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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...

USTA Announces “Growing the Game” Grants to Help Rebuild the Sport
Posted: May 5, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA has announced the next phase of its funding to continue rebuilding the sport of tennis. The initial funding effort began in April 2020 and was designed to provide immediate relief, spur the industry’s recovery and help the industry rebuild through a year severely impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Read More...

USTA Partners with Reforestation Nonprofit, One Tree Planted
Posted: April 28, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The United States Tennis Association announces a partnership with reforestation non-profit, One Tree Planted, that will see a tree planted in honor of each participant in the 2021 NTRP National Championships. Read More...

Celebrate National Tennis Month in May!
Posted: April 26, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - May is once again National Tennis Month! Share this monthlong celebration of tennis with the hashtag #NationalTennisMonth and plug your grassroots programs into this great promotion to grow the sport. Here’s the message that USTA Chairman of the Board and President, Mike McNulty... Read More...

USTA, ITA Enter Strategic Alliance to Elevate College Tennis
Posted: March 25, 2021 in Suppliers

USTA ORLANDO, FL - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) have entered into a new strategic alliance that formalizes the two organizations’ ongoing collaboration to strengthen and elevate collegiate tennis. This alliance between the sport’s national governing body and its college coaches association brings greater focus and resources to both new and existing initiatives that the two organizations believe will not only benefit college tennis but the entire tennis ecosystem. Read More...

USTA to Provide $100,000 in Scholarships to PTM Students in 2021-22
Posted: February 24, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA announced that it will partner with the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) to grant up to $100,000 in scholarships to current or incoming college students enrolled in Professional Tennis Management (PTM) programs, a move to support students looking to pursue careers in the tennis industry. Read More...

U.S. Tennis Participation Surges in 2020, Adding Four Million Players
Posted: February 11, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced that tennis participation increased by 22% in 2020, with 21.64 million people hitting the courts according to recent data from the Physical Activity Council’s Participation (PAC) report produced by Sports Marketing Surveys. The survey and report monitor more than 120 different sports and activities participated in by Americans. Read More...

Michael Joyce, Jenna Worswick Join USTA Player Development
Posted: January 13, 2021 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Renowned women’s coach, Michael Joyce, who has coached multiple Grand Slam champions, including Maria Sharapova, and strength and conditioning coach, Jenna Worswick, have joined USTA Player Development in full-time roles. Read More...

USTA Names Marisa Grimes as Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer
Posted: December 3, 2020 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA has announced the appointment of Marisa Grimes as the company’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Grimes, who will begin her new role in January 2021, will report to USTA CEO and Executive Director, Michael Dowse. Read More...

USTA and Genesis Health Clubs Partner to Grow Tennis Participation
Posted: October 6, 2020 in Chains, Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - USTA and Genesis Health Clubs has announced a strategic partnership that brings together the national governing body for tennis in the United States with one of the largest health and tennis club companies in the country. Through this relationship, both parties will combine resources to continue growing the sport of tennis, with a particular focus on attracting new youth and adult players. Read More...

USTA Announces Partnership With ThanksUSA
Posted: September 7, 2020 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA has announced a partnership with ThanksUSA, a national charity that supports military families through education. The partnership was announced on US Open "Lt. Joe Hunt Military Appreciation Day." The purpose of the partnership program is to provide the opportunity for disabled veterans and service members to achieve therapeutic benefits and improve their overall health and wellbeing through adaptive tennis participation. Read More...

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