2011 asba 10 and under tennis webinar 2 25-11

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  • 1. 10 and Under Tennis Growth and Opportunity• Fred Stringfellow, CAE- ASBA Executive Vice President• Karen Ford, USTA National Manager, Tennis in the Parks• Maiysha Warren, USTA Manager, Facility Assistance• David LaSota, PE – USTA National Tennis Facility Consultant February 25, 2011
  • 2. For Best Results …Close other programs running on yourdesktop
  • 3. For Best Results …Got a Question- use the chat box to typein any question during the presentation
  • 4. For Best Results … Talk ChatParticipate in the chat box and use my statusicons throughout the presentationMute and unmute your phone by pressing *6
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  • 6. The Rules Have ChangedInternational Tennis Federation (ITF)– Tennis 10s • “From 2012, the rules of tennis will change so that no 10-and-under competition can be played using a traditional ‘yellow’ ball. Instead a slower ‘red’, ‘orange’, or ‘green’ ball must be used with the appropriate sized court.” tennis10s.com
  • 7. The Rules Have ChangedIntercollegiate Tennis Association– 2011 ITA Rules Updates • ITA Rule II.C.1. (pg.259) Varsity quality tennis facility. – “A varsity quality tennis facility is one used exclusively for tennis. …The only lines on the playing surface shall be standard tennis court lines, including USTA approved 36’ and 60’ (QuickStart) lines within the same color family as the interior court.” www.//itatennis.com
  • 8. The Rules Have Changed USTA Nationally – 2008-2011 • Developed and Tested Specifications – Equipment – Balls – Courts • Implemented in Target Markets • Analyzed Results
  • 9. The Rules Have ChangedUSTA Nationally– January 1, 2012 • Following the ITF proposed rule change, – “…require that 10 and under tournaments be played using slower-moving and lower bouncing balls, on smaller courts, and utilizing shorter, lighter racquets.”
  • 10. The Rules Have ChangedUSTA Southern– 2008-2011 (as of 2-22-11) • 36 Foot Courts Built - 435 • 60 Foot Courts Built – 427 • Facilities Impacted – 128– September, 2010 • “In 2011, USTA Southern will use the QuickStart Tennis Format in all 10 and Under play. This will include sanctioned tournaments and league play.” • “League play will start with the 2011 Championship Year which will be September of 2010.”
  • 11. 10 and Under Tennis Development
  • 12. 10 and Under Tennis Development
  • 13. 10 and Under Tennis Development
  • 14. 10 and Under Tennis Development
  • 15. Goals for 2011USTA– International Tennis Federation • Work to solidify the technical specifications internationally.– Nationally • Continue to train and educate tennis providers on effective Kids Tennis programming and development • Provide consulting for facility assessments, blended line installation and court conversions • Grants
  • 16. Goals for 2011USTA– Build 3,000 new 10 and Under Tennis courts– 25 targeted markets– $5 million investment w/ half toward facilities– Teaming with other market investors– Working with private clubs– Working with the US Military
  • 17. Goals for 2011National “Let’s Move” Initiative– First Lady Michelle Obama– 500 City Mayors signed up for initiative– Tennis will be their primary sport– PSA - Tennis Night in America (2-28-11)– www.LetsMove.gov
