USTA National Campus to Welcome RPSC Attendees

January’s Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RPSC) in Orlando will include an Innovation & Technology Demo Day and Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus.

The conference will open on Wednesday morning, Jan. 23, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), but in the afternoon, the action moves to the state-of-the-art USTA National Campus in Lake Nona for the Innovation & Technology Demo Day.

Kurt Kamperman, the USTA’s chief executive of the National Campus, will welcome attendees, along with USTA National Campus General Manager Tim Cass and Virgil Christian, the USTA’s senior director of market development and collegiate tennis.

Conference attendees will have the chance to test racquets and equipment from RPSC exhibitors on the courts at the National Campus. There will also be tours of the 100-court campus, highlighting facility design and innovation, in addition to features such as the Racquet Bar, Collegiate Center, and other areas.

The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will be co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show; a curated ONE2ONE buying event; Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference (visit TheTOMConference.com); and a “Show Preview, which is a pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations. A 60-foot universal court for tennis/pickleball/POP Tennis and a full-size padel court are being planned in the Show Preview area.

For industry businesses and professionals, registration for the Show Preview of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference is free. For the TOM Conference, registration is $350 for TIA members and $450 for non-TIA members, until Dec. 14, when registration is $395 for TIA members and $495 for non-members. Register at racquetpaddlesportsshow.com.

For questions regarding the TOM Conference, contact the TIA team at meetings@tennisindustry.org or 843-686-3036. For inquiries about exhibiting, contact Stephen McCullough at smccullough@reedexpo.com. For all other inquiries, contact the RPSC team at inquiry@racquetpaddlesports.com.