USPTA and Universal Tennis expand their partnership, making Universal Tennis the Official Club Software and Rating System of the USPTA

LAKE NONA, FL - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) today announced it will expand its partnership with Universal Tennis, making it the “Official Club Software and Rating System of the USPTA.” As part of the agreement, USPTA members and/or their clubs that leverage the Universal Tennis application can generate revenue through various level-based tournaments and events that make the game accessible to an ever-widening audience. More than 14,000 USPTA members will be able to take advantage of Universal Tennis’ digital marketplace.

As part of the agreement, USPTA members and/or their clubs that leverage the Universal Tennis application can generate revenue through various level-based tournaments and events that make the game accessible to an ever-widening audience. More than 14,000 USPTA members will be able to take advantage of Universal Tennis’ digital marketplace.

Through this partnership, Universal Tennis will exhibit and showcase its solutions at the USPTA World Conference and collaborate on relevant education programs during the USPTA’s other division conferences.

“Utilizing the Universal Tennis software & UTR Rating system is a fantastic tool to enhance USPTA member-held events,” said John Embree, CEO, USPTA. “Whether you’re a pro running a top junior tournament or a USPTA tennis teacher developing players, using the UTR Rating and analytics give members an objective and results-based measurement of their student’s performance level.”

The vision and mission of Universal Tennis was reimagined and enabled at the end of 2017 when a techsavvy group of passionate tennis and business leaders bought the company. In just a few years, the Universal Tennis team and its collaborators are reaching, impacting, and transforming tennis across the globe.

“Universal Tennis is transforming tennis through its innovative tools and technologies, empowering tennis providers globally to increase participation and generate revenue through level-based play. The expanded partnership with the USPTA elevates this mission even further,” said Anne Worcester, President of Universal Tennis. “USPTA members can now use Universal Tennis to run unlimited events with flexible formats, including Team Tennis for juniors, Adult Leagues, and so much more.”

About Universal Tennis: The mission of Universal Tennis is to connect and grow the sport through innovative events, a global digital marketplace, and level-based play. Players and providers around the world unlock a more fun, flexible, and beneficial tennis experience through Universal Tennis and its gold-standard UTR Rating.

About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport

Media Contacts:

James P. Burke

Director of Marketing and Communications

james.burke@uspta.org

407-634-3071 ext. 142

Mike Calendrillo

Public Relations Coordinator

mike.calendrillo@uspta.org

407-634-3050 ext. 114

Ben Makarenko

VP, Marketing

Universal Tennis

Bmakarenko@universaltennis.com