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Playtennis.com connects recreational tennis players to each other

July 12, 2012 11:21 AM
The USTA and the TIA announce the launch of playtennis.com, a site devoted to connecting tennis players to each other.
White Plains, N.Y – The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) today announced the launch of the new playtennis.com site, designed to help all tennis players – whether regular, new or returning to the game - find out everything they need to know about getting into the game and playing more tennis.
Playtennis.com  is a free interactive website that allows tennis players of any skill level to find tennis programs, courts, partners, teaching professionals, retailers, and gear, as well as provides great instructional content. The site was developed through a cooperative industry effort and conveys a simple, unified message to get more people out on the courts more frequently. Playtennis.com will be accessible on all digital platforms—computers, tablets, and mobile phones, including apps for iPhone and Android—making it easy for players to connect anytime.
"If you’re into tennis or want to be, playtennis.com makes engaging in the game much easier and enjoyable," said Jon Vegosen, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. "We appreciate all the support this site has received from the entire tennis industry. It will be a positive game-changer for the sport."
"We want this to be a site to which everyone involved in tennis can point players, and potential players, as a primary source of tennis information," said TIA President Jon Muir. "The name—playtennis.com —is easy to remember, and it says exactly what we want people to do: Play tennis!"
The USTA and TIA collaborated with tennis industry leaders, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), Tennis Channel, TENNIS Magazine, and Tennis.com, to launch the digital platform.
All searches on playtennis.com can be done by anyone, whether they’re a registered playtennis.com user or not. In order to contact tennis partners, users will need to first register and create a profile, which uses your Facebook account to connect. It takes only seconds to register and create a profile, and it’s all free!
Once registered, players will be connected to other tennis enthusiasts. Users just enter their ZIP code or city search, and specify the distance they are willing to travel to find what they are looking for. Playtennis.com will do the rest— deliver the most pertinent, up-to-date information to players in seconds. In addition, if a person is traveling he or she can use playtennis.com’s search features to find partners, programs, teaching pros, and places to play while on the road.
To support the launch of the site, the playtennis.com logo will appear on 30 million cans of tennis balls, 1.5 million racquets, footwear boxes and other product packaging, and in online and print messaging.