In recognition of their lengthy and steadfast support of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Hope (Happy) van Beuren and Christopher Clouser have been appointed Life Trustees of the organization.
The Hotel at Midtown opened in Chicago as Midtown Athletic Clubs' first venture into the hospitality space. Located at the intersection of the city’s Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, the 55-room contemporary boutique hotel is the final element of Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago's $85 million renovation.
Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country, will take place on Nov. 25. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the U.S., including hundreds of tennis pro and specialty retailers.
Top experts and consultants both inside and outside of the tennis industry are signing up to share their expertise and knowledge at the fifth annual TOM Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership.
Get ready for some high-powered, record-breaking tennis action on the courts in April, as a prelude to Play Tennis Month throughout the country in May.
The prestigious British Journal of Sports Medicine, in its October issue, printed the “Health Benefits of Tennis” and used a key infographic on the "Top 10 Reasons to Play Tennis," which was put together by the national Tennis Health & Wellness Task Force.
The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the trade association for those involved in the design, construction and supply of materials for athletic facilities, and a sitting partner on the TIA Board of Directors, has announced that its annual Technical Meeting will be held December 1-5, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
USTA Florida has named Frank Swope director of tennis management. He will lead the new division aimed at partnering with municipalities to manage and improve public tennis facilities across the state.
Visionaries with new, innovative products, software or services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans can submit their pitch in the “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—2018.” This unique competition will take place at the Fifth Annual TOM (Tennis Owners & Managers) Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C.
Tennis Channel has added Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri to its deep roster of influential tennis professionals and visionaries. Bollettieri will provide motivational tips, answer viewer questions via “Ask Nick” videos, write weekly articles for TennisChannel.com and sister site Tennis.com, and will likely contribute on air and to Tennis magazine. His first material is set to appear digitally this week during the network’s weeklong coverage of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament in China.