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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](http://www.foundationtennis.com) 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 21, 2020

Slinger Bag Continues Global Expansion With UK, Ireland Distribution Pact

Slinger Bag, the sports brand focused on innovating game improvement equipment for all ball sports, with an initial focus on the global tennis market, has announced an agreement with Framework Sports and Marketing Ltd (“Framework”) to distribute the Company’s Slinger Bag tennis ball launcher in the United Kingdom (“UK”) and Ireland. The agreement calls for an initial 5-year term and commences on May 21, 2020. (Full story …)

April 27, 2020

Tennis Channel to Launch International Streaming Service

Tennis Channel will introduce an international subscription streaming service April 28, the first-stage rollout for what is intended to become a global tennis-media destination. Initially launching in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with plans for other worldwide markets, the over-the-top (OTT) platform will offer content on the new Tennis Channel International app, with the service available in all three countries on www.tennischannel.com. (Full story …)

April 3, 2020

ITF Launches Rules of Tennis App

The ITF has announced the launch of the Rules of Tennis app. As world governing body, the ITF is responsible for protecting the integrity of the game through the determination of the rules of tennis. The new app will be an essential tool to communicate those rules, including the latest amendments, to the millions of people involved in tennis - from those at the top of the sport to recreational players across the world. (Full story …)

March 31, 2020

Indian Wells Tennis Garden Partners with UTR

Universal Tennis (MyUTR.com) and the Indian Wells Tennis Garden (IndianWellsTennisGarden.com) announced a new partnership under which Indian Wells Tennis Garden will integrate Universal Tennis’ technology, assets and resources to support tennis events and programming. (Full story …)

March 1, 2020

Sports Analytics, ITA Partner to Provide Tennis Locker App to ITA Members

Sports Analytics, the mobile technology company that fuels innovation in junior sports today announced an agreement with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), the governing body of college tennis, to provide its flagship Tennis Locker app to the entirety of the ITA’s membership. The app, available for both iOS and Android devices, features advanced analysis of player development and program management in real-time, directly from courtside. (Full story …)

TennisONE Becomes Official Mobile App for World TeamTennis

The TennisONE App, a comprehensive new mobile tennis app created and run by sports tech start-up Bleachr LLC, has been named the Official Mobile App for World TeamTennis. The announcement comes just days before the WTT Celebrity All-Star Match kicks off the 2020 World TeamTennis season at Omni La Costa Resort in Carlsbad, California on Sunday, March 1st with some of the top names in 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 22, 2020

Tennis Australia, UTR Launch Media Integration for Aussie Open

Tennis Australia announced that it will integrate Universal Tennis’ proprietary UTR data and rankings into its daily coverage and global broadcast for the 2020 Australian Open. (Full story …)

TennisONE Launches Mobile App for Tennis

TennisONE, a comprehensive mobile app for tennis fans created by Minneapolis-based mobile sports app developer Bleachr LLC, was formally launched Jan. 22 to coincide with the start of the 2020 Australian Open, the first major tournament of the new decade. (Full story …)

January 14, 2020

Retail Studio Presentation Schedule Set for 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet retail experts will present best practices and strategies in a series of complimentary Retail Studio Pop-Up Talks from the Show Floor of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Additionally the Retail Studio will serve as a hub for peer-to-peer conversations, experiential activations and networking events for hundreds of attending racquet industry professionals. (Full story …)

Demo Day Announced for USTA National Campus in Lake Nona Jan. 21

Tennis & racquet equipment companies will showcase the latest equipment including racquets, paddles, ball machines and more at the Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando. The event will be open to industry professionals and consumers from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Full story …)

January 9, 2020

Industry Leaders to be Featured Speakers at Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

A powerhouse of racquet industry leaders will take to the Main Stage of the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, in Orlando, Florida. Industry leaders representing organizations such as the USTA, US Squash, USA Pickleball, World TeamTennis, National Club Association, PTR and American Sports Builders Association and more will share industry trends, insights and expertise to help racquet industry professionals drive the business of the sport forward in 2020. (Full story …)

