• USTA Middle States selected Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL) as a 2021-2022 Middle States Premier Provider.
  • 2020 was an unprecedented year.  GPTL quickly adjusted our programs to continue to impact Pottstown youth. Our organization gathered Community partners and constructed a virtual after-school program named Excel after the Bell. The educational enrichments mentored were Fitness, Nutrition, Arts, Environmental Science, STEM and tennis skills.
  • GPTL moved into their new office and educational suite at the Pottstown Integrated Wellness Complex in September 2019.  GPTL’s new educational wing at the Complex will be a community resource for tutoring, educational programming and family engagement nights.
  • GPTL was only one of three sites across the country that was awarded new Fresh Courts from the USTA Foundation.  The three new courts at Maple St. Park opened in April 2019.
  • USTA Middle States selected Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL) as a 2018-2019 Middle States Premier Provider.
  • GPTL was chosen among 40 organizations nationwide to participate in an on-court demonstration at the US Open as part of the United States Tennis Association’s Net Generation initiative.  Youth players from GPTL provided the opening act for one of the main draw matches on Tuesday, August 28, 2018.
  • USTA Foundation selects GPTL as one of seven NJTL chapters to spearhead a nationwide Serve & Connect Kick-off Event.  Serve & Connect is a new community initiative designed to bring kids and cops together on the courts to play tennis, build trust and make real connections.
  • USTA Middle States selected Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL) as a 2017 Middle States Premier Provider.
  • Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA) merges with Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL).
  • Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL) won the 2016 USTA Middle States National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) Chapter of the Year Award.  The award recognizes an NJTL that offers a wide range of tennis and education opportunities for local youth.
  • In June 2016, Kerriann Herdelin, Executive Director, was honored as the Middle States Local Hero by the USTA.  This award honors 17 individuals and organizations around the country for growing tennis at the grassroots level.
  • USTA Middle States selected Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA) as a 2016 Middle States Premier Provider.
  • In February 2016, Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL) was selected as one of 29 chapters across the country out of 500 National Junior Tennis & Learning (NJTL) organizations to be part of the USTA Foundation Capacity Building Program.


  • Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL), in partnership with Special Olympics Pennsylvania and USTA Middle States, held the second USTA Special Olympics Pennsylvania Tournament at the Hill School on October 11, 2015.
  • USTA Middle States selected Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA) as a 2015 Middle States Premier Provider.
  • Chris Herdelin, Head Pro, was selected to serve on the USTA Middle States Coaches Commission for 2015-2016.


  • Tennis magazine (Nov/Dec 2013) listed Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning (GPTL) as a registered USTA Adaptive Tennis program in Pennsylvania.
  • USTA Middle States NetPLAY magazine (Summer 2013) featured Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA) in an article titled “Low Cost Means Big Growth for GPTA”.


  • Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA) won the 2012 USTA Middle States Community Tennis Association (CTA) of the Year award.  The award honors a CTA which stands out as a leader in the Section, supporting community tennis programs and the local community.
  • Chris Herdelin, Head Pro, achieved the 2012 Men’s 35 Singles rankings of #1 in Middle States and #13 nationally.
  • ​The Greater Pottstown Tennis & Learning Association (GPTL) formed in September 2012 as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


  • Heather Gelting, GPTA President, received the 2011 USTA Middle States Philadelphia Area Tennis District (PATD) Volunteer of the Year award.
  • Utkarsh Pandey, GPTA junior player, won the 2011 Billie Jean King Character Award.


  • Diane Bachman, GPTA President, received the 2010 USTA Middle States Volunteer of the Year award.


  • Greater Pottstown Tennis Association (GPTA) received the 2006 USTA Middle States Philadelphia Area Tennis District (PATD) Non-profit Organization of the Year award.