August 2nd, 2017

Upcoming Tennis Conferences: 2018 TOM; NEXT Gen. Workshop This Oct. in Orlando

General News

NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop, Oct. 11-15 in Orlando

NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop, will combine the USTA’s Tennis Development Workshop and the USPTA’s World Conference on Oct. 11-15, 2017 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Florida.

The event is designed for tennis professionals and providers, industry leaders and representatives, manufacturers, media and more, and will include some of the world’s leading experts in providing and promoting tennis.

The opening reception will be on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 5 p.m. Attendees will spend most of the day on Oct. 12 at the USTA National Campus, then the USPTA Buying Show will take place from 4:30-8:30 p.m. Exhibitors will include tennis equipment, apparel and footwear companies, marketers and wholesalers of hard and soft goods, video-analysis, web-based programs and software, teaching aids, court surfacing, lighting, and more.

There will also be a silent auction at the USPTA Buying Show to benefit the USPTA Foundation, and an awards lunch will be held on Friday, Oct. 13.

For more info or to register visit


2018 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference Announced for April

The 2018 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will be held April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms, S.C., next to Charleston. The TOM Conference will once again include top experts, consultants and industry leaders.

The first day of the 5th annual conference also will be the finals at the nearby Volvo Car Open women’s tournament on Daniel Island, S.C. The TOM is presented by the Tennis Industry Association.

“The TOM Conference continues to grow each year, both in terms of tennis facility decision-makers and the industry experts who attend,” says TIA Executive Director Jolyn de Boer. The conference will include specialty courses; facility management sessions; educational sessions and presentations on equipment and technology; on-court demos; a trade show; and more — all designed to position tennis businesses for the future.

The TIA also announced tentative plans for a Tennis Forum in early March 2018 in Indian Wells during the BNP Paribas Open. For more on upcoming industry events visit