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Jim Baugh Will Leave TIA at End of 2006 to Pursue Personal Goals

Contact: Jolyn deBoer
PO Box 7845
Hilton Head Island,

08/07/06 - Hilton Head Island, SC--Jim Baugh and the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) announced today that he will leave his position as President at the end of 2006.

“I have decided to fulfill my commitment to the TIA through December 2006 and then I will focus my efforts and pursue some personal goals including PE4LIFE and various consulting opportunities,” Baugh said. “It has been exciting to see the growth of tennis in the US over the last three years, the successful launch of Cardio Tennis, and the further positive developments with TIA partners such as the USTA, teaching organizations and other aligned partners. I will work with the TIA staff and Executive Committee to insure a smooth and orderly transition and wish them continued success.”

Baugh has served as the paid President of the TIA since January 2004. TIA Chairman Dave Haggerty said, “Jim has accomplished what he was hired to do in his three year tenure as President and has also spearheaded the successful launch of Cardio Tennis. The Association is now in a strong position to return to a rotating volunteer President.

“We wish Jim continued success in his personal pursuits and appreciate all he has done for the industry over his career in the tennis business.” The TIA will continue to be led by Jolyn de Boer, Executive Director who serves at the direction of the TIA Board and Executive Committee.

“The TIA will continue to focus on growing participation and on ensuring the economic vitality of the tennis industry. As the source for industry news and research, we are dedicated to providing our members with benefits such as participation research, industry trade shipments, market trends, retail audits and other important research. We will maintain our focus on Tennis Welcome Centers, Cardio Tennis, and the use of technology to better service the needs of our membership,” said de Boer.

The TIA is the strong wide based tennis trade association representing members consisting of manufacturers, retailers, facilities, the USTA, ATP, WTA , WTT, tennis teaching professional organizations, tennis publications, tennis agents, sales representatives, tennis executives, and other aligned partners in sharing the common goal of growing tennis participation in the United States. The Tennis Industry Association Executive Committee members include: Dave Haggerty (Head/Penn), Doug Fonte (Prince), Jon Muir (Wilson) and Kurt Kamperman (USTA). The Board of Directors consists of approximately 25 members. The TIA is a not-for-profit trade association whose mission is to promote the growth and economic vitality of tennis.