The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a vote of 28-6. The PHIT Act will be part of a larger package of health savings account (HSA) reform measures that the full House will vote on later this month.
The USTA, ATP and WTA announced that a series of in-game innovations will be implemented at a number of events taking place within the United States and Canada throughout the summer, including at the 2018 US Open. These rule changes were a result of collaboration and consultation between all three organizations, and are aimed at increasing pace of play and ensuring a consistent set of enforcement standards.
When it comes to the Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2018, Cardio Tennis continues to check most of the boxes. The fitness trends were determined in an annual worldwide survey by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). More than 4,000 fitness professionals, such as trainers, exercise physiologists and fitness directors, were asked last year to rank potential trends in the fitness industry for 2018. Responses to the ACSM’s 12th annual survey came from 41 countries.
The TIA’s Webinar Learning Series will continue into July with educational webinars that touch on many segments of the tennis industry. A number of the webinar topics for this series have been adapted from presentations at the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference that was held in Charleston, S.C., this past April.
Tennis Channel's first full-length feature film will debut on the network Sunday, July 1, at 8 p.m. ET, on the eve of its two-week Wimbledon coverage. The documentary, Strokes of Genius, looks at the ongoing rivalry of icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal through the prism of their epic 2008 championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, thought by many to be the greatest match of all time.
Register for the 44th Tennis Teachers Conference, which will be Aug. 24-27 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. More than 1,000 tennis professionals and industry leaders are expected to attend the event, which his presented by the USTA and USPTA, and also will serve as the USPTA’s World Conference.
The PTR has formed a new subsidiary—Professional Pickleball Registry, or PPR—and has signed a multi-year agreement to become the Official Education and Certification Partner of the USA Pickleball Association (USAPA).
The Tennis Industry Association will be expanding its Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in 2019, including an added focus on facilities, innovation and technology and a demo day at the USTA National Campus. The event will be in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 23 to 25.
More than 2,300 tennis events in 32 states were registered as part of official Play Tennis Month activities during the month of May. All the events were searchable on PlayTennis.com so current, new and returning tennis players could easily find local places and times to play.
The fourth edition of the popular Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—which showcases some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans—will take place during a major industry/facility conference in Orlando Jan. 23-25. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association, the Innovation Challenge is a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry.