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10 and Under Tennis Dashboard & TIA Research Tracking Success of Initiative

As the 10 and Under Tennis/Youth Tennis Initiative continues to roll out, both the USTA and TIA have employed various monitors to track its progress. The USTA’s “10 and Under Tennis Dashboard” keeps tabs on participation aspects of the initiative, among other measures, while the TIA is tracking manufacturer shipments of red, orange and green balls. (These metrics are available on the TIA's website at TennisIndustry.org/Dashboard.)

National Youth Tennis Retail Promotion Underway

Plans are underway for more than 1 million racquet hang-cards displaying youth tennis equipment educational messaging to hit the shelves of mass merchants, chain sporting goods stores, and pro/specialty tennis retailers starting later this year and into 2013. These racquet hang-cards, which clearly define age appropriate equipment and will be placed on youth tennis racquets, are a part of the National Youth Tennis Retail Promotion currently being coordinated by the Tennis Industry Association, in conjunction with and support from the USTA.

6th Annual BNP Paribas Showdown Returns To Madison Square Garden On March 4, 2013

New York, NY (August 22, 2012) - New York area tennis fans are in for another great night of tennis  with some of the world’s top players scheduled to appear for the sixth annual BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 4, 2013.   World No. 1, Victoria Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist, will get the night started against Wimbledon champion and Olympic Gold medalist, Serena Williams. Following the women will be Argentine Davis Cup star, 2009 US Open champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Juan Martin del Potro stepping onto The Garden court against one of the game’s all-time greats, former World No. 1 and eleven time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal.  

Free CareersInTennis.com Service Expands Social Media Reach

CareersInTennis.com, a free service for job-seekers and employers and the industry’s largest tennis-only employment resource, continues to grow in both numbers of job openings listed and registered job-seekers. The website, managed by the Tennis Industry Association, is now on Twitter and Facebook with links to the latest job postings as well as to helpful resume and career tips.

Playtennis.com Helping to Connect Players to the Game

Playtennis.com, which relaunched to consumers last month, is helping all types of players—whether current, new to the game, or returning to tennis—find everything they need to know about playing the “sport for a lifetime.” PlayTennis.com was developed through a cooperative industry effort and conveys a simple, unified message to get more people out on the courts more frequently.

From the TIA President: Growing the Game Through Unified Efforts

The first half of 2012 has been very active, laying the groundwork for new developments aimed at creating a more sustainable future for all involved in tennis. As the not-for-profit trade association supporting the growth and economic vitality of tennis, the Tennis Industry Association remains focused on our key strategic platforms laid out in 2011. Our main goal is to grow the game through cohesive efforts across the industry.

Visit the Cardio Tennis Booth at The Tennis Show

Tennis providers should make sure to visit the Cardio Tennis® booth at The Tennis Show in New York City on Aug. 24. Cardio Tennis has become one of the fastest growing fitness trends in the U.S., and in fact has been one of the fastest growing tennis programs in the country. Since its creation in 2005, there are now more than 1.3 million Cardio Tennis participants.

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