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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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USTA To Cover Ashe Stadium And Build Two New Stadia

The USTA announced that construction plans for their national tennis center will be revealed Thursday morning at a press conference in Manhattan.

Those plans include a retractable roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium, two new stadia, relocation of some tennis courts and a viewing area of practice courts.

 

Oakes Responds To Fan Requests At Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem Open tournament director Bill Oakes pulls no punches. Not only does he run the North Carolina event and also was the tournament director at Atlanta prior to that, and he also is a commentator on US Open radio. In that role, it’s easy to hear that Oakes has opinions on a number of issues and isn’t afraid to share them.

 

 

Sharapova and Connors Kick Off Coaching Partnership In Cincinnati

Maria Sharapova and her new coach Jimmy Connors  finally got a chance to test out their new partnership this week in Cincinnati. The two began to work together shortly after Wimbledon, when the Russian and her former coach Thomas Hogstedt split. Sharapova injured her hip during the tournament and was forced to pull out of both Stanford and Toronto, but she did work with Connors at home in Los Angeles at that time.

 

 

Nadal Is Ready To Return To The Tour After Rest And A Win In Montreal

A seven-week break was more than he might have wanted, but Rafael Nadal cannot complain after lifting his 25th Masters 100 title with a resounding win in Montreal at the weekend. "After Wimbledon I would have liked to have two weeks less of rest. But I had it after losing in the first round (to Belgian Steve Darcis who has not played since due to injury)," he said.

 

 

Baker And Harrison Lead The List Of US Open Wild Card Recipients

The USTA announced that Brian Baker, playing in his first Grand Slam since the 2013 Australian Open, 2012 Olympian and former world No. 43 Ryan Harrison, 2010 NCAA singles champion Bradley Klahn and 2011 NCAA singles finalist Rhyne Williams have been awarded men’s singles main draw wild card entries into the 2013 US Open. Other American men receiving US Open main draw wild cards are Rajeev Ram and 2013 USTA Boys’ 18s champion Collin Altamirano. Australia’s James Duckworth and France’s Guillaume Rufin will also receive wild cards.

 

American Tennis Needs Fish Now

American tennis appears to need Mardy Fish like never before after the ignominy of not having a solitary player ranked inside the ATP World Tour’s top 20 and being faced with the scenario of John Isner being the only competitor from the United States seeded in the men’s singles at the upcoming US Open.

 

 

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Tennis Jobs of the Week

USTA Georgia Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer
The Executive Director serves as the chief operating officer (COO) of USTA Georgia (USTA GA).  Overall, the Executive Director is responsible for achieving the mission of USTA GA:  to guide USTA GA to new levels of operating success, visibility, and prominence in the promotion and development of the growth of tennis in Georgia through implementation of the USTA GA Strategic Plan.
 
The Executive Director manages the day-to-day operations and financials of USTA GA to focus them on the promoting and growing the game of tennis in GA.  The Executive Director exercises leadership and acts as a liaison between staff and BoD and committees within USTA GA, and between USTA Southern and National staff and the USTA GA leadership.  USTA GA is one of nine state tennis associations (USTA “Districts”) within the USTA Southern Section.  The USTA GA Executive Director is expected to develop professional relationships with the Executive Directors of the other USTA Southern districts and to work closely with USTA and USTA Southern staff with the objective of growing the game of tennis in Georgia.  The ultimate objective of the Executive Director is to promote the USTA and USTA GA with the long-term goals of increasing participation and USTA memberships, while enhancing a strong, positive image and awareness of USTA GA programs and building a sustainable partnership between the association and the constituency it serves.  Accepting applications at edresume@ustageorgia.com through 8/31.

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Tennis Center Pro—Marietta, Georgia
Tennis Dynamics manages the Laurel Park Tennis Center and we are looking for a self-motivated, enthusiastic and professional individual to round out our current staff. The Laurel Park Tennis Center is located in Marietta, GA. The facility consists of 13 tennis courts. Our programs include junior and adult ALTA/USTA teams as well as Junior and Adult clinics during the week and weekends.  The ideal candidate will have collegiate playing experience and/or an NTRP rating of 4.5 or higher. The position will begin as part-time but could easily lead to a full-time position for the right individual. This individual will assist in implementing current programs and help create new programs. Professional certification preferred as well as strong playing skills. Candidates will also possess strong communication skills, positive attitude, excellent teamwork, desire to provide outstanding customer service, and a charismatic enthusiasm about the sport of tennis. Candidates must be willing to work a flexible schedule to include weekend and potentially holiday hours. This position will receive an hourly rate for all clinics, lessons, and team practices taught. Racquet stringing and pro shop hours may also be part of this individual’s responsibility. Compensation is based on experience. If you are interested in the position please send an email that includes resume, cover letter, and at least three professional references to jp@tennisdynamics.net

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Product Manager; Strings- Wilson Sporting Good Co.; Chicago, IL
Wilson Sporting Goods Co. in Chicago, IL is currently hiring a Product Manager for Strings. Will lead product development of strings, grips and stringing machines.  Will provide analysis, communication, line planning, and exceptional direction for all markets as “the expert” in strings and grips.  Ideal candidate will be an active tennis player with knowledge and experience with strings, grips, and stringing machines. This candidate should have at least 3 years of retail experience. If you are interested in applying, please send resume to rsjobs@wilson.com with subject line “ Product Manager, Strings”.

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Associate Tennis Professional-Edmond, Oklahoma
Edmond Racquet Club, Edmond Oklahoma is a family oriented tennis club with a competitive Junior Tennis Academy. 
Applicants for this full time position should be enthusiastic, quality individuals with college experience or minimum 4.5 rating.  Responsibilities mainly include teaching private and group lessons both children and adults at many levels, stringing rackets, and some facility upkeep.
Medical and retirement benefits.
Contractual agreement required.
A university is located 5 miles away and scheduling is adaptable if you are additionally interested in educational opportunities.
Send resume to Dwight Nuckolls at edmondracquetclub@coxinet.net.

 

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Tennis Job of the Day

The Mount Auburn Club, Watertown, Massachusetts seeks a pro. 617 923 2255.

 

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A Collection of Tennis Images For Sale

A professional tennis photographer has been shooting for almost 40 years at all the major and minor tennis tournaments for the wires systems, daily newspapers, magazines and advertising agencies. He has been to venues all over the world and has compiled tennis images (archives) of all the professionals and some juniors.  The images have all been preserved in a temperature-controlled environment and are color positives (slides), color and black & white negatives and contact sheets, as well as digital. There are in excess of 400,000 images and they are for sale. Seller will transfer copyright and will give total usage to the purchaser. Lists available with players, tournaments, dates, etc. For more information please contact  954-448-4999.

 


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