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Advocacy Resources

USTA Advocacy Resources:

The USTA's advocacy agenda is motivated by the conviction that the sport of tennis can be an important part of improving communities, schools and the quality of life for all. As members of the USTA family, we know how tennis can make a difference, but our charge as advocates is to convince decision-makers in the public, private and non-profit sectors of this in order to gain their support. Across the country, there are millions of players and thousands of tennis organizations that are passionate about tennis. You are our most underused resource but our most valuable asset.

The Big Serve is the USTA's advocacy initiative. The effort is aimed at connecting the passion of USTA members and the larger tennis community with the public policy needs of the communities in which they live. We know that tennis is a sport that can change lives and improve communities, and The Big Serve website is just one of the tools the USTA is developing to help make that happen across the country.

If you have plans to build or renovate tennis courts in your community, NRPA and the USTA can help. Visit http://usta.com/bigserve to learn how. The hope is that this website will become an important resource for you as you try to grow the game of tennis in your communities. We are all advocates for tennis in some way, and the USTA will become a better and more nimble advocacy organization with your participation and willingness to share your stories, your challenges and your successes. Take Heart. Take Part. Take Action.

in Washington, DC
March 16-18, 2011

Do your part to help advance the national agenda for parks and recreation. This is a critical time to be an advocate, and our voices must be heard. Help NRPA and the USTA advance national policies that promote health through physical activity, reconnect children with nature and protect open space for recreation, including tennis.

As advocates, we must educate our national leaders about the importance of parks and recreation in our communities. Encourage community advocates, members of your park authority, park commission and city council to attend. Make an impact, share our mission and change the course for parks and recreation.

By working together, we can make a difference.

TO REGISTER OR GET MORE INFORMATION on NRPA Congress & Exposition and NRPA Legislative Forum on Parks and Recreation, visit the NRPA webpage at www.nrpa.org.

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