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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 27, 2019

ITA Adopts PlaySight's PlayFair Video Replay Technology

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has officially approved PlaySight’s PlayFair video challenge replay system heading into the 2019-2020 season after a successful three-year pilot. PlayFair enables multi-angle video review for line call challenges, with the mission to improve sportsmanship throughout college tennis and increase participation in and viewership of the sport. (Full story …)

August 22, 2019

Cardio Tennis Now Part of USTA's Programs Focused on Growing the Game

Earlier this year, the USTA and TIA reached an agreement to transition ownership of Cardio Tennis to the USTA. Both sides are extremely excited about the existing and future potential of Cardio Tennis as a growth and retention tool. (Full story …)

August 20, 2019

Tennis Economic Index Grows 2.1% Through 2018

The total value of the U.S. tennis economy grew by 2.1 percent last year to a total of $6.19 billion, according to data from the Tennis Industry Association’s annual Economic Index, created to evaluate the total worth of the U.S. tennis industry to the overall economy. (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 [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](https://www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com/). (Full story …)

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

This year’s [TIA TENNIS FORUM](http://www.tiaforum.org) 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 …)

July 29, 2019

US Open's Louis Armstrong Stadium Wins Prestigious Design Award

Louis Armstrong Stadium, located in Flushing Meadows, NY, has won a prestigious international design award, called Prix Versailles, Special Prize for Interior in the Sports category. The award recognizes structures for the beauty of their design, sustainability and commercial function. The stadium is designed by ROSSETTI, headquartered in Detroit. (Full story …)

July 1, 2019

USPTA Merchandise and Trade Show Set For Sept. 23 in Vegas

Registration is now open for the 2019 USPTA Merchandise and Trade Show, part of the USPTA World Conference at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, on Monday, Sept. 23 from 5 - 9 p.m. This year’s World Conference returns to Las Vegas for the first time since 2006, when it boasted the highest attendance in history. (Full story …)

June 30, 2019

Share Your Ideas! Enter the TIA 'Discovery Challenge'

Do you have a great idea to increase tennis growth? Join the 2019 TIA DISCOVERY CHALLENGE. Our goal is to stimulate creative thinking and innovation within the tennis industry and discover new directions and opportunities for growth. (Full story …)

June 28, 2019

TIA Tennis Forum, 'Discovery Challenge' and HOF Aug. 26 in NYC

The 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York City from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Full story …)

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 …)

May 28, 2019

Anne Worcester Named President of Universal Tennis

Universal Tennis, the world’s premier tennis platform, today announced that Anne Worcester, former WTA CEO & Connecticut Open Tournament Director, has joined the company as President. (Full story …)

May 27, 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Jan. 21-24

The 2nd Annual Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will be Jan. 21-24 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., featuring product, demos, exhibits, education and more. (Full story …)

12th Annual TIA Forum Set for Aug. 26 in New York City

The 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York City from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Full story …)

May 12, 2019

Tennis Resorts Online Names Top Resorts, Camps for 2019

Tennis Resorts Online has just published its rankings of the Top 100 Tennis Resorts and Camps for 2019. Kiawah Island Golf Resort in South Carolina and the Roy Emerson Tennis Weeks at the Gstaad Palace in Switzerland once again ranked as the top resort and top camp respectively. (Full story …)

May 5, 2019

TIA Offers Webinar Learning Series in May & June

In May and June the Tennis Industry Association will host a series of educational webinars that touch on many of the tennis industry’s key areas, the 2019 TIA Spring/Summer Webinar Learning Series. All topics will deal with current areas of interest and relevance to help teaching pros grow their businesses into the future. All TIA webinars qualify for the PTR or USPTA continuing education programs. (Full story …)

April 23, 2019

Selkirk Sport Donates 1,000 Paddles During National Pickleball Month

To celebrate National Pickleball Month (April), Selkirk Sport, the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand, today announced the “Selkirk Growth Program,” a promotional initiative whereby the Company will donate 1,000 paddles to schools & youth organizations, first responders and charitable organizations - to further support the growth of Pickleball at the grassroots level (Full story …)

