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Women’s History Month: Pioneers, Passion, and Progress

 

 

Women’s History Month: Pioneers, Passion, and Progress


In celebration of Women’s History Month throughout March, USTA.com salutes those women who courageously pioneered progress in this sport, as well as those whose passion and presence continues to fuel its growth and success at every level—from its grass roots to its grandest stages. This month, our major is Herstory.

Be Open

The USTA's Be Open Campaign highlights those who exemplify the spirit of "being open" and is designed to inspire others to be a catalyst for change and create a better future for us all.
  • National
    WHM: Mary Carillo
    March 31, 2021
    Mary Carillo is one of the best announcers ever to call tennis on television. But stopping there would be to undersell all that she has accomplished in her remarkable career behind a microphone. Read More
  • National
    ITA/USTA Mentor Program
    March 31, 2021
    In a year with challenges unlike any other, college coaches in the ITA/USTA mentorship program have had each other to lean on throughout the 2020-21 tennis season. As the program’s inaugural class begins to wrap up a successful year, applications for next year’s class are now open, through April 4. Read More
  • National
    Eve Kraft Award winners
    March 30, 2021
    Eve Kraft was a visionary who by sheer force of will and succeeded in getting tennis industry leaders to look to communities as the next big thing. Read More
  • National
    Women of wheelchair tennis
    March 30, 2021
    The history of wheelchair tennis dates back five decades thanks to the vision of a man named Brad Parks, but without the efforts of many women, the sport may have never ascended to its current heights. Read More
  • Midwest
    WHM: Sue Selke
    March 29, 2021
    We’re spotlighting Sue Selke, the Executive Director of Court One Athletic Clubs! Sue played in the very first Big Ten tennis tournament for women in 1972 for Michigan State University! Read about how she became champion and pioneered progress for women in the game. Read More
  • Eastern
    WHM: Eastern Staff - Pt. 2
    March 26, 2021
    In honor of Women's History Month, we talked to USTA Eastern Executive Director and CEO Jenny Schnitzer, as well as the five other women who serve as department heads at the organization, about their legacy of service to the sport. In Part II of our conversation, the women discuss some of their greatest accomplishments and taking on leadership roles in a field that skews heavily male. Read More
  • National
    WHM NJTL: Bert Cole
    March 25, 2021
    For the better part of five decades, Bert Cole has been making a difference in the lives of countless young people across the state of Texas. Read More
  • Mid-Atlantic
    WHM: Shaza Andersen
    March 24, 2021
    USTA Mid-Atlantic is celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting powerful, strong, and inspirational women in the Section. We caught up with Shaza Andersen, a tennis enthusiast, and leader in the local financial and banking industry. Read More
  • Eastern
    WHM: Eastern Staff - Pt. 1
    March 24, 2021
    Throughout USTA Eastern’s long history, an innumerable amount of women have made many contributions toward enhancing the quality of the tennis landscape in communities across the section. That is especially true today, as women hold the bulk of the upper management roles within the organization. In honor of Women's History Month, we talked to Executive Director and CEO Jenny Schnitzer, as well as the five other women who serve as department heads, about their legacy of service to the sport. Read More
  • Florida
    WHM - RSTC Pros
    March 23, 2021
    This Women's History Month, USTA Florida is highlighting the three women tennis professionals at the Roger Scott Tennis Center in Pensacola. Read More
  • Midwest
    WHM: Suzie Brown
    March 22, 2021
    Suzie Brown is not only coaching junior high tennis, she’s a full-time volunteer at a COVID-19 vaccination clinic! How her passion is saving lives. Read More
  • Middle States
    Making an Impact
    March 22, 2021
    Women’s History Month is a fitting time to think about Ellen Williams. After all, there are very few people with a volunteer history so memorable. Williams, from New Jersey, has been heavily involved with USTA tennis since the mid-1970s. She’s become known as a Tournament Director and avid player, especially making an impact as a coordinator for Willingboro Parks & Recreation Department and President of South Jersey Tennis Club Community Tennis Association. Read More
  • National
    WHM: Louise Brough
    March 22, 2021
    International Tennis Hall of Famer Louise Brough (Class of 1967) as a prolific American champion of the 1940s and 1950s, who captured 35 major titles in her outstanding career. Read More
  • National
    Umpires hope to inspire
    March 22, 2021
    In tennis history to date, only four women have umpired a men’s singles championship at a Grand Slam tournament—three of those at the US Open. The trio says they hope to have only opened the door for those coming after them. Read More
  • Missouri Valley / Heart Of America
    Women Impact on Tennis
    March 21, 2021
    In honor of Women's History Month, Kilmeny Waterman Connor, Pam Sloan and Terry Miller take a moment to answer questions on their impact on USTA Heart of America tennis and all over the country. Read More
  • National
    Inspired by O9?
    March 19, 2021
    In honor of Women’s History Month, the International Tennis Hall of Fame wants to hear personal stories of inspiration and opportunity related to the Original 9 from fans around the world. Read More
  • Northern
    Q&A with Nicole LaVoi
    March 18, 2021
    USTA Northern interviewed Nicole LaVoi to discuss her research and advocacy for girls and women in sport in honor of Women's History Month. Read More
  • National
    USTA pioneer Judy Levering
    March 18, 2021
    Two decades on, Judy Levering can still remember every detail of the moment she learned she was primed for a history-making appointment as the first woman president of the USTA. Read More
  • Mid-Atlantic
