Together, for Tennis
October 26, 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.
League Tennis
USTA League National Championships!
We’re in the heart of the USTA League National Championships season, where teams from all 17 sections go head-to-head in 16 different events. Check out all the action, including winners and upcoming events.
Illinois Top Doc is Tops on the Court, Too
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, Illinois Director of Public Health Dr. Ngozi Ezike has been working to keep her state’s residents healthy. As an avid USTA League player and part of a national championship team, she knows firsthand how tennis can help in this task.
Tennis Facilities
Facility at Univ. of Neb. to be Run by Parks & Rec
This spring will see the opening of the new Ernest Grundy Tennis Center, a six-court indoor facility on the campus of the University of Nebraska-Kearney. Operated by the Kearney Parks & Rec Department, it will be for college tennis but with year-round access to the public.
Tennis Venue Services from the USTA
Looking to renovate or build new courts but don't know where to start? The USTA has a variety of services that are available to all facilities, communities, and advocates free of charge.
Tennis Coaching
‘Play Into Competition’ Virtual Conference
Nov. 8-10
Emilio Sanchez-Vicario, Megan Moulton-Levy, Shelby Baron and Evan Enquist will join the speaker lineup (which includes NFL quarterback Kirk Cousins and elite coach Paul Annacone) for a discussion on developmentally appropriate competition for youth players.

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.

Jenson Brooksby's Parents Featured In Live Webinar
Join Glenn and Tania Brooksby, parents of World No. 59 player Jenson Brooksby, for a live Q&A session on Nov. 13 at 5 p.m. ET about developing a world-class tennis pro, followed by the Player & Coach Development staff discussing Periodization and Planning.

Coach & Player Development Profile: Dean Goldfine
USTA Coach & Player Development men's national coach Dean Goldfine, who is currently working with Sebastian Korda, has coached American greats Andy Roddick, Todd Martin, Mary Joe Fernandez and Patrick Galbraith during his 30-year coaching career.

Tennis in the News
Howard Univ. Renames Street for Pioneering Educator
Last Friday, Howard University renamed a street in honor of pioneering educator Lucy Diggs Slowe, who won the inaugural women’s singles title at the American Tennis Association National Championships in 1917.
Overcoming Obstacles with ACEing Austism in Kentucky
Parshva Gandhi, a 6-year-old tennis player in the ACEing Autism Lexington (Ky.) program, has learned to overcome a number of obstacles through his participation in the sport, his mother, Nupur, reports.
Univ. of Ala. Raises Bar with New Wheelchair Facility
The University of Alabama recently unveiled its new Parker-Haun Tennis Facility, revitalizing the home of its championship intercollegiate wheelchair tennis team.
Tennis Providers
Supply Chain Issues Require New Strategies, Patience
With racquet sports participation on an upward trajectory, supply chain problems continue to vex retailers, court-product suppliers and others in this industry.
USTA PNW Provider Grant Application Extended to Nov. 30
Are you a tennis provider in the USTA Pacific Northwest Section? Take advantage now of funds from the section to grow the game. The deadline to apply for USTA PNW Provider Grants has been extended to Nov. 30.
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.