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The USTA offers free webinars on varying topics to help you grow the game and strengthen your CTA and/or Parks Department tennis programming.

2016 Schedule:

March: Enhancing Your Tennis Programming

  • March 17, 2-3 p.m. ET
  • Overview:
    • Attracting/retaining participants through successful programming
    • Programming tips for various age groups
    • Recording: click here to access

April: Fundraising & Grant Writing

  • April 21, 2-3 p.m. ET
  • Overview
    • Gain a better understanding of how funders view you, your organization and your work
    • How to build productive relationships with funders
    • Distinguish between charity- and philanthropy-based donors
  • Recording: click here to access

May: Motivating & Retaining Volunteers

  • May 19, 2-3 p.m. ET
  • Overview
    • Review reasons people volunteer
    • Identify places to recruit volunteers
    • Identify methods for rewarding and retaining volunteers
    • Conduct a volunteer program assessment
  • Recording: click here to access

June: Insurance

  • June 16, 2-3 p.m. ET
  • Overview:
    • Eagle Risk insurance president will review the details of the insurance programs offered to CTAs
  • Recording: click here to access

July: Organizational Structure and Risk Management Considerations for CTAs

  • July 14, 2-3 p.m. ET
  • Overview:
    • Examine organizational structure and risk management considerations, such as:
      • What it means to be incorporated or nonprofit and how to get started
      • Best board practices for nonprofit organizations
      • Distinction between employees and independent contractors under employment and tax laws
      • Legal best practices to mitigate risk  when working with volunteers and children
  • Recording: click here to access

2015 Schedule:

March: Coach Youth Tennis

  • March 19, 3-4 p.m. ET
  • Overview:
    • Learn about hosting an interactive 10 and under workshop
    • Roles of each person at the workshop
    • Recording: click here to access

April: Junior Team Tennis

  • April 16, 3-4 p.m. ET
  • Overview:
    • Features of local Junior Team Tennis
    • Benefits of JTT to provider and consumer
    • Resources for providers of JTT
    • Recording: click here to access

May: League Tennis

  • May 21, 3-4 p.m. ET
  •  Overview
    • Promoting tennis to 18-40 age group
    • Increasing your USTA League play
    • Recording: click here to access

June: Play Days/Play Events

  • June 18, 3-4 p.m. ET
  • Overview:
    • Learn how to host a successful play day
    • Get valuable tips, resources and best practices from industry leaders
    • Connect event participants to your other programs
    • Recording: click here to access

July: Facilities

  • July 16, 3-4 p.m. ET
  • Overview:
    • Identify current trends in tennis that support tennis facility improvements and construction
    • List the resources available from the USTA Facility Assistance Program and how to receive assistance and funding
    • Discuss facility maintenance
    • Recording: click here to access

October: Maintaining Your Tennis Courts

  • Oct. 15, 3-4 p.m. ET
  • Overview
    • Understand court construction
    • Understand surfacing choices
    • Get crack repair and patching tips
    • Recording: click here to access

November: Best Practices for Tennis in Your Parks

  • Nov. 19, 3-4 p.m. ET
  • Overview
    • Review three proven tennis delivery models
    • Understand need for proficient staff
    • Recording: click here to access

To enroll in any of the monthly webinars, email cta@usta.com.

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