USTA Florida’s informative Here to Serve podcast series is getting an extension with several new episodes in June.
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:
June 10th Summer Camps at USTA Florida-managed Facilities
With Florida facilities reopening in June, the big question is how/if to run a summer camp. USTA Florida Director of Tennis Management Frank Swope and Training and QA Manager Lori Burdell discuss the new “normal” for youth summer camp at USTA Florida facilities and what campers (and parents) can expect.
June 17th USTA National Campus
What does it take to reopen a 100-court tennis facility? What will USTA Florida and other entities need to consider when hosting events at the USTA National Campus? Those topics and more will be tackled by USTA National Campus General Manager Tim Cass and Senior Director of Events and Collegiate Elissa Hill.
June 17th Public Park Challenges/Opportunities
The public park system is critical to resuming tennis play in Florida. Navigating how to reopen a public park facility after COVID-19 is complicated. Join us for a conversation with USTA Florida Board member Marcelo Gouts, who will share his insights on how to bring tennis back to the parks, what he sees in terms of demand, and how we can grow.
June 24th Adult and Youth Program Restart Guidelines
With USTA Florida programs on target to start in July, what are the guidelines that players and providers will need to follow in order to resume play? Join us for two separate podcasts with our Directors of youth and adult tennis to hear about the new guidelines and where/when you can play leagues and tournaments in July.
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 Leagues, Junior Tournaments, and general tennis play have been answered.
For a full list of podcast episodes or to listen to previous episodes, visit www.USTAFlorida.com/HereToServe.