Here to Serve Podcast Celebrates 100 Episodes! 

Jaret Kappelman | June 21, 2023

The USTA Florida Here to Serve Podcast has become one of the most popular channels for USTA Florida to share news, provide insight, and get to know people and organizations in the tennis community. Here to Serve recently celebrated its 100th episode, and this podcast continues to create new connections, share stories, and live out the mission of USTA Florida. 


Created in 2020 during the peak of Covid-19, USTA Florida staff brought to life the Here to Serve Podcast as a way to stay involved with the community and offer timely Florida Tennis updates. There were some goals outlined, and over the past 100 episodes we have seen that evolve into a bigger picture. Let’s take a look at what the Here to Serve Podcast has accomplished, and its plans for the next 100 episodes!

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1. Connecting with Key Tennis Figures 


One of the podcast's greatest assets comes from bringing together influential voices in the tennis world. Over time, it has had guests like USTA CEO, Lew Sherr, ATA President, Roxanne Aaron, ATA Executive Director, Deanne Adams, Former ATP Pro & Founder of the MaliVai Washington Youth Foundation, MaliVai Washington, USTA Florida Board Presidents, and many more! By inviting these personalities onto the podcast, it allows you, the audience, to gain exclusive insights and understand what is going on in the tennis industry.


2. Sharing Valuable Insights


The Here to Serve Podcast offers incredible knowledge, covering a wide range of topics relevant to the tennis community. From facts on how the game benefits one’s health to taking a dive into USTA’s plans for tennis in the upcoming years, the podcast consistently delivers valuable insights. With 100 episodes, listeners have been learning about different facets of the tennis landscape.  


3. Inspiring Tennis Enthusiasts 


With each episode, the Here to Serve Podcast is educating tennis enthusiasts to get involved and make a difference in their communities. By showcasing success stories, initiatives, and community projects around the state, the podcast is digging into the passion and dedication of its listeners.


4. Making Listeners Feel Part of the Community 


Finally, The Here to Serve Podcast creates a sense of family with its listeners. We come from all walks of life and share this passion for the game of tennis. This podcast has been a great gateway for people to exchange ideas and help explain how they are growing tennis in their area.


As the USTA Florida Here to Serve Podcast has reached its 100th episode, it continues to make an impact on the tennis community. Through engaging discussions, stories, and tennis personalities in the community, the podcast has become a channel for positive change. What started during Covid-19 in 2020 to connect with the community, has now transformed into a staple of USTA Florida. 


Visit ustaflorida.com/podcast or find our YouTube page to listen to our 100th episode and follow or download the Here to Serve Podcast series available on Google, Apple, Spotify or iHeartRadio.




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