Published February 16, 2011
USTA meeting is examining the future of the U.S. Open Series
The USTA began hosting a three-day business meeting yesterday for the Olympus U.S. Open Series at the National Tennis Center, bringing together the top leaders in the sport in North America. WTA Chair & CEO Stacey Allaster
and ATP Exec Chair & President Adam Helfant
presented on the state of the game in the U.S., and they were accompanied by some of their top execs. All 10 tournaments that comprise the summer hardcourt swing were represented, as were others that are not, including Miami, Newport and Houston. The heads of the USTA were also there, as were those from Tennis Canada.
Reps from ESPN, CBS and Tennis Channel attended, as did sponsors such as Olympus, which recently settled a lawsuit against the USTA. This is the second year the USTA has hosted the gathering, making it the annual meeting of the USOS.