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The “Shark Tank” competition of the tennis world is coming soon.

Do you have a new, innovative sports product or service? Enter it into the Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge, which showcases new products and services designed to grow the sport and business of racquet sports with players, consumers and fans.

Companies and individuals can complete a brief Innovation Challenge application at Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge, describing their new, innovative product, software or service. There is no charge to apply.

On January 23, finalists from the online application process will have the opportunity to present their new product or service to the panel of judges—and in front of an audience of racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition that will take place at the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (racquetpaddlesportsshow.com), held at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla aside of the PGA Merchandise Show.

The Innovation Challenge winner will receive $1,000, a national press release to thousands of news outlets with a potential reach to millions of consumers, coverage in Tennis Industry magazine, a one-year TIA membership, and additional exposure through industry marketing and social media channels. (All entries also will be considered for a separate, special prize of $5,000 worth of consulting services from Enventys Partners, based on Enventys CEO Louis Foreman’s assessment of potential impact in the consumer market.)

The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show spans Jan. 21-24, and will be co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will feature a hands-on product demo experience and opening welcome party at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona; a curated ONE2ONE buying event; Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and an exhibit pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations at the Orange County Convention Center. A 60-foot tennis/pickleball/POP Tennis court and a full-size padel court will be installed in the exhibit hall.

The three-day TOM Conference, organized by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA) and Reed Exhibitions, will bring together racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, emerging brands and bellwether brands all under one roof. It is targeted to all facets of the industry. To find out more or to register for the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, visit racquetpaddlesportsshow.com.

To enter the Innovation Challenge, visit Racquet & Paddle Sports Innovation Challenge.

For more information email [email protected] or visit Racquet & Paddle Sports Show.

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