June 3rd, 2017
USTA Florida, USPTA Florida Division Fortify Partnership with Two-Year Agreement
USTA Florida and the USPTA Florida Division fortified their ongoing partnership, inking a new agreement on Friday aimed at encouraging USPTA members to deliver more USTA programs and provide grants aimed at helping tennis professionals expand their offerings across the state of Florida.
The elected presidents of each organization signed the new agreement on Friday at the joint meetings of their respective board of directors, marking the occasion with a hat exchange.
This is the third successive agreement between the two organizations, and it is the most specific to date. Per the agreement, USPTA Florida Division will promote USTA Florida’s priority initiatives and provide USTA Florida with the ability to communicate directly to USPTA members through various channels. In return, USTA Florida will continue to provide stipends and grants to support USPTA District meetings, increase outreach to U30 tennis teaching professionals, and promote innovative formats of play.
“For many years the USTA Florida Section and the USPTA Florida Division have had a great relationship working together to grow tennis,” said USTA Florida President Robert Hollis. “With this new agreement, we have streamlined our focus to ensure that we will continue working together toward promoting key initiatives and programs that will grow the game of tennis together. I would like to thank Trish Faulkner and the USPTA Florida Division Board, the USTA Florida Section Board and staff who worked on the new agreement. Together we will promote and develop tennis in Florida!”
“USPTA Florida is excited to continue our great partnership with USTA Florida,” said USPTA Florida Division President Trish Faulkner. “By working closely together we have been able to achieve all our goals, and most importantly increase participation in the sport we all love. I’d like to thank Robert Hollis and the USTA Florida Board for their vision, leadership and continued support. We look forward to continuing to strengthen our relationship. Proudly, our partnership serves as a model for all other tennis organizations.”
To read the full agreement, go to www.USTAFlorida.com/USPTAFLPartnership.
For more information on USPTA Florida Division, visit www.setteo.com/federacion/usptaflorida.
For more information on USTA Florida programs and services, visit www.USTAFlorida.com.