October 10, 2023

Har-Tru Acquires Armor Crack Repair

Har-Tru, LLC, a global leader in court construction and surfacing solutions, is pleased to announce its acquisition of Armor Crack Repair, a leader in court crack repair and maintenance since 2000. This strategic addition reinforces Har-Tru's commitment to offering comprehensive and innovative solutions to the tennis and sports building industries. (Full story …)

September 26, 2023

USA Pickleball Announces 'Quiet Category' for Pickleball Products

USA Pickleball, the National Governing Body for the sport of pickleball in the U.S., announced the launch of its Quiet Category for pickleball products, a revolutionary initiative that aims to reduce the sport’s sound output. (Full story …)

March 28, 2023

Promote National Tennis Month for the Month of May!

May is National Tennis Month! And while many would argue that every month should be tennis month, for the last few years, NTM in May has been an increasingly active platform to help grow the game. (Full story …)

March 15, 2023

Selkirk Sport Enters Partnership with Country Club Owner Invited

Selkirk Sport, the leading pickleball equipment and paddle manufacturer, announced a groundbreaking pickleball partnership with Invited, the Dallas-based corporation and largest owner and operator of private golf and country clubs in the United States. (Full story …)

February 21, 2023

USPTA Signs Multi-Year, Non-Exclusive Deal with RacquetDesk, CourtReserve

The United States Professional Tennis Association is pleased to announce a multi-year endorsement with both CourtReserve and RacquetDesk, as the Official Software Services Providers of the USPTA. (Full story …)

February 2, 2023

USPTA Acquires Multi-Year Endorsement Deal with Dunlop as Official Ball

The United States Professional Tennis Association is pleased to announce a multi-year endorsement with Dunlop as the Official Tennis Ball of the USPTA. (Full story …)

January 31, 2023

Cardio Tennis Announces Instructor Training Courses

Check out Cardio Tennis instructor training in your area. Course fee is $75, and participants earn Continuing Education Credits from the USPTA, PTR and other national governing bodies. (Full story …)

Jean Mills to be Inducted into PTR Hall of Fame

Jean Hughes Mills, a past president of the Professional Tennis Registry, will be inducted into the PTR Hall of Fame at the organization’s upcoming PTR International Tennis Symposium, to be held in Hilton Head Island, S.C., February 6-9. (Full story …)

December 31, 2022

Foundation Tennis Reacquired by Founder; Reaffirms Commitment to Customer Service

n an effort to bolster customer service and help tennis and racquet sports businesses better serve their players and members, Foundation Tennis has been reacquired by its founder and original owner, Charlie Ruddy. (Full story …)

December 15, 2022

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2022 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Michael McNulty of New Orleans, the president and chairman of the board for the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA), has been named “Person of the Year” for 2022 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2023 issue. McNulty led off the magazine’s 22nd annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honor people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

October 21, 2022

ICP Introduces CoolTop Cool Pigment Technology to CSS Product Lineup

ICP has formulated CoolTop® Cool Pigment Technology - a new range of vibrant topcoat colours that, through infrared reflective pigments, reduce acrylic athletic court surface temperature via solar reflectance (when compared to standard competitor court surfaces), assisting in overall player comfort. (Full story …)

September 22, 2022

Entrepreneurs Invest $180 Million for 15 Indoor Private Pickleball Clubs in Florida

Commercial real estate entrepreneurs Brian and Valerie McCarthy, along with business partner Matthew Gordon, have set their sights on Florida for deploying more than $180 million to build at least 15 indoor private pickleball clubs. (Full story …)

August 15, 2022

ASBA Debuts New Quarterly Magazine for Builders, Suppliers, Designers

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders, design professionals and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, announces the launch of its new quarterly magazine, Build It Right. (Full story …)

August 1, 2022

USTA Working with Retailers, Providers for 'Try Tennis Free' Pilots

The USTA, working with local retailers and tennis providers, is running free lesson pilot programs in three markets: Denver, Atlanta and Chicago. For the “Try Tennis Free” pilots, consumers purchase a racquet then get rewarded with a QR code or gift card for a free lesson at a local club or facility. (Full story …)

June 21, 2022

USTA Launches ITF World Tennis Number Widget on

The USTA announced that individuals who have played in USTA events and programs are now able to access their ITF World Tennis Number at This will be the first look at the ITF World Tennis Number for the vast majority of players in the U.S. (Full story …)

May 16, 2022

Slinger, Related Properties Become Connexa Sports Technologies

Slinger Bag Inc. announced today the transformation of Slinger into Connexa Sports Technologies Inc. (“Connexa Sports”), a connected sports technology company that brings together Slinger, PlaySight Interactive, Ltd. (“PlaySight”) GAMEFACE.AI and Foundation Sports Systems, LLC (“Foundation Tennis”). As part of this transformation, Slinger redomiciled from Nevada to Delaware and, effective May 16, 2022, changed its name from Slinger Bag Inc. to Connexa Sports Technologies Inc. With its portfolio of companies, and over one million users on its combined platform, Connexa Sports ( is building a leading connected consumer brand in sports. (Full story …)

Jonathan Fralick Named Invited’s National Director of Racquet Sports

Invited, formerly ClubCorp, announced that Jonathan Fralick has been named National Director of Racquet Sports. In this role, Fralick will oversee all racquet sport operations across Invited’s portfolio of 200 owned or operated golf and country clubs, city clubs, and stadium clubs. (Full story …)

March 9, 2022

Tennis Providers: Celebrate Tennis at TIU Events in Boston, Cary, K.C.

