In September 2013, USPTA announced a partnership with TGA Premier Youth Tennis, an exciting program and business model that increases USPTA members’ revenue and drives traffic to their facilities. The partnership will help grow tennis at the grassroots level and provide USPTA members with a business ownership opportunity.
In partnership with the USTA, TGA (Teach Grow Achieve) pioneered a school-based activation model that makes tennis accessible to youth through a five-level, instruction-based enrichment program in elementary schools, and a play-based program in middle schools. The specialized curriculums focus on instilling a passion for tennis while promoting advancement, achievement and the growth of life skills on and off the court. After capturing and cultivating the students’ and their parents’ passion for tennis in schools, the family is transitioned to USPTA members and tennis facilities in their area.
TGA franchises the rights to the model in geographic areas. USPTA members who are looking to build equity in a business, grow their clientele and facility participation, and generate more money are encouraged to look into this opportunity. Members who have full-time jobs should consider purchasing franchise rights and hiring another teaching pro full time or a team to operate the business for them.
ADDvantage interviewed two TGA franchise owners to see how they are growing tennis in their communities and the financial rewards they are reaping from purchasing the TGA/USTA model. Kevin Rooney’s franchise is in Bergen County, N.J., and Brad Kirkpatrick is in North Seattle, Wash.
Click here to read ADDvantage’s interview with Kevin and Brad, two very successful TGA franchise owners.