The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum on Monday, Aug. 28, will be at a new hotel this year: the Intercontinental New York Barclay at Lexington Avenue and 49th Street. The Forum, and subsequent sessions for the Future of Tennis & Tech event on Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, will be in the Grand Ballroom at the Intercontinental. Visit TennisIndustry.org.
The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum will be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open. The Forum will include industry executives who will present the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, ITF and USTA updates, business insights and a spotlight on innovation. Visit TennisIndustry.org.
The TIA’s newest research publication, the 20-page “Industry Insider” is now available at the TIA Supporting Member level and above. The Industry Insider gives an overview of the state of the tennis industry and outlines key research and trends to help tennis businesses of all types.
More and more Americans are choosing Cardio Tennis, a high-energy group fitness workout that combines the best features of tennis with cardiovascular exercise, as their means to get healthy and fit. In the latest national survey of 118 sports and activities, Cardio Tennis was ranked No. 1 in year-over-year growth in terms of participation.
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.