August 14, 2023

USTA Foundation to Award $1 Million in College Scholarships

The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), announced that it has granted 49 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $995,000. (Full story …)

August 2, 2023

USTA Foundation Awards Record $4 Million in NJTL Grants

The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the USTA, has awarded grants totaling more than $4 million to 148 National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) in 41 states and the District of Columbia-the largest amount awarded to date. (Full story …)

March 30, 2023

PHIT America to Introduce 'Play Pickleball' Program to Schools

National charity PHIT America is launching a new physical activity and sports program, PLAY PICKLEBALL, to elementary schools this spring. PLAY PICKLEBALL will be added to PHIT’s current physical activity offerings, which include AMPED Running/Walking, PLAY TENNIS and PLAY GOLF programs. (Full story …)

March 28, 2023

Promote National Tennis Month for the Month of May!

May is National Tennis Month! And while many would argue that every month should be tennis month, for the last few years, NTM in May has been an increasingly active platform to help grow the game. (Full story …)

January 13, 2023

Tennis Participation Grows for Third Straight Year, to 23.6 Million

The USTA announced that in 2022, tennis participation increased for the third consecutive year in the U.S. Tennis participation grew by one million players last year with more than 23.6 million people playing the sport. (Full story …)

December 28, 2022

USTA Foundation Raises $12 Million in Donations to Fund NJTLs

The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), raised $12 million in 2022, the second year of the Foundation’s “Rally for the Future” campaign. USTA Foundation President Kathleen Wu also announced that the campaign goal for Rally to the Future would be raised to a three-year total of $30 million by the end of 2023. (Full story …)

October 12, 2022

Sportsmen's Breaks Ground on $5M Expansion in Dorchester, Mass.

On Oct. 12, next to a building that bears the faces of Venus Williams and tennis legend Arthur Ashe, the award-winning Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center in Dorchester, Mass., will break ground on a multi-year expansion. (Full story …)

September 8, 2022

USTA Foundation, Jersey Mike's Hold National Fundraising Event Sept. 10-11

Jersey Mike’s to run a national TV ad featuring USTA Foundation chairperson Chris Evert, donate 20% of all sales on Sept. 10-11 in support of the USTA Foundation’s “Rally for the Future” campaign (Full story …)

August 4, 2022

Billie Jean King Joins PHIT America to Help Improve Kids' Health

Billie Jean King has joined PHIT America to help kids all over the nation improve their physical and mental health by implementing new school physical activity programs using the Billie Jean King Eye Coach Brain Training system. (Full story …)

August 1, 2022

Citi Open to Match Murray's Prize Money Donation to Help Ukraine

Citi Open Chairman Mark D. Ein announced this weekend that his foundation and the tournament will match a pledge made earlier this year by three-time Grand Slam winner, and UNICEF Ambassador, Andy Murray to donate all his 2022 winnings to UNICEF's effort to help children in need in Ukraine. (Full story …)

July 21, 2022

USTA Foundation Receives $215K from Chase to Support 29 NJTLs

The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), today announced that for the ninth consecutive year, it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor Chase to award 29 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with $215,000 in total grants to support of year-round tennis and education programming. (Full story …)

June 21, 2022

USTA Launches ITF World Tennis Number Widget on

The USTA announced that individuals who have played in USTA events and programs are now able to access their ITF World Tennis Number at This will be the first look at the ITF World Tennis Number for the vast majority of players in the U.S. (Full story …)

May 4, 2022

Top U.S. Juniors to Compete in World Team Event Qualies in Mexico

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced the 12 top juniors nominated to represent the U.S. in the qualifying rounds of the Junior Davis Cup and Junior Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas (16-and-under) and the ITF World Junior Tennis (14-and-under), the world’s premier junior team competitions. The events will be played on May 5-7 in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Full story …)

May 2, 2022

It's Time to Celebrate 'National Tennis Month'!

The USTA today announced that throughout the month of May, providers, facilities, parks and recreation departments and tennis players from across the country will join Tennis Industry United, the USTA and the 17 USTA Sections to celebrate “National Tennis Month.” (Full story …)

January 31, 2022

USTA President Shares Message on National Tennis Month for May

USTA Chairman of the Board and President Michael McNulty shared a message on Monday about the upcoming National Tennis Month for the month of May. Visit to download the National Tennis Month logo and NTM email signature, and later this month, other free resources to help promote tennis and your business for NTM. (Full story …)

USTA Foundation Campaign Reaches $10 Million in Donations for NJTLs

The USTA Foundation raised more than $10 million in 2021, the first year of the Foundation’s three-year, $20 million Rally for the Future campaign. With approximately $6 million of those funds already distributed to support National Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) to support under-resourced youth through free or low-cost tennis and education programs, additional funds will continue to be utilized for ongoing programming including NJTL chapters, grants and scholarships. (Full story …)

