The USTA has announced that former WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster has been named Chief Executive, Professional Tennis for the USTA. Allaster will report to USTA Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director Gordon Smith.
QLIPP™, the “Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor,” has joined the Tennis Industry Association. QLIPP is a tennis sensor that fits any racquet like a dampener and tells the player the quality of his or her tennis stroke in real time. As a new Tech Partner of the TIA, QLIPP™ empowers players with technology that can be used to enhance and expand the tennis-playing experience.
The tennis industry will come together on March 23 in Miami for the 2016 State of the Industry Forum. The event, which will be held at the Hilton Miami Downtown, will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Prior to the start of the State of the Industry Forum, a “Tennis Tech Fair & Resource Center” will open at 9 a.m. and offer the opportunity to learn about key new trends and products in the marketplace.
Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply now for the 35th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program.
Longtime tennis journalist and TV tennis analyst Arthur “Bud” Collins died March 4 at his home in Brookline, Mass. He was 86 years old.
Internationally recognized management consultant Dr. Gerry Faust, the author of “Responsible Managers Get Results," will speak at the 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference, held March 23-25 in Miami.
Billie Jean King was among a select group of 250 of the nation’s top CEOs, health care entrepreneurs and innovators, government officials and other thought leaders at the three-day Lake Nona Impact Forum held in February in Orlando, Fla. The executives engaged in collaborative, action-oriented discussions to develop solutions to improve health, wellness and sustainable living throughout the world. King was interviewed at the Impact Forum on Friday, Feb. 26, by Dr. Jim Loehr, co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.
How can you increase your business and promote tennis in your local area? By signing up now to participate in the industry-wide Rally the Family campaign, where you can take advantage of free promotional and marketing material that will drive consumers—and families—to your courts and programs.
POP Tennis, which recently adopted play on 36-foot and 60-foot courts using Red, Orange, and Green tennis balls, was demonstrated on-court at the PTR Symposium in February in Hilton Head. The sport will be demonstrated during the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Miami March 23-25, and in April, four Chicago-area Midtown clubs will hold POP Tennis pilot programs.
Make plans now to attend the 2016 TIA State of the Industry Forum, which will be March 23 in Miami, in conjunction with the Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference. The Forum will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown and is free to the industry to attend. The event is being held during the Miami Open professional tennis tournament.