The 2019 Tennis Participation Report has been published and is available for Tennis Industry Association members. The 26-page report, produced by the TIA in partnership with the Physical Activity Council, includes the most recent data and trends through year-end 2018 for tennis participation, tennis interest, cross participation in other sports and more.
In May and June the Tennis Industry Association will host a series of educational webinars that touch on many of the tennis industry’s key areas, the 2019 TIA Spring/Summer Webinar Learning Series. All topics will deal with current areas of interest and relevance to help teaching pros grow their businesses into the future. All TIA webinars qualify for the PTR or USPTA continuing education programs.
While the most recent tennis participation figures indicate an overall increase in the number of U.S. tennis players for 2018—up 0.9 percent to 17.84 million—a deeper dive into the numbers show continuing challenges facing tennis, and the sports industry overall.
The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla.
The inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview, held Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show, will feature an innovative NEXT-Court surface that will host a variety of racquet and paddle sport demonstrations and events. Attendees at the show will be able to watch professional players on the court, and get out and play themselves with the newest equipment from leading manufacturers.
The sixth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. The expanded event includes an added focus on facilities, innovation and technology and is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS).
Tennis and racquet sports equipment companies will showcase their latest gear at the interactive Innovation & Technology Demo Day on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, starting at 3:30 p.m. The demo event is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, which will run from Jan. 23 to 25 and include sessions at the Orange County Convention Center, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show.
For anyone in the tennis and racquet sports business, the place to be from Jan. 23 to 25 is Orlando, Fla., for the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event—co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)—is designed to bring racquet sports professionals and industry leaders together for a unique future-focused business-to-business event to learn what’s new and next.
A recent article by Erica Pearson in the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis shows how local tennis players are using tennis to stay fit and healthy, and to build their social network—all against the backdrop of an international study that found that playing tennis may well create the biggest gain in life expectancy compared to other sports.
The TIA is pleased to welcome new and renewing TIA members at various partner levels and access to research, member benefits and services. For more on TIA membership levels, visit TennisIndustry.org/membership, and for more on joining the Cardio Tennis Instructors Network (CTIN), which includes a TIA Industry Partner benefits, please visit CardioTennis.com.