January 6, 2020

Three Finalists Chosen to Present at 2020 Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge

Three finalists have been chosen to present at the 2020 Tennis Industry INNOVATION CHALLENGE, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 23, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show in Orlando, Fla. Bleachr, Hydrogen Sports and Mojjo 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 …)

December 29, 2019

FanHub, ATP Launch ATP Cup Bracket Challenge Game

FanHub, the largest provider of casual, free to play sports-focused digital gaming platforms in the world, today announced that they have expanded their relationship with the ATP, building and launching the first-ever bracket challenge game for the inaugural ATP Cup, which will be held in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney, Australia from January 3 through 12. The six winners of each group and the two best second-placed finishers will qualify for the quarterfinals. (Full story …)

October 29, 2019

Minneapolis Sports Tech Firm Powers Official App for Rolex Paris Masters

TennisONE has developed the official tournament app of the 2019 Rolex Paris Masters, with exciting new app features that include live scoring, interactive draws and social games designed to elevate the experience for tennis fans around the world. This is the second consecutive year that TennisONE, based in Minneapolis, has developed the mobile app for the annual ATP Masters 1000 event, which this year runs Oct. 26 to Nov. 3 in Paris. (Full story …)

October 28, 2019

Applications Due Nov. 30 for Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge

Do you have a new, innovative sports product or service? Enter it into the [Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge](https://formsmarts.com/form/1uvy?mode=h5), which showcases new products and services designed to grow the sport and business of racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. (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 …)

October 9, 2019

Educational Opportunities at January's Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

he Tennis Industry Association's annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference headlines a comprehensive program of educational opportunities at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24, at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

September 25, 2019

Tennis Channel Opens Production Facility at USTA National Campus

Tennis Channel has opened a fully equipped broadcast control room on the site of the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. The facility, which establishes an East Coast production base for the West Coast-based network, provides Tennis Channel with greater access to National Campus competitions and players, in addition to Florida's extensive tennis community. (Full story …)

Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Schedule Announced for Jan. 21-24 in Orlando

The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show schedule of events was announced for the global racquet sport industry event taking place, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando. (Full story …)

September 19, 2019

Tennis Channel to Launch Streaming Tennis Instructional Service

Tennis Channel will launch a streaming instructional service - Tennis Channel Academy - starting Sept. 20. The free service will offer an extensive library of videos with tips, techniques and strategies for tennis aficionados of all skill levels and be accessed through the network's free app. (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 21, 2019

2019 US Open Serves Up Suite of Tech and Digital Content

The USTA announced details of the evolution of its digital properties and related extensions that allow fans to follow the tournament and experience the US Open in new and innovative ways. (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 …)

August 11, 2019

ATP Media Partners with Content Engagement Platform GameOn

During the Coupe Rogers ATP Masters 1000 event in Montreal and ahead of the Western & Southern Open ATP Masters 1000 event in Cincinnati, GameOn, an industry-leading ChatOS engagement platform that helps premium content owners and brands improve their fan experiences, announced a partnership with ATP Media to deliver videos and other rich content to fans through the Tennis TV bot. (Full story …)

July 19, 2019

Participate in the Tennis Industry DISCOVERY CHALLENGE!

The Tennis Industry Association wants you to take part in a collaborative effort to brainstorm novel ideas on how to increase creative and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis. The TIA worked with IdeaConnection, one of the world’s leading Open Innovation service companies, to develop the [DISCOVERY CHALLENGE](https://www.ideaconnection.com/idea-rally/TIA-discovery/), an online competition designed to showcase innovation and solutions on how to increase tennis engagement and participation. (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 …)

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

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

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 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 …)

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 …)

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 …)

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 …)

