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Tennis Pushes the Technology Limits

Technological product innovations are impacting all sports and fitness activities, and tennis is no exception. The sport has always been one to embrace new materials and technologies. During the State of the Tennis Industry Forum and Tennis Owners & Managers Conference, both held recently in Miami, a number of new tennis products and accessories were showcased during the inaugural Tennis Tech Fair.

Tennis is First Sports Industry To Endorse NPAP, Sign CEO Pledge

The tennis industry became the first sports industry to endorse the new National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) and the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity when the plan was unveiled on April 20 in Washington, D.C. The NPAP was announced in a press conference at the National Press Club, followed by a Congressional briefing at the U.S. Capitol. During the announcement, the sport of tennis was cited by Dr. Jack Groppel as “the first of hopefully many entire sports to endorse this pledge and this plan.”

Tennis Participation and ‘Play Occasions’ Increase in the U.S in 2015

The number of people playing tennis in the U.S. and the number of tennis “play occasions” increased in 2015, according to the latest figures released by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), which were part of the Physical Activity Council (PAC) Annual Participation Study.

Tennis Industry Comes Together For ‘State of the Industry’ Conference

More than 300 tennis industry leaders, who gathered recently at the 2016 State of the Tennis Industry Forum held in Miami, heard about the future of the sport, including key information and statistics that pointed out the challenges and opportunities tennis faces today.

QLIPP™ Joins TIA as a Technology Partner

QLIPP™, the “Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor,” has joined the Tennis Industry Association. QLIPP is a tennis sensor that fits any racquet like a dampener and tells the player the quality of his or her tennis stroke in real time. As a new Tech Partner of the TIA, QLIPP™ empowers players with technology that can be used to enhance and expand the tennis-playing experience.

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