Peter Burwash International (PBI) recently recognized Thanyapura Phuket's reputation as one of Asia's leading sports training facilities with its 2014 Site of the Year award. US-based PBI, founded by former Canadian tennis professional Peter Burwash almost four decades ago, operates in more than 25 countries and sets exacting standards for its partners to meet.
After Tomas Berdych was informed first hand that he could not have Ivan Lendl as his new coach, the world no.7 opted for the next best thing. Following a strong recommendation from none other than Lendl himself, the Czech has appointed Dani Vallverdu to succeed Tomas Krupa.
Prosperous Dubai came up last in the crowd stakes at the IPTL, with fans few and far between for the final ties of the four-city series last week. Local media in the emirate lamented that lack of enthusiasm in a city where expats flock their numbers each February to back-to-back WTA and ATP events at the centrally-located Aviation Club.
In the latest edition of GQ France, World No. 12 Jo Wilfried Tsonga is a far cry from the tennis court as he models the best of winter coats and jackets in a 10-page spread. For Tsonga, who has always been interested in fashion, it was an exciting chance to work with the creative team at GQ and an opportunity he relished.
Australia's Dylan Alcot rolled into the history books on Friday morning at Melboune Park, completing a 24-hour wheelchair tennis challenge and raising more than AUD$70,000 for charity, with the total still rising.