In April, Tennis Industry United Partner Organizations will be hosting free “appreciation parties” in Boston, Cary, N.C., and Kansas City in an effort to thank tennis directors, teaching professionals, and community leaders for all they’re doing to keep tennis thriving in and around these communities. (Full story …)

February 3, 2022

Tourna Launches New 850-ES Stringing Machine

Tourna recently launched the new 850-ES stringing machine, with its patented (and exclusive to Tourna) “down-press” clamps. To view a video of the 850-ES in action, click here. For more information, visit or contact 800-554-3707 or (Full story …)

January 31, 2022

USTA President Shares Message on National Tennis Month for May

USTA Chairman of the Board and President Michael McNulty shared a message on Monday about the upcoming National Tennis Month for the month of May. Visit to download the National Tennis Month logo and NTM email signature, and later this month, other free resources to help promote tennis and your business for NTM. (Full story …)

December 10, 2021

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2021 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Toni Wiley of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center is Racquet Sports Industry magazine’s “Person of the Year” and USTA Southern Executive Director John Callen receives RSI’s inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award,” while individuals and organizations from across the country are recognized in 24 additional categories. (Full story …)

December 1, 2021

Troon Acquires Peter Burwash International

Troon, a leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has acquired Peter Burwash International (PBI), a leading tennis management company whose portfolio includes over 30 properties globally. (Full story …)

August 19, 2021

USTA Names 2021 Outstanding Facility Award Recipients

The USTA announced that 25 tennis facilities were named winners of the USTA’s annual Outstanding Facility Award, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. (Full story …)

June 22, 2021

Nominate for the USTA Outstanding Facility Awards

Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply now for the 39th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program. (Full story …)

April 26, 2021

Celebrate National Tennis Month in May!

May is once again National Tennis Month! Share this monthlong celebration of tennis with the hashtag #NationalTennisMonth and plug your grassroots programs into this great promotion to grow the sport. Read USTA President Mike McNulty's message on NTM. (Full story …)

February 15, 2021

PTR Symposium Sessions Available Online; Register by Feb. 21

The PTR International Tennis Symposium—held virtually last week, reports record-breaking attendance, with more than 1,000 tennis coaches registered from 61 countries. Now, tennis providers can “virtually attend” the PTR Symposium and have access to more than 35 hours of content through March 12. (Full story …)

December 16, 2020

Sports Construction Industry Veteran Chris Rossi Joins Har-Tru

Har-Tru, LLC is excited to announce that Chris Rossi has joined the company to serve as an Outside Sales Representative. Har-Tru has been focusing on the growth of their acrylic Sports Coatings line of products, and Rossi will be helping lead and develop this segment of the business for Har-Tru as well. (Full story …)

Racquet Sports Industry Names 2020 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Michael Dowse, the CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2021 issue. Dowse led off the magazine’s 20th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honor people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

Slinger Bag Announces New Technology Platform and App

Slinger Bag has commenced development of a new technology platform and mobile app to be powered by award-winning artificial intelligence (AI) sports technology. (Full story …)

December 11, 2020

USTA Statement on Possible COVID-19 Transmission on Tennis Balls

The USTA released a statement regarding possible COVID-19 transmission on tennis balls, following a recent study whose conclusion was supported by the ITF Sport Science and Medicine Commission, USTA Sport Science Committee and USTA Medical Advisory Group. (Full story …)

November 30, 2020

PTR International Tennis Symposium to be Virtual Event

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its premier coach education event - the PTR International Tennis Symposium - February 9-11 as a virtual event. (Full story …)

November 5, 2020

California Sports Surfaces Launches Ultra Performance Series

ICP has launched its California Sports Surfaces Ultra Performance Series, a reformulation of its Plexipave® and DecoTurf® products that delivers exceptional abrasion resistance, improved permeability, excellent coverage, a streamlined color palette and other qualities demanded in the world’s most competitive sports surface applications. (Full story …)

October 21, 2020

Slinger Bag Enters Distribution Deal in Chile

Slinger Bag announced a five-year distribution agreement with Sporting Brands, one of Chile’s established tennis distribution specialists, with over 30 years of in-market experience. (Full story …)

October 6, 2020

USTA, Genesis Health Clubs Partner to Grow Tennis Participation

The USTA and Genesis Health Clubs today announced a strategic partnership that brings together the national governing body for tennis in the United States with one of the largest health and tennis club companies in the country. (Full story …)

October 1, 2020

Tech Startup Helps Keep Tournaments Alive in U.S.

