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 USTA announced that it will partner with the American Tennis Association (ATA) to host the 101st ATA National Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., July 28-Aug 4. The annual week-long event will host more than 2,500 participants and visitors.
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.
Nominations close July 1 for the annual Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Inductees for 2018 will be announced at the 11th Annual TIA Tennis Forum, to be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 27. Visit TennisIndustry.org/HoF for more information or to nominate. (All nominations will be confidential.)
The 11th Annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan. The Forum will include the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, business insights and updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation. Click here to register.
The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Charleston, S.C., brought together dozens of top speakers and experts to focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development in the tennis and racquet sports industry. This year, many of the presentations throughout the three-day event were videotaped and are available to TOM Conference attendees and others to review. Go to https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry.
The month of May is “Play Tennis Month,” and thousands of tennis programs and events around the country are showcasing the sport and all its health benefits. As one of the healthiest, most fun and most social activities, tennis is attracting players of all ages and abilities. Visit PlayTennisMonth.com to find nearby tennis facilities and programs.
Billed as the “Million Calorie Burn,” the event that took place on April 20 in Orlando, Fla., put nearly 200 people on 18 courts for hour-long sessions of Cardio Tennis, burning hundreds of thousands of calories and kicking off Play Tennis Month for the month of May.