Dick’s Sporting Goods recently paid $15 million at auction for the Sports Authority brand name as well as additional intellectual property. Dick’s also paid an additional $8 million to take over 31 Sports Authority store leases.
The industry is working together with the U.S. Paddle Tennis Association, which has rebranded its organization to “POP Tennis,” mirroring rules and court sizes adopted by the USTA and ITF.
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 will present its fourth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference March 27-29, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Stay tuned for more information on registering for the T.O.M. Conference.
Register now for the ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be Monday, Aug. 29, on the Ballroom level of the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open. In addition to presenting the latest news about the tennis industry, the Forum will include a ceremony honoring the two inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Eve Kraft and Eugene Scott.
Technological product innovations are impacting all sports and fitness activities, and tennis is no exception. The sport has always been one to embrace new materials and technologies as it continues to add to the 17.9 million U.S. tennis players in the U.S, based on research from the Tennis Industry Association (TIA).
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 ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum will be Monday, Aug. 29, on the Ballroom level of the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open. To register, visit TennisIndustry.org/forum.
The ninth Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be Monday morning, Aug. 29, at the Grand Hyatt New York City (42nd Street and Lexington Avenue), which is the first day of play at the 2016 US Open.