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A USTA Southern Facilty Toolkit

Click below to view the 28-page "Making Tennis Matter: A USTA Southern Facility Toolkit."
Download the toolkit.


The USTA Southern Advocacy effort is aimed at connecting the passion of USTA members and the larger tennis community with the public policy needs of the communities in which they live. We know that tennis is a sport that can change lives and improve communities, and this website is just one of the tools USTA Southern has developed to help make that happen.

Your USTA Southern tennis service representatives (TSRs) can help communities turn dreams into reality with the help of the USTA Public Facility Assistance program and the USTA Southern Build It Forward grant. Whether you're trying to figure out how to advocate for tennis in your parks, schools or on a college campus, there is help for everyone.

USTA Public Facility Assistance
Are you looking for assistance with the maintenance or construction of tennis courts? Just follow these simple steps to get started!

STEP 1: Review the USTA Facility Assistance Process Overview.

STEP 2: Fill out a USTA Facility Assistance Form. Once a form is submitted, a National Facility Consultant will contact you remove within 10 business days to discuss your project and develop a more extensive maintenance or construction plan.

Get support for up to 25% of your line-painting costs
Did you know USTA Southern will match up to 25% of the cost to line your courts for 36' and 60' tennis?

10 and Under Tennis is exploding in USTA Southern! Painting permanent lines at your facility is the next step toward building and supporting a format that will change the face of youth tennis in America. The USTA now requires that all 8 and Under sanctioned tournament play and USTA Junior Team Tennis (JTT) must take place on 36' courts beginning January 2010. All 10 and Under Tennis sanctioned tournament play and USTA Junior Team Tennis must take place on 60'courts beginning January 2012.

These lines do not affect play for players using the whole court. USTA Southern and the Southern Tennis Patrons Foundation will match dollar for dollar the investment a local community makes toward the total cost of lining courts. This contribution will be capped at 25% of the local match, up to $1,000 per facility. Currently, the cost per court is approximately $250-$500. 


Alabama Kevin Theos theos@sta.usta.com
Arkansas Chris Stuart stuart@sta.usta.com
Georgia (Northeast)
Georgia (Northwest, Southern)
Bill Dopp
Mark Suiter
Kentucky Tim McCollum mccollum@ustaky.com
Louisiana Bill Phillips phillips@sta.usta.com
Mississippi Geoff Norton geoffn@mstennis.com
North Carolina Cy King king@sta.usta.com
South Carolina (north of I-20)
South Carolina (south of I-20)
Kelly Hesketh
Steve Zalinski
Hispanic Outreach David Araiza araiza@sta.usta.com
USTA Southern Advocacy Subcommittee Chair  Robin Jones rjonesusta@gmail.com
USTA Southern Cee Jai Jones jones@sta.usta.com

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