The tennis industry will gather on Friday, Aug. 24, at the Grand Hyatt New York in the heart of Manhattan for The Tennis Show 2012, a one-day celebration of the “sport of opportunity.”
Presented by the Tennis Industry Association, in conjunction with the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference, The Tennis Show 2012 will feature an exhibitor show, demo court, the TIA Tennis Forum, and the induction ceremony of Nick Bollettieri into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame, as well as a cocktail and hors d'oeuvre reception. It will be a fun, informative time, in addition to a great networking opportunity.
The Tennis Show 2012 will be from 3 to 9 p.m. in Ballrooms I-IV of the Grand Hyatt. It will kick of with an exhibitor show, as a variety of tennis industry businesses and organizations display their latest products and services.
A full-size demo court will be open from 3 to 5 p.m. with products on "live" display and available to try out from Babolat, Dunlop, Gamma, HEAD/Penn, Prince and Wilson. Each company will have a 20-minute segment on the demo court.
At 6 p.m., the exhibitor show will close for an hour for the TIA Tennis Forum and Hall of Fame Induction. USTA Chairman of the Board and President Jon Vegosen will welcome attendees to the Forum, then TIA President Jon Muir will present the state of the tennis industry, updating the U.S. tennis market and current initiatives to support industry growth. USTA Chief Executive of Community Tennis Kurt Kamperman will follow with an update on Youth Tennis and the 10 and Under Tennis initiative.
The last half of the TIA Tennis Forum will be the induction of coaching legend Nick Bollettieri into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Brad Gilbert, former student of Bollettieri and now an ESPN tennis commentator, will introduce Bollettieri. (A press conference with Bollettieri will follow the Hall of Fame induction.)
At the conclusion of the TIA Tennis Forum and Hall of Fame induction, The Tennis Show exhibitor area will re-open from 7 to 9 p.m. and will include a cocktail reception, DJ, and drawings for prizes donated by exhibitors.
Make your plans now to attend this great industry event to network with leaders in the industry as well as receive an update on how the industry plans to continue to grow the sport and industry into the future. Visit tennisshow.com or call the TIA at (843) 686-3036 x.224 for more details.