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White Plains, N.Y., June 18, 2018 – USTA Eastern, Inc. announced today a four-year partnership with World Insurance Associates LLC, an independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. Through this partnership agreement, World Insurance will be designated as the official club insurance and organization insurance provider of USTA Eastern and will serve as an official sponsor of all USTA Eastern events.

As a USTA Eastern sponsor, World Insurance’s logo will be prominently featured on USTA.com/Eastern and World Insurance will be featured at the annual USTA Eastern Tennis Conference scheduled for January 25-27, 2019 in White Plains, NY, where Tom Fontana, Principal and Senior Vice President at World Insurance, will present as part of the conference’s specialized Business Development track and will be available as a consultant resource, offering free audits and price quotes on a host of club owner-specific insurance needs.  World Insurance will also be offering USTA Eastern member organizations more competitive rates for a variety of its insurance products.  Fontana works with 30 tennis clubs in the New York Metropolitan area and specializes in tennis providers’ unique liability needs, such an insuring air structures (bubbles), non-owned and hired auto coverage, discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as niche areas including coverage for tennis camps, clinics and leagues. The partnership is part of USTA Eastern’s ongoing commitment to provide added value to its member organizations throughout the section.

“The success of Eastern’s tennis community and programs depends greatly on the success of its many providers,” says said Jenny Schnitzer, USTA Eastern Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director. “We are extremely grateful that our section is supported by World Insurance, one of the top insurance agencies within the regions that we serve and are thrilled to introduce our individual members and member organizations to Tom Fontana, who truly understands the issues and concerns that our tennis providers face.”

USTA Eastern and its member organizations will have the benefit of working with Tom Fontana, who is also Owner and Director of Tennis at Park Avenue Tennis Center in Ocean Township, New Jersey, and has many years of experience in playing tennis as well as tennis club management. A top nationally-ranked junior player, Fontana was selected to play for the US Junior Davis Cup Team.  After college, Fontana continued on to the Men’s' Professional Tour reaching an ATP tour ranking in the top 300, while facing off against many world-renowned players including Andre Agassi, Patrick McEnroe, Leif Shiras, and Paul Annacone.  Fontana has also coached many top juniors, including Jersey's Justin Gimelstob, and other local ATP players.

“We are very excited about establishing this unique partnership with USTA Eastern,” said Mr. Fontana. “World Insurance works with 30 tennis clubs in the New York Metropolitan area alone and as a club owner myself, I personally look forward to being a resource and sounding board for the Eastern Section’s club owners and their various liability needs.”

The USTA Eastern Section, based in White Plains, N.Y., is a not-for-profit community service organization whose mission is to promote and develop the growth of tennis. The section encompasses all of New York State, Northern New Jersey and Greenwich, Conn. It is one of 17 geographic sections of the United States Tennis Association, the governing body of tennis in the United States, and supports more than 49,000 members. The section also establishes and maintains rules of fair play, high standards of sportsmanship and represents, in its jurisdiction, the programs and policies of the USTA. More information about the USTA Eastern Section is available by visiting:  www.usta.com/Eastern

World Insurance Associates LLC is an independent insurance agency headquartered in Tinton Falls, NJ. It offers extensive, cost-effective personal and business insurance solutions in 46 states. The company specializes in transportationhospitality, self-storage facilities, construction (surety), manufactures, and law firms. World Insurance Associates also provides group benefits and property and casualty insurance to companies of all sizes in a variety of industries in addition to insurance services for individuals, focusing on coastal properties and high net worth clients. World Insurance Associates began business in 2012 and serves its customers from 16 offices in NJ, PA, NY, CT, RI, OH and FL. It has completed 27 acquisitions and has a current run rate revenue over $29 million. The company is ranked #20 on the list of New Jersey’s 2017 50 Fastest Growing Companies and #6 in New Jersey’s Top Insurance Brokerages.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact:

World Insurance Associates LLC - Rich Eknoian (732) 523-2106 or email richeknoian@worldins.net
USTA Eastern - Mara Mazza (914) 696-7290 or email mazza@eastern.usta.com

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