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January 20, 2019

Kolkmann to Present Court Builder Seminars

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

January 17, 2019

APT Welcomes Randy Futty as General Manager of Laykold

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

January 14, 2019

Pickleball Brand Selkirk Sport to Participate in Rac & Paddle Sports Show

As country clubs and golf resorts across the country continue adding pickleball to their line-up of activities, Selkirk Sport (Booth# 5R-RP9), the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand today announced the Company will be participating in the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in conjunction with the 2019 PGA Merchandise Show, January 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Florida. (Full story …)

January 10, 2019

Nicole Hobson Joins PPR Staff

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

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 …)

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Includes Padel Court

Attendees of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Preview, Jan. 23-25 and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, will be able to watch professional padel demonstrations, participate in on-court padel playing opportunities and learn more about the sport while exploring nearly 50 racquet and paddle sports brands and organizations on the event Show floor. (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 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 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 …)

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 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 …)

PPR Sets Pickleball Conferences in California, South Carolina

The inaugural Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Conferences are set for California on Nov. 12 and South Carolina Feb. 15-16. (Full story …)

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 …)

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 5, 2018

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 2, 2018

HEAD Penn to Sponsor Professional Pickleball Registry

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

July 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 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 …)

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 …)

Prince Announces Strategic Partnership with Paddletek

Prince, an American-born leading global racquet sports brand and Paddletek, an industry leader in the fast-growing sport of Pickleball, today announce a strategic partnership to launch new innovative Prince Pickleball paddles, available for the first time in the U.S. Paddletek will use its advanced technology to design and manufacture Prince Pickleball paddles. (Full story …)

 

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