Anne Worcester, President of Universal Tennis Rating on Holding Court with Patrick McEnroe
Holding Court with Patrick McEnroe
Anne Worcester became the first woman to be named the CEO of the WTA in 1994, making her the first female CEO of any major sports organization at the time. She then became the tournament director of the WTA Premier in New Haven in 1998, and remained the lead of the much-loved August event until it was sold to China earlier this year. She was named the president of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating).
It's a privilege to have with us tennis industry veteran, Anne Worcester. Anne has been a past CEO of the WTA Tour, she was the Director of the Connecticut Open for over 20 years and is now the current President of Universal Tennis, often referred to as "UTR”. Anne discusses all of the very exciting events occurring at UTR. Hope you enjoy listening!
ONTENNIS exclusive interview with tennis champion Anne Worcester
Check out the first ONTENNIS Podcast of 2020. In this episode, the first of a new series, “Women in Tennis”, we chat with Universal Tennis President Anne Worchester. Anne has had an illustrious career in the tennis business; she was the first female CEO of the WTA, Tournament Director of the WTA/ATP Connecticut Open for 20 years and is now leading the charge for the exciting Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) system. With over 14,000,000 recorded matches worldwide in 2019 – and growing - UTR powered by Oracle is the most accurate global rating system, used by the world’s premier tennis academies, clubs, colleges, high schools, organizations and tournaments. Listen in as Anne talks about her journey through the tennis world and about the exciting future she envisions for Universal Tennis! This is a must-listen podcast for every competitive tennis player, coach, club leader, parent and fan!
"The chance to use use 35 years on all sides of pro tennis—the player side, the tournament side, the sponsor side, my Virginia Slims days and then the governing body side—to make a difference and grow the sport, using technology, was just sort of the chance of a lifetime."With over three decades of experience in pro tennis, Anne Worcester joins the TENNIS.com Podcast this week with co-hosts Nina Pantic and Irina Falconi. In the world of tennis, Worcester has done it all and shares her impressive path from recreational player to one of he most well-connected leaders in the game.Worcester became the first woman to be named the CEO of the WTA in 1994, making her the first female CEO of any major sports organization at the time. She then became the tournament director of the WTA Premier in New Haven in 1998, and remained the lead of the much-loved August event until it was sold to China earlier this year. Left to enjoy her first summer off in over 20 years, the highly-in-demand businesswoman was quickly named the president of UTR (Universal Tennis Rating). She tells all about her experiences running a prominent tournament on the WTA calendar, how she got made the transition to what she calls "APW 3.0" and what UTR is doing for the sport. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
#WomenThatAchieve: Anne Worcester on Wimbledon, equality, and social change
WTA Insider Podcast
In what is quickly becoming a Wimbledon tradition, Connecticut Open Tournament Director Anne Worcester joins the podcast once again from the All England Club to reflect on the progress she's seen over the years in women's tennis and looks ahead to see where the tour, tournaments, players, and fans can take things forward.
The Talk - Sip | Jahmal Henderson, Joelle Fishman, Anne Worcester, & Craft Beer Races
Host Alisa Bowens-Mercado has an information filled show. She tackles social justice matters with Jahmal Henderson & Joelle Fishman. She talks tennis with Anne Worcester, Tournament Director at the Connecticut Open, and she talks about the upcoming Aug 5, 2017 event "The Craft Brew Races" which is a 5k run/walk followed by a craft beer festival at Edgewood Park. A can’t miss Connecticut race and beer event!
In Episode 118, Ben and Courtney recap the weeks that were in their local tournaments in Washington D.C. and Stanford, argue about on-court coaching, and assess the successful weeks from Angelique Kerber and Sloane Stephens. Aren't they both playing some of the best tennis of their careers? We think so! Does it matter? We're not entirely sure?Episode 118 wraps up with a lengthy chat with Anne Worcester, tournament director of the Connecticut Open. Have you ever wondered why being a tournament director for a one week tournament is a 365 day gig? Let Anne explain. She's a seasoned pro.As always, thanks for liking us on Facebook, following us on Twitter, and subscribing/reviewing on iTunes or whatever your podcasting platform of choice may be!