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Booths available at USPTA Buying Show

Silent auction enhances show at World Conference on Tennis

Contact: Poornima S. Rimm
3535 Briarpark Drive, Suite One
(713) 978-7782

08/11/04 - Booth space is available at the USPTA Buying Show, to be held Sept. 24-25 during the USPTA World Conference on Tennis. The show has been sold out with more than 65 exhibitors each of the past two years. It includes on-court demonstration time and opens with a dinner reception and silent auction.
The buying show is held the final two days of the USPTA World Conference on Tennis, which begins Sept. 18. The La Quinta Resort & Club is the conference site, and more than 1,500 tennis-teaching professionals, industry leaders, media and manufacturer representatives are expected to attend.
Exhibitors include representatives of large and small hard good and soft good makers, court construction companies, computer and software distributors, teaching aid retailers, nutrition bar and vitamin companies and others.
The third annual USPTA Silent Auction will be held during the opening night of the show. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of tournament ticket packages, products and memorabilia, including autographed items and nontennis items. The auction benefits the USPTA Foundation, and is a USPTA Lessons for LifeTM event.
Auction items include tickets and lodging for the 2005 U.S. Open, tickets to the seminfinals and finals of the buyer’s choice of four Tennis Masters Series events in the United States, autographed racquets, shoes and apparel, the Top Spin game for Microsoft® Xbox, Dartfish video analysis software and much more.
“The buying show, with the silent auction, is the anchor for the weeklong conference,” said USPTA CEO Tim Heckler. “Manufacturers and other businesses with tennis-related products have the opportunity to meet a large group of influential pro shop buyers, and the silent auction has been a big hit; it really enhances the fun and relaxed atmosphere of the show.”
Buying show booths are available for $995, or $945 for USPTA corporate members. More information is available at or by calling John Dettor at (713) 978-7782.
USPTA, founded in 1927, strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers more than 30 professional benefits to its 13,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information, call (800) 877-8248 or visit