Vice President's message
Tournament Tennis -- A Priority?
One of the questions asked of me at my first Executive Committee meetings was, “Why do we budget money for USPTA tournaments when they involve so few members?” It was a legitimate question to me as the newly assigned chairman of the USPTA Tournament Committee. I probably answered it, “Huh?”, but I believe it deserves some examination from those whose profession is tennis.
I hope you have enjoyed a copy of the newly published history of the USPTA. In it you will note that our 1927 founders were well known and mostly nationally ranked players who had turned to teaching the game.
Tournaments were an integral part of all the annual meetings of the association. In fact those events probably peaked with the 1970’s and ’80’s divisional team events during World Conferences. ... more