Jon Thompson is one of those unique individuals who, while he works full-time in the tennis industry, also spends vast amounts of his own time promoting the sport and bringing it to the grassroots. A national coordinator for USTA Community Tennis Development, Thompson works closely with Community Tennis Associations, park and rec agencies, and USTA Military Outreach. Importantly, he helps to facilitate the USTA’s investment in the renovation and construction of tennis facilities, which includes grants and services. He also manages and creates content for USTA websites and social media platforms. But out of the office, this University of North Carolina grad continues to walk the walk: He is a founding board member of the Kings County Tennis League, which promotes youth mentorship and community-building in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.