2022 Virtual Eastern Tennis Conference

January 14, 2022

USTA Eastern's 2022 virtual sessions have now concluded. Thank you to all who attended.


As part of its annual tennis conference, USTA Eastern will host four webinars January 26-27, 2022, including a Q&A with 2021 Wimbledon boys' singles champion Samir Banerjee, and a discussion on diversity, equity and inclusion between USTA Community Tennis Chief Executive Craig Morris and USTA Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Marisa Grimes. USTA National's Matt Barnhart and Craig Jones will also provide updates on the ITF World Tennis Number and the Net Generation app, respectively. Join us! The events are free and open to all. See more detailed descriptions below. 


Wednesday, January 26, 2022


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Is Good For Business (10:00 AM ET

USTA Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Marisa Grimes (pictured, left) and USTA Community Tennis Chief Executive Craig Morris (pictured, center) highlight the major DEI milestones, accomplishments and lessons learned in 2021, as well as share goals for the organization's future. Moderated by David J. Williams, USTA Eastern Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 


Live Q&A: Wimbledon Champion Samir Banerjee (7:00 PM ET

2021 Wimbledon boys' singles champion Samir Banerjee (pictured, far right) grew up playing USTA Eastern tournaments. The New Jersey-based athlete discusses his training and development as a junior and his experiences playing on the biggest stages in tennis. 


Thursday, January 27, 2022


Swing into the Future with the Net Generation App (12:00 PM ET)

Craig Jones, USTA Senior Director of Education, Training & Resources, discusses how you can use the Net Generation app to help develop your players, make practices more fun, and even grow your business.  


What's the ITF World Tennis Number and How Do I Prepare? (7:00 PM ET

Matt Barnhart, USTA Director of Recreational Competition, and Michael Hughes, Business Owner, Tournaments, Leagues and CT Data Products, explain more about the new and exciting ITF World Tennis Number (WTN) and how it will be used in the USTA Junior Pathway. 

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