When RSI Magazine set out to assemble a list of young professionals in the tennis industry, we were, at first, worried. We’ve long known that we need to bring in more young professionals. The “graying” of the tennis industry is a concern for the future of this sport.
But, although we as an industry haven’t exactly been knocking the cover off the ball when it comes to bringing young adults into the business, many of the younger professionals we do have working to grow this sport are pretty amazing in their own right, as you can see here in our first-ever “30 Under 30.”
Our list contains young adults who work in all parts of this industry, including volunteers in tennis. Not all that surprisingly, for many of these professionals Tennis on Campus was the pathway that led them into the industry; many played on their college ToC team or helped lead—or found—their college’s club team. While we know there are many more young professionals in this industry who are worthy of attention, we think you’ll agree that this is an impressive, and inspiring, group.
(For more on Racquet Sports Industry magazine, which will change its name to Tennis Industry magazine in January, visit www.tennisindustrymag.com.)