Newsletter - USPTA Latest Newshttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest Newsen-us2019-04-26T01:44:20.2547643-05:00USPTA Surface Championship Series Announcedhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12572/25/2019 10:34:43 AM<p class="EndorseeRight"><strong>USPTA Surface Championship Series</strong></p><p align="left"></p><p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">LAKE NONA, Fla</b> &#8211; The United States Professional Tennis Association(USPTA) will be offering two tournaments for USPTA members in 2019 for theUSPTA Surface Championship Series along with the return of the USPTA MastersTournament. </p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bookmark:_Hlk492453205">Now in its 14<sup>th</sup>year, the USPTA Surface Championship Series gives USPTA-certified professionalsan opportunity to showcase their playing skills and earn prize money.USPTA Receives Full Accreditation Status by USTAhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12552/21/2019 12:00:00 AM<p class="MsoPlainText"><b>LAKE NONA, Fla.</b>&#8211; Yesterday,<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp; </span>the United States Tennis Association (USTA)announced that the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) hasreceived full accreditation under the USTA&#8217;s new accreditation program fororganizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals,making the USPTA the first and only accredited association.USPTA and ThanksUSA announce 2018-2019 Scholarship recipientshttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=125412/3/2018 1:18:08 PM<div><b>LAKE NONA, Fla &#8211; </b>The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and ThanksUSA today announced the recipients of the 2018-2019 USPTA/ThanksUSA scholarship program. <br></div><div><br></div><div>Through the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign, USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarships awarded to the families of U.S.A Mother Knows Best: USPTA Promohttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=125611/1/2018 8:29:31 AM<div align="center"><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y0EV9ZgcbaM" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen="" width="950" height="550" frameborder="0"></iframe><br></div><div align="center"><br></div><div align="center">When it comes to finding a certified tennis coach,your mother always knows best...</div><div align="center">To find a USPTA-Certified Professional in your area, Visit <b><a href="https://usptafindapro.com/">Find-A-Pro</a></b> today.<br></div>USPTA Partners With IPTPA To Bring Pickleball Certification To The Associationhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=125310/29/2018 12:45:03 PM<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">LAKE NONA, Fla.</b> &#8211;The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into athree-year partnership with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association(IPTPA.) Under the terms of the agreement, the USPTA will work collaborativelywith the recognized world leader in pickleball teacher certification to certifyUSPTA professionals in pickleball. </p><p class="MsoNormal">Starting in 2019, the IPTPA will host specialty courses inpickleball across USPTA division conferences, where interested professionalswill be able to earn their Level I certification in pickleball.USPTA Offers Equivalency Pathway for Current and Former PTR Membershttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=125210/19/2018 10:00:00 AM<b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">LAKE NONA, Fla</b> &#8211; TheUnited States Professional Tennis Association Board of Directors has approvedan equivalency pathway to membership for current and former certifiedProfessional Tennis Registry Members. The program, which will run through 2019,allows PTR certified tennis professionals an expediated process that will considertheir current and former certified membership status.Ron Woods honored with George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Awardhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12508/24/2018 12:00:00 AM<b>NEW YORK &#8211; </b>Ron Woods of Corpus Christi, Texas received the George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award at the USPTA General Membership Meeting on Friday during the 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award is in honor of the late George Bacso, who served as the USPTA's Director of Certification and Academies along with being a national president from 1978 to 1980.USPTA Annual Awards Announcedhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12478/24/2018 12:00:00 AMNEW YORK &#8211; The United States Professional Tennis Association honored tennis-teaching professionals and coaches Friday afternoon during the 2018 USPTA General Membership Meeting at the 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference. The USPTA National Awards program is conducted annually and nominations are submitted by the 17 divisions and by individuals.Faber Receives Alex Gordon USPTA Professional of the Yearhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12518/24/2018 12:00:00 AM<b>NEW YORK &#8211; </b>Mark Faber of Toledo, Ohio was named the Alex Gordon Professional of the Year at the USPTA General Membership Meeting on Friday during the 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City. The Alex Gordon Professional of the Year Award recognizes a member who, over a calendar year, has demonstrated exemplary achievement in seven areas, including: USPTA, allied organizations, club achievements, career development, volunteerism, coaching achievements and playing achievements.<br><br>Faber has been a USPTA member for 25 years, is the director of tennis at Twos Athletic Club in Toledo, Ohio and is currently a vice president on the USPTA national board of directors.Evert and Woods Inducted Into USPTA Hall of Famehttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12488/24/2018 12:00:00 AM<b>NEW YORK &#8211; </b>The late<b> Jimmy Evert</b> and <b>Kathy Woods </b>were both inducted into the USPTA Hall of Fame during the USPTA General Membership Meeting at the 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York.&nbsp; The USPTA Hall of Fame is the association&#8217;s highest honor and serves as a place to recognize excellence in the tennis profession and commitment to USPTA, the world&#8217;s oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals.USPTA Recognized at the 39th Annual Telly Awardshttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12465/30/2018 1:51:17 PM<b>LAKE NONA, Fla &#8211;&nbsp; </b>The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) was awarded three trophies at the 39th Annual Telly Awards for their USPTA For All Campaign. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed.<br><br>Led by the USPTA Multimedia Team consisting of Video Production Manager John Gerard and Videographer/Video Editor Rico Edwards, the USPTA For All Campaign touches on the benefits of becoming USPTA-certified, highlights the USPTA U30 Initiative, and documents USPTA professionals of various ethnic backgrounds.