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January 2017 Monthly Archive

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Industry News

View as PDF Information to help you run your business TSRs Gather for Development Meeting Staff from seven USTA sections gathered in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 18-20 for a TSR Regional Meeting designed to strengthen professional development in both sales... (Click here to read more...)

Executive Point: Dr. Jack Groppel

View as PDF The Tennis Industry’s new Health & Wellness Advisor wants to promote tennis as a fitness activity. Shortly after the US Open, Dr. Jack Groppel, an internationally recognized medical authority and pioneer in the science of human... (Click here to read more...)

Social Media: Video Frequency

YouTube can be an important marketing tool for tennis facilities and teaching pros. (Click here to read more...)

2016 Tennis Industry magazine Champions of Tennis

View as PDF This is the 16th year that Tennis Industry has named our Champions of Tennis, honoring the oft-unsung heroes who go above and beyond in helping to make a difference in tennis and in the business of... (Click here to read more...)

Person of the year: Don Tisdel

Anyone who’s ever undertaken a construction or renovation project knows there are a lot moving parts. This is especially true of the major projects the USTA has pursued in recent years. Creating the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.,... (Click here to read more...)

Tennis Industry Service Award: Randy Futty

When it comes to tennis courts, it’s hard to find someone with more knowledge than Randy Futty. The vice president of business development for California Sports Surfaces — the maker of DecoTurf — Futty has also held key roles... (Click here to read more...)

Private Facility of the year: Sea Colony Tennis Club

Like many resort communities, the Sea Colony Tennis Club in Bethany Beach, Del., has first-rate playing options and programs. Its 34 hard, clay and indoor courts run clinics, lessons, and tournaments for all playing levels, and the club has... (Click here to read more...)

Grassroots Champion of the Year: Scott Hanover

For nearly 20 years, Scott Hanover has made a difference through tennis. Whether it’s a clinic for children or stepping up to organize a new league for young professionals, his passion and desire for growing this sport knows no... (Click here to read more...)

Pro/Specialty Retailer of the Year: Game-Set-Match

Game-Set-Match’s string of stores has been servicing the greater Denver area since 1989 — proof that brick-and-mortar is alive and well. To Adam Burbary and his talented staff, it’s all about connecting with the customer and providing the best... (Click here to read more...)

Municipal Tennis Facility of the Year: Oklahoma City Tennis Center

Steve Henry, director of programming, is more than ready for the Oklahoma City Tennis Center to be open year-round. For four decades, the facility only had outdoor courts, with nearly 45,000 players coming through the doors every year. “But... (Click here to read more...)

Tennis Advocate of the Year: Cindy Huether

“Just getting the community involved” is Cindy Huether’s mantra when it comes to tennis in Sioux Falls, S.D. As executive director of the Sioux Falls Tennis Association, Huether has done that and more to build tennis from the ground... (Click here to read more...)

Builder/Contractor of the Year: Court One

Maybe there is something to the power of three. After all, it says something when a company has been in business for more than three decades, covers a three-state area and has three Certified Tennis Court Builders (CTCB) on... (Click here to read more...)

Public Park of the Year: North Main Athletic Complex

Tennis Industry’s Public Park of the Year, the 42-acre North Main Athletic Complex in Holly Springs, N.C., originally was a “borrow pit” — an area from which soil, sand and gravel were pulled to complete various projects. But today... (Click here to read more...)

Wheelchair tennis Champion of the Year: Dan James

A childhood friend’s illness and a desire to do more helped shape the path of Dan James’ wheelchair coaching career. Rolf Jacobson, both a friend and mentor to James, was a top junior player. Diagnosed with cancer at age... (Click here to read more...)

CTA of the Year: San Antonio Tennis Association

Every year, the San Antonio Tennis Association (SATA) reaches more than 10,000 people with its array of tennis programming and events for all ages and abilities. SATA also works closely with the city’s Parks & Rec Department, as well... (Click here to read more...)

Tennis Sales Rep of the Year: Tim Miles

Sales is not always about selling. At its highest levels it is just as much about sharing. Or at least it is as practiced by Tim Miles, our Sales Rep of the Year. Babolat’s North Florida rep doesn’t serve... (Click here to read more...)

Junior Tennis Champion of the Year: Colette Lewis

In Kalamazoo, Mich., where journalist Colette Lewis grew up, the premier sports event remains the Boys’ 18 and 16 USTA National Championships. Lewis says she loved going to the junior tennis tournament because it was a “huge part of... (Click here to read more...)

Stringer of the Year: Philip van Asselt

Philip van Asselt, owner of Tennis Junction in Bryn Mawr, Pa., has built his store’s reputation around providing great racquet service. A USRSA Master Racquet Technician for more than 24 years, van Asselt makes sure his clients understand the... (Click here to read more...)

Youth Tennis Provider of the Year: Sammy Giammalva

Sammy Giammalva’s visionary style to expand the game of tennis started with the purchase of a fading tennis club in northwest Houston 16 years ago. The former No. 28-ranked ATP player took his mission directly to this community of... (Click here to read more...)

Park & Rec Agency of the Year: COR Tennis/Reading Rec Commission

At a time when many parks and recreation departments are cutting budgets and programs, COR Tennis & the Reading (Pa.) Recreation Commission has helped tennis thrive through the power of community partnerships. Starting small in 1998, COR provided staff... (Click here to read more...)

Innovative Tennis Event of the Year: New Balance High School Championships

The New Balance High School Championships was created in 2014 to honor top high school tennis players from across the United States. The tournament’s growing popularity, both with players and their families, makes it our Innovative Tennis Event of... (Click here to read more...)

High School Coach of the Year: Mark Faber

USPTA Elite Professional Mark Faber is not only head tennis coach at Toledo St. Francis High School in Ohio, he’s also director of tennis at Twos Athletic Club and serves as vice president of the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association.... (Click here to read more...)

Mass Merchant/Chain of the Year: PGA Tour Superstore

PGA Tour Superstore earns customer and manufacturer plaudits with the retail equivalent of an all-court game. Its 27 (and growing) big-box locations each devote about 5,000 square feet to tennis inventory, have in-store hitting alleys and, in some cases,... (Click here to read more...)

String Playtest: Babolat RPM Blast Rough 16

View as PDF Babolat RPM Blast Rough is a textured geometric monofilament polyester string. According to Babolat, it offers maximum spin thanks to its octagonal cross-section, surface roughness and “cross-linked silicone,” which allows the string to “bite” the ball... (Click here to read more...)

Your Serve: Save Our Scoring System

The expanding use of tiebreakers and No-Ad scoring is destroying the game’s integrity. (Click here to read more...)

 

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