The spirit of innovation and creativity is alive and well in tennis, as some of the most brilliant new products and services in the tennis industry take center stage on Monday, March 27, at the inaugural Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, held at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort in Orlando, Fla.
A national Tennis Health & Wellness Task Force, comprised of top doctors and sports medicine experts, has been assembled by the tennis industry to help reach and engage mainstream Americans with messaging on the health, fitness, wellness and life benefits of tennis.
The first day of tennis industry meetings in Orlando, Fla., at the end of March will open with a Future of Tennis Forum, a “Tennis Innovation Challenge,” and a Tennis Health & Wellness Panel. The meetings, March 27-29, are presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and lead into the fourth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will be at the award-winning Rosen Shingle Creek Resort.
Three sessions at the upcoming Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Orlando will focus on how tennis clubs and facilities can create new revenue through sales and marketing, fitness programming and retail operations.
Cardio Tennis Training Courses have been scheduled in March at the new, 100-court USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. A Level 1 Training Course will be held on Friday, March 3, and a Level 2 Training Course will be on Sunday, March 26.
The inaugural Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge showcasing new and innovative products designed to help grow tennis businesses brought in 36 applications. Finalists from the application process will have the opportunity to present at the 2017 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Orlando March 27.
The industry-supported Tennis Health & Wellness Task Force, chaired by Dr. Jack Groppel, has named five members who will help reach and engage mainstream Americans through messaging created on the health, fitness and wellness benefits of tennis.
The 10th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be Monday morning, Aug. 28, which is the first day of play at the 2017 US Open. This year’s Forum will be at a new location, the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel, at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street.
The Tennis Industry Association is accepting nominations for the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame for 2017, which honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the sport of tennis. Nominations, which are due by June 1, can be in any of four categories: Inventors, Founders, Innovators or Contributors. Criteria for nominating and a short nomination form are available at TennisIndustry.org/HoF.
Dr. Jack Groppel was named the recipient of the 2017 PTR/TIA Commitment to the Industry Award at the PTR International Tennis Symposium Awards Dinner on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Feb. 15.