Tennis Owners, Managers, Leaders to Gather in Charleston

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference April 8-11 will bring together tennis business owners, managers and decision-makers, with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development.

In addition to featured speakers such as ClubIntel co-founder Stephen Tharrett and ConantLeadership CEO Douglas R. Conant, the conference will feature unique “TOM Talk” sessions focusing on specific topics, then include roundtable discussions. Among TOM Talk presenters will be TPI Performance Director Dr. Sean Drake, who will discuss the importance of selling fitness with tennis, and Len Simard, a search executive who will present on staffing and hiring.

Other speakers include Kurt Kamperman and Craig Morris of the USTA; sports club marketing expert Casey Conrad; Midtown Athletic Club Vice President & General Manager Michael Mahoney; PHIT America founder Jim Baugh; and Tennis Industry Health & Wellness Advisor Dr. Jack Groppel of Johnson & Johnson’s Human Performance Institute.

In addition to educational sessions (CEU credits are available), there will be a Resource Center, an “Innovation Challenge,” presentations on equipment and technology, networking sessions, digital and social media discussions, on-court demos, recognition of TI magazine’s Champions of Tennis winners, and more. Visit