This past year has seen exciting developments in the Cardio Tennis program. New technologies and tools have been added to the program offering to help tennis businesses create even more revenue, as well as welcome more people to tennis. Hundreds of new coaches, both in the United States and globally have attended training courses to become Licensed Cardio Tennis professionals. As we look back on our progress for 2012 we are pleased with the growth in the program in other countries and at home, yet we realize there are many opportunities to further enhance Cardio Tennis and we will continue to work on building upon the successes of the past seven years.
This past year was very successful year in terms of training new coaches to deliver the Cardio Tennis program. Hundreds of tennis coaches, both in the US and abroad, attended Cardio Tennis training courses in 2012. To keep the momentum going, ensure quality control and safety, and to continue growth of the program throughout the various regions of the US and the world, a robust schedule of training courses is being developed for 2013. Certified teaching professionals who attended a Cardio Tennis Training workshop also receive CEU's from the PTR and MAP Points from the USPTA. Upon completion of the course will be a licensed cardio tennis professional.
With the launch of playtennis.com, it is more important than ever to get your tennis provider information posted or up-to-date in the GrowingTennis System managed by the TIA. The tennis industry is driving consumers to playtennis.com so they can quickly and easily find places to play, search for tennis retailers, connect with tennis teaching professionals, and find tennis programming in their area. The key portal to get listed on this new consumer site is through the GrowingTennis System at www.GrowTennis.com.
TIA Cardio Tennis Manager Michele Krause just finished running an afternoon of Cardio Tennis sessions at the grand opening celebration of the Montgomery TennisPlex in Boyds, Md., outside of Washington, D.C. She finally has a moment to relax before heading to California for the USPTA World Conference, where she and some of the National Cardio Tennis Speakers Team members will put on morning clinics for the attendees and offer a presentation to USPTA pros.
Cardio Tennis is the ultimate party on the tennis court! One of the things that adds to the fun and excitement is the use of music. You will want to keep your classes energized by changing your music regularly.
Since its inception in 2005, Cardio Tennis has become one of the most popular programming options for tennis facilities and clubs throughout the country, and internationally. In only 7 years of existence, the Cardio Tennis program has grown to over 1.3 million participants in the United States, is being delivered in over 30 countries, and Tennis Australia, the national governing body of tennis "down under," has signed an affiliate agreement to use the program as a key participation driver in their country. Learn how you can quickly get started with the program by visiting CardioTennis.com today!
According to a recent consumer research study commissioned by Tennis Australia that focuses on its effort to grow participation in the country via Cardio Tennis, the program has "clearly succeeded in its launch objectives." The study, which was conducted by First Point Research and Consulting on behalf of Tennis Australia, was aimed at understanding how "the program [Cardio Tennis] has delivered against the expectations of participants and the broader target." In 2012, Tennis Australia launched the Cardio Tennis program at the Australian Open as a part of its efforts to grow participation in the game throughout the country.
Cardio Tennis was a big part of the USPTA's Annual World Conference on Tennis in September at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif.
TIA Cardio Tennis Manager Michele Krause, along with two National Cardio Tennis Speakers Team members, conducted a training workshop for staff and other professionals at the new Montgomery TennisPlex in Boyds, Md., on Sept. 14—the day before the facility had its Grand Opening celebration.
Tennis coach Nick Bollettieri spoke to participants at the TRX Cardio Tennis Pilot Training Course held at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., July 21-22. The legendary coach, who will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 24 in New York, talked to attendees about how a healthy lifestyle and exercise promotes longevity and slows down the aging process.