The tennis industry has promoted play on shorter 36-foot and 60-foot tennis courts for a number of years to help players of all ages get active, have fun and learn the game more easily. Now, the game of tennis played on 36- and 60-foot courts gets a major boost through the U.S. POP Tennis Association.
Jeff Williams, the managing partner of the Tennis Media Company, became president of the Tennis Industry Association Jan. 1, taking over from Greg Mason of Head USA Racquet Sports, who was TIA president from 2013.
The 2016 TIA State of the Industry Forum will be March 23 in Miami, in conjunction with the Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference. The Forum will run from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at the Downtown Miami Hilton on Biscayne Blvd. and is free to the industry to attend, however, space is limited, so registration is required (visit TheTOMConference.com).
Tennis providers should sign up now at RallyTheFamily.com to participate in the industry-wide “Rally the Family” campaign to increase tennis activity and interest in the sport—and to take advantage of free promotional and marketing material, including downloadable guides, drills, teaching models and more.
Reserve your spot for the 2016 Tennis Owners and Managers (T.O.M.) Conference, which will be March 23-25 at the Downtown Miami Hilton during the Miami Open. This third annual TIA conference will bring together leading experts in facility management, programming and other key areas to provide vital information to grow tennis businesses and bring in more tennis players, including Dr. Jack Groppel, Cliff Drysdale, Gigi Fernandez, Dr. Gerry Faust, Emilio Sanchez, Jim Baugh, Doug Cash, Greg Lappin and many more.
The ATP has released its 2017 and 2018 calendars on the back of a record-breaking season in 2015 that attracted a global broadcast audience of 973 million viewers, a 10% growth on the previous year.
The USTA Foundation, the official charity of the BNP Paribas Showdown, is offering exclusive packages and sponsorship opportunities at World Tennis Day that includes the World Tennis Day Awards Celebration on March 7 and the BNP Paribas Showdown on March 8. The events will feature Showdown players Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Stan Wawrinka and Gael Monfils.