What is Building a Tennis Community?
Building a Tennis Community (BATC) provides tremendous benefits and customer service to clubs, park and recreation agencies, schools and other program providers. Through this unique partnership, USTA Middle States creates opportunities to earn financial support for equipment, uniforms, travel, program support and more for participating members
How does it work?
BATC allows USTA Middle States to collaborate with sites so they will incorporate the cost of a USTA membership into their annual dues or in to specific program fees. Through the sale of USTA memberships, BATC reallocates funds back to a specific facility through customized benefits to the organization or individual members.
Partnership packages are tailor made for each facility based on the number of memberships that been purchased and the length of the commitment.
USTA MS piloted the program in 2007 and the results have been outstanding. Through the first few years of the initiative, the section has received commitments from ten facilities, totaling more than 1,000 memberships.
Building a Tennis Community not only grows participation, program opportuntiies and awareness, but participants also reap the benefits of being a USTA member. The program was featured in the pages of NetPlay Magazine, click here to read more.
What are the some of the potential benefits provided by USTA Middle States to Partners?
- Promotion of partnership on USTA Middle States website and e-newsletter
- USTA Middle States branded t-shirts
- Provide staff resources and program opportunities, helping to increase participation and membership
- USTA Play Days or other special projects
- Advertisement in NetPlay, the official magazine of USTA Middle States (circulation 30,000)
- Link on the USTA Middle States website to the organization
- Opportunities to contribute editorial for NetPlay magazine
- World TeamTennis (WTT) tickets for each new or renewed USTA membership for a match TBD
- Equipment support, such as short courts, transition balls, tennis balls, ball hoppers and racquets
- Discounted or free registration to Community Tennis Development Workshops and Tennis Teacher Conferences
- Discounted or free tickets to Arthur Ashe Kid's Day
- Drawings for US Open tickets
- Tennis memorabilia or auction item donations for special events
- Provide awards or giveways
for a full list of our partners. For more information on how to become involved in Building a Tennis Community, please contact Ben Zislis
, Associate Executive Director, at 610-935-5000 ext. 232 or firstname.lastname@example.org
USTA Middle States invites your school to join our Building a Tennis Community. Click here
to learn more!