46 National Tennis Month proclamations!

Ron Cioffi | June 01, 2023

112.5% increase in NTM events over 2022!

USTA Southern is at the forefront in supporting and promoting tennis in May. We are supporting 340 events this year, a 112.5% increase over 2022's count of 160!


We had eight states and 38 cities, towns and counties proclaim May as National Tennis Month! See our list below.

Click here for a comprehensive list of 340 events, listed by state and city.

Hundreds of CTAs, NJTLs, public facilities and parks & recreation organizations in our nine states will be hosting events. USTA Southern is supporting these fantasic organizations with $250 per event (up to four per host) along with promotion materials and media support. Dozens of Southern volunteers are also promoting events in their communities. 

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  • State of Alabama
  • State of Arkansas
  • State of Georgia
  • State of Kentucky
  • State of Louisiana
  • State of Mississippi
  • State of North Carolina
  • State of South Carolina
  • Baton Rouge, La.
  • Birmingham, Ala.
  • Bossier City, La.
  • Cape Fear, N.C.
  • Cary, N.C.
  • Charleston, S.C.
  • Conway, Ark.
  • Daphne, Ala.
  • Fairhope, Ala.
  • Fayetteville, N.C.
  • Florence, S.C.
  • Fort Smith/Sebastian County, Ark.
  • Goose Creek, S.C.
  • Greenville, S.C.
  • Gulf Shores, Ala.
  • Hickory, N.C.
  • Holly Springs, N.C.
  • Jackson, Miss.
  • Jackson, Tenn.
  • Lafayette, La.
  • Lexington, Ky.
  • Lexington County, S.C.
  • Mobile, Ala.
  • Mount Pleasant, S.C.
  • Myrtle Beach, S.C.
  • New Orleans
  • Nicholasville, Ky.
  • North Little Rock/Pulaski County, Ark.
  • Raleigh, N.C.
  • Richland County, S.C.
  • Ruston, La.
  • Shreveport, La.
  • Slidell, La.
  • Somerset, Ky.
  • St. George, S.C.
  • Summerville, S.C.
  • Sumter, S.C.
  • Westlake, La.


TV coverage
  • ABC 36; Lexington, Ky.
  • FOX8; Greensboro, N.C.
  • WIS TV Soda City Live; Columbia, S.C.
  • WTVD; Raleigh, N.C.
  • WPSD; Paducah, Ky.
  • WBBJ; Jackson, Tenn. (two stories)
US Open ticket winners

USTA provided a US Open suite and ground passes to organizations that hosted National Tennis Month events selected by random. Here are the winners from USTA Southern.


Suite winner

  • Dayle Oakley; Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Grand Strand Tennis Foundation
Ground pass winners
  • Bryan Getty; Tiger, Ga.; Rabun County Recreation Department's Youth Tennis League
  • Ken Glaville; Raleigh, N.C.; Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center
  • Jim Hamm; Roswell, Ga.; Special Pops Tennis
  • Hani Nassar; Hickory, N.C; Greater Hickory Tennis Association
  • Angela Pfanner; Bossier City, La.; Katy Build Tennis Tournament 
  • Julie Ricken; Lexington, S.C.; Lexington Country Club
USTA Resources

Visit for more information about the following:

  • USTA Marketing Materials –
  • Submit a NTM Success Story for chance to win US Open tickets. Deadline: 6/16/23
  • Submit your local or state proclamation and claim a USTA prize pack. Deadline 6/16/23
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