February 2017


Our Serve
Industry News
TIA News
Junior Tournaments
Grassroots Tennis
Retailing Tip
Racquet Tech
Tips & Techniques
Your Serve, by Virgil Christian


Tennis and sports experts to present at TOM Conference
TOM to feature “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge”
K-Swiss names Mike Miringoff global tennis director
People Watch
Kathy Rinaldi tapped for U.S. Fed Cup captain
Gordy Pierce honored with ASBA’s Industry Merit Award
Study: Racquet sports may protect against early death
Har-Tru acquires Treadblaster shoe cleaner
Davis Cup to return to Birmingham Feb. 3-5
Industry loses pioneer Wade Herren
GoFundMe campaign aids California facility
Pickleball Championships slated for April in Florida
USPTA partners with U.S. Padel Association
Short Sets


Racquets: Frames in Mind — Franchises and built-in frame customization may help retailers move more racquets through their stores.
Shoes: Stepping Forward — Whether sales will be up or down this year, technology and styling in footwear continue to move ahead.
Strings: Educational Initiative — Getting players to restring more frequently (with the right strings) is a matter of making sure they know the facts.
Apparel: Mixed Company — Tennis wear continues its fashion appeal as more bright colors and trendy designs mix with function on the court.


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Update on Lake Nona
Playing Tennis Linked to Longer Life
Five Foundation Blocks of Coaching
Key Principles of Operating a Profitable Tennis Program


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