Together, for Tennis
June 21, 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.

Tennis and Pride Month
Celebrating Tennis, Celebrating Pride Month
As we celebrate Pride Month throughout June, is showcasing members of the LGBTQ+ community whose dedication, creativity, and commitment are helping tennis to grow and thrive—at every level.
US Open Chief Umpire Andrew Walker Talks Pride Month
New US Open Chief Umpire Andrew Walker talks about his journey in tennis, being a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the sport, and how he fosters a welcoming, open environment for tennis officials from all backgrounds.
U.S. Gay Open Returns for 40th Anniversary Celebration
After a two-year hiatus as a result of the pandemic, one of the longest-running LGBTQ+ tennis tournaments in the world recently made its long-awaited return to the courts in San Francisco.
Life’s Journey Through Tennis
Dr. Ellen Markowitz, a USTA League Captain and tennis enthusiast in the Mid-Atlantic Section, shares her story on how tennis has played a significant role in her life and how the sport creates a community where every individual can thrive.
Tennis Coaches
USTA Florida Community Coach Program
USTA Florida has partnered with select public parks across the state to train and employ new and diverse tennis coaches to deliver a broad range of community tennis programs. From Cardio Tennis to adaptive and adult beginner programs, each experience is built to fit the community needs.
Gain the Edge With Coach & Player Development Podcasts
Tune in for the latest "Compete Like a Champion" podcast from USTA Coach & Player Development. The series explores the psychology of performance, drills and insights from industry experts, coaches and players.
Webinar: Running Effective Summer Camps
Julian Krinsky has been running some of the most popular summer tennis camps in the country for more than 30 years. Learn how he promotes this sport and his business in a USPTA Webinar on Thursday, June 23 at 2 p.m. ET.
2022 US Open
USTA to Allow Russian, Belarusian Players at US Open
The USTA will allow individual athletes from Russia and Belarus to compete in the 2022 US Open, but only under a neutral flag.
Tennis in the News
Find out Your World Tennis Number
The ITF World Tennis Number is one of the most advanced and accurate rating systems in the world. It’s free to use for all ages and genders and is being adopted by the USTA and in over 135 countries. Individuals who have played in USTA events and programs can now access their WTN on the USTA website.
James Blake, Brian Barker Inducted Into USTA NE HoF
The USTA New England Tennis Hall of Fame has two new members: Connecticut legends James Blake and Brian Barker were officially inducted on June 11 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I.
Hall of Fame Announces ‘Tennis Forever’ Capital Campaign
The International Tennis Hall of Fame is embarking on a $12 million capital campaign, called “Tennis Forever,” to enhance connection to the local and global communities served by the organization, and to support preservation of its historic property.
Juneteenth and Tennis
Podcast: Celebrate With Leading Voices in Black Tennis
The “Talking Tennis Southern Style” podcast celebrates Juneteenth with “Citizen Ashe” director Rex Miller and the American Tennis Association’s Roxanne Aaron. Miller’s film about Ashe will debut on CNN June 26 at 9 p.m. ET.
Play Tennis Gainesville Hosts 2nd Annual Juneteenth Slam
Community members gathered on the courts at Play Tennis Gainesville to celebrate Juneteenth with music, games, poetry, food and tennis.
Community Tennis
Saginaw’s Garber Courts Celebrate Grand Re-Opening
Dozens of volunteers celebrated the grand re-opening of Garber Tennis Courts in Saginaw, Mich., recently. The 16 tennis and pickleball courts will help to benefit the Urban Racquet Sports Foundation in its mission to give back to kids in the community.
With the 'Guide to Chicagoland Tennis,' the Sport is Always Open
With more than 4,500 courts throughout the Chicago District, there are plenty of places to play, and USTA Chicago offers plenty of opportunities and programs. For players and those looking to get into the game, check out the 58-page “Guide to Chicagoland Tennis.”
Tennis Facilities
Nominate for USTA Outstanding Facility Awards
Do you know an outstanding tennis facility in your area? Do you work at or manage a facility that you feel deserves national recognition? Apply by July 7 for the 40th annual USTA Outstanding Facility Awards program.
College Tennis
ITA Names 2022 National and Regional Award Winners
Every year the Intercollegiate Tennis Association recognizes coaches and players for their excellence on the court and in their communities throughout the season. Check out all the ITA Regional and National Awards for the 2021-22 season.
Tennis Events
National Public Parks Tennis Championships in Bucks County, Pa.
Coming July 22–24, the National Public Park Tennis Championships will be hosted by the Bucks County (Pa.) Tennis Association and supported by the Bucks County Tourism Grant Program. Events will include a player reception/picnic and a free T-shirt to the first 500 registrants.
USPTA World Conference Hits New Orleans Sept. 18-22
The 2022 USPTA World Conference will be back in the Big Easy, from Sept. 18 to 22 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside.
ATA National Championships, Annual Meeting Slated for July
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. The ATA Annual Meeting will be Sunday, July 24.
Road to Flushing Meadows: US Open Series to Return in July
The US Open Series links eight tournaments across North America, bringing the world’s best players together in a summer season of tennis on the road to Flushing Meadows.
Tennis Industry Research
2022 National Participation Report Available from TIA
The 2022 Tennis National Participation Report is now available from the TIA. This year’s report, for the first time, blends data from the Physical Activity Council (PAC) Study, administered by Sports Marketing Surveys, and the National Golf Foundation Participation Engagement Study (PES).
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.