TennisConnect to Offer PTR Edition
December 15, 2010
The Tennis Industry Association and the Professional Tennis Registry will produce an edition of TennisConnect with a PTR-branded theme, available for all PTR members to use—and customize—for their businesses. TennisConnect is the TIA’s premier business tool for tennis providers and is used by hundreds of facilities, retailers, teaching pros and tennis organizations.
PTR members will have access to branded content that includes TennisConnect features such as the court scheduler, string center, demo racquet program, calendar, contact management system and unlimited group email. The newest additions to TennisConnect include customized website “themes,” a mobile app and leagues/ladders—all designed to make it easier for tennis providers to reach players, and for players to find the information they need to play more tennis. PTR members who sign up for TennisConnect or are existing users will receive three months for free.
“This is an excellent benefit for our members,” says PTR CEO Dan Santorum. “TennisConnect is a great product that is constantly improving and expanding, with new features that help tennis providers service more players and attract more business. This also can enhance PTR sponsors, giving them the ability to put branded messages, promotions and templates on the PTR edition of TennisConnect, so our members will have a complete, professional website.”
“I’ve used TennisConnect for five years at both the John Drew Smith and Tattnall tennis centers, and it’s really helped me grow my business,” says Carl Hodge, a PTR member in Macon, GA. “We love the easy-to-use court scheduler, event calendar, online registration and group email, and now we’re using the string center. It’s great that there will now be a PTR-branded edition for TennisConnect. I hope a lot of PTR members who may not be using TennisConnect will give it a shot.”
“A PTR edition of TennisConnect will be an excellent tool for promoting, running and growing your business,” adds Jorge Capestany, a PTR Master Professional who also is the manager of the DeWitt Tennis Center at Hope College in Holland, MI. “I use many TennisConnect features on my website, plus I put up a number of tennis videos. TennisConnect is easy to use and works seamlessly. I think PTR members will quickly find out how useful it is.”
“We’re very pleased to offer PTR members a branded edition of TennisConnect,” says Jolyn de Boer, TIA Executive Director. “TennisConnect also has separate plug-ins for PTR members who already have a website. One of the main benefits of this software is it is automatically connected to the national database that supplies a search engine of places to play, programs and events for consumers to get involved. So while it’s an option to allow your programs to be searchable nationwide, it’s also a tremendous advertising and marketing opportunity that you can participate in for free and help the game grow and your business.”
For more information, visit www.TennisConnect.com or contact Marty Mohar, TennisConnect Liaison, Tennis Industry Association, 843-686-3036 ext. 227 or toll-free 866-686-3036, ext. 227, or [email protected].