Friday, March 18, 2016

The April issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail

The April 2016 issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail.

Included in this issue:


30 Event Tracking

How can you prepare for sudden spikes in attendance at your facility? The next level of service will help you forecast and adapt.

32 Trends in Tenniswear

From high fashion, to toned-down neon, to tech fabrics, to better stretch — the trends continue to take apparel from on court to off.

35 Soft Touch

These outdoor Distinguished Facility-of-the-Year award winners are excellent examples of soft-court construction.


4 Our Serve
7 Industry News
14 Industry Recognition
15 TIA News
22 Racquet Tech
24 Grassroots Tennis
26 Retailing Tip
28 Event Marketing
38 Tips & Techniques
40 Your Serve, by Annie Beier


7 USTA PlayDev creates new Team USA department
7 T.O.M. Conference and Forum in Miami
8 PTR, TennisEurope partner for
8 Babolat introduces lightweight JET shoe
8 Pound, Maule have new roles at Wilson
8 New edition out for Tennis Parent’s Bible
9 USTA awards Wheelchair Tennis grants
10 Peoplewatch
10 Pickleball US Open to be in Naples
10 Solinco adds new Hyper-G co-poly string
11 iTPA to hold 2nd World Tennis Fitness Conf.
12 Short Sets


44 The Lifelong Learner
48 The Ten Commandments of Being a USPTA Professional
52 Invest In Yourself
54 20 PointInspectionTool for Youth Tennis


42 CEO’s Message
44 Vice President’s Message
46 USPTA Benefits
48 Master Pro Corner
52 Beyond the Court
57 USPTA News
58 Career Development
60 Member News

Saturday, February 13, 2016

The March issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail

The March 2016 issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail. Included in this issue:


28 Positive Recognition
ITF Recognition provides an independent assessment of the quality of a court for builders, suppliers and court owners.

32 LED on the Leading Edge
As the technology comes down in price, expect more facilities to take advantage of this eco-friendly alternative.

35 Annual Maintenance Planner
This yearly court maintenance schedule is from the latest edition of the “Tennis Courts” manual available from the ASBA.

38 Red or Green?
Green clay has been the predominant clay-court color in the U.S. But what’s driving color choices now?


26 Footwear: Success Stories? With new marketing strategies and products, shoe manufacturers have some strong stories to share.

41 String Selector 2016
Use our exclusive guide to find the perfect strings for your customers.


5 Industry News
9 Letters
16 TIA News
19 Retailing tip
20 Recreational Game
22 Executive Point: Pete Smith
24 Grassroots Tennis
44 Ask the Experts
46 String Playtest: Tecnifibre Multifeel 16
48 Your Serve, by Dr. Alex Kor


5 T.O.M. Conference slated for March 23-25 in Miami
5 State of the Industry Forum in Miami
5 Tennis Channel sold to Sinclair Broadcast Group
5 PTR celebrates 40th anniversary in 2016
5 PlaySight partners with Tennis Media Co.
6 Williams is new president of TIA
6 Prepare your juniors for college tennis
6 Har-Tru introduces CourtPac electric roller
8 People Watch
9 Ashaway expands Superkill racquetball string family
10 Short Sets
10 Mark Stingley joins PTR headquarters staff
12 Playmate introduces iSmash
12 PowerShares Series announces players, dates

USPTA ADDvantage (page 49)

52 Making Professional Development Easier
56 Prince Provides the Largest Sweet Spot in Tennis
59 Tennis Resources to Launch Improved Website
67 2016 USPTA Surface Championships Begin


50 CEO’s Message
52 Vice President’s Message
56 Endorsee News
59 USPTA Benefits
60 Beyond the Court
64 Inside Coaching
66 Career Development
67 USPTA News
68 Member News

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The February issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail


Racquets & Strings: New and Improved -- Racquets for spring include updates of existing models and brand new lines, while strings offer something for all types of players.

Shoes: Stepping Forward -- Colors continue in new footwear, along with moves to either lighter weight or more durability.

Apparel: Springing Ahead Soft sophisticated tones and shapes are coming back, leaving the neon brights behind.


Three’s Company -- Tennis Industry and the ASBA present the best in tennis court construction and design.


Our Serve
Industry News
Racquet Service
Retailing Tip
Racquet Tech
Grassroots Tennis
Community Tennis
Ask the Experts
String Playtest: Tourna Big Red 16
Your Serve, by Jason Jamison


Tennis Owners & Managers Conference attracts top experts
PTR Week, Symposium set for Feb. 15-21
ITF Recognized Court program comes to U.S.
Bob Patterson named USRSA executive director
Providers: List programs, events at
PlaySight installations continue to increase
ASBA elects new of cers and directors
Jon Vegosen named ITA chairman
People Watch
Mate ex offers modular court surfaces
Bollettieri teams with Pivot wearable tech
Longtime tennis journalist writes ‘Safe Tennis’ book


2016 USPTA Annual Awards Program Open for Nominations
USPTA Foundation Raises Goal for 2016
Rainy-Day Tennis on the Racquetball Courts
Trip of a Lifetime to the US Open
CEO’s Message
First Vice President’s Message
Master Pro Corner 46 USPTA News
Endorsee News
Inside Coaching
Beyond the Court
Career Development
Member News

Monday, December 14, 2015

The January issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail

The January 2016 issue of *Tennis Industry* magazine is in the mail. Here’s what you can expect to find:


Rally the Family!
Class Acts
Finding the Perfect Pair
2015 Champions of Tennis


Our Serve
Industry News
TIA News
Industry Message, by Greg Mason
Grassroots Tennis
Ask the Experts
String Playtest: Gamma Solace 16
Your Serve, by Joel Drucker


