The USTA commemorated the one-year anniversary of the USTA National Campus, which officially opened on Jan. 2, 2017, in Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., as the new “Home of American Tennis.” In its inaugural year, nearly 200,000 players visited the groundbreaking facility, with more than 100 international, national and local tournaments held throughout the year.
More and more Americans are choosing Cardio Tennis, a high-energy group fitness workout that combines the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, as their means to get healthy and fit. In the latest national survey of 118 sports and activities, Cardio Tennis was ranked No. 1 in year-over-year growth in terms of participation.
Members of the new Tennis Health & Wellness Task Force have been named recently by chair Dr. Jack Groppel, who is the Health & Wellness Advisor for the tennis industry. The industry-supported task force will help spread the message of health, fitness, wellness and tennis to Americans of all ages.
The 2016 TIA Facility Census is now under way. Facility owners/managers should take a few minutes to update and/or add to their information in the TIA’s facility database. Information in the database is available to consumers through search engines and tennis websites, so when potential customers are looking for a place to play tennis or find programs, they can easily find your business.
Health IQ, a life insurance broker for the health conscious, has joined the Tennis Industry Association as a new Corporate Partner. Health IQ will become the official life insurance option within the TIA’s TennisInsure®.
A just-released study suggest that regularly playing racquet sports such as tennis can help stave off death, while sports such as soccer and running may not help people live longer. The study of more than 80,000 people by Oxford University and researchers in Finland and Australia indicated people who played racquet sports regularly were least likely to die over the nine-year study period, reducing their individual risk by 47 percent compared to people who did not exercise.
Fromuth Tennis is looking for stringers to join the stringing team at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. In addition to being able to string racquets, responsibilities include educating customers on the different strings offered and guiding them to the best selection for their games; training and educating staff on string and stringing techniques; and assisting customers in the retail store. For more information or to apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply now for the 35th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program.
Former top professional tennis players Gigi Fernandez and Emilio Sanchez will be among the presenters at the 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Miami March 23-25.
The 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Miami March 23-25 will feature Dr. Jack Groppel, an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance. Dr. Groppel, who is the co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, has a long history in tennis. He will address tennis facility owners/managers on topics that include the importance of health and fitness in helping to grow tennis and the industry.