Together, for Tennis
October 12, 2021
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.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Young Pros Making Their Mark on Tennis
As we honor players and volunteers during Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs through Oct. 15, we shine the spotlight on young pros who are making their mark on the pro game. 

Fernando Velasco: A Lifetime of Service
As executive director of the Capital Area Tennis Association in Austin, Texas, a renowned tennis teaching pro, and longtime USTA Texas leader and volunteer, Fernando Velasco has had a lasting and influential impact on the sport of tennis.

USTA Volunteers, In Their Own Words
The USTA celebrates those in the Hispanic community whose dedication to tennis as volunteers—as well as their contributions, influence, and enthusiasm—continues to push this organization and this sport forward.

Miami (OH) Head Coach Rosas Shares His Journey
Growing up in Mexico, Ricardo Rosas had great success as a junior player, then he spent four years on the ATP Tour and represented Mexico in the 1994 Davis Cup. Now, as head tennis coach at Miami of Ohio, he shares his experiences with his student-athletes.

Tennis Coaching
Weekly Coaching Insights from Coach & Player Dev. 
Tune in every Monday 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 discussions from industry experts, coaches and players.
‘Play Into Competition’ Virtual Conference
Nov. 8-10
Join NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins, former Top 10 player and head of USTA Women’s Tennis Kathy Rinaldi, NCAA Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian Hainline, and former pro and elite coach Paul Annacone for a discussion on delivering competition to youth players.
Adaptive Tennis
Preparing Volunteers and Players for a New Season
Bringing your adaptive tennis program back to life after a hiatus? These tips will help your volunteers and players, whether they are new to tennis or returning to the game, hit the courts running.
Adaptive, Wheelchair Tennis to be Required Learning for Coaches
The USTA, PTR and USPTA are working to make adaptive tennis a required part of primary coaching certifications.
Tennis in the News
Returning Your Love of Tennis
Join the USTA Nominating Committee for a virtual session, "Demystifying the Process: Applying for the USTA Board of Directors and Nominating Committee,” on Friday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. ET. All registered participants will receive a recording of the session.
USTA Mid-Atlantic Offers 'Safe Place to Play' Grants
The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section is offering public tennis venues in the section—especially in parks, schools and communities—the “Safe Place to Play” grant program of up to $10,000 to support tennis court construction and refurbishment projects. Apply before Nov. 1.
USD's Holmgren Reflects on Spirited Run at San Diego Open
It was a magical weekend for August Holmgren at the ATP 250 San Diego Open, as the University of San Diego senior scored a massive win for himself and college tennis when he topped No. 75-ranked Jordan Thompson.
College Tennis
Talent-Laden ITA Tournaments in
the Spotlight
The recent ITA Regional Small College Championships wrapped up a talent-laden and exciting tournament series. Now, all eyes are focusing on the ITA Cup in Rome, Georgia, which starts Oct. 14.
Tennis and Education
Student-Athletes Named NJTL Essay Contest Winners
Ten student-athletes from around the country were recently named as winners of the 23rd annual NJTL Essay Contest by the USTA Foundation. The winners, ranging in age from 10 to 18, all participate in NJTL chapters and were selected from more than 1,100 entries.
Robin Montgomery Reflects on Her NJTL Upbringing
As 17-year-old Robin Montgomery turns her attention to the pro tour—after making history in the US Open Junior event—the Washington, D.C. native reflects on her journey, and the impact the local NJTL chapter had on her development.
Tennis Industry Events
ASBA Technical Meeting Set for Dec. 3-6 in Orlando
The 2021 Technical Meeting for the American Sports Builders Association will be held Dec. 3-6 at the Hyatt Grand Cypress in Orlando, featuring in-depth, informative programs and a trade show geared to racquet sports facility construction, design and renovation.
PTR Director's Conference Set For Dec. 10-11 in Mission Hills
The PTR’s Director’s Conference, for facility directors or those on the career path to be one, will be at the Westin Resort in Mission Hills, Calif., Dec. 10-11 (followed on Dec. 12 by the PPR West Coast Conference). 
Mark Your Calendars: PTR Symposium to be Feb. 8-10 on HHI
Join the PTR for the 2022 International Tennis Symposium, Feb. 8-10 on Hilton Head Island, S.C., with education, networking, and idea-sharing, including on-court and classroom presentations, awards banquet, trade show, and more.
Tennis Media
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, including the BNP Paribas Open, going on this week.