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

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

8:30 - 9:40 am. TIA TENNIS FORUM

  • TIA President -  Jeff Williams

  • USTA Chairman and President - Patrick Galbraith

  • TIA State of Industry Presentation - Jolyn de Boer / Keith Storey

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

  • ITF Project Manager, World Tennis Number - Paul Lifton  

  • 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, Chief Behavioral Officer at EasyKnock, Founding Behavioral Scientist at Intellichanges,Inc. and 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 & Chairman of Tennis Industry HALL OF FAME will introduce the 2019 Inductee(s)

    • Arthur Ashe  (posthumously) -  Stan Smith presenting induction

    • Apparel manufacturer pioneers - Cheryl Singer / Andy Varat​

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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