The Eastern Section of the United States Tennis Association (USTA Eastern) is proud to announce Dwight Global Online School as the Official Program Sponsor of Level 3 (L3) Elite Junior Tournaments. In this capacity, Dwight Global will maintain a robust presence at these events and help improve overall player experience, including contributing giveaways, featured speakers and other enhancements.
“We are honored to work with Dwight Global to strengthen one of our signature competitive offerings,” said USTA Eastern Senior Director of Competition Julie Bliss Beal. “Our section has always remained steadfastly dedicated to developing well-rounded athletes, and that development extends beyond the confines of a tennis court. Dwight Global offers a world-class learning experience that also affords these young champions the opportunity to pursue their future in the sport.”
L3 Elite Tournaments are considered the top competitions on offer in the USTA Eastern Section, with some of the best players ages 12-18 from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut competing at these events. They will be held four times throughout 2023, in January, May, June, and November.
“Today, the demands placed on junior players are enormous. In order to perform and compete at the highest levels, these students need additional flexibility in their week to dedicate to training and travel,” said Dr. Blake Spahn, Vice Chancellor of The Dwight Schools, who also served as Captain of the 1994 Columbia University Ivy League Championship Tennis Team. “Dwight Global not only provides pre-professional tennis players with this critical flexibility, but also with top-notch academics that will prepare them for D1, D2, and D3 universities. As the leading choice for student-athletes in grades 6-12, we are thrilled to partner with USTA Eastern to bring Dwight Global academics to pre-professional tennis players across the Eastern Seaboard."
Several prominent USTA Eastern players are enrolled at Dwight Global. In January, Eastern player and current Dwight Global student Cooper Williams captured the 2023 Australian Open boys’ doubles championship (with partner Learner Tien). Williams is headed to Harvard University in the fall. Additionally, 2022 Wimbledon boys’ singles finalist Michael Zheng—of Montville, New Jersey—graduated from the school last spring. Zheng currently attends and competes for Columbia University in New York.