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In 1877, approximately two hundred people watched tennis at Wimbledon but in 1997 the figure was around 400,000 - with over twenty-five tons of strawberries consumed! 

 
 
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Matt Olson Named USTA New England Executive Director


Olson comes to USTA New England from his role as Executive Director for USTA Atlanta and the Atlanta Youth Tennis & Education Foundation, a position he held since 2003. USTA Atlanta is the largest Community Tennis Association in the country with more than 50,000 adult and junior players. “I am looking forward to my new future and the exciting opportunity to work with the staff and volunteers at USTA New England" said Olson." Read More
 

2015-2017 USTA New England Board


The 2015-2017 USTA New England Board began their term on January 6, 2015. Executive Board Officers are: Scott Steinberg, President and CEO); Peter Parrotta, First Vice President; Mike Shade, Treasurer; Tracy McEvoy, Secretary; Bob Greene, Delegate to USTA; Mike Kolendo, Vice President; and Pat Decker, Vice President. Read on to find the other Board members and Committee Members. Read More
 

Diane Meyer is Celebrated in Vermont


After more than 40 years of dedication to the sport of tennis in New England, Diane Meyer is retiring at the end of 2014. To those who play tennis in Vermont, Diane Meyer is a household name. The same can be said for many areas of New England and beyond. In June, Meyer will be honored again when she receives the Gardner Ward Chase Memorial Award for her outstanding lifetime contributions to tennis in New England. This is the highest honor an individual can receive from USTA New England. Read More
 

Alex Blanchard is New Tennis Service Rep


USTA Vermont is excited to announce that Alex Blanchard has been hired by USTA New England as the new Tennis Service Representative (TSR) for Northern Vermont and Northern New Hampshire. A lifelong tennis player, Alex is a 2014 graduate of the University of Vermont where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Communication. Alex’s marketing and community relations background includes internships with the Vermont Lake Monsters baseball team and UVM Event Operations. Find out more! Read More
 

Burlington Waterfront Tournament

Tashiro Wins Men's A Singles - John Tashiro continues to have a solid year on the Vermont tournament scene. The top-seed in the Burlington Waterfront Tournament this weekend lived up to the top billing by beating Evan Greer in the final 6-2, 6-1. And Fitzgerald/Katz won the Men's Doubles. Read on to find out the details! Read More
 

Tennis Fun at Burlington's Kids Day


Tennis and USTA Vermont starred on Saturday at Burlington’s Kids Day, Vermont's largest children's festival with attendance of up to 5,000. Kids and parents had a ball on the three mini-courts giving 10 and Under Tennis a go. A big thank you from USTA Vermont to all the volunteers. See more pictures! Read More
 

Champlain Valley Junior Tennis League Individual Winners Crowned

The long-standing tradition of the Champlain Valley Junior Tennis League (CVJTL) Individual Tournament continued at The Edge - South Burlington (Kennedy Drive) July 26-27 with 44 singles and 38 doubles players. Read on to find out the winners and finalists. Read More
 

Teaching Lifetime Lessons through a Lifetime Sport


Stowe’s 12U USTA Vermont Junior Team Tennis players were shocked to see some of their opponents in their July 19th against the King Street Center, a team comprised of resettled refugees, set out on the clay courts in socks and even bare feet. Moved by this eye-opening encounter, the young Stowe players became inspired to make a difference in their new friends’ lives and resolved to provide the King Street players with proper gear and equipment. Read the full story! Read More