Dick’s Sporting Goods recently paid $15 million at auction for the Sports Authority brand name as well as additional intellectual property. Dick’s also paid an additional $8 million to take over 31 Sports Authority store leases.
The industry is working together with the U.S. Paddle Tennis Association, which has rebranded its organization to “POP Tennis,” mirroring rules and court sizes adopted by the USTA and ITF.
The TIA will present the fourth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference March 27-29, 2017, at Rosen Shingle Creek, a 230-acre resort in Orlando, Fla., which will also include a site tour of the new USTA National Campus at Lake Nona. For more information, visit TheTOMConference.com or contact email@example.com or 866-686-3036.
The 2016 State of the Industry report is available from the TIA and outlines key research to help tennis industry businesses and organizations. The TIA produces more than 70 annual research reports, and the State of the Industry analyzes this data to determine where this industry has been, where it is now, and where it is going.
Tennis continues to embrace technology as it looks to add to the 17.9 million tennis players in the U.S. Recently, sports industry consultant Mike May visited six television stations in the Midwest to showcase technology that’s impacting tennis.
As of mid-June, nearly 1,000 people had registered for a webinar in the TIA’s series of educational webinars offered through June, July and August. The PTR and USPTA offer Continuing Education Credits for those who attend the webinars, and Tennis Australia is promoting the series for coach development. Visit TennisIndustry.org/webinars.http://www.TennisIndustry.org/webinars
Community tennis pioneer Eve Kraft and tennis journalist and player Eugene Scott are the 2016 inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Both will be inducted posthumously at a ceremony in New York, during the TIA Tennis Forum on Aug. 29.
The TIA will present its fourth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference March 27-29, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Stay tuned for more information on registering for the T.O.M. Conference.
Register now for the ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be Monday, Aug. 29, on the Ballroom level of the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open. In addition to presenting the latest news about the tennis industry, the Forum will include a ceremony honoring the two inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Eve Kraft and Eugene Scott.
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 as it continues to add to the 17.9 million U.S. tennis players in the U.S, based on research from the Tennis Industry Association (TIA).