At the 2018 Annual Meeting, Katrina Adams and Gordon Smith of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) said they wanted programs that are, “accessible, bold, innovative, think outside the box, that collaborate with schools and parks and recreation locations, that pump new blood into the tennis ecosystem and that are self sustaining.”
Perhaps they were referring to TGA’s youth sports franchise model and their 1,300 school and camp programs scheduled to take place around the country from now until the end of summer.
In 2012, TGA Premier Sports first launched its youth sports franchise model for tennis. That same year, the USTA recognized the potential impact a self-sustaining grassroots program could have on the future of tennis and quickly developed a national partnership with TGA.
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