NORWALK, Conn. (Jan. 14, 2020) – Tennis & racquet equipment companies will showcase the latest equipment including racquets, paddles, ball machines and more at the Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. The event will be open to industry professionals and consumers from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
To participate, qualified industry professionals must register at RacquetShow2020.com/register. Public tennis and racquet sports enthusiasts may register in advance at RacquetShow2020.com/Consumers to receive event special invitations and schedule updates, or may register onsite on Jan. 21 at the USTA National Campus, 10000 USTA Blvd., Orlando.
Demo Day participants will be able to test the newest innovations in tennis and racquet equipment in real life conditions from a variety of brands; watch professionals display their skills in live demonstrations; and participate in tours of the state-of-the-art USTA National Campus.
The Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience is the first event of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, which will bring together racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, facility suppliers and wide-ranging product manufacturers from around the world for merchandise sourcing, product testing, education and professional networking. Racquet & Paddle Sports Show information and complimentary registration is available for qualified racquet industry professionals at RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com. Consumers are invited to the Demo Day; the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show is open only to industry professionals.
Demo Day Participating Brands
Playmate Tennis Machines by Metaltek
Wilson Sporting Goods
Demo Day Special Events Schedule
Official Technology Sponsor: Club Automation/Tennis Source
Tuesday, Jan. 21
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.* Understanding Game Based Drilling - You’ll Never Need to Look Up Drills Again
Kathy Woods, USPTA Elite Professional & Director of Tennis at the USTA National Campus
4 p.m. – 5 p.m. Junior Programming by Slingerbag
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.* Group Games with Defined Tactical Purposes
Sid Newcomb, USPTA Master Professional & USPTA National Head Tester
5 p.m. – 6 p.m. King/Queen of the Court Competition
Sign ups begin at 3:30 p.m. Two person teams will compete to win a $1,000 purse
(1st place - $750, 2nd Place - $200, 3rd Place - $50)
6 p.m. – 7 p.m. Selkirk Pickleball Clinic
*Accredited Sessions, USPTA Members receive 1 credit for attending both sessions
About the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show
The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Floor, open Jan. 22-24 and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), will feature more than 100 exhibits; racquet and paddle sport demonstrations on a multi-sport NEXT Court; a Killerspin UnplugNPlay Table Tennis Tournament; complimentary industry presentations on the Main Stage and in the Retail Studio; and extensive educational programming, including the Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and the Complimentary Regional Education Day (Jan. 22), presented by USTA Florida, USPTA Florida and RacquetFit.
The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show is organized by Reed Exhibitions, with support of the Tennis Industry Association, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show. For more information, visit RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.