Spring: TENNIS FORUM – for anyone with business interests in UK tennis
The Tennis Forum organised by the TIA UK and hosted by sponsors Pinsent Masons in its contemporary offices in Crown Place, London, was hailed a great success by the 40+ attendees from a range of tennis business interests.
The objective of the 2023 Forum was to assess the health of GB tennis with the aim of being better informed as an industry to meet the current trading challenges and a focus to take advantage of future opportunities. The aim was to look at a number of indicators of ‘tennis health’ and included an overview of tennis participation; tennis profitability in the commercial club sector; the strength of volunteer involvement and the level of facility investment; equipment sales; tennis coach businesses; pro events and innovation.
The next Tennis Forum will be held on Thursday 18th April at the offices of Pinsent Masons, London. Agenda and speakers to be announced shortly.
Summer: WIMBLEDON NETWORK – for TIA UK members only
A networking event during The Championships. This is normally linked the the TIA UK’s AGM and in 2023 this was held at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre.
Autumn: WORKSHOP AND TENNIS MART – for Clubs and TIA UK members
The 2023 Tennis Workshop and Tennis Mart takes place at the Wolverhampton Lawn Tennis and Squash Club on Thursday October 5th 2023. This a new event organised by TIA UK and aims to bring together suppliers and buyers to discuss matters of mutual interest and to showcase products and services from TIA UK industry members. The event is free to attend and includes a buffet lunch.
It is planned to hold this event at different parts of Britain each year, hosted at major tennis clubs.
Winter: INDUSTRY LUNCH – for anyone involved in UK tennis
The 2023 Tennis Industry Xmas Lunch took place at The Queen’s Club on November 30th. A capacity audience of tennis leaders were treated to a discussion on topical tennis issues by Marcus Buckland, Miles Maclagan and Anne-Marie Batson.
Watch out for details of the next Tennis Industry Xmas Lunch to be announced later in the year.