Tennis and racquet sports equipment companies will showcase their latest gear at the interactive Innovation & Technology Demo Day on Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, starting at 3:30 p.m. The demo event is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, which will run from Jan. 23 to 25 and include sessions at the Orange County Convention Center, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show.
For anyone in the tennis and racquet sports business, the place to be from Jan. 23 to 25 is Orlando, Fla., for the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event—co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC)—is designed to bring racquet sports professionals and industry leaders together for a unique future-focused business-to-business event to learn what’s new and next.
A study that followed nearly 9,000 participants for up to 25 years has found that those who played tennis gained 9.7 years in life expectancy compared to sedentary individuals. The gain for tennis players was the largest in the group of eight sports studied.
Triangle Racquet Sports, LLC, with support from the USTA, has announced a state-of-the-art racquet sports and health and wellness facility coming to Brier Creek in Raleigh, N.C. The Raleigh City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease with extensions up to 100 years for the venue located on the 48-acre lot.
The USTA announced that the U.S. Fed Cup Team will return to Asheville, N.C., for the second consecutive year, as the U.S. Cellular Center has been selected to host the United States’ Fed Cup by BNP Paribas 2019 First Round tie vs. Australia Feb. 9-10.
Cliff Drysdale Management, the tennis management company, has partnered with the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch to offer a new elite tennis management training program, Professional Tennis U (PTU). Beginning in 2019, chosen candidates will be selected for an immersive experience in tennis programming, marketing and media, human resources, finance and much more.
The deadline is Nov. 30 to apply for the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge,” which will showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans.
A recent article by Erica Pearson in the Star Tribune newspaper in Minneapolis shows how local tennis players are using tennis to stay fit and healthy, and to build their social network—all against the backdrop of an international study that found that playing tennis may well create the biggest gain in life expectancy compared to other sports.
Tennis Media Management, a digital marketing agency focused on the tennis industry, has joined the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) as a new Supporting Partner.
A high-powered panel of judges will consider the entries in the fourth “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge,” which promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), this unique competition will take place on Jan. 24, 2019, during the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (racquetpaddlesportsshow.com).