Jeff Williams, president of the TIA and publisher of Tennis Industry magazine, was awarded the prestigious 2017 Leslie J. FitzGibbon Tennis Man of the Year Award by USTA Eastern at its Annual Awards Dinner on Jan. 28. Williams was recognized for his sustained involvement in growing the game through his pioneering, entrepreneurial pursuits and leadership over several decades that have made significant contributions to the sport locally, nationally and internationally.
Tennis Channel has launched a new app, which is free to download in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, Roku Channel Store, and Fire TV Amazon app store. The new Tennis Channel app contains a streamlined program guide, new on-demand content, enhanced search features, and other improved functions. To help celebrate the app launch, TIA members can now receive a 20% discount on Tennis Channel Plus.
Register at TheTOMConference.com for the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. The TOM is for tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development.
Business and sports industry leaders Douglas Conant and Stephen Tharrett will be among the keynote presenters and moderators at the 2018 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Presented by the TIA, the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development.
The third Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans. This unique competition will take place on April 9 at the 2018 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM Conference), held at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C.
What happens when you put 175 people onto eight tennis courts for an hour, playing with red balls and shorter racquets, under the direction of trained Cardio Tennis instructors? The players burn a combined estimated total of 102,000 calories (that’s an average 582 calories per participant!), they have a ton of fun—and you have one of the largest single Cardio Tennis events in the U.S.
Industry partners are working together to promote May as “Play Tennis Month” to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life. Visit RallyTheIndustry.org.
The USTA has announced its No-Cut Coach All-Star Team, recognizing exceptional high school coaches nationwide who implement an inclusive “no-cut” policy which welcome all students to be a part of their high school’s tennis team. Since 2013, the USTA has honored coaches for their dedication and leadership in providing young players the experience of representing their school.
The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) announced its selection of the city of Shenzhen, China to host the WTA Finals, the most prestigious event on the WTA calendar, from 2019 through 2028.
AYS Sports Marketing announced that Citi will serve as the title sponsor of the Taste of Tennis event series through 2019. Citi Taste of Tennis features cuisine prepared by top chefs and some of the world's best tennis players in Indian Wells, Miami, and New York City. Additionally, Citi Taste of Tennis will mark its first year in the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., in late July to kick-off the Citi Open.