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11th Annual Tennis Industry Forum Headed for New York

23 Aug, 2018


Don’t miss the 11th annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum, which will be at the Grand Hyatt New York on Monday, Aug. 27, the first day of play at the US Open. The Forum will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Catch 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.

Tom Cove, the president and CEO of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association, will present “Sports Industry Research Insights,” about the state of sports participation in the U.S. and how tennis fits into the overall picture. Then TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer will present “Tennis Research Insights,” including data on participation, equipment, retail sales and more.

Kurt Kamperman, chief executive of the USTA National Campus, will give an update on innovation technology taking place at the campus at Lake Nona. Craig Morris, the USTA’s chief executive of Community Tennis, will update Net Generation and the USTA’s commitment to growing tennis participation.

TIA President Jeff Williams will introduce the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. The two inductees for 2018 (see page 22) are Jim Fromuth, founder of Fromuth Tennis, and the late Vic Braden, pro player, world-renown coach, author and sports scientist. Fromuth will be introduced by Pat Shields, CEO of Fromuth Tennis, and Braden will be honored by USPTA CEO John Embree.

The TIA Tennis Forum, which will be in the Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt, takes place during the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference/USPTA World Conference. Forum attendees will receive a summary report on key industry research.

Visit TennisIndustry.org/forum to register, which is free.

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