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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 12, 2018

K-Swiss Appoints Mike Miringoff VP of Sales, Americas

K-Swiss announced the promotion of Mike Miringoff to VP of Sales for the Americas region. In this new role, Miringoff will report to K-Swiss President Barney Waters and will be responsible for all of K-Swiss’ wholesale business in the U.S. market, along with managing distributors in Canada, Central and South America. (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

IMG Academy Selects Dunlop as Official Supplier

Dunlop announced an agreement with IMG Academy, located in Bradenton, FL, to become the official tennis racquet, ball, and accessory provider of its world-class tennis program. As part of the agreement, all tennis coaches will use Dunlop racquets and balls for lessons and training. (Full story …)

'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 …)

Inaugural Tennis Innovation Challenge Winner Tennibot Makes Big Moves

Tennibot, the world’s first robotic tennis ball collector, is seeing major success after winning the inaugural Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge last year. Tennibot ([tennibot.com](http://www.tennibot.com)) is a robot that can autonomously detect tennis balls on the court and collect them for players and coaches, using object detection and advanced algorithms. The app lets players customize where on the court Tennibot will clear tennis balls during practice. (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

ITA, Tennis Warehouse Continue Partnership

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Warehouse announce a continuation of their alliance with Tennis Warehouse, which is recognized as the Official Online Tennis Retailer of the ITA. (Full story …)

March 28, 2018

Ashaway Develops Poly-Based Resin Multifilament for Racquetball

Ashaway has introduced another technical innovation to its line of racquetball strings: a polyurethane (PU) based, multifilament nylon string designed to add toughness and durability for players who like to really cut and spin the ball. Ashaway's first string using this technology, new MultiKill® 17, combines a high tenacity multifilament nylon sheath with a specially formulated polyurethane resin that bonds the string into a single matrix and adds durability while providing superior feel. The smooth PU surface of MultiKill 17 enhances grip, while the 17-gauge construction maximizes power. (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 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 5, 2018

Legendary Snauwaert Brand Re-Enters U.S. Tennis Market

Known for groundbreaking racquet design and elite craftsmanship beginning in 1928, Snauwaert has officially announced its re-entry into the US tennis market. With a new, first-of-its-kind business model that departs from, and disrupts, current category conventions, Snauwaert will deliver, exclusively, direct-to-consumer services. (Full story …)

Ashaway Develops Textured Coating for ZyMax® Badminton Strings

Ashaway Racket Strings has developed a proprietary textured surface coating for their ZyMax® line of badminton strings. New coated strings will be dubbed "ZyMax TX," and like their ZyMax Fire siblings, will utilize Ashaway's proprietary BETA polymer fibers and be constructed using the company's special ZyWeaVe™ string core technology. The textured surface coating on the new strings will provide a stiffer feel and add a measure of control. (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 …)

January 28, 2018

Wilson Honors Federer with 'Platinum' Collector-Edition Racquet

To honor Roger Federer’s 20th Grand Slam title, Wilson Sporting Goods has created an exclusive Collector’s Edition Platinum Racket Package, complete with a special Pro Staff RF 97 Autograph racket painted in a metallic, glittering platinum-colored paint. The color platinum is widely used to the mark the achievement of 20th milestones. (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 …)

January 15, 2018

Dunlop Signs Young, Murray, Watson, Fratangelo, Townsend, Chirico

Dunlop announced Donald Young, Jamie Murray, Heather Watson, Bjorn Fratangelo, Taylor Townsend and Louisa Chirico have all chosen Dunlop racquets as they embark on their 2018 seasons. Young, Murray, Fratangelo and Townsend will play with the Dunlop CX 2.0, while Watson will use the CX 2.0 LS and Chirico will use the Dunlop CV F 3.0 Tour. Each racquet is powered by Srixon technology. (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 …)

November 7, 2017

Kimberly Schoeffel Joins Har-Tru Team

Har-Tru has announced that Kimberly Schoeffel joined its sales team, and will be transitioning into the sales representative position for the Southeast territory. She is taking over for Harriet Lambert, who has 44 years of service with Har-Tru, as she plans to retire in the summer of 2018. (Full story …)