April 18, 2019

Jimmy Arias Named Director of Tennis at IMG Academy

IMG Academy announced that Jimmy Arias has been promoted to Director of Tennis. Arias joined the Academy as Director of Player Development in 2018, and will now oversee all aspects of the Academy program, including boarding school, camps, professional player training and events. (Full story …)

April 3, 2019

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 …)

March 28, 2019

USTA Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of NJTL Network

The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network by launching an NJTL 50th Anniversary campaign. (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

USTA Texas to Move Headquarters to New Facility with 46+ Courts

The USTA Texas Section intends to bring its headquarters and facilities to the Indigo Ridge Mixed Use Development in the City of Cedar Park, north of Austin, Texas. The planned Tennis Campus will include approximately 40 outdoor tennis courts, 6 to 8 indoor tennis courts, a stadium court, and related amenities for training, development, and competition. (Full story …)

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

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 38th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program. (Full story …)

March 3, 2019

PTR, Universal Tennis Launch New Benefits for PTR Members

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Universal Tennis announced a new offerings for all PTR member professionals at the 2019 PTR International Tennis Symposium to drive engagement and revenue in PTR Clubs in the United States. (Full story …)

February 28, 2019

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 19, 2019

Apply Now for USPTA National Awards

There is less than one month remaining to submit nominations for the 2019 USPTA National Awards Program. The Association is looking for deserving tennis-teaching professionals and coaches who are growing the game of tennis as it accepts nominations for the 2019 awards program. Awards are presented in every facet of the tennis business in which USPTA members work. (Full story …)

PTR Opens Nine Regional Education Centers

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce it is partnering with nine premiere tennis facilities across the U.S. for its new PTR Regional Education Centers. The centers have been established to serve as hubs for PTR education, and to provide coaches a convenient place to go to pursue education and mentoring. (Full story …)

February 18, 2019

Capestany Named PTR Professional of the Year

Jorge Capestany, of Holland, Mich., has been named PTR Professional of the Year. A PTR International Master Professional, Capestany is one of only a handful of coaches who are both PTR and USPTA Master Professionals. He is also a certified Mental Toughness Specialist through Human Performance Institute. (Full story …)

February 13, 2019

Har-Tru Offers Free Webinar on Winter Clay Court Maintenance

Har-Tru, the world's leading provider of clay court surfaces, is presenting a key webinar on Daily & Periodic Maintenance for Clay Courts during the winter months. To register for this free webinar, which will be on Feb. 20, at 1:30 p.m,. EST, [click here](https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3656300970530354178). (Full story …)

January 31, 2019

College MatchDay Returns on Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel's coverage of USTA College MatchDay returns Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. ET., with the Florida and Florida State men's teams facing off. The network will have five matchups over the course of the next five weeks, live at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona, Fla., in the Orlando area. The complex is the only off-campus facility in the country designed entirely for college tennis and features a 12-court stadium. (Full story …)

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 …)

Professional Pickleball Registry Tops 1,000 Members

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) finished 2018 with 1,005 members - becoming the world’s largest organization of pickleball coaches. PPR now has members in all 50 U.S. states and is set to aggressively expand beyond its current 11 countries. (Full story …)

January 28, 2019

Life Time, USTA Partner to Grow Tennis Participation

The USTA and Life Time announced a strategic relationship that brings together the largest tennis operator in the nation and the national governing body for tennis in the United States. Both parties will combine their vast resources to continue growing the sport of tennis, especially among younger players. (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 16, 2019

New Presenters Added to PTR International Tennis Symposium

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced several new presenters have been added to the stellar line up at PTR International Tennis Symposium. The Symposium will be held February 12-15, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (Full story …)

