Tennis News: December 19, 2022

It was a surprisingly rich week for tennis news. A highly anticipated Netflix tennis series released a teaser preview. Andy Murray won the Arthur AsheRead More The post Tennis News: December 19, 2022 appeared first on Fiend At Court.

Tennis News: December 19, 2022

It was a surprisingly rich week for tennis news. A highly anticipated Netflix tennis series released a teaser preview. Andy Murray won the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award. Carla Suarez Navarro announces that she is pregnant.

Netflix Releases Break Point Teaser, Announces Premiere Date

Netflix on Wednesday released a teaser for Break Point, the upcoming tennis series created by the team behind F1: Drive To Survive. The series will premiere on 13 January. “I think it’s going to make a great show, and I think we gave them some good content,” Felix Auger-Aliassime said. “For me the main goal is that it can help tennis. It can help tennis overall. That would be amazing if we could see a rise in the number of fans and attention for our sport by airing this series.” Full Story: ATP Full Video: Break Point Teaser

Murray Wins Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award

Andy Murray has been named the 2022 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award recipient in recognition of his support for the humanitarian efforts in Ukraine. He wrote an essay on detailing the thought process behind his philanthropic efforts, what motivated him as a younger player to further involve himself with charity work and more. Full Story: ATP

Boris Becker returns to Germany after being freed from prison

Boris Becker has returned to Germany after serving eight months in prison in Britain. The three-time Wimbledon champion had been sentenced to 30 months in prison in April for illicitly transferring large amounts of money and hiding assets after he was declared bankrupt.  Full Story: PBS

Chilean tennis player gets 3-year ban for match-fixing

Bárbara Gatica Avilés has been banned from the sport for three years after admitting she was paid to deliberately lose a match in 2016, the International Tennis Integrity Agency said Thursday. The 26-year-old Gatica Avilés, whose career-best WTA ranking is No. 158, was also fined $5,000. Full Story: The Washington Post

Summer school: USTA Player and Coach Development Fellows

For 12 weeks this summer at the USTA National Campus, future tennis coaches were fully immersed in what it’d be like to live their dreams thanks to USTA Player and Coach Development’s inaugural Fellowship in Tennis Coaching & Leadership. This year’s fellowship, the latest iteration of an evolving program that’s helped guide young tennis coaches over the years, was joint effort by USTA Player and Coach Development and the USTA’s diversity & inclusion department, in collaboration with the USTA Foundation, from May to August. Full Story: USTA

Jack Newman on Coaching Young Tennis Players for the Business World

The story behind the establishment of Austin Tennis Academy is inspiring. Jack Newman’s career as a tennis coach started rather coincidently. It was to fill a short gap between a job and going to graduate school that Jack started coaching students. Eventually, he started loving the process and decided to continue with that. His passion for preparing young generations with athletic excellence led to the foundation of his own academy. Instead of providing physical training out of the academic curriculum, Jack developed a comprehensive system in which students are provided with athletic training plans along with academic education.   Full Story: AccessWire

Rafael Nadal Launches New Global Hotel Brand ZEL

Rafael Nadal is expanding his global empire with a new lifestyle brand in partnership with Meliá Hotels International. The new lifestyle hotel brand ZEL in Madrid includes resorts and urban hotels that will first debut in Spain, followed by future destinations in Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and America.  Full Story: Forbes

Serena Williams, Tennis-Star-Slash-Tech-Entrepreneur

When Serena Williams is searching for similar off the court. She told Bloomberg News in an interview prior to her retirement from professional tennis that she wants to run a billion-dollar fund someday. Her company, Serena Ventures recently raised $111 million in March for an early-stage VC fund dedicated to backing diverse founders in technology. Full Story: Bloomberg

Australian Tennis Foundation Lottery for AO 2023 Finals Experience

One lucky winner will win two premium tickets to their choice of the women’s final on 28 January or the men’s final on 29 January 2023. In addition, they will receive airfares to Melbourne from their nearest (Australian) state capital, two nights’ accommodation at the Westin hotel including breakfast, pre-match hospitality, a personalized tour of the Melbourne Park precinct and the opportunity to attend the exclusive champion’s photoshoot the next day. Full Story: Tennis Australia

Carla Suarez Navarro shares incredible baby news after overcoming cancer

Carla Suarez Navarro has announced she is pregnant, with the Spanish former tennisstar who overcame cancer expressing her “tremendous joy” and “great pride.” Suarez Navarro was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in September 2020, just months after announcing her intention to retire. Full Story: 7 News

Tennis Channel to air first 2023 Major League Pickleball Draft

The Tennis Channel televised the draft for Major League Pickleball by Margaritaville from the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas last Thursday. The first season will take place across three events in Mesa, Ariz. (Jan. 26-29), Daytona Beach, Fla. (Mar. 23-26), and San Clemente, Calif. (Jun. 15-18), culminating with a Season One Championship Monday night on June 19. Full Story: Tennis

This Week in Professional Tennis

There are no tournaments on the calendar this week.

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