he United States Tennis Association today announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 17-19 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad, Calif. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon.
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 37th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program. There is no fee to apply, and the deadline for nominations to be submitted is April 16. To apply, visit usta.com/facilityaward.
To help showcase this sport and all its great benefits, industry partners have come together to promote the month of May as “Play Tennis Month.” This national and local promotion will key on helping people to get moving and playing tennis. The goal for the month is for Americans to burn a combined 10 million calories on the tennis court in Play Tennis Month activities.
The USTA Foundation (USTAF), the national charitable arm of the USTA, announced it raised a record $9 million in 2017 through a variety of fundraising efforts. These funds will be used to support National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) programs nationwide through multiple initiatives and activities, including NJTL Excellence Teams, STEM and ACE curriculums, programming and capacity-building grants, and college scholarships.
Answers to your questions about Play Tennis Month in May!
Tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as “Play Tennis Month” to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life.
Any business, organization or individual looking to support the tennis industry can become part of the Tennis Network for just $35 and enjoy TIA benefits and access to key information to grow their business. Visit TennisIndustry.org/membership.
The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C., and will feature top experts and consultants inside and outside of the tennis industry. Presented by the TIA, the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development.
Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
Educational sessions and specialty courses designed to help tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers grow their businesses and grow the sport will be featured at the fifth annual TOM Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C.