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Mid-Atlantic

HIGH SCHOOL TENNIS

IN THE MID-ATLANTIC SECTION

June 17, 2022
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High School Tennis 

 

The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section encourages all high school age tennis players to participate on their High School Team.

 


High School Tennis Ambassador Program

Are you a tennis enthusiast and in high school? Consider becoming apart of our High School Tennis Ambassador Program! In this role, you’ll be contributing to the mission of USTA Mid-Atlantic and helping to grow tennis to create happy and healthier communities. You’ll be a fun, positive force for good through the sport, and connect other high schoolers like yourself to the healthy physical, social and emotional benefits of tennis -  which is critical now more than ever!

 

As an Ambassador, you will:

  • Partner with USTA Mid-Atlantic Section to engage with the tennis community

  • Create and host virtual or in-person events to promote tennis to youth and to connect with current youth players

  • Drive conversation and elevate the sport among high school-age youth through social media platforms  

  • Work positively/collaboratively with other high school ambassadors and representatives from USTA MAS

  • Be part of a larger movement to help communities and people in the Mid-Atlantic region through the sport of tennis 

 

The application is closed for 2022. 

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Still have questions about the Ambassador program? See below for more information or please reach out to us at gratton@mas.usta.com.

 

What is the HS Ambassador Program?

  • Leadership opportunity to give back to one’s tennis community

  • Develop and engage the tennis community through virtual and in-person programming and use social media skills to highlight HS tennis and represent the Mid Atlantic Section.

 

How do I apply?

  • The application for 2022 is closed. The application for 2023 will include uploading a creative short (less than 90 seconds) video demonstrating why you would be a good HS tennis ambassador.

 

Who can apply?

  • Current HS tennis player, competitive player, or tennis enthusiast who will be in 9-12 grade for the 2022/2023 academic school year. 

 

What is the selection process?

  • USTA MAS Staff will review applications after the deadline

  • Selection is limited and applicants will be notified by early June

 

How long is the Ambassador role, if selected?

  • The program will tentatively run from June 22-August 12, 2022. Start and end dates are subject to change

  • The time commitment for this program includes bi-weekly virtual meetings and individual and team projects with varying commitment levels. 

  • Virtual meetings will be held bi-weekly on Wednesdays from 12 pm-1 pm, starting on June 22, 2022. Ambassadors are expected to attend every meeting and notify Mid-Atlantic staff when they are unable to attend.

 

What are the expectations, if selected?

  • Create and participate in tennis-based events for local area youth  

  • Work collaboratively with USTA MAS to share information about tennis through social media 

  • Participate in virtual meetings with USTA MAS about the program 

  • Complete Community Impact Project: Distribute One Welcome to Tennis Sign at a Public Court

    • Public Courts include public parks, local high schools or middle schools, colleges or universities with public tennis courts, and community courts run by an HOA. Excluded: private tennis and/or country clubs

    • Work with tennis court owners/managers to hang sign in a publically visible location

    • Document process with a written summary for process and a photo of hanging sign 

  • Exemplify good sportsmanship and promote the ACES Pledge

  • Ambassadors will be positive role models and excellent stewards of the sport of tennis 

  • Earn letters of recommendation, mentorship opportunities, and community service/volunteer hours

  • Additional details will be provided upon acceptance  

 

 

More Junior Tennis Opportunities

 

Ready for Junior Tournaments? Click here to learn more.

Interested in learning more about Junior Team Tennis and finding a team near you? Click here to learn more

 

 

Schools interested in participating in future High School pilot events are asked to contact Rachel Kros at kros@mas.usta.com.

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