Industry Organizations – National

There are a number of industry organizations that support high school tennis at the national level. The most prominent organization is the National Federation of High School Associations.

National Federation of High School Associations
NFHS is the national governing body for state high school activity associations. They offer online courses to help train coaches and instructors in sports and the performing arts. The two most important services that NFHS provides for tennis are an online course and participation trends.
NFHS Online Course
The NFHS and USTA have joined forces to produce the video “Coaching Tennis.”  There is a small fee to view the video, but it is recommended for all high school coaches. Parents and athletes could also benefit from watching it.
NFHS Participation Trends
The NFHS produces national participation trends. The sport has been flat since the 2009-2010 school year.

Other national industry organizations are listed below.
Center for Disease Control
CDC offers online concussion training for coaches, parents, athletes, and officials. Concussions don’t occur as often in tennis as other sports, but all four groups of people are advised to take the course.
Professional Tennis Registry
The PTR provides certification and education programs for tennis professionals and coaches at all levels.
 The PTR provides their 11-17 workshop for high school coachesThey also offer a high school coaches package for coaches attending their international tennis symposium.
United States Professional Tennis Association
The USPTA provides certification and education programs for tennis professionals and coaches at all levels. The recently upgraded their high school program for high school coaches.
United States Tennis Association
The USTA is the governing body for tennis.  As such it has a number of programs that support all aspects of tennis.  This link goes to their programs that support high school tennis.
Universal Tennis Rating Program
The UTR is a ranking system for players of all ages, sexes, and skill levels. Ranking are based on results, not the typical categories. Novak Djokovic is a 16 and Serena Williams is a 13.

 

 

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