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 18, 2018

Ashaway Introduces ZyMax 68 TX Badminton String

Ashaway Racket Strings has introduced ZyMax® 68 TX, a new badminton string with a proprietary textured surface coating to enhance feel and control of the shuttle. Like its ZyMax Fire siblings, ZyMax 68 TX utilizes Ashaway's proprietary BETA polymer fibers and is constructed using the company's special ZyWeaVe(tm) string core technology. The new string offers sensational elasticity and dynamic stiffness for maximum shuttle speed and explosive repulsion, as well as optimum power and durability, incredible knot and shear strength, and exceptional tension holding ability for consistent, reliable performance. (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 …)

September 27, 2018

Dunlop Launches New CX Series Racquet Range

Dunlop has unveiled its new super premium CX Series tennis racket range, its most technologically advanced to date. Powered by Srixon technology, the CX Series has been developed over the past 18 months to provide players with increased power, comfort and control. (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 9, 2018

Larry Ellison Invests In, Partners With Universal Tennis

Universal Tennis announced that Larry Ellison, the Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Oracle, has become an investor and partner with the Company. (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 23, 2018

Special Sessions in NYC to Focus on Commerce, Retail

The Tennis Industry Association will present special sessions on commerce and retailing in conjunction with the 11th annual Tennis Forum, held in New York City next week. The sessions will be on Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Grand Hyatt New York, starting at 9 a.m. (Full story …)

Universal Tennis Partners With Team8

Universal Tennis, the Company behind the global tennis rating system UTR Powered by Oracle, has announced a new strategic investment and partnership with TEAM8, a leading sports and entertainment company owned by Roger Federer, Tony Godsick, Ian McKinnon and Dirk Ziff. TEAM8, the creator and principal owner of the exciting new Laver Cup tennis competition, is joined by additional significant investors participating in this financing including Blue Ridge Capital’s founder John Griffin, and existing shareholders Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle, and Mark Leschly, Chairman and CEO of Universal Tennis. (Full story …)

August 20, 2018

Tennis Channel Adds Qualifiers in 10th Year of US Open Coverage

Tennis Channel is starting a week early for its 10th year of US Open coverage, adding all five broadcast courts during the US Open Qualifying Tournament August 21-24. The daylong match blocks are expected to add 38 hours of live tennis before the main draw gets underway Monday, Aug. 27, as hopefuls attempt to fight their way into the world's largest tennis event. (Full story …)

2018 US Open to Feature Broadcast Coverage on All Courts

The USTA today announced that for the first time, broadcast coverage will be featured from all tournament courts - up to sixteen. All men’s and women’s singles and doubles matches, as well as mixed doubles matches, during the 2018 US Open are scheduled to be produced from Monday, August 27, through Sunday, September 9. In addition, coverage of a variety of the activities and activations during US Open Fan Week will be offered, including the US Open Qualifying Tournament, from Tuesday, August 21, through Friday, August 24. (Full story …)

August 15, 2018

Head USA Partners With UTR

HEAD USA (HEAD Penn Racquet Sports) and Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle today announced a strategic partnership joining their technology and tennis expertise to drive engagement and growth among tennis players worldwide. (Full story …)

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 …)

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 12, 2018

USTA, ATP, WTA Implement Rules Innovations at Summer Events

The USTA, ATP and WTA announced that a series of in-game innovations will be implemented at a number of events taking place within the United States and Canada throughout the summer, including at the 2018 US Open. These rule changes were a result of collaboration and consultation between all three organizations, and are aimed at increasing pace of play and ensuring a consistent set of enforcement standards. (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 6, 2018

World TeamTennis to Use Hawk-Eye Line-Calling for 2018 Season

Officiating will take on a new look during the 2018 season of World TeamTennis presented by GEICO this July as WTT will use the electronic line-calling system Hawk-Eye Live for all matches in team markets. (Full story …)

June 29, 2018

Prince Debuts Limited-Edition Whiteout Racquet

Prince has launched a limited-edition Whiteout Collection, including an all-white racquet and coordinating bag. The Whiteout Collection debuts just as the oldest and most prestigious tennis tournament in the world gets underway this summer. (Full story …)

