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DEI College Coaches Masterclass:
The ITA has created a College Coach Masterclass chapter in order to assist ITA member coaches with their ongoing education into DEI matters. This chapter includes interviews with experts in this field and provides helpful links and resources for coaches to review and implement where appropriate.
Tennis for America:
In 2019, Tennis For America was created, placing former college tennis players in low-resourced communities to help alleviate poverty by improving the educational outcomes of children within these communities. To learn more or to apply to be a Tennis For America VISTA fellow please visit www.tennisforamerica.com
ITA/USTA Mentorship Program:
The ITA/USTA Mentorship Program was launched in 2020 to help develop and advance the careers of the next generation of college tennis coaches. You can learn more about the program and view the list of participants to date here.
USTA David N. Dinkins HBCU Coaching Grant:
The USTA, with support from Tennis Industry United and the USTA Foundation, is creating a grant that will support the 38 HBCUs that currently have varsity tennis programs. This grant reinforces and expands the tennis industry’s commitment to supporting HBCU collegiate tennis and increasing diversity among certified coaching professionals.
More information on this grant can be found here.