Tennis made its way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in August, when Dr. Jack Groppel, the Health and Wellness Advisor to the Tennis Industry, ascended the 19,341-foot summit with a “Net Generation” tennis racquet and ball then volleyed atop the tallest peak on the African continent.
The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum on Monday, Aug. 28, will be at a new hotel this year: the Intercontinental New York Barclay at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street. The Forum, and subsequent sessions for the Future of Tennis & Tech event on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, will be in the Grand Ballroom at the Intercontinental. Visit TennisIndustry.org.
Two tennis movies debut in the U.S. on Sept. 22: “Battle of the Sexes,” set in the early 1970s about the Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs match, and “Borg vs. McEnroe,” about the famous rivalry.
The PTR has signed a multi-year agreement with the Mexican Tennis Federation (FMT) in which the PTR will be responsible for all education and certification in Mexico.
Tennis players dominated the top 10 in Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s highest paid female athletes for 2017, taking eight of the spots in total earnings between June 2016 and June 2017. Serena Williams topped the list, earning a total of $27 million ($8 million of that in prize money).
Just in time for the 2017 US Open, the Tennis Channel will now be delivered on YouTube TV, thanks to an agreement with Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc., which owns Tennis Channel.
The USTA announced a series of innovatios and fan experiences for the upcoming 2017 US Open, including several on-court and in-game enhancements, free fan activities, improvements to the grounds, Net Generation, and more.
Just as the upcoming US Open Championships will showcase the best competitors in tennis, the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge will put some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services center stage for a unique competition in New York City. The Innovation Challenge will follow the TIA Tennis Forum, which starts at 8:30 a.m. ET at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel on Aug. 28, which is the first day of play at the US Open.
International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty will become the 13th member of the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame at a ceremony Aug. 28 at the Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum, which will be held at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in New York City.
The New York Open POP Tennis Tournament, hosted by International POP Tennis Association and sponsored by Adidas and TuffTec Lockers, took place from July 29 - 30, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the home of the US Open Tennis Championships.