The United States Professional Tennis Association's Tennis Buying Show will be held Sept.19 at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif., during the World Conference on Tennis. Booth space is still available for the largest national tennis-only buying show.
The buying show is part of the larger World Conference, which begins Sept. 16. More than 1,500 tennis-teaching professionals, industry leaders and representatives, media and manufacturer representatives are expected to attend. Manufacturers are encouraged to submit booth registrations early to guarantee their space since the buying show sells out each year. To obtain booth reservation forms, visit www.usptaworldconference.com and click on the buying show menu tab or call John Dettor at 713-978-7782 ext. 131. or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Exhibitors include tennis equipment, apparel and footwear companies, marketers and wholesalers of hard and soft goods, video analysis, Web-based programs and software, teaching aids, court surfacing and lighting, awards, educational materials, nutrition bars and vitamins, and more.
In addition, the USPTA Silent Auction will be held during the buying show. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of exciting items. Past items have included Andy Murray-autographed racquet, courtesy of HEAD Penn, Playmate Ball Mower, courtesy of Playmate, two tickets to the 2012 U.S. Open, courtesy of USTA, two-night stay in a deluxe view room at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Fla., courtesy of Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, to name a few. The auction benefits the USPTA foundation, and is a USPTA Lessons for Life™ event. Anyone interested in donating an item for the auction can visit www.usptaworldconference.com and click on silent auction under the special events menu tab to obtain a donation form or call John Dettor at 713-978-7782 ext. 131. All donations are greatly appreciated.