USTA Reaches Record 700,000 Members
A North Carolina man who recently purchased a lifetime USTA membership has become the association’s 700,000th member, which is a record number of members for the USTA.
Mark Holman, 47, of Fayetteville was recognized in early April at a ceremony at the Fayetteville City Hall. He’s the marketing manager of NFI Consumer Products of Fayetteville, a health supplement manufacturer and distributor.
“I’ve been a member of the USTA on and off for a long time,” says Holman, who bought a lifetime membership in January. He says he developed a passion for the game in 1971 when as a 10-year-old he watched the Stan Smith-John Newcombe Wimbledon final on TV. He has been a regular tennis player ever since and currently plays four days a week.
“To reach 700,000 members is a tremendous accomplishment, and we look forward to continuing the growth of our membership in the years to come,” says USTA Executive Director Lee Hamilton.
To recognize this record number, the USTA presented Holman with a lifetime USTA membership, tickets to the U.S. vs. Spain Davis Cup quarterfinal match that was held in April in Winston-Salem, N.C., and an all-expense paid trip to the 2007 US Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.
The USTA has been increasing the number and amount of benefits it offers its members. Some of the newest benefits of USTA membership include discounts at select resorts and camps, and a partnership with The Active Network that includes dining discounts, travel offers, savings on online purchases, and more (visit USTA.com for more information).