New research by the Physical Activity Council of 40,000 Americans shows children who do not have physical education (P.E.) are more than twice as likely to be totally sedentary outside of school. And, children who have physical education are two to three times more likely to be play sports and be active outside of school than children without physical education.
The Washington Kastles became just the second team in history to three-peat at the Mylan World TeamTennis Finals presented by GEICO after defeating the Springfield Lasers on Sunday 25-12 in front of a sold out home crowd at Kastles Stadium at The Wharf. The Kastles joined elite company with the Sacramento Capitals, who won a record four straight titles from 1997-2000.
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 New York City Council on July 24 overwhelmingly approved the USTA’s plan to improve the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (NTC) in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. The plan will ensure the NTC remains a top public recreational facility and world-class spectator venue and also continues to be an economic catalyst for Queens and the City of New York.
Tennis Retailers have an opportunity to become members of the TIA Retail Division, have a "voice" in the industry and also take advantage of $1,000 worth of membership benefits.
Preferred Card Services (PCS), which has been one of the premier Credit Card Processors since 1986, is now offering an exclusive offer to current and potential members of the Tennis Industry Association and the TIA Retail Division. Any tennis industry business or retailer who switches or enlists the services of PCS will receive $100 towards one year of TIA Membership. Learn more about the benefits of TIA membership at www.TennisIndustry.org/Membership.
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.
PlayTennis.com, the one stop portal for consumers to find out about all things TENNIS, has recently been relaunched and is beginning to gain traction as the premier tool to connect current and potential players to the sport by allowing them to find places to play, find instruction, connect with retailers, locate programs, and much more! Providers can get involved in the effort, too, by signing up to be listed on the site and helping promote the URL with free marketing materials provided by the industry.
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.