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October 31, 2019

ITA Honors Longtime Smith College Tennis Coach Christine Davis

Long-time Smith College head women’s tennis coach Christine Davis has been selected as the 2019 recipient of the ITA Meritorious Service Award, presented by ConantLeadership. Davis will be presented with the award on Saturday, December 7, during the 2019 ITA Coaches Convention Awards Luncheon at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida. (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 10, 2019

Boca West Country Club Renews Partnership with Evert Academy

Two iconic tennis organizations, the Evert Tennis Academy and Boca West Country Club, have renewed their long-time partnership. Through the partnership, Evert Academy rising tennis stars and scholars are able to train at Boca West’s world-class tennis facility. (Full story …)

Dick Gould, Frank Brennan, Jr. Inducted Into USPTA Hall of Fame

The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch last week during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Long-time Stanford University tennis coaches Dick Gould and Frank Brennan, Jr. were each presented with the Tim Heckler Hall of Fame Award. (Full story …)

USTA to Adopt Simplified Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure in 2021

The United States Tennis Association today announced that its Junior Competition Committee has approved the proposed changes to the Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure. (Full story …)

October 9, 2019

USPTA Leadership Academy Returns to World Headquarters Nov. 8-10

The United States Professional Tennis Association will host the 2019 Leadership Academy at the USPTA World Headquarters in Lake Nona from Nov. 8 to 10. (Full story …)

Sean Sloane Wins USPTA George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award

The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch this past week during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Sean Sloane of Glassboro, N.J., was presented with the George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award. (Full story …)

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

USPTA Presents Annual Awards at 2019 World Conference in Las Vegas

The United States Professional Tennis Association held its Awards Lunch on Wednesday during the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. Seventeen tennis professionals were recognized for their achievements during 2018. (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

USPTA, USTA Foundation Partner to Establish 'USPTA Fund'

The USPTA and the USTA Foundation are excited to announce the establishment of the USPTA Fund under the auspices of the USTA Foundation. As part of this partnership between the USPTA and the USTA Foundation, the USPTA is replacing its auction at the 2019 USPTA World Conference with a new online auction and we’re asking our members to promote this auction to friends, colleagues and clientele. (Full story …)

TD Sports West Supplies Portable Court for USPTA World Conference

The USPTA has partnered with TD Sports West to become the official portable tennis court supplier of the 2019 USPTA World Conference presented by Havana Bob’s. TD Sports West will install a full-size tennis court in the convention space at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino. (Full story …)

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 …)

USTA, ClubCorp Partner to Grow Tennis Participation in the U.S.

he USTA and ClubCorp announced a strategic alliance that brings together one of the largest tennis operators in the nation and the national governing body for tennis in the United States. Through this alliance, both parties will combine resources to continue growing the sport of tennis, with particular focus on attracting younger players. (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 27, 2019

2019 USPTA World Championships Return During World Conference

The United States Professional Tennis Association will host the 2019 USPTA World Championships at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Sept. 25 and 26 during the 2019 USPTA World Conference. Play will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. (Full story …)

August 22, 2019

PTR & Bollettieri Release 'Tennis in a Can' Program for Coaches

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and famed coach Nick Bollettieri are excited to jointly release a new program, "Tennis in a Can," that’s ideal for high school tennis coaches and is available now—in time for the high school tennis season. (Full story …)

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

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

August 20, 2019

USTA to Launch Inaugural Net Generation Aces Program at US Open

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that the inaugural Net Generation Aces Program will launch at the 2019 US Open. The program identified athletes between the ages of 13 and 17 who are making a positive difference in their local communities through creative and impactful tennis programs. (Full story …)

ITA Leadership Awards Weekend Opens Friday in New York

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) will honor 13 current and former college tennis players during the 2019 Leadership Awards Weekend later this week (August 23-25) in New York. (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 17, 2019

TIA Tennis Forum to Bring Industry Leaders and Influencers to NYC Aug. 26

The 12th Annual [TIA Tennis Forum](https://www.tiaforum.org) 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 …)

July 29, 2019

Dennis Van der Meer, 1933-2019

As the September/October issue of Tennis Industry magazine was ready to go to press, we learned the sad news that tennis industry legend Dennis Van der Meer passed away on July 27, after a lengthy illness. No one has had a bigger impact on recreational tennis and tennis coaches than Dennis. (Full story …)

July 28, 2019

Industry Mourns the Loss of Dennis Van der Meer

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is sad to inform the tennis world of the passing of its founder, former chairman and president, Dennis Van der Meer. After a lengthy illness, Van der Meer passed quietly with his loving wife, Pat, by his side. He was 86. (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 …)

July 15, 2019

PTR Launches New Level I Certification Pathway

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has launched an enhanced Level I certification pathway. This marks another major addition to PTR’s education pathway since the current highly-acclaimed Coach Education was drastically improved in 2009. Coaches can expect the same internationally recognized/externally accredited education while experiencing a more robust foundational framework for coaches. (Full story …)

