TGA Premier Sports Lauded Among Top Franchisors

March 1, 2020

Los Angeles, CA – TGA Premier Sports (TGA), the go-to brand for introducing children to the sport of tennis and the nation’s most prolific provider of in-school- and community-based youth tennis enrichment programs, has been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking, a distinction that the publication says indicates TGA is among companies “that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year.”

The 41st annual Franchise 500® appeared in the January 2020 issue of Entrepreneur with TGA Premier Sports at No. 460 on the list. More than 1,100 companies applied for Franchise 500® consideration, which made the selection process the most competitive to date. Using a proprietary ranking formula called its “Five Pillars of the Franchise 500”, Entrepreneur analyzed key business factors when evaluating franchise opportunities, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability.

According to Entrepreneur, “More than forty years after the very first Franchise 500® ranking, the franchise industry is still going strong and more competitive than ever.” TGA was also listed among companies included in Entrepreneur’s list of “Hottest Franchise Categories for 2020,” in the Fitness Businesses category.

“Tennis participation is grown at the local grassroots level through scalable, replicable and self-sustaining programs. TGA’s business model in the tennis industry checks off all those boxes and it’s an honor to be recognized on Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® list. At No. 460, it makes us work even harder to climb the ladder businesswise while impacting more youth and families in their communities through tennis,” says Joshua Jacobs, CEO of TGA Premier Sports.

The accolades continued to roll in with TGA’s recent inclusion in Franchise Business Review’s list of the “11 Top Rated Youth Sports Franchises Worth Investing In.” TGA came in at No. 2 on that ranking. Franchise Business Review surveys hundreds of franchisees, every year, from dozens of youth sports franchise brands. FBR then rates the top brands in the category based solely on franchisee satisfaction.

TGA (Teach, Grow, Achieve) is making undeniable impact in communities, and the tennis industry as a whole, by engaging more than 210,000 participants since 2012. With 68 percent of TGA participants being new to the sport, the innovative, franchise-powered company also funnels 35 percent of its participants to tennis facilities and accounts for almost 20 percent of total in-school tennis programs in the United States. Simply put, these programs bring tennis to the masses and activate non-playing students and parents.

TGA believes “Sports Change Lives” and its franchise owners bring a think globally but act locally mantra to their businesses. TGA’s tennis programming is designed to create a passion for sport at an early age and encourage today’s youth to Keep Playing!®.