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Tennis - 13 May 2004
The Commercial Department of ITF are looking to fill a TV Liaison Sales position in the Commercial Department.
Tennis - 12 May 2004
Four more players have confirmed their availability for this year's Marsh Classic, the quintessentially English champions’ tennis event played on the immaculate lawns of The Hurlingham Club in Fulham.
Tennis - 11 May 2004
ACE Group International announces today that Goran Ivanisevic, Andy Roddick and Carlos Moya will be the headline players at the 2004 Boodle & Dunthorne Champions Challenge, to take place at Stoke Park Club from 16th-19th June.
Tennis - 11 May 2004
The Australian Open continues to be a major asset for Australia with new research by the National Institute of Economic and Industry Research (NIEIR) revealing the 2004 tournament alone brought a gross economic benefit in excess of $203 million and attracted over 100,000 visitors to Melbourne.
Tennis - 30 Apr 2004
An extraordinary total of 23 broadcasters covered the Davis Cup World Group Quarter Finals (9-11 April), with eleven of them covering the ITF's Feature Tie Switzerland V France, which was shown in both countries as well as in Spain, Russia, USA, Pan Latin America, Pan Middle East, Pan Asia and Australia reaching over 60 countries.
Tennis - 29 Apr 2004
American Express today announced a multi-year agreement with Tthe All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC), expanding the company’s world-wide commitment to tennis.
Tennis - 26 Apr 2004
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) is seeking a Sponsorship Salesperson to drive sales in its non-professional tennis events and support the sponsorship team in its worldwide sales activities.
Tennis - 23 Apr 2004
IEC in Sports has extended the TV distribution agreement with the ATP-tennis tournament Davidoff Swiss Indoors to 2008.
Tennis - 22 Apr 2004
The ITF has confirmed that the 2005 Fed Cup will feature a revised format with the creation of an eight-team World Group I and an eight-team World Group II.
Tennis - 20 Apr 2004
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., April 20, 2004 - The USTA today announced the launch of the US Open Series, an historic breakthrough for the sport that links 10 summer hard-court tournaments to the US Open, creating a cohesive, six-week summer tennis season for ATP and WTA Tour professional tournaments in North America. The US Open Series will mark the first time ever in the U.S. that there will be a consistent television schedule for the tournaments - and for the fans - beginning this July after Wimbledon
Tennis - 20 Apr 2004
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., and DULLES, Va. – April 19, 2004 – The ATP, the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuit, today announced an alliance with America Online, the world's leading interactive services company, to provide comprehensive access to an array of multimedia tennis content specially developed for AOL® for Broadband members. Under the agreement, the ATP will provide specially produced video, audio and editorial content from up to 25 ATP Tournaments to AOL® for Broadban
Tennis - 14 Apr 2004
The Davis Cup Committee, at its regularly scheduled meeting today in London, reviewed the facts surrounding Denmark’s late withdrawal from their Davis Cup Europe/Africa Zone Group II first round match against Algeria, scheduled to be played in Algiers over the weekend of 9-11 April 2004.
Tennis - 13 Apr 2004
Tennis legend John McEnroe and British number one Tim Henman have teamed up with the Lawn Tennis Association for the launch of Ariel Tennis Ace - a campaign to find the next potential British tennis champion.
Tennis - 13 Apr 2004
Tennis fans across Asia will continue to enjoy comprehensive coverage of the world's most prestigious tennis tournament following ESPN STAR Sports' successful renewal of exclusive multi-year cable and satellite rights for the Lawn Tennis Championships at Wimbledon.
Tennis - 01 Apr 2004
The Lawn Tennis Association today announced the allocation of £4.4 million from Sport England’s Community Club Development Fund to projects that will deliver a further 26 indoor courts to the tennis infrastructure this year.
Tennis - 26 Mar 2004
Stella Artois today gave British tennis a huge boost by announcing a new agreement, worth £10 million, with the LTA to continue its sponsorship of the Stella Artois Championships for a further five years.
Tennis - 23 Mar 2004
British tennis was boosted by the addition of a new sponsor today when car manufacturer Kia Motors committed to a three-year agreement with the Lawn Tennis Association worth up to £500,000 to grass roots competition in the sport.
