USPTA Expands Partnership with WTCA 

LAKE NONA, FL, February 3, 2023 — 
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Inc. has expanded their partnership with the Women's Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA).

Founded in 2015 by Ann Grossman Wunderlich and Sarah Stone, the WTCA is the first organization of its kind, solely dedicated to advancing women’s tennis through thoroughly educated coaches. With an incredible team of Grand Slam champions, medical advisors, and internationally renowned coaches, the WTCA uses mentorship programs, conferences around the globe, and educational coaching courses to both educate and inspire passionate tennis coaches with the one goal of enhancing the world of women’s tennis.

As part of the agreement, the USPTA and the WTCA will host two joint WTCA and USPTA workshops this year, with one being in conjunction with a WTA Women’s Professional event in the summer of 2023. There will also be a WTCA specialty course offered at each USPTA World Conference through 2025.

“If we can continue to educate and empower our women’s tennis coaches, we are not only improving the quality of coaching that our female athletes are receiving, but we are also growing the future pool of tennis-teaching professionals,” said John Embree, USPTA CEO.

We are thrilled to be partnering with the USPTA in keeping more females in tennis,” said WTCA CEO Sarah Stone. “Together we will deliver coach education specific to working with female athletes. Having the opportunity to impact tennis alongside the global leader in coach education is a great privilege for myself and the entire WTCA team. We are so excited about the new events that we will do together.”

About WTCAThe WTCA is the global hub for coaching women's tennis. Our mission is to keep more girls in tennis by advancing the coaching of female players across the sport. A positive side effect is to create more opportunities for women to coach high performance female players. 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

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Marisa Lampe
USPTA, Director of Marketing & Communications

Madison Faulkner
USPTA, Public Relations