WELCOME to the 63rd Annual Meeting and Tennis Celebration Weekend of USTA Florida! Our schedule is jammed packed with exciting events as we “Celebrate Change”, our theme for this year’s weekend. Friday is our traditional “work” day with meetings for our Board of Directors, Junior Team Tennis LLCs, League LLCs, Tennis On Campus (TOC) Coordinators and our Mentors and Protégés session on Volunteer Development. Our tennis event is on Friday afternoon so be sure to sign up, bring your tennis racquet and play. After tennis join us for a welcome dinner party where you can network with other USTA Florida volunteers and staff. If this is your first time attending you are encouraged to attend the Volunteer Development session and then join us for a newcomer’s cocktail party, where you can meet our BOD and learn a little more about our organization.
Saturday morning will begin with our Opening General Session. Jon Gordon, best selling author and our keynote speaker, will jump start the day with his principles for a positive attitude. Immediately following Jon’s presentation will be our 63rd Annual Meeting. We’ll be joined by Delaine Mast, USTA National Board Member, who will share information on the state of tennis worldwide. After a busy morning, we’ll adjourn to the Awards Luncheon where we’ll honor those individuals who have meant so much to the association in the past year. Following the Awards luncheon, join us as we present “The Future Forecast: Looking Ahead into 2013”. We’ll conclude the day with dinner and an opportunity to participate in our most popular and rewarding activity, “Meals of Hope”. Help us “Share the Love” and package approximately 40,000 meals for the homeless in the Orlando area.
Sunday morning will feature our “Breakfast with the Stars” and “USTA Florida Awards Presentation”. We’ll take some time to focus on honoring those who have made 2012 so successful and honor those who have committed many years of service to the association. Our weekend will end with testimonials from our “Share the Love” grant recipients.
So don’t hesitate another minute. Read all of the details below and Register NOW! See you in December.
Registration Deadline: November 1st
We will offer a late registration with a $25 per person penalty up to Thursday, November 8th. Registration will not be available after this date. NO EXCEPTIONS.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29th
Registration opens for early arrivals
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30th
Registration ~ When registering you will receive your weekend packet, name badge and gift (if applicable). Registration is open throughout the weekend for any questions regarding the weekend events.
Welcome Center & Cyber Café ~ Meet, greet and visit with other volunteers in a relaxed atmosphere. See USTA Florida program displays, check email and learn more about USTA Florida. Snacks and beverages will be served.
Meetings ~ The Board of Directors, JTT LLCs, Leagues LLCs, Tennis on Campus Coordinators, USTA Florida Section Foundation and the Volunteer Development Mentors and Protégés all meet on Friday.
Newcomer's Cocktail Party ~ Welcome to all the newbies. Do not miss this fun networking party where the new volunteers can meet some of the leaders of our organization. This party is ONLY open to First Time attendees and USTA Florida Board members. If you have never been to an Annual Meeting Weekend this is the session for you.
Volunteer Development Program ~ Mentors and protégés meet to discuss the opportunities and benefits of volunteering for USTA Florida. If you are new to our organization and interested in "promoting and developing tennis in Florida" or you would like to help lead the organization's strategic goals toward the growth of tennis then this session is for you!
Tennis Event ~ Join us for an afternoon of Tennis. There will be two levels of play, 3.5 and below and 4.0 and above. It is sure to be FUN for ALL.
Welcome Dinner ~ Meet old and new friends, have dinner, dance and network.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1st
63rd Annual Meeting ~ Plan to attend the USTA Florida business meeting. Don't miss the opportunity to see the videos and meet the Board of Directors and staff. Delegates will be voting for a new Nominating Committee.
The Future Forecast ~ Back by popular demand. This session will be presented different than before. Look ahead with us as we talk about the new initiatives that are forecasted for 20132. You will also have the opportunity to attend a break out session on the topic that you are most interested in gathering more information.
Awards Luncheon ~ Come enjoy our luncheon and listen to all of the wonderful stories from around the state.
Dinner and Meals of Hope Night ~ Dinner, dancing and Meals of Hope. What a great night of FUN! Join us for dinner! After dinner and back by popular demand, all attendees and guests (children included) are invited to participate in a very rewarding, teambuilding and fun packed activity. As a team (100 plus participants), we will package up to 40,000 meals for the homeless in the Orlando area. Be sure to participate.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2nd
Breakfast & Awards Presentation ~ Join us for a fabulous breakfast and a salute to our most prominent award winners.
Full Weekend Schedule [PDF]
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress
One Grand Cypress Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32836
Map & Directions
Hotel Reservation Deadline: November 1st
We offer two meal options for Guests, Delegates and Member Organization Representatives:
1. Pay for a full meal package, $200/person (includes all meal functions for the weekend, attendance at any open meetings, tennis event and complimentary gift.)
2. This option allows you to select the individual meal you wish to attend.
USTA Florida will offer the following meals:
Friday Dinner: $60.00/person
Saturday Breakfast: $20/person
Saturday Lunch: $40/person
Saturday Dinner Dance and Live Auction: $60/person
Sunday Awards Breakfast: $35/person
Children's Weekend Meals (price includes all meals): $60/child
When you arrive at the hotel, please proceed directly to our registration area to receive your packet and name badge for the weekend. REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGE TO ALL MEAL FUNCTIONS.
Attendance ~ All attendees should plan to attend applicable workshops/meetings on Friday and ALL sessions on Saturday.
Attire ~ Saturday Annual Meeting and Sunday Breakfast are business casual. The rest of the weekend is casual. Please Note: There is a tennis event on Friday afternoon. If you plan to participate don’t forget your tennis gear.
Gifts ~ We will distribute the weekend gifts at the end of the weekend.
Attention ~ Invitees - Hotel, Travel and Meal Information [PDF]
Anyone may attend our 63rd Annual Meeting & Tennis Celebration Weekend. Delegates and Member Organizations are encouraged to attend our Annual Meeting on Saturday. Only Delegates are entitled to vote on any business items.