Parks and Recreation:
The USTA, as your partner in play, provides tools and resources to help park and recreation departments develop and optimize their tennis programs. As detailed on this page, we have various services, programs, digital tools, and education opportunities to help you grow the game in public parks.
We invite you to explore the following information to find out how the USTA can assist you. Together, we can promote and develop the growth of tennis!
The USTA Facility Services program can provide business, advocacy, and technical resources to help with your public parks project. Whether your park utilizes inhouse tennis management or a concessionaire, the USTA can provide guidance on the most effective way for your agency to maximize cost recovery.
To get started, go to usta.com/facilities.ADVERTISEMENT
The USTA is your partner in play, and provides a suite of digital tools and resources to help run your programs and manage your business. You’ll be able to access Serve Tennis, the Marketing Generator, extensive curriculum resources and more digital resources, all in one place.
To get started, go to usta.com/tennisservicecenter.
Serve Tennis helps you manage your tennis business, all in one place. This flexible tool allows you to automate your administrative and management processes, take online payments, register players and communicate with your customers, so you’ll have more time to focus on delivering an optimal tennis experience at your park.
To get started today, go to usta.com/servetennis.
Working with a number of partners in the industry allows us to provide park employees with a number of opportunities to earn continuing education unit credits for NRPA, US Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR.) To view available sessions, please visit the web pages below.
- USTA CTA/Parks Webinar Series
- Tennis Industry United Webinars
- NRPA Webinar Series
- NRPA Open Space Podcast
- USTA Team Challenge - Team Challenges offers an introduction to tennis competition offering a low-pressure team environment for children of all ages to develop their skills through level-based play, without an emphasis on instruction or results.
- For other junior tennis programming opportunities, visit usta.com/juniorprograms.
- Adult Social Play - These programs offer low pressure environments for adults of all ages to experience tennis for the first time or to get reintroduced to tennis.
- Adaptive Play - Everyone can play the sport of tennis, with the appropriate equipment. People of any age, environment, condition or ability are invited to enjoy the game with adaptive tennis.
- Community Tennis Associations - USTA Community Tennis Associations (CTAs) are not-for-profit, volunteer-based organizations supporting programs that grow the game of tennis. CTAs are often partnered with public parks to assist in the delivery and marketing of tennis programs.
Parks and Recreation Magazine Highlights
The USTA has partnered with the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) to contribute numerous articles that focus on tennis within public parks.
- October 2020 - Tennis is Driving Success
- July 2020 - Tennis, Anyone?
- September 2019 - Tennis: A Game Changer in Parks Revitalization
- August 2019 - Adult Social Tennis League Programs in Local Parks
- September 2018 - Net Generation
- September 2017 - Tennis, Everyone
Parks and Recreation Specific Resources
The USTA is divided into 17 geographical sections, to find their contact information or website please visit the USTA section web page.
The NRPA is divided into their respective state affiliates, to find their contact information or website please visit the State and National Affiliates web page.