FLUSHING, N.Y., August 15, 2013 – The USTA today announced its plans for a sweeping transformation of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center that will include building a retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium, and the construction of two new stadiums. The transformation will be implemented in three phases to begin at the conclusion of the 2013 US Open, with the goal of overall completion by the 2018 US Open. The completion of the retractable roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium is scheduled for August 2017.
The TIA's "State of the Tennis Industry" meeting will be Monday, Aug. 26, at the Grand Hyatt New York, beginning at 8 a.m. The meeting is free and open to all in the industry, however space is limited. Those interested in attending should visit TennisIndustry.org/Meeting for more information and to register.
The TIA will meet with members of its Manufacturer's Panel on August 27, 2013 in New York City beginning at 8:00 AM.
The Tennis Industry Association will hold a semi-annual Retail Division meeting on Tuesday, August 27, 2013, at 8 a.m. at the Grand Hyatt New York.
IART has announced the schedule for the 2013 training symposium for racquet technicians, which will run from Sept. 21 to 25 at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa, Fla.
Follow the story all summer long during the Emirates Airline US Open Series, going on now through August 24. See the top tennis players in the world compete on the hard-courts all across North America in the lead-up to the final grand slam of the year, the US Open.
The TIA will hold a meeting on “The State of the Tennis Industry” in New York City on Monday, Aug. 26, during
the US Open. The meeting will update attendees on the different sectors, current tennis marketplace, key
initiatives, programs and research; plus take a closer look at the makeup of frequent tennis players and consumers
and how to get them more engaged with tennis.
The Tennis Show, which debuted in New York City last year just before the US Open, and tied into the 2012 USTA Tennis Teacher’s Conference, will not be held in 2013. However, the Tennis Show will return to New York in 2014. The TTC, also on hiatus for 2013, will resume in 2014 with expanded plans to provide the best possible learning experience for tennis teachers and coaches.
Looking to get more kids in the game? Based on research by the TIA and USTA, that’s a smart idea for your business. Here a few of the key findings from the recently released 2013 edition of the “State of the Industry” report that have to do with Youth Tennis and what they may mean for tennis providers.
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.