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Now you can sharpen your tennis facility management skills at A “Facility Manager’s Manual,” complete with a searchable table of contents, is now the cornerstone of the new “Facility Manager” section under Tools & Resources. The comprehensive manual is a result of the efforts of Rod Heckelman, who was interested in sharing his knowledge of tennis management experience. Rod has been a regular guest speaker at several USPTA Conferences and written several tennis management articles for Racquet Sports Industry and the USPTA publication ADDvantage.

The Facility Manager section of will be constantly updated and is intended to make available to facilities the most current facility management information. Check back frequently for additions, updates and more, including updates to the “Health Beat” section and the “Go Green” section, which offers resources and information for facilities and managers on how they can be more environmentally friendly and save money in the process. Currently, find out about ball recycling programs, energy services companies.

TennisConnect Offers a New Retail Feature

TennisConnect continues to gain momentum among facilities and retailers in the U.S., thanks to a special promotion that ended Dec. 31 designed to bring aboard more TennisConnect Retailer members. With TennisConnect Retailer, you can take your operation online with your own branded website that contains manufacturer-approved images and content that is automatically updated, so you’re providing your customers with the latest products, which are then fulfilled through your retail store, generating foot traffic.

TennisConnect Retailer implements all the current software for such features as Website Builder, Court Reservations, E-Calendar, Contact Manager/Group Email, String Center and Demo Racquet Center. In addition, TennisConnect Retailer enables a retailer to keep pace with the constant changes in tennis technology at a fraction of the cost. For a Free Test Drive and more information, visit or email


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