LTA and Tennis Industry Association UK cement relationship

The LTA and the Tennis Industry Association UK (TIA UK) have announced a four-year agreement to work together towards the delivery of mutual objectives to help grow and support tennis and the tennis industry in Britain.
The LTA is the national governing body for tennis in Britain with a vision to open up tennis to more people, while TIA UK brings together companies, clubs and individuals with business interests in tennis as the official not-for-profit trade body for the UK tennis industry.

The agreement includes collaboration around and promotion of:
• Annual Club Business Report published by TIA UK
• LTA Webinars for venues in Autumn 2020
• TIA UK’s Business Tennis Forum and the LTA’s Regional Club Forums beyond 2020

The relationship will see the organisations collaborate to provide enhanced practical support to larger tennis clubs in Britain, with an emphasis on sustaining and growing their businesses. As part of this, the LTA will be supporting TIA UK’s Large Club Business Report, which aims to benchmark tennis club performance and help increase club profitability, with the ambition to get more large clubs participating in the next report.

The 2020 Club Business Report has now been published by TIA UK and is available to download from the LTA website. The two organisations will be working together to use some of the learnings from the report to set up webinars for venues. These will form part of a calendar of virtual club forums being organised by the LTA later this year for venues of all sizes, covering topics including membership growth, governance & management, financial sustainability, membership retention and programming & court utilisation.

The virtual approach to venue engagement this year has been implemented following the coronavirus pandemic. Beyond 2020, the LTA and TIA UK will work closely together on staging TIA UK’s Business Tennis Forum that brings together clubs, companies and brands from across the tennis industry and the LTA’s Regional Large Club Forums, with these events to be held on alternate years.

Developing the relationship further, both bodies will be actively considering other collaborative opportunities, including identifying and highlighting innovative products and services that will benefit tennis in Britain in line with the LTA’s mission to make the sport more relevant, accessible, welcoming and enjoyable.

Abbie Lench, the LTA’s Head of Clubs, Counties and Volunteering said: “The LTA is omitted to opening up tennis in Britain but we know we can’t achieve this on our own. We are therefore delighted  o have formed a much closer, collaborative relationship with TIA UK that will help the whole of tennis in Britain align behind our vision and move together as one in growing the sport for mutual benefit.

Chair of TIA UK Steve Matthews said “We are very excited about the potential outcomes resulting
from our formal relationship with the governing body as it will help create closer engagement and a
healthier business environment between tennis clubs (the buyers) and the tennis industry (our members and suppliers) which will also help underpin the LTA’s strategy ‘Tennis Opened Up’.

The news of LTA support for the tennis industry through this agreement, is a much needed uplift as like all business sectors, it has been significantly hit by Covid-19. While tennis was one of the first sports permitted to restart following the easing of lockdown restrictions, activity will not return to full normality for some time and so many companies believe business will not show signs of recovery until the second quarter 2021 at the earliest.

The TIA UK Club Business Report 2020 is available to download now from the ‘Club Management section of the Resource Library on the LTA official website.

COVID-19

COVID-19 Update August 2020
Racket Sport Services remains open in these difficult times. I have stock of most items and have been assured that supplies of rackets, strings, grip etc. will not be effected at this time.
We continue our restringing service as normal, here in Clacton or at our shop at Frinton on Sea Lawn Tennis Club, Frinton on Sea, Essex. Please note we would encourage you to clean your racket before dropping it off, but when we receive it, it will be wiped and cleaned. and the grip covered before we string it. Please note that as from Friday 24th July it is mandatary for customers to wear face masks when entering shops, this will therefore at the shop at Frinton on Sea Lawn Tennis Shop.
Thank you for your understanding.

Volkl Rackets

Racket Sport Services is pleased to now be a stockist of Volkl tennis rackets, and will soon increase its stock to include strings, grips, and bags.

At present only the new V-Cell range of rackets can be seen on the website but a selection of the V-Feel and V-Sense rackets at in stock at our shop. So if you are looking for a Volkl racket please contact me at david@racketsportservices.co.uk

UKRSA Stringing Courses updated

The period of COVID-19 lockdown has given the UKRSA to completely revise their training courses. We have listened to both stringers and coaches and have incorporated their suggestions into the training format. Racket Sport Services will continue to tutor the courses both at our venue at Frinton on Sea Lawn Tennis Club, and venues in the south of England.

