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Nominate for the 2022 USTA Outstanding Facility Awards
Posted: June 20, 2022 in Suppliers

USTALAKE NONA, FL - Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply now for the 40th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program. Read More...

USPTA Elects to Not Reapply for USTA Accreditation
Posted: June 2, 2022 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - After lengthy and thoughtful consideration, the United States Professional Tennis Association, Inc. (USPTA), an independent non-profit trade association, has elected to not reapply for full accreditation from the United States Tennis Association (USTA), the nation’s governing body over the sport. Read More...

Lew Sherr Named USTA CEO and Executive Director
Posted: April 12, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - USTA announces that Lew Sherr, current Chief Revenue Officer of the USTA, has been named USTA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. According to USTA Chairman of the Board and President, Mike McNulty, Sherr will begin in his new role on May 2. Read More...

USTA New England Names Lindsey Keeler as New Executive Director
Posted: March 30, 2022 in Suppliers

USTANEW ENGLAND - The United States Tennis Association New England Section Board of Directors announces the appointment of Lindsey Keeler as the association’s new Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer. Keeler will be joining USTA New England as the former Chief Program Officer for the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section where she was responsible for overseeing the strategic vision of all programs and services for the entire organization and leading a team of over 30 full- and part-time staff. Read More...

USTA Mid-Atlantic Unveils Plans for World-Class Tennis Campus
Posted: March 16, 2022 in Suppliers

USTALOUDOUN COUNTY, VA - The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) announces plans to build a state-of-the-art 36-court tennis campus in Loudoun County, Virginia, creating an unparalleled hub for year-round community health and wellness through tennis. As planned, the USTA MAS tennis campus will draw local, regional and national level tennis events and feature daily tennis programming, allowing the nonprofit organization to service the mission of growing the sport and attaining their vision for tennis in every community in the Mid-Atlantic region. Read More...

Tennis Sees Significant Growth in 2021 Participation, Equipment Sales
Posted: March 15, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announces that tennis saw significant growth in both participation and equipment sales in 2021, which marks the second consecutive year of this trend. According to the Physical Activity Council’s (PAC) Participation report produced by Sports Marketing Surveys, which monitors more than 120 different sports and activities, more than 22.6 million people took to the courts in 2021, up approximately one million players and 4.5% from 2020. Read More...

USTA Foundation Campaign Reaches $10 Million in Donations for NJTLs
Posted: January 31, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), raised more than $10 million in 2021, the first year of the Foundation’s three-year, $20 million Rally for the Future campaign. With approximately $6 million of those funds already distributed to support National Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) to support under-resourced youth through free or low-cost tennis and education programs, additional funds will continue to be utilized for ongoing programming including NJTL chapters, grants and scholarships. Read More...

USTA Partners With PlayCore to Positively Impact Communities
Posted: January 19, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The United States Tennis Association announces a partnership with PlayCore, an industry-leading play and recreation company, with the aim of positively impacting local communities through innovative tennis hubs. As part of the partnership, the two organizations will work together to explore ways to introduce and share the excitement of tennis with young children on the playground, while also collaborating on new and innovative ways to collaborate with communities and to bring tennis hubs across the country. Read More...

Matt Olson to Succeed John Callen as USTA Southern Executive Director and COO
Posted: January 13, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAPEACHTREE CORNERS, GA - USTA Southern President and CEO Randy Jackson announced that USTA New England Executive Director/COO Matt Olson has been named USTA Southern Executive Director & COO. Olson replaces John Callen, who is retiring after more than 33 years in the position. Olson is set to start on February 16, and Callen will step down the day before. Read More...

Mike Dowse to Step Down as USTA CEO on March 1
Posted: December 8, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. and ORLANDO, FL - In a statement from USTA President, Mike McNulty, USTA CEO and Executive Director, Michael Dowse, is resigning his position, effective March 1. Read More...

USTA Foundation Awards $60,000 in Scholarships to Youth Players
Posted: September 10, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, has announced that Ivy Wilson of Jenks, Oklahoma, and Leena Bennetto of Vernon, British Columbia, have been named the 2021 Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship national recipients, each receiving a $10,000 scholarship administered by the USTA Foundation. Wilson and Bennetto received their awards from Billie Jean King on September 2 when they joined the sports icon for a day of tennis at the U.S. Open. In 2021, the USTA Foundation will award a total of $60,000 in Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship funds. Read More...

USTA Foundation’s 2021 Gala Raises Record-Breaking $2 Million
Posted: September 1, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAFLUSHING, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), has announced it raised more than $2 million during its 2021 gala, a record-breaking night, after surpassing the $1.4 million raised in 2018. The gala was hosted during the U.S. Open's opening night at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and was co-chaired by sports broadcaster Bill Macatee and Tatiana Cancro of Jersey Mike’s. Read More...

USTA Enters Agreement for U.S. Coach Access to ITF Academy
Posted: August 25, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA announces that it has entered into a Gold Membership Agreement with the International Tennis Federation (ITF), which will give U.S. certified coaches and teaching professionals access to the ITF Academy, the ITF’s official online education platform. The ITF Academy will be available as a resource to all PTR- and USPTA-certified members in the U.S. Both organizations will provide a member access code and ITF link to register. Read More...

USTA Names 2021 Outstanding Facility Award Recipients
Posted: August 19, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA has announced that 25 tennis facilities were named winners of the USTA’s annual Outstanding Facility Award, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. To be considered for an award, facilities must be under the jurisdiction of a park and recreation department, an educational institution, a nonprofit corporation or be a private or commercially-owned-and-operated facility that offers both USTA and public programming designed to help grow tennis. Read More...

USTA Foundation to Award Over $400,000 in College Scholarships
Posted: August 16, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), announced that it has granted 46 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $435,000. Each year, the USTA Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in USTA and other organized youth tennis programs such as the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network, have demonstrated high academic achievement and require financial assistance for college matriculation. Read More...

USTA Foundation Awards $1.07M to 105 NJTL Chapters
Posted: July 14, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), has awarded grants totaling more than $1,070,000 to 105 National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The grants are designated to support under-resourced youth through tennis and education programs designed to improve health, build character and strive for academic excellence. This is an initial investment as the USTA Foundation will award approximately $4 million in grants in 2021. Read More...

USTA Southern Executive Director John Callen to Retire
Posted: June 14, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAPEACHTREE CORNERS, GA - John Callen, currently the longest serving USTA section executive director, has announced his retirement, effective January 31, 2022. In 1989, Callen was named USTA Southern Executive Director and now also serves as its Chief Operating Officer. Read More...

USTA Partners with PHIT America to Get Kids Active and Healthy
Posted: May 27, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA has announced a partnership with PHIT America, a national charity focused on improving the physical and mental health of children in the U.S., by providing increased physical activity programs. As part of the partnership, the USTA will be the Presenting Sponsor of the new PHIT America “Play Tennis” program, designed to provide free tennis curriculum and youth equipment to after-school and out-of-school programs. Read More...

USTA Foundation Launches “Rally for the Future” Fundraising Campaign
Posted: May 20, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, has launched the “Rally for the Future” campaign, designed to raise $20 million over the next three years to support more than 250 National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) chapters across the U.S. Read More...

USTA Brings Aboard MLK Consulting to Help Grow Cardio Tennis
Posted: May 12, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA announces they have retained MLK Consulting, led by Michele Krause, to help grow Cardio Tennis across the United States. MLK Consulting will lead efforts in the development of a national Cardio Tennis strategy for promotion, education, training and implementation. As tennis participation continues to increase across the country, Cardio Tennis is a key component in engaging and retaining new and returning players. Read More...

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