The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a vote of 28-6. The PHIT Act will be part of a larger package of health savings account (HSA) reform measures that the full House will vote on later this month.
When it comes to the Top 20 Fitness Trends for 2018, Cardio Tennis continues to check most of the boxes. The fitness trends were determined in an annual worldwide survey by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). More than 4,000 fitness professionals, such as trainers, exercise physiologists and fitness directors, were asked last year to rank potential trends in the fitness industry for 2018. Responses to the ACSM’s 12th annual survey came from 41 countries.
The Tennis Industry Association will be expanding its Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in 2019, including an added focus on facilities, innovation and technology and a demo day at the USTA National Campus. The event will be in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 23 to 25.
More than 2,300 tennis events in 32 states were registered as part of official Play Tennis Month activities during the month of May. All the events were searchable on PlayTennis.com so current, new and returning tennis players could easily find local places and times to play.
The fourth edition of the popular Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—which showcases some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans—will take place during a major industry/facility conference in Orlando Jan. 23-25. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association, the Innovation Challenge is a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry.
The annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The 11th annual Forum will include the latest news and research about the state of the tennis industry, business insights, updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation, and recognition of the 2018 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame inductees. Visit TennisIndustry.org/forum to register.
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) was awarded three trophies at the 39th Annual Telly Awards for their USPTA For All Campaign. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.
The TIA’s Spring/Summer Webinar Learning Series will continue into June with educational webinars that touch on many segments of the tennis industry. A number of the webinar topics for this series have been adapted from presentations at the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference that was held in Charleston, S.C., this past April. The past year’s Webinar Learning Series, which also followed the TOM Conference, generated nearly 1500 registrations.
In its ongoing effort to educate and enlighten the U.S. about the dangers of physical inactivity, PHIT America, the charity and campaign created by tennis industry veteran Jim Baugh, is giving the American general public the chance to be a part of the solution with its first National Fundraising & Awareness Campaign. And, everyone in the tennis industry can help.
The TIA’s sixth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference is scheduled for Jan. 23-25 in Orlando, Fla. In an expanded format, the popular TOM Conference will have a special focus on facilities during a session at the USTA National Campus. It will also include a TIA Forum, the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, specialty courses, “TOM Talks,” presentations, interactive sessions and opportunities to network and share best practices. Stay tuned for more details.