Adapting Tennis, Improving Lives

This post is contributed by ThanksUSA, an organization who teamed up with USPTA to create the Tennis Thanks the Troops initiative. In February, Tennis Thanks the Troops began a weekly Wounded Veterans Adaptive Tennis Clinic at East Potomac Tennis Center in Washington, DC. I was chosen to help run the clinic, with the help of … Continue reading Adapting Tennis, Improving Lives

Tennis Starts with Love, and Grows through Inclusion

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), refers to a range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Center for Disease Control, ASD is prevalent in the United States at an estimated 1 in 68 births, meaning more than 3.5 million Americans live with … Continue reading Tennis Starts with Love, and Grows through Inclusion

My Tennis on Campus Journey

My name is Aaron Paul and I’m the volunteer assistant coach for Wake Forest Women’s Tennis.  My path to this point has been anything but traditional.  I started playing tennis when I was 6 and I was playing competitive tournaments by the time I was 8.  I loved tennis, and I would talk and dream … Continue reading My Tennis on Campus Journey

Women of Mid-Atlantic Tennis: Renice Holman

Throughout Women's History Month in March, USTA MAS will be profiling the work of women who are making a difference today in tennis communities throughout the Mid-Atlantic. The first woman featured in this series is Renice Holman, who has been bringing the fun of tennis to kids for years and is currently a coach at … Continue reading Women of Mid-Atlantic Tennis: Renice Holman

Smashing Glass Ceilings, One Volley at a Time

Serena, Madison, Venus, Coco, Lauren, Alison, and Christina – other than being awesome names, these names have something else in common; all these women are Americans ranked in the WTA top 50. When it comes to answering Beyoncé’s question of “who run the world,” in professional tennis today, the answer most certainly is “girls!” But … Continue reading Smashing Glass Ceilings, One Volley at a Time