Increasing Physical Activity

U.S. Tennis Association

Year Committed: 2013
Length of Commitment: 3 years

Work to engage 300,000 youth in after-school and summer programs; create at least 5,000 new kid-sized tennis courts; train at least 15,000 new coaches and volunteers to support its Ten and Under Tennis program, and donate the retail value of $600,000 worth of new tennis equipment to support programs in schools and youth facilities.

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Verified Results

    • Commitment Element

      Serve at least 300,000 youth in afterschool and summer programming through the National Junior Tennis & Learning network, which serves low-income children and underserved communities.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2016, the National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) network served 242,939 youth. Since 2014, the NJTL has served 692,740 youth, exceeding its commitment to serve 300,000 youth.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2016
    • Reporting Date

      October 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Create at least 5,000 new kid-sized tennis courts throughout the country, with a particular emphasis on funding projects in diverse communities.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2016, USTA created 1,272 kid-sized tennis courts. To date, USTA has created 5,090 kid-sized tennis courts, exceeding its commitment to create at least 5,000 new kid-sized tennis courts. The tennis courts have been created in 46 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2016
    • Reporting Date

      October 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Donate new tennis equipment with a minimum retail value of $600,000 to support schools and youth facilities that are providing USTA’s Ten and Under Tennis program.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2016, USTA donated $177,084 worth of new tennis equipment to support schools and youth facilities. To date, it has donated $540,171 worth of new tennis equipment and made 90% progress towards meeting its commitment to donate tennis equipment with a minimum retail value of $600,000.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2016
    • Reporting Date

      October 2016
    • Commitment Element

      Train at least 15,000 new coaches, teachers, and volunteers to support the USTA’s Ten and Under Tennis program.
    • Progress To Date

      In 2016, USTA trained 3,617 coaches. To date, it has trained 11,367 coaches and made 76% progress towards meeting its commitment to train 15,000 new coaches.

    • Implementation Date

      August 2016
    • Reporting Date

      October 2016

Partner Statement

“The United States Tennis Association (USTA) exceeded its 3 year commitment to Partnership For A Healthier America (PHA) by serving more than 650,000 youth through tennis and education programming and building more than 5,000 kid-sized tennis courts across 46 states, Washington, DC and Puerto Rico. In addition the USTA donated tennis equipment to schools and youth facilities totaling more than $550,000 and trained more than 11,000 new youth tennis coaches.

"The USTA’s partnership with PHA has been instrumental to helping position the sport as one that is open to all. The USTA was delighted to work with PHA and former First Lady Michelle Obama to reinforce that tennis is a great sport to stay active no matter your age or ability level and to teach valuable life lessons such as hard work, team work and discipline. The USTA remains focused on exposing all kids to tennis to help them not only become active tennis players but healthy and productive citizens.”