The USTA announced a series of innovatios and fan experiences for the upcoming 2017 US Open, including several on-court and in-game enhancements, free fan activities, improvements to the grounds, Net Generation, and more.
Just as the upcoming US Open Championships will showcase the best competitors in tennis, the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge will put some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services center stage for a unique competition in New York City. The Innovation Challenge will follow the TIA Tennis Forum, which starts at 8:30 a.m. ET at the Intercontinental New York Barclay Hotel on Aug. 28, which is the first day of play at the US Open.
International Tennis Federation President David Haggerty will become the 13th member of the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame at a ceremony Aug. 28 at the Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum, which will be held at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel in New York City.
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.