Community tennis pioneer Eve Kraft and tennis journalist and player Eugene Scott are the 2016 inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Both will be inducted posthumously at a ceremony in New York, during the TIA Tennis Forum on Aug. 29.
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The ninth Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be Monday morning, Aug. 29, at the Grand Hyatt New York City (42nd Street and Lexington Avenue), which is the first day of play at the 2016 US Open.
The Tennis Industry Association is accepting nominations for the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame for 2016, which honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the sport of tennis. Nominations, which are due by June 1, can be in any of four categories: Inventors, Founders, Innovators or Contributors.
The USTA has announced that former WTA Chairman and CEO Stacey Allaster has been named Chief Executive, Professional Tennis for the USTA. Allaster will report to USTA Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director Gordon Smith.
Longtime tennis journalist and TV tennis analyst Arthur “Bud” Collins died March 4 at his home in Brookline, Mass. He was 86 years old.
Internationally recognized management consultant Dr. Gerry Faust, the author of “Responsible Managers Get Results," will speak at the 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference, held March 23-25 in Miami.
Billie Jean King was among a select group of 250 of the nation’s top CEOs, health care entrepreneurs and innovators, government officials and other thought leaders at the three-day Lake Nona Impact Forum held in February in Orlando, Fla. The executives engaged in collaborative, action-oriented discussions to develop solutions to improve health, wellness and sustainable living throughout the world. King was interviewed at the Impact Forum on Friday, Feb. 26, by Dr. Jim Loehr, co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute.
Cliff Drysdale, one of the most popular personalities in the international tennis community, will be among the presenters at the 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Miami March 23-25.
Jeff Williams, the managing partner of the Tennis Media Company, became president of the Tennis Industry Association Jan. 1, taking over from Greg Mason of Head USA Racquet Sports, who was TIA president from 2013.