The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 28, at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel. The Forum will include the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, updates on grow-the-game initiatives, business insights and a spotlight on innovation.
The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum on Monday, Aug. 28, will be at a new hotel this year: the Intercontinental New York Barclay at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street. The Forum, and subsequent sessions for the Future of Tennis & Tech event on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, will be in the Grand Ballroom at the Intercontinental. Visit TennisIndustry.org.
The USTA announced a series of innovatios and fan experiences for the upcoming 2017 US Open, including several on-court and in-game enhancements, free fan activities, improvements to the grounds, Net Generation, and more.
Just as the upcoming US Open Championships will showcase the best competitors in tennis, the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge will put some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services center stage for a unique competition in New York City. The Innovation Challenge will follow the TIA Tennis Forum, which starts at 8:30 a.m. ET at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel on Aug. 28, which is the first day of play at the US Open.
“NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop” will be Oct. 11-15 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Florida. The event is designed for tennis professionals and providers, industry leaders and representatives, manufacturers, media and more.
The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will be held April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, S.C., next to Charleston. The TOM Conference will once again include top experts, consultants and industry leaders. Visit TennisIndustry.org.
The 14th season of the US Open Series, the five-week North American summer tennis season that links seven WTA and ATP World Tour summer hard court tournaments to the US Open, launches July 24 with the men’s BB&T Atlanta Open.
The new Net Generation initiative continues to connect with tennis providers, who are registering their businesses and programs at netgeneration.usta.com. As the provider rollout moves forward, the consumer push will start around the US Open and continue into 2018.
Visionaries with new, innovative products, software or services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans can submit their pitch in the “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—NYC 2017.” This unique competition will take place at the 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, which will be held in New York City on Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open.
The just-completed 2017 PHIT America ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ Report reveals some deep concerns about physical inactivity in the U.S. While ‘casual’ participation is up for many sports activities and adult inactivity trends may be flattening, the trends for children are quite alarming. Children who are active in aerobic activities has declined more in the past year than any in recent times.