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Three Finalists Chosen to Present At Fourth ‘Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge’

 Three finalists have been chosen to present at the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, Fla. AccuTennis, PlayTennisConnect and SPARC–Virtual Tennis will present five-minute pitches about their new product or service to a panel of judges—and in front of an audience of tennis and racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition to determine a winner.

Chinese Group Looks to Buy Amer Sports

A consortium led by China's Anta Sports made an offer to acquire Finland's Amer Sports in a deal that values the company at 4.6 billion euros (US$5.23 billion), the Chinese firm said on Friday. According to Reurters, the consortium, which includes Chinese tech giant Tencent Holdings Ltd , has offered 40 euros per share in cash for the maker of Wilson tennis racquets and branded outdoor gear.

TOM Conference Highlights Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The sixth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. The expanded event includes an added focus on facilities, innovation and technology and is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS).

Courts Planned for Racquet/Paddle Show Exhibit Hall

For the Show Preview area at the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, two temporary courts are planned on which attendees will be able to play various court sports and try out new equipment. The conference will be Jan. 23-25.

USTA National Campus to Welcome RPSC Attendees

January’s Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RPSC) in Orlando will include an Innovation & Technology Demo Day and Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus. The conference will open on Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), but in the afternoon, the action moves to the state-of-the-art USTA National Campus in Lake Nona.

Applications Due Nov. 30 for Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge

Do you have a new, innovative sports product or service? Enter it into the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, which showcases new products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans.

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