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TIA Annual Facility Census Now Under Way

The 2016 TIA Facility Census is now under way. Facility owners/managers should take a few minutes to update and/or add to their information in the TIA’s facility database. Information in the database is available to consumers through search engines and tennis websites, so when potential customers are looking for a place to play tennis or find programs, they can easily find your business.

New Study Finds Racquet Sports May Best Protect Against Early Death

A just-released study suggest that regularly playing racquet sports such as tennis can help stave off death, while sports such as soccer and running may not help people live longer. The study of more than 80,000 people by Oxford University and researchers in Finland and Australia indicated people who played racquet sports regularly were least likely to die over the nine-year study period, reducing their individual risk by 47 percent compared to people who did not exercise.

Fromuth Seeks Stringers for USTA National Campus

Fromuth Tennis is looking for stringers to join the stringing team at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. In addition to being able to string racquets, responsibilities include educating customers on the different strings offered and guiding them to the best selection for their games; training and educating staff on string and stringing techniques; and assisting customers in the retail store. For more information or to apply, email applications@fromuthtennis.com.

 

Human Performance Expert Dr. Jack Groppel A Highlight at Tennis Owners & Managers Conference

The 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers Conference in Miami March 23-25 will feature Dr. Jack Groppel, an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance. Dr. Groppel, who is the co-founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, has a long history in tennis. He will address tennis facility owners/managers on topics that include the importance of health and fitness in helping to grow tennis and the industry.

POP Tennis to Adopt 36- & 60-Foot Courts, Lower Pressure Balls

The tennis industry has promoted play on shorter 36-foot and 60-foot tennis courts for a number of years to help players of all ages get active, have fun and learn the game more easily. Now, the game of tennis played on 36- and 60-foot courts gets a major boost through the U.S. POP Tennis Association.

2016 State of the Industry Forum March 23 in Miami

The 2016 TIA State of the Industry Forum will be March 23 in Miami, in conjunction with the Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference. The Forum will run from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Downtown Miami Hilton on Biscayne Blvd. and is free to the industry to attend, however, space is limited, so registration is required (visit TheTOMConference.com).

Join the ‘Rally the Family’ Campaign Now!

Tennis providers should sign up now at RallyTheFamily.com to participate in the industry-wide “Rally the Family” campaign to increase tennis activity and interest in the sport—and to take advantage of free promotional and marketing material, including downloadable guides, drills, teaching models and more.

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