Tennis - 12 Mar 2004
NICE, FRANCE – The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour and Whirlpool Europe announced today the signing of a multi-million dollar, three-year integrated European partnership agreement that establishes Whirlpool Europe as the premier sponsor of the WTA Tour in Europe. The deal, which will enhance Whirlpool’s brand presence throughout Europe and includes the establishment of Habitat for Humanity. International as the Tour’s official European social cause, aligns Whirlpool Europe with the Tou
Tennis - 10 Mar 2004
The ITF respects the decision made by the Independent Tribunal in the Greg Rusedski case but regrets the climate that currently exists in our sport with regard to the use of supplements that ultimately led to the charges levelled against Rusedski, Bohdan Ulihrach and six others.
Tennis - 10 Mar 2004
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA -- The ATP, governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuit, announced today an expansion of its efforts, first announced in July 2003, to identify the cause of the low levels of nandrolone or its precursors in anti-doping test samples. Two new experts have agreed to join the ATP investigation to determine the cause of low-level nandrolone in test results, and the ATP also will ask the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to name a third member of the group.
Tennis - 10 Mar 2004
HRH The Duchess of Gloucester, Honorary President of the Lawn Tennis Association, has opened a new £1.95 million indoor tennis centre at Newstead Wood School for Girls, Bromley, with local schools, community and performance players set to benefit in a bid to help the LTA develop more and better players in Kent.
Tennis - 10 Mar 2004
ACE Tennis Magazine, Britain's biggest selling tennis magazine, has become the Official Magazine of the inaugural Tennis Show 2004, to be held at London's Earls Court 2, May 14-16.
Tennis - 02 Mar 2004
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced today that NH Hoteles, the Spanish international hotel chain, has become an International Sponsor and the Official Hotel of Davis Cup. Francesco Ricci Bitti, President of the International Tennis Federation, and Gabriele Burgio, Chairman of NH Hoteles, today signed an official three-year agreement at the NH Eurobuilding in Madrid.
Tennis - 02 Mar 2004
White Plains, N.Y., March 1, 2004 -- The USTA and Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) announced today that MassMutual has signed a new worldwide marketing agreement for the US Open through 2009 in the insurance category.
Tennis - 02 Mar 2004
Tennis Properties Limited (TPL) - the commercial arm of the Tennis Masters Series tournaments and the Tennis Masters Cup - has announced an extension of its Broadcast Rights Pooling agreement with the nine Masters Series tournaments and the Tennis Masters Cup.
Tennis - 01 Mar 2004
Monte Carlo, Monaco – The ATP, the governing body of the men's professional circuit, today announced an agreement with La Chemise Lacoste that will see the international sportswear leader extend its commitment as the Official Clothing Sponsor of the Tennis Masters Cup for a three-year term through 2006.
Tennis - 18 Feb 2004
One of the biggest names in tennis of the past decade is set to play at the Liverpool International Tennis Tournament this summer.
Tennis - 17 Feb 2004
The eight first round ties of the 2004 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group competition that took place on 7-9 February attracted impressive television audience figures from around the world.
Tennis - 16 Feb 2004
The ATP, governing body of the men's professional circuit, today announced a three-year premier global partnership agreement with Indesit by Merloni Elettrodomestici, one of the largest household appliance producers in Europe.
Tennis - 09 Feb 2004
The Sunday Telegraph has signed a one-year deal with the LTA to sponsor this year’s high profile men’s pre-Wimbledon tournament, The Nottingham Open.
Tennis - 06 Feb 2004
Getronics, International Sponsor and Official ICT Solutions and Service Provider of the Davis Cup, and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) will announce a new Speed Serve Competition at the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas tie between The Netherlands and Canada in Maastricht, The Netherlands, on 6-8 February.
Tennis - 05 Feb 2004
ACE, already Britain’s biggest selling tennis magazine, is looking to boost its news stand and subscription sales with its first TV advertising campaign.
Tennis - 05 Feb 2004
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., January 28, 2004 -- The USTA and ESPN today announced that ESPN2 will broadcast eight hours of the 2004 USA vs. Austria Davis Cup first round, Feb. 6-8, at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The first round television coverage features six hours of live tennis on Friday and Saturday. Cliff Drysdale and MaliVai Washington will provide commentary for this opening round series of the 2004 Davis Cup campaign, part of ESPN's 25th anniversary.
Tennis - 04 Feb 2004
London 4 February 2004 - The International Tennis Federation (ITF), owners and organizers of Davis Cup by BNP Paribas, has reached an agreement with Kia Motors to reinforce the company’s existing sponsorship.
