Tennis

ONDON: The Japan Tennis Association (JTA), the governing body for professional and amateur tennis in Japan, has extended its agreement with IMG to act as its exclusive commercial agency for global sponsorships for the Rakuten Japan Open Tennis Championships.

The five-year agreement will run through 2027.

IMG has served as the tournament’s commercial agency since 2001 and secured its longstanding title partnership with Rakuten, one of the largest e-commerce sites in the world, in 2009.

Jul 22, 2022 16:07
LONDON: Reigning Wimbledon champion and one of the game’s all-time greats Novak Djokovic has confirmed he will join Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer and Andy Murray in a dream Team Europe lineup for the fifth edition of the Laver Cup, to be held at The O2 in London from September 23-25.
Jul 18, 2022 18:07
PUNE: The franchise based Tennis Premier League (TPL) is returning for its fourth season later this year. The competition is set to begin on December 7 and conclude on December 11. 
Jul 11, 2022 16:07
MUMBAI: Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj will be the subject of a feature-length documentary. The untitled film, which is under production, will cover Amritraj’s childhood in India, his tennis career in the 1970s and 1980s, his philanthropic work, and his roles in such films as the James Bond thriller Octopussy and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home and the television show What A Country, a press release stated.
Jul 11, 2022 16:07
LONDON: A new collaboration between the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and WTA Charities, WTA leaders and the foundation’s co-chair, Melinda French Gates, convened in London at the weekend to discuss how the two organizations will harness their platforms and resources to further serve the future of women and girls around the world. 
Jul 01, 2022 10:07
MUMBAI: Panache, Precision & Power are the 3 ‘P’s that star tennis players need in the right balance to win the coveted Wimbledon Championships, 2022. As players sweat it out on and off the court, Welspun understands the fundamentals and importance of every little detail that goes into the making of a Champion.
Jun 27, 2022 17:06
LONDON: In recognition of his outstanding impact on the sport of tennis as a player, promoter, and humanitarian, India’s Vijay Amritraj has been named the 2021 recipient of the Golden Achievement Award.
Jun 27, 2022 16:06
LONDON: The All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) has renewed its broadcast partnership for Wimbledon with Sport 24, the IMG-owned live sports channel for the airline and cruise line industries, for a further three years until 2024. 
Jun 27, 2022 05:06
LONDON (June 10): The ATP has announced Phase One approval of ‘OneVision’, a long-term transformational strategic plan designed to take tennis to new heights from 2023. With tennis boasting more than a billion global tennis fans, an emerging generation of superstar players and a content offering perfectly suited for the digital age, OneVision establishes robust foundations for future growth of the sport.
Jun 27, 2022 04:06
June 22:  The ATP has announced that ‘off-court’ coaching will be trialled for the second half of the season. The trial will permit coaching from designated coach seats during qualifying and main draw matches at ATP Tour events, starting from the week of 11 July 2022. The trial will also take place at the US Open and will run through to the season-ending Nitto ATP Finals in Turin in November.
May 21, 2022 17:05
LONDON: In a welcome move that upholds the long espoused principle that politics should be kept out of international sport, the ATP, WTA and International Tennis Federation (ITF) late Friday confirmed that this year's Wimbledon Grand Slam has been stripped of ranking points.