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Facility Assistance

Whether you’re just starting out and dreaming of building a state-of-the-art, multi-court tennis facility, you're interested in 36' or 60' tennis courts, or simply need to repair cracked courts at the local park down the street, you’re in the right place.

Customers are appointed project consultants from the USTA National staff, who deliver personalized support and service to help take your project from dream to reality.

Business Services  

USTA assistance and support with negotiations between government agencies and private developers

 

  • Forecasting and financial recommendations that help determine project cost estimates.

  • Identifying potential partners and funding sources

  • Assistance with business plan preparation and review

  • Providing recommendations for operations and staffing

Technical Services   

  • Assessment of existing facility to address any problems with tennis courts, lights, etc.

  • Preparation of existing facility rehabilitation or renovation plans

  • Review of contract bids

  • Review of construction documents to ensure all project details are clear, accurate and concise

  • Recommendations for alternative or cost saving methods for construction, grading and drainage plans

"I can't thank the USTA enough for their support while we were designing and constructing the Michael and Anne Greenwood Tennis Center. Their expertise and knowledge was critical for us and made a significant impact on our ability to complete the project and make key decisions that enhanced the venue." Chris Young, Director of Tennis + Head Women's Tennis Coach, Oklahoma State University
"We are so appreciative of the support and expertise we received from the USTA in our effort to expand our local public facility. Both the financial contribution and technical assistance received was truly helpful in allowing us to efficiently construct new courts that our community and college team will be able to enjoy for years to come." Judy Pearce, Executive Director, Columbus Regional Tennis Association

 Advocacy Services 

  • Complimentary USTA Community Advocacy Handbook

  • Assist project leaders in developing their project’s position and identifying a special proposal 

  • Provide tennis research and data to outline opportunities

Digital Tools

  • Create custom online programs and manage financial transactions with ease

  • Oversee court bookings, sell and manage services, and connect with customers in one place

  • Promote your business with easy email marketing and a free custom website

Collegiate Community Hubs

  • Add a new revenue stream to your athletic department

  • Engage community, faculty, and staff through robust programs

  • Increase your fanbase, philanthropic development, and donor relations

To inquire today, please click here

Value

Utilizing USTA Facility Services allows projects to receive complimentary assistance from industry experts that would usually add to the cost of the project. These services are listed below

 

Services

Standard Project Complex Project
Advocacy/Programming
with Technical Services

Two technical reviews 

($3,275 value)

Four technical reviews 

($8,495 value)

Advocacy/Programming with
Technical Services and Concept Development

Two technical reviews

($6,475 value)

Four technical reviews

($14,495 value)

Advocacy/Programming with
Business Services

Three consultation hours 

($815 value)

Five consultation hours 

($1,395 value)

Artistic Renderings

4-12 court rendering 

($4,000 value)

12+ court racquet sports complex rendering 

($10,000 value)

 

 

 


USTA Facility Services Form

To begin the USTA Facility Services process, please complete the USTA Facility Services form.




Guide to Facility Services

To Fully understand the resources available, please review the Guide to Facility Services.



Contractor Resources

USTA Awards

Each year, the USTA recognizes facilities throughout the country that exemplify  high standards in both facility design and tennis programming. Learn more about the USTA Outstanding Facility Award


Facility FAQs


Athletic wheelchairs require a wider entry than that which the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires.  The reason for this is because athletic wheelchairs’ wheels splay at the bottom.  Appropriate gates and doorways should be 4’ wide.
 
In addition, you should consider your paths to the courts.  6’ wide paths are recommended; 4’ wide paths are considered a minimum.
 
Check with federal, state, and local codes for additional information on ADA requirements and accessibility information specific to your area.

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has adopted the following standard classification of tennis court surfaces:
 
Surface Code: A
Type: Acrylic*
Description: Textured, pigmented, resin-bound coating

Surface Code: B
Type: Artificial Clay^
Description: Synthetic surface with the appearance of clay
    
Surface Code: C
Type: Artificial Grass*
Description: Synthetic surface with the appearance of natural grass

Surface Code: D
Type: Asphalt#
Description: Bitumen-bound aggregate

Surface Code: E
Type: Carpet
Description: Textile or polymeric surface supplied in rolls or sheets of finished product

Surface Code: F
Type: Clay@
Description: Unbound mineral aggregate

Surface Code: G
Type: Concrete#
Description: Cement-bound aggregate

Surface Code: H
Type: Grass
Description: Natural grass

Surface Code: J
Type: Other
Description: e.g., Modular systems (tiles)

Notes: All surfaces may be porous or non-porous, with the exception of “clay,” which is always porous.

* Normally forms only the uppermost few millimeters of a court.
^ “Appearance” relates only to the form of the surface material and not to other characteristics (e.g., color)
# Used only when the material itself forms the playing surface.  When used as a base for other surfaces (e.g., acrylic), reference will be made only to the playing surface.
@ This term denotes a class of natural surfaces that include a fine gritty material as the uppermost (playing) layer (e.g., fast dry).

The USTA has passed rules governing competition for 10-and-under tennis tournaments. The rules require that 10-and-under tournaments be played using slower-moving and lower-bouncing balls, on smaller courts and utilizing shorter, lighter racquets. The rule change follows the International Tennis Federation's rule change and took effect on January 1, 2012. It will apply to all USTA-sanctioned events for children 10-and-under.  
 

The specifications for the revised system hold that all tournaments for those ages 9-10 be played on 60-foot courts using orange low-compression tennis balls and regulation nets or, for those more experienced and more skilled players, on 78-foot courts with green lower-compression balls. Tournaments for those 8-and-under are to be played on 36-foot courts using red foam balls and nets at a height of 2 feet, 9 inches. 

Yes. The ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association, the governing body of men’s and women’s collegiate tennis) Division I Operating committee has taken the lead in revising this regulation and in embracing 36’ and 60’ tennis. 

 

Approved on 5/24/2010, the revised ITA Court Regulation states, "The playing surface shall be of hard court construction, designed specifically for tennis, and coated with a recognized tennis surface.  The only lines on the playing surface shall be standard tennis court lines, including USTA approved 36’ and 60’ blended lines within the same color family as the interior court."

Currently, courts with permanent blended lines and standard line markings are authorized for professional play by the ITF for both Men's and Women's $15,000 and $25,000 events. However, ITF Women's $60,000, $80,000 and $100,000, as well as ATP Challengers, are not allowed to have blended lines. Courts with permanent blended lines may be used as practice courts only at these events. To host a USTA Pro Circuit event, you must maintain an adequate number of match play courts according to the draw size of the event.

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