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.
The ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open. In addition to presenting the latest news and research about the tennis industry, the Forum will include a ceremony honoring the two 2016 inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Eve Kraft and Eugene Scott. Attendees should register at TennisIndustry.org/forum.
The 2016 State of the Industry report is available from the TIA and outlines key research to help tennis industry businesses and organizations. The TIA produces more than 70 annual research reports, and the State of the Industry analyzes this data to determine where this industry has been, where it is now, and where it is going.
As of mid-June, nearly 1,000 people had registered for a webinar in the TIA’s series of educational webinars offered through June, July and August. The PTR and USPTA offer Continuing Education Credits for those who attend the webinars, and Tennis Australia is promoting the series for coach development. Visit TennisIndustry.org/webinars.http://www.TennisIndustry.org/webinars
The TIA’s new “Knowledge Base” will include a series of educational webinars this spring and summer that touch on many segments of the tennis industry. A number of the webinar topics for this “learning series” have been adapted from presentations at the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference that was held in Miami this past March.
The TIA will soon publish the sixth edition of its annual State of the Industry report, which analyzes data from the previous year collected through the nearly 80 TIA surveys and research studies. The State of the Industry report contains important information that all segments of the tennis industry can, and should, use to help their business. The full 16-page report will be available to all TIA members.
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.
How can you increase your business and promote tennis in your local area? By signing up now to participate in the industry-wide Rally the Family campaign, where you can take advantage of free promotional and marketing material that will drive consumers—and families—to your courts and programs.
POP Tennis, which recently adopted play on 36-foot and 60-foot courts using Red, Orange, and Green tennis balls, was demonstrated on-court at the PTR Symposium in February in Hilton Head. The sport will be demonstrated during the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Miami March 23-25, and in April, four Chicago-area Midtown clubs will hold POP Tennis pilot programs.