March 6th, 2018

Smart Tennis Tech, Bollettieri to Feature at April’s TOM Conference in S.C.

General News

“Smart court” line-calling and coaching technology, “smart racquet” demos and other products with high I.Q.s will give a glimpse of tennis’ future during next month’s 5th annual TOM (Tennis Owners & Managers) Conference on April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C.

Attendees will demo some of the newest and most innovative products in on-court sessions. Manufacturers and companies taking part in the TOM also will be exhibiting in the Resource Center throughout the conference.

The on-court demos will follow an “Equipment Knowledge 101” session by retail experts Dave Emkey of Fromuth Tennis, Adam Burbary of Game-Set-Match, Sean Barkulis of ShopKeep, Josh Myers of Sea Pines Resort, and Peg Connor, former manufacturer director of marketing and promotions.

“We’re excited to offer these ‘learn-try-test-demo’ sessions so facility owners and managers can learn about the latest products, innovations and technology,” says TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer. “It’s important for staff and players to understand the importance of using the right equipment.”

Coaching legend Nick Bollettieri also will be on-hand during the on-court demos. The afternoon will include refreshments and prizes, followed by a traditional “Low-Country Shrimp Boil” dinner.

The tentative schedule for the nine demo courts includes a “smart court” with line-calling and coaching technology, a “smart racquet” demo court, courts to test manufacturers’ latest racquets, a POP Tennis court, a Cardio Tennis court (with CT Global Education Director Michele Krause and MyZone President Emmett Williams), and pickleball courts.

The conference will also feature unique “TOM Talk” sessions focusing on specific topics then include roundtable discussions, an “Innovation Challenge,” networking sessions, digital and social media discussions, recognition of Tennis Industry magazine’s Champions of Tennis winners, and more. The start of the conference also coincides with the finals at the nearby Volvo Car Open women’s professional tournament on Daniel Island, S.C.

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