USTA, located here in the Lake Nona community, has released a media advisory stating plans to resume operations as of June 8. USTA has expressed that, prior to the reopening, a comprehensive and systematic readiness assessment will be issued as well as a sanitization of the campus.
In the same media advisory, USTA has also announced “a new set of policies and protocols in conjunction with its Medical Advisory Group that are consistent with the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Governor of Florida’s Executive Orders, Orange County, the Florida Department of Health, and other relevant agencies,” following the June 8 reopening.
Alongside the big announcement to reopen doors, USTA has announced the opening of 2021-2022 volunteer applications, encouraging passionate and innovative tennis volunteers to apply to serve on one of the organization’s various committees.
During the press conference, USTA Florida president-elect Dana Andrews stated, “USTA Florida is an organization that wants to impact lives through the sport of tennis, while also growing the sport. Whether your desire is to work with adults or children, those with special needs or economically challenged, the requirement to volunteer is not that you are a great tennis player but that you have a heart of service. Your time will be well spent!”
The various committees include: Awards, Budget and Finance, Officials, Bylaws and Governance, Grievance, Investment and Audit, and Leagues.
For more information on the committee application process or for more details about committee positions available, please visit www.USTAFlorida.com/Committees.
Take a look at the USTA’s guidelines for playing tennis safely during the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.usta.com/en/home/stay-current/national/usta-statement-on-safety-of-playing-tennis-during-the-covid-19-v.html