DALLAS, May 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ACTIVE Network®, the premier global marketplace for activities and events and an industry-leading provider of data solutions, today announced it has been selected to continue as the exclusive tournament and league registration provider for the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the recognized leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis on every level in the United States. Since 2007, ACTIVE has managed and hosted USTA's TennisLink software platform, which is the registration and match-results system of record for all sanctioned USTA Leagues, USTA Junior Team Tennis, and USTA Tournaments. ACTIVE has delivered streamlined and intuitive software that has helped the USTA increase participation in its sanctioned tournaments and leagues by more than 130%, growing from 690,000 registrations in January of 2007 to over 1.6 million annual registrations this past year.
The USTA once again selected ACTIVE Network because of ACTIVE's expertise in supporting national governing bodies and large, enterprise-level organizations that have sophisticated and complex administrative, operational, and communications needs. Their agreement enables the USTA to register players, process payments securely, and understand participant data. The agreement also provides the USTA with resources for enhancing participant engagement with the USTA via ACTIVE's lively online tennis community.
"ACTIVE has expanded its technology efforts to accommodate our growth through the years, and it now supports all USTA sanctioned registrations throughout the year. ACTIVE's software capabilities, services, and expertise have been critical to the increase in registrations over the past ten years," said Jeff Waters, managing director of Adult Tennis & Association Services, USTA. "ACTIVE truly understands the comprehensive functionality, usability, and scale we need to support tennis participants across the U.S. We're excited to continue our relationship with ACTIVE as we expand the number of our leagues and tournaments to continually grow the sport of tennis."
"We are very pleased to power technology that supports the United States Tennis Association as it continues to define the growth path for the sport of tennis in the years to come," said Sam Renouf, general manager for sports at ACTIVE Network. "Working in partnership with the USTA reaffirms our commitment to providing the market-leading technologies, data insights, and services that large-scale organizations need to support their growth and ultimately onboard new generations of participants and active enthusiasts."
About The USTA
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level -- from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the US Open Series, linking eight summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA's philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships and helps under-resourced youth and individuals with disabilities, and supports wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, "like" the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.
About ACTIVE Network
ACTIVE Network® is the premier global marketplace for activities and events, connecting participants and activity organizers while offering intelligence solutions through our industry-leading data and insights platform. Our enterprise-level ACTIVEWorks® platform offers organizers advanced SaaS technology that streamlines the administration of activities and events. Our ACTIVE Network Activity Cloud® platform combines data solutions and intelligence tools to provide actionable insights that help organizers better manage their events and increase both revenue and participation. Founded in 1999, ACTIVE Network is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, please visit ACTIVEnetwork.com and follow us on Twitter.
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