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USTA Seeks to Make U.S. the No. 1 Tennis-Playing Nation by 2035
Posted: April 3, 2024 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA announces an ambitious, multi-faceted growth strategy aimed at making the United States the number one tennis-playing nation in the world by 2035, increasing the country’s tennis-playing population to 35 million total players, or 10% of the country’s population. Read More...

USPTA Announces Provisional Accreditation by USTA
Posted: March 28, 2024 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) announces it has received provisional accreditation by the United States Tennis Association (USTA). The USTA Accreditation Program is focused on raising the standards for the way in which tennis is delivered in the U.S. Recognizing that certified teaching professionals deliver the majority of tennis programs in the U.S., one of the goals of the accreditation program is to increase the quality and quantity of certified teaching professionals in the country. Read More...

USTA is First NGB to Partner with President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition
Posted: March 28, 2024 in Suppliers

USTAMIAMI, FL - Tennis is the healthiest sport in the world, and today, the United States Tennis Association (USTA), alongside Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff and special guests from the White House, announced that the USTA is the first National Governing Body (NGB) to partner with the President’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition (PCSFN). Read More...

Social Impact Exec Ginny Ehrlich Named CEO of USTA Foundation
Posted: October 25, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announces that Ginny Ehrlich, an accomplished and successful leader of charitable organizations in the sports, youth and education space, has been named Chief Executive Officer of the USTA Foundation. Ehrlich will report to the USTA’s Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel Andrea Hirsch. Read More...

USTA Commits $3 Million to Refurbish up to 200 Courts Across U.S.
Posted: September 11, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - In recognition of Coco Gauff’s U.S. Open women’s singles title, and to celebrate an American winning the U.S. Open, the USTA has committed to the refurbishment of up to 200 courts across the country, as part of the newly created US Open Legacy Initiative. In total, the USTA will allocate $3 million to reinvigorate courts at public parks and facilities across America, dedicated in Coco Gauff’s name. This $3 million matches the prize money for the U.S. Open Singles Champion. Read More...

USTA Launches ‘USTA Ventures’ Strategic Investment Initiative
Posted: September 1, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAFLUSHING, N.Y. - The USTA has launched USTA Ventures through the USTA Strategic Investment Committee, which will be charged with evaluating a broad spectrum of long-term investment opportunities. The focus will be on acquiring potential equity stakes in technologies and other companies that will help to advance the USTA’s mission of promoting and developing the growth of tennis in the United States and elevating experiences at the US Open, which is owned and operated by the USTA. Read More...

USTA Names 29 Outstanding Facility Award Winners
Posted: August 28, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAORLANDO, FL - The USTA announces that the Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center in San Francisco was named the Featured Facility of the Year, the highest honor bestowed by the USTA on a tennis facility. The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Tennis Center was one of 29 winners of the USTA’s annual Outstanding Facility Awards program, which recognizes excellence in the construction and/or renovation of tennis facilities throughout the country. Read More...

USTA Foundation to Award $1 Million in College Scholarships
Posted: August 14, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAPURCHASE, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), announces it has granted 49 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $995,000. Each year, the USTA Foundation awards scholarships to deserving youth who have participated in organized youth tennis programs such as the USTA Foundation’s National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network, have demonstrated high academic achievement and require financial assistance for college matriculation. Read More...

USTA Foundation Awards Record $4 Million in NJTL Grants
Posted: August 2, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAPURCHASE N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, has awarded grants totaling more than $4 million to 148 National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) in 41 states and the District of Columbia, the largest amount awarded to date. Read More...

USTA Foundation Receives $325,000 from Chase to Support NJTLs
Posted: July 12, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAPURCHASE, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), announces that, for the tenth consecutive year, it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor Chase to award 27 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with $325,000 in total grants to support year-round tennis and education programming. This year, more than 54,000 youth from under-resourced communities will be impacted by these grants. Chase has awarded more than $1.6 million to selected NJTL chapters as part of its decade-long collaboration with the USTA Foundation. Read More...

