TGA Premier Youth Tennis Ranked Among Top New Franchises

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Youth sports business model in partnership with the USTA off to a fast start

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TGA’s tennis business has been our fastest growing youth sports franchise model over its first three years. To be recognized by Entrepreneur is a testament to our partnership with the USTA and our school based youth sports infrastructure

Entrepreneur Magazine has recognized TGA Premier Youth Tennis (TGA) among its Top New Franchises in 2015.

Entrepreneur's 2015 Top New Franchises list, which appears in the March 2015 issue, recognizes the top 75 new franchise companies. Editors compiled the list from the publications 2015 Franchise 500 selections by analyzing companies that have been franchising for the last five years (since 2010).

“TGA’s tennis business has been our fastest growing youth sports franchise model over its first three years. To be recognized by Entrepreneur and listed among the top 75 new franchises is a testament to our partnership with the USTA, and our school based youth sports infrastructure,” Joshua Jacobs, CEO of TGA said.

“Our model puts tennis on the menu for every student age 5-13 at their schools, which increases tennis participation and creates a self-sustaining tennis ecosystem within a geographic area. It empowers USTA Sections, tennis professionals and entrepreneurs to activate thousands of youth in their area, which has the ability to change the landscape of growing this sport in the future.”

TGA (Teach-Grow-Achieve) pioneered its school-based youth sports franchise model in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and began offering its innovative Premier Youth tennis franchises in 2012. The company has grown to 28 chapters across the nation serving more than 450 schools and introducing 26,000 youth (ages 5-13) to the sport.

TGA makes tennis accessible to youth and families through an instruction-based enrichment program for elementary students, and a play-based program for middle school students. Its specialized curriculum, which was also developed with the USTA, focuses on instilling a passion for tennis while promoting advancement, achievement, STEM, core academics and the attainment of life skills on and off the court.

Entrepreneur Magazine previously named TGA franchises among the Franchise 500 and a “Top 10 Franchise Value” based on total startup costs. In addition, the publication has ranked TGA among the top children’s fitness, low-cost and home-based franchises the last few years.

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About TGA Premier Youth Tennis
TGA Premier Youth Tennis (TGA) is the leading school-based youth development model in partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) to create new players and increase participation in the sport of tennis. Its innovative franchise business model is the only one of its kind in the tennis industry.

TGA introduces youth to tennis at elementary and middle schools, child care centers and community organizations through a multi-level enrichment program that includes physical fitness, health and nutrition, education and character building before transitioning them to tennis facilities and USTA programs nationwide.

TGA is also a national partner with the President’s Challenge on Physical Fitness, National Council of Youth Sports, and a national supporter of the Afterschool Alliance and Lights on Afterschool.

For more information on TGA, visit http://www.playtga.com or follow @tgayouthtennis on Twitter.

Media Contacts:

TGA Premier Youth Tennis
Joshua Jacobs – Founder and CEO
(310) 333-0622
joshua(at)playtga(dot)com

Kevin Frisch – Public Relations
(989) 614-0241
kevin(at)playtga(dot)com

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