When is World Tennis Day 2014?
World Tennis Day 2014 will take place on Monday 03 March 2014.
How can we get involved in World Tennis Day 2014?
Anyone can get involved in World Tennis Day. Whether you are a regular tennis player playing once a week, have not played for many years, have never picked up a racket or simply wish to encourage your children, family and friends to try tennis, it is easy to do so. Simply grab a racket and a ball and have a go in a location convenient, it may be in your garden or in a local park. Check whether the local tennis club or sports / leisure centre is organising any activities. Schools, companies, social groups can all get involved and do some simple serving, rallying and scoring activities. Some example activities and events are provided in the World Tennis Day 2014 Guidance Document for CLubs and Organisations on pages 2-5 (download below).
Why should we support World Tennis Day?
World Tennis Day is a global initiative aimed at increasing participation among players. The event is centered around a series of high profile Showdown events featuring current and former professionals together in front of thousands of spectators. The inaugural World Tennis Day took place on Monday 04 March 2013 with 55 different nations involved across the world, with two BNP Paribas Tennis Showdowns in Hong Kong at the Asia World Arena and in New York at Madison Square Garden.
What activities and specific events can we look to organise?
There are a variety of activities and specific events that can be organised for World Tennis Day 2014. In most cases, the National Tennis Association of each country will drive the activities and specific events organised, however tennis clubs, organisations and tennis enthusiasts can get involved too. If you are looking to organise your own activities and specific events, please get in contact with your National Tennis Association to find out their plans first. Some example activities and events are provided in the World Tennis Day 2014 Guidance Document for CLubs and Organisations on pages 2-5 (download below).
Who is responsible for World Tennis Day?
World Tennis Day is a global event and celebration of tennis for the world and anyone can take part. The ITF and StarGames Inc. remain the sole rights holders of the World Tennis Day brand, however all National Tennis Associations are encouraged to organise respective activities and specific events nationally.
Is there any funding available to support our activities and specific events?
The ITF are unable to subsidise any National Tennis Association’s World Tennis Day activities or specific events with any financial assistance or equipment support. The ITF is aware that some activities and specific events are heavily reliant on financial assistance to deliver certain activities and encourage National Tennis Associations, clubs and organisations to utilise their existing resources or seek external funding or sponsorship for their activities and specific events linked to World Tennis Day.
Can we look to attract sponsors to support our activities and specific events?
Yes. World Tennis Day is non-exclusive and National Tennis Associations, clubs and organisations are able to seek their own specific sponsors or external funders to support their local events and activities. No sponsor should be credited as being a title or presenting sponsor, although national and local sponsors can be associated with World Tennis Day. The ITF and StarGames Inc. remain the sole rights holders of the World Tennis Day brand.
How do we access the World Tennis Day promotional materials?
The ITF has produced a World Tennis Day marketing kit with materials that can be used by National Tennis Associations, clubs, organisation and tennis enthusiasts supporting World Tennis Day. A Poster, two-sided Postcard and Banner are available in English, French and Spanish languages. All available promotional materials can be downloaded from here.
What images should be submitted to the ITF to document our activities and specific events?
Some examples of the style of images that should be shared on the official World Tennis Day social media channels related to World Tennis Day 2014 are shown within the World Tennis Day 2014 Guidance Document for CLubs and Organisations on page 10 (download below).
How do we send images and videos to the ITF?
The ITF will be sharing content related to World Tennis Day throughout the days leading up to the event and in the aftermath too. The ITF would like to encourage images and video content to be shared via the official social media channels linked to the World Tennis Day on Instagram, Twitter and on Facebook, and using the hashtag #worldtennisday.
What social media can we engage in related to World Tennis Day 2014?
During World Tennis Day 2014, the ITF will be engaging in a social media campaign and will be asking for professional players, celebrities and participants to show their support for the event by posting a ‘I support World Tennis Day’ message on the official World Tennis Day Instagram, Twitter or Facebook pages and using the hashtag #worldtennisday. A specific ‘I support World Tennis Day’ poster (A4 Landscape) has been produced and will be made available to download from here.