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October 11, 2018

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 …)

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 …)

August 30, 2018

PHIT America Gets 300,000+ Kids Moving in 600 Schools

PHIT America and its GO! Grants are getting American children moving and physically active - by the hundreds of thousands. In just three years, the PHIT America GO! Grants have been awarded to 589 schools in 48 states. A total of 305,074 kids have benefited from the GO! Grants, which are a series of grants to elementary school P.E. programs. (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 …)

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 …)

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 …)

May 19, 2018

USPTA Partners With RacquetFit, Introduces New Certification

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

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 …)

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 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 23, 2018

Chris Evert Partners with Osteo Bi-Flex

Bone and joint health brand Osteo Bi-Flex announced a partnership with seven-time No. 1 professional tennis player Chris Evert. Together with Osteo Bi-Flex, Evert will help reinforce the brand’s commitment to leading the call for movement. (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 23, 2018

'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 …)

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](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 …)

June 29, 2017

Cardio Tennis participation surges

Ranked No. 1 in growth in a study of 118 sports, this tennis-based group fitness activity is helping millions of Americans achieve their health and wellness goals. (Full story …)

November 30, 2016

Play tennis for life

A just-released study suggest that regularly playing racquet sports such as tennis can help stave off death, while sports such as soccer and running may not help people live longer. The study, by Oxford University and researchers in Finland and... (Full story …)

April 27, 2016

Tennis is first to endorse ‘CEO Pledge’

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — The tennis industry became the first sports industry to endorse the new National Physical Activity Plan (NPAP) and the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity when the plan was unveiled on April 20 in Washington, D.C.... (Full story …)

March 11, 2015

Timed sport-specific movement makes great athletes

Professional athletes have limited time for improvement, so combining tasks can shorten the training time. Gordon Uehling (CourtSense Founder) and Darius Novak (University of Zabreb) have developed a challenging set of drills for these combined tasks. Warmup begins with hand-eye... (Full story …)

May 22, 2014

‘Cardio Tennis’ plays well against obesity

Created to address the fitness trend and now with 1.5 million participants, Cardio Tennis continues to grow in the U.S. and globally. (Full story …)

January 16, 2014

TI mag, TIA Support PHIT Act, PEP Program

As the sports industry prepares for its largest lobbying day in Washington, D.C., on March 5, Tennis Industry magazine and the Tennis Industry Association are helping to support two key pieces of legislation that will help create a more active,... (Full story …)

January 8, 2014

Athletes’ Performance, Inc. Becomes EXOS

Innovator in proactive health and human performance solutions activates programs worldwide (Full story …)

November 25, 2013

SGI, PHIT America announce 'Challenge'

Do you have a program that increases sports & fitness participation in your community and helps Get America Moving? Submit your program for consideration and enter the new SGI Get America Moving Challenge contest. To show support for the work of PHIT America, SGI Weekly Intelligence is launching the inaugural Get America Moving Challenge. (Full story …)

September 16, 2013

VertiMax provides maximum power, speed development

Tampa, Fla. — VertiMax, an innovator in delivering leading edge speed and vertical gains to athletes is widely used by tennis players of all ages and abilities to gain a competitive advantage on the court. The VertiMax is designed to... (Full story …)

May 20, 2013

TRX, TIA partner to launch TRX Cardio Tennis

Recently, TRX partnered with the TIA and Cardio Tennis to launch TRX Cardio Tennis, the newest TRX Professional Education product. TRX’s Dorian Adam and Michele Krause of Cardio Tennis, who have now delivered four education courses to enable tennis and... (Full story …)

May 1, 2013

33% of Americans active to a healthy level

Washington, DC ‐‐ One-third of the American population age 6 and up is “active to a healthy level,” according to the latest study released by the Physical Activity Council (PAC), a consortium of six major sports, fitness, and leisure trade... (Full story …)

January 25, 2013

Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners remodels

Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners will transform into the world-class headquarters for high performance tennis training, tournaments and recreational play Healthy Way of Life resort to include state of the art tennis complex including eight indoor and 20 outdoor tennis courts (four of them har-tru clay) to compliment world class health and fitness destination that allows people to engage in their areas of passion Life Time Athletic at Peachtree Corners to uniquely offer the experts, programs and services that help people set and achieve their athletic, fitness and nutrition goals (Full story …)

January 22, 2013

ASBA Joins PHIT America

A New National Campaign to Help Overcome the Obesity & Sedentary Crisis (Full story …)

October 31, 2012

Drysdale expands programs with In-Shape Health

In November 2009, In-Shape Health Clubs and Cliff Drysdale Tennis entered into a tennis management relationship, and are now adding 5 more clubs in California that will offer Cliff Drysdale signature tennis programs. (Full story …)

May 3, 2012

ITPA Launched to Improve Tennis Players

International Tennis Performance Association (ITPA) is a new tennis-specific education and certification company offering three levels of certification and overseen by a Certification Commission. Includes quotes from John Isner, professional tennis star. (Full story …)

April 9, 2012

220 Million ‘active’, 68 Million ‘inactive’

Utah, Idaho, & New Hampshire Have Highest Percentage of ‘Active’ Residents. (Full story …)

March 23, 2012

Inactivity levels rise in the U.S.

Physical Activity Study Indicates Children are Slightly More Active (Full story …)

January 23, 2012

Tennis Australia Promotes Cardio Tennis

Developed by the TIA and USTA, Cardio Tennis rolls out to consumers Down Under in major campaign during the Australian Open. In just six years, Cardio Tennis in the U.S. has more than 1.5 million participants, according to data by... (Full story …)

October 25, 2011

Help Keep Physical Education in Schools!

