Tennis News Articles

ATP extends sponsorship deal with Head - 12 Nov 2012

The Association of Tennis Professionals has announced an extension of its sponsorship with Head, its longest standing partner.  read more

Tennis season finale extends London stay - 08 Nov 2012

The ATP has announced that London will continue to host the season-ending Barclays ATP World Tour Finals until 2015, while the organisation has also extended its agreements with the event’s title sponsor Barclays, and Ricoh has signed a new agreement with the governing body of men’s tennis. read more

Viagogo & ESPN extend partnership - 30 Oct 2012

viagogo has announced it is extending its European ticketing agreement with multiplatform sports media company, ESPN, which will see the international ticketing marketplace continue as the broadcaster’s official ticketing provider.  read more

Aussie Open prize boost pleases players - 04 Oct 2012

Tennis players have welcomed the news that prize money for the Australian Open will rise by Aus$4m (£2.53m), but Novak Djokovic was warned that the fight for a greater share of revenues is not over, as lower-ranked players continue to struggle paying their own way. read more

Andy ends Britain's 76 year wait for champion - 11 Sep 2012

Andy Murray finally ended a 76 year wait for a British man to win a Grand Slam title after defeating Novak Djokovic in five-sets to claim his first major of his career, in a match that was watched in the UK by a peak of 1.5m people, despite a finish time of past 2am GMT. read more

LV= announces tennis sponsorship - 15 Aug 2012

LV= has agreed a new tennis sponsorship, which will see the insurance, retirement and investment group become an associate sponsor of the IMG-owned Statoil Masters Tennis, the prestigious legends event taking place at the Royal Albert Hall this December.   read more

Players get wish as Wimbledon start is moved - 20 Jul 2012

The Wimbledon Championships will start a week later from 2015, to allow players a three-week rest period following the French Open. read more

Record viewers for Wimbledon final - 10 Jul 2012

Andy Murray’s first Wimbledon final against Roger Federer was watched by a peak audience of nearly 17 million home viewers on Sunday afternoon, with Federer extending his own Grand Slam record to 17 - a record for a 'home' player at Wimbledon. read more

10,000 visit LTA allplay tennis scheme - 10 Jul 2012

The allplay Tennis Park, which ran throughout the second half of Wimbledon from Wednesday 4th July to Sunday 8th July, was visited by over 10,000 people throughout the week, with a range of initiatives encouraging the take-up and participation of the sport by children and adults of all ages. read more

British Eurosport launches HD channels - 04 Jul 2012

British Eurosport will launch a high definition simulcast channel on the Sky and Virgin Media platforms from Wednesday 25th July 2012, which will be followed five weeks later by the launch of British Eurosport 2 HD on Sky. read more

Wimbledon & Sharapova extend evian deal - 29 Jun 2012

Evian will be the Official Bottled Water of Wimbledon for a further five years after extending its agreement with the All England Club until 2017, while women’s world number one Maria Sharapova has also signed a new three year deal to extend her role as evian brand ambassador.  read more

Wimbledon considers later start date - 26 Jun 2012

Wimbledon organisers have revealed that they are considering moving future championships back by one week in order to give players additional recovery time from the French Open. read more

LTA appoints new Commercial Director - 19 Jun 2012

The Lawn Tennis Association has appointed Simon Long as commercial director, to lead the LTA’s commercial programme, and the delivery of its tennis events. read more

BNP Paribas Tennis Classic signs new partners - 18 Jun 2012

Bacardi UK and Pringle of Scotland have signed up as the latest sponsors of the 2012 BNP Paribas Tennis Classic at the Hurlingham Club, which gets underway this week. read more

French Open produces record Eurosport figures - 15 Jun 2012

This year’s French Open has produced record-breaking audience figures for Eurosport, attracting an average live audience of 1.1m viewers – a rise of 7% on the 2011 tournament. read more