Executive team named for USTA National Campus
PTR International Symposium set for Feb. 17-20
Lendl, Fish, Craybas to coach with USTA
Playsight partners with ITA
PHIT America teams with the tennis industry
T.O.M. Conference topics focus on growing profits
Brothers set world record for longest volley
Steve Simon named CEO of WTA
Krupp Scholarship created
USTA Midwest Section
People Watch
Sports Attack teams with Oncourt Offcourt
Short Sets
Head, PTR extend partnership
USTA honors grassroots providers at TDW


Individual/Family Health Insurance Options
The Ins and Outs of the Commercial Facility
Thoughts on the Kick Serve for Developing Juniors
Alternative Concepts to Teaching Under 10s
CEO’s Message
President’s Message 58 USPTA News
Endorsee News
Growing Your Business 66 Beyond the Court
Inside Coaching
Master Pro Corner
Career Development 72 Member News

Friday, October 23, 2015

The Nov/Dec issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail

The November/December 2015 issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail.

Here's what you can expect to find:


Wish List for the New Year
Mixing It Up
Pickleball and Tennis
Numbers Game
Getting a Grip!


Our Serve
Industry News
TIA News
Racquet Tech
Community Tennis
Grassroots Tennis
Tips & Techniques
String Playtest: Babolat M7 17
Your Serve, by Kevin Theos


Dave Haggerty elected ITF president
USPTA headquarters to move to Lake Nona
Babolat introduces “connected” wristband
Court surface uses recycled tennis balls
Hall of Fame capital campaign exceeds goal
Vitalsox introduces hot new socks
Youth Tennis event held at US Open
Van der Meer, Gullikson into USPTA HoF
People Watch
Canadian doctors “prescribe” exercise
NCAA Div. 1 Chps. to use no-ad scoring
Short Sets
PTR HoF to induct Billie Jean King


USPTA World Conference Wrap up
Pay Yourself First
Remembering Rich
CEO’s Message
Vice President’s Message
Endorsee News
Beyond the Court
Inside Coaching
Master Pro Corner
Career Development
Member News

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Friday, June 12, 2015

The July 2015 issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail

The July 2015 issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail.

Read it on-line now.

Included in this issue:


Champions of Tennis Honor Roll: As we take nominations for Tennis Industry’s 2015 annual awards, we look back at the p.22 impressive roster of past winners.

Nylon vs. Poly: With the advancements and new introductions in co-poly strings, are nylon-based strings still relevant? The short answer: Very much so.

Inside Game: Tennis helps round out the offerings of two award-winning indoor facilities.

2015 Guide to Ball Machines --

Play the Long Game: A ball machine can be an incredible teaching tool and a great source of revenue—and can help strengthen the game.

Ball Machines on the Market: Our comprehensive guide lists the ball machines currently on the market, along with features, benefits and prices.


Our Serve
Industry News
TIA News
Racquet Tech
Tennis History
Cardio Tennis
Ask the Experts
Tips and Techniques
Your Serve, by Rod Heckelman


Timothy Russell named new CEO of ITA
Tennis Magazine celebrates golden anniversary
Grand Canyon University adds PTM program
Sony Smart Tennis Sensor launches worldwide
USPTA to incorporate Platform Tennis Association
IART Symposium set for Sept. 18-22
ITA partners with Oracle
Hall of Fame rebrands with new logo
PTR adds two corporate members
Gael Monfils stars in new Asics tennis campaign
USTA NE creates ‘Boston Social Tennis League’


Musculoskeletal Injuries in Tennis-Teaching Professionals

New Initiative Rewards USPTA Pros who Recruit New Members

USPTA World Conference

Opposed Slate of 2016-2017 National Board


CEO’s Message
President’s Message
Inside Coaching
Endorsee News
USPTA Benefits
USPTA World Conference
Career Development
Member News


Thursday, May 07, 2015

The June 2015 issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail

The June 2015 issue of Tennis Industry magazine is in the mail.

Read it on-line now.

Included in this issue:


Basic Training: Driving sales in your store often involves a simple formula.

Advancing the Cause: Stay up to date on the latest racquet technologies, frame materials and construction techniques.

Adding Years to Your Life: Long known as the sport for a lifetime, tennis is the sport of a longer, healthier, more complete lifetime.

Group Sales: Going after the team business — whether for clubs, leagues or schools — can be
a nice boost for your store.

Private Enterprise: These residential winners are great examples of tennis-court construction.


Our Serve
Industry News
TIA News
Racquet Tech
Retailing Tip
Your Players: Sun Protection
Facility Management
Ask the Experts
String Playtest: Tecnifibre Black Code 4S 17
Your Serve, by Hunter Lipscomb


Martin Blackman tapped to head USTA Player Development
USTA breaks ground at Lake Nona site
North Carolina sportswriter wins Tennis Media Award
PTR adds senior, junior educational programs
USTA presents awards at Annual Meeting
Sport Court named USPTA official 36', 60' court
World TeamTennis 40th season to start in July
Legendary coaches honored at Easter Bowl
‘Ad-In Bin’ collects used balls for recycling
Adidas introduces Y-3 Roland Garros Collection
Short Sets


Building Champions of Character through Tennis

Tulane’s Rick Dickson to Headline USPTA Awards Luncheon

Silent Auction Returns to World Conference

Magic Seven

CEO’s Message

Past President’s Message 46 Endorsee News

Inside Coaching

USPTA World Conference 56 USPTA World Conference 58 Career Development

Member News