The 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, August 26th, 2019 on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York City from 8:30am to 10:30am.


The TIA TENNIS FORUM will present the latest news about the state of the tennis industry, including participation, marketplace trends, grassroots initiatives, updates from TIA, USTA, ITF leadership, and more.   Also joining this year’s event to share player and consumer insights are Andrew LaFiosca, Nielsen Sports and Tom Cove, SFIA with insights on the sports and fitness trends.


A new feature at this year’s forum is The “DISCOVERY CHALLENGE”, an online competition designed by IdeaConnection to showcase innovation and solutions around a problem facing the tennis industry – ‘participation growth and retention’.    The challenge will be moderated by Carlos Salum of Salum International and joined by Lena Belogolova, Chief Behavioral Officer at EasyKnock, Founding Behavioral Scientist at Intellichanges,Inc. and former Facebook leader.  An interactive and solutions-producing session with a panel of industry experts.


Following the DISCOVERY CHALLENGE and conclusion of the TENNIS FORUM, the 12th annual Tennis Industry HALL OF FAME will hold a short induction ceremony to honor this year’s inductees - Arthur Ashe (posthumously) and Cheryl Singer/Andy Varat  (tennis apparel pioneers)   

Thank you for joining us New York in celebration of the opening day of the U.S. Open!               

Please register in advance as space is limited.                     Please note:  time and speakers subject to change

TIA Tennis Forum   Monday, August 26th   8:30 - 10:30 am.  

on Opening Day of the US OPEN -  GRAND HYATT (Ballroom Level)

8:30 - 9:30 am. TIA TENNIS FORUM

  • TIA Welcome / State of the Industry Presentations 

  • USTA Chairman and President - Patrick Galbraith

  • SFIA CEO & President - Tom Cove - Trends in Sports & Fitness

  • ITF Sr. ED, Development & Integrity -Dr. Stuart Miller / Paul Lifton ITF WTN

  • USTA Chief Executive, Community Tennis - Craig Morris

  • USTA Chief Executive, National Campus - Kurt Kamperman

  • Nielsen Sports - Andrew LaFiosca  - Trends in Tennis & Consumer Behavior

9:40 - 10:00 am. DISCOVERY CHALLENGE

  • Carlos Salum, Salum International (moderator)

  • Lena Belogolova, Chief Behavioral Officer EasyKnock, former Facebook leader

Judges Panel:   Stacey Allaster, Tom Cove, Andrew LaFiosca, Dr. Stuart Miller, Craig Morris

10:00 - 10:30 am 12th Annual TENNIS INDUSTRY HALL OF FAME

  • TIA President Jeff Williams & Chairman of Tennis Industry HALL OF FAME will announce the 2019 Inductees:  Arthur Ashe (posthumously) and Cheryl Singer/Andy Varat  (tennis apparel pioneers)

The Tennis Industry Hall of Fame was started in 2008 to honor inventors, founders, innovators and contributors who have made a significant impact on the sport of tennis, from the 1960s to the present. Current inductees are: Howard Head (2008), Dennis Van der Meer (2008), Alan Schwartz (2009), Billie Jean King (2010), Nick Bollettieri (2011), Howard Gill Jr. (2013), Walter Montenegro (2013), Sheldon Westervelt (2013), Jim Baugh (2014), Peter Burwash (2015), Eugene Scott (2016), Eve Kraft (2016), David Haggerty (2017), Vic Braden (2018) and Jim Fromuth (2018).

Tennis Industry Hall of Fame inductees are recognized with their names displayed on a plaque at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.


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For More Information: tennisindustry.org / 843-686-3036 . info@tennisindustry.org

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