‘Progressive Clubs - Driving Growth?’

Tickets now available for the 2018 Business of Tennis Forum 

Don’t miss out on the only business-focussed tennis event in the UK calendar. The annual TIA UK Business of Tennis Forum is open to all those involved in growing tennis - clubs, venues, suppliers, coaches, developers and tennis supporters.

Date: Tuesday October 9th
Venue: The All England Club, Wimbledon
Time: 10.30 - 19.00

The title for this year’s Business of Tennis Forum hosted by the TIA UK is “Progressive Clubs - Driving Growth?” The Forum aims to consider the role and challenges faced by clubs in the delivery of tennis and how increased participation can be achieved and sustained through increased revenue and savings. 

Do clubs hold the key to the future health of British tennis? 

Much recent tennis activity in GB has focussed on introducing and sustaining parks tennis programmes to increase participation, but this relies heavily on strong partnerships with local authorities and provides challenges in improving local facilities. With ever increasing cutbacks, is there is an argument that our established tennis club network is in a better position to drive future growth?  

The 2018 event will be held on Tuesday October 9th at The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon and the content has been developed by the industry body in discussion with the LTA - an important element of the TIA UK’s working relationship with the governing body to ‘grow the industry together’. This is the fifth annual Business of Tennis Forum which is recognised as the key business-focussed event for UK tennis.

Phil Sandilands, TIA UK Business Development Manager said, “a strong business-led approach to tennis is as important for the established tennis club sector as it is for entrepreneurial coaches and racquet club chains. Without club profitability, tennis development is much harder to deliver yet everyone is seeking the introduction of new players which in turn creates a vibrant tennis business culture”.   

The sponsor for the 2018 Forum is Control Costs, the latest TIA UK Preferred Business Supplier.  Control Costs offers a free audit service to tennis clubs to help identify potential operational savings. The company will exhibiting at the Forum and offering delegates  ‘desk-top’ assessments of club expenditure to identify significant operational savings.

A drinks reception at the end of the Forum will be sponsored by Tennis Threads Magazine, the TIA UK’s Media Partner and the only monthly printed UK tennis magazine.   

The Forum will also incorporate an exhibition area with displays of products and services from TIA UK industry members.

For non-TIA UK members, tickets cost £60 + VAT + booking fee per person. 

Don’t miss out on the only business-focussed tennis event in the calendar. 

If you are a TIA UK member, discount tickets and details of exhibition space can be obtained via gilly@tiauk.org 

For all non-member tickets, click on this link Eventbrite

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