January 18, 2022

USTA Partners With PlayCore to Positively Impact Communities

The United States Tennis Association is excited to announce a partnership with PlayCore, an industry-leading play and recreation company, with the aim of positively impacting local communities through innovative tennis hubs. (Full story …)

November 16, 2021

Youth Athletes United Acquires TGA Premier Sports

TGA Premier Sports (TGA), the largest youth sports franchisor specializing in youth tennis and the go-to brand for introducing children to the sport of tennis through in-school- and community-based enrichment and camp programs, has been acquired by Youth Athletes United, one of the largest youth sports and enrichment brands. (Full story …)

August 16, 2021

ITF Global Tennis Report 2021 Shows Worldwide Participation Gains

The ITF has published the ITF Global Tennis Report 2021, which assesses the impact of the pandemic on worldwide tennis participation and other measurables and reveals that tennis participation continues to rise globally. (Full story …)

August 3, 2021

Universal Tennis Launches Junior National Pathway

Universal Tennis is proud to announce the creation of the Universal Tennis Junior National Pathway consisting of eight regional events for junior players 17U, 15U, and 13U across eight designated regions beginning September 2021. (Full story …)

July 15, 2021

USTA Foundation Awards $1.07M to 105 NJTL Chapters

The USTA Foundation, the charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association Incorporated (USTA), has awarded grants totaling more than $1,070,000 to 105 National Junior Tennis & Learning chapters (NJTL) in 36 states and the District of Columbia. (Full story …)

May 27, 2021

USTA Partners with PHIT America to Get Kids Active and Healthy

The USTA announced a partnership with PHIT America, a national charity focused on improving the physical and mental health of children in the U.S., by providing increased physical activity programs. As part of the partnership, the USTA will be the Presenting Sponsor of the new PHIT America “Play Tennis” program, designed to provide free tennis curriculum and youth equipment to after-school and out-of-school programs. (Full story …)

May 20, 2021

USTA Foundation Launches 'Rally for the Future' Fundraising Campaign

Campaign sets $20 million target over the next three years to support NJTL chapters’ tennis and education programs for under-resourced youth. (Full story …)

May 1, 2021

PTR, Evolve 9 to Present Virtual Conference on Working with Kids

PTR is pleased to partner with Evolve9 Tennis to present a specialized conference for coaches around the world who want to develop high-quality programs for young children. The “It’s My Game II—Global Kids Tennis Conference will be a virtual May 20-24. (Full story …)

December 16, 2020

Racquet Sports Industry Names 2020 ‘Champions of Tennis’

Michael Dowse, the CEO and executive director of the U.S. Tennis Association, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2020 by Racquet Sports Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2021 issue. Dowse led off the magazine’s 20th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honor people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 3, 2020

Tennis Industry Shows Growth in the Face of the Pandemic

The USTA announced that recent data and information surrounding racquet sales and participation have shown that the tennis industry has shown strength amid the pandemic. (Full story …)

October 21, 2020

PHIT America Challenges Sports World to Get Kids More Active

PHIT America, the national charity for kids’ health, is challenging the sports world, in particular its 200 million sports participants and fans, to step up to get kids more active and healthier. (Full story …)

October 20, 2020

Macon Gains 2022 USTA Southern JTT Section Championships

The Macon (Ga.) Tennis Association (MTA) has been selected as the host of the 2021 and 2022 USTA Southern Junior Team Tennis Section Championships, USTA Southern Manager and Tournament Director James Tart announced. (Full story …)

September 14, 2020

USTA Announces 2020 NJTL Essay Grant Awards

USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced the 10 winners of the 22nd annual NJTL Essay Grant. The winners, ranging in ages from 10 to 18 who participate in National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters nationwide, were selected from more than 1,000 entries. Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services organization by revenue, will return as the presenting sponsor of the NJTL essay grant virtual awards ceremony. (Full story …)

August 29, 2020

USTA to Make Major Changes to Membership Model

USTA CEO Mike Dowse sent out a letter on Friday, Aug. 28, to the USTA Family, explaining key changes to USTA membership. Read the full email from Dowse. (Full story …)

August 19, 2020

USTA Foundation to Award $310,000 in College Scholarships

he USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced that it has granted 32 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $310,000. (Full story …)

August 18, 2020

USTA Cancels National Junior Events, Adult Category 1 Events

Due to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the USTA has canceled all National junior events through Oct. 12, as well as all adult Category 1 events, comprising the Adult, Open, Family, and Age divisions, through the end of 2020. (Full story …)

Tennis Leaders Support National Petition for Healthy Kids

PHIT America, a national charity dedicated to improving children’s health and academic performance, is launching the Petition For Healthy Kids campaign promoted by over 100 national and local influencers with the goal to get 50 million kids physically active by 2030 through school and community physical activity programs. (Full story …)

