The Tennis Show, which debuted in New York City last year just before the US Open, and tied into the 2012 USTA Tennis Teacher’s Conference, will not be held in 2013. However, the Tennis Show will return to New York in 2014. The TTC, also on hiatus for 2013, will resume in 2014 with expanded plans to provide the best possible learning experience for tennis teachers and coaches.
Looking to get more kids in the game? Based on research by the TIA and USTA, that’s a smart idea for your business. Here a few of the key findings from the recently released 2013 edition of the “State of the Industry” report that have to do with Youth Tennis and what they may mean for tennis providers.
Like any business, you need to use all the tools you have to get ahead, including industry research, such as the recently released 2013 edition of the “State of the Industry” report. Here a few of the key findings of the report and what they may mean for tennis providers. (You’ll find more analysis of the research in a story in the upcoming July issue of Racquet Sports Industry magazine.)
To learn more about industry research and reports available, visit TennisIndustry.org/Research or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PHIT America Alliance has created a new category to help support the health and fitness campaign. “Ambassadors” include grassroots influencers such as tennis teaching pros, fitness professionals, retailers, park & rec administrators, P.E. and school teachers or any individual who wants to help spread the word about PHIT America and healthy living.
Tennis director and former club owner Rick Vetter says it’s not rocket science: Fewer Courts + More Players = More Income. How do you put this formula into practice at your tennis facility? One of the most reliable answers is with 10 and Under Tennis, which brings more kids onto the court at one time. But there’s a bonus, adds Vetter: 10 and Under Tennis also helps you build your base of players for the future.
The USTA celebrated the refurbishment and creation of 10,000 youth-sized tennis courts in the U.S. as part of USTA’s commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. A celebratory event, Court 10K, was held on March 19 at the Tamiami Tennis Center in Miami to commemorate the milestone.
In the coming months, the TIA and club manager/author Rod Heckelman will update the TIA “Facility Manager’s Manual” with at least six additional sections. The new material will be released monthly by the TIA, then will become part of the 2013 revised edition of the TIA Facility Manager’s Manual. Also, much of the new material will appear in future issues of RSI as separate articles on Facility Management.
Would you like to offer a new tournament format for your club or tennis group this season? Why not host a Cardio Tennis Triples Tournament? Usually there are only two types of competition available to players – tournaments and leagues. We know how long and frustrating tournaments can be and what a huge commitment a league is. With Cardio Tennis Triples, players experience the camaraderie of a league team in a format that only takes a few hours of intense, fun, and calorie-burning competition. You can run an entire event, keeping large numbers of people on court and having fun, in a single evening or weekend morning or afternoon.
With over 30 Cardio Tennis Training courses scheduled around the country in 2013, tennis professionals and facilities have a great opportunity to learn how to deliver one of the most popular and fastest growing tennis programs and become a Licensed Cardio Tennis professional. Now, to help expand the reach of Cardio Tennis and get even more facilities and professionals on board with the program, anyone attending a Cardio Tennis Training Course in 2013 will receive their first year of Cardio Tennis Authorized Provider status for FREE - a $100 value.
Spirits were high in South Beach on Tuesday as the USTA celebrated the refurbishment and creation of 10,000 youth-sized tennis courts in the United States.