David Haggerty, the president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and former USTA president and CEO, will be the 2017 inductee into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. The induction will take place during the 10th annual TIA Tennis Forum in New York City on Aug. 28.
All members of the tennis industry, whether in the U.S. or global—including businesses and organizations, tennis facility owners or managers, retailers, court builders, coaches, and more—can enjoy benefits and key information to grow their network and their business from the Tennis Industry Association. Visit TennisIndustry.org/membership to view benefits and services, and to join the TIA.
The national Tennis Health & Wellness Task Force, comprised of top doctors and sports medicine experts, recently added to its panel one of the nation’s renowned orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine. Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile of Havertown, Pa., joins six other experts promoting the health, fitness, wellness and life benefits of tennis.
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 Innovation Challenge NYC 2017.” This unique competition will take place at the 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, which will be held in New York City on Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open.
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—NYC 2017.” This unique competition will take place at the 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, which will be held in New York City on Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open.
The just-completed 2017 PHIT America ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ Report reveals some deep concerns about physical inactivity in the U.S. While ‘casual’ participation is up for many sports activities and adult inactivity trends may be flattening, the trends for children are quite alarming. Children who are active in aerobic activities has declined more in the past year than any in recent times.
After lengthy discussions with the USPTA and the USTA, the PTR Board believes its members will best be served by continuing to remain an independent global organization of tennis teaching professionals. PTR intends to fully support the USTA’s vision of increasing the education criteria for teaching pros in the United States.
After 25 years of residing in Houston, the current headquarters location closed its doors on Tuesday, May 30. Although the new building remains under construction, the USPTA national staff will be operational in a temporary office space until its completion.
Among the bright spots in the most recent annual tennis participation study by the Physical Activity Council is a 7.2 percent increase in youth tennis players and a 16.7 percent increase in Cardio Tennis players over the past year.
The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open. This year’s Forum—along with related industry meetings—will be held at a new location: the Intercontinental New York Barclay, which is at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street and is the official hotel of the ATP Tour.