Australian tennis chief Wood to step down

Tennis Australia chief executive Steve Wood will step down at the end of September after eight years in the role and will be replaced by Australian Open tournament director Craig Tiley.

Wood restructured Australia tennis to put it on a firm financial footing and oversaw the development of the Australian Open into one of the strongest tournaments in the world.

Wood said: “These have been eight fantastic years leading a major professional sport that is my lifelong passion, but I have decided to take a break. We have grown this company into a $200 million business, while supporting and nurturing a multi-billion dollar Australian tennis industry and set it on a course for sustainable business and tennis development.”

“I think the platform has been established and it is now time for an intensified push to reinvigorate every element of Australian tennis.”