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USPTA Teams Up with String Ping for Multi-Year Partnership to Share the First Tennis Text Marketing Service Designed to Help Tennis Clubs, Retailers, Pros and Stringers Communicate Directly with Customers

Posted: September 17, 2021 in Suppliers


LAKE NONA, FL – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), a global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development, has signed a multi-year partnership with String Ping. As part of the agreement, the USPTA and String Ping will work together to introduce the first tennis texting and marketing service featuring a suite of communication tools that enable USPTA members to share messages and branding using SMS, MMS or voice broadcasting.

“String Ping is geared to helping pros instantly communicate with their students,” says John Embree, USPTA CEO. “As the official texting service of the USPTA, String Ping provides tennis-teachers with a simple-to-use software and knowledge base. Generating recurring business by automating individual or group messages to tennis customers is the wave of the future. And String Ping is leading the charge.”

Rick Kerpsack, Founder and CEO of String Ping, says “String Ping is proud to partner with the USPTA, and as the first tennis specific texting service, collaborating with the USPTA makes sense for its members.”

Kerpsack was inspired during the pandemic to keep tennis thriving and players safely interacting even with social distancing. “Our goal is to help tennis clubs, coaches, and teaching professionals improve their interaction with club members, clients, and students with a convenient and easy-to-use platform. String Ping features a series of communication and marketing tools making it a perfect tool for members of the USPTA to improve interaction with their clients.”

String Ping provides the resources and industry knowledge to help USPTA professionals stay connected. Because over 90 percent of all text messages are opened within three minutes, text messaging is more effective than email for an almost immediate response. In addition, targeted texting keeps clients happy with relevant information specific to their needs.

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