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Benefits of using a court reservation software
Benefits of using a court reservation software include:
● Analytics and data to review programming and what is performing best, how much revenue your lessons are providing and day to day utilization of courts and pros.
● LESS Phone CALLS, LESS Texting! Players and Admins can book directly on the scheduler for reservations and lessons. Your parents can sign up and pay for their kids to be in classes and clinics online.
● Member Management with fees and simple pay online invoicing
● Mobile and online payments and the ability to run end of day reporting.
● Scheduling and handling multiple instructors and classes.
● Real Time sales reporting and inventory management.
● Instant court closures for weather and events.
● Notification to players for alerts and updates.
● Players can book lessons directly with the pros.
CourtReserve -The only software platform for racquet organizations developed by directors and pros! CourtReserve is an all-in-one court reservation & club management platform that helps you run your club with ease and confidence.
Results can be explained best by the customers:
“We have grown from 0-650 members in 17 months and utilization of our facility is now around 90% during open hours. None of this would have been possible without your system.” Lee Martin The POP, Knoxville
Aurelie Udall at Rancho Penasquitos Tennis Center and Tierrasanta Tennis Club, "Our two local tennis clubs in San Diego switched over to Court Reserve and we are not looking back since. Members can pay their dues or lessons, book courts and register for events like JTT. And the best part is the app. You can be on the court teaching or playing and have access on your phone. The tech support is very responsive and always a click away with the live support."
Ben from UNC The Farm said, “Thanks for all you have done for us in 2021! While the transition was challenging, the payoff has been fantastic. It was amazing to see such a small number for accounts receivable at year end. Thank you for all of the time you spent helping us convert!
Debbie from Blakeney Racquet & Swim Club said, “We received this comment from a member today. CourtReserve is awesome, just logged in to check it out and we’ve needed something like this for so long, so happy to finally see it there!”
Lori Nieder from Miami Beach Tennis Center stated, “This system is GENIUS!”
Tennis Line Call App
A mobile app that turns phones into a line judge
Stop wondering if the ball bounces In or Out. Focus on your game and have fun!
By using the Tennis Line Call App™, you can challenge questionable bounces and always make impartial line calls. You can fully concentrate on your tennis game while the app acts as your tennis line judge!
Use your iPhone and Apple Watch to challenge difficult line calls within seconds. Our state-of-the-art AI algorithms provide impartial results more reliable than the human eye. You will not need a smartwatch and you will be able to download the app on Android in future releases.
Currently, the app is out for beta testing. Interested in volunteering to field test it?
TennisAppSuite Wins TBD Wingfield Innovation 2021 Award
TennisAppSuite NAMED BEST TENNIS ORGANIZATIONS SOFTWARE
BY THE TBD TENNIS INNOVATION CONFERENCE & WORLD EXPO 2021
TennisAppSuite LLC, with organization team members, tennis and technology experts networking together from multiple countries including the USA, I reland, Colombia, Spain, England, Canada, Panama, Mexico, Germany & Italy, announced today that in its capacity as Official TBD Partner of the first TBD TENNIS INNOVATION CONFERENCE & WORLD EXPO 2021, organized successfully by TennisONE and Segal Institute, featuring main speakers from 29 countries and participants from 64 countries, Bringing Innovation to Tennis for the first time in Tennis History, has been chosen in the TBD category of Tennis App / Software for TennisOrganizations as the winner of the inaugural tennis industry TBD WINGFIELD TENNIS INNOVATION AWARD 2021.
Left: TennisAppSuite CoFounders, Cesar O Andrade, and Olga Lucia Ortiz-Andrade attending the online awards ceremony.
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Break the Love, an App Connecting Tennis Players, Raises $2.5M Seed Round
Break the Love, a social tennis app that helps players find opponents and court time, has raised a $2.5 million seed round. Break the Love is a graduate of the leAD Sports & Health Tech accelerator. The Lake Nona Fund, which is backed by leAD and the Tavistock Group, led the round.
