9th annual TIA forum set

August 2, 2016

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC — The ninth annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, Aug. 29, at the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 US Open. In addition to presenting the latest news and research about the tennis industry, the Forum will include a ceremony honoring the two 2016 inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Eve Kraft and Eugene Scott.

The Tennis Forum, which is presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), is free to attend, but space is limited so attendees should register at

The Forum will include the latest on tennis participation and new consumer research, equipment sales data, grow-the-game efforts, updates from the U.S. Tennis Association, and more. Registered attendees will receive a copy of the 20-page “2016 TIA State of the Industry” report, which will include a four-page Global Tennis Marketplace summary.

The Forum also will outline pathways to increasing the number of “core” tennis players, ways to better define and boost the economic growth and impact of the tennis industry, and effective ways to distribute clear, consistent messaging of health, fitness and the reasons to play tennis.

The Forum will conclude with a ceremony honoring the 11th and 12th inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Eve Kraft, who died in 1999, was a visionary when it came to bringing tennis into local communities. Eugene Scott, who passed away in 2006, was the incisive founder, publisher and editor of Tennis Week magazine.

To register for the Tennis Forum, visit

About the TIA

The Tennis Industry Association, the not-for-profit trade association for tennis, is THE unifying force in the tennis industry whose mission is to promote the growth and economic vitality of tennis by working closely with the U.S. Tennis Association and industry partners to develop and implement initiatives to increase tennis participation and improve the health of industry businesses. Core TIA activities include producing more than 70 research reports annually on participation and consumer/trade research, in addition to Grow the Game Initiatives such as, Cardio Tennis, 10 and Under Tennis, the GrowingTennis Systemâ„¢, and Careers in Tennis. Visit or call 866-686-3036.