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Hispanic Tennis Coaches Workshop in November

November 3, 2009 06:00 PM
The tennis coaches workshop "How Hispanic Coaches can Impact Tennis Development in the United States" will be held on Nov. 20, 2009, in Pembroke Pines, Fla.

The key note speaker will be Dr. Paul Lubbers, who served the USTA Player Development Division for three years as the Administrator of Coaching Education before being named the Director of Coaching Education and Sport Science in 2003.

Other speakers will be workshop coordinator Gustavo Granitto, a speaker and seminar coordinator in ITF national, regional and worldwide seminars in more than 51 countries, and the ITF development officer for the Mexico, Central American and Caribbean region (1991-2005); Ricardo Icaza, former ATP player; Nancy Horowitz, USTA Florida treasurer; Jay Bravo, marketing specialist; and Veronica Trigo, social and sports psychology specialist.

The workshop will address topics related to both high performance and recreational tennis, and coaching philosophy and marketing. The workshop in organized by GTC Tennis Consultancy, in conjunction with the USTA Florida Diversity Committee and the Pembroke Isles Club. English translation services will be provided upon request.

Workshop topics will include:
Key of the Business: Attract and Retain;
Marketing Yourself: Key of Success;
The Integrated Training Concept;
Characteristics of Junior Hispanic American Players;
Breaking Cultural Barriers: Testimonies of Success;
The Hispanic American Coach Perceives the Tennis Necessities in America?;
The Long-term Development Concept: Link between QuickStart, Community Tennis and High Performance;
Display of Different Opportunities of Tennis Education and Certification in America; and
Open Discussion: How Can the Hispanic Coach Make a Big Impact in Tennis Development in America?

"The atmosphere between coaches and speakers was fantastic," said coach Yanquiel Medina, Fisher Island, of last year's workshop.

The $70 registration fee includes lunch, writing material, raffles of educational material and presents, meet/discuss with the experts, and certificate of attendance. For more info e-mail gusg@gtctennis.com.






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