1881 – Founding of the U.S. National Lawn Tennis Association (USNLTA). A small group of men from northeastern clubs, where most lawn tennis was played, form an association to promote the standardization of the rules and regulations for lawn tennis throughout the United States.
1920 – The USNLTA drops the "N" from its name and becomes the USLTA.
1973 – USTA incorporates as a not-for-profit sports association, with the National Educational Foundation permitted to receive tax deductible contributions.
1975 – The U.S. Lawn Tennis Association loses its “L” and becomes the USTA.