Together, for Tennis
April 13, 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.
Download the Tennis Advocacy Handbook.
Download D&I Engagement Guides.
Tennis and Autism Awareness
Making a Difference
Every Day
April may be Autism Awareness Month, but the nonprofit Love Serving Autism and its founder, Lisa Pugliese-LaCroix, continue to influence and improve the lives of hundreds of adults and children with Autism Spectrum Disorder—all year round.
The Developmental
Power of Tennis
Finding fun activities for children on the spectrum isn’t easy. While team sports can be a bit overwhelming, many parents have found that individual sports like tennis can provide their children the physical, social, and mental development they need.
Adaptive Tennis Programs in Your State
Looking for an adaptive tennis program near you or want to start a program? Each section has a representative dedicated to helping start or grow a program, whether you need advice on grants and scholarships or ways to connect players with programming.

Webinars for Autism Awareness
The ATA is celebrating Autism Awareness Month by presenting three free webinars: Demystifying Autism, Unveiling the Misconceptions (April 23); “Light It Up Blue”–Virtual Adaptive Tennis Play-Along Sessions (April 24); and Coaching for Neurodiversity
(April 25). 
Tennis and Fitness
Tennis, Health, and
League Players
We never get tired of hearing about the health benefits of tennis. However, these researchers took a different approach, looking at tennis’s great benefits through the lens of USTA Adult League play.
Tennis in the News
ITF Studies Gender Equality in Tennis
The International Tennis Federation has released results of a first-of-its-kind global research project examining sports gender equality across the media and social media. The research explored how the representation of male and female athletes varies.
HOF Seeks Nominations for Awards
The success of tennis as a thriving global sport is fueled by countless dedicated leaders and organizations. The International Tennis Hall of Fame annually honors these dedicated leaders and organizations by the presentation of two special awards.
Catching Up With
Mary Carillo
Mary Carillo’s voice has been the soundtrack for many of the most memorable moments in tennis. recently talked to her about her career, her love of tennis, sports, and storytelling, and her influence on other women who’ve sought to follow in her footsteps.
Tennis Coach Mentoring
USPTA Seeks Mentors
Applications are being accepted until May 16 to be a Mentor for the USPTA Career and Leader Mentoring Program. Fifty mentors will be accepted, based on a combination of qualifications.
College Coach
Mentorship Program
With its inaugural year in the books, up-and-coming head and assistant coaches were paired with veterans of the trade in the new ITA/USTA College Coach Mentorship Program.
Tennis Notes
Podcast: USTA
CEO Mike Dowse
Though pro tennis has taken a hit in the past year, the grassroots game has seen big increases in new players, racquet sales, and overall participation. On the podcast, USTA CEO Mike Dowse talks about the tennis boom, the US Open, and more.
Tennis Organization Resources
Help For Your Nonprofit
Looking to help your organization have a bigger impact in growing this sport? NonprofitReady is providing dozens of free Microsoft Office and Google Workspace courses from beginner to advanced levels, covering topics such as fundraising, grant writing, nonprofit leadership training, board governance, finance, and more.
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, trending stories, challenging quizzes, an inside look on and off the court, and much more—including the latest on the “America’s Top Coach” competition.
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.