Tennis News Articles

Police target £20,000 Wimbledon ticket touts - 29 Jun 2010

Police are targeting touts at Wimbledon that are selling tickets to watch Andy Murray matches for as much as £20,000 each. read more

Draper insists he will not resign - 28 Jun 2010

Lawn Tennis Association chief executive Roger Draper has said that he is not considering resigning from his position. read more

IBM offers live-video Wimbledon app - 17 Jun 2010

IBM has launched a mobile application ahead of this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament that allows users to live location-based video streams of some showcourt matches. read more

Polo Ralph Lauren extends Wimbledon deal - 15 Jun 2010

Polo Ralph Lauren has signed a deal to continue its global partnership with The All England Club as the official outfitter of The Wimbledon Championships until 2015. read more

SIBC: Draper defends LTA progression - 09 Jun 2010

Speaking at the second Sport Industry Breakfast Club event, LTA chief executive Roger Draper has defended the progression made by British tennis by stating that it was one of only four sports to have increased its participation levels significantly in the last year. read more

Eurosport replaces BBC for Davis Cup tie - 26 May 2010

British Eurosport has replaced the BBC as the exclusive broadcast rights holder for the next GB home Davis Cup match. read more

French Open could move outside Paris - 24 May 2010

The French Open could be moved from the clay-court of Roland Garros to a location outside of Paris, confirmed Gilbert Ysern, general director of the French tennis federation. read more

Thomson Reuters seals LTA deal - 11 May 2010

Thomson Reuters has announced that it has signed a three-year sponsorship with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA). read more

£1m prize for Wimbledon winners - 21 Apr 2010

The winners of the men's and women's singles titles at this year's Wimbledon Championships will earn a record £1m, the tournament organisers have announced. read more

Sony Ericsson launches WTA site - 01 Apr 2010

Sony Ericsson and the WTA Tour have announced the launch of SuperFans – a social media channel that will provide live online updates from accross the Tour to fans. read more

LTA warned that reputation is at 'all time low' - 30 Mar 2010

The All-Party Tennis Group has criticised the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) for the lack of transparency in its spending and warned that public esteem for the LTA is at an 'all time low'. read more

Roland Garros to lose French Open - 23 Mar 2010

The French Open tennis tournament could be forced to move away from Paris in the next few years due to problems with the infrastructure at Roland Garros. read more

Travelex renews WTA Tour deal - 16 Mar 2010

Travelex, the foreign exchange company, and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour have extended their partnership for two years through 2011. read more

Davydenko agrees Dunlop tie-up - 15 Mar 2010

Dunlop has unveiled men’s tennis star Dunlop has unveiled men’s tennis star Nikolay Davydenko as the latest ambassador for the global sports brand.Nikolay Davydenko as the latest ambassador for the global sports brand. read more

Sony Ericsson cuts WTA tour deal - 08 Mar 2010

Mobile phone manufacturer Sony Ericsson has announced a two year extension to its existing partnership with the WTA Tour, however, the brand has decreased its deal from title sponsor to lead global sponsor. read more

HP signs Davis Cup sponsorship deal - 03 Mar 2010

The International Tennis Federation has announced the addition of global technology firm HP to its portfolio of international sponsors for its flagship team competition the Davis Cup. read more

Maui Jim signs Dementieva - 26 Feb 2010

Maui Jim, the Hawaiian manufacturer of sunglasses, confirmed today that they have entered into a partnership with the world’s number seven ranked tennis player Elena Dementieva. read more

Corona signs ATP sponsorship deal - 22 Feb 2010

Beer brand Corona Extra has signed a 5 and a half year deal with the ATP to become the top sponsor of the men's tennis tour. read more

Poll says tennis is most positive sport - 04 Feb 2010

Barclays Spaces for Sports has revealed that tennis is recognised as producing the most positive global sporting role models in a recent poll gathering the opinions of 1,400 sports fans. read more

ATP to consider World Cup proposal - 14 Jan 2010

Men's tennis governing body the ATP is to consider a proposal put forward by the ATP Player Council to introduce a 32-nation biennial World Cup tournament. read more

SHARAPOVA NETS $70m NIKE DEAL - 12 Jan 2010

Women’s tennis star Maria Sharapova has extended her sponsorship agreement with Nike for a further eight years in a deal worth a reported $70m – the largest such contract in the history of the sport. read more

Stuart Higgins secures tennis star - 15 Dec 2009

Stuart Higgins Communications, the Fast Track-owned PR agency, has struck a deal with Blue Entertainment Sports Television (BEST) to work on a number of the firm’s tennis clients, specifically world number four Caroline Wozniacki. read more

Changes to Olympic programme impact GB cyclists - 11 Dec 2009

The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee has announced the changes in the 2012 Games programme around the tennis and cycling events, impacting several GB athletes including Gold Medallists Rebecca Romero, Bradley Wiggins and Victoria Pendleton. read more

LTA boosted by two new sponsorship deals - 08 Dec 2009

The Lawn Tennis Association has continued to defy the economic downturn announcing two new lucrative sponsorship deals with major global brands Nike and InterContinental Hotel Group. read more

Federer signs Credit Suisse deal - 18 Nov 2009

World number one tennis player Roger Federer has signed a ten-year multi-million pound sponsorship deal with financial services brand Credit Suisse. read more

Revamped Listed Events rules set to be unveiled - 09 Nov 2009

According to media reports, the independent panel currently reviewing the Listed Events ruling, which governs which sporting events must be broadcast on a free-to-air channel, is set to recommend that the list be shortened but should include the Ashes, Wimbledon and international football qualifying matches. read more

Tennis stars call for shorter schedule - 13 Oct 2009

Top tennis players are calling for schedule demands of top players to... read more

AEGON to sponsor Masters Tennis - 25 Sep 2009

AEGON has signed a five-year deal to become the title sponsor of the Masters Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall in London. read more

Tennis gives economy £400m boost - 15 Sep 2009

The British economy will stand to benefit from a £400m boost that can be attributed directly to the ‘tennis economy’, and the sport’s growing popularity could see more than 200,000 people take up tennis in 2009, according to a new report from Barclays. read more

US Open reviewing new roof option - 14 Sep 2009

US Open tennis officials say they are ready to ‘develop’ plans for a roof over the Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadow although no final decision has been taken. read more

Williams sisters to bid for NFL team - 21 Aug 2009

After playing each other in the Wimbledon Final over a month ago, the Williams sisters are still making headlines, as they have now been reported to be in talks to become part-owners of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. read more

New president for WTA Tour - 19 Aug 2009

The new president of the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour is David Shoemaker, who was previously the Tours chief operating officer, General Counsel and head of the Asia-Pacific region. read more

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