Together, for Tennis
March 30, 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
For the Love of Tennis
Join the ATA for “Own Your Arena—A Virtual Conversation with Katrina Adams,” on Wednesday, March 31 from 6 to 7 p.m. ET. The former USTA president and CEO will discuss lessons gained from her experiences on and off the court, her new book, and how the ATA helped shape her career.
A Look Back With
Judy Levering
Two decades on, Julia A. "Judy" Levering can still remember every detail of the moment she learned she was primed for a history-making appointment as the first woman president of the USTA.
The US Open’s
History-Making Umpires
In 1984, the late Georgina Clark became the first woman to officiate a women’s singles final at Wimbledon. In the years since, women have become much more prominent figures in the umpire’s chair at tennis tournaments throughout the world—including overseeing men’s pro singles matches.
The Incomparable
Dodo Cheney
The late Dodo Bundy Cheney must be regarded as the most enduring woman champion tennis has ever had, writes Hall-of-Fame tennis journalist Steve Flink. Before she passed away in 2014 at age 98, she had won an astounding 394 USTA national titles, a record that should stand for all time.
Tennis and Fitness
NFL QB Explains the Benefits of Tennis
For a recent episode of “Net Generation Live,” Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins spoke with USTA Director of Tennis Engagement Leah Friedman about how he works tennis into his offseason fitness routines—and how fellow NFL QB Drew Brees got him onto the tennis court.
Tennis in the News
Vote For America’s
Top Coach
Tennis Channel’s “America’s Top Coach” contest has announced its Top 50, and voting is now open through April 11. Fans can vote for their favorites once per day, and voters can win prizes too.
Strategic Alliance
The USTA and Intercollegiate Tennis Association have entered into a new strategic alliance that formalizes the two organizations’ ongoing collaboration to elevate collegiate tennis, bringing greater focus and resources to new and existing initiatives to benefit college tennis and the entire industry.
Provider Appreciation in New England
April is Tennis Provider Appreciation Month in USTA New England. The annual celebration of tennis providers—the “heart and soul of our sport”—this year includes virtual events (including a Trivia Night April 1) and daily spotlights on section tennis providers.
Tennis Events
Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend July 16-18
Be a part of the ultimate honor in tennis—either in-person or virtually—when the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, R.I., welcomes its newest inductees: Lleyton Hewitt, the Original 9 and Dennis Van der Meer from the Class of 2021, and Goran Ivanisevic and Conchita Martinez from the Class of 2020.
103rd ATA National Championships in Orlando
The 103rd American Tennis Association National Championships will be held in August at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla. The Junior event will be Aug. 3-7 and the Adult tourney will be
Aug. 7-12.
USPTA’s Innovation Competition
The USPTA is looking for great ideas for its inaugural Innovation Competition. Ideas can be submitted by Aug. 8 in three categories—Technology, Facility Operations, and Growing the Game. Category winners will be recognized at the USPTA World Conference in September.
Tennis Notes
Scholarship Opportunity for Youth Players
The Novo Nordisk Donnelly Scholarship, established by Billie Jean King in 1998, is a new opportunity from the USTA Foundation to provide scholarships to support youth tennis players. The 2021 program will grant a total of $60,000 in scholarships to high school student-athletes.
Step Into Tennis History
Getting ready to safely leave your home court? The International Tennis Hall of Fame, museum, and grounds in Newport, R.I., will
re-open to the public this Thursday, April 1.
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.