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ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNews (Yes!) Combine for Wimbledon Coverage

Because of the World Cup, ESPN will air Wimbledon over three different networks this year. During the first four days of coverage from Monday, June 23 through Thursday, June 26, ESPN will start things each morning from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET then hand off to ESPNews from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. ESPN2 will then simulcast the last hour and a half of live coverage from 2:30 p.m. until...
Via Fang's Bites
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Experts, Club Owners Offer Insights at Tennis Owners & Managers Conference

CHARLESTON, SC (April 10, 2014) — The inaugural Tennis Owners & Managers Conference (T.O.M. Conference), presented by the Tennis Industry Association April 3-4 in Charleston, S.C., brought together leading experts in club and facility management and programming to provide practical information and key “takeaways” to help tennis facility owners and managers become more competitive...
Via Tennis Panorama
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

“On The Call” with ESPN’s Cliff Drysdale and Chris Evert

(August 20, 2013) ESPN tennis analysts and Hall of Famers Cliff Drysdale and Chris Evert spoke with media about the US Open, which starts Monday, August 26, with extensive coverage from ESPN   Although the obvious topics were discussed (who are the top contenders at the US Open…Serena, Azarenka; Nadal, Djokovic, Murray), much of the […]
Via Tennis Panorama
August 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Honoring Martina Hingis

  Over this past weekend, the International Tennis Hall of Fame inducted five men and women into the 2013 class for their varied contributions to the game. The list included Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell and Ion Tiriac in the contributor category and 94 year old Thelma Coyne Long in the master player category. Among them, the ‘Swiss Miss’ 32 year old Martina Hingis, whose...
Via In The Neutral Zone
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The 2013 International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductions Reveal the Importance of Growing the Sport

by Jack Cunniff (July 13, 2013) NEWPORT, R.I. -While Martina Hingis headlined the International Tennis Hall of Fame ceremonies  as 2013 Recent Player inductee, the event had the decided feel of an Old Boys club, with contemporaries Cliff Drysdale, Ion Tiriac, and Charlie Pasarell sharing the stage as inductees in the Contributor category. The most [...]
Via Tennis Panorama
July 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Cliff Drysdale Elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame

Elected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame is co-founders of the ATP and longtime ESPN tennis broadcaster Cliff Drysdale . Also elected is tennis promoter and industry leader Charlie Pasarell. Both men have been elected in the Contributor Category. Related posts: Stosur Wins Newcombe Medal, Headlines Brisbane International New Years Party
Via Tennis Tidings
June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Anderson 1st South African in 4th round since '96

Kevin Anderson beat 14th-seeded Milos Raonic 7-5, 7-6 (4), 6-3 on Friday to become the first South African to reach the French Open fourth round since 1996. Wayne Ferreira was last South African to reach the fourth round, and another win for Anderson will see him match Cliff Drysdale's feat as the last to reach the quarterfinals in 1967. But the 23rd-seeded Anderson faces a...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Hingis to enter International HOF

Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis heads the 2013 class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The other new members of the Hall announced Monday are Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell, and Ion Tiriac. Australian player Thelma Coyne Long's election was announced earlier. Hingis won a total of 15 major titles, including nine in women's doubles and one...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Hingis to enter International Tennis Hall of Fame

Five-time Grand Slam singles champion Martina Hingis heads the 2013 class for the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The other new members of the Hall announced Monday are Cliff Drysdale, Charlie Pasarell, and Ion Tiriac. Australian player Thelma Coyne Long's election was announced earlier. Hingis won a total of 15 major titles, including nine in women's doubles and one...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

ESPN at the Australian Open

ESPN plans on providing over 100 hours of live tennis coverage on ESPN2 and over 600 hours on ESPN3 of the upcoming Australian Open Tennis Championship.  ESPN’s 29th year covering the tournament begins January 13th. Cliff Drysdale will lead ESPN’s coverage in he booth. Analysts Darren Cahill, Chris Evert, Mary Joe Fernandez, Brad Gilbert, Patrick McEnroe and Pam Shriver return...
Via Sports Media Journal
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

“On The Call” – Evert, Drysdale and McEnroe of ESPN Preview Wimbledon

On Wednesday, June 20, a media conference call previewing The Championships, Wimbledon was held with ESPN analysts Cliff Drysdale, Chris Evert and John McEnroe.  The action begins Monday, June 25, exclusive to ESPN platforms through to the Ladies’ and Gentlemen’s Finals on Saturday, July 7 and 8, respectively. Here is the transcript of the call:   Q.  I wanted to ask about...
Via Tennis Panorama
June 20, 2012  |  Discuss

CBS, ESPN2 and Tennis Channel to Broadcast 2012 Sony Ericsson Open

MIAMI, Fla. (www.sonyericssonopen.com) – The Sony Ericsson Open has announced its 2012 TV Schedule. ESPN2 will return also joining Tennis Channel and CBS in broadcasting 73.5 thrilling hours of domestic coverage.   Broadcast coverage begins March 24 on Tennis Channel and moves over to ESPN2 beginning March 28; both the women’s and men’s final will broadcast live on CBS March...
Via Tennis Panorama
March 06, 2012  |  Discuss

New Haven Open CEO Davies Elected to International Tennis Hall of Fame

Mike Davies, who currently serves as CEO of the New Haven Open at Yale has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the Class of 2012 in the contributor category. Davies has had an over 40 year career in tennis promotion and administration, with achievements ranging from forging the first, highly successful television/tennis contracts and negotiating major sponsorships...
Via Tennis Panorama
February 09, 2012  |  Discuss

ATP World Tour Finals Schedule on ESPN3 and ESPN2

  ESPN will be providing 30 hours of live coverage of the ATP World Tour Finals. This will include ESPN3 and the semifinals and final match on ESPN2. ESPN2 will broadcast the semifinals on a tape-delayed basis, Sunday, Nov. 27, from 5 – 9 a.m. ET, with the finals aired live at 12:30 p.m.  Cliff Drysdale and Brad Gilbert will be courtside to call the action on ESPN2 (with the...
Via Tennis Panorama
November 18, 2011  |  Discuss
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