With summer approaching, and International Coaches Week upon us, this is a great time to grow your business and bring tennis to a new generation of youngsters.
Through the TIA, Tennis Channel is offering a 20% discount on annual subscriptions to Tennis Channel Plus through June 5. (Go to tennischannel.com, click Tennis Channel Plus, and use Promo Code TIA20.)
The ATP and Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology, outsourcing and next-generation services, have launched a new statistical way to measure the best performing ATP World Tour players across three key categories—Serving, Returning and Under Pressure. These new stats and ratings are now live on ATPWorldTour.com.
Cardio Tennis, one of the fastest growing tennis programs in the U.S., has updated its Training Courses for tennis providers, adding a Level 2 for professional education for tennis and fitness pros.
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Want to find out the latest developments on the USTA National Campus—the new home for American tennis? Join our free webinar on Tuesday, May 24, at 11 a.m. ET.
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. During the State of the Tennis Industry Forum and Tennis Owners & Managers Conference, both held recently in Miami, a number of new tennis products and accessories were showcased during the inaugural Tennis Tech Fair.
The tennis industry became the first sports industry to endorse the new National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) and the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity when the plan was unveiled on April 20 in Washington, D.C. The NPAP was announced in a press conference at the National Press Club, followed by a Congressional briefing at the U.S. Capitol. During the announcement, the sport of tennis was cited by Dr. Jack Groppel as “the first of hopefully many entire sports to endorse this pledge and this plan.”
The number of people playing tennis in the U.S. and the number of tennis “play occasions” increased in 2015, according to the latest figures released by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), which were part of the Physical Activity Council (PAC) Annual Participation Study.
Tennis participation for 2015 was generally stable, showing slight increases overall. Year-end stats for tennis equipment shipments and sales, however, were mixed.