Tennis

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The long-awaited International Premier Tennis League, the latest franchise-based sports competition inspired by the successes of cricket’s Indian Premier League, begins this month. Star players are signed up, but with radio silence from its organisers, a similar competition launching at the same time and tickets still not on sale in one of the host countries, could it be doomed for failure?

We look at how ITF (International Tennis Federation) president Francesco Ricci Bitti plans to tackle ongoing and high-profile criticism around the scheduling of the Davis and Fed Cups.

Experienced tennis executive and new ATP chief Chris Kermode gives Matt Cutler his vision for men’s tennis, and why he wants to turn ATP World Tour events into sports entertainment behemoths.

Experienced tennis executive and new ATP chief Chris Kermode gave Matt Cutler his vision for men’s tennis.

As self-employed professionals, tennis players are not being coerced to play by an employer; they’re making the choice themselves to play in high heat conditions. Sports solicitor Andrew Crudge evaluates what impact this have on the organiser’s liability should any serious health issues arise.

Wimbledon is more than a tennis grand slam but it's unique character has to be nurtured if it is to avoid being taken over by commercial interests. It is a line that CEO Richard Lewis treads with finesse and passion.