Louisville, KY. Rally78, a Louisville-based sports industry firm recently announced a partnership with the top tennis programming company in Northern Virginia, TopNotch Tennis. Together, TopNotch and Rally78 will bring new technology to help increase the play opportunities for the thousands of tennis players in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church region.
“We were excited to meet with the Rally78 team and kick off this initiative,” said Mani Barajas-Alexander, Founder and Director of TopNotch Tennis. “We are always looking for new and innovative ways to bring more people to our facilities so they fall in love with the game. We provide an on-court experience that is second to none, so we are always looking to add great off-court experiences for our players as well.”
TopNotch Tennis prides itself on building tennis players for life. A recent study from Denmark, The Copenhagen City Heart Study, followed over 8,500 adults for up to 25 years studying various leisure-time activities. When compared to other sports, tennis ranked #1 to increase your life expectancy by an impressive 9.7 years.
According to the report, one reason tennis lands in the top spot is because it’s a social sport, requiring at least two people to play. This often builds relationships and gives players a sense of wellbeing. According to a 2018 Tennis Industry Association report, people say they don’t play more tennis because they don’t have someone to play with.
This was the impetus for developing Rally78, a mobile platform that helps both casual and avid players connect more easily. Inspired by easy-to-use apps like Tinder and GroupMe, Rally78 provides features like Find-A-Partner where players can build a profile and find other players in their area. Players can communicate via chat, or use the Groups feature for teams, lessons, clinics or any type of casual playing group.
“Mani and his team at TopNotch are fantastic, and they know what it takes to deliver great programming that’s both fun and competitive,” said Jan Barrett, VP of Club and Player Relations at Rally78. “We look forward to engaging with this avid group and expanding our community of tennis players in Virginia and nationwide.”
Jan and Mani both note that while they can’t clear off people’s schedules to learn the game, they can help connect more tennis players everywhere a lot easier through Rally78.
About TopNotch Tennis: TopNotch Tennis is one of the largest and most successful outdoor tennis programs in the McLean, Arlington, and Falls Church area. TopNotch strives to create a fun, yet competitive tennis environment that is conducive to learning this great life-long sport! To learn more visit: https://www.topnotchtennis.com/