Wilson Offers Special Pricing for New Ultra USPTA Ball
Last September, the USPTA was thrilled to announce a comprehensive endorsement relationship with arguably the biggest name in the racquet sports industry – Wilson. For the last four months, both Wilson and the USPTA have been gearing up so that beginning in 2017 they could hit the ground running with a variety of initiatives that should be exciting to the membership ... more
Tennis on Campus Should be Part of our Future
By Dave Neuhart, USPTA
For most people who grew up playing tennis, it seemed there were only two paths to take: (1) Work your tail off in the hopes of getting a college scholarship to a university, large or small, or whoever would take you, or (2) Play as much as you could through high school and then hang up the racquet for a future of recreational tennis to concentrate on studying for your future career in the main stream work force ...
Diagnose, Then Cure: Doing Your Best for Your Students
By Dave Hagler, USPTA Master Professional
Something is wrong with your car. You suspect it is the transmission, but from your perspective cars operate via magical principles. Which mechanic would you trust to fix your car? Mechanic 1 explains at great length how a transmission works and then goes on to describe the physics behind the internal combustion engine. He’s billing you for his time and you want him to start repairs ... more
Who are Your Cardio Tennis Key Stakeholders?
Try this new approach to grow Cardio Tennis fast!
By Mike Woody, TIA Global Cardio Tennis Trainer
Cardio Tennis Professionals across the country have a significant stake in growing their programs with new ideas and better understanding of customer motivations.
Not only are there financial implications of growing Cardio Tennis, but this unique fitness experience can boost interest in the overall tennis agenda of your organization. more
USPTA History Shows Growth of a Profession, the Start of an Industry
On Sept. 23, 1927, a small group of tennis professionals gathered in an upper-story room of the Spalding building in New York City. Their mission: to bridge the gap between the amateur ranks and a respectable career as tennis professionals.
When the group emerged from its first meeting, the Professional Lawn Tennis Association of the United States was born. The group sent out the following notice to all recognized tennis professionals:
"For some time there has been a very strong feeling among lawn tennis professionals that there is a need for some organization to protect and promote their interests, and to assist them in obtaining a proper and recognized status in the tennis world. A meeting was held on September 23 and it was decided to form an Association ... An initiation fee of $10 will be charged to all new members. Dues are to be $5 annually.
“An executive committee has been elected and a constitution adopted. It is the desire of this executive committee to have all tennis professionals of accepted standards become members of this Association. As one of these, you are cordially invited to fill out the enclosed application blank for membership.”