An In-Depth Look at Four
Technical Meeting Sessions
ASBA videotaped several sessions
identified by membership
division presidents and board
representatives as being of
particular importance to
are summaries of four of them.
ASBA Elects New Officers and
ASBA has announced the election and installation of its officers and
directors for the coming year. The new slate took its place at the
conclusion of the ASBA’s Technical Meeting, held November 30-December 3
in Orlando, Florida.
ASBA Members Test Their
Tennis and Golf Skills
When ASBA members and their guests get together at the Technical
Meeting, it’s all about sharing information, collegiality and best
Until the golf and tennis tournaments. Then all bets are off.
Want to Become a Certified
Builder? There's Never Been a Better Time
been thinking about taking the
certification exam, it's time to
stop thinking and start
Two ASBA Members Win National
Two sports facility construction
companies, Baseline LLC
(Knoxville, Tennessee) and
Top-A-Court Tennis Company
(Hatfield, Pennsylvania) were
honored by Racquet Sports
Industry (RSI) Magazine in its
annual awards program. Both
organizations, which are member
companies of ASBA, were named
Champions of Tennis in
recognition of their
contributions to the sport.
STMA Announces 2012 Field of the
The Sports Turf Managers
Association has announced the
winners of its Field of the Year
awards for 2012.
Know a Trailblazer? Give RSI
Do you know someone (or just
know about someone) who has been a pioneer in the tennis industry, a
real trailblazer who has helped shake things up? Racquet Sports Industry
Magazine would like to know about that person. RSI is now in the second
year of running its “Pioneers in Tennis” series of articles, about
trailblazers in the sport, and is looking for nominations for people to
be featured in future columns.
Baize Named Chairman of STC
Board of Directors
John Baize, managing director of Act Global Sports, was recently
re-elected to the Board of Directors and then named Chairman of the
Synthetic Turf Council (STC) during its Annual Membership Meeting in
Careers in Tennis Initiative
It’s all about the American
Dream: kid comes out of college, lands an entry level job and starts
working in his or her chosen field.
But what if the kid’s dream is a job in the tennis industry? There are a
lot of jobs out there, but how to get the metaphorical foot (wearing a
tennis shoe or not) in the door? It was with this idea that TIA launched
its “Careers In Tennis” initiative.
news from ASBA members.
ASBA Welcomes New Members
ASBA welcomes six new companies that have
joined the association since the last newsletter.
ASBA Announces New Certified
ASBA is pleased to announce six individuals
have successfully completed all requirements to become certified builders.
May We Quote You?
of ASBA’s most important
programs is its technical
articles, which are written for
trade magazines in various
segments of the industry,
including tennis, track, indoor
and fields facilities. We are
always looking for our members
to comment on, and be quoted in
these articles. This is an
excellent chance to help raise
ASBA’s profile, and in an
ancillary capacity, to increase
visibility for your company. If
you would like to be quoted in
these articles, please send an
e-mail to Mary Helen Sprecher at
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