Founder and CEO Trisha Goyal started Break the Love to connect with other area tennis players. That has grown into an app with support for social clubs, instructional classes and competitive leagues. Based in New York City, the company has branched out to serve other regions in New York, as well as the Virginia-Maryland-DC area, Southern California and Southeastern Florida.
Antler Ventures, Red Giraffe Advisors and Caddie Ventures were the institutional investors, and they were joined by Naomi Osaka’s coach (Wim Fissette) and a former Wimbledon doubles champion (Vania King), among others.
Nate Gross, founder of Spec Tennis, sent us this message:
"I'm super excited to announce the launch of The Spec Tennis App. I encourage you to sign up for it here:
You'll get a free 14-day trial, and then after that it's $8 per year (very small fee for the power that the app offers)
Some features of the app include:
•Finding places to play Spec Tennis
•Finding people to play with
•Easily run tournaments & leagues
Initially, when you first start using the app, there might not yet be that many 'places to play or 'clubs' to join, but that will populate over time.
It's very important that we get as many Spec Tennis players as possible using the app though so that we can start creating more clubs & places to play, so please consider signing up for it!
That way one day you are traveling and want to play Spec Tennis on your trip, you can type in "Atlanta" to the search feature for example, and you'll be able to connect & play with players there.
Thanks for your help in growing the Spec Tennis community.
**If you'd like to start your own "Spec Tennis Club" let me know and I'll get it added to the app!***
Please let me know if you have any questions I can answer.
Podcast Season 11, Episode 1, from January 4, 2022
It seems only fitting to kick off the year with another brilliant conversation with tennis fitness specialist, Dean Hollingworth, who was our most-downloaded podcast guest during Season 10. Dean is back this season to give you some very practical and actionable exercises to help your junior player(s) prepare for on-court play, recover between matches during competition, and keep the body healthy overall. If you’re listening to this episode on your favorite podcast app, I encourage you to check out the video version on ParentingAces.com so you can see Dean and his players in action.
Podcast Season 11, Episode 2, from January 11, 2022
This week we bring back coach JY Aubone to talk about why junior tennis player and their parents need to keep their eye on the process and not get sidelined by focusing only on results. JY believes players can only be as good as their environment allows them to be, and too many players are being failed by the structure their academies are putting in place. His goal is to help parents put in place the proper developmental environment so their child has the best chance to maximize their potential. Whether their goal is to play Division I college tennis, pro, or high school tennis, there is only one type of environment that can help a player maximize their potential.
Podcast Season 11, Episode 3, from January 4, 2022
This week we revisit the Progress Tour with its creator, Barry Fulcher. Barry Fulcher grew up in a Tennis Family. His parents and his siblings were avid players, so it was only fitting that Barry start honing his racquet and court skills as a toddler in the UK. His love of the game and of competition led him to a very successful junior tennis career such that he decided to go the professional route. He quickly realized his skills didn’t translate well to the pro tour, so Barry decided to try his hand at coaching while continuing to compete locally.
OMORPHO LAUNCHES GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR™, A REVOLUTIONARY LINE OF SPORTSWEAR DESIGNED TO MAKE YOU FITTER, FASTER, AND STRONGER
GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR uses MicroLoad™ to amplify the effect of any workout
by strategically distributing small amounts of weight across the body
Cynthia Erivo, Julio Jones, and Ajla Tomljanovic headline list of influential ambassadors
OMORPHO, a premium sports, and fitness company, today launches GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR™. The groundbreaking sportswear collection, powered by MicroLoad™, strategically places small amounts of weight across the body, to improve fitness, speed, and power without limiting natural movement.
Founded by former Nike executive Stefan Olander, TBWA’s incoming Chief Creative Experience Officer, Ben Williams, and developed and brought to market by a group of former senior Nike executives, OMORPHO challenges the misconception that lightweight apparel is better for all sports and training.
“We’ve always been told that what we wear for sports and fitness should be as lightweight as possible, but the first thing we do to get stronger and fitter is add resistance. So why not build it into what we wear?” said Stefan Olander, Co- founder, OMORPHO. “Sports apparel today is optimized for competition, but most people compete less than 1% of the time. We’ve created a beautiful and functional collection for the other 99%, using a completely new approach to deliver better results by adding small amounts of weight that don’t restrict movement.”
The collection was developed following more than three years of rigorous testing, athletic research, and a meticulous product creation process. It is constructed with premium performance fabrics that provide comfort and elasticity for maximum range of motion during any type of training. The visible weighted Gravity Spheres that make up MicroLoad™ are strategically placed for functionality and intentionally designed to deliver an aesthetic that boosts confidence to give you more from every workout, without ever getting in your way.
OMORPHO launches with a lineup of ambassadors comprised of some of the world’s top athletes, artists, and celebrities, all of whom share the mission to create a new era of functional sportswear. The diversity of ambassadors further demonstrates the broad application of GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR across the athletic spectrum: from sport to dance to general fitness.
The OMORPHO Crew includes:
Cynthia Erivo: Grammy, Emmy, and Tony award-winning actress, singer/songwriter, and producer
Julio Jones: Leading NFL wide receiver for Tennessee Titans and seven-time Pro Bowl selection
Matthias Dandois: BMX athlete, actor, and model; Nine-time UCI World Champion, BMX Flatland; Among the most influential people in action sports across disciplines
Ajla Tomljanović: 2021 Wimbledon quarterfinalist, Top 50 ranked professional tennis player, Team Australia member in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in 2019
Brian and Scott Nicholson: Twin brothers and iconic creative directors, artists, and choreographers for some of the world’s biggest superstars
Annie Kunz: Heptathlete, 2021 US Champion & Team USA Olympian
“An active lifestyle and staying fit are essential to my physical and mental well-being,” said Cynthia Erivo. “When I was introduced to GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR I was taken by the boldness in the design of the product and amazed by the feeling I got when working out in it. The weight of the product essentially disappeared once I put it on and I felt feather-light once I removed it following training. This is truly the next era of fitness.”
Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans Wide Receiver continues, “I’ve played football my whole life and training apparel is a given staple, so when I first got to try on GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR my first thought was - “I can’t believe no one has done this before, it’s a game charger.”
OMORPHO’s launch coincides with the closing of $5 million in seed funding. The oversubscribed round was led by Chicago-based sports/tech VC firm KB Partners with participation from Bullish, Viking Macabee, ex-Nike executives and several family offices.
OMORPHO GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR is available for purchase exclusively at OMORPHO.FIT with prices starting at $100. To view the entire collection and learn more about the science and benefits of MicroLoad™ please visit Omorpho.fit or follow us on Instagram @OMORPHO.
OMORPHO is a premium sport and fitness company founded in 2017 in Portland, Ore. Its GRAVITY SPORTSWEAR™ collection powered by MicroLoad™ anatomically places small weights strategically across the body, helping everyone, from fitness fans to professional athletes, to get fitter, faster and stronger by simply changing what they wear for training. The name OMORPHO is derived from Greek, meaning “beautiful,” and is the lens through which the company creates gorgeous products and services that simplify the pursuit of a fit life. To view the entire collection and learn more about the science and benefits of MicroLoad™ please visit OMORPHO.FIT or follow @OMORPHO on Instagram.
ASBA Technical Meeting Highlights:
David Burke selected as the Supplier’s Division President
At the recent American Sports Builders Association Technical meeting 2021 David Burke was named the Supplier Division President for his upcoming term on the Board of Directors. David was elected to the board in 2018 and re-elected in 2020. During his time on the board David along with Kaylee Derby (Stringfellow Management Group) constructed and implemented the first Introduction to Tennis builder education program. The ASBA has since completed an education program for track builders and will begin a field education program in 2022. David is excited to continue in his service to the American Sports Builders Association.
HAPPY BOOM LAUNCH
Monday, January 24, was the official launch of the Boom MP 2022 and Boom Pro 2022. Hopefully, your customers and social media have been buzzing with excitement over the new frame. What better way for the Boom to launch than with a win by Danka Kovinić (endorsing Boom) over 2021 US Open Winner Emma Raducanu in second-round play at the Australian Open!
We are excited to announce that two of the youngest and brightest stars in tennis, Coco Gauff, and Lorenzo Musetti will now be endorsing Boom. To support the launch, please find additional Boom banners with these athletes. These are good to post for social media, newsletters, websites, and more.
PTR PARTNERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
PTR announced its new certification designation of "PTR-Certified Director of Racquet Sports" after signing an agreement with the University of Florida's Professional Tennis Management program, which offers the country's only Director of Racquet Sports education curriculum.
PTR professional-level members, who complete either the UF Director of Racquet Sports Certification continuing education course or a UF Masters in Sports Management with a specialization in Director of Racquet Sports, can earn the elite designation of "PTR-Certified" Director of Racquet Sports.
"As a graduate of the University of Florida's School of Business, I could not be prouder to announce this valuable partnership and fantastic educational opportunity,” said PTR President and CEO Dan Santorum, "PTR is the industry leader in coach education in the United States. So, it makes perfect sense to partner with one of the nation’s top universities --- the University of Florida."
Certified professionals are encouraged to earn the new designation of PTR-Certified Director of Racquet Sports to develop their careers and show their qualifications for leadership positions. UF's online Sport Management Masters degree is recognized as the best in the country, and, in 2021, it added a new specialization in Director of Racquet Sports leadership. The curriculum content was created by a team of seasoned industry experts, initiated by Len Simard, PTR consultant and leading search and recruiting executive in the racquets industry. The UF PTM program is directed by former Gator NCAA All-American tennis player Kim Bastable, along with club industry expert Doug Cash, a 35-year veteran leader, who serves as adjunct professor.
The UF coursework is entirely online and flexible for various lifestyles and current work situations. Content includes curriculum readings, video interviews with experts, and even though it's online, it still includes social connectivity with peers, industry veterans, and instructors. Participants can work at their own pace.
Information and application details for the continuing education course are located at www.UF-PTR.com. There is no fee to apply. The course fee is $2,395; however, PTR pros receive a discounted introductory rate of $1,995 until March 31, 2022.
Information on the full UF online Sport Management masters, rated by bestcolleges.com as the leading Sport Management Masters program in the country, is located at https://sm.hhp.ufl.edu/.
"The University of Florida is very excited to partner with PTR on the Director of Racquet Sports specialization," said Michael Sagas, Director of Online and Distance Education in the Department of Sport Management. "We believe this curriculum is an excellent complement to the existing core curriculum in sport management and look forward to working with leaders in the tennis industry to expand their knowledge, expertise, and relevance."
"Leadership capability isn't something to be left to chance," said Kim Bastable, M.S., PTR/USPTA, UF Director of USTA Professional Tennis Management. "We are thrilled to partner with PTR because this curriculum has shown that it's thorough and enriching for even seasoned professionals. It is building confidence and competence within pros, helping them manage the growing demands of the industry."
About PTR Director of Racquet Sports Certification: PTR Professional level certified pros who successfully complete the certification requirements and the final exam through the UF Director of Racquet Sports program will earn the designation of PTR-Certified Director of Racquet Sports, accredited by USTA. The UF curriculum was developed in partnership with USTA, and it includes leadership development, program development, marketing, budgeting, human relations, facility operations, customer experience improvement, and industry knowledge.
About UF: The University of Florida is a public land-grant research university in Gainesville, Florida. It is a senior member of the State University System of Florida and traces its origins to 1853 and has operated continuously on its Gainesville campus since September 1906.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis coaches, with more than 12,500 members in 133 countries. A leader in Coaches Education, PTR is dedicated to inspiring, educating, certifying, and serving tennis teachers and coaches in order to grow the game of tennis.
Jim Baugh, PHIT America founder PHIT America is launching The Miracle Drug ( TheMiracleDrug.org ) national campaign showing the 12 super benefits of physical activity.
"Do you want to reduce childhood obesity? Decrease Anxiety? Prevent Diabetes? Help them get better grades in school? AND just make kids happier? There is a Miracle Drug every kid should be addicted to. The Miracle Drug is not a pill. The Miracle Drug is a result of increased physical activity that gets kids healthier, happier and will provide a brighter future for our nation's youth."
See the full press release here.
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