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Michael J. McNulty III Becomes USTA Chairman of the Board and President

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., November 16, 2020 - The USTA today announced its new slate of Board of Directors, including the election of Michael J. McNulty III as USTA Chairman of the Board and President. The new Board has been elected to a two-year term that begins on January 1, 2021.

The 2021-2022 USTA Board of Directors:
Michael J. McNulty III of the USTA Southern Section is nominated to serve as President on the USTA Board of Directors. McNulty is currently completing his first two-year term as First Vice President, and third consecutive two-year term on the USTA Board of Directors. He is also serving his second consecutive term on the Strategic and Creative Planning Committee where he currently serves as Chair. McNulty serves as Board Liaison to the Adult Tennis Leadership Council, and is also a member of the Budget Committee, International Tennis Committee, and the ITF Constitution Committee. He served two consecutive terms on the Nominating Committee and the Constitution and Rules Committee where he served as Vice Chair.

McNulty has a long history of volunteerism at the Section and District levels. He served as President, First Vice President, Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of the USTA Southern Section and as Section Delegate to the USTA. He served three consecutive terms as Chair of the Constitution and Rules Committee, Chair of the Nominating Committee and Board Liaison to multiple Committees. McNulty is the former Tournament Director of the BB&T Atlanta Open, a US Open Series tournament. He is a recipient of the USTA Southern Jacobs Bowl, the highest volunteer service award given by the Section. McNulty was a long-time USTA Louisiana volunteer where he served as President. He is a member of the Louisiana Tennis Hall of Fame and recipient of the President’s Award.

McNulty was a partner with the law firm of Plauche Smith & Nieset, LLC. He has recently taken Of Counsel status and is considered one of America’s top attorneys in insurance defense with specialties in construction and products liability.

Dr. Brian Hainline of the USTA Midwest Section is nominated to serve his fourth term on the USTA Board of Directors; his first as First Vice President. Dr. Hainline previously served on the USTA Board of Directors as a Director at Large in 2007-08, where he was Board Liaison to the Community Tennis Council. He also served as a Director at Large in 2017-18, where he was Board Liaison to the Player Development Council and a member of the Budget Committee, and as vice president in 2019-20, where he was vice chair of the Budget Committee and Board Liaison to the Sections.



By Bill Simons/Inside Tennis

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Due to the continued situation surrounding the COVID-19 virus, and after discussions with the USTA Medical Advisory Committee, effective immediately the USTA will extend the suspension of USTA sanctioned products and events, including Adult and Junior Tournaments, USTA League, Junior Team Tennis, Team Challenge, Team Tournaments, USTA Schools programs, Tennis on Campus and Wheelchair events, through May 3. Additionally, recognizing the evolving and fast-changing nature of this situation, the USTA will continue to monitor and assess conditions to make future determinations about events and activities taking place after May 3.



On behalf of USTA Nevada, our staff is thinking of you during this tough time. This global pandemic has put a strain on our tennis community. Many of our tennis players are without their favorite places to play, without their friends and without the sport they love as they knew it a few short weeks ago.

We know that tennis creates a unique community like no other. It’s that sense of the community that we want to celebrate at this time. We will continue to post on our Facebook page and website to keep you updated. Our staff is working from home and fully engaged in connecting with the providers in our section. We are actively brainstorming alternative schedules and ideas for future play.

We are confident that when this passes, our players will be more excited than ever to get back on the court. Until then, we are doing our best to monitor the situation and will be in touch about any changes from the USTA perspective.

You can also check the Clark County home page for more updates on COVID-19 or click here for resources & services available.

Stay well & hope to see you soon.

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