Our Tennis Community
It may seem like tennis season is just beginning, but our work at the USTA has been in full swing since January 1.
We welcomed our 2019-20 volunteer leadership at the start of this year. It’s a group I’m proud to be a part of. Our volunteers have a strong mix of industry experience, fresh ideas and energy. It is looking to be a memorable year.
The winters in Middle States are always filled with local tennis play, some of the most frequent being contracts and indoor leagues. Our juniors compete in tournaments across the country and train with our outstanding local coaches. Meanwhile, the pro tours take an international swing, highlighted by Australia.
As tennis advocates, we should be excited about the incredible opportunities in our Section, and the growth we are experiencing on the court and in the community.
Our team of staff and volunteers have grown the chances for everyone and anyone to experience tennis. Middle States awarded $50,000 in facility grants in 2018, contributing to the construction and revitalization of local courts. We look to do the same this year, and will continue to look for other chances to improve the game.
Tennis is stronger than ever in our schools. There are more than 100,000 students residing in Middle States who will be served tennis in schools this year. Take a moment and consider that number.
If you’re reading this, you are most likely already quite involved with tennis. What I ask for you this year is that you share our game with someone close to you — someone who isn’t currently involved.
As the year progresses and we move into the warmer seasons, I urge you to stay in touch and keep us informed of everything happening in your area. If you need help with a project, we are here for that. If you have a question or need to address a topic, we will do everything we can to take care of it. Whatever your situation, the USTA is here to help.
Thank you for your service to our game and for all you do for the tennis community in Middle States. I’ll see you on the court!
President, USTA Middle States