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Tennis Teachers Conference at 2014 US Open; Workshops in May

April 16, 2014 08:28 AM
Tennis Teachers Conference Returns to 2014 US Open
Registration is now open for the 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York, in conjunction with the US Open. The four-day conference, beginning on Aug. 22, brings together the leading tennis teaching professionals and coaches in the industry to share best practices, and will include a series of interactive on-court sessions and presentations.

Attendees can register at www.usta.com/ttc.

tennis-teachers-conference-2014The event aims to provide the best learning experience for tennis teachers and coaches by offering educational resources, facilitating innovative teaching techniques, and creating networking opportunities among the members of the various associations.

This year's keynote speakers include Patrick McEnroe, USTA Player Development general manager; Paul Annacone, Australian Open doubles champion and former coach of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras; Judy Murray, mother of Andy Murray and British Fed Cup captain; and Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Naval Institute (Ret.) dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
In addition, attendees will receive access to the US Open and are invited to a special hospitality area at the US Open's Opening Day on Aug. 25.
"The 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference will be a tremendous opportunity to further professional development and elevate the level of coaching in the U.S., while giving attendees the thrilling and exciting experience that the US Open offers," said Paul Lubbers, Director of Coaching Education & Performance, USTA. "It is a unique occasion to gather and share ideas and insights, as well as create a memorable experience for the best and brightest tennis teachers, coaches and pros in our sport."

The USPTA will join with the USTA in hosting the Tennis Teachers Conference rather than holding the separate USPTA World Conference in 2014.

"One of the core pillars of our strategic plan is to be more closely aligned with our allied organizations, and the opportunity to combine our resources with the USTA for this event allows us to continue elevating the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches," said USPTA CEO John Embree.
The Tennis Teachers Conference will include access to The Tennis Show 2014, an exhibit featuring products and services from the leading tennis industry companies, organizations and manufacturers. The Tennis Show is coordinated through the Tennis Industry Association and will take place on Aug. 24.
Visit www.usta.com/ttc for more information on the 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference. For more information on The Tennis Show, visit www.TheTennisShow.com.

'Coach Youth Tennis' Florida Workshops in May

coach-youth-tennis-websiteUSTA Florida will host a series of 10 and Under Tennis Workshops in May 2014 under the new "Coach Youth Tennis" education curriculum for coaching players age 10 and under. Workshops will be held in Casselberry, Melbourne, New Port Richey, Palm Coast, and Port St. Lucie.

Coach Youth Tennis now serves as a prerequisite to becoming a certified teaching professional by the PTR or the USPTA. Coach Youth Tennis has been developed in partnership between the Professional Tennis Registry, the United States Professional Tennis Association, the United States Olympic Committee and the United States Tennis Association. The program consists of six on-line courses and a 10 and Under Tennis Workshop.

The workshop fee is $15. It is highly recommended that participants take online courses 1-4 prior to attending the workshop. Please note that all workshops are non-refundable and non-transferrable once you are registered.

Participants are asked to come dressed appropriately to participate in on-court workshops and to bring a racquet.

May Workshops:

May 3 -- New Port Richey, New Port Richey Rec. & Aquatic Center
Florida On-Court Workshop #1845
May 10 -- Palm Coast, Belle Terre Swim & Racquet Club
Florida On-Court Workshop #1878
May 17 -- Melbourne, Jimmy Moore Park, Sarno Tennis Courts
Florida On-Court Workshop #1881
May 17 -- Casselberry, Red Bug Lake Park
Florida On-Court Workshop #1868
May 28 -- Port St. Lucie, Club Med Sandpiper Bay
Florida On-Court Workshop #1833

To register or for more workshop info go to http://coachyouthtennis.com and click on the "workshops" tab and filter by state. For specific questions contact Carla Williams at williams@florida.usta.com.






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