Tennis Week

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Tennis Week
Tennis Week cover.jpg
Editor-in-chief Brandusa Niro
Staff writers
Categories Sports magazine (tennis)
Frequency Weekly (on-line)
Circulation 50,000 Monthly page views[1]
Year founded 1974
Final issue 2009
Company IMG
Country USA
Based in Rye, New York
Language English
Website TennisWeek

Tennis Week was an American sports magazine owned by media conglomerate IMG covering the world of tennis.[2]

History[edit]

Founded in 1974 by Eugene L. Scott, a former US Davis Cup player who was ranked within the world top 15. In December 2004, Tennis Week and the spirit of Eugene L. Scott traveled the American tennis ideals across the Atlantic, collaborating with a Greek tennis magazine called “Tennis Insider: the Greek edition of Tennis Week USA”. Tennis Insider was published by Direction SA and John Parthenios the person who arranged the whole project with Tennis Week USA from the very first beginning was the editor-in-chief and marketing director of the Greek attempt. The historical US magazine was acquired by IMG in December 2006, seven months after Scott’s death.[3]

They were partnered with the USPTA through 2008; to be offered as part of the USPTA membership subscription.[4]

The print magazine was discontinued in March 2009 "to focus on its online web site".[5][6]

IMG removed the website December 1, 2009.

Staff[edit]

A number of famous tennis players have joined the staff over the years, such as Maria Sharapova.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TennisWeek Media Kit". Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Profile:Tennis Week magazine". Business Week. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  3. ^ Frank Litsky (March 23, 2008). "Gene Scott, 68, Publisher of Tennis Week, Is Dead". NY Times. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  4. ^ "USPTA and Tennis Week announce partnership". RacquetSportsIndustry. January 23, 2008. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Tennis Week:RIP". Magazine Death Pool. March 13, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  6. ^ "IMG reportedly shutters Tennis Week magazine after 35 years". Down The Line Tennis. March 11, 2009. Retrieved September 20, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Maria Sharapove Joins Tennis Week Magazine as Celebrity Contributor". IMG. October 24, 2007. Retrieved September 20, 2009.