July 23, 2020

Slinger Bag Partners With USTA Mid-Atlantic for Community Challenge

Slinger Bag Inc. announced its partnership with the USTA Mid-Atlantic Section (USTA MAS) #ServeItForward Junior Team Summer Community Challenge. (Full story …)

July 9, 2020

USTA Offers First-Ever Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp

The USTA announced the first-ever Net Generation Virtual Summer Camp, taking place July 20-24 via the USTA’s Facebook and Twitter pages. (Full story …)

July 6, 2020

Lucky in Love Celebrates its 10-Year Anniversary

As tennis and golf apparel brand Lucky in Love reflects on ten years of business, perhaps nothing is more worthy of being celebrated than its family legacy. (Full story …)

May 7, 2020

Make a Difference TODAY in Youth Sports!

The PLAY Sports Coalition needs individuals to join the national #Unite2PLAY movement to secure Congressional support for the youth sports community. Before the end of the day today, add your voice and send a message to members of Congress and the president by completing this simple form. (Full story …)

April 13, 2020

USTA Update on Suspension of Play and Event Changes

Due to the continued situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and after discussions with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, effective immediately the USTA will extend the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events through May 31. (Full story …)

March 1, 2020

TGA Premier Sports Lauded Among Top Franchisors

TGA Premier Sports (TGA), the go-to brand for introducing children to the sport of tennis and the nation’s most prolific provider of in-school- and community-based youth tennis enrichment programs, has been named to Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500® ranking, a distinction that the publication says indicates TGA is among companies “that continue to evolve to keep going strong year after year.” (Full story …)

January 22, 2020

USTA New England, Wilson Partner to Grow Tennis in Section

The U.S. Tennis Association of New England (USTANE) announces a new partnership with Wilson Sporting Goods. The Chicago-based company will have a deep impact on the delivery of tennis programming throughout New England. (Full story …)

October 10, 2019

Boca West Country Club Renews Partnership with Evert Academy

Two iconic tennis organizations, the Evert Tennis Academy and Boca West Country Club, have renewed their long-time partnership. Through the partnership, Evert Academy rising tennis stars and scholars are able to train at Boca West’s world-class tennis facility. (Full story …)

USTA, NLC Team Up to Bring Tennis to Cities’ After-School Programs

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) and the National League Cities (NLC) have announced that they have joined forces in a pilot initiative to promote children’s physical activity while developing social emotional skills that will last through their lifetimes. (Full story …)

Selkirk Sport Surpasses 800 Pickleball Paddle Donations

Earlier this year, Selkirk Sport, the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand, launched the “Selkirk Growth Program,” a philanthropic campaign where the Company announced plans to donate 1,000 paddles to schools & youth organizations, first responders and charitable organizations. (Full story …)

USTA to Adopt Simplified Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure in 2021

The United States Tennis Association today announced that its Junior Competition Committee has approved the proposed changes to the Nationwide Junior Competitive Structure. (Full story …)

September 19, 2019

U.S. Tennis Stars Join with USTA and GoNoodle to Promote Net Generation

The USTA announced that they have expanded their partnership with GoNoodle by joining forces with tennis superstars, Sloane Stephens, Madison Keys, and Mike and Bob Bryan to promote USTA’s Net Generation through a series of GoNoodle videos set to launch throughout the year. (Full story …)

August 18, 2019

Complimentary Registration Opens for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at []( (Full story …)

July 10, 2019

PHIT America GO! Grants Impact 400,000+ Kids

PHIT America is proud to announce that since September 2015, PHIT America GO! Grants. have been awarded to 730 elementary school P.E. programs in 39 states which have provided physical activity outlets for more than 400,000 elementary school children in the U.S. More than 100,000 kids have been introduced to an active lifestyle in the past year. (Full story …)

April 23, 2019

Selkirk Sport Donates 1,000 Paddles During National Pickleball Month

To celebrate National Pickleball Month (April), Selkirk Sport, the leading Pickleball paddle and accessories brand, today announced the “Selkirk Growth Program,” a promotional initiative whereby the Company will donate 1,000 paddles to schools & youth organizations, first responders and charitable organizations - to further support the growth of Pickleball at the grassroots level (Full story …)

April 17, 2019

USTA Launches Online Auditions for Youngsters to Perform at US Open

The USTA announced that for the fifth consecutive year, it has launched a nationwide online audition as part of its 13th annual US Open anthem audition, open to all kids 14 years of age or younger. (Full story …)

April 3, 2019

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Announces Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the creation of the Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy, a world-class program that offers comprehensive development for highly competitive junior tennis players. (Full story …)

March 28, 2019

USTA Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of NJTL Network

The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network by launching an NJTL 50th Anniversary campaign. (Full story …)

