Tennis Buying Show to be held in Orlando, FL

The United States Professional Tennis Association’s Tennis Buying Show will be held Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., during the World Conference. Booth space is still available for the largest national tennis-only buying show.

The buying show is part of the larger World Conference, which begins Sept. 23 and annually attracts the who’s who of the tennis industry. Tennis-teaching professionals, industry leaders and representatives, media and manufacturer representatives are expected to attend. Manufacturers are encouraged to submit booth registrations early to guarantee their space since the buying show sells out each year. To obtain booth reservation forms, visit and click on the buying show menu tab or call John Embree at 713-978-7782 ext. 117 or email him at Exhibitors include tennis equipment, apparel and footwear companies, marketers and wholesalers of hard and soft goods, video analysis, Web-based programs and software, teaching aids, court surfacing and lighting, awards, educational materials, nutrition bars and vitamins, and more.

In addition, the USPTA Silent Auction will be held during the buying show. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of exciting items. Past items have included Andy Murray-autographed racquet courtesy of HEAD Penn, Liezel Huber autographed ball courtesy of Liezel Huber, Nike shoes for a year (one pair per quarter) courtesy of Fromuth, Playmate Ball Mower courtesy of Playmate, two tickets to the 2012 U.S. Open courtesy of USTA, two-night stay in a deluxe view room at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., courtesy of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, to name a few. The auction benefits the USPTA foundation, and is a USPTA Lessons for Lifeā„¢ event. Anyone interested in donating an item for the auction can visit and click on silent auction under the special events menu tab to obtain a donation form or call 713-978-7782. All donations are greatly appreciated.


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