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June 26, 2014 08:15 AM

Wilson Spin Effect Demo Days at Orlando-area Kids Team Tennis Challenge


Kids and parents in the Orlando area can spin the ball like Serena Williams and Roger Federer during the Wilson Spin Effect Demo Days, to be held July 26-27, 2014 during the USTA Florida Regional Team Tennis Challenge for kids.

Presented by Wilson Racquet Sports, the kids team tennis event will be hosted by Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs.

Wilson's Spin Effect Technology allows players of all levels to produce significantly more spin without changing their swing.  This technology allows for two inches more net clearance, and 12 inches more margin of error.

There will be also be junior player prize box give-aways with t-shirts, hats, water bottles, posters, key chains, "vibrafun" dampners and more. Team Tennis Challenge participants will receive sponsorship activation cards through the Wilson Junior Advisory Staff VIP Program, where juniors or parents can redeem discount product sponsorship.

The two-day tournament will host divisions that will include 10-under Advanced, 12-under, 14-under, and 18-under, with three skill divisions: novice, intermediate and advanced. All age 12- to 18-and-under intermediate/advanced teams need a minimum of two boys and two girls. 10-and-under advanced and all novice teams are gender-blind with a minimum of four players and a maximum of eight players.

These "BYOT" (bring your own team) events do not require previous team tennis league participation. Both USTA members and non-members can participate, with USTA members receiving a $10 discount on registration. Team registration closes on July 16, 2014. To register go to www.ustaflorida.com/teamtennischallenges.

USTA Florida strongly encourages coaches to register teams early.

The event will also be part of a USTA national pilot program, the Junior Ratings Project, which allows junior players to play individual or team tennis against players of a similar ability level. If junior players have played a minimum of three matches in a sanctioned USTA tournament or Jr. Team Tennis program in the past 24 months, they will have an assigned rating. If new to USTA-sanctioned competition, they can determine a rating by using an online self-rating tool. For more info or a list of frequently asked questions go to http://www.usta.com/jrratingspilot.

For more information or to register go to www.ustaflorida.com/teamtennischallenges.

USTA Florida Section Foundation's Curtis Conferred as CAE

curtisUSTA Florida Section Foundation Executive Director Linda Curtis was in June 2014 conferred the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

The CAE program is geared towards association management practitioners who have a vested interest in advancing their profession and the industry. Curtis in 2013 was named executive director of the USTA Florida Section Foundation after formerly serving as director of community tennis for USTA Florida, and is in her 15th year with the organization.
"Linda set a goal a couple of years ago to pursue this designation with the ASAE, and worked diligently to meet the criteria and to pass a comprehensive exam to earn the designation," said USTA Florida Executive Director Doug Booth, CAE. "I am very proud of Linda reaching this goal, as are all USTA Florida volunteers and staff."

The CAE designation is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. 
Founded in 1960, the CAE program stands as a mark of excellence, and has evolved to reflect the pinnacle of association management certification in today's challenging climate. The CAE program was accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies in 2010.






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