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Despite Slight Rise in Overall Tennis Participation, Challenges Remain

While the most recent tennis participation figures indicate an overall increase in the number of U.S. tennis players for 2018—up 0.9 percent to 17.84 million—a deeper dive into the numbers show continuing challenges facing tennis, and the sports industry overall.

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Brings Industry Together in Orlando

The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla.

Attention Industry Professionals: You're Invited to RAPS in January!

There’s still time to register--for free—for the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS), which will be Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. RAPS will include the Tennis Industry Association’s sixth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference (for an added registration fee), with an expanded focus on facilities, innovation and technology, and showcasing top experts and consultants.

RAPS Demo Day/Welcome Party Set for USTA National Campus Jan. 23

Racquet sports professionals can attend, free of charge, the Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party—the “Lake Nona Experience XX19”—are part of the inaugural three-day Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS), Jan. 23-25, in Orlando, Fla.  Complimentary industry registration is required to attend and available at RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.

TOM Conference Highlights Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The sixth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. The expanded event includes an added focus on facilities, innovation and technology and is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS).

Courts Planned for Racquet/Paddle Show Exhibit Hall

For the Show Preview area at the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center, two temporary courts are planned on which attendees will be able to play various court sports and try out new equipment. The conference will be Jan. 23-25.

USTA National Campus to Welcome RPSC Attendees

January’s Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RPSC) in Orlando will include an Innovation & Technology Demo Day and Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus. The conference will open on Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), but in the afternoon, the action moves to the state-of-the-art USTA National Campus in Lake Nona.

Looking for a Long Life? Try Tennis

recent article by Erica Pearson in the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis shows how local tennis players are using tennis to stay fit and healthy, and to build their social network—all against the backdrop of an international study that found that playing tennis may well create the biggest gain in life expectancy compared to other sports.

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