Another move toward development of a tennis television package and a unified summer series of tournaments leading to the U.S. Open was taken Sunday when it was announced that the U.S. Tennis Assn. and the Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) signed an agreement toward that effort.
The new partnership will explore the development of high-profile U.S. summer events--with a preference of combined tournaments.
AEG, according to the announcement, will look into "the development and construction of state-of-the-art tennis facilities."
Said Arlen Kantarian, the USTA's chief executive of professional tennis: "Our partnership with AEG, along with our initiative to secure a summer-wide television package, will hopefully provide new resources to help lift the entire sport."