As a volunteer-driven organization, the USTA is composed of a number of committees that work with the association’s staff and members to ensure that we are fulfilling our mission to promote the growth and development of the game.
The USTA president appoints all committee chairs and members, all of whom serve a two-year term – during which they work to satisfy their respective charges, generate recommendations to the USTA Board of Directors and attend USTA meetings. There are roughly 40 committees across the organization that serve a variety of purposes, including but not limited to: addressing issues such as adult and junior competition, rules and regulations, and officials; serving as advisory groups on initiatives, such as sport science trends; and providing services for and at USTA events such as league championships, junior tournaments and wheelchair tennis clinics.
Traditionally, each USTA section makes endorsements to the USTA president for appointments. Advisory Group on Committees (AGC) advises and assists the USTA president in the committee appointment process (CAP). In addition, the AGC conducts the annual committee evaluation process that assesses the effectiveness and progress of each committee, and consists of a chair, coordinator, council chairs, a section executive director and the chair of the diversity and inclusion committee.
Volunteering at the USTA section or district level is not required prior to serving on a national committee – however, USTA membership is mandatory. Many national volunteers have nonetheless participated in their local communities in some way before serving at the national level. Other factors considered among prospective volunteers include their relevant skill sets to their desired committee, relevant tennis, employment and educational experience, diversity and both geographic and section representation.
To learn more about USTA National Committees and to apply, please visit our FAQs.
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