RSI Names 2010 ‘Champions of Tennis’
December 13, 2010
VISTA, CALIF. — Jon Muir, the president of the Tennis Industry Association and the worldwide general manager of Wilson Racquet Sports, has been named 2010 “Person of the Year” by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2011 issue.
Muir led off the magazine’s 10th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, companies and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
Muir was named TIA president in 2009. Recently, the TIA board of directors agreed to have Muir, age 40, stay on for another two-year term. He has been lauded as a key leader in the tennis industry and he also serves as an appointee to the U.S. Tennis Association board of directors. In his day job, Muir presides over one of the world’s largest tennis brands, which counts top pros among its ranks including Roger Federer and Serena and Venus Williams.
The magazine said it was Muir’s dedication to the tennis business and his “vision and talent in helping this sport to grow and in bringing all industry groups together” that has made him Racquet Sports Industry’s 2010 Person of the Year.
Through the TIA, Muir has developed a vision for the industry that includes three central platforms:
RSI, the world’s largest magazine geared toward the tennis industry, also named winners in 16 other categories for its 2010 Champions of Tennis Awards: