Tennis Industry magazine


Finding the 'Best of the Best'

By Peter Francesconi

Is your facility a leader in delivering tennis programs and providing service to promote the sport?

The TIA and the USTA, together with RSI, are once again looking for the “Top 50 Tennis Welcome Centers” in the U.S. These facilities — public and private — are leading the charge in the growth of the sport by providing well-rounded programs to new and current players of all ages and abilities.

Facilities named to the Top 50 list will be honored with a plaque that they can display. They will also receive special marketing materials and logos to use on their website, in newsletters, emails, press releases, and other communications. Among the Top 50 winners, special recognition will be given for the top-ranked park and recreation tennis facility, public facility, commercial facility, and private facility.

To be a Top 50 choice — out of the more than 2,000 official TWCs in the U.S. — a facility needs to show an increase in participation involving new and returning players, support of industry programs and community tennis development, and be active with other TWC facility requirements. The staff at these winning facilities creates a positive tennis experience for people in their communities. These Top 50 TWCs are, in short, the best of the best.

The TWC initiative, which is free to all facilities, is backed by all sectors of the tennis industry and has played a leading role in the sport’s growth. If your facility is not a Tennis Welcome Center, become one now by visiting or email To nominate your facility for Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center honors, visit and click on “News You Can Use.” The deadline is Nov. 16.

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Peter Francesconi is editorial director of Tennis Industry magazine.



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