The 2018 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will be held April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, S.C., next to Charleston. The conference will include specialty courses, innovation training, educational sessions on equipment, tech and more, on-court demos, a trade show—all designed to position your business for the future.
All members of the tennis industry, whether in the U.S. or global—including businesses and organizations, tennis facility owners or managers, retailers, court builders, coaches, and more—can enjoy benefits and key information to grow their network and their business from the Tennis Industry Association. Visit TennisIndustry.org/membership to view benefits and services, and to join the TIA.
The national Tennis Health & Wellness Task Force, comprised of top doctors and sports medicine experts, recently added to its panel one of the nation’s renowned orthopaedic surgeons specializing in sports medicine. Dr. Nicholas A. DiNubile of Havertown, Pa., joins six other experts promoting the health, fitness, wellness and life benefits of tennis.
Visionaries with new, innovative products, software or services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans can submit their pitch in the “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—NYC 2017.” This unique competition will take place at the 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, which will be held in New York City on Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open.
The just-completed 2017 PHIT America ‘Inactivity Pandemic’ Report reveals some deep concerns about physical inactivity in the U.S. While ‘casual’ participation is up for many sports activities and adult inactivity trends may be flattening, the trends for children are quite alarming. Children who are active in aerobic activities has declined more in the past year than any in recent times.
Among the bright spots in the most recent annual tennis participation study by the Physical Activity Council is a 7.2 percent increase in youth tennis players and a 16.7 percent increase in Cardio Tennis players over the past year.
The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open. This year’s Forum—along with related industry meetings—will be held at a new location: the Intercontinental New York Barclay, which is at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street and is the official hotel of the ATP Tour.
Among the bright spots in the most recent tennis participation data is an increase in the number of youth players and an increase in the number of Cardio Tennis players, according to the latest study from the Physical Activity Council (PAC).
The Tennis Industry Association will soon publish the seventh edition of its annual State of the Industry report, which analyzes data from the previous year collected through the nearly 70 TIA surveys and research studies.
The TIA’s Spring/Summer Webinar Learning Series will include educational webinars that touch on many segments of the tennis industry. A number of the webinar topics for this series have been adapted from presentations at the Tennis Owners & Managers Conference that was held in Orlando, Fla., this past March. Last year’s Webinar Learning Series, which also followed the TOM Conference, generated nearly 1,500 registrations in the first three months.