The United States Professional Tennis Association Florida Division and United States Tennis Association Florida signed a formal partnership agreement in June during the joint USPTA Florida Annual Convention and USTA Florida Semiannual Meeting at the Club Med-Sandpiper resort in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
"It makes complete sense for USPTA Florida and USTA Florida working and growing in the same direction, and trying to achieve the same goal, which is growing the game of tennis," said Jeff Cohen, USPTA Florida Division president. "It's unique, and by signing this agreement, it will hopefully lead to the other divisions and sections following."
The partnership was approved by the boards of both organizations and is recognized through December 2014, with an option for a two-year renewal. The partnership includes supporting each other's programs and events, sharing information about opportunities available to members and facilities, and involvement in leadership groups/committees/boards.
"We at USTA Florida are excited about formalizing our agreement with the USPTA Florida Division, which will ultimately prove to be a win-win situation for the two associations," said Dan Casey, USTA Florida Section president.