July 10, 2019

USTA Foundation Receives $180K From Chase for 12 NJTL Chapters

USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that for the sixth consecutive year, it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor Chase to award 12 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with a $15,000 grant each in support of year-round tennis and education programming. (Full story …)

July 2, 2019

PPR Collaborates on USAPA Youth Playbook for Pickleball

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce a collaboration with USAPA on its newly released Youth Pickleball Playbook. PPR provided the layout and design for USAPA Let’s Play Pickleball Playbook. (Full story …)

July 1, 2019

Melanie Oudin to be Guest Pro at PBI Adult World Tennis Camp

Peter Burwash International (PBI) has announced that Melanie Oudin will be a guest professional for the PBI Adult World Tennis Camp at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA from October 3-6, 2019. Oudin won the 2011 US Open mixed doubles title with Jack Sock, reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon and the quarterfinals of the US Open (both in 2009), and was a member of the American Fed Cup team. (Full story …)

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

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

June 30, 2019

Share Your Ideas! Enter the TIA 'Discovery Challenge'

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

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 …)

June 20, 2019

USTA Player Development Announces 2019 Summer Coaching Fellow

The USTA today announced the six recent college graduates taking part in the USTA Player Development Fellowship program this summer. (Full story …)

June 11, 2019

PTR Schedules SoCal Coach Development Day

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced its Southern California Coach Development Day (CDD) will be held June 29, from 1-6pm, at Great Park Tennis Center in Irvine. The CDD is being held in conjunction with the 9th Annual City of Irvine Tennis Seminar on Sunday, June 30. (Full story …)

May 28, 2019

Anne Worcester Named President of Universal Tennis

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

May 27, 2019

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

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

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

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

May 21, 2019

PTR Launches Coach Development Days

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of Coach Development Days. These highly interactive one to two day workshops with industry leaders covering topics in the fields of Junior Development, Adult Development, Performance, Club Programming and Business are being held at PTR’s new Regional Education Centers. (Full story …)

PTR Launches UTR Event Certification Level 1

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Universal Tennis (UTR) are launching the all new Event Certification Level 1 course on May 23. This live online course will be held every month. (Full story …)

May 12, 2019

PTR Celebrates 30 Years of Hosting Wheelchair Tennis Chps.

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce it has been hosting the Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Hilton Head Island for 30 years. (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 …)

May 1, 2019

8th Annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp May 6-9

The eighth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp will take place May 6-9, 2019 at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego. Over 50 wounded, ill, and injured service members and military veterans from across the country will participate in the Tennis Camp. (Full story …)

April 18, 2019

Jimmy Arias Named Director of Tennis at IMG Academy

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

April 10, 2019

PTR Signs On as Official Partner of WTA Coach Program

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) recently signed an agreement designating PTR as an Official Partner of the WTA Coach Program. For several years, PTR and WTA have worked closely together to facilitate formal coaching pathways for tour-level players and their coaches, and moving this partnership forward will solidify cooperation between the two global organizations. (Full story …)

April 3, 2019

ThanksUSA Partners with PPR to Support Military Families

The national scholarship organization ThanksUSA announced that Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is supporting its Play It Forward Charity Challenge (ThanksUSA.org/GameOn), in which coaches combine PLAYING their favorite sport with PAYING it forward by making a personal donation of thanks to our military. (Full story …)

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Announces Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the creation of the Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy, a world-class program that offers comprehensive development for highly competitive junior tennis players. (Full story …)

April 1, 2019

8th Annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp May 6-9

The eighth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp will take place May 6-9, 2019 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104. (Full story …)

March 28, 2019

USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards

The United States Tennis Association announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 22-25, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon. (Full story …)

Lynne Rolley, Martin Van Daalen Elected to PTR Board

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce two new members of the PTR Board of Directors were elected at the organization’s Annual General Membership Meeting. The new board members who will serve three-year terms are Directors-at-Large are Lynne Rolley and Martin Van Daalen. Leo Alonso was re-elected to another three-year term. Karl Hale was named President. (Full story …)

4 Honored for Service to Tennis by Hall of Fame

In recognition of their generous and longtime service to the sport of tennis, four dedicated industry leaders and volunteers were recently honored by the International Tennis Hall of Fame, in a special awards presentation at the USTA Annual Meeting. (Full story …)

March 21, 2019

USTA Player Development Adds High-Performance Wheelchair Tennis Division

USTA Player Development has officially added high-performance wheelchair tennis to its organizational structure, marking a full integration of high-performance wheelchair tennis into USTA Player Development for the first time ever. (Full story …)

