It’s the holiday season and we’re ready to unwrap some brand new episodes of USTA Florida’s Here to Serve podcast series.

Launched in April, the Here to Serve series aims to keep the Florida tennis community updated about the organization’s return to play in the COVID-19 environment. Each episode includes a question and answer session with USTA Florida program directors or other leaders in the local tennis community about what is being done to re-imagine programs and play. 

Tentative schedule of upcoming topics:

Dec. 2nd             2021 Sectional Events
Join Christine Ducey, Director of Adult Tennis, and Jason Gilbert, Director of Youth Tennis, as they give a thorough review of what 2021 Sectional events will look like and what new and exciting things to expect.

Dec. 9th            Officiating
How has COVID-19 changed the game for officials? USTA Florida Officials Committee Chair, Tracy Morgan and Immediate Past President Clark Higgs share their experiences and thoughts on 2021 events.

Dec. 16th          Youth Tournaments and NG Circuit
As 2020 draws to a close, find out what you can expect from youth tournaments in 2021. Youth Tennis Director Jason Gilbert shares the latest on the new structure, safety guidelines and more!

Dec. 23rd         You Asked/We Answer Podcast
In this end of year special episode, we ask Executive Director Laura Bowen questions that were submitted from the Florida tennis community. Submit your question here by Monday, Dec. 14.

Jan. 6th         Adult Tournaments
We’re kicking off the New Year with a look at the new Adult Tournaments available in 2021. Our Adult Tennis Team and experts from USTA give us the latest updates on everything from NTRP to Super Senior Grand Prix.

Want to get involved in the conversation? Episodes in the podcast series are released every Wednesday on the USTA Florida Facebook page to promote discussion. They are also available through Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and iHeart Radio.

Have a question but can’t find a specific answer? Check out the FAQ section of, where several frequently asked questions relating to general play and USTA Florida programs and products have been answered.

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