USPTA Teams Up with
String Ping for Multi-Year Partnership to Share the First Tennis Text Marketing Service Designed to Help Tennis Clubs, Retailers, Pros, and Stringers Communicate Directly with Customers

LAKE NONA, FL, Sep 17, 2021
— The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development, has signed a multi-year partnership with String Ping.

As part of the agreement, the USPTA and String Ping will work together to introduce the first tennis texting and marketing service featuring a suite of communication tools that enable USPTA members to share messages and branding using SMS, MMS, or voice broadcasting.

“String Ping is geared to helping pros instantly communicate with their students,” says John Embree, USPTA CEO. “As the official texting service of the USPTA, String Ping provides tennis-teachers with a simple-to-use software and knowledge base. Generating recurring business by automating individual or group messages to tennis customers is the wave of the future. And String Ping is leading the charge.”

Rick Kerpsack, Founder and CEO of String Ping, says “String Ping is proud to partner with the USPTA, and as the first tennis specific texting service, collaborating with the USPTA makes sense for its members.”

Kerpsack was inspired during the pandemic to keep tennis thriving and players safely interacting even with social distancing. “Our goal is to help tennis clubs, coaches, and teaching professionals improve their interaction with club members, clients, and students with a convenient and easy-to-use platform. String Ping features a series of communication and marketing tools making it a perfect tool for members of the USPTA to improve interaction with their clients.”

String Ping provides the resources and industry knowledge to help USPTA professionals stay connected. Because over 90 percent of all text messages are opened within three minutes, text messaging is more effective than email for an almost immediate response. In addition, targeted texting keeps clients happy with relevant information specific to their needs.

For a free 30-day no risk trial for all USPTA members text “TRIAL” to 1-888-990-6790 to create an account or to schedule training. For further information on String Ping or to sign up for a monthly plan starting at $19.99 go to

About String Ping: Founded by Rick & Cate Kerpsack during the 2020 pandemic, String Ping offers 37 years of experience in the tennis industry from all angles, including manufacturing and retail in both brick & mortar and online. String Ping bundles the communication tools and training to better connect the tennis industry and support this thriving community.

About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. 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.

Media Contacts:

James P. Burke
Director of Marketing and Communications
407-634-3071 ext. 142

Mike Calendrillo
Public Relations Coordinator
407-634-3050 ext. 114

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