Universal Tennis Partners with Tennis Channel

Universal Tennis Partners with Tennis Channel

We’re excited to announce that UTR is now being featured on Tennis Channel! Tennis Channel unveiled the UTR Power Index this week as part of its coverage of the nascent 2018 season to give viewers a new snapshot of top tennis matchups, potential upsets, and other trends. You’ll now see daily coverage of UTR on the network, and be able to compare yourself and your UTR range with players at top tournaments. Universal Tennis CEO Mark Leschly is being interviewed by the Tennis Channel on Wednesday, January 3rd at 5:30p pt/8:30p et to kick off the partnership, talk about UTR and tell us which players we should all watch out for in 2018. Universal Tennis and Tennis Channel are committed to helping the sport of tennis’ growth — at all levels. They are joined by thousands of players, coaches, and supporters from around the world.

“Tennis Channel uses the UTR Power Index to give our viewers a new way to track player performances throughout the season,” said Bob Whyley, senior vice president and executive producer, Tennis Channel. “It’s such a simple formula – Who did you play? How did you play? When did you play? – but it allows us to provide more precise, real-time analysis as we share the yearlong tennis journey each week.”

“The bigger the UTR network gets the more powerful it will be to making the game better for everyone.”

Today, UTR is powered by more than 6 million match results, across more than 600,000 players in nearly 200 countries. The Tennis Channel is the destination for all tennis-centric news – they provide more television and digital tennis coverage than all other U.S. networks combined! The partnership with Tennis Channel will not only support the network in providing real-time analysis, but it will spread the word about UTR and encourage players at all levels to join the community and get their rating, making the game even better for everyone. “Finding and playing with players at your level with a variety of styles, irrespective of gender or age, will make you a better player,” said Jim Courier, Tennis Channel analyst, former world #1 player, and four-time Grand Slam Singles Champion. “The bigger the UTR network gets the more powerful it will be to making the game better for everyone.” Universal Tennis Chairman and CEO Mark Leschly explains, “Through our partnership with Tennis Channel, and broad support from others, we are committed to expanding the adoption of UTR across the tennis world for all players at all levels. We want everyone, everywhere to have a UTR Rating.” We hope you love the new UTR Power Index report, and if you haven’t already, we encourage you to get your friends and hitting partners to get their rating at www.MyUTR.com. Thanks for your support and for being in our world!

Featured Image: Tennis Channel studio set with host Mary Carillo and Hall of Famers and TC announcers Tracy Austin and Lindsay Davenport.

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