Celebrating 100 Years of Tennis

USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation celebrated 100 years of promoting and developing the growth of tennis in the Mid-Atlantic region. 

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Keep 100 Years Strong

Since 1923, our mission to grow the sport has not wavered and remains more relevant than ever. With more than 1.3 million people playing tennis today in our region and another 1M interested, USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation is leading the way to increase access to the sport and chart a course for the next 100 years of tennis. Tennis continues to thrive in our region along with every individual and community that the sport touches.


From our early beginning a century ago, to where we are today increasing access to tennis for ALL, our story is built upon a strong foundation cultivated throughout our 100 year history. Tennis has never been stronger in the Mid-Atlantic than it is today.



USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation honored the 100th anniversary with a year-long Centennial Celebration that articulated our vision for the future of tennis, while saluting the impact of the sport, our rich history, and those who paved the way to help our nonprofit organization and tennis get to where it is today.



Over 500 guests joined us to celebrate the USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation's Centennial Gala and express their support for our mission to expand tennis access in every community.


Your support made a significant impact, raising nearly half a million dollars to advance the USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation's mission and vision for tennis in every community in the region!


Save the date for the 'Tennis Creates Gala' on December 7, 2024. You won't want to miss it! 

A Year to Remember:

Centennial Stories and Spotlights

Check out a variety of stories, spotlights and more that came in throughout the year of our Centennial Celebration. We put the spotlight on people, places, programs and the impact of tennis.

The Centennial Photo Challenge 

Thank you for sharing your best shots! We've received tons of amazing photos showcasing how each of you celebrated with us during our Centennial Year. Check out these memories that will last a lifetime!

Save the Date

Get ready for an unforgettable experience at the next gala! Save the date: December 7, 2024, for the annual USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation Tennis Creates Gala at the Salamander DC. It's going to be an event you won't want to miss!

USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation Tennis Hall of Fame

The USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation Tennis Hall of Fame recognizes and honors individuals for their significant achievements or contributions to the sport of tennis. Awards are given to those who have distinguished themselves on or off the court as an outstanding player or contributor to the growth of tennis in the region and beyond.


With the likes of such tennis visionaries and leaders as Arthur Ashe and Donald Dell, to Pam Shriver and the Peters sisters, the USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame is a prestigious group of individuals with significant achievements and contributions to the sport.

The Centennial Club

A sincere thank you to our exclusive Centennial Club members for their invaluable contributions, making a historic impact on the future of tennis. Their support has ensured that USTA Mid-Atlantic's philanthropic outreach programs will reach unprecedented levels, leaving a lasting legacy for the sport in our communities.

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USTA Mid-Atlantic is honoring our 100th anniversary with a year-long Centennial Celebration articulating our vision for the future of tennis, while saluting the impact of the sport, our rich history and those that have paved the way to help our nonprofit organization and tennis get to where it is today. It will bring awareness to USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation’s philanthropic mission – making tennis available to ALL by growing the sport of tennis, creating community, and developing character and well-being.

Our name change, from "Mid-Atlantic Section" to "Mid-Atlantic Foundation”, better reflects our deep commitment to succeeding on the mission and promoting tennis and its physical, social, and emotional health benefits as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It will enhance our capacity and future-proof the sport for another 100 years of tennis for you and future generations.

There are five primary ways we are celebrating throughout 2023. 



As a charitable nonprofit, USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation relies on the generosity of people to fulfill its mission. We’re inviting people to participate in an exclusive giving opportunity by joining the Centennial Club with either a one-time or recurring cumulative gift totaling $1,000. See more details here .



For one special night, the Centennial will come to life to honor 100 years of tennis in the region. The gala is being held in Washington, DC on December 1, 2023. View the full Gala Website.



Throughout the Centennial celebration, we will share inspiring and interesting stories that exemplify 100 years of tennis in the Mid-Atlantic. The spotlight is on people, places, programs, and the impact of tennis happening now and from our past



We will induct a special USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Hall of Fame Class in honor of the Centennial Celebration. 



A century of tennis deserves some great gear! Shop our online store for special USTA Mid-Atlantic Centennial merchandise, apparel and more to celebrate the 100th anniversary. Show your Mid-Atlantic pride and find something for you and all the tennis players in your life. Our online store is in partnership with The Spoiled Office. A portion of the proceeds support our mission. 

USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation provides charitable and outreach programs such as  junior player scholarships, tennis court restoration grants, and community engagement grants to increase access to tennis and programming. We also support community providers, coaches and schools that directly deliver tennis in a school setting such as in PE or after school programs.  We have a signature program, Girls Rule the Court that is increasing access to tennis for girls in underserved communities and provides coaching opportunities for women.

You will continue to experience the foundation's mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, and the organization’s programs and services that support your tennis goals and interests. Whether it's registration for a USTA Mid-Atlantic event or a donor statement of giving, you will start to see "USTA Mid-Atlantic Foundation" on many of your materials and communications. New name, same mission and services!

No, not at all. Everything that USTA Mid-Atlantic has previously done to grow tennis and support 

the sport in the region remains the same. We will still govern the sport as usual, offer wide-reaching and accessible USTA programs for all, we continue our support of the entire tennis ecosystem of facilities, providers, coaches, organizers, and we will continue to provide our outreach and philanthropic support in the form of Junior Player Scholarships, Facility Restoration Grants, Girls Rule the Court, Tennis in School programs and more.

Our name change signifies our commitment and dedication to growing tennis and increasing access to the sport through our philanthropic efforts now and for the next 100 years. It will allow us to make an even greater impact and do more to succeed on our mission and vision for tennis in EVERY community. 


We are our own separate entity and not part of the USTA Foundation.

  • Reference the USTA.com/CentennialCelebration website – it’s regularly updated with the latest information

  • Use social media to promote the Centennial Celebration, tag our social accounts (FBInsta and Twitter) and use these hashtags: #MidAtlanticProud #100yearsoftennis #Centennialoftennis

  • Engage your networks (neighbors, friends, business community) to raise awareness 

The zoning application for the Village at Clear Springs, which includes the USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Center, is in progress with the Loudoun County Planning Commission. More information is available at www.ustamidatlantictenniscampus.com