The Tennis Industry Association is accepting nominations for the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame for 2015, which honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the sport of tennis. Nominations, which are due by June 1, can be in any of four categories: Inventors, Founders, Innovators or Contributors.
Mark your calendars now for the 8th Annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be on Monday morning, Aug. 31, on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York, right before play begins at the 2015 US Open.
The TIA will soon publish the fifth edition of its annual State of the Industry report, which analyzes data from the previous year collected through more than 70 TIA surveys and research studies and compiles it into one easy-to-read report that gives a picture of the tennis industry, including its challenges and opportunities. Highlights from this year's report include that the U.S. Tennis Economy was worth $5.73 billion in 2014, which is a 3.2% increase for the year.
The second annual Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference played to an engaged and connected audience in Indian Wells, Calif. in late March. But even as attendees made their way home from the event, plans were being put in motion by the Tennis Industry Association for next year’s T.O.M. Conference, to be held in Miami during the 2016 Miami Open.
A high-powered lineup of tennis, sports and business executives shared their insights, issues, and concerns at the 2015 Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Summit, held March 17-18 in conjunction with the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament in Indian Wells, Calif. The event was held at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa in nearby Rancho Mirage.
Representatives Charles Boustany (R-LA) and Ron Kind (D-WI) of the powerful House Ways & Means Committee have introduced the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act. The PHIT Act would allow consumers to use their pre-tax medical accounts to get reimbursed for physical activity expenses that complement a healthy lifestyle, such as school sports fees, sports league registration fees, health club dues, entry fees for road races, and other sport-specific equipment purchases.
Twenty champions of sport will be on Capitol Hill on March 4 to help Americans prevent and reduce health care costs. The occasion is National Health Through Fitness Day. That day, they will be meeting with members of Congress to aggressively address the importance of getting federal pro-physical activity legislation passed and funded. With 80 million Americans currently ‘inactive,’ something needs to be done to reverse this country’s ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’ It begins with daily P.E. in our schools. This group of accomplished athletes includes five Olympic gold medalists, one Olympic silver medalist, one Heisman Trophy winner, and two Super Bowl champions, among others!
Five Olympic gold medalists, two Super Bowl champions, one Heisman Trophy winner, one Olympic silver medalist, more than 100 leaders from organizations in the sports and fitness industries, and athletes from MLB, NHL, NBA, USA Swimming, Easton, Puma, ASICS, Evoshield, Polar, Franklin, Speedo and Under Armour will join together on March 4th to meet with the U.S. Congress and request support for federal legislation to help this country win its own ‘Battle of the Bulge’ and reverse the current ‘Inactivity Pandemic.’ The event is the 16th Annual National Health Through Fitness Day in Washington, D.C. – organized by the Sports & Fitness Industry Association in partnership with the American College of Sports Medicine and sponsored by PHIT America.
Two-time Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Ted Robinson, coaching legend Nick Bollettieri, and WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster will be among the keynote speakers at two important tennis industry conference to be held March 17-19 in Indian Wells, Calif., during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s professional tennis tournament.