The New York Open POP Tennis Tournament, hosted by International POP Tennis Association and sponsored by Adidas and TuffTec Lockers, took place from July 29 - 30, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the home of the US Open Tennis Championships.
“NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop” will be Oct. 11-15 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Florida. The event is designed for tennis professionals and providers, industry leaders and representatives, manufacturers, media and more.
Seating Solutions of Commack, N.Y., has custom-designed and constructed the temporary stadium that will replace Louis Armstrong Stadium for the 2017 US Open. The temporary stadium, located in what was formerly Parking Lot B, will have 8,000 seats, including 2,000 reserved seats in the “lower bowl."
The USTA announced that the prize money for the 2017 US Open will increase by more than $4 million, bringing the total purse for the tournament to a record $50.4 million, a 9 percent increase over the 2016 US Open prize money totals. With those increases, the US Open becomes the first tennis tournament in history with total prize money compensation topping $50 million.
The 14th season of the US Open Series, the five-week North American summer tennis season that links seven WTA and ATP World Tour summer hard court tournaments to the US Open, launches July 24 with the men’s BB&T Atlanta Open.
The 10th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum will be held in New York City on Monday, Aug. 28, the first day of play at the US Open. The Forum will include industry executives who will present the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, ITF and USTA updates, business insights and a spotlight on innovation. Visit TennisIndustry.org.
The TIA’s newest research publication, the 20-page “Industry Insider” is now available at the TIA Supporting Member level and above. The Industry Insider gives an overview of the state of the tennis industry and outlines key research and trends to help tennis businesses of all types.
The new Net Generation initiative continues to connect with tennis providers, who are registering their businesses and programs at netgeneration.usta.com. As the provider rollout moves forward, the consumer push will start around the US Open and continue into 2018.
David Haggerty, the president of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and former USTA president and CEO, will be the 2017 inductee into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. The induction will take place during the 10th annual TIA Tennis Forum in New York City on Aug. 28.
The ITF Board of Directors has approved a series of reforms for Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas that have been recommended by the Davis Cup and Fed Cup Committees.