Murray agrees new sponsorship deal - 14 Jun 2012

Luxury Swiss watch brand Rado has announced the signing of professional tennis player Andy Murray to a personal endorsement agreement, which will see the world number four endorse Rado's D-Star 200 collection throughout the 2012 spring/summer season. read more

BNP Paribas extends tennis sponsorship - 12 Jun 2012

BNP Paribas has renewed its partnership with the annual Tennis Classic tournament at The Hurlingham Club, the traditional warm-up competition ahead of Wimbledon. read more

Eurosport Group reveals audience growth - 06 Jun 2012

TV audiences across the Eurosport Group rose by 11% in the first five months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011, with all Eurosport TV channels performing strongly, according to the sports entertainment broadcaster.  read more

Dailymotion to stream Wimbledon coverage - 25 May 2012

Online video sharing platform Dailymotion is set to stream live content of the Wimbledon Championships 2012, after agreeing a new exclusive partnership with the tennis grand slam. read more

Statoil agrees Masters Tennis sponsorship - 24 May 2012

International energy company Statoil has announced its title sponsorship of the Masters Tennis event at the Royal Albert Hall for the next three years.  read more

British Eurosport to offer second screen experience - 23 May 2012

British Eurosport has revealed it is working with social TV platform for sports, fanatix, to enable viewers interact with other fans watching the events around the world as well as participating in the global debate through aggregated and curated event-specific Twitter feeds. read more

WTA launches tender for Championship host - 17 May 2012

The Women’s Tennis Association has officially launched an international tender process to select a host city for its WTA Championships for 2014 and beyond. read more

Wimbledon boosts prize fund for 2012 - 25 Apr 2012

Prize money for this year’s Wimbledon tournament is set to swell by 10% this year, the largest increase since 1993, with the majority directed to help lower-ranked players. read more

RFL chair named new Wimbledon CEO - 11 Apr 2012

Richard Lewis, chairman of the Rugby Football League, has been appointed chief executive at Wimbledon, replacing Ian Ritchie, who left the All England Club in February after six years to become chief executive of the Rugby Football Union. read more

BBC & Andy Murray sign up for Queen’s - 11 Apr 2012

The BBC has extended its deal with the Queen’s Club, which will see the traditional Wimbledon warm-up tournament broadcast on the station for the next five years, while world number four Andy Murray has also committed to the competition until 2016. read more

Sport England reduces LTA funding - 04 Apr 2012

Sport England has announced six-figure cuts to the Lawn Tennis Association budget, following disappointing participation figures, while the British Judo Association has also been hit. read more

Sharapova signs three-year Samsung deal - 04 Apr 2012

The world’s highest-paid female athlete Maria Sharapova has signed a new three-year sponsorship deal with Samsung Electronics Co. The agreement, which starts immediately, covers Samsung products including mobile phones, tablet computers and television sets. read more

ESPN to screen 14 tennis tournaments - 30 Mar 2012

ESPN's British arm has made its first move into the tennis market, signing the rights to 11 ATP World Tour 250 events during 2012, as well as three WTA tournaments. read more

Wimbledon renews Sportsworld deal - 02 Mar 2012

Wimbledon has extended its partnership with Sportsworld as a hospitality partner of The Championships for a further five years, covering primarily Asia and Australasia, and also the UK. read more

LTA announces Optimum Nutrition deal - 20 Feb 2012

Optimum Nutrition has been announced as the Official Sports Nutrition Supplier to the Lawn Tennis Association. The deal will see the Sports nutrition brand fuel LTA’s performance squads and sports sciences team. read more

Wilson renews tennis sponsorship - 13 Feb 2012

Wilson Racquet Sports and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) have extended their sponsorship agreement - in a deal that will see the company remain an international partner of the Davis Cup and Fed Cup. read more

Eurosport renews grand slam deals - 30 Jan 2012

The Eurosport Group has extended its long term partnerships with the French and the US Opens following the signing of two new deals, and last year's multi-year contract signed with the Australian Open. read more

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