July will bring brand new episodes of USTA Florida’s informative Here to Serve podcast series.

The Here to Serve series was launched in April to keep the Florida tennis community informed on USTA Florida’s return to play efforts amid the COVID-19 environment. Each episode features a question and answer session with the organization’s program directors about what is being done to re-imagine programs and play. Members of the state’s vast tennis community are invited and encouraged to share their ideas and thoughts.

Tentative schedule of upcoming topics:

July 1st             Sectional Events
USTA Florida Sectional events are making a comeback in August. Our Directors of youth and adult tennis will discuss what we will be hosting next month at the USTA National Campus and what players can expect.

July 8th            Adaptive Programs
Tune in as USTA Florida’s Community Team connects with representatives from Special Olympics and Love Serving Autism to discuss guidelines for resuming adaptive programs and how coaches and volunteers can get training.

July 15th          Social Justice and Equality in Tennis
USTA Florida Diversity and Outreach Coordinator Ron Lyons shares his insights on how USTA Florida is addressing inequality in tennis and amplifying voices that need to be heard.

July 22nd        JTT Program Restart Guidelines
When and where will junior team tennis return to the Sunshine State? Youth Team Play Manager Liz Coates is ready to bring this important program back this fall. Tune in to find out when and where you can play.

July 29th         Schools and After-School
With Florida schools working on their return to the classroom, USTA Florida Community Play Coordinator Mag Holt is working on keep kids active in PE and After-School. Check out what she has to say about the return of teacher-run programs this year.

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 Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify and iHeart Radio.

Have a question but can’t find a specific answer? Check out the FAQ section of www.USTAFlorida.com/HereToServe, 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 www.USTAFlorida.com/HereToServe.

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