What is the National Federation of State High School Tennis Associations?
The NFSHSTA was formed to help improve and grow high school tennis in
the United States by helping state high school tennis associations
communicate with each other and by helping any state which does not
have a high school tennis associations create one.
The organization does this in the following ways:
- The NFSHSTA provides a forum for existing state high school tennis
associations to communicate with each other in order to share
information and ideas on rules, fundraising, organization, coaching,
sponsorships, annual meetings, etc.
- The NFSHSTA helps those states which do not have a dedicated state
high school tennis association create one by providing a free Web site
as the focal point for bringing a state's high school tennis coaches
together. In addition to a free Web site, the NFSHSTA can assist
nascent (and existing) state associations in securing liability
insurance, coaches education and equipment programs.
The NFSHSTA does not create, operate, own or control any state high
school tennis associations...it is the desire of the NFSHSTA that
every state have its own, independent state high school tennis
organization. When this happens, the NFSHSTA's sister organizations,
the U.S. High School Tennis Association and U.S. High School Tennis
Coaches Association, which currently provide support to American high
school tennis, will no longer be necessary.
The NFSHSTA was initially funded, in part, by a grant from the United
States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis in the U.S.