USPTA CEO Search Now Underway

LAKE NONA, FL, July 25, 2023 — The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Inc. announces it is seeking its next Chief Executive Officer. 

TeamWork Consulting has been selected as the executive search firm to assist with the search. Buffy Filippell, TeamWork Consulting's founder, will be responsible for leading the process. Filippell has recruited more than 350 leaders in the sports industry.

The CEO will report to the USPTA Board of Directors and the Executive Committee and will manage all aspects of the association including its activities and relationships between the association and its board, Executive Committee, members, guests, employees, community, government and industry.  The selected candidate will be involved in the development of the new strategic plan and coordinate and administer the association’s policies. The CEO will manage a staff of about 20 and will be responsible for servicing its members by elevating the skills, standards and opportunities of tennis and racquet sports teaching professionals and coaches. Ideally, the association seeks someone with previous general management or P&L experience, with excellent leadership, business management and public speaking skills, who is familiar with racquet sports and its communities. The association seeks someone who is a strong collaborator, has and can deepen strong alliances and networks across the tennis and racquet sports universe and can grow the value of the association with its members.

Anyone interested in more information or applying for this role can click on this link to the TeamWork website.

The president of the USPTA, Rich Slivocka, has assembled a task force of past presidents, including incoming president Trish Faulkner and himself, to assist TeamWork Consulting with the search. The USPTA will keep its members informed as the process unfolds over the next few months, with final candidate interviews expected to take place at the USPTA 2023 World Conference in September.

The USPTA is grateful for the interest received for such an important position.


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


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