The United States Professional Tennis Association honored those who stand out and go above and beyond in all aspects of the tennis industry, from tennis coaches to players to volunteers during its annual national awards breakfast today at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis. USPTA, the world's oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals, is hosting its annual World Conference Sept. 16-21 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif.
In October, Hilton Head Island, SC, will host two separate tennis industry events designed to provide educational opportunities to two different industry audiences to help grow the sport.
From Oct. 13 -14, the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) will hold its inaugural "Tennis Facility Owners & Managers Workshop.” Then, from Oct. 16 - 18, the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its "Directors of Tennis Conference." Both events will be held at the Sonesta Resort.
The Tennis Industry Association’s Board of Directors met during the US Open and heard updates from several segments of the tennis industry, including a “state of the industry” report by TIA President Jon Muir, key industry research from Sports Marketing Surveys, and an update on the youth tennis initiative from the USTA.
Tennis Industry Association President Jon Muir said the TIA will work with the U.S Professional Tennis Association and the Professional Tennis Registry to form a task force that will look into the possibility of creating a single, unified tennis teaching professional organization. Muir made the announcement to more than 300 tennis providers, teaching pros, coaches, facility managers, retailers, media and industry supporters at the TIA Tennis Forum in New York just before the US Open.
Tennis coaching legend Nick Bollettieri was the fifth person to be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame, in a ceremony that took place recently in New York City, just before the start of the US Open tennis tournament. Bollettieri, one of the world’s most famous coaches, was honored for his significant impact on tennis.
NEW YORK, NY (Sept. 5, 2012) — The tennis industry came together in New York City, just days before the US Open tennis tournament began, for The Tennis Show 2012, a one-day celebration of the "sport of opportunity."
Plans are underway for more than 1 million racquet hang-cards displaying youth tennis equipment educational messaging to hit the shelves of mass merchants, chain sporting goods stores, and pro/specialty tennis retailers starting later this year and into 2013. These racquet hang-cards, which clearly define age appropriate equipment and will be placed on youth tennis racquets, are a part of the National Youth Tennis Retail Promotion currently being coordinated by the Tennis Industry Association, in conjunction with and support from the USTA.
Hilton Head Island, SC, will provide the backdrop for the Tennis Industry Association’s inaugural "Tennis Facility Owners & Managers Workshop" on October 13-14, 2012. The Saturday/Sunday workshop is geared exclusively toward tennis facility owners and managers and invites them to join the panel of "expert" speakers that have been selected to lead sessions that center around the theme of "Healthy Businesses = Healthy Profits."
New York, NY (August 22, 2012) - New York area tennis fans are in for another great night of tennis with some of the world’s top players scheduled to appear for the sixth annual BNP Paribas Showdown at Madison Square Garden on Monday, March 4, 2013. World No. 1, Victoria Azarenka, the reigning Australian Open champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist, will get the night started against Wimbledon champion and Olympic Gold medalist, Serena Williams. Following the women will be Argentine Davis Cup star, 2009 US Open champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist, Juan Martin del Potro stepping onto The Garden court against one of the game’s all-time greats, former World No. 1 and eleven time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal.
The Tennis Industry Association continues to work closely with manufacturers, in conjunction with the USTA, to create a National Youth Tennis Retail Promotion, which helps educate both consumers and retailers in all channels on age-appropriate youth tennis equipment that consumers should be purchasing for their young players.