Missouri Valley / Iowa

Happy Thanksgiving

Mark Blume | November 05, 2021

Executive Board of the USTA Iowa:


As your term comes to a close in the next few months, we would like to take this moment to reflect and thank you all.


COVID had a major impact on the district and our activities. During this time you kept players and parents informed and managed postponements and cancellations of tournaments, leagues and events. Always mindful that the district would need to be ready to reactivate them after the pandemic.


During your term, you guided the development and approval of the USTA Iowa Junior Product grant. This grant assisted and encouraged eight clubs with financial assistance and vision to continue their local tennis efforts.  


As we conclude our recent district meeting, a number of committee chairs reported out on the tennis participation and growth we experienced this year. Adult leagues grew, junior program participants increased, a new CTA was established and 18 brand new tennis courts were built across the district. The Iowa TSR reported on several new partnerships that created pilots and programs around the district that never happened before.


Your board vision, leadership and encouragement made these possible during a very challenging period in our tennis history.  


Again, thank you for your voluntary service and time. This executive board made a difference!


The USTA Board of Directors

Mark Blume, Executive Director


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