Tennis - 04 Feb 2004
In welcome news for the development of European tennis, Tennis Europe has announced a new Solidarity Scheme for its Member Nations. Faced with the problem of a freeze in funding for new development projects, Tennis Europe has taken the innovative step of appealing directly to its more affluent and developed member nations to show solidarity with the less prosperous members of the Tennis Europe family, and to actively seek out mutually beneficial cooperations.
Tennis - 29 Jan 2004
Tennis Europe today announces the start of a two-year partnership with Play-it®, one of Europe’s leading court surface manufacturers.
Tennis - 27 Jan 2004
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) today (27.1.04) announced its new marketing structure focused on attracting and keeping young people from all backgrounds and of all abilities in tennis.
Tennis - 08 Jan 2004
The International Tennis Federation announced today the complete schedule for the 2005 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas:
Tennis - 06 Jan 2004
London, Tuesday 6 January 2004 - The All England Club today underlined Wimbledon’s reputation as the world’s premier tennis event with the unveiling of innovative plans for the Centre Court of the future, including provision for a larger 15,000 capacity, more comfortable seats and a retractable roof over the court.
Tennis - 05 Jan 2004
The ATP, governing body of the men's professional tennis circuit, announced today that it has approved a 2005 calendar through the summer. The calendar was constructed after extensive collaborative planning with the other governing bodies in the sport, the ITF and Grand Slams, through its newly formed Calendar Working Group.
Tennis - 18 Dec 2003
Bad Nauheim, Germany. December 18, 2003 – Top Italian sportswear brand Lotto has signed Israeli tennis star Anna Smashnova-Pistolesi to a new two-year endorsement contract. The product endorsement and marketing deal covers apparel, footwear and accessories. Smashnova-Pistolesi, ranked No. 16 in the world, has been under a similar contract with Lotto since the beginning of 2003. The new contract runs from calendar 2004 through calendar 2005. Financial terms were not disclosed.
Tennis - 17 Dec 2003
The Lawn Tennis Association is pleased to announce the launch of the Performance Trust. Designed to offer support to financially disadvantaged British players, the Trust will be supported by Barclays Capital in a three-year deal.
Tennis - 12 Dec 2003
Tennis legends Ilie Nastase and Guillermo Vilas have signed up to play at the 2004 Liverpool International at Calderstones Park next summer.
Tennis - 01 Dec 2003
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced today that Getronics, the Information and Communications Technology Group, has signed a three-year agreement to become an International Sponsor and the Official ICT (Information and Communications Technology) Solutions and Service Provider of Davis Cup. The agreement, which runs from 2004-06, was announced at the World Group Final of the 2003 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas in Melbourne, Australia.
Tennis - 24 Nov 2003
The 2003 Wimbledon Championships, jointly owned by The All England Lawn Tennis Club and the Lawn Tennis Association, generated £25.8 million – all of which will be invested back into British tennis.
Tennis - 21 Nov 2003
IEC in Sports has added another three years of TV-distribution and TV-coordination of ATP Synsam Swedish Open in tennis. The event is held in Båstad in the south of Sweden in July every year and is organized by the event company PR Event.
Tennis - 19 Nov 2003
The International Tennis Federation and Sportev, the leading Broadband and Mobile Sports Provider, have today announced the launch of DavisCup.tv, a comprehensive broadband offering that covers action from the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group. For the first time ever, tennis fans have the chance to view Davis Cup footage on the web.
Tennis - 13 Nov 2003
Sports Marketing Surveys Ltd, the world's largest sports and sponsorship research group, are undertaking Europe's biggest and most focussed tennis research programme amongst the specialist tennis retail market.
Tennis - 11 Nov 2003
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., November 10, 2003 -- The USTA and CBS Sports announced a landmark broadcast television partnership that includes an extension of CBS Sports' domestic rights to the US Open through 2006, with a USTA option to extend the deal for an additional two years (2007-2008).
Tennis - 03 Nov 2003
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced today that Fossil, a leader in design, development marketing and distribution of contemporary, high quality fashion watches and accessories, is to become an International Sponsor and the Official Watch of Davis Cup. The ITF and Fossil have signed a multiyear agreement, starting with the Final of the 2003 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas between Australia and Spain in Melbourne on 28-30 November.
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