PHIT America is pleased to report that there is progress to report in Washington, D.C. on pro-physical activity legislation. The Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act has a ‘score,’ which is necessary for any federal legislation which impacts taxation. The Congressional Budget Office has given the PHIT Act (H.R. 956) a ‘score’ of just more than $2.5 billion, over a ten-year period.
With tennis season now in high gear across most parts of the country, tennis businesses are hiring! Since its redesign that launched earlier in 2014, CareersInTennis.com has received more than 30,000 views of job listings posted on the site.
The Tennis Industry Association will be launching a new online industry resource, the TIA Business Directory, designed to help quickly locate products, services, and information tennis industry professionals and tennis players seek. You can access the TIA Business Directory at TennisIndustry.org soon.
The 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference will be Aug. 22 to 25 at the Grand Hyatt New York. The event brings together the leading tennis teaching professionals and coaches in the industry to share best practices, and will include a series of interactive on-court sessions and presentations. This year, the USPTA will join the USTA in hosting the TTC.
As the summer tennis season heats up in the US with the Emirates Airline US Open Series beginning in July in Atlanta and culminating in Flushing, NY at the 2014 US Open, visitors to PlayTennis.com have a chance to win tickets to one of the world's largest annual sporting events.
The Tennis Industry Association presented the inaugural Tennis Media Award to Chuck McGill, the sports editor for the Charleston (W.Va.) Daily Mail, during the 55th Annual Awards Weekend of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, held in Salisbury, N.C., June 7-9. The TIA also held a Cardio Tennis “Triples” Tournament for NSSA members on the clay courts of the Country Club of Salisbury, led by Cardio Tennis Manager Michele Krause.
Mylan World TeamTennis and ESPN have agreed to a multiyear deal to air the Mylan WTT Finals live on ESPN2 and broadcast more than 60 hours of programming annually on ESPN3.
Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for Orlando, Fla., teamed up with the USTA on June 13 to announce a major new partnership. Visit Orlando has been named the exclusive global tourism partner of the US Open. In addition to receiving on-court exposure at the US Open, Visit Orlando will also be able to engage with the more than 700,000 consumers attending the storied national tennis championships.
After a successful Future of Tennis Summit and Tennis and Owners and Managers Conference (T.O.M. Conference) in 2014, the TIA will be returning to Indian Wells, CA in March of 2015 to host similar meetings as a part of its efforts to provide the industry with opportunities to gather and share ideas on growing the business of tennis.
The 2014 US Open will feature a college tennis competition for the first time ever in 2014, inviting top American college players to compete in the inaugural American Collegiate Invitational Sept. 4-6 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y.