January 10, 2019

Innovative Surface to Feature Multiple Racquet, Paddle Sports

The inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview, held Jan. 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show, will feature an innovative NEXT-Court surface that will host a variety of racquet and paddle sport demonstrations and events. Attendees at the show will be able to watch professional players on the court, and get out and play themselves with the newest equipment from leading manufacturers. (Full story …)

January 2, 2019

Women in Tennis Forum to be Held at PTR Symposium

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it will hold a Women in Tennis Forum during the PTR International Tennis Symposium - Feb. 12-15, on Hilton Head Island, S.C.. The Forum will be on Thursday, Feb. 14. Sarah Stone will moderate a panel of experts, including former World #1 Gigi Fernandez, Andy Murray’s coach Judy Murray, Tennis Australia’s Emma Doyle and Leizel Huber’s coach Tony Huber. (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 [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](http://www.RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com). (Full story …)

December 16, 2018

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Announces Year End ‘Cliffy Award’ Winners

Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the largest tennis management company in the U.S., announced their year-end ‘Cliffy Award’ winners Friday, with standout employees and clubs being recognized for its efforts in 2018. (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](http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/issues/201901/index.php). 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

PTR International Tennis Symposium Set for Feb. 12-15

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its premier coach education event - the PTR International Tennis Symposium - February 12-15, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. (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 29, 2018

USPTA, IPTPA Partner for Pickleball Certification

The USPTA has entered into a three-year partnership with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA.) Under the terms of the agreement, the USPTA will work collaboratively with the recognized world leader in pickleball teacher certification to certify USPTA professionals in pickleball. (Full story …)

October 25, 2018

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 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 ([racquetpaddlesportsshow.com](http://www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com/)). (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 …)

7 ATP Players Donate to Renovate Damaged Houston Courts

The two tennis courts at Sunnyside Park, one of the 44 neighborhood facilities where the Houston Tennis Association (HTA) holds NJTL programs, got a major facelift in September, thanks in part to the generosity of seven ATP World Tour players participating in the April 2018 Fayez Sarofim & Co. U.S. Men’s Clay Court Championship at River Oaks Country Club. (Full story …)

ITA Women's Chps. to Join Men's Event in Tulsa

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association, University of Tulsa and Tulsa Sports Commission announced that beginning in 2019, the ITA Women's All-American Championships will join the ITA Men's All-American Championships in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with tournament matches taking place at multiple sites, including the Michael D. Case Tennis Center and the new Case Tennis Center at LaFortune Park, recent winner of the USTA's 2018 National Facility of the Year. (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](http://racquetpaddlesportsshow.com) 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 7, 2018

Tennis Industry Hears Challenges, Opportunities At TIA Tennis Forum

More than 350 tennis leaders, industry executives and tennis providers came together on the first day of play at the US Open for the 11th annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, held at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Tennis Forum included the latest news and research about the state of the tennis and sports industries, including the current challenges, potential opportunities, and collaborative ways to move the sport and industry forward. (Full story …)

September 6, 2018

USTA Pacific Northwest Section Opens Two Tennis Facilities

The USTA Pacific Northwest (USTA PNW) opened the Galbraith Tennis Center in Tacoma, Wash., and reopened the Vancouver Tennis Center in Vancouver, Wash. Both facilities offer an experience and amenities that are considered industry best. Modern tenant improvements, court surfacing, and live stream court viewing are just a few of the attractions both facilities provide. (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 …)

Indian Wells Tennis Garden to Host USA Pickleball Championships

The 2018 USA Pickleball National Championships - expected to draw approximately 2,500 players of all ages and skill levels - will be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden from November 3-11, 2018, in partnership with sports and entertainment management company Desert Champions and the United States Pickleball Association (USAPA). Margaritaville, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, has been announced as the title sponsor of the event, which is the premier sanctioned tournament of the USAPA. (Full story …)