Match Tennis App® is helping keep tennis tournaments alive throughout the United States through the creation of its Virtual Tournament Desk® (VTD) technology. (Full story …)

August 20, 2020

GSI Executive Search Taps Andrew Minnelli for Racquet Sports Position

GSI Executive Search, an Ethos Club & Leisure Alliance company and one of the nation’s leading recruitment firms specializing in placements for the private club and hospitality industries, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Minnelli, USPTA, PTR as Principal. (Full story …)

August 19, 2020

USTA Middle States Announces 'The Tennis Conference' During September

USTA Middle States recently announced The Tennis Conference, a month-long, digital training experience, organized as a benefit to the outstanding provider network of USTA Middle States and beyond. (Full story …)

July 17, 2020

ASBA Plans Virtual Options for Technical Meeting, Trade Show in December

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has made the decision to cancel its in-person 2020 Technical Meeting and Trade Show in San Antonio, Texas. The meeting was originally scheduled to take place December 4-7. (Full story …)

June 17, 2020

PTR’s Level 2 Certification Accredited by NCACE

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has received full accreditation by the National Committee for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) under the auspices of the United States Center for Coaching Excellence (USCCE). The NCACE accreditation was for PTR’s recently launched Level 2 Certification. (Full story …)

June 8, 2020

USTA Announces Sweeping Plan to Reorganize, Prioritize

The USTA announced a transformational plan that aligns the organization to both execute against the USTA mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis as well as combat the negative long-reaching financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Full story …)

June 2, 2020

ClearSpan Structures Offers Financial Special for Month of June

ClearSpan Structures is offering a financing special to run for the month of June that allows those who qualify to get no interest financing for 12 months if the order is paid in full within a year. (Full story …)

May 31, 2020

Foundation Tennis's ‘Play Safe' Solutions Offer Online Bookings, Payments

Looking to get your courts and facility up and running safely for your staff, members and players? [Foundation Tennis]( has developed a low-cost, turn-key “Play Safe” offer that will help you and your staff implement the USTA’s guidelines for playing tennis safely, while helping your facility get back on the path to profitability. (Full story …)

May 7, 2020

Offer Your Players the “Ultimate Tennis Courses Bundle”

To help tennis providers recoup some of their lost income from the COVID-19 pandemic, a key project team of the Tennis Industry United campaign has coordinated and developed the “Ultimate Tennis Courses Bundle”—a collection of 37 instructional videos that tennis facilities and individual teaching pros can sell to tennis players and club members. (Full story …)

April 17, 2020

USTA Announces Next Phase of Support for Tennis Industry

The USTA announced a comprehensive suite of programs to support the tennis industry, which is battling the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This announcement is the second phase of ongoing efforts that the USTA is developing in concert with the American tennis industry. The overarching goal of these efforts is to provide immediate relief, spur the industry’s recovery, and help the industry rebuild when the crisis passes. (Full story …)

April 13, 2020

USTA Update on Suspension of Play and Event Changes

Due to the continued situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and after discussions with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, effective immediately the USTA will extend the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events through May 31. (Full story …)

April 8, 2020

Slinger Bag Partners with Leading Distribution Company Globeride Inc.

Slinger Bag Inc., a sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports, with an initial focus on the global tennis market, has announced its inaugural global distribution agreement with the leading Japanese sporting equipment distributor, Globeride Inc. (Full story …)

March 31, 2020

Tennis Industry Resources for Financial Aid and Assistance

Leading organizations in the tennis industry have collaborated to provide a [centralized location ]( share information about the financial assistance and relief programs available for everyone in the tennis community affected by COVID-19. (Full story …)

February 17, 2020

Universal Tennis Named PTR Partner of the Year

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during its International Tennis Symposium on Hilton Head Island, S.C., including its "Partner of the Year" award, to Universal Tennis. (Full story …)

January 30, 2020

Bleachr's TennisONE App Wins Fifth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge

The winner of the 2020 Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge is Bleachr LLC’s TennisONE App, which is a mobile hub for all things tennis, providing live scoring, AI “ball tracer” technology, player stats, social games and other tennis content. (Full story …)

January 13, 2020

PTR Receives USTA Provisional Accreditation

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that it has received provisional accreditation from the United States Tennis Association. USTA’s accreditation program sets uniform standards for the development of those new to the profession and will include ongoing coaching education for all certified professionals who are members of accredited organizations. (Full story …)

December 19, 2019

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2019 “Champions of Tennis”

Dan Faber, the executive director of the USTA Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2019 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine (formerly Tennis Industry magazine) in the publication’s [January 2020 issue]( Faber led off the magazine’s 19th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

October 17, 2019

Daxko Buys Facility Management Software Provider TennisSource

Daxko announced Wednesday that it acquired TennisSource, a provider of tennis facility management software solutions. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. (Full story …)

