Cobb County Community Tennis Association and Rally78 Team Up to Grow the Game

Louisville, KY. Rally78, a Louisville-based sports industry firm recently announced a partnership with one of the largest influences of tennis in the country, the Community Tennis Association (CTA) of Cobb County Georgia. Together, the partnership will bring new technology to the estimated 75,000 tennis players in the area in hopes of generating even more tennis play.

“The Community Tennis Association in Cobb County is very enthusiastic about this opportunity to grow the sport in our area,” said Amy Bonner, Recreation Program Coordinator and Facility Manager of Lost Mountain Tennis Center. “While we have a lot of players in the area, we know that companies like Rally78 make connecting players easier. And when more people connect, more people play.” 

Rally78 is 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 you can scroll through players in your area and start chats, as well as a Groups feature for teams, lessons, clinics or any type of casual play group.

 “Cobb County has fantastic tennis facilities and is in the heart of one of the largest tennis-loving cities in the world,” and said Ellen Stubbs, Founder and CEO of Rally78. “We are growing our tennis network city by city to help connect players across the country, and being here is really exciting.” 

Not all cities are like Atlanta however. The Tennis Industry Association’s 2018 State of the Industry report recently reported that since 2010, overall tennis participation has continued to decline. The top three reasons cited by players as to why they are playing less or not at all: 1) time 2) access to courts and 3) no one to play with.

“While we can’t solve finding the time, we can help solve making access to tennis players everywhere a lot easier with technology,” said Stubbs. “Cobb County has 19 amazing public facilities that provide a lot of opportunity to play tennis, and we provide a platform for people to connect their current tennis network and meet new players too.”

Cobb County Parks & Recreation has over 120 tennis courts at six facilities with programming and full-time staff, and an additional 13 satellite facilities with courts available to the public. 

To learn more about finding tennis opportunities in Cobb County, visit: https://www.cobbcounty.org/parks/recreation/tennis.

Mobile App Rally78 Pairs Tennis and Tech to Make Playing Easier

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rally78 is the newly launched mobile platform that makes it easier than ever to play more tennis. From team captains to pick-up leagues to teaching professionals, users agree that Rally78 is the must-have app for simplifying their tennis life.

With the My Groups feature, players can quickly start a group and invite anyone with a profile inside the app. It’s easy to communicate locations, times and rosters to all players at one time or to direct message players individually. 

“Coordinating 18 women to do anything is a chore,” said Anna Curley, who has captained dozens of competitive tennis teams over the past decade. “This is a cool new way to keep all my teams communications in one app. I’m not having to manage one-off texts, group emails or FB messenger reminders. I tell our players to download the app and join the group!” 

Rally78 is great for casual group play and leagues too. If your group needs a last minute extra or you simply want to meet new people, the Players feature makes it easy to meet and start a chat with other tennis players. Users can search for people by location or skill-level, and even find players to grab a game with when they travel. 

“Rally78 is a great way to coordinate a large group of players for your casual evening or weekend meet-ups,” said Bryan Hash, Manager of Competitive and Recreational play for USTA Kentucky. “We coordinate a lot of tennis for people new to town, or just getting back into tennis, and it’s great to have a tennis-focused app that makes it easy for everyone to stay connected even after the league is over.” 

Rally78 also includes in-app and push-notifications with match and play reminders, and has new features launching by year’s end! As requested by captains, a Roster Card feature for line-ups of five, eight, or nine players will be available for the 2019 season. Also, a Team Connect feature is in the works for players to post their information to a digital bulletin board inside the app making it easier to connect with team captains or casual play coordinators.

Rally78 is FREE and easy to use! Download today at the Apple Store or Google Play to connect your tennis crew, meet new people and play more tennis!

Louisville's Twisted Pink - Refuse To Lose Charity Tournament Wins Big

The Twisted Pink - Refuse To Lose charity tennis tournament was held this weekend at The Tennis Club at Springhurst. With hundreds in attendance, the evening starts with a Pro-Am event, followed by a silent auction and a live auction bidding on doubles teams for the main event. From collegiate All-American players to some recently off the tour, it’s a great few hours of tennis for a great cause inspired by cancer survivors who “Refuse To Lose.” The tournament’s co-founder David English and Twisted Pink founder, Caroline Johnson lead the event evening that helps raise over $40,000. Twisted Pink’s mission is to extend life and improve quality of life for late stage breast cancer patients and their families by funding metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer research. Congratulations to this year’s Pro-Am winner, Rally78’s own Jan Barrett and Rick Mount, and the tournament winner, Eric Quigley and Stephen Pobst. 

Rally78 is a 100% Match With Tennis Mecca Atlanta

Rally78 has taken its talents to the greater Atlanta area. With the world’s largest confluence of tennis players, there’s no better city for tennis than Atlanta. From Rome to Macon and ITP to OTP, we met with dozens of public facilities excited to help promote our Find-A-Partner app to the tennis lovers in their neighborhood. With over 350,000 players and an estimated 1,200 courts in this region, there’s more tennis than one can imagine. As Druid Hills Tennis Director Sue Hutchinson Carson put it, “If you have a racquet in Atlanta, there’s no shortage of people or places to play.” Rally78 is the perfect tool to help keep new players involved and experienced players playing even more. With easy-to-use features like in-app messaging and groups, players can now keep all their tennis contacts in one location. After meetings with several club managers and pros, the R78 team has specs for its next feature, “Team Connect.” Forget the bulletin boards with handwritten notecards — we’re taking this messaging mobile to connect players and captains too. It’s time for tennis to step into the 21st century - and we’re here to help!