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Mass Merchant/Chain of the Year: PGA Tour Superstore

By Kent Oswald

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, actual courts. Many stores also have Master Racquet Technicians on staff.

The company also works well with its vendors. “PGA is a good partner in helping educate consumers and advocating for our sport,” according to Mickey Maule, Wilson’s regional commercial director of racquet sports. “They go above and beyond in their merchandising support and in showcasing tennis.”

For those questioning why a store with golf in its name is so interested in tennis, Chief Marketing Officer Matt Corey answers: “Golf and tennis go hand-in-hand, with many households having family members playing both. We focus on taking care of our customers one at a time, and our goal is to inspire them to play their best.”

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About the Author

Kent Oswald  is a contributor to TennisNow.com, producer at the JockBookReview.com and a former editor of Tennis Week magazine.

 

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