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.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) President, David Haggerty has been elected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the 135th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland.
The USTA announced that Davis Cup tennis, the world’s largest annual international team competition in men’s sport, will return to Hawaii for the first time in 28 years, as the United States Davis Cup Team will take on Uzbekistan in a 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying competition at the Blaisdell Center March 6-7 in Honolulu.
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.
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.
The USTA announced the three marquee matchups that will headline the College MatchDay schedule at the USTA National Campus in 2020.
The USTA announced the top American collegians selected to represent the U.S. in the annual Master’U BNP Paribas International Collegiate Team Competition November 29-December 1 in Grenoble, France.
The USTA announced that Fed Cup tennis, the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, will come to Washington state for the first time, as the United States Fed Cup Team will take on Latvia in a 2020 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifying competition February 7-8 inside the Angel Of The Winds Arena in Everett, Wash.