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  Tennis Tour Player Page - Pro Sports Official Team Sites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Two terms are common in Professional Tennis and the sport in general: Rankings are determined by points a player collects for each of their place finishes at the tournaments entered - only the best ‘so many’ finishes are used and they must be within a certain time frame, eg.
Tennis is played on a tennis court that is 36 feet wide and 78 feet long, usually green, in a rectangular arena 120 feet long and 60 feet wide, often surrounded by seating.
The tennis ball may touch the net, on a 2nd service, but, still must land inside the service box or the point is awarded to the opponent; then the players move on to play the next point.  First serve always has a second serve to back it up.
www.prosportsofficialteamsites.com /TENNIS.html   (2898 words)

 UNICEF - UNICEF's corporate partnerships - International partnerships: Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP)
ATP’s #1 ranked player, Roger Federer, served up an ace for children everywhere when he was appointed UNICEF’s newest International Goodwill Ambassador in April 2006.
The Feder-bear Beanie Baby® retails for US $8 and is sold internationally during ATP tournaments at UNICEF on-site booths and on-line via the ATP and the Ty Inc. website, the global Beanie Baby manufacturer.
Using the power of tennis to ensure the health, education and protection of children, ATP and UNICEF launched the ACE partnership, Assisting Children Everywhere in 2005.
www.unicef.org /corporate_partners/index_25098.html   (432 words)

  TPA Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tennis Canada is offering you the chance to see the best male and female tennis players in the world.
Progressive Tennis is a tennis program for 5-9 year olds which allows young players to learn and play the game more quickly, efficiently and successfully.
Cardio Tennis: Heart-Pumping Fitness - This website introduces "Cardio Tennis", which is a new program combining tennis and cardio.
tor.tenniscanada.ca /tpa.org   (344 words)

  Tennis - MSN Encarta
Tennis was first played professionally in 1926, when American promoter Charles C. Pyle organized a traveling tour for which the players were paid.
Professionals were barred, however, from competing in tournaments sanctioned by national tennis organizations, including the prestigious “grand slam” events.
Annual tennis tournaments operated by the professional tours, such as the Italian and Canadian opens, are held throughout the world all year long.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761553181_2/Tennis.html   (1592 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Thomas Enqvist
Thomas Enqvist (born March 13, 1974 in Stockholm, Sweden) is a former professional tennis player, and played on the ATP circuit since turning pro in 1991.
The ATP Masters Series is a series of nine tennis tournaments that are part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tour, held annually throughout the year in Europe and North America.
In tennis, a singles player or doubles team who succeed in winning all four Grand Slam titles in the same year is said to have achieved the Grand Slam or a Calendar Year Grand Slam (CYGS) In case they win all four consecutively, but not in the same calendar year...
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Thomas-Enqvist   (1580 words)

 USTA Glossary
TDM (Tennis Data Manager): The software program that is currently used by tournaments committees to help organize the tournament, post the draws and the results electronically and to provide data to the new USTA Ranking Program that will calculate and post the progressive rollover ranking of players throughout the year.
TIA (Tennis Industry Association): The TIA is a not-for-profit trade association representing the interest of its member companies by oversight of the industry and its needs.
The TIA is dedicated to maintaining the integrity of the sport and pursuing the growth and vitality of tennis.
www.usta.com /communitytennis/fullstory.sps?iNewsID=97185&itype=946&iCategoryID=166   (1427 words)

 FT.com / Arts & Weekend / Sport - Big hitters set for Shanghai showdown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Staging the Masters Cup for four years from 2005-2008 in Shanghai’s magnificent Qi Zhong tennis complex, with its extraordinary eight-piece magnolia-shaped retractable roof, is part of a long-term plan to spread the tennis gospel in Asia.
Tennis has blossomed at grassroots level, particularly in Japan and China, and at the professional tier in the women’s game.
Part of the ATP’s strategy to broaden the game’s appeal is to have a more coherent tour calendar from 2009, with 16 elite tournaments around the world and many of them positioned as preliminary events to the four majors and the Masters Cup.
www.ft.com /cms/s/cbe70dc8-70e2-11db-8e0b-0000779e2340.html   (1182 words)

  Association of Tennis Professionals - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was formed in 1972 to protect the interests of male professional Tennis players.
(Female players formed the Women's Tennis Association the year after.) In 1990, the association became the organizer of the principal worldwide tennis tour, thereafter known as the ATP Tour.
The ATP tour also oversees an early summer World Team Tennis championship.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Association_of_Tennis_Professionals   (1626 words)

 Tennis terminology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Lob – a stroke in tennis where the ball is lifted high above the net with the intention of it going over the opposing player in the case of him being close to the net, thus nearly guaranteeing the point
Rally – (Following the service of a tennis ball) – A series of return hits of the ball that ends when one or other player fails to return the ball within the court boundary or fails to return a ball that falls within the play area.
T – where the center line and service line intersect to form a T. Tiebreak – a special game at the score 6-6 in a set to decide the winner of the set; the winner is the first to reach at least seven points with a difference of two over the opponent.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tennis_terminology   (1999 words)

