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T.O.M. Conference Hits Key Business Topics for Clubs, Facilities

The second annual Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference played to an engaged and connected audience in Indian Wells, Calif. in late March. But even as attendees made their way home from the event, plans were being put in motion by the Tennis Industry Association for next year’s T.O.M. Conference, to be held in Miami during the 2016 Miami Open.

TIA to Present Second Annual ‘Tennis Media Award’

The Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association (NSSA) are again working together to help bring to light the many great stories about tennis—those who play, teach, organize, sponsor and promote the game. The TIA will present the Second Annual “Tennis Media Award” to an NSSA member June 6-8 at the 56th annual NSSA Awards Weekend in Salisbury, N.C.

Tennis Summit Addresses Major Challenges and Concerns

A high-powered lineup of tennis, sports and business executives shared their insights, issues, and concerns at the 2015 Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Summit, held March 17-18 in conjunction with the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. The event was held at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in nearby Rancho Mirage.

SFIA Applauds Bipartisan Introduction of PHIT Act

Representatives Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee have introduced the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act.  The PHIT Act would allow consumers to use their pre-tax medical accounts to get reimbursed for physical activity expenses that complement a healthy lifestyle, such as school sports fees, sports league registration fees, health club dues, entry fees for road races, and other sport-specific equipment purchases.


Twenty champions of sport will be on Capitol Hill on March 4 to help Americans prevent and reduce health care costs.  The occasion is National Health Through Fitness Day.  That day, they will be meeting with members of Congress to aggressively address the importance of getting federal pro-physical activity legislation passed and funded.  With 80 million Americans currently ‘inactive,’ something needs to be done to reverse this country’s ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’  It begins with daily P.E. in our schools.  This group of accomplished athletes includes five Olympic gold medalists, one Olympic silver medalist, one Heisman Trophy winner, and two Super Bowl champions, among others!

Top Sports Industry Brands + Decorated Athletes Headline SFIA’s National Health Through Fitness Day

Five Olympic gold medalists, two Super Bowl champions, one Heisman Trophy winner, one Olympic silver medalist, more than 100 leaders from organizations in the sports and fitness industries, and  athletes from MLB, NHL, NBA, USA Swimming, Easton, Puma, ASICS, Evoshield, Polar, Franklin, Speedo and Under Armour will join together on March 4th to meet with the U.S. Congress and request support for federal legislation to help this country win its own ‘Battle of the Bulge’ and reverse the current ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’  The event is the 16th Annual National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington, D.C. – organized by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and sponsored by PHIT America.

Key Reasons to Host a Youth Tennis Event this March

The USTA will host thousands of events throughout the country this March in celebration of World Tennis Day, a nationwide effort to get families excited and active in tennis. Help grow the game and your business by signing up to host an event. The first 2,000 registrants will receive a special offer to help promote their events.

Veteran Sportscaster Ted Robinson to Headline Tennis Industry Conference

Two-time Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ted Robinson, coaching legend Nick Bollettieri, and WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster will be among the keynote speakers at two important tennis industry conference to be held March 17-19 in Indian Wells, Calif., during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament.

Retailers See Boost in 2014 Holiday Sales

The 2014 holiday shopping season was a welcomed boost to tennis racquet sales in the pro/specialty retail market this year. From October to December, traditionally peak "shopping" season in the U.S., tennis racquet unit sales increased 4% over the same period last year.

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