Welcome to the SPKN Sport Knowledge Center, which is operated by SPKN - The Sport Professional Knowledge Network, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide the evidence-based knowledge and tools necessary to develop today’s athletes – mentally, physically, and emotionally.
We at SPKN believe that by bringing academics, coaches, athletes, and other sport professionals together in conversation, we can bridge the divide between academic research and practice to improve the entire landscape of sport. We’re committed to integrity and informed values-driven standards and we’re glad you’re here. Together, we’ll drive a better world of sport.
WELCOME TO THE CONVERSATION.
The United States Tennis Association (USTA) is the national governing body for the sport of tennis and the recognized leader in promoting and developing the sport’s growth on every level in the U.S. The roots of lawn tennis and what is now known as the USTA can be traced to the late 19th century.
Vision Statement: To foster an unbounded passion for tennis in Northeastern Ohio
Mission Statement: To innovate, promote and grow the game of tennis
We value inclusiveness and collaboration with and among all our stakeholders because the best ideas, decisions, and experiences are the result of input from many rather than a few.
We value excellence in all that we do, in every program we deliver, and in every interaction we have, and we are committed to exceeding our stakeholders’ expectations.
We value innovative and creative approaches to all that we do so we can keep tennis fresh, vibrant, and accessible to everyone.
We value simplicity, so that our focus can remain on tennis.
We value fun because, ultimately, that is what tennis is.