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Nick Bollettieri Joins Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel has added Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri to its deep roster of influential tennis professionals and visionaries. Bollettieri will provide motivational tips, answer viewer questions via “Ask Nick” videos, write weekly articles for TennisChannel.com and sister site Tennis.com, and will likely contribute on air and to Tennis magazine. His first material is set to appear digitally this week during the network’s weeklong coverage of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament in China.
 

2018 TOM Conference Registration Now Open

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.

Nominate for TI Magazine’s ‘Champions of Tennis’ Awards!

This marks the 17th year that Tennis Industry magazine has honored individuals and organizations that are making a difference in tennis, and in the business of tennis. The Champions of Tennis issue will be in the magazine’s January 2018 edition, which will be distributed in mid-December.

Innovation Challenge Winner In/Out Brings Order on the Court

Arguments over line calls are the bane of tennis players everywhere, and often a major cause of headaches for parents, tournament directors and tennis facility staff. But now, a new device by inventor Grégoire Gentil may help bring order to the court. Called “In/Out” (www.inout.tennis), this small, $199 unit attaches to any netpost, on any type of court, and detects whether balls are in or out.

Interest in Sports on TV Down 45% for 18- to 24-Year-Olds

In a study of TV viewership of sports in 10 countries by Ampere Analysis, there is a troublesome trend:  18-24 year olds around the world, especially in the U.S., are not watching sports on TV. In the U.S., the drop is 45% versus the national average. Globally, eight of 10 countries have seen drops. The UK was the closest to the U.S. in the fallout, with a 34% drop. The full report can be found on Business Insider.

USTA, Discovery Education Host 'Careers Beyond the Court'

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. 

Tennis Forum Presents Insights, Challenges and Opportunities

The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum was held in New York City on Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open, and the audience of nearly 300 tennis industry leaders heard the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, updates on grow-the-game initiatives, and business insights, along with a spotlight on tennis innovation.

Future of Tennis & Tech to Feature Paul Annacone, Tech Startups

Former professional tennis player, legendary coach and current Tennis Channel analyst Paul Annacone will be a featured panelist at the Future of Tennis & Tech event on Monday, Aug. 28, in New York City. Annacone, who reached career-high rankings of No. 12 in the world in singles and No. 3 in doubles, is a former coach of champions Pete Sampras and Roger Federer. Among his areas of expertise are using technology to monitor and improve performance.

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