Bahram Akradi, the founder, president and CEO of the Life Time Fitness chain of clubs, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2014 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2015 issue. Akradi led off the magazine’s 14th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
The TIA recently released two of its annual market intelligence reports—the Late Season Court Activity Monitor and the TIA Consumer Study, highlighting important trends in the tennis industry in 2014.
Tennis industry executives and experts, legends, pros, coaches and other personalities are confirming their attendance and participation in two key industry events coming up in Indian Wells, Calif., in March—the TIA Tennis Summit (March 17-18), and the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference (March 18-19), both to be held at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.
The agenda and speaker lineup for the 2015 Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference, scheduled for March 18-19 in Indian Wells, Calif., continues to take shape as experts in tennis facility management, programming, marketing, personnel, and other areas confirm sessions designed to help facility owners and managers maximize their bottom line. The second annual T.O.M. Conference will be at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa, a few minutes away from the 2015 BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s tournament taking place at the same time.
2014 has been an exciting year for the Tennis Industry Association, which celebrated its 40th anniversary working collaboratively with industry businesses and organizations to grow the sport and the business of tennis. With the “tennis economy” remaining stable, tennis participation saw an uptick in number of players, and tennis executives and providers flocked to several TIA-produced industry gatherings designed to spur growth. Challenges, of course, still remain, but thanks to the efforts of thousands in this industry, the TIA continues to take steps toward long-term growth for all stakeholders.
The WTA Board Of Directors approved a groundbreaking 10-year media agreement of more than $525M with incumbent partner, PERFORM. This extended partnership is the largest live media rights and production venture in the history of the WTA and in women's sports.
Get your FREE pass to the IHRSA 2015 Trade Show, March 12-13 at the Los Angeles International Convention Center. The show will feature hundreds of exhibitors in a dynamic, high-energy environment spread over two full days. You can be the first to try out the newest models of your favorite fitness equipment -- many introduced for the first time at the Show.
World TeamTennis (WTT), the innovative leader in professional team tennis competition, and Mylan (Nasdaq: MYL), one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies, today announced an extension of their title sponsorship agreement through 2017.
Tennis legends Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini will face each other in a 25th anniversary rematch of their famed 1990 five-set WTA Championship final in the 2015 BNP Paribas Showdown, it was announced today. Roger Federer, who last month led Switzerland to their first-ever Davis Cup championship, will face Grigor Dimitrov and headline the annual tennis showcase on Tuesday, March 10 at Madison Square Garden.
Shoppers across the nation showed strong support for local independent businesses, including tennis retailers, on Small Business Saturday. About 88 million consumers “Shopped Small” on Nov. 29, up 14.9 percent from a year ago, according to the results from the Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey, released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and American Express.