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Thank you for your interest in covering the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, February 16-24, 2013 at The Racquet Club of Memphis. The media staff will do everything to ensure you the best possible working environment. Only working members of the media need apply for credentials. If you require any additional assistance when completing your credential application, please contact us at 901-765-4401.
- Only one application should be completed by each media outlet
- An assigning editor or producer should fill out the application
- If you are the journalist wishing to cover the event and filling out an application, you must provide a letter of assignment from your editor on company letterhead.
- All credential applications should be accompanied by a 1MB-2MB photograph.
Media credential application must be received by the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships by the established deadline of February 3, 2013. The tournament cannot guarantee that applications received after the deadline will be accommodated. Applying in no way guarantees your organization will receive credentials. Applications will be reviewed and the applicant will be notified of acceptance or denial within one week of submitting the application.
CREDENTIAL USAGE POLICIES
Credentials must be worn at all times. Each media credential is issued specifically for the journalist who was accepted through the credential process. Any media outlets that want to change the name(s) of their credentialed journalist(s) may do so, in writing, to the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships prior to the event. Credentials may not be given or loaned to another person for any reason. To ensure a professional working environment, no children, spouses or non-working personnel will be permitted in the media facilities. Media agencies credentialed throughout the year will receive priority status. Subject to limitations, the remainder of the requests will be honored in priority order from television sports directors in the local and national media, weekly publications and radio stations attending the game in a working capacity. The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships reserve the right to revoke any credential used by an individual not in compliance with the media facility standards, with the possible loss of credential privileges for future events for the journalist and his/her organization. The U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships are committed to providing a professional work environment for all media.
PHONE AND INTERNET ACCESS
There will be a limited amount of phone lines and high-speed Internet connections available for media use in the Press Room on a first-come, first-served basis. Journalists must supply their own network cards to access the high-speed Internet connection provided in the Press Room.
Photographers wishing to cover U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championshipsevents must be on assignment from a recognized news organization and use professional camera equipment. Upon arrival at an event, the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships will post photography locations and restrictions, which are strictly monitored by the tournament officials. All photographers MUST check in at the Press Room each day.
Use of satellite trucks must be cleared though the tournament and indicated on the credential request form to ensure adequate parking. Satellite trucks will have access to the stadium parking area and will not need a parking pass.
As a condition of receiving credentials to the U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships, all media outlets must agree to send tear sheets, a copy of their coverage, or provide an air date and time as soon as possible during or following the tournament.
At each tournament session, a specific interview policy will be adhered to. The ATP Tour and the WTA Tour representatives will create opportunities for the media to interview players, coaches and others in a timely fashion. Any interview requests not included in the interview policy will be considered on an individual basis.
CLICK HERE TO PROCEED TO THE TOURNAMENT CREDENTIAL APPLICATION
MEDIA CONTACT INFORMATION
U.S. National Indoor Tennis Championships
The Racquet Club of Memphis
5111 Sanderlin Avenue
Memphis, TN 38117
Main Number: 901-765-4401
Contact: Darbi Padbury