March 20, 2019

PTR Adds Education Administrative Coordinator to Staff

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to welcome Milena Stephens as its new Education Administrative Coordinator. In this position, Stephens will ensure every member has the resources to be fully prepared for a certification workshop or event. She will serve as the liaison between hosts and participants to guarantee each has the best possible and most rewarding experience. She will also process cores and communicate with PTR members. (Full story …)

March 15, 2019

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

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

March 3, 2019

PTR, Universal Tennis Launch New Benefits for PTR Members

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

February 28, 2019

PTR to Recognize ACE Heroes Throughout 2019

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it will recognize ACE Heroes. For the next year, every week the organization will honor a PTR tennis coach of color who has made or is making a positive impact in their community and the game. (Full story …)

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Selected to Manage Operations at Sand Valley

Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the nation’s leading tennis management company, has been selected to manage tennis operations at Sand Valley, a seasonal location featuring world-class golf and tennis facilities in Rome, Wisconsin. (Full story …)

February 20, 2019

USTA Awards USPTA Full Accreditation as Teaching Pro Organization

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) announced that the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s new accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals. (Full story …)

February 19, 2019

Apply Now for USPTA National Awards

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

PTR Opens Nine Regional Education Centers

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

February 18, 2019

Ken DeHart Inducted to PTR Hall of Fame

Ken DeHart, of San Jose, Calif., was inducted to the PTR Hall of Fame during the Awards Banquet last week at the PTR International Tennis Symposium. (Full story …)

Capestany Named PTR Professional of the Year

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

February 10, 2019

PTR to Hold Inaugural Coaches Conference March 20 in Miami

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will hold its inaugural PTR Coaches Conference on March 20 in Miami. The conference is one in a series of regional education conferences that will be conducted across the United States this year. (Full story …)

February 5, 2019

PPR Creates Youth Development Education for Coaches

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) announced it has expanded its education by creating a new program - Youth Development - for pickleball coaches. The inaugural workshop will be conducted during the East Coast PPR Conference on Hilton Head Island Feb. 16. (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 …)

January 28, 2019

Brian Baker Hired as USTA National Coach for Men's Tennis

The USTA announced that it has hired former Top-60 pro Brian Baker as a National Coach for Men's Tennis, based out of the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando and reporting to Head of Men's Tennis Kent Kinnear. (Full story …)

Life Time, USTA Partner to Grow Tennis Participation

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

January 16, 2019

New Presenters Added to PTR International Tennis Symposium

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

January 15, 2019

PTR to Hold Tennis Coaches Summit in Indian Wells

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the second annual Tennis Coaches Summit will be held at The Lakes Country Club, in Palm Desert, Calif. The event will be held March 7-8, 2019, during the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament to which attendees will have exclusive access. PTR and the Women’s Tennis Coaches Association (WTCA) are co-sponsoring the Tennis Coaches Summit. (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 2, 2019

Women in Tennis Forum to be Held at PTR Symposium

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

December 20, 2018

RAPS Demo Day/Welcome Party Set for USTA National Campus Jan. 23

Racquet sports professionals can attend, free of charge, the Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party—the “Lake Nona Experience XX19”—are part of the inaugural three-day Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS), Jan. 23-25, in Orlando, Fla. Complimentary industry registration is required to attend and available at [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](http://www.RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com). (Full story …)

December 16, 2018

Cliff Drysdale Tennis Announces Year End ‘Cliffy Award’ Winners

Cliff Drysdale Tennis, the largest tennis management company in the U.S., announced their year-end ‘Cliffy Award’ winners Friday, with standout employees and clubs being recognized for its efforts in 2018. (Full story …)

December 13, 2018

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2018 “Champions of Tennis”

Larry Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of software giant Oracle, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s [January 2019 issue](http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/issues/201901/index.php). Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 12, 2018

Three Finalists Chosen to Present At Fourth ‘Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge’

Three finalists have been chosen to present at the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, Fla. AccuTennis, PlayTennisConnect and SPARC-Virtual Tennis will present five-minute pitches about their new product or service to a panel of judges—and in front of an audience of tennis and racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition to determine a winner. (Full story …)

December 5, 2018

USPTA and ThanksUSA Announce Scholarship Recipients

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and ThanksUSA announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 USPTA/ThanksUSA scholarship program. (Full story …)

November 28, 2018

PBI Announces 2019 Adult World Tennis Camp Sites

Tennis management company Peter Burwash International (PBI) has announced the locations and schedule of its 2019 World Tennis Camp Series. The four- to five-day intensive camps are featured at some of the most beautiful and highly rated tennis destinations in the world. (Full story …)

November 15, 2018

PTR International Tennis Symposium Set for Feb. 12-15

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

November 8, 2018

Parkkonen Promoted to Chief Operating Officer for PTR

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Brian Parkkonen has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Parkkonen will oversee organizational development and staff collaboration. His main priorities will be to ensure the highest quality standards are in place and upheld creating a unified and efficient approach to the overall member experience. (Full story …)

