USPTA Announces Redesign of

We are excited to announce the redesign of as part of our continued commitment to communicate the tremendous health benefits of tennis and the fact that it is fun, easy exercise for people of all skill, age and fitness levels. This free, interactive Web site, which supports the Tennis - for the health of it!SM initiative, targets teaching professionals, tennis consumers, health-care professionals, and non-tennis playing consumers. While was originally launched in April 2009, the upgraded site includes feature articles and videos (of the month) and a blog on “tennis and your health” featuring Dr. Jack Groppel, vice president of USPTA, an internationally recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, and an expert in fitness and nutrition.

In addition, registered users can sign up to comment on the blog and receive e-mail alerts when new content is posted. They can also track their tennis activity and weight loss if losing weight through tennis is one of their goals. The connection function allows users to search for and connect with other consumers or teaching professionals or invite others to visit the site and register. It is a great way for people who are trying to get healthy together to invite accountability partners to the site and monitor their progress and help motivate each other. People may also share stories on how tennis has impacted their lives.

The site also features an extensive event search that has been improved. Consumers have the opportunity to search for tennis events, programs and teaching professionals in their area. The event search now allows consumers to search events by type of event, date, facility, city or ZIP code. Registered teaching professionals have the opportunity to promote their programs, events and facilities on the site.

To register and get started, visit

Spread the word! Please be a part of our continued effort to get the word out about the tremendous health benefits of tennis and promote this site. Please forward this e-mail to at least 10 new people in your e-mail address book, especially your students, non-tennis-playing friends and others outside of tennis, to spread the word about getting healthy through tennis!


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