| By New York Tennis Magazine Staff
Photo courtesy of USTA Eastern


The USTA Eastern Tennis Conference returns to an in-person event in 2022, and is set for January 28-29, 2022, at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel in Mahwah, N.J.

In the days leading up to the in-person event, there will also be four virtual webinars held featuring special guests.

Below is the full schedule for both the virtual webinars and the in-person event, via USTA Eastern. Click Here to learn more about the 2022 Eastern Tennis Conference.

This is a tentative schedule. All sessions and speakers are subject to change.

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Is Good For Business (10:00 AM ET) 

USTA CEO and Executive Director Michael Dowse (pictured, far left) and USTA Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Marisa Grimes (pictured, center) highlight the major DEI milestones, accomplishments and lessons learned in 2021, as well as share goals for the organization's future. Moderated by David J. Williams, USTA Eastern Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. 

Live Q&A: Wimbledon Champion Samir Banerjee (7:00 PM ET) 

2021 Wimbledon boys' singles champion Samir Banerjee (pictured, far right) grew up playing USTA Eastern tournaments. The New Jersey-based athlete discusses his training and development as a junior and his experiences playing on the biggest stages in tennis. 

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Swing into the Future with the Net Generation App (12:00 PM ET)

Craig Jones, USTA Senior Director of Education, Training & Resources, discusses how you can use the Net Generation app to help develop your players, make practices more fun, and even grow your business.  

What's the ITF World Tennis Number and How Do I Prepare? (7:00 PM ET) 

Matt Barnhart, USTA Director of Recreational Competition, explains more about the new and exciting ITF World Tennis Number (WTN) and how it will be used in the USTA Junior Pathway. 

Friday, January 28, 2022

12:00 PM: Junior Tennis Foundation Board Meeting

12:15 PM: Early Development Camp Coaches Meeting

1:00 PM: The Sound of Tennis

2:15 PM: Recruiting and Engaging Coaches in 2022 

3:30 PM: Tennis, Anywhere?

5:30 PM: (Opening Session) Don't Fence Yourself In: Olympic Fencer Nzingha Prescod on Coaching Strategies and Motivating Young Athletes

6:30 PM: Cocktail Reception

Saturday, January 29, 2022

9:00 AM: Breakfast and Partnership Exhibition

10:00 AM: USPTA On-Court Session

11:00 AM: Best Practices to Build Your Tennis Business

12:00 PM: Regional Meetings/Lunch

2:15 PM: PTR On-Court Session

3:30 PM: From Grassroots to Grass Courts: How Community Tennis Grows Our Sport

4:30 PM: Officials Workshop

5:30 PM: Annual Meeting

7:00 PM: Awards Dinner and Ceremony