Register as a USTA Organization Member
As you develop your organization and programming, you’ll find that being connected to the USTA and other tennis and education programs can provide great resources! Advice, moral support, advocacy, and grant funding are just a few ways the USTA Foundation can support your organization. When you join the USTA, the NJTL network and your USTA Section, you can access even more guidance and support locally. Connect to other tennis programs and get support from USTA by becoming an organization member.
As part of USTA, you also have opportunities to connect with partners in your local community and beyond!
Make sure your organization takes advantage of the USTA events offered! For example, PAST&E has at least one team member attend the USTA yearly section and national training event. These events provide a great opportunity to meet with national staff and to network with other NJTLs and CTAs from around the country. Also, make sure to attend your own Section’s training events. The USTA PNW Section has an annual training event called “Tennis Fest” that is held in either Portland or Seattle.
Remember when you connect to the USTA Network by becoming a USTA Organization member and registering your organization as a community tennis association or USTA NJTL Chapter your organization becomes eligible for numerous benefits and services including:
Liability Insurance – Access to a low cost liability and accident insurance plan that provides discounted coverage against allegations of negligence resulting from bodily injury or property damage.
Directors and Officers Insurance – Access to los cost Directors and Officers and Employment Practices Insurance Program that offers coverage through an “A”- Rated carrier for CTAs and USTA NJTLs nationwide.
USTA Sanctioned Tournaments – Member organizations may conduct tournaments that are officially sanctioned by the USTA (subject to sanctioning requirements and approval.)
Newsletters – Receive regularly scheduled communication from USTA and the USTA Foundation regarding upcoming events, workshops, seminars, grants, and programs.
Annual USTA Yearbook – A comprehensive annual guide to the national governing body of tennis as well as the year in tennis and historical records.
USTA Shop – Member organizations receive a 10% discount on USTA publications and merchandise.
Certificate of Membership – A certificate that identifies your organization as an official USTA organizational member of the USTA and supporter of tennis.
USTA Learning Resource Center – The USTA offers a series of affordable, convenient and interactive web workshops led by industry experts on topics such as fundraising, marketing, board development and programming. Registration is open, click here for more information.
Website Development – Registered CTAs and NJTLs receive assistance with their website development.
Marketing Assistance – Community Tennis Ad customization web site to create custom advertisements for YOUR organization.
“Best Practices” Sharing – Access to unique and successful ideas implemented by CTAs and NJTLs around the country.
USTA Awards – Eligible for prestigious USTA national, section and district awards.
Other ways to connect to your USTA network:
- Play tennis! Represent your program with players on USTA Teams and participation in locally sanctioned USTA Tennis Tournaments. Participation in various leagues provide great opportunities for building a community of friends and potential partners. Make sure your players wear t-shirts that represent your organization. And, equip them with talking points about your program so they can promote the organization on your behalf!
- Encourage members of your coaching/tutoring staff to participate in the annual “Up/Down Wheelchair Tournament Event,” partnering with a wheelchair athlete.