August 15, 2018

Tennis Industry to Come Together For Meetings in NYC Aug. 27-28

In conjunction with the 11th annual Tennis Forum in New York, the Tennis Industry Association will present a special session on “The Future Commerce Initiative” by renowned industry expert and thought leader Dan O’Connor. The session, which will deal with how tennis businesses can navigate the complexity of retail in today’s world, will be at the Grand Hyatt New York on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. (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 …)

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 23, 2018

Rolex Replaces Citizen as Official Timekeeper of US Open

The USTA announced that Rolex has become an official sponsor of the US Open and will serve as the tournament’s Official Timekeeper and Official Timepiece. The new multi-year agreement begins immediately with preparations for the 2018 US Open. Rolex replaces Citizen, which was the official timekeeper of the Open for the last 25 years. (Full story …)

July 18, 2018

2nd Annual N.Y. Open POP Tennis Tournament Returns to the NTC

The POP Tennis New York Open Tournament, hosted by USPTA Eastern & International POP Tennis Association and sponsored by Babolat, USPTA Eastern and New York Open-ATP World Tour, is taking place from July 21 to 22, at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, the home of the US Open Tennis Championships. The tournament director is Whitney Kraft, the Director of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. (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

Asian Tennis Federation Partners with PTR

The Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) has announced a three year partnership with Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the largest global international organization of tennis coaches. PTR’s mission to educate and serve tennis coaches around the world in order to grow the game is shared by the ATF and its 44 member nations. (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 …)

July 2, 2018

USTA Foundation Receives $150,000 From Chase

USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor Chase to award 10 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with a grant. This year, Chase has increased those grants to $15,000 to each chapter. Funding supports year-round tennis and education programming through the A.C.E. curriculum (Academic Creative Engagement), the USTA Foundation’s signature academic initiative. In total, Chase has awarded more than $550,000 to select NJTL chapters within the five-year partnership. (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 PlayTennis.com 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 31, 2018

Croatia to Host Davis Cup Semi vs. U.S. Sept. 14-16

Croatia will host the United States at Znjan Beach in Split, Croatia, on a temporary outdoor clay court in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal, Sept. 14-16. Znjan Beach is one of the most popular beach locations in the Dalmatia region of Split, Croatia’s second-largest city. A 6,000-seat temporary stadium will be built for the tie. (Full story …)

May 30, 2018

USPTA Recognized at the 39th Annual Telly Awards

The USPTA was awarded three trophies at the 39th Annual Telly Awards for their USPTA For All Campaign. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed. (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 - www.hartru.com. The purpose of the design center is to use technology to simplify an otherwise tedious and complex customization and ordering process. (Full story …)

May 22, 2018

ATA to Host 101st National Chps. at USTA National Campus

The USTA announced that it will partner with the American Tennis Association (ATA) to host the 101st ATA National Championships at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., July 28-Aug 4. The annual week-long event will host more than 2,500 participants and visitors. (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 [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 25, 2018

'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 …)

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 …)

USTA to Host Second All-American College Combine Scouting Event

The USTA announced it will host the second annual USTA All-American College Combine for American juniors June 18-21 at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, with an expanded, level-based singles tournament and reduced-cost registration. (Full story …)

April 11, 2018

Universal Tennis Creates Major Partnership With USPTA

Universal Tennis and the United States Professional Tennis Association today announced a partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. (Full story …)

April 4, 2018

One-On-One Doubles Shootout and Concert in Fla.

The Serve-and-Volley game of Tennis, One-On-One Doubles, is bringing its professional Tennis Tournament, combined with a rockin' blues concert afterparty, to be held at the Country Club of Winter Haven on Saturday, April 28 from 2pm to 6:30pm. (Full story …)

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 [TheTOMConference.com](http://www.TheTOMConference.com) 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

US Open Set to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

The USTA today announced a slate of special events and activities it has planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the US Open. One of the most visible initiatives is the introduction of a bold new logo for the event. (Full story …)

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 [TheTomConference.com](http://www.TheTOMConference.com). (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 …)

February 2, 2018

College MatchDay Events to Air Live on Tennis Channel

The USTA and Tennis Channel announced that all six College MatchDay events held this year at the USTA National Campus will be carried live on Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Everywhere -- the first series of live college tennis programming Tennis Channel has ever aired. (Full story …)

January 23, 2018

Third ‘Tennis Innovation Challenge’ April 9 in Charleston, S.C.

