What is Tennis Advocacy and Why is it Important?
Advocacy for tennis involves taking our knowledge and passion for tennis and connecting it to the needs of communities, schools, colleges and local governments. Advocacy is the ability to demonstrate to decision-makers how tennis programs can benefit the community. The sport of tennis can be an important part of improving communities, schools, the health of individuals and the quality of life for all. As members of the tennis family, we know how this sport can make a difference in people’s lives. As advocates for tennis, our mission is to share the benefits of our sports with decision makers in the public, private and non-profit sectors to gain their support.
How to be a Tennis Advocate
Advocating for the sport of tennis is something that can be done by passionate players, parents, coaches and fans. Empowered with knowledge, tennis advocates can be one of the driving forces for change in your community. Locating and assisting individuals and organizations that can move tennis forward is a great way to get started on your tennis advocacy mission.
Tennis Industry United is providing valuable turnkey materials to help you advocate for tennis in your local community.
Navigating Pickleball’s Expansion In Your Community
While tennis remains the most popular racquet sport in the United States, pickleball has also experienced a significant increase in participation, ultimately driving the demand for adequate tennis and pickleball courts across the country.
We all can advocate for tennis, and the USTA is equipt with resources, information and tools that can help you reach decision makers in the public, private and non-profit sectors and illustrate how tennis facilities and programs are necessary for a healthy community.