Longtime tennis journalist and TV tennis analyst Arthur “Bud” Collins died March 4 at his home in Brookline, Mass. He was 86 years old.
How can you increase your business and promote tennis in your local area? By signing up now to participate in the industry-wide Rally the Family campaign, where you can take advantage of free promotional and marketing material that will drive consumers—and families—to your courts and programs.
Make plans now to attend the 2016 TIA State of the Industry Forum, which will be March 23 in Miami, in conjunction with the Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference. The Forum will run from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Hilton Miami Downtown and is free to the industry to attend. The event is being held during the Miami Open professional tennis tournament.
Mark your calendar now for an important webinar and update on the progress at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., as the new Home for American Tennis continues to take shape. The webinar will be April 6 at 11 a.m. ET. Stay tuned for more details and a link to sign up
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.
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).
The USTA Foundation, the official charity of the BNP Paribas Showdown, is offering exclusive packages and sponsorship opportunities at World Tennis Day that includes the World Tennis Day Awards Celebration on March 7 and the BNP Paribas Showdown on March 8. The events will feature Showdown players Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils.
Experts from all segments of tennis facility and club management continue to sign-on to present at the 2016 Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference, which will be March 23-25 in Miami during the Miami Open pro tournament. The event will be held at the Downtown Miami Hilton on Biscayne Blvd.
This November and December, the USTA is spearheading the testing of “Rally the Family” messaging in selected markets across the country. The nationwide campaign is scheduled to roll out to consumers in March. Rally the Family focuses on tennis for all ages, using lower compression Red, Orange and Green tennis balls, shorter courts, shorter racquets and modified scoring, along with a focus on family spending time together in fun and healthy activities.
The USTA Nominating Committee is seeking qualified candidates to serve on the 2017-2018 USTA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee. For complete details regarding the nominating process, the timeline, requirements and duties of the USTA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee, and a link to the online application, click here. Application deadline is February 1.