Together, for Tennis
October 24, 2023
The tennis industry has come together as Tennis Industry United to help drive the growth of this sport. Tennis Industry United has developed educational, downloadable, and customizable resources and information—including this biweekly newsletter—to help our local tennis advocates promote the benefits of tennis, attract new players and re-engage past players, and help drive greater diversity and inclusion in tennis participation. Together, for tennis.

Tennis Providers
Adaptive Coaching Workshop in Orlando Nov. 3
All racquet sports professionals, volunteers, teachers and parents are welcome to attend the free USTA National Adaptive Coaching Workshop on Nov. 3 in Orlando, FL, which will offer best practices, on-court programming, tools, strategies, and more for teaching players with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Deadline to register is Nov. 1.
USPTA Offers Career & Leader Mentoring Program
The deadline to apply for the USPTA Career and Leader Mentoring Program as either a mentor or a mentee is Nov. 5. Pros of all experience levels are encouraged to apply, and past participants can participate again. 
PTR Offers ‘Learn with Legends’ Master Pro Event
The PTR Foundation’s “Learn with Legends” is a virtual conference led by distinguished International Master Pros. The event will be Nov. 17, from 12 to 5 p.m. ET. All proceeds will go to the PTR Foundation.
Download the USTA Tennis App
The USTA Tennis app connects players of all skill levels, abilities, and ages to the tennis court. Stay up to date with ratings and USTA rankings while finding nearby players, play opportunities, tournaments, tennis teams, coaches and events.
Industry Research
Wholesale Equipment Shipments Slip in 2023 H1
Wholesale tennis equipment data for the first half of 2023 shows declines in the U.S. as the market continues to adjust from peak COVID highs, according to the latest research from the TIA and Sports Marketing Surveys USA.
Wheelchair Tennis
USTA Florida Revamps Wheelchair Tennis Hub
USTA Florida recently revamped its Wheelchair Tennis Hub, a one-stop shop for everything wheelchair tennis-related, including resources for players and providers.
Wheelchair Tennis Advocate Explores New Coaching Opportunity
Thomas Dodd is widely known in New England and nationally for his advocacy for wheelchair tennis, celebrated for his coaching, and other contributions to the sport. Recently, he accepted his first official job coaching able-bodied players.
Tennis in the News
Greensboro Tournament Draws Global Adaptive Players
The Carolinas Adaptive Standing Tennis Tournament took place recently in Greensboro, N.C., partnering with the Guilford Regional Tennis Association to host participants from around the world who may have lost a limb or not have full range of mobility to play in a competitive event.
New Tennis Players Attend Atlanta Arab Festival
Tennis enthusiasts were among the 10,000 attendees who flocked to the 2023 Atlanta Arab Festival recently. Along with a chance to play tennis, this vibrant event showcased the rich tapestry of Arab cultures, heritage, and traditions.
Tennis Loses Legendary USC Coach Dick Leach
Longtime University of Southern California men’s tennis coach Dick Leach, who took the reins of the Trojan program in 1980 and led the team to four national team titles, passed away Oct. 10.
Allaster Honored With Billie Jean King Leadership Award
USTA Chief Executive, Professional Tennis, and US Open Tournament Director Stacey Allaster was honored with the Billie Jean King Leadership Award recently at the Women's Sports Foundation Annual Salute to Women in Sports.
Professional Tennis
Gauff’s US Open Outfit on Display at Hall of Fame
Coco Gauff has loaned a set of her iconic New Balance shoes and outfit from her victory at the 2023 US Open to the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The gear is on display in the museum through the end of the year.
Shelton’s First ATP Tour Title Means 4 Americans in Top 15
Ben Shelton broke new ground in his breakout season by claiming his first ATP Tour singles title recently in Tokyo—and he joins Taylor Fritz, Tommy Paul and Frances Tiafoe in the ATP’s Top 15.
Fernandez: Blazing a Trail for Hispanic Women
In a recent episode of TennisWorthy presented by Infosys, Hall of Famer Gigi Fernandez shares her inspiring journey and how she discovered her love for tennis in her homeland of Puerto Rico, and in the process, helped to blaze a trail for Latin and Hispanic women in tennis.
Tennis Industry Events
Top U.S. Men Face Off in All-American Cup in December
Watch 10 of the top male American tennis players from the ATP Tour compete against each other on two teams, East vs. West, in the 2nd Annual All-American Cup, the only all-American professional tennis tournament, at the new Moody Center in Austin, TX, Dec. 15-17.
PTR Int’l. Racquets Conference Set for Feb. 3-11 in Tampa
The 2024 PTR International Racquets Conference will be at Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa, FL, Feb. 3-11, offering opportunities to connect and learn with industry leaders and fellow professionals in tennis, pickleball, and padel.
RacquetX Conference to be in Miami March 24-26
RacquetX is hosting a conference for all racquet sports, to be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center March 24-26. Speakers will include former USTA Chairman Katrina Adams. 
Tennis Scholarships
USTA Offers ‘Future Leaders in Sport’ Scholarships
The USTA has launched the USTA Future Leaders in Sport Scholarship, administered through the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities and offering four $5,000 scholarships. Deadline to apply is Nov. 1.
Tennis Careers
Climbing the Ladder to Success in Tennis
Looking for a job in tennis? Or are you an employer looking to hire? Check out Careers in Tennis, where you can search for jobs for free or post job or internship openings.
Tennis on TV
Keep Up on Tennis Channel Programming
Can’t get enough tennis? With live events, taped classics, and signature programming, check out what’s on Tennis Channel this week.