The Sporting Good Manufacturers Association is asking for help in supporting the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) for the 2012-2013 school year, which provides for physical education programs in schools. Although earlier this year the U.S. Senate Appropriations... (Full story …)

July 12, 2011

Wellmune WGP Reduces Immune Suppression

Clinical Study Conducted by University of Houston. Results Presented at International Society of Exercise Immunology (Full story …)

June 29, 2011

Nadal Shares Secret Weapon

Advanced technology that strengthens your backhand, revs up your tennis game, and gives you a total-body workout. Top tier tennis pros Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams are using Power Plate® to place in world-renowned tours including the Australian Open, French... (Full story …)

May 16, 2011

USPTA members host Tennis Across America clinics

USPTA encourages kids to play Tennis -- for the health of it!SM with free tennis clinic (Full story …)

April 28, 2011

USPTA to help launch Together Counts

The United States Professional Tennis Association, in association with its Tennis — for the health of it! initiative and Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, is on board for Together Counts, a nationwide program to inspire active and healthy living. The idea... (Full story …)

April 21, 2011

Tennis is another fun way to get fit

Since spring has sprung and summer is around the corner, consider including tennis as a part of your regimen to get outdoors and stay in shape this year. Whether you are looking for a sport to help achieve your weight... (Full story …)

March 17, 2011

Tennis Australia Chooses Cardio Tennis

Will be Key to Participation Drive (Full story …)

March 11, 2011

Cardio Tennis Makes Big Splash with PTR

Clear skies and warm weather was the setting for the 2011 PTR International Tennis Symposium on Hilton Head Island, SC, in February—a welcome change for many tennis industry professionals hit by this year’s harsh winter in many parts of the... (Full story …)

March 5, 2011

'Biggest Loser' Participates in Cardio Tennis

Patrick House, the winner of Season 10 on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” took part in a Cardio Tennis Kids presentation on Feb. 24 at the Professional Tennis Registry Symposium on Hilton Head Island, S.C. Cardio Tennis (www.cardiotennis.com), a program managed... (Full story …)

February 28, 2011

Making a Difference for Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama, Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf Featured in New Public Service Announcement to Encourage Children to Get Active and Enjoy Tennis. USTA Commits to Constructing and Renovating 3,000 Tennis Courts Nationally; Interested Communities Encouraged to Visit USTA.Com/Facilities to Learn More 200,000 Youngsters in USTA Programs to Participate in The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (Full story …)

December 22, 2010

Teaming up in the fight against obesity

USPTA and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. (Full story …)

November 16, 2010

Venus to Visit Boys & Girls Club

To Encourage Kips Bay Kids to Get Active (Full story …)

August 13, 2010

Cardio Tennis Clinic on TV News in Los Angeles

KABC-TV in Los Angeles aired a Cardio Tennis segment in early August by nutrition and fitness reporter Lori Corbin, who participated in a Cardio Tennis class that also included actress Kendra Andrews, star or the new Disney dance movie “Step... (Full story …)

August 5, 2010

USTA Conducts Tennis Clinic at White House

Record-breaking Doubles Team Bob and Mike Bryan and World No. 20 Sam Querrey Join USTA Instructors on QuickStart Courts. President Barack Obama Makes Surprise Appearance to Speak with Local NJTL Kids. (Full story …)

July 14, 2010

Tahitian Noni Wins Grand Slam with Haarhuis

Wimbledon Champion Loves Tahitian Noni® Original (Full story …)

July 1, 2010

Kessler Institute Offers Tennis Fitness Tips

WEST ORANGE, N.J. — For millions of players across the country tennis is a year-round sport, but as the weather turns warmer, people play more frequently. Indoors or out, at local courts or center court at Wimbledon, fitness is the... (Full story …)

June 25, 2010

Federal Funds Available to Tennis Facilities

Each year, the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) awards millions of dollars to schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs. Your local tennis facility could work with a school or schools in your... (Full story …)

June 8, 2010

PTR Signs Two Additional Corporate Members

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced two more have signed as Corporate Members of the organization - MyTrainingDiary and Fitness Anywhere, Inc. MyTrainingDiary provides an innovative training solution for competitive tennis players of all ages. Players... (Full story …)

June 2, 2010

PTR to conduct Etcheberry Certification

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced two more have signed as Corporate Members of the organization - MyTrainingDiary and Fitness Anywhere, Inc. MyTrainingDiary provides an innovative training solution for competitive tennis players of all ages.... (Full story …)

May 4, 2010

Get Fit and Have Fun with Tennis

Tennis Across America Day is May 8 (Full story …)

May 3, 2010

National Physical Activity Plan is Off and Running

USPTA is part of public/private partnership for plan to improve public health (Full story …)

April 5, 2010

Simply Smart Milk Serves Up VIP Tennis Weekend

Contest winner to Play Tennis with Chris Evert at the Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic (Full story …)

Baby Goes Pro to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Baby Goes Pro to Play Integral Role in First Lady's "Let's Move" Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 5, 2010. (Full story …)

March 31, 2010

Tennis Across America Still Encouraging People

National program is in its 21st year of getting people to participate in tennis, get fit, and have fun. (Full story …)

December 4, 2009

'Fit to Hit' starts Monday, December 7

New half-hour fitness show on Tennis channel. Original Series to Showcase the Health Activities and Nutritional Guidelines Players Can Follow to Ensure On-Court Success (Full story …)

November 18, 2009

Etcheberry Experience Signs as PTR Corporate Member

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Etcheberry Experience has signed on as a PTR Corporate Member. The Etcheberry Experience provides PTR members discounted prices on Etcheberry Strength and Condition Certification, as well as other Etcheberry... (Full story …)

August 31, 2009

XerTech Showcases Fitness Products at US Open

Engaging Exercise Zone to Provide Fun and Fitness for All Ages, US Open to Drive Exposure for XerTech’s Products (Full story …)

 

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