United States Tennis Association
2018 Progress Report
Will provide opportunities for at least 500,000 children to get active on the tennis court through their NET Generation initiative, a new approach to making tennis fun and more accessible to all. NET Generation will recruit tennis instructors, coaches, and school providers to register and join the USTA branded platform to gain access to the NET Generation resources and curriculum.
“NET Generation, official youth tennis of the USTA, is designed to encourage and inspire players ages 5-18 of all backgrounds and skill levels to join tennis. In May 2018, USTA updated the website to provide resources for providers, players, and parents. Providers can access curricula and parents and players can find coaches and programs in their area. The USTA also creates and distributes content for providers, players and parents through monthly newsletters, which includes information and resources such as educational videos, tips and more. In 2018, The NET Generation app launched which allows youth to connect with coaches, receive badges for skills accomplished, download activities to complete at home, complete challenges and track activities. From February 2018 through February 2019, 27,195 coaches, teachers, and volunteers joined NET Generation. Between May 2018 and April 2019, 233,919 youth and 98,058 parents registered on the NET Generation website. Between January 2018 and April 2019, USTA provided new tennis equipment with a total retail value of $2,069,713 to community organizations, coaches, schools and teachers. Equipment included coaching manuals, nets, racquets, balls, bags, shoes, athletic apparel, and promotional items such as water bottles and wristbands.”