September 19, 2019

TD Sports West Supplies Portable Court for USPTA World Conference

The USPTA has partnered with TD Sports West to become the official portable tennis court supplier of the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s. TD Sports West will install a full-size tennis court in the convention space at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. (Full story …)

USTA, ClubCorp Partner to Grow Tennis Participation in the U.S.

he USTA and ClubCorp announced a strategic alliance that brings together one of the largest tennis operators in the nation and the national governing body for tennis in the United States. Through this alliance, both parties will combine resources to continue growing the sport of tennis, with particular focus on attracting younger players. (Full story …)

September 10, 2019

'Discovery Challenge' Presents Innovative Solutions for Growing Tennis

This year’s TIA Tennis Forum, held in New York on the opening day of the US Open, included a unique Tennis Industry “Discovery Challenge,” a collaborative effort designed to foster creative ideas and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis. (Full story …)

Challenges, Opportunities Presented at Annual TIA Tennis Forum

Nearly 250 tennis leaders, industry executives and tennis providers came together on the first day of play at the US Open for the 12th annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, held at the Grand Hyatt New York. (Full story …)

August 18, 2019

Complimentary Registration Opens for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at []( (Full story …)

'Discovery Challenge' to Present Creative Ideas for Growing the Sport

This year’s [TIA TENNIS FORUM]( will include a unique Tennis Industry “DISCOVERY CHALLENGE,” a collaborative effort designed to foster creative ideas and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis. (Full story …)

June 30, 2019

Pre-Register for 2020 TOM Conference & Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The TIA’s Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 22-24th at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. This will mark the second year that the TOM Conference will be part of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show. (Full story …)

June 28, 2019

Universal Tennis Releases Free UTR Mobile Tennis App

Universal Tennis released a first-of-its-kind mobile tennis application now available in the App Store®. With the new UTR app, it is now even easier for players of all skill levels around the world to discover more opportunities to connect through tennis. (Full story …)

April 3, 2019

ThanksUSA Partners with PPR to Support Military Families

The national scholarship organization ThanksUSA announced that Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is supporting its Play It Forward Charity Challenge (, in which coaches combine PLAYING their favorite sport with PAYING it forward by making a personal donation of thanks to our military. (Full story …)

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Announces Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the creation of the Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy, a world-class program that offers comprehensive development for highly competitive junior tennis players. (Full story …)

April 1, 2019

8th Annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp May 6-9

The eighth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp will take place May 6-9, 2019 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104. (Full story …)

March 20, 2019

PTR Adds Education Administrative Coordinator to Staff

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to welcome Milena Stephens as its new Education Administrative Coordinator. In this position, Stephens will ensure every member has the resources to be fully prepared for a certification workshop or event. She will serve as the liaison between hosts and participants to guarantee each has the best possible and most rewarding experience. She will also process cores and communicate with PTR members. (Full story …)

March 15, 2019

PTR/PPR Creates 'PickTEN' Program to Benefit Pickleball and Tennis

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce the creation of PickTEN, a revolutionary program aimed at growing both pickleball and tennis. (Full story …)

March 14, 2019

Black Knight Introduces Knight Trainer Pro Robotic Badminton Feeder

Black Knight Canada has introduced a completely redesigned version of their highly successful Knight Trainer, the world’s first practical badminton machine, released in 2008. The new Knight Trainer Pro is far more advanced with more control features and increased versatility. (Full story …)

LSI Industries Adds Nelson Wesley as VP-Strategic Initiatives

LSI Industries Inc. has hired Nelson Wesley as Vice President Strategic Initiatives. Nelson will oversee initiatives focused on improving sales, driving operational efficiency and ultimately improving financial performance of the company. As a senior level leader, he will report to the CMO, Scott Coleman. (Full story …)

February 28, 2019

Slinger Bag Appoints Former Prince Exec Mike Ballardie as CEO

Slinger Bag, makers of the world’s most portable tennis ball launcher, announced that Mike Ballardie has been named CEO of the company. Ballardie brings to Slinger Bag his extensive market knowledge and brand leadership experience in the global tennis industry including most recently as CEO of Prince, one of the world’s leading tennis brands. The move comes on the heels of Slinger Bag’s successful crowdfunding campaign last year, which raised over $1 million. (Full story …)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Selected to Manage Operations at Sand Valley

Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the nation’s leading tennis management company, has been selected to manage tennis operations at Sand Valley, a seasonal location featuring world-class golf and tennis facilities in Rome, Wisconsin. (Full story …)

February 5, 2019

PPR Creates Youth Development Education for Coaches

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) announced it has expanded its education by creating a new program - Youth Development - for pickleball coaches. The inaugural workshop will be conducted during the East Coast PPR Conference on Hilton Head Island Feb. 16. (Full story …)

January 31, 2019

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Brings Industry Together in Orlando

