Educational Opportunities at January's Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

NORWALK, Conn. (Oct. 9, 2019) - The Tennis Industry Association’s annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference headlines a comprehensive program of educational opportunities at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. Well known for its expert presenters and popular “TOM Talk” format, the TOM Conference will be newly integrated with golf education sessions at the co-located PGA Merchandise Show and with complimentary racquet industry programming at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show.

The TOM Conference is part of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, a four-day B2B event bringing together the global racquet sports industry to drive forward the business of the sport through merchandise sourcing, product testing, educational programs and professional networking events.

TOM Conference In 2020, the TOM Conference will feature the “TOM Talks” series led by industry experts; roundtable discussions to generate ideas and share best practices; a 12-month strategic business-planning workshop; education sessions presented by business leaders from within and outside the tennis/racquet sports industry; and Friday afternoon breakout sessions. View the comprehensive education schedule at

TOM Conference early registration savings are available through Dec. 17, 2019, at Additional conference savings are available to multiple industry associations and continuing education credits are available for members of the United States Professional Tennis Association and Professional Tennis Registry. Admission is free to the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show exhibition, demonstration events, industry presentations and networking programs, and registrants will have complimentary admission to the PGA Merchandise Show floor.

Complimentary Education Programs The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will offer new complimentary educational programs throughout the Show Floor including:

Main Stage Programming — featuring a variety of industry stakeholders sharing the latest research, insights, best practices and trends. Retail Studio — Pop-Up Talks providing retail best practices and strategies from retail industry experts. USPTA Florida Regional Education Day — a one day, complimentary education program for tennis coaches & teachers Co-Located Golf Education Conferences In addition, TOM Conference and Racquet & Paddle Sports registrants will have free access to the co-located PGA Merchandise Show exhibition hall and will be able to register for education sessions at the PGA Show Education Conference, and the Golf Business Conference, organized by the National Golf Course Owners Association. Education session information and registration pricing for both golf education conferences are available at

About the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show is a future-focused B2B event, bringing together racquet sport professionals, industry leaders, facility suppliers, and wide-ranging product manufacturers from around the world for four days of merchandise sourcing, product testing, education and professional networking in the beautiful climate of Orlando, Jan. 21-24. The multi-faceted event includes a curated ONE2ONE buying summit; Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience; comprehensive exhibits of racquet, paddle, tennis and facility products/services; industry presentations; complimentary education programs; and the Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference. The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show is organized by Reed Exhibitions, with support of the Tennis Industry Association, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show. For more information, visit


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