The USTA, ATP and WTA announced that a series of in-game innovations will be implemented at a number of events taking place within the United States and Canada throughout the summer, including at the 2018 US Open. These rule changes were a result of collaboration and consultation between all three organizations, and are aimed at increasing pace of play and ensuring a consistent set of enforcement standards.
Tennis Channel's first full-length feature film will debut on the network Sunday, July 1, at 8 p.m. ET, on the eve of its two-week Wimbledon coverage. The documentary, Strokes of Genius, looks at the ongoing rivalry of icons Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal through the prism of their epic 2008 championship at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, thought by many to be the greatest match of all time.
Register for the 44th Tennis Teachers Conference, which will be Aug. 24-27 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. More than 1,000 tennis professionals and industry leaders are expected to attend the event, which his presented by the USTA and USPTA, and also will serve as the USPTA’s World Conference.
The Tennis Industry Association will be expanding its Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in 2019, including an added focus on facilities, innovation and technology and a demo day at the USTA National Campus. The event will be in Orlando, Fla., Jan. 23 to 25.
More than 2,300 tennis events in 32 states were registered as part of official Play Tennis Month activities during the month of May. All the events were searchable on PlayTennis.com so current, new and returning tennis players could easily find local places and times to play.
The fourth edition of the popular Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—which showcases some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans—will take place during a major industry/facility conference in Orlando Jan. 23-25. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association, the Innovation Challenge is a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry.
The annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The 11th annual Forum will include the latest news and research about the state of the tennis industry, business insights, updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation, and recognition of the 2018 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame inductees. Visit TennisIndustry.org/forum to register.
For the first time in World TeamTennis' 43-season history, every WTT match will be available to watch on the league's new streaming platform, WTT.tv presented by GEICO. With 43 matches over 22 days in six team markets, the 2018 WTT.tv schedule will include more than 100 hours of digital broadcast programming this summer.
The USTA announced that it will partner with the American Tennis Association (ATA) to host the 101st ATA National Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., July 28-Aug 4. The annual week-long event will host more than 2,500 participants and visitors.
The TIA’s sixth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference is scheduled for Jan. 23-25 in Orlando, Fla. In an expanded format, the popular TOM Conference will have a special focus on facilities during a session at the USTA National Campus. It will also include a TIA Forum, the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, specialty courses, “TOM Talks,” presentations, interactive sessions and opportunities to network and share best practices. Stay tuned for more details.