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Top Speakers To Present at 5th Annual TOM Conference

Top experts and consultants both inside and outside of the tennis industry are signing up to share their expertise and knowledge at the fifth annual TOM Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership.

Tennis Industry Gears Up for ‘Innovation Challenge’ at 2018 TOM Conference

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—2018.” This unique competition will take place at the Fifth Annual TOM (Tennis Owners & Managers) Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C.

Nick Bollettieri Joins Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel has added Hall of Fame coach Nick Bollettieri to its deep roster of influential tennis professionals and visionaries. Bollettieri will provide motivational tips, answer viewer questions via “Ask Nick” videos, write weekly articles for TennisChannel.com and sister site Tennis.com, and will likely contribute on air and to Tennis magazine. His first material is set to appear digitally this week during the network’s weeklong coverage of the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament in China.
 

2018 TOM Conference Registration Now Open

Register now for the fifth annual TOM Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort, Charleston, S.C., targeting tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership.

Nominate for TI Magazine’s ‘Champions of Tennis’ Awards!

This marks the 17th year that Tennis Industry magazine has honored individuals and organizations that are making a difference in tennis, and in the business of tennis. The Champions of Tennis issue will be in the magazine’s January 2018 edition, which will be distributed in mid-December.

Innovation Challenge Winner In/Out Brings Order on the Court

Arguments over line calls are the bane of tennis players everywhere, and often a major cause of headaches for parents, tournament directors and tennis facility staff. But now, a new device by inventor Grégoire Gentil may help bring order to the court. Called “In/Out” (www.inout.tennis), this small, $199 unit attaches to any netpost, on any type of court, and detects whether balls are in or out.

Interest in Sports on TV Down 45% for 18- to 24-Year-Olds

In a study of TV viewership of sports in 10 countries by Ampere Analysis, there is a troublesome trend:  18-24 year olds around the world, especially in the U.S., are not watching sports on TV. In the U.S., the drop is 45% versus the national average. Globally, eight of 10 countries have seen drops. The UK was the closest to the U.S. in the fallout, with a 34% drop. The full report can be found on Business Insider.

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