PTPA Launch Press Release

Written by Team PTPA | June 21, 2021

(TORONTO, Ontario, Canada – 2021 June 22) Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) Co-founders Vasek Pospisil and Novak Djokovic have named Adam Larry executive director, enlisted Carrie Gerlach Cecil to lead brand and communications and appointed Bill Ackman, Michael Hirshfeld, Rebecca MacDonald, Katarina Pijetlovic and Anton Rabie to its Advisory Board.


Created by the players for the players, the PTPA is an integrated association for professional tennis players. The PTPA movement is uniting and mobilizing tennis players in order to create transparency and fairness throughout decision-making in professional tennis.


“With the establishment of our advisory board, our branding and communications team and the appointment of Adam Larry as executive director, we have taken one step closer toward our goal of facilitating a fair and sustainable competitive environment for tennis players today, and for generations to come,” said Pospisil.  “We are very thankful for the entire PTPA community for their tireless work and their commitment to support the PTPA movement.”


“I am beyond grateful to our advisory board, our PTPA team, and the players who have come together to advocate for the greater good in our incredible sport,” said Djokovic.


“We are working toward growth to help all players, not just the top 100, to make sustainable livelihoods and have their rights protected on and off the court. From top to bottom, we must use our collective voices to help players today, and tomorrow.”


“First and foremost, the PTPA is the players’ movement,” said Larry. “The PTPA wants to work with all of the tennis governing bodies to inspire collective reform to better the sport.”


“It is our team’s mission to ensure the players are fairly represented at all times and in all matters that affect their ability to compete, make equitable wages, and that involve their health and welfare. It is an honor to be a part of such an innovative group of leaders committed to doing the right thing.”


About the Professional Tennis Players Association

Created by the players, for the players, the Professional Tennis Players Association (PTPA) is an integrated association for professional tennis players. Founded by Vasek Pospisil and Novak Djokovic in 2020, the PTPA is a not-for-profit corporation based in Canada that addresses player challenges and influences fair change within the business of professional tennis.