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—NYC 2017.” This unique competition will take place at the 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, which will be held in New York City on Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open.
The just-completed 2017 PHIT America ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ Report reveals some deep concerns about physical inactivity in the U.S. While ‘casual’ participation is up for many sports activities and adult inactivity trends may be flattening, the trends for children are quite alarming. Children who are active in aerobic activities has declined more in the past year than any in recent times.
After lengthy discussions with the USPTA and the USTA, the PTR Board believes its members will best be served by continuing to remain an independent global organization of tennis teaching professionals. PTR intends to fully support the USTA’s vision of increasing the education criteria for teaching pros in the United States.
After 25 years of residing in Houston, the current headquarters location closed its doors on Tuesday, May 30. Although the new building remains under construction, the USPTA national staff will be operational in a temporary office space until its completion.
Among the bright spots in the most recent annual tennis participation study by the Physical Activity Council is a 7.2 percent increase in youth tennis players and a 16.7 percent increase in Cardio Tennis players over the past year.
The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open. This year’s Forum—along with related industry meetings—will be held at a new location: the Intercontinental New York Barclay, which is at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street and is the official hotel of the ATP Tour.
Registration is now open for the inaugural USRSA World Conference, which will be held Oct. 6-9 at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla. The conference is designed for all racquet technicians and will include workshops, seminars and networking opportunities.
The Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA) will hold its inaugural WTCA Conference NYC on Aug. 26-27, at the New York Marriott East Side in Manhattan. The conference theme is “the art and science of coaching female players.
Tennis Channel will have more than 100 hours of live coverage and close to 340 total hours with encore match presentations. TC will have live coverage from the tournament 14 of the 15 days. Tennis Channel provides 80 percent of all live coverage on television. This is Tennis Channel’s 11th year covering Roland Garros.
The ATP announced today that its season-ending tournament will continue its extremely successful stay in London a further two years through to 2020, under a new title sponsorship with one of Japan’s leading innovation companies, the Nitto Denko Corporation. The tournament, first staged in London in 2009, will now be renamed the Nitto ATP Finals.