Playing Tennis Linked to Longer Life


Is tennis the true fountain of youth? New research indicates that playing tennis could be associated with longer life. The British Journal of Sports Medicine recently released a study that finds that in terms of exercise, swimming, racquet sports and aerobics seem to be associated with the best odds of staving off death from any cause, and from heart disease and stroke in particular. In the study, researchers analyzed data from 11 national annual health surveys for England and Scotland from 1994 to 2008. ... more
Five Foundation Blocks of Coaching

By USPTA Professionals Jeremy Carl, Tim Bainton and Farley Youman

Tennis is one of the hardest sports to play and coach. However, it can be the most rewarding if we use five foundation blocks: Committed, Organized, Attentive, Creative, and Heartfelt (COACH). Coaches can be at the top echelons of their profession by applying these principles to help players at all levels become lifelong lovers of the sport. ... more
The Key Principles to Operating a Profitable Tennis Program

By Paul MacDonald, USPTA Master Professional

The key principles to operating a profitable tennis program will vary based on what type of program and the type of club or facility that your tennis program is affiliated with. Most tennis teaching in our country is done at a member-owned club, commercial club with high monthly dues, commercial club with lower monthly or annual dues, or not-for-profit club, school, university or park facility. ... more
USPTA to Offer USPA Certification



The USPTA has partnered with the United States Padel Association to provide additional certification opportunities for both USPTA-certified Professionals and padel professionals. The USPA will be working with the USPTA to assist qualified USPTA members who are seeking to become certified as USPA professionals while giving USPA professionals affiliation under the USPTA umbrella. As part of this relationship, USPA members will have access to all USPTA member benefits. ... 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 CEO Lake Nona Update

It has been some time since I have been able to share with you the status of our project to construct our new corporate headquarters in Lake Nona, Fla., adjacent to the new Home of American Tennis and the USTA National Campus outside of Orlando, Fla. I have received many phone calls and emails from industry people and USPTA members alike that have been under the assumption that we had already moved. ... more

Vice President's message

Alan Cutler Tennis Industry Takes Notice of USPTA Professional Development

Congratulations! Our organization has just made it through the first three-year period of professional development, and you are now part of the best educated tennis-teaching professionals in the world! As we all know, this was more than just a gentle push to encourage our members to continue to improve their teaching skills and garner formalized educational credit. ... more

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