The prestigious British Journal of Sports Medicine, in its October issue, printed the “Health Benefits of Tennis” and used a key infographic on the "Top 10 Reasons to Play Tennis," which was put together by the national Tennis Health & Wellness Task Force.
The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the trade association for those involved in the design, construction and supply of materials for athletic facilities, and a sitting partner on the TIA Board of Directors, has announced that its annual Technical Meeting will be held December 1-5, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
USTA Florida has named Frank Swope director of tennis management. He will lead the new division aimed at partnering with municipalities to manage and improve public tennis facilities across the state.
Visionaries with new, innovative products, software or services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans can submit their pitch in the “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—2018.” This unique competition will take place at the Fifth Annual TOM (Tennis Owners & Managers) Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C.
Tennis Channel has added Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri to its deep roster of influential tennis professionals and visionaries. Bollettieri will provide motivational tips, answer viewer questions via “Ask Nick” videos, write weekly articles for TennisChannel.com and sister site Tennis.com, and will likely contribute on air and to Tennis magazine. His first material is set to appear digitally this week during the network’s weeklong coverage of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament in China.
According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 40 percent of American adults and 18.5 percent of adolescents are obese—the highest rates ever recorded for the U.S. Obesity means having a body-mass index of 30 or over, whereas a BMI of between 25 and 29.9 earns the classification of “overweight.”
SportsCouncil Silicon Valley, in cooperation with the Tennis Industry Association, hosted its first Tennis & Technology event Aug. 28-29 at the Intercontinental New York Barclay, the official hotel of the men’s ATP Tour, during the first few days of the US Open.
A recent analysis by Sports Marketing Surveys, USA reveals one of the main reasons so many companies in the U.S. sports and fitness industry are struggling at the cash register. It has to do with how often people are playing sports.
When International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty was inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 28 in New York City, during the TIA’s annual Tennis Forum, the audience was treated to a short video showing some of the many tennis scene’s in Haggerty’s life and career. The video is available to view at TennisIndustry.org/HOF.
Register now for the fifth annual TOM Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, S.C., targeting tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership.