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RACQUET SPORTS, TENNIS INDUSTRY

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Kourts Acquired By Playtomic To Accelerate Entry To $6B U.S. Market Opportunity

 

PLAYTOMIC (Playtomic, SL), Europe’s largest online booking and management software for racquet sports, announced it has acquired its American counterpart KOURTS (Kourts, Inc.), the leading tennis court reservation and club management platform in North America for an undisclosed sum. Read the full press release here.

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PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION

The Education of a Coach: Coaching Rising Female Stars

By Michal Kokta

(as seen on ONcourt-Canada's Tennis eZine)

 

Before moving from the United States to Canada and joining the coaching staff at Toronto Tennis City, my coaching experience was limited to a relatively narrow segment of the tennis population. The first ten years of my coaching career were spent coaching NCAA Division 1 men’s players in Texas, Indiana, and Arizona. One of the things that attracted me towards ACE Tennis was the opportunity to develop my coaching skills working with different types of players, not just young men between the ages of 17-22. Read More

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FACILITIES, EQUIPMENT, ACCESSORIES

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NGI Sports invites you to attend their booth at the upcoming ASBA show
December 3-6, 2021, Orlando, FL

 

  • Enter your business card for a special drawing

  • Visit our staff welcoming customers old and new

  • Come learn about NGI Sports® Overlay Renovation Technology®

  • Take a look at our website news to see trends in the industry

Slinger to Acquire PlaySight, a Pioneer and Leader in Global Sports Technology

Automated sports video production and analysis company PlaySight Interactive has been acquired by Slinger in a deal valued at $82 million. Slinger is best known for its portable tennis ball launcher machine called the Slinger Bag.

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BLUME - cloud-based all-in-one club management software

 

BLUME is a powerful and easy-to-use cloud-based all-in-one club management software. Designed to provide end to end solution that offers a wide range of management tools. Experience seamless online bookings, player management, Pro management, Programs management, POS for merchandise sales and easy payment processing. BLUME also lets you make data-backed decisions with its insightful reports and analytics.

 

  • Pricing starts at $75/month

  • 24/7 Support

  • Apps for Admin, Club Members and Pros

  • Demo available on request at www.blumesoftware.com

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BLUME provides a smarter workflow by viewing client details, booking details, court availability, and account information all from one screen. Using an Intuitive and Interactive booking grid, just drag and drop reservations cells for a quick court or time change. Reservations and changes can be communicated conveniently through the built-in integrated SMS functionality that sends text confirmation messages with booking details. Additionally, receipts can be emailed or printed from anywhere and on any device. Email daily schedule to pros and booking confirmations to players. To top it off, Blume lets you manage multiple locations at once.

BLUME website

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COACHING, LEARNING

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PTR Tennis Director Conference

December 10-11, 2021
Indian Wells

 

If you are a Director or on the career path to be one, this is the conference for you!
Get information here

Mental Training in Tennis

A journey through modern sports psychology

By Sonja Franz

 

A new book about Mental Tennis comes to us from Germany. Sports Psychologist Sonja Franz tried to connect modern research and theory in sports psychology to daily practice in the sport of tennis.  One of her topics: the application of the "Individual Zones of Optimal Functioning", according to Yuri L. Hanin, in professional tennis.

You can work through the book as a complete trainings workbook or you can choose for example concentration and go straight to the exercises.

 

https://franzsonja.wixsite.com/mentaltraining 

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CONGRATULATIONS

Elizabeth Odera, PhD
 

 

The PTR professional, scientist, and founder of the Kenyan "Sadili" charity for kids was inducted into the Black Tenis Hall of Fame. Here's what she wrote on her LinkedIn page: "It’s finally arrived in the Post! Following the virtual induction ceremony, on 28Aug2021, I’m finally holding my beautiful award as an Inductee to the Black Tennis Hall of Fame. I’m truly honored. This is for all the more the 6,000 young Sadili players, coaches and friends who toil daily, using sport to change their lives, and their communities; for all my friends globally who encouraged and supported me through the years. And to the BTHOF, I’m truly humbled."

Tennis Club Business and Conga Sports are determined to help Liz Odera raise funds for "Sadili" and the kids in the slams of Nairobi.

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TECH NEWS

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It's the second best newsletter out there, folks, right after TCB, haha. And - it's daily! 5 minute read every morning and you're up-to-date!

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OTHER NEWS

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Baha Mar to Host 2nd Annual Baha Mar Cup

We are pleased to share that our resort partner, Baha Mar, will be hosting the 2nd annual Baha Mar Cup November 5-6th, 2021, benefitting the Baha Mar Resort Foundation as well as the Mark Knowles Children's Tennis Initiative.

This preeminent celebrity tennis fundraising event will feature tennis stars Andy Roddick, Jennifer Brady, Mark Knowles, James Blake, Cliff Drysdale himself and more. Devoted fans will even have the opportunity to compete against the pros in a one-of-a-kind Pro Am tournament, followed by exhibition matches featuring surprise celebrity guests! Click the link below to learn more and purchase your tickets!

Explore Baha Mar Cup

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