The third edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry—took place this week during the Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Charleston, S.C., and the winner was Tweener Lighting, a unique LED lighting system that attaches to existing fencing around tennis and other sport courts.
Among the bright spots in the most recent annual tennis participation study by the Physical Activity Council (PAC) is a 1.0 percent increase in youth tennis players to 4.57 million and a 4.5 percent increase in Cardio Tennis players to 2.22 million over the past year.
On April 20, the sport of tennis will showcase the “Million Calorie Burn,” where the goal is for participants to burn a combined 1 million calories—with a focus on Cardio Tennis and including all the tennis programming on the 100-court USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
Dozens of top speakers and experts will present at the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8. Visit TheTOMConference.com for information and to register (day session registration available).
he United States Tennis Association today announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 17-19 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad, Calif. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon.
The USTA announced a slate of special events and activities it has planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open. One of the most visible initiatives is the introduction of a bold new logo for the event.
Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply now for the 37th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program. There is no fee to apply, and the deadline for nominations to be submitted is April 16. To apply, visit usta.com/facilityaward.
The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will bring together tennis business owners, managers and decision-makers, with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8, and day session registration available. Visit TheTOMConference.com.
While wholesale equipment shipments for the fourth quarter of 2017 ended on a positive note for tennis balls, racquets and strings, year-end shipments in all categories remained down, according to marketplace research results from the Tennis Industry Association.
Now through the end of May, in support of Play Tennis Month, tennis providers can join the Cardio Tennis Instructor Network for $100, which is half price for first-year membership. Visit CardioTennis.com to see all the benefits, resources and discounts and to sign up.