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Tennis Retail a Key Focus of Recent Industry Meetings

The TIA held key meetings last month during Tennis Night in America and the BNP Paribas Showdown in New York City.   The meetings were organized to update groups on various initiatives, programs and objectives.  The following day, a retailer focus group met first with manufacturers and TIA's Retail Consulting Specialists, then separately to discuss challenges affecting the retail sector and ways for greater involvement with the industry.

10 and Under Tennis Gains Extensive Coverage in Q1

The USTA recently shared a report on national media attention that the 10 and Under Tennis initiative has been receiving. Among the highlights were a media tour of TV stations by 10 and Under Tennis spokesperson Christine Taylor, local coverage of “March Into Tennis” events in top markets, TV segments on youth programs, and extensive coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama playing tennis for the “Let’s Move!” initiative.

Harlem Junior Tennis Celebrates 40 Years of Service

The Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program in New York City is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and its “40-Love” year-long celebration kicks off with a Celebrity Pro Am on May 7 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows. The event will bring together tennis greats, celebrities, and donors, all in support of HJTEP’s community services.

USTA Unveils New Icon System for 10andUnderTennis.com

The USTA has unveiled a new "icon system" for its growing 10andUnderTennis.com website, allowing tennis facilities and providers to enhance their consumer search profiles. The new icon system makes it easier for parents and consumers to easily identify what programs and services tennis providers are employing in their 10 and Under Tennis programming. Click here to view the new icon system for 10 and Under Tennis.

USTA Pro Circuit Introduces 10 and Under Tennis Legacy Program

In a collaboration between the Professional and Community Tennis divisions of the USTA a new program launched this year will provide grants to Pro Circuit sites that actively promote the 10 and Under Tennis format at their events, and whose facilities make programming available to the community.  A primary goal of the legacy program is for tennis communities in the Pro Circuit markets to benefit from the tournaments throughout the year with enhanced support of grassroots programs.

USTA, Nickelodeon Launch "Tennis Really Rocks" Sweepstakes

As part of an ongoing partnership, the USTA and Nickelodeon announced the kick-off of the “Tennis Really Rocks” sweepstakes today, February 21. One lucky youngster will win the grand prize—a trip for four to New York to attend Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day, the annual kick-off event to the US Open; as well as hang with the stars of Nickelodeon’s brand-new live-action series "How to Rock," Cymphonique Miller and Max Schneider.

Emirates Airline, USTA unveil landmark partnership for US Open, US Open Series

White Plains, NY (February 16, 2012) - In partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Emirates Airline announced a global, integrated sponsorship of the US Open and US Open Series. As part of the agreement, Emirates becomes the "Official Airline of the US Open" and the title sponsor of the "Emirates Airline US Open Series," whose 10 events combine to form the summer hardcourt professional tennis season and lead into the US Open.

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