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

The Here to Serve series aims to keep the Florida tennis community updated about the organization’s return to play. 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:

Jan. 20th             Rankings & Junior Tournament Information
Join Lew Brewer, USTA Director of Junior Competition, Jason Gilbert, Director of Youth Tennis, and Thad Hawkes, Youth Program Coordinator as they tackle some of the common questions received about the new ranking list and new tournament structure, as well as provide an outlook on national tournaments for Q1

Feb. 3rd            Junior Circuit/JTT
Where are the 10U events? Our youth tennis program staff check in to explain the new Junior Circuit and provide updates on orange-ball, green-ball and Junior Team Tennis play this Spring.

Feb. 17th          Black History/AMPLIFY
As we celebrate Black History Month, we also must reflect on the work we must do to bring more tennis opportunities to the Black community in Florida. Join our D&I leaders as they discuss the work we are doing in 2021 and beyond.

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

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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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