Billed as the “Million Calorie Burn,” the event that took place on April 20 in Orlando, Fla., put nearly 200 people on 18 courts for hour-long sessions of Cardio Tennis, burning hundreds of thousands of calories and kicking off Play Tennis Month for the month of May.
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The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, held April 8 to 11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C., attracted about 250 tennis facility owners, managers and other leaders in the tennis and sports industries. Presentations, interactive sessions and networking focused on growth, business leadership, development and innovation.
They came, they played tennis, and they burned lots of calories. That’s one way to summarize what took place last Friday (April 20) at the Million Calorie Burn, the official kick-off event of PHIT America Month, which starts on May 1. May will also be Play Tennis Month.
Tennibot, the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector, is seeing major success after winning the inaugural Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge last year.
The 11th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of play at the US Open. The Forum is slated to run from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York on 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue.
The third edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry—took place this week during the Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Charleston, S.C., and the winner was Tweener Lighting, a unique LED lighting system that attaches to existing fencing around tennis and other sport courts.
The USTA announced it will host the second annual USTA All-American College Combine for American juniors June 18-21 at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, with an expanded, level-based singles tournament and reduced-cost registration.
Among the bright spots in the most recent annual tennis participation study by the Physical Activity Council (PAC) is a 1.0 percent increase in youth tennis players to 4.57 million and a 4.5 percent increase in Cardio Tennis players to 2.22 million over the past year.
On April 20, the sport of tennis will showcase the “Million Calorie Burn,” where the goal is for participants to burn a combined 1 million calories—with a focus on Cardio Tennis and including all the tennis programming on the 100-court USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.