IART has announced the schedule for the 2013 training symposium for racquet technicians, which will run from Sept. 21 to 25 at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla.
The TIA will hold a meeting on “The State of the Tennis Industry” in New York City on Monday, Aug. 26, during
the US Open. The meeting will update attendees on the different sectors, current tennis marketplace, key
initiatives, programs and research; plus take a closer look at the makeup of frequent tennis players and consumers
and how to get them more engaged with tennis.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that it is developing an educational curriculum, consisting of a series of courses and workshops, that focuses on the development of young players. The USTA will work in collaboration with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), in developing the curriculum, which will serve as part of the pathway to PTR and USPTA certification.
Thousands of retailers recently received postcards from the TIA urging them to “have a voice in your industry” by joining the TIA Retail Division. In addition, manufacturer sales reps received packets that include material they can bring to their retail accounts to help promote the Retail Division.
The Tennis Show, which debuted in New York City last year just before the US Open, and tied into the 2012 USTA Tennis Teacher’s Conference, will not be held in 2013. However, the Tennis Show will return to New York in 2014. The TTC, also on hiatus for 2013, will resume in 2014 with expanded plans to provide the best possible learning experience for tennis teachers and coaches.
The WTA is unveiling a new advertising campaign.
The "40 LOVE" global advertising campaign is a part of a year-long celebration of the four decades of the WTA, which also includes a season-long promotion of the WTA's historic milestones, headlined by a celebration of women's tennis and the champions of the WTA at an event that will include the gathering of former World No.1's in London on June 30, 2013.
For the first half of 2013 the TIA has been focused on industry efforts to grow the game and the business of tennis. Under the direction of TIA President Greg Mason—whose two-year term commenced at the beginning of 2013—and our board of directors, we continue to focus our efforts on our key strategic platforms.
Tiger Woods may have beat out his friend Roger Federer to be No. 1 on Forbe’s just-released list of the World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes, but tennis players fared well overall.
Since its inception in 2009, the TIA's Careers In Tennis intiative has been geared towards highlighting the viable career paths in this industry. Now, with more than 2,000 registered job seekers, and a constant "pool" of more than 1,000 jobs, the www.CareersInTennis.com website has become one of the "go to" sources for finding a career in the industry.
The TIA is at work planning various meetings in New York City before and during the US Open to help keep the industry informed and up to date on the latest research, data and key industry “talking points.”