USPTA Expands Partnership with Women’s Tennis Coaching Assoc.

February 3, 2023

LAKE NONA, FL, Feb. 3, 2023 — The United States Professional Tennis Association has expanded its partnership with the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA).

As part of the new agreement, the USPTA and the WTCA will host two joint WTCA and USPTA workshops this year, with one being in conjunction with a WTA Women’s Professional event in the summer of 2023. There will also be a WTCA specialty course offered at each USPTA World Conference through 2025.

Founded in 2015 by Ann Grossman Wunderlich and Sarah Stone, the WTCA is the first organization of its kind, solely dedicated to advancing women’s tennis through thoroughly educated coaches. With an incredible team of Grand Slam champions, medical advisors, and internationally renowned coaches, the WTCA uses mentorship programs, conferences around the globe, and educational coaching courses to both educate and inspire passionate tennis coaches with the one goal of enhancing the world of women’s tennis.

“If we can continue to educate and empower our women’s tennis coaches, we are not only improving the quality of coaching that our female athletes are receiving, but we are also growing the future pool of tennis-teaching professionals,” said John Embree, USPTA CEO.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the USPTA in keeping more females in tennis,” said WTCA CEO Sarah Stone. “Together we will deliver coach education specific to working with female athletes. Having the opportunity to impact tennis alongside the global leader in coach education is a great privilege for myself and the entire WTCA team. We are so excited about the new events that we will do together.”