 Tennis Betting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tennis is a sport that can be played all year round by players of varying levels.
The ATP (Association of Tennis Professionals) is the men's tennis association.
The WTA (Women's Tennis Association) is the women's equivalent of the ATP.
www.sbgglobal.com /sportsbook/tennis   (228 words)

 My Favorite Women Tennis Players
It was the defining moment in the evolution from the ATP, formed in 1972 under the leadership of superstar Jack Kramer, to the ATP Tour, the governing body of the worldwide men's professional tennis circuit.
"Tennis at the Crossroads," a plan presented at the U.S. Open by Jordan and top players as Mats Wilander and Tim Mayotte, detailed the problems and conflicts confronting men's professional tennis as well as the tremendous opportunities available for promoting and marketing the game.
One of the options outlined in "Tennis at the Crossroads" was for the players to form a new tour in which they would play a major role and bear greater responsibility for the future of the sport.
www2.hawaii.edu /~aldenl/week15/mentennisplayers.htm   (416 words)

 City of Sunrise - Sunrise Tennis Club
The BMW Tennis Championship is one of only three major tournaments in the state of Florida, and the only event in Broward County sanctioned by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) - the organizer of the principal worldwide men's tennis tour.
Sunrise Tennis Club is also home to the Saviano High Performance Tennis Academy, which works with players between the ages of 8 and 20 to offer personalized world-class coaching and lessons from Nick Saviano, internationally recognized as one of the top developmental coaches and coaching educators in the sport of tennis.
Saviano is a Master Professional with both the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA); and was named USPTA Touring Coach of the Year in 1993.
www.sunrisefl.gov /2parks_tenniscp.html   (652 words)

 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A compromise between the ITF and the ATP was announced on December 9 1999, by which the Grand Slam Cup was merged with the ATP World Championship (the ATP's year-end tournament), which was also held annually in Germany, giving birth to the Tennis Masters Cup, which would be an official tour event.
In the eyes of most tennis fans, this was the end of the Grand Slam Cup because the Tennis Masters Cup is generally viewed as a continuation of the ATP World Championship, not the Grand Slam Cup.
This situation occurred at the 2004 Tennis Masters Cup (in Houston, USA), where the 8th ranked player in the ATP Champions Race, Andre Agassi, was excluded from the event in favor of Gastón Gaudio, who had won that year's French Open but was ranked 10th at the end of the year.
www.goupstate.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Grand_Slam_Cup   (784 words)

 United States Professional Tennis Association
Professionals are rated at three levels, with Professional 1 being the highest, according to their scores on a five-part certification exam.
They direct tennis businesses, develop tennis programming, oversee tennis operations, teach lessons and coach teams at all types of facilities, such as private and commercial clubs, public tennis centers and parks, colleges and schools.
The purpose of USPTA shall be to raise the standards of teaching tennis as a profession; to grow participation and lifetime enthusiasm for the game of tennis; and to do all acts in accordance with such purposes or to effect any other purposes that may be determined from time to time by the Association.
uspta.org /index.cfm/CFID/5396092/CFTOKEN/78781622/MenuItemID/1102.htm   (349 words)

 Lexus Professional Athletes
Andy Roddick, born August 30, 1982, is a professional tennis player and a former World No. 1.
He is the second highest ranked male U.S. tennis player in the official rankings of the Association of Tennis Professionals (behind James Blake).
He also holds the fastest serve record in professional tennis, clocked at 155 mph, or 249 km/h Roddick turned professional in 2000 at the age of 18.
www.lexus.com /about/partnerships/andy_roddick.html   (268 words)

 HEAD.com Tennis - Partner
The Monte Carlo Tennis Academy’s mission is to discover, train and manage the best junior tennis players in the world and develop them to become top professional players.
Tennis Europe (by constitution European Tennis Federation) is the non-profit organising body of European tennis, and is based in Basel, Switzerland.
By limiting the numbers in the tennis academy, we are able to personalize each player's program of training and studies to maximize successful outcomes.
www.head.com /tennis/links.php?region=de   (523 words)

 TennisNet.org - Links
Tennis Navigator is a unique program, a perfect guide through the world of tennis.
By this program you will always be informed about all the tennis events, operationally get to know the latest matches results, be able to see the results of the majority of the tennis tournaments, beginning from 1980 year, and study a circumstantial information about the most famous tennis players.
Tennis on Fast Forward © series concentrates on the most important aspect of the game - tactics - giving you the knowledge to make the right choices at the right time and to be prepared for your opponents.
www.tennisnet.org /links   (373 words)