February 28, 2019

USTA Foundation Surpasses $40 Million in Total Funding

The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced today that it has surpassed $40 million in total giving to tennis and education programs and under-resourced youth since its inception, with over $40.2 million distributed. (Full story …)

August 30, 2018

PHIT America Gets 300,000+ Kids Moving in 600 Schools

PHIT America and its GO! Grants are getting American children moving and physically active - by the hundreds of thousands. In just three years, the PHIT America GO! Grants have been awarded to 589 schools in 48 states. A total of 305,074 kids have benefited from the GO! Grants, which are a series of grants to elementary school P.E. programs. (Full story …)

August 20, 2018

13 Young Singers to Perform at 2018 US Open

The USTA today announced the names of 13 vocalists, ages 14 and under, who will perform patriotic-themed songs during the night sessions of the 2018 US Open and at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day. The lineup for this year’s US Open will feature a new slate of talent from throughout the New York tristate area, as well as from Florida, Illinois and Michigan to name a few. (Full story …)

July 2, 2018

USTA Foundation Receives $150,000 From Chase

USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that for the fifth consecutive year, it has partnered with longtime US Open sponsor Chase to award 10 National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapters with a grant. This year, Chase has increased those grants to $15,000 to each chapter. Funding supports year-round tennis and education programming through the A.C.E. curriculum (Academic Creative Engagement), the USTA Foundation’s signature academic initiative. In total, Chase has awarded more than $550,000 to select NJTL chapters within the five-year partnership. (Full story …)

June 27, 2018

11th Annual TIA Tennis Forum Aug. 27 in New York

The annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The 11th annual Forum will include the latest news and research about the state of the tennis industry, business insights, updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation, and recognition of the 2018 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame inductees. (Full story …)

May 21, 2018

K-Swiss Offers Deal for Play Tennis Month

K•Swiss, the fastest growing tennis footwear brand in the United States specialty channel, announced that consumers can get their new high-end shoe model, the Ultrashot for a $20.00 dollar savings until June 1. The special offer is an effort to support Play Tennis Month and the PHIT America campaign to encourage kids and adults to increase their physical activity levels. (Full story …)

May 11, 2018

USPTA Reaffirms Commitment to Safe Play

Starting January 1, 2019, the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) will require all applicants to complete the Safe Play education modules as a part of the certification process before they can become a certified professional of the association. (Full story …)

May 4, 2018

Get Out on Court for Play Tennis Month!

It’s time to get moving—and to get out on the tennis court! The month of May is “Play Tennis Month,” and thousands of tennis programs and events around the country are showcasing the sport and all its health benefits. As one of the healthiest, most fun and most social activities, tennis is attracting players of all ages and abilities. Visit []( to find nearby tennis facilities and programs. (Full story …)

April 16, 2018

USTA to Rename Junior National Championships In Honor of BJK

The USTA announced that it will rename the USTA Girls’ 18s and 16s National Championships presented by adidas and the USTA Intersectional Team Championships, for boys’ and girls’ in the 16s and 14s age groups, in honor of tennis icon Billie Jean King. (Full story …)

March 26, 2018

Top Speakers and Experts to Present At TOM Conference

Dozens of top speakers and experts will present at the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8. Visit []( for information and to register (day session registration available). (Full story …)

March 15, 2018

Vulcan and NetKnacks Introduce USTA Grips

Vulcan Sporting Goods Co. is selected as the official overgrip maker for the USTA and for Net Generation, the USTA’s new youth tennis brand aimed at welcoming and attracting new children to the sport we all love so much. These special new overgrips are distributed only through NetKnacks. (Full story …)

March 4, 2018

Tennis Owners & Managers Conference Set for Charleston, S.C., in April

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will bring together tennis business owners, managers and decision-makers, with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8, and day session registration available. Visit []( (Full story …)

February 23, 2018

USTA Foundation Raises Record $9 Million in 2017

The USTA Foundation (USTAF), the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), announced it raised a record $9 million in 2017 through a variety of fundraising efforts. (Full story …)

February 12, 2018

Tennis Industry Rallies For ‘Play Tennis Month’ in May

Tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as "Play Tennis Month" to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life. (Full story …)

January 4, 2018

USTA National Campus Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

The USTA commemorated the one-year anniversary of the USTA National Campus, which officially opened on Jan. 2, 2017, in Lake Nona in Orlando, Fla., as the new “Home of American Tennis.” In its inaugural year, nearly 200,000 players visited the groundbreaking facility, with more than 100 international, national and local tournaments held throughout the year. (Full story …)

October 26, 2017

Head Penn Partners with TGA Premier Tennis

HEAD PENN Racquet Sports, a leading tennis equipment manufacturer, announced a partnership this week with TGA Premier Tennis, a nationwide youth tennis delivery system and National Partner of the USTA and USPTA. (Full story …)

