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 WTCA: The WTCA is the global hub for coaching women's tennis. Our mission
keep more girls in tennis by advancing the coaching of female players across
A positive side effect is to create more opportunities for women to coach high
performance female players. Learn more at wtcatennis.org.
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 USPTA.com.
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