I want to start by thanking Mas Kimball of the National Senior Men’s Tennis Association and Pam Simons of the National Senior Women’s Tennis Association for inviting me to provide an update regarding the USTA Adult Competition Committee. I am pleased to share some highlights of our Committee’s current goals and initiatives.
As you are aware, for many years we have been battling headwinds from a participation standpoint across a number of our adult tournament events. A few years ago, the charge (responsibility) of the USTA Adult Competition Committee was adjusted with significant emphasis placed on turning this trend around – as well as focusing its efforts across all levels of adult competitive play – from grass-roots through our national championship events.
Several strategies have been put into action across a number of areas of our adult competitive landscape, and I’m excited with their progress and potential. Here is a snapshot:
As you can see, we are very busy and have a lot to consider. I am excited with the progress we’ve made in several areas and look forward to building on that momentum.