Together, for Tennis
April 27, 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.
May is National Tennis Month
Celebrate National
Tennis Month!
May is once again National Tennis Month! Share this month-long celebration of tennis with the hashtag #NationalTennisMonth and plug your grass-roots programs into this great promotion to grow the sport.

Enjoying the ‘Sport
for a Lifetime’
As tennis participation surges in the U.S., players and tennis organizations across the country are encouraged to promote National Tennis Month—a time to get out on the court and experience the fun, competition, and long-term health benefits of the lifetime sport.
Join the Conversation 
The USTA is encouraging providers, partners, and community tennis organizations to join the conversation, and use #NationalTennisMonth to help promote your programs and services. Check out these resources:

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Rallying for Tennis
National Tennis Month will once again be a key rallying point for tennis, as this industry, and importantly the grass-roots of this sport, revives the NTM concept for May. And what’s important and exciting is NTM is bubbling up from the grass roots.

Tennis and Net Generation
Youth Racquet Hangtags
Through a partnership with racquet manufacturers, the USTA is including Net Generation hangtags on 500,000 youth racquets. With its special QR code, the hangtags engage kids and parents with both on-court and at-home content and can connect them with the USTA for a free membership and industry programs.
Tennis in the News
Help Pick America's Next Top Coach
Tennis Channel’s “America’s Top Coach” contest has narrowed the field to the Top 10, and voting is now open through May 2 for the Grand Prize Winners (one man, one woman). Everyone who votes will be entered to win special prizes from Tennis Channel.
Player, Coach, and "The Voice"
Connor Christian has been making noise in show business as a contestant on NBC's "The Voice," where he was selected as a member of Blake Shelton's team. But for now, his day job is in the tennis business, as a full-time teaching pro and program coordinator in Colorado.
Growing at
the Grass Roots
Following 12 successful years of the US Open's Green Initiatives program in New York, the USTA's latest sustainability project will see 1,500 trees planted on the West Coast in California, through a partnership with reforestation non-profit "One Tree Planted."
College Tennis
Finalists Chosen for ITA
Ann Lebedeff Award
Four finalists have been selected for the 2021 ITA Ann Lebedeff Leadership Award, the ITA’s highest student leadership honor: Jacinta Chen (Pomona-Pitzer College), Victoria Flores (Georgia Institute of Technology), Maya Jacobs (Rutgers University), and Varun Shanker (California Institute of Technology).
Tennis Notes
USPTA West Coast Regional Convention
The USPTA’s West Coast Regional Convention will be May 18-22, combining the organization’s Hawaii, San Diego, Pacific Northwest, and Northern California Divisions for on- and off-court presentations and speakers.
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.