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Welcome to our “Here To Serve” series of video and podcast discussions. We speak with guests on happenings throughout our tennis ecosystem, from how to level up your game to discussions on improving the tennis experience. These videos will be posted on the USTA Florida YouTube channel every other Wednesday.

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Welcome to our “Here To Serve” series of video and podcast discussions. We speak with guests on happenings throughout our tennis ecosystem, from how to level up your game to discussions on improving the tennis experience. These videos will be posted on the USTA Florida YouTube channel every other Wednesday.

    Widening the HBCU Tennis Landscape

    Widening the HBCU Tennis Landscape

    On this episode of Here to Serve, USTA Florida Executive Director, Laura Bowen is joined by Florida A&M University Tennis Head Coach Rochelle "Nikki" Houston and Play Tennis Gainesville Director of Tennis George Henry, who coached at Bethune-Cookman, another HBUC. Learn about the rich history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Florida, how the landscape for them is expanding, and how tennis at these colleges and universities has developed over the last 75 years.

    • 31 min
    Transforming Tennis Through Board Leadership

    Transforming Tennis Through Board Leadership

    Join Laura Bowen and USTA Florida Board President-Elect, Chuck Gill on this episode of Here to Serve. Learn why he first got involved with tennis, what made him want to serve on the USTA Florida Board of Directors, and much more! The USTA Florida and USTA Florida Foundation Board of Directors application is now live and we want you to apply!

    • 43 min
    USPTA & Coaching Innovation

    USPTA & Coaching Innovation

    On this episode of Here to Serve, USTA Florida Executive Director, Laura Bowen sits down with USPTA CEO, Brian Dillman to talk about one of the hottest topics in all of tennis; coaching. Learn about what is working well in the coaching space, why tennis needs more certified professionals, and what innovative changes are being made.

    • 35 min
    Growth, Learning, and Leadership

    Growth, Learning, and Leadership

    As 2024 gets underway, the first Here to Serve podcast of the year features USTA Growth, Learning, and Leadership Team members Natalie Pedroza and Rory Curren. Join us as USTA Florida Executive Director, Laura Bowen asks the guests what goes into goal planning, how to focus on professional growth, and how to use the resources around you.

    • 48 min
    USTA Florida 75th Anniversary Preview

    USTA Florida 75th Anniversary Preview

    USTA Florida is celebrating 75 years of Florida tennis and we are excited to commemorate this tremendous occasion with our community. On this Here to Serve Episode, hear from Board President, Phil Girardi and Director of Marketing and Communications, Amy Barnhart as they break down everything from Event Kits to how you can join in on the festivities.

    • 15 min
    Where Leadership Meets Innovation

    Where Leadership Meets Innovation

    USTA CEO, Lew Sherr joins the Here to Serve Podcast to talk about everything about being an innovative leader. Learn from the person at the helm of USTA how innovation is a key pillar of leadership, what must be down in order to create more leaders, and what challenges the tennis industry faces with 2024 on the horizon.

    • 32 min

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