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Let's Celebrate National Tennis Month this May!

February 6, 2024 07:54 PM





LARAMIE, WY (February 21, 2024) - Tennis is booming in Wyoming, and what better way to celebrate than through special events, promotions and play opportunities in as part of National Tennis Month this May!

National Tennis Month is a nationwide grassroots effort driven by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and its industry partners celebrating tennis, a sport which challenges one both physically and mentally. For 31 straight days, players, local coaches, facilities, retailers, tennis manufacturers and more will be driving awareness about the sport and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game with special events, promotions and play opportunities in their communities.

Tennis participation has seen significant growth over the past two years, with people turning to the sport to stay physically fit in a safe manner. According to the latest Physical Activity Council’s participation report, more than 22.6 million people hit the tennis courts in 2022, representing a 27.9% increase since 2019, with 4.9M more players picking up a racquet. 

And Wyoming has seen an uptick in the demand for development and refurbishment of tennis facilities as a result. “A new ten court high school tennis complex has been completed in Casper,” said USTA Executive Director Peg Connor. “Another long-awaited initiative is on deck in Jackson. Support of Tennis Month from city councils in Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Torrington, Green River and Rock springs will bring much appreciated attention to these projects and the many tennis events, activities, and programs taking place across the state this May and throughout the year.” 

"Over the past several years, tennis has seen an incredible surge in participation as players turned to the sport for a safe way to socialize with family and friends while also staying physically active,” said Michael J. McNulty III, USTA Chairman of the Board and President. “Tennis is a sport with many health benefits, can be played for your entire lifetime, and is easily accessed, with courts in every community, including in schools, public parks and facilities.  We encourage people of all ages and abilities to pick up a racquet this May as we celebrate." 

National Tennis Month Grants are available communities with qualifying events to help offset costs.  Please fill out this grant application form to receive more information.

About USTA Wyoming:  With headquarters in Laramie, USTA Wyoming is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to promote and develop tennis in communities across Wyoming for people of all ages and abilities.  Affiliated Community Tennis Associations are currently  located in Casper, Cheyenne, Green River/Rock Springs, Jackson, Laramie and Sheridan.  To learn more about USTA Wyoming, please visit www.ustawyoming.com.