The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

January 20, 2019

Kolkmann to Present Court Builder Seminars

Fred Kolkmann Tennis & Sports Surfaces is providing a series of seminars that deal with court construction and maintenance issues, the latest technology in court construction and renovation, the life cycle cost analysis for court construction, long-term court reconstruction/renovation, and other topics. (Full story …)

January 17, 2019

APT Welcomes Randy Futty as General Manager of Laykold

APT is proud to welcome Randy Futty to its staff as General Manager of Laykold. Futty brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Laykold team. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities as the General Manager of Laykold Sports Surfaces, Futty manages domestic relationships with the USTA, USPTA and PTR, USAPA, ITA, ASBA, NRPA and a number of sports’ governing bodies and industry organizations. (Full story …)

January 15, 2019

PTR to Hold Tennis Coaches Summit in Indian Wells

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the second annual Tennis Coaches Summit will be held at The Lakes Country Club, in Palm Desert, Calif. The event will be held March 7-8, 2019, during the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament to which attendees will have exclusive access. PTR and the Women’s Tennis Coaches Association (WTCA) are co-sponsoring the Tennis Coaches Summit. (Full story …)

January 10, 2019

Nicole Hobson Joins PPR Staff

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce the hiring of its first full time employee. As Member Services Manager, Nicole Hobson will serve more than 1,000 PPR members - and counting - with the quality and commitment expected in a subsidiary of PTR. The Nashville native has moved to Hilton Head Island where PPR Headquarters is located. (Full story …)

December 20, 2018

RAPS Demo Day/Welcome Party Set for USTA National Campus Jan. 23

Racquet sports professionals can attend, free of charge, the Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party—the “Lake Nona Experience XX19”—are part of the inaugural three-day Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS), Jan. 23-25, in Orlando, Fla. Complimentary industry registration is required to attend and available at []( (Full story …)

December 13, 2018

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2018 “Champions of Tennis”

Larry Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of software giant Oracle, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s [January 2019 issue]( Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 12, 2018

Three Finalists Chosen to Present At Fourth ‘Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge’

Three finalists have been chosen to present at the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, Fla. AccuTennis, PlayTennisConnect and SPARC-Virtual Tennis will present five-minute pitches about their new product or service to a panel of judges—and in front of an audience of tennis and racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition to determine a winner. (Full story …)

November 28, 2018

PBI Announces 2019 Adult World Tennis Camp Sites

Tennis management company Peter Burwash International (PBI) has announced the locations and schedule of its 2019 World Tennis Camp Series. The four- to five-day intensive camps are featured at some of the most beautiful and highly rated tennis destinations in the world. (Full story …)

November 26, 2018

Har-Tru to Launch Acrylic Sports Coatings Line

Har-Tru, LLC is excited to announce that Paul Harris has joined the company to serve as the Sports Coatings Manager. Har-Tru has been focusing on developing and launching their acrylic Sports Coatings line of products, and Harris will be leading this segment of the business for Har-Tru. (Full story …)

November 15, 2018

Mizuno Selects Tennis Specialty Inc. as U.S. Footwear Distributor

Mizuno, the global specialty sporting goods company, has secured the services of Tennis Specialty Inc., based in Louisville, Colo., as the U.S. distribution partner responsible for sales and customer service with the introduction of Mizuno performance tennis footwear across the U.S. (Full story …)

November 1, 2018

All Racquet Sports Creates First 'Made in U.S.' Padel Court

All Racquet Sports has announced that the first “Made in the USA” padel court was recently completed outside of Reading, Pa. The court and design lead the way to meet the future demands for the growth of the fastest growing sport in the world. Padel started in Mexico, found its way to Argentina and exploded in popularity in Europe. (Full story …)

October 25, 2018

USPTA Partners with InsureStat for Disability Insurance

On behalf of its members, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into an agreement with InsureSTAT to provide long term disability insurance on a discounted basis to USPTA members. (Full story …)

Cliff Drysdale Management Launches Professional Tennis U

Cliff Drysdale Management, the tennis management company, has partnered with the John Newcombe Tennis Ranch to offer a new elite tennis management training program, Professional Tennis U (PTU). Beginning in 2019, chosen candidates will be selected for an immersive experience in tennis programming, marketing and media, human resources, finance and much more. (Full story …)

October 19, 2018

USPTA Offers Equivalency Pathway for PTR Members

The United States Professional Tennis Association board of directors has approved an equivalency pathway to membership for current and former certified Professional Tennis Registry members. The program, which will run through 2019, allows PTR certified tennis professionals an expedited process that will consider their current and former certified membership status. (Full story …)

October 17, 2018

'Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge' Attracts Influential Panel of Judges

A high-powered panel of judges will consider the entries in the fourth “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge,” which promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), this unique competition will take place on Jan. 24, 2019, during the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference ([]( (Full story …)

October 11, 2018

USPTA National Awards Program Open for Nominations

LAKE NONA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2018) - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Awards Program. The Association is looking for deserving tennis-teaching professionals and coaches who are growing the game of... (Full story …)

