TGA continues nationwide expansion with new Premier Tennis Franchise in growing Carolina’s Region
Raleigh, NC. – (June 10, 2019) – TGA Premier Sports (TGA), a leading youth sports organization specializing in introductory and recreational programs, announces the launch of a new Premier Tennis franchise in the Raleigh, NC area. Sam Maheshwari, who recently worked as a coach with USTA Mid-Atlantic Section (MAS) in Loudoun and Prince William Counties in northern Virginia (which owns several TGA Franchises), has relocated near North Carolina’s Research Triangle and opened a new TGA Premier Tennis franchise.
“When my family and I relocated to North Carolina, I saw the move as the perfect opportunity to parlay my coaching experience with the TGA programs owned and operated by the USTA’s Mid-Atlantic section into my own business opportunity. But honestly, the real opportunity is letting my passion for tennis fuel the dream of owning my own sports franchise,” says Maheshwari, who spent 17 years as a consultant for the federal government in and around Washington D.C.
An avid and accomplished tennis player for more than 30 years, Maheshwari began coaching with USTA Mid-Atlantic section and TGA in 2017 as a head coach and will now make his TGA Premier Tennis business his full-time career. Orange and Alamance Counties are both relatively small, but growing, in population (less than 200,000 in each county). In Orange County, the cities of interest are Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Efland and Hillsborough, where Maheshwari now lives. In Alamance County, Mebane, Graham, Burlington and Elon are the towns this TGA chapter will serve.
“With the growing populations and increasing diversity in the overall demographics in both counties, TGA has an opportunity not only to grow tennis and other sports but really advance the mission of ‘Changing Lives Through Sports’ over the next several years,” he says.
TGA has become a leading introductory and recreational program in the tennis industry by already activating over 100,000 new tennis players across the country. With Maheshwari’s new franchise, thousands of youngsters will be impacted in the northwest areas of D.C., including the vibrant family-oriented neighborhoods in Chevy Chase, Wakefield, Brightwood, Colonial Village, Friendship Heights, Tenleytown, Spring Valley and Woodley Park.
The TGA impact is made at several levels. First, by bringing introductory tennis programs directly into schools and community centers through before- or after-school enrichment programs, it is putting tennis on a level playing field with other mainstream sports and youth activities. Second, TGA creates a pathway for students and families from the school and community programs to recreational programs at tennis facilities that include camps, Play Day Series, as well as USTA Junior Team Tennis and Junior Tournaments.
TGA provides all of the equipment for kids at no cost in the program, including its own line of custom tennis equipment to provide all players an affordable option to get into the sport. The program can also be utilized anywhere on school campuses regardless of weather, including gymnasiums, hallways, cafeterias, fields and blacktops.
Families and schools nationwide have embraced the TGA model and its programs because it creates a healthier and safer environment for students at schools and community centers. The school-based curriculum includes tennis skill progression, education subjects and STEM/STEAM Labs, in addition to physical fitness and health components.
“I truly believe that sports can change lives and have a positive, lasting impact on all people, especially young people. Tennis is a game that offers equal opportunities for everyone, including female athletes,” says Maheshwari. “The opportunity to simultaneously indulge in my love of tennis and grow my TGA franchise into a successful and profitable business is extremely exciting.”
For more information and to register for the TGA Premier Tennis programs in Washington D.C. visit www.playtga.com/oac