During this time of unprecedented uncertainty, the USPTA Board of Directors is concerned about the safety and well-being of your families, colleagues, customers, partners, and the many friends who make up the USPTA family. Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus.
Please see this statement by the USTA on the safety of playing tennis released on April 3.
As each day goes by dealing with COVID-19, more and more facilities are being closed, tennis departments are shutting down or your income is being cut. If that is happening, please check with your employer regarding their human resources policies.
As an Association, we will be doing the following:
First, we temporarily removed the paywall on www.TennisResources.com
until April 30. Members in good standing can access the following courses at no charge here. In addition, on Wednesdays, we will highlight a video for education credits on social media. Just a reminder: each course is only eligible for credits one time.
Second, we have created a closed Facebook group for members
to discuss best practices, share innovative ideas and offer support to each other. Additionally, at the right are some links with helpful information about protecting your health and safety.
I know that most of our members of the USPTA family have never experienced this level of uncertainty in our businesses and our way of life. We have been through turbulent times before, and what has always carried us through has been our commitment to our values, our culture and most of all, to each other.
As the President of our organization, I am confident that we will emerge from this crisis as a strong, trusted Association that truly connects tennis professionals like no other and we will be become stronger for having gone through this experience together.
I continue to be honored and humbled to lead our Association. I plan on giving updates if and when it is appropriate. Thank you for all that you are doing and most of all stay safe.