August 23, 2017

TGA Premier Tennis adds 3rd franchise

Youth tennis delivery system continues expansion throughout the Pacific Northwest (Full story …)

May 2, 2016

YTEX sponsors Junior Open

YTEX was proud to act as one of the sponsors for the City of Statesville Jr. Open which was held this month April 15 - 17, at Crossroads Tennis, Cadwell Park, Statesville North Carolina, USA. Check out these great images... (Full story …)

April 28, 2016

FILA and ITHF launch new program

The partnership kicked off this past weekend with a junior tournament and will have year-round activation including additional tournaments and an all-new junior ambassador program. (Full story …)

April 1, 2016

adidas partners with top junior academies

Today adidas announces a new junior tennis academy program for the US. The academy program is an all-encompassing partnership that includes outfitting all coaches and top level players, adidas branding at the facilities and retail operations. adidas will also utilize... (Full story …)

November 17, 2015

TGA launches Minneapolis franchise

Youth sports director brings tennis delivery system directly to school campuses, community centers and tennis facilities (Full story …)

August 12, 2015

USTA to grant $373,000 in scholarships

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - USTA Foundation, the national charitable foundation of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), today announced that it has granted 53 high school students a variety of college scholarships totaling $373,000. One of the objectives of the... (Full story …)

August 11, 2015

Team G Tennis gives scholarships

Woodland Hills, CA — Over the last year, Gerald Mathews of Team G Tennis has volunteered and hosted many athletic camps for the children of Hope Garden’s Family Center (HGFC). Mathews has enjoyed teaching the fundamentals of tennis to these... (Full story …)

July 27, 2015

Bringing tennis to children with 'Emirates Returns'

Emirates to Conduct Kids’ Clinics and Provide Charitable Donations in Series’ Markets; Local “Mentors” to be Honored with VIP Weekend at 2015 US Open (Full story …)

January 8, 2015

TGA Clinics will impact area youth

Clinics are free on Sunday Jan. 25, and will be conducted by TGA of Coachella Valley in partnership with Humana and the Clinton Foundation. (Full story …)

October 27, 2014

Bollettieri visits Manchester Memorial

MANCHESTER, MA — Students at Manchester Memorial School were treated to a presentation by Nick Bollettieri. The world-famous tennis coach was here for the weekend visiting Manchester Athletic Club’s MAC Tennis program, where he gave private and group lessons to... (Full story …)

August 7, 2014

USTA, Greenbergs to get kids active

New Public Service Announcements Encourage Families to Attend, And Facilities to Host USTA Free Tennis Play Events in September (Full story …)

July 25, 2014

Pro introduces children to the magic of tennis

A Magical Racquet Ride: Journey to the Four Grand Slam Tournaments of Tennis, by Marissa Irvin Gould (Full story …)

July 22, 2014

TGA launches first franchise in Oregon

Former banking executive brings innovative school-based program in partnership with USTA to southern Oregon. (Full story …)

June 1, 2014

TGA Premier Youth Tennis continues growth

Former executive finds a new career in growing tennis through innovative after-school program in partnership with the USTA. (Full story …)

January 31, 2014

TGA breaks into top 500

New school-based activation model for tennis in partnership with the USTA is off to fast start in just its second year. (Full story …)

November 21, 2013

TGA Premier Youth Tennis launches 22nd franchise

After-school tennis programs to enrich the lives of students in Union County. (Full story …)

September 20, 2013

Lendl IJTA announces Fall 2013 class

Coach of Wimbledon Champion Instills Students with Dedication, Focus, Motivation (Full story …)

August 24, 2013

USTA to further its commitment to youth tennis

FLUSHING, N.Y. — The USTA today announced a further commitment to its national efforts to grow youth participation and encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle. This new commitment, which was pledged to the Partnership for a Healthier America in... (Full story …)

August 16, 2013

Kick off fall with Worldwide Day of Play

When tennis teams up with Nickelodeon, it’s sure to draw new kids to your courts. Host a Free Tennis Play Event any day from September 1–30 to kick-off your fall program promotion in celebration of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play.... (Full story …)

August 11, 2013

Altamirano, Vickery earn US Open wild cards

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Collin Altamirano (17, Yuba City, Calif.) and Sachia Vickery (18, Hollywood, Fla.) captured the USTA Boys’ and Girls’ 18s National Championships single titles Sunday, each earning wild cards into the main draw of the US Open,... (Full story …)

August 10, 2013

Largest US after-school program to add tennis

Beyond the Bell to offer tennis to its elementary schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District (Full story …)

August 2, 2013

PTR Celebrates 10 & Under Tennis Month

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry’s 10 & Under Workshops have educated and certified more than 2,150 tennis coaches. In honor of this milestone, PTR is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, August is PTR... (Full story …)

