Partners in Creating Character Through Sports

May 04, 2023

Tennis is BOOMING nationwide and in the Mid-Atlantic region the sport continues to grow among all types of people and players. The many health and social benefits of tennis have made it more popular than ever, and tennis creates community, character, and well-being benefits that everyone wants and needs.


For 100 years, our mission to grow the game in the Mid-Atlantic has endured. As a nonprofit, USTA Mid-Atlantic continues to prioritize and take action to increase access to the game, and our vision for tennis in EVERY community guides us. As we look toward the future and the next 100 years of tennis in the Mid-Atlantic, it has never been more critical to make sure those playing, supporting, and teaching the game understand the impact that creating positive, welcoming and supportive sport environments can have to grow the sport. 


That’s why during our Centennial year and as part of National Tennis Month, USTA Mid-Atlantic is announcing a new partnership with Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) to bring training and resources to tennis players, tennis parents, and tennis coaches of any level to learn how to create positive, character-building sports experiences.

Through the partnership, USTA Mid-Atlantic will make available four live, virtual workshop sessions throughout the year led by PCA’s experts and kicking off during National Tennis Month this May. All the workshops will be offered for free. 


PCA is a national non-profit that believes in developing “Better Athletes, Better People” by training coaches and partnering with youth sports organizations, parents, sports leaders, and communities to make youth sports more positive, equitable, and accessible to all kids regardless of social or economic circumstances.


“When sports are done right, we know it can be an amazing opportunity not only to strive to win but more importantly, teach life lessons that will stay with our youth,” said Positive Coaching Alliance President Jason Sacks.


The workshops are only offered live and a recording will not be available so make sure you register now for any and all workshops that interest you. 


Coaching with Empathy

May 18, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Trainers: Aaron Weintraub and Chloe Maleski

Coaching with Empathy provides coaches with the tools to build meaningful, understanding relationships with and amongst their team - and unlock the many benefits that sports can provide.


Sports Can Battle Racism

June 20, 2023, 6:00 - 7:15 pm

Zoom registration link

Trainers: Aaron Weintraub and Jodie McGarity

Sports Can Battle Racism: A Workshop for Athletes will have an interactive discussion on how to increase understanding of one’s own identity and biases, value diversity, and create safe environments on their teams to help ensure that everyone belongs.


Second Goal Parent

September 13, 2023, 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Zoom registration link

Trainers: Aaron Weintraub and Chloe Maleski

Second Goal Parent: Developing Winners in Life Through Sports draws from the Double-Goal Coach model (winning and life lessons) to help parents focus on the second goal, ensuring their children gain the higher value of youth and high school sports regardless of scoreboard results.


Making Teammates Better

September 27, 2023, 4:00 - 5:15 pm

Zoom registration link

Trainers: Aaron Weintraub and Chloe Maleski

Making Teammates Better: Leadership and Positive Initiation provides student-athletes of high school-age and older a deeper view into how teammates can help each other improve.


For more information on PCA please visit  positivecoach.org.


Join us in our Centennial Celebration where you can find once in a century opportunities to get involved and make a historic impact on the sport and the next 100 years of tennis! Get the latest tennis news in the Mid-Atlantic  by subscribing to USTA Mid-Atlantic’s YouTube Channel and following us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter


This year USTA Mid-Atlantic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is celebrating 100 years of promoting tennis and its physical, social, and emotional health benefits. Get involved and show your support for the next 100 years of tennis. Learn about our impact in the region and how USTA Mid-Atlantic creates community, character, and well-being.

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