The first quarter of the year has been a busy one here at the Tennis Industry Association as we continue to work towards our mission of promoting the growth and economic vitality of the industry
As more Americans of all ages look to get in shape, lose weight and maintain their fitness, they increasingly turn to technology to help them find, track and organize their activities.
One of the most complete websites dedicated to healthy activity is PlayTennis.com, which helps tennis players and non-players alike get into the game and find programs, lessons, partners, equipment, and much more. And importantly, the most recent independent sports participation research shows that more people are getting out on the tennis courts.
Recently, the Tennis Industry Association deployed updates to the PlayTennis.com website, making it more user friendly for tennis players accessing the site on their mobile and tablet devices. The site, which was relaunched by the association in May of this year, is a central "hub" of tennis information for tennis consumers, allowing them to quickly and easily find playing partners, places to play, tennis lessons, tennis events, gear reviews, and more.
PlayTennis.com is going social! The TIA has released an update to PlayTennis.com that allows players to quickly and easily sign up for the site using some of the most popular social networks.
Consumers who register on the free site PlayTennis.com gain access to searches for finding courts, players,programs, lessons and equipment, and also have a chance to win free merchandise in monthly drawings that will continue into the spring.
Looking to find places to play in your area? Or going on vacation and want to bring your racquet with you? The new PlayTennis.com website can help, with an updated “find a court” search function.
Tennis players and those looking to get into the game who register on the all-new PlayTennis.com website—a central hub of tennis information connecting players to all things tennis—have a chance to win one of hundreds of monthly prizes, including tickets to the 2014 US Open, autographed tennis racquets and merchandise from the game's biggest stars, and tennis equipment packages.
PlayTennis.com, an unbranded collaborative effort from major stakeholders in the tennis industry, which was re-launched by the TIA in May of this year, received a boost in its reach to consumers as the consumer "activation" date was scheduled for Thursday, September 5, 2013.
PlayTennis.com, an unbranded collaborative effort from major stakeholders in the tennis industry will receive a boost in its reach to consumers as the consumer "activation" date has been scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 5.
A new player-matching tool for the PlayTennis.com website is being beta-tested now with a group of recreational players and should start to roll out later this summer. The new feature will help to overcome one of the biggest barriers that TIA research shows has been an entry to playing tennis: finding someone to play with.