Delta Air Lines and USTA Southern Section Renew Partnership

January 17, 2006 03:45 PM

The USTA Southern Section announced that it has successfully negotiated an extension to its existing agreement with Delta Air Lines. The newly negotiated sponsorship extends the partnership deal through 2006. The original deal was set to expire on December 31, 2005. Under the agreement Delta remains the “official airline of the USTA Southern Section.”

Delta Air Lines also remains an official sponsor of all BullFrog USTA Southern Section Junior Designated Tournaments.

“I am very pleased that Delta Air Lines will remain as the official airline of the USTA Southern Section,” said USTA Southern Section Director of Marketing Bill Oakes. “Having an industry leader like Delta as a partner continues to benefit both the organization and our membership.”

“Delta Air Lines is pleased to continue it's sponsorship of the USTA Southern Section and sponsor of the USTA Southern BullFrog Designated tournaments for 2006,” said Delta Marketing Manager, Alfreda Turner. “Delta recognizes and appreciates the accomplishments of the USTA. Our partnership reflects and extends Delta's commitment and dedication to the community and to the organization. Together we will work to demonstrate that ‘Good Goes Around.'”

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Founded in 1881, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in this country. In addition to owning the US Open and selecting members of the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic teams, the USTA administers a variety of programs nationwide for players of all ages and ability levels and, as a not-for-profit organization, the association invests 100% of its proceeds to promote and develop the growth of tennis. It is divided into 17 sections, of which the USTA Southern Section is the largest. The 168,000 USTA members living in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee make up the USTA Southern Section, and account for approximately 25% of the total USTA membership. A professional staff housed in Norcross, GA carries out the USTA Southern Section’s daily operations, but policy is formed and much of the organization’s work is executed via a Board and committee structure of over 200 volunteers. For more information about the types of programs and services offered by the USTA Southern Section visit