As one of seventeen sections of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), USTA Middle States is instrumental in growing the game of tennis. Volunteers are a valuable resource in help to build our tennis community and in realizing our mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis.
Volunteers help to guide the activities which increase local participation in tennis events. They perform a wide range of functions including assisting in developing programs for junior and adult players, identifying members of the tennis community for awards, recruiting additional volunteers and helping to create marketing campaigns to promote programs.
This Handbook is a reference and should answer many questions about the USTA, the Middle States Section and our six Districts. We hope it will help make your participation an enjoyable and rewarding experience
WHO WE ARE
United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport's growth on every level in the United States.
- USTA National LEADERSHIP is made up of a Board of Directors and National Committees working with its national, sectional and district staff to grow the game across the United States. The Board of Directors and the National Committees are volunteer positions serving two-year terms.
- USTA National Executive STAFF team is headed by CEO and Executive Director Michael Dowse.
- USTA National Organization Chart - take a look at the 17 individual sections, each representing distinct geographic locations throughout the U.S. and all working to support players and promote the growth of the game across the country.
USTA Middle States is one of seventeen sections of the USTA and encompasses Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey (exclusive of a 35-mile radius around New York City) and northwestern West Virginia. The Section is dedicated to carrying out the goals of its national association within its region.
- Middle States Section LEADERSHIP is made up of a Board of Directors and Section Committees working with its section and district staff to help grow the game across the region. The Board of Directors and the Section Committees are volunteer positions serving a two-year term.
- Middle States Section STAFF - are paid positions that help serve the local needs of the Section. The staff helps in building a tennis community through competition, diversity and inclusion, marketing and communications, schools and provider assistance.
USTA Middle States DISTRICTS are made up of six geographic areas within the Section each administered by a Council made up of volunteer members approved by the Board of Directors. They are administrative units of USTA Middle States and are not separate legal entities.
- Apparent Authority
- Conflict of Interest
- Discrimination, Grievances, Harassment
- Rules of Engagement
- Social Media Policy
- Whistleblower Policy
MS Volunteer HandbookNovember 17, 2020This handbook is a reference for Volunteers and should answer many questions about the USTA, the Middle States Section and our six Districts. Read More