 Hangout - Tennis
For the next four decades professional tennis players were not allowed to compete in "grand slam" events and tournaments that were sanctioned by national tennis organizations.
Professional tennis is presently governed by three major organizations: the International Tennis Federation (ITF), the ATP (formerly the Association of Tennis Professionals), and the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
With the exception of Davis Cup and grand slam events, the ATP presides over the men's professional tennis tournaments.
www.state.nj.us /hangout_nj/200306_tennis_p1.html   (247 words)

 UNICEF thanks Association of Tennis Professionals for tsunami aid   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Earlier this year the ATP launched a three-year global partnership with UNICEF to harness tennis to ensure the health, education and protection of every child.
Included in the 2005 fund-raising activities by ATP players were Carlos Moya’s donation of all of his prize money after he won the Chennai Open in January.
ATP partner Penn Racquet Sports donated $50,000 to benefit UNICEF in a special segment of the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in January.
www.un.org /apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=15594&Cr=UNICEF&Cr1=ATP   (371 words)

 Hard-court heaven: Tennis fans find major tournaments hours away   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
A few years back, a Tennis Magazine poll of players revealed that Cincinnati is their favorite tournament, and it's easy to see why.
Watching live tennis in a large stadium, especially from the higher levels, isn't my idea of a good time, which underscores the beauty of the Cincinnati setup.
Not far from the tennis complex is the excellent National Zoo, open almost every day of the year.
www.post-gazette.com /pg/06183/702163-37.stm   (1371 words)

 The Aviation Club   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Introduced in 1972, the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) was founded by the leading tennis professionals of that time with the primary role of representing the interests and provides various services to the players.
The ATP Tour of today comprises of 54 tournaments in 28 countries with the Dubai Duty Free Men's Open universally acclaimed as one of the best.
Men's tennis is currently enjoying its most exciting period, with some of the brightest young stars that the game has ever seen battling for the domination with the established old-school stars such as Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras.
www.aviationclubonline.com /Eng/TennisWTA.asp   (259 words)

 PGATOUR.com - Association of Tennis Professionals statement on the Supreme Court decision
Association of Tennis Professionals statement on the Supreme Court decision
Martin or the particular golf rule in question, but rather to the rights that the governing bodies of sport have in enforcing the rules of competition within the non-public competitive arena.
The ATP is in the process of reviewing the judgement and does not have an official comment at this time.
www.golfweb.com /print/story/3947339   (192 words)

 Tennis   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Tennis match from 2003 US Open.jpg Tennis on mailapeli kahdelle (molemmilla puolilla yksi) tai neljälle (molemmilla puolilla kaksi) pelaajalle, jota pelataan kentällä lyöden palloa mailalla toiselle pelaajalle verkon yli.
Tennis ball.jpg Tennismailassa on pyöreähkö verkko-osa, jossa on ristikkäin kulkevat jänteet.
Tennis net.jpg Ottelun pituus ei ole ennalta määrätty, vaan se riippuu ottelun kulusta.
www.dejavu.org /cgi-bin/get.cgi?ver=93&url=http%3A%2F%2Farticles.gourt.com%2Ffi%2FTennis   (464 words)

 Gordon Hammond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It was founded in 1927 and strives to raise the standards of the tennis-teaching profession through comprehensive certification exams and the education of only the most qualified tennis professionals.
Gordon is now the director of tennis and head professional for Summerlin Tennis in Las Vegas, where he teaches all levels of play and specializes in organizing group clinics for beginners and training high-level juniors.
He is also serving his fourth year as the Nevada District president of the USPTA Intermountain Division, is on the board of directors for the Nevada Tennis Association and is an NTRP head district verifier.
ahonestvideo.com /vegastennis/gordon.htm   (393 words)

 Tennis info
We can, of course, absolutely trust the ATP to maintain the independence of the panel by selecting someone who can be relied upon to be impartial rather than support the ATP's position...
The ATP has frequently stated that its trainers were specifically instructed not to issue any such supplements well before Greg R's positive test.
It also appears to be generally accepted that, if Greg R had taken the ATP supplements up to the time that they were no longer issued, there would have been no residual traces of the steroid remaining in his body at the time of the positive test.
www.tennis.info /TWISI2.htm   (1174 words)

 UT Tyler To Hold Professional Tennis Tournament In November
The tournament, a $50,000 men's professional competition sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association, will be Nov. 3 - 11 at UT Tyler.
This event is sanctioned by the International Tennis Federation and Association of Tennis Professionals.
The center is adding five new tennis courts built to meet USTA specifications for professional tennis, including lighting for featured night matches and on-court box seating, Olivier said.
www.uttyler.edu /news/pressrelease/2001/july29.htm   (280 words)

 britishtennis.com - Glossary Of Tennis Terms
The ATP are the governing body of the men's professional tennis circuit.
An example of where this is used is The Masters Tennis tournament, the most popular indoor tennis tournament in the UK.
A tennis court which is the one of the most prized of all to play on or to spectate on.
www.britishtennis.com /newtotennis/glossary   (1680 words)

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