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TIA State of the Industry Meeting set for Aug. 26

The TIA will hold a meeting on “The State of the Tennis Industry” in New York City on Monday, Aug. 26, during
the US Open. The meeting will update attendees on the different sectors, current tennis marketplace, key
initiatives, programs and research; plus take a closer look at the makeup of frequent tennis players and consumers
and how to get them more engaged with tennis.

USPTA, PTR and USPTA to Collaborate on Developing a Coaching Education Curriculum to Develop Youth

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that it is developing an educational curriculum, consisting of a series of courses and workshops, that focuses on the development of young players. The USTA will work in collaboration with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), in developing the curriculum, which will serve as part of the  pathway to PTR and USPTA certification.

Mylan WTT Champion Washington Kastles Meet With President Obama at White House

NEW YORK, N.Y. (July 9, 2013) -  The Washington Kastles were recognized for their 2012 Mylan World TeamTennis Championship season by President Obama during a private meeting in the Oval Office prior to the Kastles' home opener on Monday, July 8.   This the first time in the 38-year history of Mylan WTT that the championship team has been invited to the White House.  The Kastles, led by Finals MVP Venus Williams, won the 2012 Mylan WTT title with a narrow 20-19 victory over the Sacramento Capitals last September.

Retailing 123: How to Find the Right Part-Time Employees

Part-time, seasonal employees can make or break your selling season. Your customers expect a great retail shopping experience from your store or facility, whether it is provided by you, a full-time employee or part-time seasonal help. Here are some best practices we’ve learned over the years from our clients and from living and working in retail environments where part-time summer employees are often the only way local businesses can make it through the season.

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