Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that it has received provisional accreditation from the United States Tennis Association. USTA’s accreditation program sets uniform standards for the development of those new to the profession and will include ongoing coaching education for all certified professionals who are members of accredited organizations.
Dan Faber, the executive director of the USTA Foundation, which is the charitable arm of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2019 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine (formerly Tennis Industry magazine) in the publication’s January 2020 issue. Faber led off the magazine’s 19th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis.
Small Business Saturday, a day dedicated to supporting local small businesses and strengthening and celebrating communities across the country, will take place on Nov. 30th. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday serves as the ceremonial kickoff to the holiday shopping season for small businesses across the U.S., including hundreds of tennis pro and specialty retailers.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and International Tennis Hall of Fame announced that the Hall of Fame Open, an ATP 250 grass-court tournament that has long kicked off the U.S. summer tennis season, will officially join the US Open Series beginning in 2020, increasing the number of ATP events on the Series to six and reconnecting the US Open with its original home in Newport, R.I.
The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association announced that it has appointed 2017 US Open Champion and world No. 23 Sloane Stephens as the National Excellence Program Ambassador. Stephens will kick-off at the Excellence Program College Pathway Camp on Nov. 8 at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National League Cities (NLC) have announced that they have joined forces in a pilot initiative to promote children’s physical activity while developing social emotional skills that will last through their lifetimes.
The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show schedule of events was announced for the global racquet sport industry event taking place, Jan. 21–24, in Orlando.
The USPTA and the USTA Foundation are excited to announce the establishment of the USPTA Fund under the auspices of the USTA Foundation. As part of this partnership between the USPTA and the USTA Foundation, the USPTA is replacing its auction at the 2019 USPTA World Conference with a new online auction and we’re asking our members to promote this auction to friends, colleagues and clientele.
This year’s TIA Tennis Forum, held in New York on the opening day of the US Open, included a unique Tennis Industry “Discovery Challenge,” a collaborative effort designed to foster creative ideas and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis.
Nearly 250 tennis leaders, industry executives and tennis providers came together on the first day of play at the US Open for the 12th annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, held at the Grand Hyatt New York.