Dan O’Connor, the founder and CEO of RetailNet Group (RNG), a leading advisory and insights firm that works with large-scale retailers and brand leaders worldwide, will lead a roundtable discussion on Tuesday, Aug. 30, on engaging consumers in today’s retail environment. RNG’s clients include Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and Home Depot, among others. The roundtable is presented by the Tennis Industry Association and is open to manufacturers and retailers.
The ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum—with a focus on addressing the current marketplace, outlining industry efforts under way, and presenting the latest news and trends—will be held on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Grand Hyatt New York City, starting at 8:30 a.m. The Forum will be followed on Tuesday by a roundtable working session to examine ways to better engage consumers in an age of disruption that is impacting industry businesses, manufacturers and retailers. For both events, attendees must register at TennisIndustry.org.
Through July, nearly 1,500 people had registered for a webinar in the TIA’s series of educational webinars offered through August. The PTR and USPTA are offering continuing education credits for those who attend the webinars. For more information and the most up to date schedule, and to register for a webinar, visit TennisIndustry.org/webinars.
Dick’s Sporting Goods recently paid $15 million at auction for the Sports Authority brand name as well as additional intellectual property. Dick’s also paid an additional $8 million to take over 31 Sports Authority store leases.
The industry is working together with the U.S. Paddle Tennis Association, which has rebranded its organization to “POP Tennis,” mirroring rules and court sizes adopted by the USTA and ITF.
The 2016 State of the Industry report is available from the TIA and outlines key research to help tennis industry businesses and organizations. The TIA produces more than 70 annual research reports, and the State of the Industry analyzes this data to determine where this industry has been, where it is now, and where it is going.
As of mid-June, nearly 1,000 people had registered for a webinar in the TIA’s series of educational webinars offered through June, July and August. The PTR and USPTA offer Continuing Education Credits for those who attend the webinars, and Tennis Australia is promoting the series for coach development. Visit TennisIndustry.org/webinars.http://www.TennisIndustry.org/webinars
The TIA will present its fourth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference March 27-29, 2017, in Orlando, Fla. Stay tuned for more information on registering for the T.O.M. Conference.
Register now for the ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum, which will be Monday, Aug. 29, on the Ballroom level of the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open. In addition to presenting the latest news about the tennis industry, the Forum will include a ceremony honoring the two inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Eve Kraft and Eugene Scott.
Technological product innovations are impacting all sports and fitness activities, and tennis is no exception. The sport has always been one to embrace new materials and technologies as it continues to add to the 17.9 million U.S. tennis players in the U.S, based on research from the Tennis Industry Association (TIA).