How a junior tournament and the USTA’s handicapping helped to answer parenting questions. … More An Elephant On The Tennis Court
Trump’s tax legislation made golf more expensive in 2018. What’s next for clubs and golf courses? … More Election Day Thoughts: Taxes on Country Clubs in the Trump Era
How membership, programming and incentives can make off-peak play more inviting. … More Off Peak Hours: How To Make Them More Inviting and Attractive
Garnering your team professionals more private hours through group instruction. … More Fitness Classes & Tennis Clinics: Do They Help or Hurt Personal Training or Private Lessons?
How best to hire new head tennis professional for years to come … More Open, Honest and Timely Communication For New Hires
The politics surrounding governing boards at clubs and homeowner associations are infamous. The tasks facing governing bodies at Clubs or Home Owner Associations are far too numerous to list here, but one of them often is to oversee a tennis or fitness department. In investigating the inherent politics of Boards, we will separate the country … More Board of Ed: The Board Itself Might Be In Need of Education
It happens every year. The summer comes to an end, and so does the job of the Director of Tennis. Data seems to suggest that there is a higher turnover among tennis Directors than Fitness directors. And by turnover, we mean termination – not moving on to a better job. What are the reasons behind … More The Top 5 Reasons Directors Of Tennis Are Terminated
I’m always asked how I retain such good professionals over several years, especially when they are independent contractors. It’s not easy – keeping 1099 workers at your facility is a tough task. But it’s possible and as the saying goes: paying your instructors handsomely for hours on the tennis court or gym floor speaks volumes. … More Retaining Your 1099 Independent Contractors
by Ed Shanaphy For those of us in tennis or fitness who “own” our merchandise shop and do all the buying and selling within our own company, August is a perplexing month where we are always left asking: Should I have a sale before I close up shop? Every year, starting in May, I hear … More Should I Have an “End of Season” Tennis Shop Sale?
A Three Part Series From Beyond The Baselines – Part One By Christine Murphy I admit, I’m a tennis ‘Boomer’, introduced by my Dad to the sport at the tender age of 8. As a fireman and tennis pro, he created a wonderful family tennis lifestyle full of lessons, tournaments, and practice sessions that he … More Wellness & Tennis: Partnership Within The Lines