The first day of tennis industry meetings in Orlando, Fla., at the end of March will open with a Future of Tennis Forum, a “Tennis Innovation Challenge,” and a Tennis Health & Wellness Panel. The meetings, March 27-29, are presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and lead into the fourth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will be at the award-winning Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.
The inaugural Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge showcasing new and innovative products designed to help grow tennis businesses brought in 34 applications. Finalists from the application process will have the opportunity to present at the 2017 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Orlando March 27.
The 10th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be Monday morning, Aug. 28, which is the first day of play at the 2017 US Open. This year’s Forum will be at a new location, the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel, at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street.
Donald Tisdel, a longtime member of the USTA board of directors, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2016 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2017 issue. Tisdel led off the magazine’s 16th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
Throughout the summer and fall, the TIA hosted a free series of educational webinars for the industry on a variety of important business topics. Nearly 2,000 people signed up for a webinar in the series, and recordings of the webinars are available online at TennisIndustry.org/webinars.
The USTA Southern Section has released the 28-page online publication “Making Tennis Matter: A USTA Southern Facility Toolkit,” aimed at supporting Community Tennis Associations, facility owners, municipal leaders and grassroots advocates as they work to build more tennis courts in local communities.
The top officials from the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) will speak to hundreds of industry executives at the ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be held Monday, Aug. 29, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open.
Top tennis executives will present the latest research and share plans for growing this industry at the ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be Monday, Aug. 29, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York City. The Tennis Forum is free to attend, but space is limited so attendees should register at TennisIndustry.org/forum.
Redefining spectacular. That is how the USTA's vision and motivation was described almost three years ago when plans to build a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium were first unveiled at a Manhattan hotel. Those ambitious and revolutionary plans came to fruition – witnessing spectacular – on Tuesday, Aug. 2, with the first public demonstration of the $150 million roof opening and closing over the US Open's primary show court. Read the USTA's account of the history-making moment here.