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Spring 2024: TENNIS FORUM

Building Communities: The Tennis and Padel Business Forum  hosted by TIA sponsors Pinsent Masons took place on Thursday 18th April 2024.  

Over 70 delegates attended the event representing operators, suppliers and organisations involved in tennis, padel and pickleball and gave an opportunity for the 3 activities to consider how they could work together to help deliver environments to support ‘active wellness’ within local communities. 

Spring 2024 Tennis Forum

David Minton of Leisure Database talked about the importance of sporting and other activity in addressing ‘loneliness’ within society and Marc Hughes of Wolverhampton Tennis Club explained how the club has created a supporting environment from social interaction through to performance. 

Tracy Lynch of Har-Tru gave an overview of the growth and profitability of pickleball in the USA and Tom Murray and Sophie Couthoys of the LTA discussed the impact of padel and the future challenges to development. 

Insight was provided by Shuabe Shabudin of Pinsent Masons on ‘employment essentials’ for tennis and padel venues and Iain Lancaster (LTA), Dominique Gonsalves and Désirée Fields (Pinsent Masons) looked at the impact of sustainability and how inaction could impact sponsorships and business relationships. 

Following the event, TIA plans to undertake a business survey in co-operation with the LTA and padel companies to obtain further economic insight with the aim of assisting further development of both padel and pickleball. 

View the presentations made by the LTA, Har-Tru and Wolverhampton

Summer 2024: SUMMER SOCIAL AND AGM – TIA UK members only

The TIA’s AGM takes place at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre, Roehampton on Thursday July 4th. This is followed by a Summer Social with lunch and a chance to have coaching on the LTA’s Padel courts. Some members will also be offered an opportunity to attend The Championships at Wimbledon in the afternoon.

LTA’s National Tennis Centre

Further details from phil@tiauk.org

Autumn 2024: WORKSHOP AND TENNIS MART – for Clubs and TIA UK members

Watch out for further information

Winter 2024: INDUSTRY LUNCH – for anyone involved in UK tennis

The 2024 Tennis Industry Xmas Lunch will take place at The Queen’s Club on Thursday December 5th. 

The 2024 Tennis Industry Xmas Lunch

Watch out for further information or contact phil@tiauk.org