Cardio Tennis is one of the fastest growing fitness trends in the U.S.—since its introduction in 2005, it now has more than 1.3 million participants. Now, former WTA players are taking notice of the great health benefits the program provides, as well as the revenue it can generate.
Consumers looking to get into tennis or play more frequently will now have at their fingertips the most powerful tennis industry databases for finding courts, programs, instruction and more when they go to playtennis.com, a new free interactive website developed through a cooperative industry effort.
Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that it will hold its inaugural Directors of Tennis Conference on October 16-18, 2012, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This will be the first conference in North America that is targeted specifically to Directors of Tennis.
The new, innovative TRX Cardio Tennis program will get a big boost in July with a training course at IMG Academies in Bradenton, Fla., where legendary coach Nick Bollettieri is scheduled to speak to the group. TRX training tools and education are already an important part of IMG Performance Institute (IPI). The TRX Cardio Tennis Pilot Training Course will be on July 22 (a Cardio Tennis workshop will be held the day before, on July 21). Visit CardioTennisTraining.com for more information and to sign up.
Register to exhibit at The Tennis Show 2012 by July 20 to make sure your ad is included free in the Tennis Show Special Section that will appear in Racquet Sports Industry magazine.
LONDON (June 19, 2012)— ATP Executive Chairman and President Brad Drewett recently announced several promotions at the ATP executive level. The promotions are across a variety of departments and regions, and see existing staff members Mark Young, Laurent Delanney and Andre Silva assume significant additional responsibilities within the company. Alison Lee also expands her role within the International Group region.
The 42nd Annual USTA Tennis Teachers Conference is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Grand Hyatt New York and will run through Aug. 27. The event brings together hundreds of tennis teachers, coaches, tennis advocates and industry partners. World-class speakers will provide current, cutting-edge educational opportunities for all tennis providers. For more information and to register, visit www.usta.com/ttc.
Former USTA Executive Director Lee Hamilton of Dallas passed away on June 15. Hamilton served a variety of roles at the community and section levels, and was a former president of the USTA Texas Section. He was executive director of USTA national from 2003 to 2007.
The TIA’s home page at TennisIndustry.org now has an “Industry Dashboard” link that shows quarterly numbers for wholesale racquet, ball,
and string shipments in both units and dollars. To see a quick view of the new industry dashboard click here.
The Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association (SGMA) and supporters of physical education are applauding the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee for taking a stand for physical education in schools. The committee approved $78.693 million for the Carol M. White Physical Education (PEP) Program in the U.S. Department of Education budget.