Universal Tennis Teams Up With Tennis Jamaica


(Palo Alto, CA) July 2, 2021
– Tennis Jamaica and Universal Tennis are pleased to announce a new partnership to grow the game of tennis in Jamaica.

It is Universal Tennis’ mission is to grow the sport of tennis by connecting players globally through level-based play, innovative events, and a digital marketplace. The UTR Rating is the world’s most accurate tennis rating system and rates all players, regardless of age, gender, or geography on the same scale.

“We are thrilled to partner with Tennis Jamaica and support tennis players, coaches, facilities, and those in the business of tennis in Jamaica,” said Mark Leschly, CEO & Chairman of Universal Tennis. “Now, players in Jamaica will have their results count towards their UTR Rating, allowing them to play locally and count on a global scale. Universal Tennis will support Tennis Jamaica in creating opportunities for level-based play and open pathways to the game for players of all levels.” 

Starting today, all players who participate in Tennis Jamaica tournaments and events will have their results count towards their UTR Rating. Players who have played in Tennis Jamaica tournaments previously, or internationally may have a UTR Rating and can claim their player profile for free. 

Tennis Jamaica joins countries and federations from every continent that are working with Universal Tennis and using the global system to create level-based play, organize events, and help tennis players find more fun and improve their game worldwide.

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About Universal Tennis

The mission of Universal Tennis is to connect and grow the sport of tennis through innovative events, a global digital marketplace, and level-based play. This goal is anchored by the UTR Rating, the world’s most accurate tennis rating system. Universal Tennis provides the tools and solutions to make the UTR Rating relevant and valuable to players, coaches, and organizers in their local tennis communities. Players from all over the world, in all stages of life, can find better matches and unlock a more fun and flexible tennis experience through Universal Tennis. Go to ​universaltennis.com to sign up, activate your player profile and join the global tennis community. Watch our video and connect on social @​UniversalTennis to learn more. For information on the UTR Rating, watch our video.

About Tennis Jamaica 

Tennis Jamaica is the governing body for tennis in Jamaica and was established in 1883 initially as the Jamaica Lawn Tennis Association. It was re-incorporated in 2000 and rebranded as Tennis Jamaica. Tennis Jamaica oversees the development of all aspects of the sport on the island. We are determined to welcome more people into the sport, keep interest in the game alive, and help tennis players maximize their full potential, as well as successfully make their mark on the global stage of tennis. As a non-profit, limited liability company with a Board of Directors consisting exclusively of volunteers, Tennis Jamaica is associated with the Government of Jamaica, the Jamaica Olympic Association, the International Tennis Federation, our 237 members, and Corporate Jamaica for financial assistance, to assist with projects and programs.

Universal Tennis Media Contact: Ben Makarenko, bmakarenko@universaltennis.com