Together, for Tennis
February 28, 2024
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.

Industry Research
Aligning for Growth in This Industry
The 2024 U.S. Tennis Participation Report is now available from the RIRG (previously the TIA). This year’s report, available free to both members and non-members, blends data from the Physical Activity Council Study, administered by Sports Marketing Surveys, and the National Golf Foundation Participation Engagement Study.
Tennis Providers
Aligning for Growth in This Industry
RSI magazine recently sat down with PTR CEO Dan Santorum and USPTA CEO Brian Dillman for a wide-ranging conversation. And they’re more in sync than many people may think.
Tennis and Black History Month
Black American Tennis is Poised for Greater Success
All of 2023 was a historic year for Black tennis in the U.S.: Milestone achievements on and off the court created visibility that’s crucial for young Black people to see the sport as a viable pursuit and, one day, become the next Black tennis players whose names are known worldwide.
USTA Florida Revitalizes AMPLIFY Initiative
In 2020, USTA Florida launched the AMPLIFY Project to engage and boost participation from the Black community in tennis. Now, the section has revamped the initiative, putting an emphasis on coaches and volunteers, partnerships, and HBCUs.
Wilmington Renovates Courts at Althea Gibson Tennis Complex
The City of Wilmington (N.C.) Parks and Recreation recently completed the complete reconstruction of the Althea Gibson Tennis Complex’s eight tennis courts.
Tennis in the News
ITA Teams With ZAMA Health To Offer Wellness Support
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association has named ZAMA Health as the Official Student Athlete Well-Being Partner of the ITA, bringing mental health and wellness resources to student-athletes.
Grant Helps Lakewood High School to Operate Year-Round
A tennis equipment grant by the USTA Florida Foundation is helping St. Petersburg’s Lakewood High School tennis team members improve their games while also learning skills to take into their future careers.
USTA to Participate in Inaugural RacquetX Event
The USTA will sponsor a booth, speakers, and a demo court at the inaugural RacquetX, an all-racquet-sport conference to be held March 24-26 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.
Kim Clijsters: Finding Balance and Cherishing Connections
In the latest TennisWorthy Podcast, International Tennis Hall of Fame President and Hall of Famer Kim Clijsters discusses how she was able to find the balance needed to be a mother, daughter, friend, and elite athlete.
Tennis on Campus
Univ. of Tennessee Tennis Club Holds Historic TOC Tournament
The University of Tennessee competitive Tennis Club held the 2024 Vol Classic Invitational, bringing over 40 teams from 19 schools to the Knoxville campus. It is believed to be the largest tournament ever put on by a club team in UT history.
Adaptive Tennis
Tennis Helped Rebecca Falkner Axelrod ‘Find Her Voice’
USTA Adaptive Committee member Rebecca Falkner Axelrod, a certified USPTA and PTR pro and a former college tennis player, shares her view on adaptive tennis and how it’s helped her and others throughout life.
Tennis Industry Events
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.
National Campus to Host U.S. BJK Cup Qualifier vs. Belgium
The USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. will host the Billie Jean King Cup Qualifier between the U.S. and Belgium April 12-13.
2024 ATA Nationals to be in Orlando, July 22-28
The American Tennis Association will hold this year’s ATA Nationals at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, FL, July 22-28. Stay tuned for more information.
ITA Coaches Convention Set for Nov. 15-17 in Dallas
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s 2024 ITA Coaches Convention will be Nov. 15-17 in Dallas, at the Styslinger/Altec Tennis Complex on the SMU campus.
Tennis Careers
Scholarships Available for Business, Leadership Course
Four $300 scholarships are available to minorities and women this spring who want to learn the business and leadership aspects of running a club, through the University of Florida’s online and self-paced Director of Racquet Sports Certificate Course program. Contact [email protected].
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.