The winner of the 2020 Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge is Bleachr LLC’s TennisONE App, which is a mobile hub for all things tennis, providing live scoring, AI “ball tracer” technology, player stats, social games and other tennis content. The fifth edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, sponsored by the Tennis Industry Association, was held on Jan. 23 at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
The USTA announced that it is awarding more than $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants to 33 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport to help build stronger, healthier communities. The first USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants were awarded in 2008 and since then, the USTA has given more than $650,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country.
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.
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.
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.
The USTA announced the top American collegians selected to represent the U.S. in the annual Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition November 29-December 1 in Grenoble, France.
Do you have a new, innovative sports product or service? Enter it into the Racquet Sports Innovation Challenge, which showcases new products and services designed to grow the sport and business of racquet sports with players, consumers and fans.
The United States Tennis Association today announced that its Junior Competition Committee has approved the proposed changes to the Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure.