NEW

Obituary – David N. Dinkins

New York’s first African-American Mayor and a benefactor for tennis died on 23 November at the age of 93.

Medvedev makes a clean sweep at the final O2

Daniil Medvedev has earned the biggest title of his career by winning the Nitto ATP Finals at the O2 and hopes it will serve as a springboard to greater things over the next few years, as he attempts to follow his beaten rival to a Grand Slam triumph.

Mektic & Koolhof triumph in ATP doubles final

Croatia’s Wesley Koolhof & Nikola Mektic from the Netherlands won their first doubles title as a team at the Nitto ATP Finals on Sunday, sealing their maiden title together by defeating Austria’s Jurgen Melzer & France’s Edouard Roger Vasselin, 6-2 4-6 [10-5],...

Thiem and Medvedev spring two shocks to reach final

This year’s Nitto ATP Final title will be settled for the last time at The O2 in London on Sunday and will surprisingly, not feature either of the top two players in the world following their respective defeats at the semi-final stage.

Salisbury & Ram lose No 1 spot hope

Saturday proved a step too far for Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram, who led by a set and a break, and were 7-1 up in the match tiebreak, but lost 6-7(7) 6-3 [11-9] to Edouard Roger-Vasselin & Jurgen Melzer. and, in so doing, let the No 1 World ranking slip out of...

Djokovic makes up the final four

The finish line is within reach as the top four players in the world gather themselves for a final lunge to become the 2020 Nitto ATP Finals champion and not only bring this year’s convoluted season to an end, but also bring the curtain down on The O2’s involvement...

Salisbury & Ram on course for top spot

There is added drama attached to the semi-final doubles matches at the O2 Arena, where the Nitto ATP Finals are being staged for the last time and the conclusion of a decade of indoor tennis in London draws near to a close on Sunday.

Salisbury & Ram make semi-finals at the O2

With the year-end World No 1 spot up for grabs, Joe Salisbury & Rajeev Ram secured their semi-final berth at the Nitto ATP Finals after a thrilling marathon win over Germany’s Kevin Krawietz & Andreas Mies, 7-6(5) 6-7(4) [10-4], in 2 hours and 5 minutes, the...

Nadal trumps Tsitsipas

Rafa Nadal has got himself back on track to achieve his goal of winning the Nitto ATP Finals for the first time by eliminating the defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 4-6 6-2 and reach the semi-finals of the prestigious end-of-season event being played out at...

Australian Open still causing concern

As the 2020 season draws to an end, players and fans are looking ahead to next year with the hope of seeing the two tours settling down into their traditional calendars.
Tennis News, Tennis Results, Live Tennis Scores & Interviews

LTA hires senior BBC comms figure as Head of Corporate Affairs

Ben Wiseman, currently senior Head of Communications at the BBC, will join the LTA on 22 June, reports Danny Rogers in PR Week.

Our mission is to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable. We’re here to govern and develop tennis in Britain, from grassroots participation through to the professional game. LTA Mission Statement

He will lead the governing body’s strategic comms and media relations teams, while working closely with its marketing and digital departments on campaigns.

Wiseman will report to Chief Operating Officer Julie Porter, who sits on the executive team of the LTA, and becomes the most senior comms professional for the body.

Victoria O’Byrne, the LTA’s former Director of Communications, left last year.

John Dolan, the LTA’s longstanding Head of Media, will report to Wiseman, alongside Head of Strategic Communications Andy Dodd.

At the BBC, Wiseman was responsible for running the corporate press office at one of the busiest and most-high profile organisations in the UK.

He has also previously overseen the comms for all of the corporation’s network television channels, including publicity for some of the UK’s biggest shows.

His roles during his 14 years at the BBC included comms strategy, media handling, internal communications and public affairs, as well as working alongside BBC Sport for many years.

Prior to joining the BBC, Wiseman was a senior press officer for the Liberal Democrats.

The LTA is currently setting the guidelines for the full return of tennis in Britain after the lockdown.

Scott Lloyd joined the organisation as Chief Executive in January 2018 and the governing body’s current mission statement is ‘Tennis opened up’.

“Our mission is to grow tennis by making it relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable. We’re here to govern and develop tennis in Britain, from grassroots participation through to the professional game,” the LTA states.






Previous

Next

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.