JANUARY 2020 SALE

As part of our JANUARY Sale we are reducing the prices of various strings from YTEX, Still in Black and Diadem. Many will be added in the coming few days.

If you want a string or rackets that has yet to be reduced email: – david@racketsportservices.co.uk and tell us what you are looking to purchase and we will give you the best discounted price we can during the month.

Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA51)

Alison and Snauwaert together again for a fantastic debut at AO! Mestre, Italy, January 11, 2019   Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 51)  rejoins #weservetennis team, simply because our GRINTA 100 feels and plays better to her than any other tennis racquet she has ever tested!   SNAUWAERT is proud to welcome and serve Alison again, she has been part of our glorious brand relaunch since 2016. And what a fantastic start! The opening match against defending champion Caroline Wozniacki (WTA 3) in the first round of the Australian Open! Make sure you check the order of play!   The Snauwaert community will be cheering and supporting her from around the world. Alison plays with the GRINTA 100 (the exact same racquet anyone can buy!), as she did last year when she reached the Wimbledon final round of 16. The full Snauwaert product line can be found at www.snauwaert.com   For more information, images or interview requests, please contact: media@snauwaert.com   About Snauwaert:  Snauwaert Srl, based in Mestre, Italy, is a direct-to-consumer racquet sports manufacturer dedicated to serving the sport of tennis and its players. Snauwaert Srl. manages operations in Europe and overseas sales and promotions in two additional subsidiaries, Snauwaert Japan Inc., and Snauwaert Inc. USA. Founded in 1928, and active in Japan and Belgium since 2016, the brand announced its full re-launch in 2018. Throughout its history, Snauwaert has delivered some of tennis’ most game-changing products, resulting in 66 grand slam titles.   SNAUWAERT…#WESERVETENNIS  


Snauwaert comes to the UK

Legendary Snauwaert Brand Strengthens UK Tennis Market

Lodi, Italy, November 1, 2018 – Legendary tennis racquet brand Snauwaert, known for ground breaking racquet design and elite craftsmanship since1928, announces that it has now a presence in the UK market with immediate effect.

David Hall has accepted the position of Market Leader for Snauwaert in the UK and Ireland. He has played tennis from being a teenager and has been involved in racket stringing since the mid-1980’s. He has a vast experience across all racket sports and owns a successful sports and stringing shop at Frinton Lawn Tennis Club in Essex, UK which hosts several LTA Tournaments each year. David is a USRSA Master Racket Technician and one of only a few USRSA Specialist Tournament Stringers in the world. He is at the forefront of UK Racquet Stringing Association (UKRSA) developments being a UKRSA tutor and is always keen to ensure that we offer the best possible technical support to all UKRSA members and to all tournament players and coaches. Finally, he has experience of tournament stringing at local, regional, national and international level.

David will lead Snauwaert’s effort in the UK market, reporting directly to Roberto Gazzara, CEO of Snauwaert.
“David will directly lead the UK team. I am confident in David’s experience, his relationships, his integrity, communications skills, and his style and approach. With David’s leadership, Snauwaert will achieve our goal of once again becoming one of the industry’s top tennis brands,” said Gazzara. “Our number one goal is to provide unparalleled support and service to our customers at every level, and this exciting new re-organization will ensure we achieve this goal.”
Gazzara continued, “Our UK business will be perfectly complemented by David’s involvement, he has both the experience and knowledge of all facets of the business, With David’s strategic awareness, passion, and forward thinking approach, Snauwaert is well positioned for success in this key market.”

The full Snauwaert product line can be found at: www.snauwaert.com

For more information, images or interview requests, please contact: media@snauwaert.com

About Snauwaert: Snauwaert Srl, based in Lodi, Italy, is a direct-to-consumer racquet sports manufacturer dedicated to serving the sport of tennis and its players. Snauwaert Srl. manages operations in Europe and oversees sales and promotions in two additional subsidiaries, Snauwaert Japan Inc., and Snauwaert Inc. USA. Founded in 1928, and active in Japan and Belgium since 2016, the brand announced its full re-launch in 2018. Throughout its history, Snauwaert has delivered some of tennis’ most game-changing products, resulting in 66 grand slam titles.