PEMBROKE PINES, Fla., MAY 22, 2023 — Jim Martz, founding father of Florida Tennis journal in 1992, has bought the award-winning publication to Matt Pressman, who has an in depth background within the journal business and tennis. Pressman just lately launched Florida Racquet Sports activities, LLC to finish the sale and increase the attain of Florida Tennis.
Martz, who has been the writer and editor, will proceed as founder and editor managing all editorial content material, together with expanded protection of pickleball, padel, Spec tennis and different racquet sports activities. Pressman will probably be taking up the position of govt editor and writer and can primarily oversee promoting gross sales and the growth of the Florida Tennis web site and social media platforms.
A winner of the U.S. Tennis Affiliation’s Nationwide Media Excellence Award, Florida Tennis is revealed bi-monthly with a readership of over 20,000. The publication has a focused complimentary distribution to greater than 500 golf equipment, parks, resorts, academies and retailers statewide along with paid subscribers nationwide.
Martz was vp of the U.S. Tennis Writers Affiliation and has been inducted into the Miami-Dade County Tennis Corridor of Fame. He has written a number of books, together with coach Rick Macci’s autobiography “Macci Magic, Extracting Greatness From Your self And Others”, and “Protected Tennis.” And he edited the e-book “50 Love, Benefit Florida,” which chronicles the primary 50 years of USTA Florida. Earlier than launching Florida Tennis he lined tennis for 18 years for the Miami Herald.
Pressman was a standout junior participant who skilled on the Saddlebrook tennis academy within the Tampa space. Pressman’s highschool crew went on to win the Connecticut State Championship and he later acquired an athletic scholarship to the College of Connecticut the place he served as captain of the lads’s tennis crew. Early in his profession, Pressman labored at a variety of magazines together with Males’s Health, Particulars, and Vibe journal the place he served as Affiliate Writer.
Florida Tennis, which was the official publication of USTA Florida for 15 years starting in 1993, will proceed to cowl all elements of the game from amateurs to the professional excursions. The journal was the primary tennis print publication within the nation to cowl pickleball, America’s quickest rising sport, regularly beginning three years in the past. Since then the racquet sport protection has expanded to incorporate padel and Spec tennis.
“Florida Tennis has served because the Voice of Tennis in Florida for greater than 31 years,” mentioned Martz, “and we sit up for persevering with that legacy. I’m enthusiastic about Matt’s progressive plans for our digital platforms.”
“As a devoted subscriber of Florida Tennis for years, I’m thrilled to assist increase Jim’s imaginative and prescient to incorporate a extra sturdy on-line presence to cowl the Florida Tennis scene,” mentioned Pressman. “Florida stays the crown jewel of American tennis and it’s an honor to assist spotlight the way forward for tennis within the Sunshine State.”