June 27, 2018

WTT Launches Live-Streaming Platform, WTT.tv

For the first time in World TeamTennis' 43-season history, every WTT match will be available to watch on the league's new streaming platform, WTT.tv presented by GEICO. With 43 matches over 22 days in six team markets, the 2018 WTT.tv schedule will include more than 100 hours of digital broadcast programming this summer. (Full story …)

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 …)

June 21, 2018

ITA, Oracle Announce Multiyear Partnership Extension

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Oracle are excited to announce a multi-year extension to their alliance, as Oracle continues to strengthen its ongoing commitment to collegiate tennis. (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 …)

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 …)

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 …)

PTR Launches New Coach App

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of the new PTR Coach App, an indispensable tool for tennis coaches. The goal is to provide coaches - and athletes - a specific platform that can be used effectively in helping a player transition and achieve positive change. (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 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 10, 2018

UTR Partners With PTR to Expand Resources for Tennis Professionals

Universal Tennis and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced a long-term, official partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. (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

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 …)

March 9, 2018

World TeamTennis Partners with Universal Tennis

Universal Tennis and World TeamTennis (WTT) announced a strategic partnership in which WTT will adopt Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) as the League's official rating system, and WTT match results will now count towards player UTRs. (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 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 …)

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 4, 2018

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 …)

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 …)

August 8, 2017

‘Innovation’ finalists to present in NYC

As the US Open begins, the spotlight shines on tennis and tech visionaries who will present innovative sports products and services. (Full story …)

July 25, 2017

Announcing ATP Tennis Radio

A free-to-air digital audio platform for the ATP World Tour (Full story …)

July 12, 2017

Experts to judge ‘Tennis Innovation Challenge’

Future of Tennis & Tech Event includes competition, sports tech demos, and tennis industry events to start Aug. 28, first day of US Open play. (Full story …)

June 20, 2017

Tecnifibre launches a digital platform

The digital world, which is always in constant change, plays an essential role which changes the way in which brands have worked in the past. An evolution which Tecnifibre has managed to integrate in its strategy with the launch of... (Full story …)

May 11, 2017

Tennis ball robot eliminates hassle

Award-winning ‘Tennibot’ uses cameras, sensors and complex algorithms to roam the tennis court collecting balls, so players focus on hitting balls, not picking them up. (Full story …)

May 3, 2017

Playven joins TIA

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — To help tennis providers manage and grow their businesses, the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) is identifying viable technology development companies that offer “software as a service” (SaaS). The newest partnership is with Playven, which is... (Full story …)

March 28, 2017

Tennibot wins TIA Innovation Challenge

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Tennis Industry Association (TIA) staged its own version of “March Madness” recently and even crowned a champion—in less than one hour. The TIA’s “March Madness” event was the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, a “Shark Tank”-like competition... (Full story …)

March 23, 2017

First for real-time biometric data

BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells Tennis Garden, 23rd March, 2017 (Full story …)

March 20, 2017

TennisClub.com partners with TIA

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — To help tennis providers manage and grow their businesses, the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) is identifying viable technology development companies that offer “software as a service” (SaaS). The newest partnership is with TennisClub.com, a software... (Full story …)

January 9, 2017

Ivanovic joins Playsight

TENAFLY, NEW JERSEY - Today, PlaySight (playsight.com), the company behind the cutting-edge tennis SmartCourt, is announcing that recently retired WTA Grand Slam Singles Champion and former world #1 singles player Ana Ivanovic has joined the company as a partner and... (Full story …)

January 4, 2017

HEAD offers Watson racquet finder

New campaign offers 365 days of racquet and tennis ball giveaways in 2017 (Full story …)

October 26, 2016

WTA to launch social platform

Pioneering WTA creates new digital and social content division WTA Networks, working together with The Social Channel. Complete transformation of digital and social offering with access to the inner world of women’s tennis, the WTA players and Tour events (Full story …)

August 8, 2016

USPTA picks Setteo software platform

Setteo, the first global racquet sports social network, has partnered with USPTA to provide a powerful club management and marketing tool to USPTA members. An innovative combination of social network and management software for clubs, Setteo is designed to help... (Full story …)

