| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff

The 9th Annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Forum will be held Monday, Aug. 29 at the Grand Hyatt New York City, right before play begins at the 2016 U.S. Open. In addition to presenting the latest news and research about the tennis industry, the Forum will include a ceremony honoring the two 2016 inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame: Eve Kraft and Eugene Scott.

The Tennis Forum, presented by TIA, is free to attend, but space is limited. Registration is open at TennisIndustry.org/Forum.

The Forum will include the latest on tennis participation and new consumer research, equipment sales data, grow-the-game efforts, updates from the USTA and more. Registered attendees will receive a copy of the 20-page “2016 TIA State of the Industry” report, which will include a four-page Global Tennis Marketplace summary.

The Forum also will outline pathways to increasing the number of “core” tennis players, ways to better define and boost the economic growth and impact of the tennis industry, and effective ways to distribute clear, consistent messaging of health, fitness and the reasons to play tennis.

The Forum will conclude with a ceremony honoring the 11th and 12th inductees into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame. Kraft, who died in 1999, was a visionary when it came to bringing tennis into local communities. Scott, who passed away in 2006, was the incisive founder, publisher and editor of Tennis Week magazine.