ReImagine Tennis as Never Before

ReImagine Tennis, a new initiative from Prince and Sport Court International, was a huge hit at the recent TIA Summit and TOM Conference in Indian Wells, Calif., as the program and the new Prince Sport Court were officially introduced. With the introduction of the new courts and the ReImagine Tennis program, tennis can be played on safer, fun and colorful surfaces; tennis can be played anywhere; and tennis can be played by adults and kids alike on official 36' and 60' sized tennis courts with properly sized equipment. “Sport Court is very excited about the tennis industry’s acceptance of the patented PowerGame surface as a safe tennis surface ... more
Why should you aspire to become a USPTA Master Professional?

by Jack Newman, USPTA Master Professional

When I first began coaching, the cell phone and Internet did not exist. I was extremely interested in becoming a better coach, so I reached out to three others who at that time were considered the best in the country. I wrote to Jim Loehr, ­Dennis Van der Meer, and Vic Braden. All three were at an extremely high level in their careers at the time. All three responded to my note with a personal letter, answering my questions and encouraging me to keep stretching myself as a coach. ... more
Grand Canyon University Joins USPTA PTM Program Family

by Rick Vacek, GCU News Bureau

Students who have a love-at-first-set attitude about tennis now have another university where they can learn how to make the sport their profession no matter how well they serve and volley. Grand Canyon University in ­Phoenix has announced that this fall it will introduce the first tennis management program among NCAA Division I schools. The Colangelo College of Business, named after Phoenix sports icon Jerry Colangelo, will offer a Bachelor of Science degree in business management with an emphasis in tennis ­management... more
Tennis Heads to New Orleans in September

For the first time, the USPTA is going down to the Big Easy this fall to once again host the premier event in the tennis industry. The 2015 USPTA World Conference is set for Sept. 21-25 at the Hilton New ­Orleans Riverside. It will bring together the leading tennis-teaching professionals and coaches in the industry for a week of education and fun events in one of the most exciting and unique cities in the world – New Orleans. This event provides the best learning experience for tennis teachers and coaches by offering educational resources, facilitating innovative teaching techniques and creating networking opportunities among the members of the various associations. ... 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 CEOGolf and Tennis: Working Together

Since the beginning of the year, I have traveled to industry gatherings with the opportunity to speak about tennis and have discussed the challenges that face our sport. After recently attending a discussion panel comprised of leaders in the golf and club industries, I realized our sport is not alone; golf and tennis are in a similar position. At the CMAA World Conference on Club Management and Business Expo in San Antonio, several CEOs came together to discuss ways to grow both golf and tennis ... more

Vice President's message

Diane Selke Diversity and Inclusion within USPTA

Where are we now with diversity and inclusion? As the 5th Pillar of USPTA's Strategic Plan, we have accomplished the following:

  • Changed the Diversity Mission Statement to: The USPTA recognizes and appreciates diversity and inclusion within the game of tennis and within its membership of tennis professionals... more
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