USPTA Announces Multi-Year Endorsement Deal with LaceClips 

LAKE NONA, FL, January 11, 2023 — 
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Inc. is pleased to announce a multi-year endorsement with athletic performance tracking company LaceClips as the Official Footwear Wearable Technology Device of the USPTA.

LaceClips is a lightweight activity monitor that clips to one’s shoe with a patented lace-locking technology allowing users to track their physical activity from day to day, week to week, or month to month. To date, LaceClips has partnered with premier tournament organizers, high schools, and superstar athletes such as Tyreek Hill, Fabio Fognini, Andre Drummond, Genie Bouchard, Monique Billings, and many other superstars.

Users have the ability to watch uniquely curated workout videos from these professional athletes and based on the stats and data, replicate the same routines at home. As users keep track of their own stats via the app, they are able to share their results on social media to see how they compare to the pros and even challenge friends head to head. The pros themselves will also be adding more energy to their workouts by competing with their peer athletes on data, keeping their fitness routines competitive and current.

“LaceClips is a unique way to revolutionize our members’ fitness,” said John Embree, USPTA CEO. “This cool innovative technology allows the user to compare stats with other tennis players from your local high-performance program but also against other world-renowned tennis professionals too. You should encourage your junior players to give LaceClips a try.”

“I’m not only a former D1 athlete, but the father of a young tennis player who sometimes trips over his shoelaces,” said Jonathan Nussbaum, Founder of LaceClips. “I created the brand to help competitors of all ages improve their game before and after each match through tracking fitness activity across diverse training activities, benchmarking and monitoring resulting improvement, and connecting and competing with peers in a new way.”

AboutLaceClips: LaceClips® is an athletic performance tracking company that enables athletes from various sports to track fitness goals and competitive progress through an easy-to-use, smart activity tracker that clips to their shoelaces. The brand’s patented lace locking technology ensures that athletes’ laces stay put so they can focus on improving their game or living fitness-filled, healthy lifestyles.

LaceClips is used by renowned tournament organizers like MADE Hoops, top high school programs such as Roselle Catholic and Sierra Canyon, and athletes – including tennis pros Diego Schwartzman, Fabio Fognini, Genie Bouchard, Mackie McDonald, and Marcel Granollers, pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Aaron Jones, pro shooting guard CJ McCollum, women’s power forward Monique Billings, and announcer Kenny “The Jet” Smith, among others. Learn more at

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. Learn more at

Media Contacts:

Marisa Lampe
USPTA, Director of Marketing & Communications

Madison Faulkner
USPTA, Public Relations