Excerpted from the USTA Yearbook (page 98)
26. Elite Athlete. Elite Athlete means a United States citizen who meets any one of the following three requirements: within the last 10 years has been a member of the US Olympic, US Pan American, US Paralympic, US Para Pan American, US Davis Cup, US Fed Cup, or USWorld Cup teams; within the last 24 months has reached the second round of an open draw of the United States Open Tennis Championships or the World Championships for Wheelchair Tennis; or within the last 10 years was ranked in the top 50 of the USTA Professional Singles or Doubles Rankings.
Solely for purposes of an upcoming election, the term Elite Athlete shall not include any Elite Athlete who has been nominated and designated by the Nominating Committee as a person who is not an Elite Athlete. (See Bylaw 35.c.)
A person who qualifies as an Elite Athlete when elected or appointed shall retain this status as an Elite Athlete throughout the term of election or appointment.
The Executive Director shall maintain a current list of Elite Athletes that includes their names, addresses, phone numbers, and bases for qualification.