Tecnifibre X-One Ball Chosen As Official Ball of Davis Cup Finals

In Davis Cup competitions, the home team has the right to choose the ball and the playing surface. This is what makes the competition different and unique from others. For the upcoming finals to be played at Lille Nov. 24-28, the players on the French National team have made their ball choice: they will play with the Tecnifibre X-One tennis ball. (Full story …)

November 2, 2017

Vulcan Introduces 'Custom Logo' Overgrips

Vulcan Grip Co.’s new line of tennis racket grips is now being expanded to include overgrips with custom logos. (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 …)

Laserfibre Introduces U.S.-Made Co-Poly Tennis String

Laserfibre, LLC has introduced the first co-poly tennis string ever manufactured in the U.S. This newest string to the Laserfibre product line is aptly named Native Tour and represents a new direction for tennis string manufacturing. (Full story …)

October 27, 2017

Ashaway Releases Stringing Tips Video Featuring MRT John Gugel

A new stringing how-to video featuring Master Racquet Technician John Gugel has been released by Ashaway Racket Strings. The video details step-by-step stringing procedures to get the best performance from Ashaway MonoGut® ZX and MonoGut ZX Pro tennis strings. It is available on AshawayUSA.com and via this link on YouTube. (Full story …)

October 26, 2017

Head Penn Partners with TGA Premier Tennis

HEAD PENN Racquet Sports, a leading tennis equipment manufacturer, announced a partnership this week with TGA Premier Tennis, a nationwide youth tennis delivery system and National Partner of the USTA and USPTA. (Full story …)

September 13, 2017

Lacoste acquires Tecnifibre

Lacoste has agreed to acquire French racquet and string manufacturer Tecnifibre. The purchase price was undisclosed. Lacoste will acquire an 80 percent stake and the deal is expected to close in October. Tecnifibre is best known for its its strings,... (Full story …)

September 18, 2013

Babolat swings a deal with The Gate

Manufacturer Named Exclusive Racquet Sponsor to the Junior Tennis Academy (Full story …)

June 22, 2012

Prince reaches deal with new ‘Prince Americas’

The operating assets of Prince Sports, including exclusive rights to the Prince, Ektelon and Viking brands in North America, have been acquired by the newly formed Active Brands Co. and its new wholly owned subsidiary, Prince Americas. Prince Americas will... (Full story …)

May 1, 2012

Prince enters Chapter 11

Non-U.S. Subsidiaries Are Not Included in U.S. Filing and Are Not Subject to Court Supervision (Full story …)

January 23, 2012

Prince to open Advanced Innovation Center

Innovation Center Part of New Multi-Year Deal between Prince and IMG Aimed at Developing Next Generation of Tennis Champions (Full story …)

August 16, 2011

USPTA Buying Show Booths Still Available

Manufacturer and vendor booth space is still available for the USPTA’s Tennis Buying Show, to be held Sept. 22 at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla., as part of the USPTA World Conference on Tennis. (Full story …)

July 19, 2011

‘State of the Tennis Industry’ Slated for August

The Tennis Industry Association plans to release a newly developed and revamped report in August designed to “help narrate the story of the tennis industry,” says TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer. The new “State of the Industry” report will... (Full story …)

July 4, 2011

John Embree Joins Donnay USA

Tennis industry veteran John Embree has joined Donnay USA as a consultant to be its director of sales and lead marketing efforts in the U.S., the racquet brand announced. Embree has served in a variety of capacities in his 30-plus... (Full story …)

January 26, 2011

Babolat Team Meeting

Over 40 Teaching Pros gathered in Atlanta on January 21st at Dunwoody Country Club for the 2nd Annual Georgia Team Babolat Meeting. Dave Dwelle, Southern Regional Sales Manager and Kevin Klabunde, Southern States Territory Sales Rep. presented Babolat’s new 2011... (Full story …)

January 12, 2011

Courier Switches to Donnay Racquets

Courier will exclusively play and represent Donnay and its new ultra-thin-beamed X-Series Red 99. (Full story …)

 

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