    WHM: Jen Hunter
    March 18, 2021
    USTA Mid-Atlantic is celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting powerful, strong, and inspirational women in the Section. We caught up with our local Loudoun County LLA, Jen Hunter for our next spotlight story. Read More
  • Midwest
    WHM: Ethel Parker
    March 17, 2021
    This Women’s History Month, we’re spotlighting Ethel Parker who founded Parker’s Tennis Camp in Toledo, Ohio more than 20 years ago! She’s helping kids play, and constantly working on her own game! And at 79 years old, her game’s pretty good. She’s got more than 300 trophies to prove it... Read More
  • Florida
    WHM - Pam Telford
    March 16, 2021
    This Women's History Month, USTA Florida is shining the spotlight on Pam Telford, a former professional tennis player turned Head Tennis Professional. Read More
  • National
    WHM: P. Kellmeyer
    March 15, 2021
    Predominantly from behind the scenes, Peachy Kellmeyer has been instrumental in shaping a universe, altering the world of women’s tennis immeasurably in the process. Read More
  • Northern
    Peg Brenden: A Tennis Hero
    March 12, 2021
    In honor of Women's History Month, USTA Northern highlights Peg Brenden's journey to playing on the Tech High School boys' tennis team in 1972. Read More
  • Intermountain / Colorado
    A pioneer in journalism
    March 12, 2021
    The first female sportswriter working for a major metropolitan daily newspaper, Dorothy Mauk helped break barriers for women in sports journalism Read More
  • National
    Coach Jewel Peterson
    March 11, 2021
    Jewel Peterson, a former WTA pro and an All-American at USC, learned the game of tennis from her father, Ernie Peterson, as a young girl. Now Jewel, who coached a young Coco Gauff, is carrying on her father's legacy. Read More
  • Mid-Atlantic
    WHM: Stephanie Evans
    March 11, 2021
    USTA Mid-Atlantic is celebrating Women's History Month by highlighting powerful, strong, and inspirational women in the Section. For our first spotlight, we caught up with Stephanie Evans. Read More
  • Eastern
    Eastern HOF: King & Kloss
    March 11, 2021
    USTA Eastern and the Junior Tennis Foundation (JTF) will induct longtime partners Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss into its Tennis Hall of Fame to honor their illustrious tennis careers and long legacy of advocacy for gender equality in sports and beyond. The induction ceremony is tentatively scheduled to be held the week prior to the U.S. Open in New York, N.Y., pandemic permitting. Read More
  • National
    Q&A: Chanda Rubin
    March 10, 2021
    Former world No. 6 Chanda Rubin, now a broadcaster, sits down with usta.com to talk about her career, her life and her thoughts on the state of the sport she loves. Read More
  • Florida
    WHM - Jennifer Gelhaus
    March 09, 2021
    In the theme of celebrating women during Women's History Month, we put a spotlight on former Coach of the Year, Jennifer Gelhaus. Read More
  • National
    For the love of the game
    March 09, 2021
    Tennis is often called the sport of a lifetime, and for three Super-Senior players from around the United States, this is certainly true. Read More
  • National
    Turner Bowrey: '60s star
    March 08, 2021
    In honor of Women's History Month, USTA.com is spotlighting five unheralded heroes in the all-time annals of women's professional tennis who are enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Australia’s Lesley Turner Bowrey is a two-time champion at Roland Garros who also owns 11 major doubles crowns, including a career Grand Slam in women’s doubles. Read More
  • Intermountain / Colorado
    Gigi's Aspen connection
    March 08, 2021
    One of the greatest doubles player of all time, Gigi Fernandez only fully recognized her phenomenal talents after moving to Aspen Read More
  • National
    Original Nine Q&As
    March 04, 2021
    The Original Nine pioneered the start of women's professional tennis in 1970. Hear from each member, including Billie Jean King, in their own words. Read More
  • Missouri Valley
    Greef Harris Shined
    March 04, 2021
    Did you know one of the best players in the United States in the late 1920s and early 1930s came from the Kansas City area? Mary Greef Harris played tennis at a time when the sport for most in the United States was solely a summertime venture. Read More
  • Southern
    WHM - Lucy Garvin
    March 02, 2021
    Lucy Garvin talks about her terms heading the USTA and USTA Southern, along with her lifetime of service. Read More
  • National
    Heldman: A visionary
    March 01, 2021
    In honor of Women's History Month, USTA.com is spotlighting five unheralded heroes in the all-time annals of women's professional tennis who are enshrined in the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Here, we look at pioneer Gladys Heldman, whose vision, intelligence, and determination helped to make the sport the global success that it is today. Read More
  • Eastern
    Rehwinkel's Life in Tennis
    March 01, 2021
    Ingrid Rehwinkel, of Red Bank, N.J., recently received USTA Eastern’s 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award for over 50 years of steadfast dedication to the game as an instructor, coach and player. Read More
  • Florida
    WHM - Women & Tennis
    March 01, 2021
    Visit any tennis facility in Florida and, chances are, you’ll find tennis professionals busy teaching ladies’ clinics and lessons. Read More
  • Florida
    WHM - Breaking Barriers
    March 01, 2021
    Over the last year the sports world, despite COVID-19, has celebrated women’s achievement and breaking several high barriers. Read More
  • Missouri Valley / St. Louis
    Women Make Mark on Tennis
    February 19, 2021
    In honor of Women’s History Month in March, check out these features on three prominent St. Louis-based women who have left an indelible mark on the game of tennis - Kim Steinmetz, Marilyn Mueller and Judy Dippold. Read More


    Be Open

    The USTA's Be Open Campaign highlights those who exemplify the spirit of "being open" and is designed to inspire others to be a catalyst for change in creating a better future for us all.