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USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association)
Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development and is now the first and only USTA accredited association under the USTA Accreditation Program.
With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport.
The USPTA offers more than 60 professional benefits to its members, including on-court liability insurance, health insurance assistance, a supplemental savings plan for retirement and offers more than 200 education events a year for members to improve their teaching skills and increase their business knowledge.
The USPTA is governed nationally by a democratically elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The daily administration of the USPTA is overseen by the CEO at the World Headquarters in Lake Nona, Fla., just outside of Orlando. The majority of the USPTA's membership consists of Professional and Elite Professional level members who work full-time in the tennis industry. USPTA Professionals have job titles including general manager, director of tennis, assistant professional, and coach. They direct tennis businesses, develop tennis programming, oversee tennis operations, teach lessons, and coach teams at all types of facilities, such as private and commercial clubs, public tennis centers and parks, and colleges and schools.
USPTA Mission Statement
The purpose of USPTA shall be to elevate the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches.
USPTA Vision Statement
The USPTA will be the world's leading trade association of certified tennis-teaching professionals and coaches, viewed and highly respected as an organization of knowledgeable experts and specialists, industry innovators, and as an indispensable business partner. The USPTA will deliver the highest level of educational tools and programs for its membership that enhance the livelihoods of its members, create career opportunities within the tennis industry, and promote the sport of tennis.
USTA (United States Tennis Association)
The USTA was founded on May 21, 1881, to standardize the games of tennis and to take over its organization and government. Today, it continues its mission to develop and promote the game of tennis. The USTA is the governing body for the sport of tennis in the US. For more information on the USTA, visit usta.com