Member Spotlight: Marilyn Sherman
10 January, 2024

Member Spotlight: Marilyn Sherman

/ 5 months ago

Marilyn Sherman is the USTA’s National Manager, Social Play, focused on launching a new FUN, easy and social way to play tennis. She began her tennis career as a Director of Tennis and coach in Florida, North Carolina, and Georgia before serving as Director of Adult Tennis for the USTA Southern Section for 15 years. As a volunteer, she served on the board of directors for the Dallas Tennis Association while living there for 7 years as USTA remote staff before joining the national staff based at the USTA National Campus in 2015.

She is humbled by the Marilyn Sherman Spirit Award given each year by USTA Southern to an individual who demonstrates great passion and enthusiasm for growing the game and the Marilyn Sherman Scholarship given to a Dallas Tennis & Education Academy junior girl pursuing a college degree. She is also Co-Chair of USTA Advantage Out employee group for LGBTQ+ employees and allies across the US. She and her wife Susie will celebrate 25 years together this year! Marilyn can be reached at


  • Favorite Sport to Play: Tennis!
  • Favorite Sport to Watch: Football or really anytime they are keeping score!
  • Favorite Sports Team: Miami Dolphins (saw 3 games of the perfect season 🙂
  • Favorite Sports Moment: Winning a gold medal in Special Olympics tennis with my sister Mickey! 2nd: Coco Gauff winning the 2023 US Open
  • Favorite Venue You’ve Been To: has to be The Pointe… our sports bar in our garage (#WhereEveryoneKnowsYourNameAndGarageCode)
  • Favorite Musician/Artist: Pink
  • Favorite Concert You’ve Attended: Pink (hoping they make her flight around an arena a theme park ride!)
  • Hobby you have: Golf, travel, watching anything live!
  • Last Movie You Saw: Wonka!
  • Best Advice You’ve Ever Received: Assume positive intent 🙂
  • Advice You Would Give to Your Younger Self: Don’t worry about the fork in the road, the journey you take is going to be great!
  • Athlete to Have Dinner With: Billie Jean King (of course!)


Either Or

  • Coffee or Tea: Coffee
  • Mornings or Nights: Nights
  • Cats or Dogs: Dogs
  • Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter? : Winter in FL!
  • Salty or Sweet: Salty then sweet 🙂









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