October 29, 2018

USPTA, IPTPA Partner for Pickleball Certification

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

October 25, 2018

USPTA Partners with InsureStat for Disability Insurance

On behalf of its members, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into an agreement with InsureSTAT to provide long term disability insurance on a discounted basis to USPTA members. (Full story …)

International Tennis Hall of Fame Forms TeamFAME, a New NJTL Chapter

The institution dedicated to celebrating tennis' most accomplished champions and leaders is now also home to special program dedicated to inspiring the future of the sport. The International Tennis Hall of Fame has officially opened the doors for TeamFAME, a new chapter of the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network. TeamFAME provides out-of-school programming that promotes academic achievement, leadership development, and healthy lifestyles through activity-based learning and tennis. (Full story …)

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 19, 2018

USPTA Offers Equivalency Pathway for PTR Members

The United States Professional Tennis Association board of directors has approved an equivalency pathway to membership for current and former certified Professional Tennis Registry members. The program, which will run through 2019, allows PTR certified tennis professionals an expedited process that will consider their current and former certified membership status. (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

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 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 14, 2018

Santorum Receives National Public Parks Lifetime Achievement Award

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce that its CEO, Dan Santorum, received the National Public Parks Tennis Association (NPPTA) Jean and Hollis Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, presented annually, recognizes an individual who has been an outstanding advocate, and who has promoted the NPPTA across the country. Past recipients include Hollis Smith, Alan G. Schwartz, Jodie Adams, Billie Jean King, Pat Freebody, Jean Smith, Karen Ford, NRPA, Kurt Kamperman, Ken McAllister, Scott Hanover, Pam Sloan and Katrina Adams. (Full story …)

September 7, 2018

Tennis Industry Hears Challenges, Opportunities At TIA Tennis Forum

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

September 6, 2018

USTA Pacific Northwest Section Opens Two Tennis Facilities

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

September 5, 2018

USTA Groups Pledge $350,000 to Restore Puerto Rico Tennis Facilities

The USTA, the 17 USTA Sections and the USTA Foundation announced they have pledged to donate $350,000 to restore tennis facilities and restart tennis programming throughout Puerto Rico. It has been one year since the devastation across the island, and the goal of this effort would be to give the children and families in Puerto Rico the opportunity to enjoy all of the benefits that the game of tennis can provide. (Full story …)

August 30, 2018

PTR, Head Penn Extend Longstanding Partnership

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) signed a three year contract with HEAD Penn, extending its longstanding partnership to a history-making 38 years. (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 …)

August 7, 2018

Vic Braden, Jim Fromuth to Join TI Hall of Fame Aug. 27

Tennis players, and the tennis industry, can thank both the late Vic Braden and Jim Fromuth for helping to improve their games and grow this sport. Braden, whose tennis academies, books and videos brought tennis to the masses, and Fromuth, the founder of a tennis equipment distribution company, both have had a hand in millions of players enjoying the game over the last four decades. Both men will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 27. (Full story …)

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 25, 2018

PHIT Act Passes the House, Now Moves to Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2018) — In a major step to help overcome the “Inactivity Pandemic” and improve the health of Americans, the U.S. House of Representatives late this afternoon passed the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a... (Full story …)

July 11, 2018

Asian Tennis Federation Partners with PTR

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

July 9, 2018

Troon Acquires Cliff Drysdale Management

Troon®, a leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce the company's acquisition of Cliff Drysdale Management (CDM), the nation’s largest tennis management company. The acquisition, completed in early July, brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling at locations around the world for more than two decades. (Full story …)

June 27, 2018

Inaugural PTR Hispanic Coaches Conference Set for July 24

On July 24, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its inaugural Hispanic Coaches Conference, presented with USTA Southern during the BB&T Atlanta Open. The conference is open to all coaches; the event’s goal is to effect change to increase participation of the Hispanic population in coaching tennis. The conference will be presented in English with Spanish translators on site. (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 …)

Play Tennis Month Helps Rally the Industry

More than 2,300 tennis events in 32 states were registered as part of official Play Tennis Month activities during the month of May. All the events were searchable on PlayTennis.com so current, new and returning tennis players could easily find local places and times to play. (Full story …)

Register Now for 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference in NYC

Register for the 44th Tennis Teachers Conference, which will be Aug. 24-27 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. More than 1,000 tennis professionals and industry leaders are expected to attend the event, which his presented by the USTA and USPTA, and also will serve as the USPTA’s World Conference. (Full story …)

June 21, 2018

ITA to be Supporting Partner of WTCA Conference

The Women's Tennis Coaching Association is proud to announce that the Intercollegiate Tennis Association has signed on as a supporting partner of the second annual WTCA Conference NYC, which will be held on August 30-31 at the East Side Marriott hotel. (Full story …)

 

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