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!
The USTA will host thousands of events throughout the country this March in celebration of World Tennis Day, a nationwide effort to get families excited and active in tennis. Help grow the game and your business by signing up to host an event. The first 2,000 registrants will receive a special offer to help promote their events.
Don’t miss this chance to boost your business and bring more people into tennis with the industry-supported “Try Tennis Free” campaign, which will run throughout the month of May. Sign up now at PlayTennis.com.
Two key tennis industry conferences are set for March in Indian Wells, Calif., bringing together tennis industry executives, legends, pros, coaches and other sports and business personalities. The events are the 2015 Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Summit March 17-18, followed by the Tennis Owners and Managers (T.O.M.) Conference March 18-19. Both will be at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa and will take place during the BNP Paribas Open men’s and women’s pro tennis tournament.
Tennis industry executives and experts, legends, pros, coaches and other personalities are confirming their attendance and participation in two key industry events coming up in Indian Wells, Calif., in March—the TIA Tennis Summit (March 17-18), and the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference (March 18-19), both to be held at the Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa.
“On Court with USPTA,” a series on Tennis Channel, will feature episodes of Cardio Tennis starting on Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. (Eastern). The episodes will include play-based and drill-based activities, including the six components of a Cardio Tennis session.
Roger Federer and Grigor Dimitrov have signed to play in the BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden March 10 which will once again headline a full day of nationwide activities as part of “World Tennis Day,” a global tennis participation effort. All events promote tailoring the game to players 10-and-under with smaller racquets, lighter balls and modified scoring.
While the industry-supported “Try Tennis Free” campaign will get a big push for May 2015, there’s no reason tennis providers need to wait six months to reap the benefits of bringing consumers to the game.
The Tennis Industry Association is proud to announce its partnership with Small Business Saturday® for 2014, a day dedicated to supporting small businesses across the country. Founded by American Express in 2010, this day is celebrated every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. For 2014, consumers are being encouraged to "Shop Small" on November 29!