Racquet retail experts will present best practices and strategies in a series of complimentary Retail Studio Pop-Up Talks from the Show Floor of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Additionally the Retail Studio will serve as a hub for peer-to-peer conversations, experiential activations and networking events for hundreds of attending racquet industry professionals.
Tennis & racquet equipment companies will showcase the latest equipment including racquets, paddles, ball machines and more at the Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. The event will be open to industry professionals and consumers from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
A Regional Education Day (RED), presented by USTA Florida, USPTA Florida and RacquetFit, will be offered at no charge on Jan. 22 to registered industry professionals of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The education event is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24. Complimentary event and Regional Education Day registration is available at RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.
Tennis, Pickleball and POP Tennis demonstrations will be offered each day on NEXT- COURT, a universal multi-sport court located on the Show Floor of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Additionally, two hitting lanes, adjacent to the NEXT-COURT, will provide racquet sports professionals with the opportunity to personally test the newest racquet and paddle sports equipment right on the Show Floor.
The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, will feature the Killerspin UnplugNPlay Days Tournament on the Show Floor at the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida.
Three finalists have been chosen to present at the 2020 Tennis Industry INNOVATION CHALLENGE, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show in Orlando, Fla. Bleachr, Hydrogen Sports and Mojjo will present five-minute pitches about their new product or service to a panel of judges—and in front of an audience of tennis and racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition to determine a winner.
Disney Institute’s Behind the Scenes Tour focuses on the professional development courses offered on leadership, service & employee engagement. In addition to creating a magical environment for Guests from around the world, Walt and Roy Disney mastered the art of business. They determined that leadership, service and employee engagement were key concepts that, when considered holistically, would lead to maximum results.
Dan Arment, President and CEO of Riddell & BRG Sports, has been elected as the new Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA) Chairman of the Board for a one-year term. In addition, two new directors were elected, and five members were re-elected, to the SFIA Board of Directors for three-year terms. This announcement was made at the end of the SFIA’s Annual Meeting, which took place on Dec. 16, 2019.
The Tennis Industry Association's annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference headlines a comprehensive program of educational opportunities at the 2nd Annual Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. Well known for its expert presenters and popular "TOM Talk" format, the TOM Conference will be newly integrated with golf education sessions at the co-located PGA Merchandise Show and with complimentary racquet industry programming at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show.
Dan Faber, the executive director of the USTA Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2019 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine (formerly Tennis Industry magazine) in the publication’s January 2020 issue. Faber led off the magazine’s 19th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.