The USTA has a firm commitment to military families and service members not just this year, but for years to come. In this first year, the USTA will reach, serve, and support the military with direct services impacting over 85,000 service members and their families.
We have a particular focus on geographically remote personnel and families living in civilian communities. The volunteer effort includes over 1,100 Community Tennis Associations, NJTL chapters, Tennis Welcome Centers and tennis organizations around the country. The USTA will achieve these goals through programs like the USTA's Adopt-A-Unit, participation in Yellow Ribbon and Welcome Home events, Wounded Warrior tennis trainings and programs through Military medical hospitals, and through partnerships with other organizations like the National Recreation Foundation, USO, Freedom Alliance, Blue Star Mothers and more.
This effort will continue to grow as our support strengthens and the USTA is honored to be serving the US military in their hour of need.
To view the Military Outreach Newsletters, please click on the issues below:
The Adopt-a-Unit effort is designed to guide tennis organizations and players to ‘adopt’ a military unit of anywhere between 25-100 service members deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan by sending care packages of necessities. In turn, USTA Serves, the charitable arm of the USTA, will send portable tennis equipment to the adopted unit on your behalf with instructions and educational information on tennis. The effort allows the tennis community to show support and to introduce soldiers to a recreational means for reintegrating with family, friends and community upon their return from conflict.