Together, for Tennis
November 23, 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.

Tennis Providers
Attention: Grow the Game Grant Applicants!
If you’ve applied for a USTA Grow the Game Grant and haven’t submitted your player validation forms, they must be in by Wednesday, Dec. 1. Refer to the email sent by your Project Manager for how to submit this documentation.

Questions? Contact [email protected].
Host a Team Challenge or Junior Circuit
Host a USTA Team Challenge or USTA Junior Circuit before the end of the year and you can receive a free Sports Bag. For promotion details and steps to get started, click the links below.

Tennis in the News
USTA Foundation Sponsors 'King Richard' Screenings
The USTA Foundation sponsored advanced screenings of the new film “King Richard” for NJTL student-athletes and their families in 27 markets across the country. The movie, which stars Will Smith as Richard Williams, was released last Friday.
ITA Supports Knight Commission Model for D1 Transformation
The ITA, along with 20 other members of the Intercollegiate Coach Association Coalition, is supporting the Knight Commission proposal to tie revenue distribution and spending in NCAA Division I programs to the broad educational mission of intercollegiate athletics. 
USTA Announces Winners of 2021 Umpire Awards
Doug Rice, Lynda Hinshaw, Scotty Moore, and Beverly Kris Jaeger-Helton are 2021 winners of USTA’s annual Umpire Awards, which honor individuals who serve the game with distinction as officials and/or chair umpires.
College Tennis
USTA, ITA Announce College Coach Grant Recipients
Five college coaches were chosen to receive 2021 USTA and ITA College Coach Opportunity Grants. The grant program was created to provide an additional avenue for select coaches to attend the ITA Coaches Convention, which this year is Dec. 3-6 in Las Vegas.
In Memoriam
Tennis For America VISTA Application Now Open
The ITA is excited to announce that the VISTA application process for Year 3 of the national service initiative Tennis for America is open. The year-of-service program is designed for former college tennis players.
In Memoriam
Adaptive Tennis
Download the USTA's 'Adaptive Engagement Guide'
The USTA has created an “Adaptive Engagement Guide,” which provides examples of how to coach and teach different populations. Examples in the easy-to-use guide can be modified to suit the user's situations and needs.
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.
ITA Coaches Convention Dec. 3-6 in Las Vegas
The ITA Coaches Convention serves as the gathering point for the association’s annual meetings, which includes its Board of Directors and Operating Committee meetings. This year’s event will be at the JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and Spa Dec. 3-6.
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.