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Second Annual World Tennis Day Set for March 3

The International Tennis Federation and StarGames announced today that the second annual World Tennis Day will take place on Monday, March 3. World Tennis Day will center around a series of high-profile special events, produced by StarGames, featuring current and former professional players. In 2014, the number of cities hosting the special events will include New York, London, Bangkok and Hong Kong.

2013 Year In Review

Throughout the past 12 months, the TIA has continued to take steps to move this industry’s key focus areas forward, laying the groundwork along with the USTA and our partners for various efforts and initiatives that will help provide a sustainable infrastructure to carry our industry well into the future. We realize we still have many challenges, but thanks to the efforts of thousands in this industry, we will continue to take steps toward long-term growth for all stakeholders, and to further unite all of us under one brand—TENNIS.

Changes to the ITF Rules of Tennis concerning Player Analysis Technology (‘PAT’)

Tennis will introduce new rules to deal with ‘smart’ equipment that allows information about players’ performances to be recorded and viewed in real time. This is known as ‘Player Analysis Technology’ (or ‘PAT’ for short) and is defined as any equipment that collects, stores, transmits, analyses or communicates information on player performance, and includes items that a player wears (such as heart-rate monitors) or carries onto court (the racket), as well as devices located around the court (player tracking systems).

SGI, PHIT America Announce 'Get America Moving Challenge'

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PlayTennis.com Improvements Make Site More Mobile Friendly

Recently, the Tennis Industry Association deployed updates to the PlayTennis.com website, making it more user friendly for tennis players accessing the site on their mobile and tablet devices. The site, which was relaunched by the association in May of this year, is a central "hub" of tennis information for tennis consumers, allowing them to quickly and easily find playing partners, places to play, tennis lessons, tennis events, gear reviews, and more.

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