Two of the games most prominent names will be in attendance as featured guests of upcoming industry meetings in Indian Wells, CA and Charleston, SC.
Tennis professionals from across the globe who will be attending the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium in Hilton Head Island, SC will have the opportunity to partake in free TRX Cardio Tennis sessions on Saturday and Sunday, February 22-23, 2014. Members of the TIA's Cardio Tennis Training team will be on hand to deliver the morning sessions which will begin at 7:15 each day. Pros in attendance of the symposium should reference their welcome packets for specific details on Cardio Tennis class locations.
The USTA and U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier announced that top-ranked American and world No. 13 John Isner, world No. 51 Sam Querrey and the world’s No. 1 doubles team of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan will represent the United States in the 2014 Davis Cup by BNP Paribas First Round tie against Great Britain. The best-of-five rubber series will be played on a temporary clay court in left field at Petco Park in San Diego January 31-February 2.
In a recently released article on Market Watch, it appears that some retailer's concern regarding "showrooming" - where a consumer comes into a brick and mortar store to view/test products and then goes home and purchases online - may be somewhat misguideded.
As the sports industry prepares for its largest lobbying day in Washington, D.C., on March 5, the Tennis Industry Association and Tennis Industry magazine are helping to support two key pieces of legislation that will help create a more active, fit and healthy America, while helping to reduce health care costs. Visit http://www.phitamerica.org/Advocate/TIA.htm to send messages urging your Congress members to support the PHIT Act and the PEP Program.
CareersInTennis.com, the tennis industry's largest job board, has revamped and redesigned its website, making the user interface even easier to use for both jobseekers and employers. One of the key functionalities of the revamped site will be in its responsive design, so users on any type of device—smart-phone, tablet, or computer—will be able to view content that is optimized for that particular device.
Welcome families new to the game or offer a Play Day to introduce the thrill of competition; you choose the event that works best. Register your event now for any day in March to celebrate World Tennis Day on March 3rd.
The start of the holiday shopping season brought good news to the pro/specialty segment of the tennis industry in 2013. In what has been a challenging year in terms of "sell through" for racquets among pro/specialty retailers, November racquet sales saw an increase of 4% in unit sales over 2012.
As much as many people may hate it, or rather it is perceived to be hated, email is still an effective way to not only communicate with your customers, but also drive sales for your retail business. There are a variety of stats and figures to the contrary to show that email marketing is STILL an effective way to increase consumer engagement and potentially drive sales for a business.
The Tennis Industry Association is accepting nominations for the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame for 2014, which honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the sport of tennis. Nominations, which are due by June 21, can be in any of four categories: Inventors, Founders, Innovators or Contributors.