New Racquet Sports/Wellness Facility Approved in Raleigh

Triangle Racquet Sports, LLC, with support from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), is excited to announce a state-of-the-art racquet sports and health and wellness facility coming to Brier Creek in Raleigh. The Raleigh City Council unanimously approved a 50-year lease with extensions up to 100 years for the venue located on the 48-acre lot of land owned by the City of Raleigh on Mt. Herman Road. (Full story …)

ITA, California Sports Surfaces Extend Agreement

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and California Sports Surfaces are excited to announce an extension of their alliance, whereby California Sports Surfaces will be recognized as the Official Court Surfacing Provider of the ITA. (Full story …)

September 20, 2018

Inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Jan. 23-25 in Orlando

The inaugural [Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference]( will be held Jan. 23-25, 2019, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will feature a hands-on product demo experience and opening welcome party at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona; and a curated ONE2ONE buying summit, Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and an exhibit pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations at the Orange County Convention Center. (Full story …)

September 5, 2018

USTA Groups Pledge $350,000 to Restore Puerto Rico Tennis Facilities

The USTA, the 17 USTA Sections and the USTA Foundation announced they have pledged to donate $350,000 to restore tennis facilities and restart tennis programming throughout Puerto Rico. It has been one year since the devastation across the island, and the goal of this effort would be to give the children and families in Puerto Rico the opportunity to enjoy all of the benefits that the game of tennis can provide. (Full story …)

August 7, 2018

Vic Braden, Jim Fromuth to Join TI Hall of Fame Aug. 27

Tennis players, and the tennis industry, can thank both the late Vic Braden and Jim Fromuth for helping to improve their games and grow this sport. Braden, whose tennis academies, books and videos brought tennis to the masses, and Fromuth, the founder of a tennis equipment distribution company, both have had a hand in millions of players enjoying the game over the last four decades. Both men will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 27. (Full story …)

August 2, 2018

HEAD Penn to Sponsor Professional Pickleball Registry

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce a three-year sponsorship agreement with HEAD Penn. HEAD is the Official Paddle and Bag of PPR. (Full story …)

July 25, 2018

PHIT Act Passes the House, Now Moves to Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2018) — In a major step to help overcome the “Inactivity Pandemic” and improve the health of Americans, the U.S. House of Representatives late this afternoon passed the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a... (Full story …)

July 13, 2018

PHIT Act Passes Key Committee Vote, Moves to Full House

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a vote of 28-6. The PHIT Act will be part of a larger package of health savings account (HSA) reform measures that the full House will vote on later this month. (Full story …)

July 11, 2018

International Tennis Hall of Fame Partners with UTR

Universal Tennis (UTR) and the International Tennis Hall of Fame (ITHF) have developed a partnership to enhance and grow tennis for a new generation of players. (Full story …)

July 9, 2018

Troon Acquires Cliff Drysdale Management

Troon®, a leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce the company's acquisition of Cliff Drysdale Management (CDM), the nation’s largest tennis management company. The acquisition, completed in early July, brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling at locations around the world for more than two decades. (Full story …)

June 27, 2018

11th Annual TIA Tennis Forum Aug. 27 in New York

The annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The 11th annual Forum will include the latest news and research about the state of the tennis industry, business insights, updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation, and recognition of the 2018 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame inductees. (Full story …)

New Tennis Participation Report Available from TIA

The 2018 Tennis Participation Report has been published and is available for members. The 24-page report, produced by the Tennis Industry Association in partnership with the Physical Activity Council, includes the most recent data and trends through year-end 2017 for tennis participation, consumer spending, fitness and health, fans, tennis interest, cross participation in other sports, and more. (Full story …)

Play Tennis Month Helps Rally the Industry

More than 2,300 tennis events in 32 states were registered as part of official Play Tennis Month activities during the month of May. All the events were searchable on so current, new and returning tennis players could easily find local places and times to play. (Full story …)

Register Now for 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference in NYC

Register for the 44th Tennis Teachers Conference, which will be Aug. 24-27 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. More than 1,000 tennis professionals and industry leaders are expected to attend the event, which his presented by the USTA and USPTA, and also will serve as the USPTA’s World Conference. (Full story …)

June 5, 2018

PPR to be Education & Certification Partner of USA Pickleball Association

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR), the newly formed subsidiary of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), is pleased to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) to become the Official Education and Certification Partner of USAPA. The multi-year agreement will be a tremendous benefit to thousands of coaches who want to add or enhance their coaching skills and become certified in pickleball. (Full story …)

May 25, 2018

Har-Tru Launches Windscreen Design Center

Har-Tru, LLC is launching a new Windscreen Design Center on June 4th. The online design center will be housed on the company’s website - The purpose of the design center is to use technology to simplify an otherwise tedious and complex customization and ordering process. (Full story …)

