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April 2013

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Tennis Night in America

Hang-Tags Hit Shelves
More than 1 million tennis racquet hang cards are hitting the shelves of tennis retail stores across the U.S. These hang-tags are part of a joint effort between the TIA, USTA, and industry manufacturers to educate both retailers and consumers on the proper equipment for kids ages 10 and Under.
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10 & Under USTA News Youth Tennis Infographic
In the most recent USTA/TIA tennis participation study, the age demographic that saw the greatest percentage increase in 2012 was young players 6 to 11, which increased 13% from 2011. Clearly, messages about 10 and Under Tennis are reaching kids, their parents, and tennis providers—and all of that is having a positive influence in other industry segments, too. arrow  Read More

For 10U Tennis Providers, the Formula for Success is Simple
Tennis director and former club owner Rick Vetter says it’s not rocket science: Fewer Courts + More Players = More Income. How do you put this formula into practice at your tennis facility? One of the most reliable answers is with 10 and Under Tennis, which brings more kids onto the court at one time. But there’s a bonus, adds Vetter: 10 and Under Tennis also helps you build your base of players for the future.  arrow  Click here to read more

Smash ZoneSmashZone Mobile Tour Hits the Road for Youth Tennis
The United States Tennis Association (USTA)  announced the return of its SmashZone Mobile Tour, which will hit the road for a 22-city tour to introduce youth tennis to kids and parents across the country. SmashZone began as the premier fan interactive attraction at the US Open before being showcased across the country. Since its inception in 2011, SmashZone has attracted more than 2 million people to its tennis courts... arrow  More

USTA Celebrates 10,000 Youth Sized Courts in U.S.
The USTA celebrated the refurbishment and creation of 10,000 youth-sized tennis courts in the U.S. as part of USTA’s commitment to First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative. A celebratory event, Court 10K, was held on March 19 at the Tamiami Tennis Center in Miami to commemorate the milestone.... arrow  More

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