July 15, 2013

Har-Tru announces ongoing commitment to Jr tennis

Leading clay court company teams up with Brad Gilbert, announces plans for clay court facility (Full story …)

USTA, PTR, USPTA to develop youth curriculum

Partnership Aims to Raise the Standard Level of Coaching to Introduce Tennis to Children (Full story …)

May 30, 2013

'Parents and Pros Special' premieres this Saturday

Airs on Tennis Channel on Sat., June 1 @ 2 p.m. ET and Sat., June 8 @ 2 p.m. ET. (Full story …)

February 27, 2013

Wilson partners with TGA Premier Youth Tennis

Leading tennis equipment-company aims to get racquets in every student’s hand through TGA’s entrepreneurial initiative (Full story …)

November 29, 2012

Martin acquires TGA Premier Youth franchise

School Based Tennis Program in Jacksonville to enrich the lives of area youth (Full story …)

October 18, 2012

Bollettieri serves up lessons to MAC tennis aces

MANCHESTER, MA — Nick Bollettieri, the legendary tennis coach linked to 10 number-one world-ranked players including Andre Agassi and Maria Sharapova, visited with hundreds of players during his annual visit to Manchester Athletic Club. The energetic octogenarian is one of... (Full story …)

July 31, 2012

PTR celebrates 10 & Under Tennis Month

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry’s Junior Development (10 & under) Workshops have educated and certified more than 1,000 tennis coaches since February of 2011. In honor of this milestone, PTR is pleased to announce that August is... (Full story …)

May 10, 2012

Donnay joins forces with Adidas juniors

Becomes the first-ever racquet sponsor of the adidas Tennis Camps. (Full story …)

March 7, 2012

Lexi York Makes Racquetball History

York becomes the first freshman to win the Girls’ Singles Title (Full story …)

January 18, 2012

WTT accepting scholarship applications

WTT accepting applications through April 16 (Full story …)

December 18, 2011

Global Rule Change for 10 and Under Tennis

On January 1, 2012 the rules of tennis officially will be changed and require that 10 and Under Tennis tournaments be played utilizing smaller, lighter racquets and lower-bouncing balls on smaller courts. The change was adopted by the USTA in... (Full story …)

December 14, 2011

Wilson the official ball of the Orange Bowl

Up and Coming Wilson Athletes are Players to Watch at Prestigious Junior Tennis Tournament. (Full story …)

September 9, 2011

Michelle Obama attends US Open

USTA’s 10 and Under Tennis Credited for Engaging Record Number of Youth (Full story …)

September 6, 2011

Aetna, USTA announce school grant program

Community-based Tennis Programs Will Offer Healthy Activities Through Tennis and Engage Diverse Populations (Full story …)

August 24, 2011

US Open to feature youth tennis initiative

Reigning US Open Champion Rafael Nadal to Participate in Kids Clinic (Full story …)

August 16, 2011

Aetna Invites Families to the New Haven Open

Families Can Join the Fun at Aetna Kids Day and FitZone Throughout the Tournament (Full story …)

August 4, 2011

Sock, Davis named top seeds

Sock Trying to Become First Back-to-Back USTA 18s Champion since Donald Young USTA 18s National Champions Earn US Open Main Draw Wild Cards (Full story …)

Fish seeks NYC kids to break record

Youth to Receive Free Wilson Tennis Racquet and Can of Balls, Friday, August 26, 2011, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., BJK National Tennis Center, Flushing Meadows (Full story …)

July 20, 2011

USTA, Agassi, and Graf promote 10 And Under Tennis

New Commercial Designed to Bring More Kids to the Game (Full story …)

July 18, 2011

Fish invites kids to join World Record attempt

US #1 pro tennis player Mardy Fish announced today that he will lead Wilson’s attempt to set the Guinness Book of World Records record for the “Most people to bounce a tennis ball on their racquet in one location” on... (Full story …)

June 10, 2011

Sport Court Goes Mobile with SmashZone Tour

“The Safest Court in the World” is Part of USTA Interactive Tour To Introduce 10 and Under Tennis to Kids and Adults. (Full story …)

May 12, 2011

PTR to Offer New Course

Will Supplement Junior Development Workshop and Certification (Full story …)

March 29, 2011

Tennis Across America's honorary co-chairs

Several well-known personalities on board to support TAA and Tennis -- for the health of it! in the fight against childhood obesity (Full story …)

February 28, 2011

Making a Difference for Kids

First Lady Michelle Obama, Andre Agassi and Stefanie Graf Featured in New Public Service Announcement to Encourage Children to Get Active and Enjoy Tennis. USTA Commits to Constructing and Renovating 3,000 Tennis Courts Nationally; Interested Communities Encouraged to Visit USTA.Com/Facilities to Learn More 200,000 Youngsters in USTA Programs to Participate in The Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (Full story …)

