Notable tennis administrator Mike Davies, who currently serves as CEO of the New Haven Open, has been elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2012 in the contributor’s category.

Davies has had a 40-plus year career in tennis promotion and administration, which began after he retired as a player when he took the role of executive director of the WCT, a men’s tour prior to the ATP. Davies helped organize the first major network broadcast of a tournament, was the first person to incorporate the tiebreaker into a pro circuit, introduced colored clothing on players and colored tennis balls, and introduced the then-rule of 30 seconds between points and 90 seconds between games.

In 1981, Davies moved on to serve as the executive director for the ATP, and served as general manager of the International Tennis Federation.