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Industry Execs Highlight Future of Tennis Summit Agenda

When the Future of Tennis Summit kicks off in Indian Wells, Calif., on Tuesday, March 11, it will do so with an agenda filled with executives from across a wide variety of tennis industry segments. The two-day Summit has a goal of helping generate ideas and discussions that can put the industry on a pathway to creating more players, more fans, and more consumers of the game.

Racquet Sales at Pro/Specialty Slide in 2013

Despite a strong start to the holiday season in 2013, where pro/specialty retailers saw a 4% increase in racquet units sold and a 7% increase in racquet dollar sales in November, year-end figures were down compared to the previous year. Racquet unit sales in the channel were down significantly in Q1 (-14%), which had a significant impact on total sales for the year as remaining quarters saw smaller losses in units sold.

Dayton, OH Newspaper Highlights Cardio Tennis

Cardio Tennis, now in its ninth year, continues to garner media attention across the country and around the globe. With more than 1.5 million participations in the U.S. and with more than 30 countries delivering the program, media outlets continuously find the Cardio Tennis program a great way to connect with readers about health and fitenss opportunities, as did Debbie Juniewicz of the Dayton Daily News in Dayton, OH.

USTA, PTR, USPTA and USOC Launch 'Coach Youth Tennis' Program

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the launch of an educational curriculum program, “Coach Youth Tennis,” to improve the quality and standards of teaching tennis to kids and enhance the long-term development of children in the sport. The program consists of a series of online courses and a hands-on workshop introducing participants to the fundamentals required for success in working with children ages 10 and under.

TIA Conducting Annual Tennis Facility and Retail Census

Tennis facilities and retailers will soon receive a notice to update information about their business(es) in the "TIA's Facility and Retail Census." Providers will be sent a “snapshot” of the information they currently have posted in the GrowingTennis System, which supplies consumer search websites including PlayTennis.com, YouthTennis.com, CardioTennis.com and more.

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