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May 21, 2018

K-Swiss Offers Deal for Play Tennis Month

K‚ÄĘSwiss, the fastest growing tennis footwear brand in the United States specialty channel, announced that consumers can get their new high-end shoe model, the Ultrashot for a $20.00 dollar savings until June 1. The special offer is an effort to support Play Tennis Month and the PHIT America campaign to encourage kids and adults to increase their physical activity levels. (Full story …)

May 19, 2018

USPTA Partners With RacquetFit, Introduces New Certification

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has partnered with RacquetFit to introduce a new certification for tennis-teaching professionals, fitness coaches and medical providers. RacquetFit, an educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to tennis, will be offering seminars throughout the United States for these providers who wish to earn the RacquetFit Certification. (Full story …)

May 12, 2018

K-Swiss Appoints Mike Miringoff VP of Sales, Americas

K-Swiss announced the promotion of Mike Miringoff to VP of Sales for the Americas region. In this new role, Miringoff will report to K-Swiss President Barney Waters and will be responsible for all of K-Swiss’ wholesale business in the U.S. market, along with managing distributors in Canada, Central and South America. (Full story …)

May 11, 2018

USPTA Reaffirms Commitment to Safe Play

Starting January 1, 2019, the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) will require all applicants to complete the Safe Play education modules as a part of the certification process before they can become a certified professional of the association. (Full story …)

Conference Videos Focus on Innovation, Growth, Leadership in the Tennis Industry

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Charleston, S.C., brought together dozens of top speakers and experts to focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development in the tennis and racquet sports industry. This year, many of the presentations throughout the three-day event were videotaped and are available to TOM Conference attendees and others to review. Go to [https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry](https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry). (Full story …)

May 4, 2018

Get Out on Court for Play Tennis Month!

It’s time to get moving—and to get out on the tennis court! The month of May is “Play Tennis Month,” and thousands of tennis programs and events around the country are showcasing the sport and all its health benefits. As one of the healthiest, most fun and most social activities, tennis is attracting players of all ages and abilities. Visit [PlayTennisMonth.com](http://www.playtennismonth.com) to find nearby tennis facilities and programs. (Full story …)

April 30, 2018

PTR Kicks Off Mentor Program

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce it has kicked off its new Mentor Program. The program honors the legacy of PTR Founder Dennis Van der Meer, who recognized the need for industry leaders to help guide, shape and foster earnest professionals in the areas of community, business and athletic development, as well as club management. (Full story …)

April 25, 2018

IMG Academy Selects Dunlop as Official Supplier

Dunlop announced an agreement with IMG Academy, located in Bradenton, FL, to become the official tennis racquet, ball, and accessory provider of its world-class tennis program. As part of the agreement, all tennis coaches will use Dunlop racquets and balls for lessons and training. (Full story …)

'Million Calorie Burn' Leads Off Play Tennis Month, PHIT America Month

They came, they played tennis, and they burned lots of calories. That’s one way to summarize what took place last Friday (April 20) at the Million Calorie Burn, the official kick-off event of PHIT America Month, which starts on May 1. May will also be Play Tennis Month. (Full story …)

Inaugural Tennis Innovation Challenge Winner Tennibot Makes Big Moves

Tennibot, the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector, is seeing major success after winning the inaugural Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge last year. Tennibot ([tennibot.com](http://www.tennibot.com)) is a robot that can autonomously detect tennis balls on the court and collect them for players and coaches, using object detection and advanced algorithms. The app lets players customize where on the court Tennibot will clear tennis balls during practice. (Full story …)

PTR Launches New Coach App

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of the new PTR Coach App, an indispensable tool for tennis coaches. The goal is to provide coaches - and athletes - a specific platform that can be used effectively in helping a player transition and achieve positive change. (Full story …)

 

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