The TIA UK announced the launch of the UK Tennis Innovation Award in association with tennishead at the recent Business of Tennis Forum at The Queen's Club.
This is a new Award that aims to recognise products and services marketing in the UK that make the most positive impact to the delivery or presentation of tennis.
Entries are open to businesses that can demonstrate product or service innovation for tennis from any area. It could be a new court booking system or an innovative piece of training equipment; mobile re-locatable facilities or adaptive playing forms to increase the sports’ accessibility.
The judging panel is composed of key individuals who have business skills and experience from a range of sectors across the tennis industry. The panel is chaired by Steve Matthews (Chairman TIA UK).
Judging will take place in October and the winners will be presented with their awards at the TIAUK Business of Tennis Network Lunch
in December 2017 at The Queen’s Club, London.
TYPES OF PRODUCTS OR SERVICES THAT CAN BE ENTERED
Any product or service developed or specially adapted for tennis can be entered. Examples might include:
Please contact Phillip Sandilands firstname.lastname@example.org for any clarification regarding eligibility
The judges will be looking for:
All entrants will receive valuable marketing exposure on the TIAUK website and at TIA UK events during 2018.
The winner in the UK-owned business category will receive free TIA UK membership for 2018; free business development mentoring*; a trophy, editorial and advertising exposure in tennishead.
The winner in the UK-distributor business category will receive free TIA UK membership for 2018 along with a trophy and editorial and advertising exposure in tennishead.
*The winner will be able to select from TIA UK business partners and experts, specialist advice relevant to the needs of the company up to a value. This mentoring may include specialist advice on raising nance, business upscaling, intellectual property rights, risk management, marketing and public relations and/or other critical business development and growth areas.
HOW TO ENTER
1. Download an entry form - click HERE
2. Complete and return the form to: Phillip Sandilands, TIA UK Business Development Manager (contact details on Entry Form) to arrive no later than 11th September 2017.
3. Submit any material to support your product or service that will assist the judges in assessing the entry.