June 2, 2016

Tennis pushes the technology limits

The recent ‘Tennis Tech Fair’ in Miami gave industry leaders and facility owners & managers a taste of the latest technology products helping to boost the sport. (Full story …)

May 10, 2016

Wireless headphones for Roland–Garros

STOCKHOLM - Thanks to an epic collaboration with Roland-Garros, Urbanears is coming out with a new edition of Hellas headphones fit to sweat on the tournament’s famous surface of champions. May 16 - June 5 2016, the legendary Roland-Garros tennis... (Full story …)

April 14, 2016

Introducing the Babolat Roland-Garros POP

Two legendary brands, one innovative experience (Full story …)

March 9, 2016

QLIPP joins TIA as a technology partner

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — QLIPP™, the “Ultimate Tennis Performance Sensor,” has joined the Tennis Industry Association. QLIPP is a tennis sensor that fits any racquet like a dampener and tells the player the quality of his or her tennis... (Full story …)

December 19, 2015

'This Day in Tennis' now an audio book

NEW YORK —– “On This Day In Tennis History,“ the popular tennis book, ebook and mobile app, is now also available as an audio book. The calendar-like compilation of historical and unique anniversaries, events and happenings from the world of... (Full story …)

December 3, 2015

PIVOT: Wearable technology for tennis

Indiegogo Campaign to Launch December 8 with Special Bollettieri Perks and More (Full story …)

September 30, 2015

Give your game some POP

POP - Babolat’s new connected wristband - is now available for online pre-sell purchase through Tennis Warehouse (USA) at tennis-warehouse.com/descpage-BPOP.html. Tennis specialist and pioneer, Babolat’s new wristband allows tennis lovers of all ages and playing levels to enter the exciting... (Full story …)

Bridging the gap between amateurs and pros

WASHINGTON — In the wake of the 2015 US Open, tennis enthusiasts around the world are picking up their racquets and heading to the court. Still star struck and filled with inspiration, people have never been more eager to play... (Full story …)

September 3, 2015

USPTA names Official Business App

App company becomes the ninth contributor to the Retirement Gold+ program (Full story …)

May 30, 2015

PlaySight launches Smart Court Live

TENAFLY, N.J. — PlaySight Interactive today announced the launch of a new “SmartCourt Live” system that provides unlimited smart live streaming and recording of practice and match video on any tennis court. The program features unique features such as: HD... (Full story …)

May 14, 2015

Turn your game on with Sony

Smart Tennis Sensor. (Full story …)

April 13, 2015

Toni’s tips: How to use Babolat Play

For several months now, Rafael Nadal has been training with Babolat PLAY. the world’s first connected tennis racket. Thanks to the exclusive technology located inside the racket’s handle, along with the Babolat PLAY application, the Spanish player has access to... (Full story …)

March 18, 2015

Hawk-Eye to replace linespersons at PowerShares

LOS ANGELES - InsideOut Sports and Entertainment, a leading live event, talent access, and content creation group and division of Horizon Media, today announced the 2015 PowerShares Series tennis circuit will be the first ever pro tennis event series to... (Full story …)

February 10, 2015

CoachTube offers access to coaches

On Demand Courses Provide Opportunities for Athletes to Improve their Game (Full story …)

January 16, 2015

Nadal is now Connected

Babolat expands connected tennis experience with top player endorsements and new Babolat Play models (Full story …)

November 10, 2014

Tennis Central announces new app

Innovative Tool to Connect Tennis Players With Cutting-Edge Management Services: World-renowned tennis coach, Yann Auzoux, creates the ultimate player pairing and customized improvement mobile app for the metropolitan tennis aficionado (Full story …)

October 21, 2014

Game arranging without the hassle or cost

ZOGOtennis is a new service that helps tennis players find great partners and arrange matches — all through their smartphone. For clubs ZOGOtennis is just like a game arranging service without the hassle because everything is done among the players,... (Full story …)

August 21, 2014

Sony's Smart Tennis Sensor helps your game

Partners with Wilson, Prince , and Yonex to realize real-time optimization of play and more to select tennis racket models across the US and Canada (Full story …)

