UTR Offer for USPTA Members

We are excited to share an exclusive discount just for USPTA members from Universal Tennis.
This new offer gives you special discounted access to Universal Tennis’ Premium UTR Club product on the innovative new UTR engagement platform.
Now, you can take advantage of this platform at a significant discount (up to 40 percent off!) 


USTA Player Development Adds Wheelchair Tennis

USTA Player Development has officially added high-performance wheelchair tennis to its organizational structure, marking a full integration of high-performance wheelchair tennis into USTA Player Development for the first time ever.

Jason Harnett, National Manager and Head Coach for Team USA Wheelchair and USPTA Elite Professional, will lead the high-performance group out of the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla., reporting to Dr. Paul Lubbers, Senior Director of Education & Sport Science.


USPTA Members Honored at USTA Annual Meeting and Conference

USPTA members were honored during the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. 11 categories were presented during the awards banquet with seven USPTA members earning recognition.
Here is the list of USPTA members that were honored this year:

Brad Parks Award – Dee Henry
International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award – Gigi Fernandez
Janet Louer Junior Team Tennis Organizer of the Year Award – Conan Lorenzo
Member Organization of the Year – The Greens Country Club
Ralph W. Westcott Family of the Year – The Wilson Pipkin Family
Volunteer Exceptional Service Award – Carlos R. Cruz-Aedo and Bob Ingersole


April Issue of ADDvantage Now Available

Make sure you grab your copy of the April edition of ADDvantage, which includes articles from Elite & Master Professionals, CEO John Embree’s Message of the Month, and the latest news from USPTA professionals across the nation.

 Courts of Dreams
by John R. Embree, USPTA CEO

The Heart of the Matter
by Bill Mountford, USPTA Vice President

The Tennis Teaching Professional in 2025
by Alan Cutler, USPTA Master Professional and Jose Pastrello, USPTA Elite Professional

Why Using Video Can Make You A Better Tennis Player
by Josh Graves, Head of Sales, Racquet Sports at PlaySight

Decades of Service to Hawaii's Tennis Community
by Tommy Cardinal, USPTA Communications 

Love Your Logo
by Darlene Jefferson, Director of NetKnacks


USTA High-Performance Coaching Newsletter Link Here

USPTA Supplemental Savings Program 

Did you know that the USPTA offers its members a Supplemental Savings Program?

Here's what current members that are enrolled in the plan are saying:

"The USPTA Supplemental Savings Program has been a great way for me to assist in saving for the time when I am no longer active in the teaching business. Wells Fargo is a solid company with great investment options, and Bo Gard is a pleasure to work with. He is always available for advice or to assist in any way with my account.” - USPTA Elite Professional Chuck Gill

"With mortgages, cars, living expenses and children’s education it is challenging to discipline yourself to save on your own. This is where the USPTA Supplemental Savings Program can help. It will not only assist in the long term, but the tools are also now in place to grow and manage for today." - USPTA Elite Professional Mike Puc


Now Available at Hartru.com!
Portable Teaching Cart and Pickleball Net!
Teach & Travel Cart:

Portable Pickleball Net & Frame: $129.99
Wilson Coach's Bag: $19.99

TLC for the Troops
Tennis Lesson Challenge for Pros 
Join forces with ThanksUSA and donate proceeds from a lesson to purposefully thank our troops by providing the gift of education for their families.
Follow these simple steps to donate a lesson:

1. Give a lesson starting in May for Military Appreciation Month.
May include racquet and paddle sports or fitness classes

2. Donate the lesson fee to ThanksUSA.
​Text LESSON to 
41444 . Proceeds will benefit the mission of providing need-based scholarships and pathways to employment for military spouses and kids.
3. Post a photo or video online and challenge three additional pros.
Tag @ThanksUSA and #TLCfortheTroops on social media.
Visit TLC for the Troops to download the media toolkit.
Pickleball Testing Schedule

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North Hill Country Club 

Yorktown Heights, NY
Solaris Sports Club
May. 25

Palm Beach Gardens, FL
PGA National
June. 2

Las Vegas, NV
USPTA World Conference
Sept. 22

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