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Bryan Brothers To Retire After 2020 Season - American twins to finish career at US Open

On Wednesday, the most successful doubles team in tennis history, and two of the most decorated American players ever, made a joint statement on Tennis Channel: 2020 will be their final year on tour. Mike Bryan told Tennis Magazine in 2016, when asked about his brother and fellow doubles star, Bob. "We’ll go out together, we’ve got a special bond. We've decided that 2020, at the US Open, we're going to shut it down."
"One more season - and we're excited for it."

When a player announces an impending or immediate retirement, that player is typically well past their prime years and the message is a formality. That couldn’t be further from the Bryans’ situation. The 41-year-old identical twins reached three finals in 2019 and won the prestigious Miami Open, along with Delray Beach. As recently as July, Mike was ranked No. 1 in the ATP doubles rankings and as a team they were ranked #1, 2 or 3 for most of the year. "Mike and I chose to finish our 2019 season after the US Open, even knowing there was a strong chance we’d qualify for the ATP Finals," said Bob Bryan. "After much discussion, we decided that it would be best to rest our minds and strengthen our bodies in preparation for 2020 which will be our final season on the ATP Tour."


Unseeded Mayo Hibi Outlasts Anhelina Kalinina In Three Sets To Capture Henderson Tennis Open Singles Title

HENDERSON, Nev. (Nov. 10, 2019) - As a young child growing up in Southern California, Mayo Hibi perfected her backhand slice just like that of all-time great and Las Vegas resident Stephanie Graf.

Hibi used her precision shot-making and steady play to outlast fellow unseeded Anhelina Kalinina of Ukraine to capture the Henderson Tennis Open singles final on Sunday in two hours, 36 minutes, 6-2, 5-7, 6-2 in the USTA Women’s $60,000 Pro Circuit event that took place for the first year at the DragonRidge Country Club.

"My dad watched her play and modeled my game after her," said Hibi, who won the 80 WTA ranking points and $9,142 despite losing her serve six times. It was the first $60,000-level event for the 23-year-old Hibi has won during her career and her ninth ITF singles title. She has won four at the $25,000 level and one $50,000 in Sacramento in 2013.



President of Wilson Sporting Goods Selected Due to Successful Track Record and
Long Commitment To the Sport of Tennis

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., October 17, 2019 ? The USTA today announced that Michael Dowse, President of Wilson Sporting Goods Co., has been named Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the United States Tennis Association. The announcement was made by Patrick Galbraith, USTA Chairman of the Board and President, who led the search for current CEO Gordon Smith’s replacement.

As CEO and Executive Director, Dowse will be charged with leading the USTA’s overall vision and its strategy for the growth of tennis participation with juniors and adults at all levels, while also ensuring diversity throughout the sport. He will provide direction and support and collaborate with USTA sections, districts, Community Tennis Associations, and national committees for all of the USTA’s grassroots efforts. Additionally, he will set the strategic direction and lead the USTA’s involvement in professional tennis in the U.S. and throughout the world, developing strategies to further promote the health and viability of professional tennis in the United States.

Dowse has served as President of Wilson since 2013. He was responsible for the company’s global strategy, corporate operations and manufacturing across more than 160 countries. He oversaw the company’s growth and productivity initiatives, including innovation, digital transformation, product development, the formation of new business and partnerships, and the expansion of Wilson’s footprint in racquet sports, team sports, baseball, softball and golf.



USTA-Nevada invites all USTA members to attend the Annual Meeting Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 6pm. Please RSVP at if you plan to attend. Based on the number of responses, USTA Nevada will choose a venue for the Annual Meeting. Please check back the week of February 10, 2020 to confirm the location. The Annual Meeting will include an update on the organization's programs, progress, and vision. It will also include voting in of new Board members. All USTA members can vote using the ballot and mailing it in by the deadline below. The ballot will be posted on the website on or around January 20, 2020.

USTA Nevada Board of Directors Nomination and Election Timeline:
Persons interested in applying to the Nominating Committee to be considered for the Board please submit (1) a letter in writing stating your desire to serve and (2) your resume to the USTA Nevada office c/o and by December 20, 2019 at 4pm. You must obtain an official letter from or on USTA Nevada letterhead acknowledging we have received your letter stating your desire to serve and (2) your resume for you to be considered. The letter and resume can also be mailed to the USTA Nevada office at 8550 West Desert Inn Road, Suite 102-174, Las Vegas, NV 89117 and must include a pre-stamped self-addressed envelope so that we can acknowledge the receipt of your letter and resume in writing. This letter must arrive by mail by the December 20, 2019 deadline date.

December 20, 2019: Deadline for applications. Nomination process is closed, Nomination committee meets to vote for the slate.

By January 6, 2020: Nominating committee presents the slate to the Board of Directors. Board meeting to approve the slate of candidates by conference call or email.

By January 20, 2020: Executive Director posts approved slate/ballot onto USTA Nevada website.

February 19, 2020: Slate is voted on at the Annual Meeting.

The following pre-requisites will be used as preliminary guidelines for the USTA-Nevada Nominating Committee during their selection and screening process for USTA Nevada (NTA) Board of Director candidates:

-Past and current volunteer and committee participation for USTA Nevada.
-Volunteer work for other non-profits and/or tennis organizations.
-Candidates with USTA-Nevada committee experience will be strongly considered.
-Should be available if the nominating committee decides to call for a personal interview or to question a resume.
-The interested candidate should submit personal references.
-The candidate may not have any USTA-Nevada outstanding or upheld official protests or grievances as a player or participant within the last eighteen (18) months.
-Candidate must have a schedule that allows and be willing to attend Board of Director meetings and other required activities.
-Candidate must have a desire and disposition that inspires unity and collaboration and not divisiveness.

All of those who apply should meet the following criteria by the nomination deadline:
-Must be a USTA member
-Provide a Letter of why you want to serve
-Provide a resume, including tennis activities and non-profit activities
-Note what USTA-Nevada committee you served on
-Should fit a specific need on the board.
-Have a desire to unify the community and organization
-Have a desire to help fulfill our mission and strategic plan

If you have any questions please email

Posted to Website 11-8-18

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Sept. 6, 2019 - The USTA today announced that Cherrial Odell of Las Vegas and Stevie Gould of Corte Madera, Calif., were named the winners of the 2019 USTA Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award. The two were honored at the USTA Semi-Annual Meeting at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York City on Sept. 2.

Odell, 17, is an active and dedicated member of the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation, a Las Vegas-area NJTL chapter. She has won countless sportsmanship, athletic and humanitarian awards, including the prestigious Horatio Algiers Association Scholarship and was selected to be a Quest Bridge Scholar, and recently was offered a scholarship to attend Stanford University. Odell credits tennis and her NJTL for saving her life after a rough upbringing and has become a public speaker and mental health advocate, using her struggles to inspire others.

Her national tennis results, academic excellence and sportsmanship has earned her the role as captain of Team Bryan, a USTA Foundation NJTL Excellence Team led by the Bryan Brothers, the most decorated doubles team in the history of tennis. To help others, she created the "Little Bryans" tennis and mentoring program through her NJTL where she teaches and mentors close to 45 children weekly. Just recently, Odell created the No Quit podcast to help bring the lessons she learned at her NJTL to other teenagers.



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