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. ... more
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
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: ... 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

CEO's message

John Embree, USPTA CEOTennis and Fitness go Hand in Hand

To be a good tennis player, you have to be in good shape. And tennis is a great way to maintain your physical fitness. In 2008, USPTA launched a public relations initiative, Tennis – for the health of it!, to identify USPTA and its members as the means through which the public could receive the many health benefits from tennis. While this is no longer an active program for us, it doesn’t diminish the fact that tennis and fitness have always gone hand in hand ... more

Vice President's message

Feisal HassanContinuing Education is a Never-Ending Journey

The best professionals in our industry are the ones who continue day after day, year after year, seeking to improve.  Every pro, from the best in the country to the entry-level novice, should want to keep growing and improving.
Research has found that adults need to know why they need to learn something before they will ... more

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