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USTA Awards $50,000+ in Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants

The USTA announced that it is awarding more than $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants to 33 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport to help build stronger, healthier communities. The first USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots grants were awarded in 2008 and since then, the USTA has given more than $650,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country.

Tennis & Racquet Demo Day Announced for USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, Jan. 21

Tennis & racquet equipment companies will showcase the latest equipment including racquets, paddles, ball machines and more at the Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience on Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the USTA National Campus in Orlando.  The event will be open to industry professionals and consumers from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

PTR Receives USTA Provisional Accreditation

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.

Racquet Sports Industry Magazine Names 2019 'Champions of Tennis'

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.

PTR Symposium Feb. 10-13; Tribute to Dennis Van der Meer Feb. 9

The Professional Tennis Registry will host its premier coaching event, the International Tennis Symposium, Feb. 10-13 at the Sonesta Resort on Hilton Head Island, S.C. A gathering and reception celebrating the life of PTR founder Dennis Van der Meer, who passed away July 27, will be on Sunday, Feb. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Sonesta Resort.

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