May 21, 2018

K-Swiss Offers Deal for Play Tennis Month

K•Swiss, 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 11, 2018

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 []( (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 []( to find nearby tennis facilities and programs. (Full story …)

April 12, 2018

Unique LED Lighting System Wins Third Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 12, 2018) — The third edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry—took place this week during the Tennis Owners &... (Full story …)

April 4, 2018

National Wounded Warrior Camp Set for May 7-10

The seventh annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp is scheduled to take place May 7-10, 2018 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104. (Full story …)

March 26, 2018

Top Speakers and Experts to Present At TOM Conference

Dozens of top speakers and experts will present at the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8. Visit []( for information and to register (day session registration available). (Full story …)

March 21, 2018

USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards

The United States Tennis Association today announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 17-19 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad, Calif. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon. (Full story …)

March 20, 2018

Har-Tru Celebrates 10 Years of ClayTech

Har-Tru, LLC is excited to share that the company is celebrating 10 years of ClayTech in 2018 by hosting play events around the country. ClayTech is a hybrid clay court that offers all the benefits and playability of clay without all the maintenance. The surface was developed and sold in Europe prior to its introduction to the US. (Full story …)

March 13, 2018

Nominate For the USTA Outstanding Facility Awards

Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply now for the 37th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program. (Full story …)

March 4, 2018

Tennis Owners & Managers Conference Set for Charleston, S.C., in April

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will bring together tennis business owners, managers and decision-makers, with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8, and day session registration available. Visit []( (Full story …)

February 27, 2018

Oracle, Universal Tennis Team Up to Grow UTR

Universal Tennis and Oracle announced a strategic partnership to further develop and grow Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), the leading algorithm-based, big-data rating system and digital platform for tennis players. (Full story …)

February 12, 2018

Tennis Industry Rallies For ‘Play Tennis Month’ in May

Tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as "Play Tennis Month" to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life. (Full story …)

February 8, 2018

USTA Mid-Atlantic Selects Prince William County for New Home of Tennis

The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section will move its headquarters to Prince William County, Va., and create a new home of Mid-Atlantic tennis in the community. USTA Mid-Atlantic, with a mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, is pursuing development of a tennis complex to help support local players, pave the way for growth of the game and introduce the sport to the next generation of tennis players in the region. (Full story …)

January 22, 2018

2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series Schedule Announced

The USPTA has announced the dates for the 2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series. Now in its 13th year, the USPTA Surface Championship Series gives USPTA-certified professionals an opportunity to showcase their playing skills and earn prize money. The tournaments are open to all USPTA-certified professionals in good standing. (Full story …)

January 9, 2018

Kiawah Island Names Roy Barth Director Emeritus of Tennis

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the retirement of Director of Tennis Roy Barth effective January 1. Barth now becomes Director Emeritus for the resort upon his retirement. After a lengthy search, Kiawah Island Golf Resort named Barth’s son, Jonathan Barth, as the new Director of Tennis. (Full story …)

December 18, 2017

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2017 'Champions of Tennis'

Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

November 1, 2017

Top Speakers to Present at 5th Annual TOM Conference

Top experts and consultants both inside and outside of the tennis industry are signing up to share their expertise and knowledge at the fifth annual [TOM Conference](, which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership. (Full story …)

June 14, 2017

CDT launches lifestyle program

The Nation’s Top Tennis Management Company Launches Online Subscription Program Offering A Multitude Of Benefits Customized For Tennis Lovers (Full story …)

May 5, 2016

CDT partners rank in the top 10

The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami and Omni Amelia Island Plantation Shine with Commanding Ratings in TRO’s Annual List (Full story …)

March 18, 2016

Rebuilding Cuba's National Tennis Center

Hinding Tennis to Make History in Cuba (Full story …)

February 20, 2016

PTR names Public Facility of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20... (Full story …)

PTR names Private Facility of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20, on... (Full story …)

January 28, 2016

Drysdale partners with Cincinnati TC

Greg Drysdale Announced as the Famed Club’s New Director of Tennis (Full story …)

December 10, 2015

ASBA honors distinguished sports facilities

Ellicott City, MD - The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA... (Full story …)

May 21, 2015

CopperWynd announces new Director of Tennis

The renowned Scottsdale resort program to be led by Director of Tennis Mark Chellas (Full story …)

March 9, 2015

Albany welcomes Harry Gilbert

New Providence, The Bahamas - Albany, the luxury resort community in The Bahamas jointly owned by Tavistock Group, Tiger Woods and Ernie Els, is pleased to welcome United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Elite Professional and former USPTA National President... (Full story …)

December 9, 2014

ASBA honors distinguished facilities

Forest Hill, MD — The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced the winners of its annual awards. Awards are presented each year to facilities built by ASBA... (Full story …)

September 26, 2014

Community Tennis Day at Sea Colony

The inaugural event at the Bethany Beach, Delaware, tennis facility, features complimentary clinics by certified instructors followed by informal round robin play, plus information about junior tennis academies, weekend tennis camps, winter memberships and an open house at the newly renovated and expanded facility. (Full story …)

