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Serendy Willick
Apr 23rd, 2003, 11:20 PM
For anyone getting this channel here is theTennis Channel Issues Programming Schedule

By Tennis Week
04/23/2003

The first shot struck in this weekend's Fed Cup tie between the host United States and Czech Republic marks more than the beginning of the first-round tie — it could signal the start of a new era in tennis television coverage. The Tennis Channel will debut at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 26th when it telecasts the first match of the Fed Cup tie live.


The tie will be telecast free to any cable system that opts to pick up the 24-hour cable tennis channel. Tennis Channel president and founder Steve Bellamy and CEO David Meister said the Fed Cup telecast will serve as a 19-day sneak preview leading up to the official Tennis Channel launch on Thursday, May 15th at 6 a.m. Eastern time featuring live coverage of the ATP Tour’s Tennis Masters Series Hamburg tournament from Germany.

"We are offering it (the sneak preview) to the entire cable community," Bellamy said. "It's without any obligation. It's our celebratory gift for our launch. It's 19 days of some of the greatest tennis you'll ever see."

The Tennis Channel has issued its programming schedule for the 19-sneak preview. The first three days feature both live and classic Fed Cup matches as well as a Fed Cup documentary special and a Nick Bollettieri instructional show.

Tennis Channel has released its schedule for its sneak preview.

Saturday, April 26th

SIGN ON (All Times Are Eastern)
1:00 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass. (LIVE)

4:30 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat from 1:00 p.m.)

8:00 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat from 1:00 p.m.)

11:30 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat from 1:00 p.m.)

3:00 a.m. Fed Cup Classic Match: 2001 Spain vs. Germany — Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario defeated Barbara Rittner (7-5, 6-3)

5:00 a.m. Fed Cup Highlight Show: 1998 – USA vs. Spain


Sunday, April 27th

6:00 a.m. Fed Cup Classic Match: 2001 Russia vs. France — Elena Dementieva defeated Amelie Mauresmo (6-3, 0-6, 6-4)

8:30 a.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat 4/26)

12:00 p.m. Fed Cup Highlight Show: 1998 — USA vs. Spain

1:00 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass. (LIVE)

6:30 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat from 1:00 p.m.)

12:00 a.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass. (Repeat from 1:00 p.m.)

5:30 a.m. Nick Bollettieri’s Right Back Atcha



Monday, April 28th


6:00 a.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat 4/27)

11:30 a.m. Nick Bollettieri’s Right Back Atcha

12:00 p.m. Fed Cup Highlight Show: 1998 — USA vs. Spain

1:00 p.m. Fed Cup Highlight Show: 1998 — Switzerland vs. France

2:00 p.m. Fed Cup Classic Match: 2001 Russia vs. France — Elena Dementieva defeated Amelie Mauresmo (6-3, 0-6, 6-4)

4:30 p.m. Nick Bollettieri’s Right Back Atcha

5:00 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat 4/26)

8:30 p.m. Fed Cup 2003 First Round: USA vs. Czech Republic from Lowell, Mass.
(Repeat 4/27)

2:00 a.m. Fed Cup Classic Match: 2001 Spain vs. Germany — Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario defeated Barbara Rittner (7-5, 6-3)

4:00 a.m. Fed Cup Highlight Show: 1998 — USA vs. Spain

5:00 a.m. Fed Cup Highlight Show: 1998 – Switzerland vs. France

programming schedule.