Bradenton, FL – 18 June 2008 – IMG Academy is pleased to announce that it has launched a new social community, the Tennis Court Online (www.tenniscourtonline.com).
IMG Academy has partnered with Neighborhood America and its ELAvate enterprise social network solution to power the first of several premier sports-focused online communities. “IMG Academy is a brand that has been carefully built by creating an exceptional sports-focused training and education environment for dedicated junior, adult, collegiate and professional athletes,” said Dan Miller, Neighborhood America’s Executive Vice President. “It is a privilege to enable IMGA to replicate this environment through a branded online community that allows them to meet the rising demand among consumers to remain connected through new forms of online and mobile engagement.”
The ultimate destination for everything tennis, this online community is designed to connect world-class athletes, coaches, future stars, and fans alike. It gives members the opportunity to extend their passion for the game beyond the courts and into an online environment. With the goal of providing a continuous flow of compelling, fresh content that keeps members coming back, the Tennis Court Online combines professionally produced coaching videos and training tips with user generated content - not to mention contests and promotions tied to tournaments and events. The community also leverages social media to support member profiles, blogs, videos, photos, and comments – as well as encourages healthy bragging rights while allowing members to rank and rate their least and most favorite. Tennis needs and deserves the Tennis Court Online.
“We wanted our members to be able to feed their love of tennis both on and off the court,” said Ted Meekma, co-director of IMG Academy. “Neighborhood America’s team has empowered us to leverage the social networking phenomenon that has become so popular with consumers to enable members to find partners, chat with friends, receive training tips and have their videos viewed and critiqued.”
We encourage everyone to go www.tenniscourtonline.com to become part of the newest global tennis community!
For more information, please contact Priscilla Kuehnel at 941.752.2604 or by e-mail at Priscilla.Kuehnel@imgworld.com.
About IMG Academy
IMG Academy, a division of IMG, is the world’s largest and most successful multi-sport, training and education camp/academy business. Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the IMG Academy complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball, and Swimming Academies, International Performance Institute, The IMG Academy School, University of Miami, The Wellness Spa, Academy Realty, and the IMG Academy Golf and Country Club.
More information about IMG Academy is available at www.imgacademy.com.