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The "New" New Jersey Region!

June 1, 2009 12:49 AM

The “New” New Jersey Region

In 2007, the USTA Eastern Management Committee revised the Section’s Bylaws to make District 9 (Northeastern and Central New Jersey) its own region. Prior to the bylaw amendment, the district was part of the USTA Eastern Southern Region, which was made up of the following:

District 8: (Westchester & Rockland County, NY; Greenwich Connecticut)
District 9: (Northeast/Central New Jersey)
District 10: (Hudson Valley, NY)

Northeastern and Central New Jersey now make up the USTA Eastern New Jersey Region. The formation of a sixth USTA Eastern region has brought new opportunities for a more focused effort to “promote and develop the growth of tennis” here in our area. With your support I believe we can become the best region in the country.

Our motto: Focus on New Jersey

Becoming a separate region has the following benefits:

  • Resources directed to New Jersey that are not shared outside of our area
  • Local staff (listed below) who are dedicated to serving the needs of New Jersey’s tennis enthusiasts
  • Adult and junior leagues whose district/regional playoffs are located in New Jersey and reserved for our participants
  • Events that are dedicated to our area
  • A New Jersey Regional Management Committee that is focused on New Jersey
  • A greater opportunity to bring professional players to New Jersey

Transforming New Jersey into its own region is not a trivial task. It requires enhancements and modifications to USTA automated systems, updates to merchandise, demographic considerations with respect to tournaments and other programs, the possible re-districting of leagues, and more. While some of this work may take time to complete, we are making changes and improvements every day and are well on our way to determining the structure and direction of the “New” New Jersey Region.

We are currently defining how the new region will operate as a separate entity. There are committees that will be formed that will influence regulatory procedures over programs such as Jr. Team Tennis, USTA Leagues, tournaments, and other operations here in New Jersey. Look for new and exciting enhancements coming to your new region this year.

If you are interested in serving on a committee, or if you just have short-term volunteer aspirations, please contact one of your Local Staff.


Larry Dillon
Tennis Service Rep
USTA Eastern, Inc. (NJ Region)
732-882-5449 (c)

Jocelyn Cruz
Community Outreach Specialist
USTA Eastern, Inc. (NJ & Metro Regions)