The third Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans. This unique competition will take place on April 9 at the 2018 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM Conference), held at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. (Full story …)

'Play Tennis Month' to Rally the Tennis Industry

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 …)

January 18, 2018

PBI to Direct Tennis Program at New Sports Center in India

Peter Burwash International has signed an agreement to direct the tennis program for the Centre for Sports Excellence (CSE) in Bangalore, India, a private 15-acre multi-sport facility that will cater to the development of Indian athletes from the grassroots level to advanced level players representing the country in international and professional competition. (Full story …)

January 15, 2018

ASBA Announces Free Sports Diagram App

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, builders and suppliers of materials for athletic facilities, has announced its new mobile app, available via free download on iPhone and Android devices. (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 …)

January 4, 2018

USTA National Campus Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The USTA commemorated the one-year anniversary of the USTA National Campus, which officially opened on Jan. 2, 2017, in Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., as the new “Home of American Tennis.” In its inaugural year, nearly 200,000 players visited the groundbreaking facility, with more than 100 international, national and local tournaments held throughout the year. (Full story …)

Universal Tennis Joins Forces With Tennis Channel

Universal Tennis and Tennis Channel are joining forces to evolve and accelerate the growth of tennis by unifying the language of the sport through technology and media. The collaborative partnership focuses on supporting more competitive play and enjoyment across the tennis community through the use of the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). (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 …)

December 7, 2017

ITA, PlaySight Extend Collegiate Tennis Partnership

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and PlaySight are pleased to announce an extension of their collegiate tennis partnership. Over the past two years, the ITA has helped facilitate PlaySight's SmartCourt expansion across all divisions of the sport. PlaySight is now powering close to 50 men's and women's programs, including the University of Southern California, Princeton, Harvard, Ohio State, and most recently, the University of Florida and Indiana University. (Full story …)

December 6, 2017

PBI Announces 2018 Adult World Tennis Camp Series

Magnolia, Texas - Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world’s leading tennis management company, has announced the locations and schedule of their 2018 World Tennis Camp Series. The 4-5 day intensive camps are featured at some of the most beautiful and highly rated tennis destinations in the world. (Full story …)

ASBA Announces 2017 Award Winners

The American Sports Builders Association (ASBA), the national organization for designers, 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 members, which best exemplify construction excellence. (Full story …)

November 20, 2017

College MatchDay to Showcase Top College Tennis Programs

The USTA announced the 2018 College MatchDay schedule, which will showcase a number of the country’s top college tennis programs at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, with eight team matches on six dates, including several rivalry matchups and two combined men’s and women’s events. (Full story …)

North Carolina to Host Fed Cup First Round

The USTA announced that the U.S. Cellular Arena in Asheville, N.C., has been selected as the site for the 2018 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group First Round between the United States and the Netherlands, Feb. 10-11. Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with approximately 100 nations taking part each year. (Full story …)

November 11, 2017

Midtown Athletic Clubs Opens Hotel in Chicago

The Hotel at Midtown opened in Chicago as Midtown Athletic Clubs' first venture into the hospitality space. Located at the bustling intersection of the city’s Bucktown, Lincoln Park and Logan Square neighborhoods, the 55-room contemporary boutique hotel is the final element of Midtown Athletic Club in Chicago's $85 million renovation. (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](http://www.TheTOMConference.com), 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 …)

October 27, 2017

USTA Florida Taps Swope to Head Tennis Management Div.

USTA Florida is proud to announce that Frank Swope has been named director of tennis management. He will lead the new division aimed at partnering with municipalities to manage and improve public tennis facilities across the state. (Full story …)

 

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