Todd Goldman, Publisher and Editor of TennisLife Magazine, is concerned that the USTA’s new “exclusive retail arrangement” with one company (Wilson) to sell Ten and Under equipment could have a huge, long-term, negative impact on sales at your local tennis shop.
He argues that once the sales connection is made on these products, much of the other business will start flowing there (and away from the local tennis shops). And asks anyone who is concerned to email the USTA Executive Director, Gordon Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
SENIOR LEAGUES – Caution, this is only second-hand information at this point, but I heard the USTA will be changing the structure of senior doubles leagues …
According to the source, they will be ELIMINATING THE 60+ LEAGUES in favor of having 45s and 55s.
Does anyone know if this is really going to happen?
From my perspective, with the Baby Boomers now flowing through, they should be doing just the reverse: starting a 70+ division.