Steve and Sally Goldman, Owners of Weymouth Club, Honored
Posted: June 12, 2023 in Independents

Weymouth Club WEYMOUTH, MA - Steve and Sally Goldman, longtime players, coaches and owners of the decorated Weymouth Club in Weymouth, Massachusetts, have been selected as the recipients of the 2023 Gardner Ward Chase Memorial Award for their lifetime contributions to New England tennis. The Goldmans, of Milton, MA, were celebrated at the New England Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on June 11 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island. Read More...

USTA New England Partners with the Professional Tennis Registry
Posted: June 5, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAWESTBOROUGH, MA - USTA New England announces a new partnership with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) to increase the number of tennis coaches in New England and promote a safe and respectful environment for coaches and athletes to thrive on the court. Read More...

USTA Launches USTA Connect, to Boost Data Sharing, Insights and Services
Posted: March 30, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announces the launch of USTA Connect, a new initiative aimed at connecting key members of the tennis industry in the U.S. in an effort to increase industry collaboration to provide insights and services. USTA Connect will focus on creating greater integration and communication for tennis facilities, industry software providers, industry associations, retailers and manufacturers to facilitate connectivity to grow the game at all levels. Read More...

Surge in Tennis Participation Led by Growth in Ethnic Diversity
Posted: March 1, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced further demographic information detailing the continued surge in tennis participation in the U.S. The breakdown reveals a significant increase in the Hispanic/Latino, Black/African-American and Asian/Pacific Islander populations over the last three years. The information was provided by the Physical Activity Council Study on Sports and Physical Activity (PAC) administered by Sports Marketing Surveys USA and the Tennis Industry Association Participation and Engagement Study (PES). Read More...

USTA Releases New, Free Mobile App for Tennis Information and Resources
Posted: February 2, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA recently released a new app, USTA Tennis, which is now available via the Apple App Store. The USTA Tennis mobile app, which will be free of charge, will give users access to a variety of resources, making it easier than ever for players to find play opportunities and improve their games. Read More...

USTA Hires Chief People and Culture Officer, a New Position
Posted: January 18, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announces that Henry Lescaille, a multi-talented human resources executive with more than 30 years of experience in the field, has been named the USTA’s Chief People and Culture Officer. The position is newly-created by USTA Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director Lew Sherr. Lescaille will be based at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Florida and will report directly to Sherr. Read More...

Tennis Participation Grows for Third Straight Year, to 23.6 Million
Posted: January 11, 2023 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced that, in 2022, tennis participation increased for the third consecutive year in the U.S. Tennis participation grew by one million players last year with more than 23.6 million people playing the sport. This number, when added to the previous two years, represents an increase of 5.9 million, or 33%, since the start of 2020. Read More...

USTA Announces New Slate for 2023 – 2024 Board of Directors
Posted: November 16, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA announced its new slate of Board of Directors, including the election of Dr. Brian Hainline as USTA Chairman of the Board and President. The new Board has been elected to a two-year term that begins on January 1, 2023. Read More...

USTA, Athleta Announce Partnership to Empower Women and Girls
Posted: October 19, 2022 in Suppliers

USTALAKE NONA, FL - The USTA announces a multi-year sponsorship deal with Athleta that will see the women’s and girls’ performance lifestyle brand serve as one of the official sponsors of USTA League, USTA Player Development Teaching Professional Initiatives and the USTA Foundation Excellence Girls’ Team. The partnership will aim to empower women and girls and reach new audiences of active tennis players. Read More...

USTA Foundation Gala at US Open Raises Record $3 Million
Posted: August 31, 2022 in Suppliers

USTAWHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, raised a record-breaking $3 million during its 2022 Gala, surpassing the $2 million raised in 2021. The gala was hosted on Opening Night of the 2022 US Open at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center and co-chaired by sports broadcaster Bill Macatee and Tatiana Cancro of Jersey Mike’s. Read More...

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