July 8, 2014

Velocity app: Hands-free speed radar

New app gives coaches, young athletes, and parents the precision of a professional radar gun in a mobile app, along with a community for comparing speeds, and mirroring technology to bring a stadium experience to homes and neighborhoods. (Full story …)

May 27, 2014

New tennis racquet sensor soars on Kickstarter

Challenger is an amazing new smart device that empowers both tennis players and their coaches with incredibly comprehensive stats. Challenger fits onto your racket like a normal dampener in seconds. With it securely in place, it gives you real-time performance... (Full story …)

May 26, 2014

Babolat Play: First connected racquet at a major

Paris, Roland-Garros — Babolat is proud to announce a Grand Slam first: members of Team Babolat will play in the French Open with the Babolat Play Pure Drive connected tennis racket. For the first time in the history of tennis,... (Full story …)

November 9, 2013

I Know Tennis! app now available

Was that a let? Or is it your point? Don’t let your lack of knowledge lose critical points in your game. I Know Tennis! is the app to learn and understand the rules of the game. It is fun. It... (Full story …)

September 19, 2013

Spark Motion technology perfects performance

Spark Motion, a portable motion analysis app designed for use in authentic performance and rehabilitation environments is helping tennis players of all ages and abilities improve their performance on the court. The Spark Motion is used to evaluate and correct... (Full story …)

August 13, 2013

TIA looks to SaaS for tennis growth

As growth in the SaaS market sees new tennis technology start-ups, the Tennis Industry Association looks to align approved partners to help grow the game. (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 …)

May 30, 2013

TCR offers computerized tennis analysis

RIVERDALE, N.Y. — TCR, The Club of Riverdale (tcr-nyc.com), a premier fitness and tennis club in Riverdale, NY, is the first club in the country to offer its members PlaySight Interactive Ltd’s (www.playsight.com) “SmartCourt” computerized tennis analysis system. Designed to... (Full story …)

March 7, 2013

Power just got easier for Sharapova

HEAD launches commercial promoting Maria Sharapova’s new HEAD YouTek™ Instinct racquet with Graphene™ technology (Full story …)

January 11, 2013

Wilson tennis has outstanding 2012

CHICAGO — Coming off an exceptional 2012 on tour and a year with considerable growth in Wilson’s business and brand position, Wilson Tennis (www.wilsontennis.com) is in top form for the Australian Open with defending women’s champion Victoria Azarenka, Wilson-career player... (Full story …)

July 12, 2012

Playtennis.com launches to consumers

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) today announced the launch of the new playtennis.com site, designed to help all tennis players—whether regular, new or returning to the game—find out everything they need to know about getting into the game and playing more tennis. (Full story …)

June 21, 2011

ATP selects Telvent for weather forecasts

Top-rated weather forecasts and lightning alert technology to protect players and fans across the men’s professional tennis circuit (Full story …)

January 19, 2011

2K Sports Reveals Top Spin 4

Andre Agassi, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams Among 25-Member Roster in Most Realistic Tennis Simulation to Date (Full story …)

September 21, 2010

TenniStar for iPhone/iPod touch

430 Mobile Corporation and TenniStar launch new app. Take Along this Real Teaching Tool to Greatly Improve Your Tennis Game. (Full story …)

September 20, 2010

XēneCore Powers New Donnay Racquets

Patent-pending technology provides ultra thin power with old school feel (Full story …)

August 27, 2010

Dunlop's Biomimetic Racket Technologies

New Rackets Inspired by Nature (Full story …)

May 14, 2010

CoachView Unveils Video Analysis System

First and Only Multi-Camera Hi-Def Video Analysis System (Full story …)

April 20, 2010

Test your stringbed stiffness with an iPhone

appmaker.se is pleased to announce that racquetTune for iPhone and iPod touch is now available in Apple’s App Store. racquetTune is a quick, cool and inexpensive tool that allows any tennis player to check that his racquet is correctly strung.... (Full story …)

 

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