This July we’re talking parents and players on the USTA Florida Here to Serve podcast series. Mark your calendars and be sure to tune in to each episode detailed below!

The Here to Serve series aims to keep the Florida tennis community updated about what’s going on with the organization – from the products and programs to everything in between. 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.

Schedule of upcoming topics:

July 14th      Parents and USTA Tournaments: Expectations and Best Practices
USTA Florida President Dana Andrews shares her insights as both a former tennis parent and Section Grievance Chair in this parent-focused podcast. Tune in to hear her recommendations for how we can work together to improve the tournament experience for all players.

July 28th     Improving a Player’s and Parent’s Mental Game
What does it take to develop a player’s mental skills? How can parents help (or hurt) this aspect of player development? Tune in as we talk to Dr. Larry Lauer, USTA’s Mental Skills Specialist, who will share his advice for parents and players.

Want to get involved in the conversation? Episodes in the podcast series are released every other Wednesday on the USTA Florida Facebook page to promote discussion. They are also available through Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotify and iHeart Radio. You can also download our ‘USTA Florida’ app on the App Store or Google Play store for the latest podcast episodes and news.

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.

For a full list of podcast episodes or to listen to previous episodes, visit