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A Tennis Blog for Conga Members

Welcome, everyone. This Blog is giving you everything that's new with Conga Sports. If you have questions, suggestions, or recommendations, please email Billy Shears  and he'll get back to you as soon as possible. If it's really urgent, please text me but don't forget to state your name and that you are a Conga Sports member. You can also schedule a meeting through Calendly which is connected to my calendar. Just scroll up to the first page where it says "Book a Discovery Call with Rich" and select day and time.

Thank you!

Rich Neher

August 6, 2023

From Today's Press Release

Conga Sports Welcomes Cruise Control Gear as Official Apparel Partner of its Flagship Tennis Tournament Program ‘CITY SLAMS’

Los Angeles, August 6, 2023  – Conga Sports Inc, a new provider of innovative racquet sports programs for everyone, is excited to welcome Cruise Control Gear of Ocean City, New Jersey, as National Apparel Partner of its second Southern California season of CITY SLAMS, the highly anticipated tournament series that sees teams of recreational tennis players compete for their city and community. The partnership aims to support and promote grassroots tennis development while promoting luxury tennis apparel for the whole family.

Conga Sports, renowned for its commitment to the sport and dedication to providing new and exciting tennis programs, has introduced the CITY SLAMS tennis program as a platform to engage and inspire tennis enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels with a strong sense of community. The program combines organized tournaments and community engagement initiatives to create a vibrant tennis ecosystem within the city, a region, and the entire state.

As the National Apparel Partner of the CITY SLAMS series of tennis tournaments, Cruise Control Gear will play a crucial role in inspiring athletes and encouraging them to reach their full potential, on Cruise Control!

Cruise Control Gear is a luxury tennis apparel & activewear brand distributed to prestigious resorts worldwide. The founders are best friends and sisters who played Division 1 collegiate tennis. The apparel is made of premium materials that are comfortable and give off a high-end vibe on and off the court.

"We are delighted to welcome Cruise Control Gear as an Official Partner of the CITY SLAMS series of tennis tournaments," said Rich Neher, President and CEO of Conga Sports. "Their commitment to making athletes look better on and off the court aligns perfectly with our vision of nurturing well-rounded athletes who are very comfortable playing leisure tennis as well as highly competitive matches. This partnership will undoubtedly enhance the program and provide very chic  apparel choices to our participants."

“We are thrilled to partner with Conga Sports and support the CITY SLAMS tennis program," said Candice Kolins, co-owner of Cruise Control Gear. “Our gear goes beyond tennis and can be worn as athleisure or pickleball apparel. We are committed to providing the highest quality fabrics with ultra-soft comfortable fits and fashion-forward styles. Our goal is for every player to perform at their highest potential on Cruise Control!”

The partnership agreement between Conga Sports and Cruise Control Gear marks an exciting chapter in the CITY SLAMS tennis program's growth and development. The shared commitment to empowering athletes and encouraging them to reach their full potential ensures a mutually beneficial partnership that will positively impact the lives of aspiring tennis players and their families.

August 4, 2023

Meet our First Brand Ambassador and Tennis Coach - Samora Lawson

Hi, I’m Samora Lawson. Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY I’ve been playing tennis since I was 4 years old. I grew up playing with my dad and sisters and started competing in juniors at the age of 12.

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I didn’t play in college, but I competed in leagues. The last league team I competed with made it to nationals! As some of you know or will see, I enjoy playing tennis and having fun. I hope to see you on the court!

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8-4-2023: Announcement in the August 2023 issue of TENNIS CLUB BUSINESS



We are welcoming all our sponsors and strategic partners who trust in us and our abilities to create better tennis for everyone.

Cruise Control Gear

National Apparel Partner

Luxury tennis apparel & activewear

brand distributed to prestigious
resorts worldwide.


Head Penn Racquet Sports

Conga Member Benefits Partner

High-performance tennis equipment



Official Club Management App

Court reservation & club management platform


Elite Tennis Travel

Official Travel Partner

Discover the world through tennis!



Official Sports Training Partner

World-class online sports training videos


Full Court Tennis

Official Coaching App

World-class tennis coaches


Cognitive Wealth Management

City Slams 2nd Season SoCal Sponsor

"Your retirement is our business"


August 1, 2023

Message from our SoCal City Slams Tournament Sponsor Cognitive Wealth Management


Tori Samuel and Kurt Mac Millan of Cognitive Wealth Management (CWM) are proud to partner with Conga Sports to sponsor this year’s City Slam Tennis Tournament. “We think the City Slam Tournament has a lot of potential, we’re honored to be part of the process that will make this tournament great!” says Tori Samuel, President of CWM.

Cognitive Wealth Management engages with the community in a variety of ways. This year they were the main sponsor of the Nancy R. Brandt auxiliary league’s non-profit luncheon. The league is a nonprofit organization dedicated to at-risk children of Ventura County and the betterment of their lives. The luncheon was the main fundraising event of the year and broke many previous fund-raising records.

On June 25th, CWM coordinated and sponsored a fundraiser for Rover’s Retreat Dog Rescue. Rover’s Retreat is a volunteer non-profit organization that helps rescue, rehabilitate, and find forever homes for homeless dogs. Together they raised $10,000 for the non-profit Rescue’s efforts.

Cognitive Wealth Management is a full-service financial services company, specializing in financial and retirement planning. “Helping clients make educated financial decisions by emphasizing strategies over products”. CWM is affiliated with LPL Financial, and located in Sherman Oaks, CA.

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