January 12th, 2017

Orlando Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference to Feature ‘Shark Tank’-like Competition

General News

A competition featuring new and innovative tennis products and a tour of the new USTA National Campus are among the features at the 2017 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Orlando, Fla., to be held at the Rosen Shingle Creek resort from March 27-29.

The “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge” during the conference will showcase new and innovative products designed to help grow tennis businesses. From now until Feb. 15, companies and individuals can submit their pitch for their products, software, services, etc., by filling out a short application form. Finalists from the online application process will have the opportunity to present their innovative product or service to a panel of judges — and in front an audience of tennis industry leaders and top tennis facility owners/managers — at the TOM Conference in a “Shark Tank”-like competition.

There is no cost to enter. The winner of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge will receive $1,000, a one-year TIA membership, a national press release, coverage in Tennis Industry magazine, additional exposure through TIA marketing and social media channels, and a commemorative plaque. Leadership Performance Strategist Carlos Salum of the firm Salum International Resources will lead a panel of judges that will determine a winner. To apply visit www.TheTOMConference.com/innovation-challenge.

The 4th annual Tennis Owners & Managers (T.O.M.) Conference will bring together leading experts in tennis facility management, development, programming, staffing, and other key areas to provide vital information that will address the needs of all types of tennis facilities — public, commercial, private, country clubs, resorts. The event also will focus on looking to the future and to innovative business models that will help to increase tennis engagement and growth at the facility and club level.

For more info or to see the line-up of sessions go to www.TheTOMConference.com.