Together, for Tennis
May 10, 2022
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.

National Tennis Month
Celebrate National Tennis Month in May!
Are you ready to use National Tennis Month to drive awareness for the sport, help your business, bring in new players, inspire lapsed players, and energize existing players? See all the free resources you can use to promote NTM and your programs. For more info:
Share Your Tennis Advocacy Success Stories
Have a tennis success story? Share it with us for a chance to win tickets to the 2022 US Open! Let us know by June 3 how you advocated in your community for tennis courts or programming, started a Community Tennis Association, or any other advocacy effort surrounding tennis.
Jack and Jill of America Teams with USTA for Tennis Programs
Coinciding with National Tennis Month, the USTA is partnering with the national non-profit organization Jack and Jill of America to provide youth and adult tennis programs.
Tennis & AAPI Month
Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month in May
In celebration of Asian-American/Pacific Islander Heritage Month throughout May, spotlights those Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders who have impacted our sport, both as champions and as champions of change.
Resources and More for Becoming Stronger Allies
The USTA’s rebranded Mosaic Business Resource Group has put together an AAPI Month Resource Guide with articles, podcasts, books and movies. Learn about the many aspects of the AAPI community, as well as how we can all work to be stronger allies.
Tennis Pro Education
Professional Tennis Management Scholarships Available
Applications are now being accepted for the USTA’s Professional Tennis Management Scholarship Program, for current and prospective PTM students. Check out what might be available to you or your students looking to get into this industry. 
Apply for Career and Leadership Mentoring Program
Looking to share your career experience as a mentor, or to become a mentee and build your skills? Consider applying for the USPTA’s Career and Leadership Mentoring Program, which began in 2018 and to date has had more than 400 pros participate. Apply by May 31 to be paired up in June.
Coach Development Podcast: Strengthen Your Mental Game
Tune in for the latest "Compete Like a Champion" podcast from USTA Coach & Player Development. Topics range from strengthening your mental game to match prep and include insights from industry experts, coaches and players.
USPTA New England’s ‘Conference of Champions’
USPTA NE’s Division Convention May 18-20 will be at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., and feature key speakers including Gigi Fernandez, Emilio Sanchez, Todd Martin, Chuck Gill, Jorge Capestany, Bill Mountford, Ramona Husaru, Nestor Bernabe, Mario Llano, Francisco Montoya, Michael Mercier and more.
Adaptive Tennis
Sneak Peek: Adaptive Tennis Level 1 Curriculum Guide
Why do we call tennis programs for people with special needs “adaptive”? Because we can adapt, modify or change parts of tennis instruction and drills to meet many different needs and abilities. Check out these ideas from the soon-to-be-released Adaptive Tennis Level 1 Curriculum Guide.
Tennis in the News
U.S. Teams Compete Well in World Team Cup Wheelchair Event
The women led the way for Team USA at the 2022 BNP Paribas World Team Cup wheelchair competition in Portugal, finishing with the bronze medal. The U.S. men and quad teams each placed fourth, while the juniors placed seventh.
Brad Parks Named Finalist for U.S. Olympic & Paralympic HOF
Brad Parks, the founder of wheelchair tennis, is among six legends of Olympic and Paralympic sport who are finalists for inclusion in this year's U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Hall of Fame class, which will be announced on June 1.
U.S. Wins 6 Titles at Super-Seniors World Team Championships
U.S. teams won six titles recently at the International Tennis Federation Super-Seniors World Team Championships in Palm Beach County, Fla.—the pinnacle of competitive tennis for players over 65 years old.
Tennis & Wellness
Substance Abuse Patients Use ‘Tennis Therapy’ in Florida
When the women in WestCare’s substance use disorder program requested tennis as a new recreational leisure activity, the non-profit health and human services program teamed with the St. Petersburg Tennis Center and the USTA Florida Foundation to create a program now serving more than 50 players.
College Tennis
Your Home for 2022 College Tennis National Championships
Looking for information on the upcoming Division I, II, III, NAIA and JUCO National Championships? The ITA has it covered, with previews, team info, streaming information, updates and more.
Tennis Events
ATA National Championships to be July 24-31 at Lake Nona
The 2022 ATA National Championships will be July 24-31 at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Fla., with adult and junior divisions in singles and doubles. Book hotel rooms by June 24 for special tournament rates.
USPTA World Conference Returns to New Orleans in September
The 2022 USPTA World Conference will be back in the Big Easy, from Sept. 18 to 22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
Road to Flushing Meadows: US Open Series to Return in July
Since 2004, the world's best players have come together for the US Open Series on the road to Flushing Meadows. Linking eight tournaments across North America, the Series offers the game's biggest names the opportunity to play coast-to-coast in a summer season of tennis.
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.