September 22, 2014

Club Med Generation Cup expanding

Hall of Famer Rosie Casals with her company Sportswoman, Inc., and Rich Neher with Tennis Media Group have made a change to the club med generation cup series. It is now open to any one wishing to play in the... (Full story …)

May 1, 2014

The top 100 tennis resorts and camps

Tennis Resorts Online, the web’s leading source of tennis-travel information, has just released its annual rankings of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps worldwide. To guarantee an authoritative list, the results have been compiled from evaluations submitted by tennis... (Full story …)

July 25, 2013

TennisHub offers free electronic court sheet manager

TennisHub Inc. announced that it will offer its electronic court sheet manager to tennis providers for free until August 18. TennisHub enables users to manage all on-court activities in one interface, providing a more effective platform for managing the nerve... (Full story …)

April 16, 2013

Top juniors hit MAC for training camp

MANCHESTER, MA — This weekend, Manchester Athletic Club welcomed 24 of the most elite junior tennis players across the northeast region of the nation to come together for a two-day, high-intensity camp that focused on player training, character on and... (Full story …)

August 20, 2012

Resort serves up championship tennis

Top-rated pros, led by Ted Lepisto, offer lessons, clinics, social play lessons (Full story …)

March 2, 2012

Omni Amelia Island partners with Cliff Drysdale

Summary: The tennis program at the world-renowned Omni Amelia Island Plantation has for a long time been noted as one of the world’s best. Currently undergoing a spectacular, expansion project dubbed “The Re-Imagination of the Omni Amelia Island Plantation,” the tennis program will also be re-imagined and reinvigorated with the energy and enthusiasm brought to the game by the professionals at Cliff Drysdale Tennis. (Full story …)

February 8, 2011

New Tennis Facility to Open in NYC

Unique Facility Once Home to Tennis, Indoor Ski Slope and CBS TV to House Tennis Again (Full story …)

October 6, 2010

Midtown Tennis Celebrates 40 Years

Chicago Club Set World-Wide Tennis Standard (Full story …)

June 28, 2010

iTUSA Signs Deal with Spanish Tennis Federation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch is proud to announce that its tennis partner, iTUSA, International Tennis USA, headquartered at the resort, has just signed an agreement with the Royal Spanish Tennis Federation and... (Full story …)

May 6, 2010

USPTA's Gill Recognized

Vice president receives Distinguished Club Award for Ibis Golf & Country Club. (Full story …)

April 22, 2010

ITHF Presents 'The Casino'

On the building's 130th anniversary, the new exhibit will chronicle the architectural and social history of a building that was considered to be America's first country club. (Full story …)

April 7, 2010

Darling Tennis Center now USTA Certified

Las Vegas Facility Becomes 11th USTA Certified Regional Training Center, Expanding USTA Player Development’s Programming Throughout the Country. (Full story …)

March 9, 2010

Dallas to Unveil 16 New Youth Tennis Courts

City’s Oldest Courts at Kiest Park Revamped into Texas’ First QuickStart Tennis Site. (Full story …)

March 5, 2010

PTR to Host Club & Facility Conference

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its second Tennis Club and Facility Conference May 19-21, 2010 at PTR Headquarters on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The three day event has been designed specifically for tennis... (Full story …)

February 16, 2010

Hawks Cay Resort Partners with Drysdale Tennis

Duck Key, FL — Cliff Drysdale Tennis is pleased to announce a new partnership with Hawks Cay Resort, which will include the renovation and expansion of it’s tennis program, as stated by Cliff Drysdale Tennis’ CEO, Don Henderson, today. The... (Full story …)

February 9, 2010

Atlanta Tennis Championships Selects Site

Atlanta Athletic Club to host 2010 tournament. (Full story …)

January 19, 2010

BallenIsles CC Hosts Int'l Senior Women’s Tournament

Les Grandes Dames International Senior Women’s Tennis Tournament to be held at New Sports Complex. (Full story …)

December 4, 2009

USTA Southern Announces 2009 Awards

QuickStart facilities honored. (Full story …)

October 13, 2009

Tecnifibre Signs New Partnership with 6th Sense

Tecnifibre has just signed a new partnership with 6th Sense, the tennis academy launched by Justine Henin and Carlos Rodriguez. 6th Sense has 2 academies. One in Belgium, the other in the USA. Tecnifibre becomes the official tennis partner with... (Full story …)

September 22, 2009

USTA Names ITC as a Certified RTC

ITC Joins Three Chicago Academies to Comprise Midwest RTC Network. New USTA Certified Regional Training Centers will Expand USTA Player Development’s Programming Throughout the Country (Full story …)

August 13, 2009

$10 Million Upgrade Planned for Lindner Family Tennis Center

Improvements to Player, Fan and Media Facilities to Be Ready By August, 2010 (Full story …)


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