The first quarter of the year has been a busy one here at the Tennis Industry Association as we continue to work towards our mission of promoting the growth and economic vitality of the industry
As more Americans of all ages look to get in shape, lose weight and maintain their fitness, they increasingly turn to technology to help them find, track and organize their activities.
One of the most complete websites dedicated to healthy activity is PlayTennis.com, which helps tennis players and non-players alike get into the game and find programs, lessons, partners, equipment, and much more. And importantly, the most recent independent sports participation research shows that more people are getting out on the tennis courts.
This May, hundreds of tennis facilities and certified teaching professionals across the country will be offering new and returning players an opportunity to get into the game for free during the Try Tennis Free promotion. It's not too late for you to sign up as a participating location - click here to register.
While Novak Djokovic and Flavia Pennetta were working their way to the singles titles at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, Calif., the tennis industry came together for the inaugural Future of Tennis Summit, held during the tournament.
Facilities and certified teaching pros are being encouraged to get behind the “Try Tennis for Free” promotion. Beginning in May, tennis facilities and pros will offer beginning and returning players the chance to try tennis for free, so they get a foot in the door—and onto the courts—and get hooked on the sport.
Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your local area? One that has great courts and even better programs? Here's your chance to nominate them for a 2014 USTA Outstanding Facility Award.
The inaugural Tennis Owners & Managers Conference, April 3-4, in Charleston, SC, has a line up of some of the industry's leading experts in club and facility management and programming to provide practical information and key "takeaways" that owners and amangers can implement to become more competitive and profitable in the evolving tennis marketplace.
The 2014 tennis season has officially kicked off in the U.S. and various segments of the trade are supporting a "Restring for Spring" campaign to get consumers into retail stores to "tune-up" their racquets.
When the Future of Tennis Summit kicks off in Indian Wells, Calif., on Tuesday, March 11, it will do so with an agenda filled with executives from across a wide variety of tennis industry segments. The two-day Summit has a goal of helping generate ideas and discussions that can put the industry on a pathway to creating more players, more fans, and more consumers of the game.
The International Tennis Federation announced on February 10, 2014, important changes to the ITF Rules of Tennis as they relate to the Green Stage 1 ball and also ITF guidelines related to the use of the Green ball in competitive play at a national level.