Awards and Public Speaking


  • In May of 2011, inducted into the Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame as one of the pioneers, innovators and leaders who helped build and grow the sporting goods industry. This award is the highest honor one can achieve in the sports industry.
  • In August 2014, inducted in the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame, the highest honor given in the tennis industry.
  • In 1997 Sportstyle Magazine also rated him the 7th most influential person in the sporting goods industry.
  • In 1996, rated by The Sporting Life as “The Most Powerful Person in Tennis in the Past 25 Years”.
  • Awarded from Rider University the institution’s highest award, the “Distinguished Alumnus Award”, given to those who have achieved exceptional attainment in life - January, 2002

Public Speaking

  • Jim has given numerous motivational speeches to groups ranging from 10 to 1000 people
  • Effective use of PowerPoint presentations to communicate messages