December 22, 2010

Teaming up in the fight against obesity

USPTA and the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation. (Full story …)

December 14, 2010

USTA to Invest in 10 and Under Tennis

Over the next three years, the USTA plans to invest $5 million dollars in 100 markets to foster the growth of 10 and under tennis. The money will go towards marketing, training, courts, competition, schools, and equipment. The $5 million... (Full story …)

December 1, 2010

New PTR Education & Certification Pathway

To Include 10 and Under Tennis (Full story …)

November 16, 2010

Venus to Visit Boys & Girls Club

To Encourage Kips Bay Kids to Get Active (Full story …)

October 27, 2010

AAYTE Benefit to Honor Douglas Conant

Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis and Education to Pay Tribute to Campbell Soup Company President and CEO Douglas Conant at Annual Benefit for Children on April 29, 2011 (Full story …)

September 20, 2010

Family Circle Cup to Support Youth Tennis

Dunlop Sports and Vapor Apparel Join Family Circle Cup Outreach Effort (Full story …)

September 7, 2010

USTA Announces New 10-and-Under Rules

Rule Change Will Require 10-and-Under Tournaments to be Played with Slower-Moving Balls, Shorter Courts and Lighter Racquets. (Full story …)

September 1, 2010

Parent Awareness of Preventable Injuries for Juniors

Rosemont, Ill. — With more than 27 million players, tennis continues to be one of America’s fastest growing sports with participation having increased by more than 43 percent since 2000. Premier tennis tour events and other top-tiered tournaments in the... (Full story …)

August 27, 2010

Contest Winners to Attend Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

2010 USTA/NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest Winners to be Honored at Luncheon Hosted by Former New York City Mayor David Dinkins. (Full story …)

August 5, 2010

USTA Conducts Tennis Clinic at White House

Record-breaking Doubles Team Bob and Mike Bryan and World No. 20 Sam Querrey Join USTA Instructors on QuickStart Courts. President Barack Obama Makes Surprise Appearance to Speak with Local NJTL Kids. (Full story …)

July 20, 2010

Student Athletes Earn Spots in Leadership Camp

Camp to Stress Arthur Ashe’s Ideals of Leadership and Sportsmanship. USTA/NJTL Tennis Leadership Camp Attendees to Participate in Philanthropic Activity with Students from Recording Artist Usher’s New Look Leadership Academy (Full story …)

July 12, 2010

Pop Superstars Team Up with Tennis Superstars

Full-Day Tennis & Music Festival Kicks-Off 2010 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Full story …)

June 25, 2010

Federal Funds Available to Tennis Facilities

Each year, the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) awards millions of dollars to schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs. Your local tennis facility could work with a school or schools in your... (Full story …)

June 17, 2010

USTA Funding Permanent QuickStart Courts

The U.S. Tennis Association is offering funding assistance to tennis facilities and organizations looking to paint permanent lines for 36- and 60-foot QuickStart Tennis courts, designed for children 10 and under. The funding assistance—50% of the cost of the lines—is... (Full story …)

June 11, 2010

IMG sponsors Atlanta Tennis Championships

Legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri/IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy staff to highlight “Kid’s Day” (Full story …)

May 27, 2010

Top U.S. Juniors to Compete at Roland Garros

2009 Eddie Herr Singles Champion Kudla Highest-Ranked American to Enter Tournament; World No. 10 Capra, 2009 French Junior Semifinalist Stephens Lead U.S. Girls’ Contingent (Full story …)

May 24, 2010

Kids Can Audition to Sing at the US Open

Kids 12 Years and Younger Can Audition to Sing Live at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center (Full story …)

May 12, 2010

Babolat Serves Up T-shirt Design Contest

Details on Sports Illustrated Group’s (Full story …)

May 11, 2010

GEICO to Help Train Young Players

Partners with D.C. Parks and Recreation and Junior Tennis Champions Center. (Full story …)

April 27, 2010

Guide to getting a tennis scholarship

Six Sigma Tennis Author Publishes College Scholarship Guide to Help Kids Gain the Skills to Secure a Tennis Scholarship into College. Author Steven Falk wrote "The Six Sigma Tennis College Scholarship Guide" just 60 days after the successful release of "Six Sigma Tennis"; the handbook compares to SAT College Prep Guides and is 100-percent guaranteed (Full story …)

April 22, 2010

USTA to Conduct Player Development Camp

Six Young Americans to Attend Camp in Birmingham, Ala., April 21-25, in Conjunction With Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Semifinal. (Full story …)

April 5, 2010

Baby Goes Pro to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Baby Goes Pro to Play Integral Role in First Lady's "Let's Move" Initiative to Fight Childhood Obesity at Annual White House Easter Egg Roll on April 5, 2010. (Full story …)

