The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the USTA have joined forces to make the Emirates Airline US Open Series available to the USPTA and its members. The partnership is modeled after other successful agreements already in place in Stanford, New Haven and Cincinnati. The goal is to develop partnerships in the other Emirates Airline US Open Series cities and use the Series to promote tennis and the USPTA.
Like any business, you need to use all the tools you have to get ahead, including industry research, such as the recently released 2013 edition of the “State of the Industry” report. Here a few of the key findings of the report and what they may mean for tennis providers. (You’ll find more analysis of the research in a story in the upcoming July issue of Racquet Sports Industry magazine.)
To learn more about industry research and reports available, visit TennisIndustry.org/Research or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The PHIT America Alliance has created a new category to help support the health and fitness campaign. “Ambassadors” include grassroots influencers such as tennis teaching pros, fitness professionals, retailers, park & rec administrators, P.E. and school teachers or any individual who wants to help spread the word about PHIT America and healthy living.
Tennis director and former club owner Rick Vetter says it’s not rocket science: Fewer Courts + More Players = More Income. How do you put this formula into practice at your tennis facility? One of the most reliable answers is with 10 and Under Tennis, which brings more kids onto the court at one time. But there’s a bonus, adds Vetter: 10 and Under Tennis also helps you build your base of players for the future.
Marcy Bruce, of McMurray, Pennsylvania, has been selected to receive the PTR/TIA Commitment to the Industry Award. Bruce is a PTR Clinician and Tester in both Adult Development and 10 & Under Tennis. She is also the TRX Cardio Tennis Director for the Upper Saint Clair Tennis Development Program.
In an effort to create even more cross-over between the tennis and fitness world, the TIA, which manages the Cardio Tennis program in the U.S. and internationally, has partnered with one of the leading fitness products and programs, TRX, to create the ultimate ball striking and calorie burning workout with power, strength, balance and flexibility components.
Would you like to offer a new tournament format for your club or tennis group this season? Why not host a Cardio Tennis Triples Tournament? Usually there are only two types of competition available to players – tournaments and leagues. We know how long and frustrating tournaments can be and what a huge commitment a league is. With Cardio Tennis Triples, players experience the camaraderie of a league team in a format that only takes a few hours of intense, fun, and calorie-burning competition. You can run an entire event, keeping large numbers of people on court and having fun, in a single evening or weekend morning or afternoon.
In an effort to always raise the bar and meet the ever-increasing demand for Cardio Tennis training in the U.S. and internationally, we have re-structured and re-branded the longtime Cardio Tennis Speakers team. We now have a “TIA Global Cardio Tennis Team."
With over 30 Cardio Tennis Training courses scheduled around the country in 2013, tennis professionals and facilities have a great opportunity to learn how to deliver one of the most popular and fastest growing tennis programs and become a Licensed Cardio Tennis professional. Now, to help expand the reach of Cardio Tennis and get even more facilities and professionals on board with the program, anyone attending a Cardio Tennis Training Course in 2013 will receive their first year of Cardio Tennis Authorized Provider status for FREE - a $100 value.
The latest issue of the USPTA's Addvantage Magazine includes a tribute to the former USPTA CEO, Tim Heckler, who recently passed away. Included in the latest issue are messages from dozens of former colleagues, friends, and those within the tennis industry expressing their condolences for Tim's family while noting the significant contributions he made to the tennis industry and the impact he had on the tennis teaching profession.