is announced
With an eye to the brighter and better weather Scorpion Sports Gifts is promoting a special half-price offer on their Mini Tennis Ball Keyrings , for one week only, so that coaches and others can stock up on prizes for the Spring and Summer.