PTPA, the professional tennis association created some time ago by Novak Djokovic, adds three new members. PTPA has established itself in the circuit and has received much appreciation among the players, it does not stop holding meetings, discussing current issues in the world of tennis and looking for solutions for the future.
The goal of the Serbian champion and of the group is to seek new consensus, thus surrounding himself with a large team of experts. Three new board members have recently been added to the team, who are sure to contribute to the cause.
We are talking about Kim Clijsters, Sania Mirza and Marcos Baghdatis, three tennis players who had the opportunity to play Grand Slam finals in singles and doubles, and who will now fight to make the circuit contemplate better conditions for the athletes.
The PTPA also said it will further expand the Board of Champions to six members by 2024.
Kim Clijsters, Sania Mirza and Marcos Baghdatis joins the PTPA
Clijisters explained: "I am excited to collaborate to pave the way for positive change.
Like many other former players, I look forward to representing a strong association of touring players and helping to reshape the future of our sport. It's essential that women and men in tennis sit down at the same table." Mirza added: "I'm honored to continue this mission with the PTPA as we advocate for gamers at scale.
The need for collective and independent player representation has never been greater." Baghdatis will join as an ambassador and help improve player engagement through education, guidance and stakeholder liaison: "Players need a voice.
I experienced this firsthand while racing the circuit and I continue to see this need with today's generation." A lot of satisfaction was expressed by Ahmad Nassar, executive director of the PTPA: "Kim, Sania and Marcos are all pioneering figures in professional tennis.
Their understanding of the player experience and the intricacies of the tennis world makes them invaluable to our team. We are confident that their influence and passion will drive positive change, propelling the game to even greater heights."
The PTPA is thrilled to welcome the legendary Kim Clijsters, Sania Mirza and Marcos Baghdatis to its team!
@Clijsterskim and @MirzaSania join the PTPA as its first Board of Champions members, while @marcosbaghdatis joins the PTPA as an ambassador. https://t.co/mHvXl2LzgV — Professional Tennis Players Association (@ptpaplayers) August 21, 2023