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Military Heroes

The USTA is proud to support tennis programming to help military service members, veterans and their families reintegrate into their community.

Through the sport of tennis, we're proving each and every day that it is possible for our veterans and their families to enjoy a more healthy and fulfilled quality of life in the communities where they live.

 

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Military families need stability during stressful times of deployments. Tennis can be an excellent way to provide a healthy outlet for stressors, maintain physical and psychological fitness, bring families together and increase community connectivity for families in transition.

We have impacted more than 200,000 service members, veterans and their families through Wounded Warrior tennis trainings, Warrior and Family Tennis Days, Military Appreciation events at the US Open and during the US Open Series.
 
Through the power of our various tennis programs, including wheelchair tennis and tennis for individuals with disabilities, it's possible to improve the lives of millions with equipment appropriate to age and skill level.
 
To locate a Community Tennis Association or National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) chapter near you, click here.  

 

Wounded, Ill or Injured Service Members

 

Are you interested in starting a Wounded Warrior tennis therapy training or growing an existing program in your community? We can connect you with a Veterans Hospital or Warrior Transition Unit in your area.


 
V.A. Medical Centers also host "Welcome Home" events for all Veterans who served during operations in Iraq and Afghanistan (since 9/11). These events sometimes welcome community based service-provider booths.


 
Click here to contact us for more information.   

Warrior Tennis Curriculum

 

The Warrior Tennis Curriculum is meant to guide anyone, with or without prior tennis and/or rehabilitation experience, who desires to use the lifetime sport of tennis to improve lives. The curriculum is a vehicle for assisting military service members in acclimating to civilian life, reintegrating with their family and community and improving their physical and mental health.

 
It is designed to provide non-tennis people with easily understandable knowledge and techniques to assist service members of all skills and abilities in playing the game. The curriculum also helps those who are not familiar with military service injuries to adapt tennis programs to this important group of people.

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