  • 18. Major Tennis CentersFacility Location Head ProfessionalRefkin Tennis Center Tucson, AZ Jim RefkinSurprise Tennis and Racquet Facility Surprise, AZ John AustinCary Tennis Park Cary, NC Sean FerreiraRacquet Club of the South Norcross, GA Grant Stafford/Brian DeVilliersMidtown Tennis Club Chicago, IL Michael MahoneyMidland Community Tennis Center Midland, MI Mike WoodyBillie Jean King National Tennis Center New York, NY Whitney KraftCenter Court Athletic Club Chatham, NJ Clay BibbeeJohn Drew Smith Tennis Center Macon, GA Carl HodgeKoch Family Tennis Center Omaha, NE Ed HubbsAlthea Gibson Tennis Center Wilmington, NC Yona Bar-ZeevBurns Tennis Center North Little Rock, AR Jeff BraackBitsy Grant Tennis Center Atlanta, GA Tim NoonanChattahoochee Plantation Tennis Club Atlanta, GA David DrewChastain Park Tennis Center Atlanta, GA David StolleSharon E. Lester Tennis Center Atlanta, GA Joe HillWashington Park Tennis Center Atlanta, GA Eric DobshaCooper Tennis Complex Springfield, MO Larry HaugnessLaFortune Tennis Center Tulsa, OK Melissa McCorkleLexington Tennis Center Lexington, SC Jorge AndrewCentennial Park Tennis Center Nashville, TN David BainThree Oaks Park Tennis Center Fort Myers, FLStanford University Indoors Palo Alto, CA Dick GouldMaliVai Washington Youth Center Jacksonville, FL Terri FlorioDaniel Island Tennis Center Charleston, SC Jeff ChurchBarnes Tennis Center San Diego, CA Tom O’Brien
  • 19. 36 Foot Court
  • 20. 60 Foot Court
  • 21. SPECIFICATIONS NetAge Racquet Court Ball Height (at center) Foam or RedU8 Up to 23” 36’L x18’W Felt 2’-9” LowU10 Up to 25” 60’L x 27’W Compression 3’-0”
  • 22. 10 and Under TennisInfrastructure Improvements • Stand Alone Courts • Blended Lines on 78 Foot Courts • Court Conversions • Lines on Playgrounds/Pavement
  • 23. PlanningMake it Real!– Must have 36’ and 60’ courts (either stand alone or blended lines)– New facilities should develop “Kids Zones”– Consider new construction or conversion of existing courts
  • 24. Concept DevelopmentFacility Plan•Regional competition•Hard court dominant•Clay court component•Exhibition court•Youth programming•Available during inclement weather
  • 25. Stand Alone CourtsHarrison Park, Cobb County, GA
  • 26. Stand Alone CourtsHarrison ParkCobb County, GA
  • 27. Stand Alone CourtsRacquet Club of the South, Norcross, GA
  • 28. Stand Alone CourtsRacquet Club of the SouthNorcross, GA
  • 29. Blended Line on CourtsCurtis Corner, Wakefield, RI
  • 30. Blended Lines on Courts Curtis Corner, Wakefield, RI
  • 31. Blended Lines on Courts Curtis Corner, Wakefield, RI
  • 32. Blended Lines on Courts Curtis Corner, Wakefield, RI
  • 33. Blended Lines on CourtsThe Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs,Steamboat Springs, CO
  • 34. Blended Lines on Courts
  • 35. Blended Lines on Courts Lexington, SC
  • 36. Blended Lines on CourtsSurprise, AZ
  • 37. Blended Lines on CourtsSurprise, AZ
  • 38. Blended Lines on CourtsNational Tennis Center
  • 39. Court ConversionsCentennial Park, Nashville, TN
  • 40. Court ConversionsCentennial Park, Nashville, TN
  • 41. Court ConversionsCentennial Park, Nashville, TN
  • 42. Court ConversionsCentennial Park, Nashville, TN
  • 43. Court ConversionsKiest Park, Dallas, TX
  • 44. Court ConversionsKiest Park, Dallas, TX
  • 45. Court ConversionsKiest Park, Dallas, TX
  • 46. Court ConversionsKiest Park, Dallas, TX
  • 47. Court ConversionsKiest Park, Dallas, TX
  • 48. Lines on PlaygroundsChicago, IL
  • 49. Lines on PlaygroundsSanta Monica, CA
  • 50. Lines on Playgrounds
  • 51. Lines on Playgrounds Lines on Playgrounds
  • 52. How Does 10 and Under Tennis Affect Your Client’s Facility? Re-evaluation of Youth Programming – Facilities seeking USTA infrastructure grants must have 10 and Under Tennis facilities and programming – Increase in youth programming (huge untapped demographic that will benefit tennis for years to come) – Nurtures the potential of youth (expands physical and mental skills) – Supports healthy lifestyles – Build community with team approach – Increase in facility revenues (bodies per square foot, programs available, equipment sales)
