We are the USTA Mid-Atlantic
USTA Mid-Atlantic is a nonprofit organization committed to promoting tennis and its physical, social, and emotional health benefits. We envision a community where tennis is accessible and available for all people to play.
“We have an enormous opportunity to use tennis as a way to impart meaningful change among individuals and communities and introduce the sport to so many more people. Our tennis campus will allow us to build something that will be transformative and unmatched in its ability to elevate and enhance lives, the community, and the entire Mid-Atlantic region.”
– Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro, Chief Executive Officer, USTA Mid-Atlantic
Our dedication to increasing access to tennis and to the livelihood of the region’s vibrant tennis community – from casual to competitive players and the underserved communities we seek to support – led us to an ambitious goal for a new tennis facility in the Mid-Atlantic.
Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI)
USTA Mid-Atlantic intentionally cultivates justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (JEDI) in everything we do to provide an environment where staff and the tennis community can nurture self and group identities while cultivating empathy and respect for differences. We aim to center the needs of groups that have been historically excluded from tennis, in order to create accessible and inclusive opportunities that enrich all lives. Our JEDI vision is to be an inclusive organization that leverages different ideas and unique perspectives, committed to engaging the voices of our tennis community to foster equity and compassion for all.
The USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Campus will be a best-in-class tennis facility and community gathering place. Our community first approach will allow us to build something that serves as much more than a place to play tennis, but rather a place that elevates and enhances lives, the community, and the entire USTA Mid-Atlantic region.
USTA Mid-Atlantic fosters social connections and uplifts neighborhoods and communities by creating fun opportunities for all people to connect and fulfill social and emotional needs through sport.
By supporting tennis facilities, events, and programs USTA Mid-Atlantic creates opportunities for character building through a sport that continually teaches life-lessons and fosters good sportsmanship.
USTA Mid-Atlantic ensures that all who play tennis have the opportunity to benefit from long-lasting physical and social-emotional aspects of the sport.
8.1% of all people in the USTA Mid-Atlantic played tennis in 2022
That’s 1.2 million people playing tennis; 1 in 12 people played tennis in the region – better than the broader U.S.
Continuous lncreases in Participants
Tennis participation has grown by almost 2% each year over a five-year period
There are 100K more people playing tennis in the Mid-Atlantic compared to in 2019
Diverse Population Growth
Dramatic growth in the Hispanic/Latinx population by 52% and Black/African Americans by 40%
Stacey Allaster, Chief Executive Professional Tennis; United States Tennis Association
Raymond Benton, CEO; Junior Tennis Champions Center
Sean Buck, Vice Admiral; USNA
Taylor Chess, President, Development; Peterson Companies
Donald Dell, Co-Founder of the ATP
Mark Ein, Citi Open Chairman & CEO
Dan Faber, CEO; International Tennis Hall of Fame
Henry Fonvielle, President; Rappaport
Craig Morris, Chief Executive Community Tennis; United States Tennis Association
Megan Moulton-Levy, Former WTA professional tennis player and General Manager, Player Development; Junior Tennis Champions Center
Stephanie Place, Active USTA Mid-Atlantic League Player
Kevin Reynolds, Regional President and Director of Sales; United Bank
Lewis Sherr, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director; United States Tennis Association
2023 USTA MID-ATLANTIC SECTION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
President: Kathy Renzetti
Vice President: Tynika Wilson
Vice President of Development: Sally Travis
Secretary/Treasurer: Nicole Montgomery
USTA Delegate: Don Paitrick
Chief Executive Officer: Tara Fitzpatrick-Navarro (ex-officio, non-voting)
“One of my goals is to work to make tennis more accessible to everyone and the new USTA Mid-Atlantic Tennis Campus will definitely have that impact on the greater community in the DMV and entire Mid-Atlantic region.”
– Frances Tiafoe, professional tennis player from Hyattsville, Md., trained and played tennis in the Mid-Atlantic
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