The USTA announced the creation of a tennis coaching accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis professionals. The program will begin in 2018.
Industry partners are working together to designate May 2018 as “Play Tennis Month” to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping jump-start the industry and get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life. Visit RallyTheIndustry.org.
Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
The 2017 Nitto ATP Finals brought a spectacular close to a memorable 2017 season that saw more fans come out and watch the world’s best tennis players on the ATP World Tour than ever before. More than 4.5 million fans attended ATP World Tour events in 2017, an all-time record.
A new feature at the upcoming TOM Conference in April will be On-Court Equipment/Retail Demos. On the afternoon of April 9, manufacturers will be on court at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C., to offer equipment education and demos, so TOM Conference attendees can learn about and try different products.
Plans are in motion for Play Tennis Month, which will be the month of May and is expected to include thousands of tennis programs and events around the country, with a goal of helping jump-start the industry and get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life!
Get ready for some high-powered, record-breaking tennis action on the courts in April, as a prelude to Play Tennis Month throughout the country in May.
Visionaries with new, innovative products, software or services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans can submit their pitch in the “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—2018.” This unique competition will take place at the Fifth Annual TOM (Tennis Owners & Managers) Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C.
Register now for the fifth annual TOM Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, S.C., targeting tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership.
The USTA and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, have teamed up to host the first ever "Careers Beyond the Court" Virtual Field Trip to inspire students to explore exciting career paths in the tennis industry. The event will premiere on Thursday, September 14, at 1 p.m. ET.