Together, for Tennis
March 16, 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. 

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Tennis and Women's History Month
Gladys Heldman, a Peerless Tennis Visionary
In the history of women’s tennis, pioneer Gladys Heldman stands alone. Hall-of-Fame tennis journalist and historian Steve Flink tells us how her vision, intelligence, and determination helped to make women’s tennis the global success it is today.
#O9Inspired: The Impact of Tennis’s Original 9
Fifty years ago, a trailblazing group of women, the Original 9, refused to accept the growing disparity in prize money and playing opportunities between men and women in tennis. As this group gets ready to be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, how have their actions impacted you?
Jewel Peterson Continues to Blaze Her Coaching Path
Former WTA pro Jewel Peterson—who now runs tennis academies in the Atlanta area, carrying on the work started by her late father, Ernie—helped get Coco Gauff’s career off on the right foot, and continues to influence the tennis landscape of America.
A Conversation with
Chanda Rubin
Chanda Rubin retired from her pro career in 2006, after reaching a career-high No. 6 singles ranking, claiming seven WTA singles titles and 10 doubles crowns. Now a tennis broadcaster, she talks about her career, her life, and her thoughts on the sport she loves.
Tennis in the News
Teaching Pros:
Playing the Long Game
Longtime teaching pro
and tennis director Greg Moran gathers expert advice on how tennis teaching professionals and coaches can keep their
on-court career in shape.
Americans Were
More Active in 2020
The number of Americans taking part in at least one sporting activity has taken a step in the right direction. The 2021 Sports, Fitness, and Leisure Activities Topline Participation Report shows that 229.7 million Americans were active in 2020, 8 million more than in 2019.
Sign Up for the New ‘Topspin’ Newsletter
Looking for exciting tennis content? Sign up now for “Topspin,” from Channel, and get the latest tennis news, stories, quizzes, an inside look on and off the court, and much more—including the latest on the “America’s Top Coach” competition.
College Tennis
Increase Your Athlete’s Scholarship Opportunities
Parents, coaches, and junior players: Join Leslie Allen’s Win4Life Masterclass on what your young athlete needs to do to be a standout college recruit. The five-lesson virtual series, which is free, will show how athletes can improve their scholarship opportunities.
Southern Establishes Paul Scarpa Scholarships
The Southern Tennis Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA Southern Section, has established college scholarships to honor former Furman men’s tennis coach Paul Scarpa. The initial endowment comes from more than $60,000 in contributions.
Tennis for America
Seeking Applicants
The ITA, together with AmeriCorps VISTA and National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) organizations, is working to use tennis to help tackle poverty by placing Tennis For America VISTA Fellows throughout the country. Applications for the project’s second year are being accepted through April 4.
Tennis Industry Events
CTA/Parks Free Webinar Series
The 2021 CTA/Parks Webinar Series will cover a variety of topics that will help you grow the game and strengthen your organization. Review the list of free webinars and share pertinent topics with your board, community partners, etc. Sessions also offer CEU credits for USPTA, PTR, and Public Parks.
Tennis Industry United Website Relaunch
The Tennis Industry United website has been redesigned and relaunched, with easier, more streamlined navigation and topics. Links go to COVID resources including webinars, podcasts, safe play guidelines, survey results, and more; Tennis Advocacy, including the downloadable Advocacy Handbook; information on the health benefits of tennis; and more. The site will continue to be updated regularly with new, topical, and relevant information.
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.