  • 53. 10 and Under Tennis Tournaments/EventsCommunities without permanent 10 and UnderTennis courts or blended lines will miss out onUSTA 10 and Under Tennis tournament/eventopportunities resulting in a loss of economicdevelopment revenue (beds, restaurants, otherlocal business)Facilities without permanent courts or lines willlose out on this revenue generating format
  • 54. Is it only for kids?The 60 ft courts are already becoming popular for adults to better allow Singles play for seniors Players with bad knees Wheelchair Players & Wounded Warriors Obese players
  • 55. How Does This Benefit You?• Increases scope of services provided• Demonstrates being at the forefront of tennis development today• Provides opportunity to visit past clients to discuss future work• Accesses significant revenue stream over the next several years
  • 56. USTA 10 and Under National Line Grants & Conversions• National Line Grant • 50% with 25% section match• Collegiate Line Grant • 100% in partnership with ITA• Playground Line Grant • 50% with 25% section match (3 location min.)• Conversions (One 78’ to four 36’) • 50% match up to $4K Some sections contribute another 25% up to $1000
  • 57. National 10 and Under Tennis Line Grant• Eligibility • Blended lines on existing 78 foot tennis courts (min. two 78 foot courts per facility) • Court conversions (four 36 foot courts from an existing 78 foot court) • USTA National match- 50% of cost w/ USTA Section matching 25% • $4,000.00 cap on funding per facility
  • 58. National QST Line Grant Steps Facility owner to fill out Facility AssistanceForm at usta.com/Facilities Facility owner to submit photos, dimensionsand contractor proposal The USTA can prepare concept stripingplans and specifications, if needed
  • 59. Once Courts are Painted• After project is completed, facility owner sends to the USTA – Pictures of completed job – Copy of contractor’s final invoice• Section is notified and checks are mailed to the facility owner
  • 60. College Campus Line Grant• Provides 100% funding for college coaches who paint 10 and Under blended lines on their existing campus courts• Encourages interaction between community youth and colleges• Boost economic revenue from summer camps and events• Makes tennis more relevant on college campuses
  • 61. Playground/Blacktop Striping for Schools • Designed to encourage schools to paint their own lines • ‘Do It Yourself’ specifications • Paint three or more schools in your community and qualify for the National Line Grant
  • 62. Facility Assistance GrantsFunding Amounts Available– $4,000 dollar for dollar matching grant for minor improvements– 20% grant for resurfacing projects capped at $35K– 20% grant for new construction or reconstruction capped at $50K
  • 63. Facility Assistance GrantsFirst Step- Facility owner completes an on-lineform– USTA.com/Facilities or USTA.com/TheBigServeOn-line form provides a snapshot of projectOnce form is received by the USTA– Project is assigned to a USTA project consultant– Consultant contacts facility owner within 30 daysConsultant determines facility needs and beginsassistance process
  • 64. Facility Assistance GrantsAssistance Can Include– Advocacy– Concept Design– Technical Assistance– Funding Application
  • 65. Funding Committee DecisionMany contributing factors, it is competitiveSafe, accessible, built to last– Must demonstrate through drawings, details, specificationsStrong tennis programmingInclusion of 10 and Under Tennis– Stand alone courts– 36 and 60 foot lines
  • 66. Links to Further Development Toolsusta.com/Facilities– Facility Assistance, technical data, grant info.usta.com/TheBigServe– Advocacy support, After School, Adopt a School, collegiate tennis10andundertennis.com– For parents, organizers, where to find equipmentusta.com/rulechange/– Support, videos
  • 67. Questions & Comments