March 23, 2010

USTA Joins Forces with Tennis Skillastics®

Partnership to Comprise Newest Addition to USTA’s Youth Tennis Initiative (Full story …)

February 25, 2010

USTA Hosting Registration Events

More Than 700 Youth Registration Events to be Held at Facilities Across the Country in Celebration of "Tennis Night in America" Between February 26-March 1 To Facilitate Early Registration for Spring/Summer Junior Tennis Programs Nationwide. (Full story …)

February 12, 2010

USPTA Pro to Intro Tennis to National City Kids

Angel Lopez Heads Effort by San Diego Hispanic Tennis Professionals. (Full story …)

December 30, 2009

Kids Free at the ITHF in 2010

At the ITHF's annual Legends Ball, more than $30,000 was donated by Hall of Fame supporters to provide complimentary admission for children in the year ahead. (Full story …)

November 16, 2009

Kids Cardio to Debut at PTR Symposium

Hilton Head Island, SC — The official debut of Cardio Tennis for Kids (CT4Kids) will take place February 18, 2010, at the PTR International Tennis Symposium on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Cardio Tennis for Kids will invigorate children’s tennis... (Full story …)

August 25, 2009

USTA/NJTL Essay Contest Winners to Attend Kids' Day

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA today announced the 10 winners of the 11th annual USTA/NJTL Arthur Ashe Essay Contest. The 10 winners, ranging in ages from 10 to 18, will receive a travel package from August 28-August 30 that... (Full story …)

July 16, 2009

40 Student Athletes Earn Spots in 25th Annual Leadership Camp

Camp to Stress Arthur Ashe’s Ideals of Leadership and Sportsmanship USTA/NJTL Honors Athlete-Scholars from Diverse Backgrounds with Limited Financial Means in Denver July 21-27 (Full story …)

May 21, 2009

USTA to Host Third Annual Open Casting Call for Children to Perform at the 2009 US Open

Boys and Girls Age 12 and Under Invited to Audition at Radio City Music Hall on June 8 Former American Idol Runner-Up Diana Degarmo, Ugly Betty Star Mark Indelicato To Judge on Celebrity Panel (Full story …)

March 3, 2009

'Tennis Night in America' Serves Up a Winner

National Effort in 50 States at 700 Facilities Attracts Tens of Thousands of Kids, Parents (Full story …)

November 21, 2008

NECP sponsors youth tennis tournament

BOSTON -- New England Consulting Partners LLC ( is sponsoring a tennis match this weekend between high school age youngsters from New York City and Boston. The event is being held at the Boston Athletic Club in South Boston ( (Full story …)

October 27, 2008

HEAD Penn Promotes the Game of Tennis to Children at a Local Non-Profit Event

Phoenix, AZ - October 27, 2008 -- HEAD Penn Racquet Sports participated in Touchstone Behavioral Health’s 6th Annual Family Fun Day event, which supports children and families who have behavior issues at home and at school, and introduced the game... (Full story …)

Quickstart Tennis Tips Online

The Fun New Way to Play Tennis With Your Kids This Fall Comes to Life at (Full story …)

October 22, 2008

Dramatic Conclusion to NJT International Masters

Bautista Joins Fellow Spanish Champions Nadal and Boluda with Boys U-14 Win (Full story …)

August 28, 2008

USTA Launches New and Innovative Physical Education Curriculum for Schools

Collaboration with Dr. Robert Pangrazi Provides Comprehensive and Turn-key Solution for Teachers (Full story …)

August 12, 2008

Twenty Children Ages 12-and-Under to Perform Patriotic-Themed Songs on the World's Stage at the 2008 US Open

Winners Competed at the Second Annual US Open Casting Call Held Earlier this Summer at Radio City Music Hall (Full story …)

July 15, 2008

Incline Village Tennis Center Hosts Junior Tennis Fundraiser August 1-2, 2008

Incline Village, NV-- The Incline Village Tennis Center is hosting a special event on to benefit the junior tennis program for North Lake Tahoe. Former top 50 player and current TV tennis commentator Justin Gimelstob will play an exhibition match... (Full story …)

July 8, 2008

Dimitrov Claims Boys Championship at Wimbledon

KENNELBACH, AUSTRIA — HEAD's Team Elite members had a remarkable week at Wimbledon, with Grigor Dimitrov's boys singles championship leading the way. Dimitrov, a 17-year-old from Bulgaria, became the first player from that country to secure the prestigious junior title,... (Full story …)

May 30, 2008

USPTA’s Junior Circuit Offers Tennis Competition for Novice Juniors

-- Program provides skill-appropriate tournaments that build enthusiasm -- (Full story …)

May 8, 2008

PTR Kids Tennis Launched

08 May 2008 - Hilton Head Island, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is excited to present a new set of tools and resources to help tennis teachers work with children under age 10. As with its Munchkin Tennis, PTR... (Full story …)


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