<br><br>&#8220;The USPTA For All Campaign videos were tailored to show not only the importance of hiring a USPTA professional, but also our efforts in attracting younger tennis coaches through the U30 Initiative and tennis-teaching professionals from varied backgrounds,&#8221; said Gary Trost, USPTA President.USPTA Partners with RacquetFithttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12455/14/2018 10:10:16 AM<b>LAKE NONA, Fla </b>&#8211;&nbsp; The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has partnered with RacquetFit to introduce a new certification for tennis-teaching professionals, fitness coaches and medical providers. RacquetFit, an educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to tennis, will be offering seminars throughout the United States for these providers who wish to earn the RacquetFit Certification.USPTA Reaffirms Commitment to Safe Playhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12445/11/2018 10:07:27 AMLAKE NONA, Fla &#8211;&nbsp; Starting January 1, 2019, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) will require all applicants to complete the Safe Play education modules as a part of the certification process before they can become a certified professional of the association. <br><br>Along with the addition of the 90-minute Safe Play module, USPTA Professionals must complete Coach Youth Tennis as a part of their education pre-certification requirement.USPTA Signs Multiyear Partnership with Caribbean Solhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12384/18/2018 9:00:00 AM<b>LAKE NONA, Fla &#8211;</b>&nbsp; The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into a three-year agreement with Caribbean Sol, a company based in Orlando, Florida that offers a full line of 100 percent natural, and biodegradable sun and skin care products. Under the terms of the agreement, Caribbean Sol will be the official sunscreen of the USPTA.USPTA Signs Agreement with BookingCommunity.comhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12374/16/2018 3:34:43 PM<b>LAKE NONA, Fla &#8211;&nbsp;</b> The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) signed an agreement with BookingCommunity.com, which will offer discounts on travel and hotel room rates to all USPTA members. <br><br>&#8220;Our members are always looking for added value for the dues they pay,&#8221; said John Embree, USPTA CEO.USPTA Offers New Supplemental Savings Program to Membershttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12364/12/2018 12:58:45 PMLAKE NONA, Fla &#8211;&nbsp; The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) along with Wells Fargo have partnered to develop a program that provides USPTA-certified professionals with the option of a savings and retirement plan, each customizable to their unique needs.<br><br>The Supplemental Savings Program, will feature a vendor-supported savings plan, with select vendors providing concessions to the USPTA for the benefit of participating member pros.&nbsp; <br><br>&#8220;The Supplemental Savings Program is a great way to get money back from purchases USPTA professionals already make from our endorsees,&#8221; said Dana Dasch, USPTA Human Resources Manager.Universal Tennis and USPTA Agree to Partnershiphttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12354/11/2018 9:15:07 AMApril 11, 2018 (San Francisco, CA) - Universal Tennis and the United States Professional Tennis Association today announced a partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. <br><br>Under the agreement, Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle will become the official tennis rating of the USPTA, the largest organization of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches in the United States and the only teaching association in the U.S.USPTA Receives Provisional Accreditationhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12343/26/2018 9:00:00 AM<b>LAKE NONA, Fla</b> &#8211;&nbsp; The USPTA received provisional accreditation from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) making the association the first tennis-teaching certification organization to be accepted into the program. <br><br>According to the USTA, the goal of the new accreditation program is to set uniform standards for the development of those new to the profession and it will also include on-going coaching education for all certified professionals who are members of accredited organizations.Registration for the 2018 USPTA Indoor Championships Now Openhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12332/26/2018 12:05:41 PMThe 2018 USPTA Indoor Championships will take place at the Overland Park Racquet Club in Overland Park, Kansas April 12 &#8211; 14 and is the first event in the 2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series.&nbsp; <br><br>Total prize money for the tournament is $5,000 and will feature events in the following categories: men's and women's open singles and doubles competition, men&#8217;s and women&#8217;s 35 singles, men&#8217;s and women&#8217;s 45 singles and doubles, men&#8217;s and women&#8217;s 55 singles, men&#8217;s and women&#8217;s 65 singles, and men&#8217;s and women&#8217;s 40, 50, and 60 doubles, and mixed open doubles.2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series Schedule Announcedhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12321/22/2018 12:00:00 AM<b>LAKE NONA &#8211;&nbsp; </b>The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is pleased to announce the dates for the 2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series.<br><br>Now in its 13th year, the USPTA Surface Championship Series gives USPTA-certified professionals an opportunity to showcase their playing skills and earn prize money. The tournaments are open to all USPTA-certified professionals in good standing.<br><br>Both USPTA Indoor Championships and the USPTA Hard Court Championships will both be held at new venues.USPTA Submits Accreditation Application to USTAhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12301/19/2018 12:00:00 AM<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin">LAKE NONA,Fla</span></b><span style="mso-bidi-font-family:Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin"> &#8211; <a name="_Hlk492453205"><span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span>TheUnited States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA</a>) has formally submittedits application for accreditation to the United States Tennis Association(USTA). Since 1927, USPTA has been the world&#8217;s leader in the certification oftennis-teaching professionals.USPTA appoints Trish Faulkner to national board of directorshttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=12291/10/2018 12:00:00 AM<p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">LAKE NONA, Fla</b> &#8211; <a name="_Hlk492453205"><span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span>The United StatesProfessional Tennis Association (USPTA) announced the appointment of TrishFaulkner to serve on the national board of directors as vice president duringthe 2018-2019 term. </a></p><p class="MsoNormal"><span style="mso-bookmark:_Hlk492453205">&#8220;I am very excitedto be appointed to the USPTA national board,&#8221; Faulkner said.USPTA and ThanksUSA Announce 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipientshttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=122311/6/2017 12:00:00 AM<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal">LAKE NONA, Fla</b> &#8211; <a name="_Hlk492453205"><span style="mso-spacerun:yes">&nbsp;</span>The United StatesProfessional Tennis Association (USPTA) and ThanksUSA is pleased to announcethe 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients. Through the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign,USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarshipsgiven to the families of U.S.Harry Hopman and Rick Macci Inducted into USPTA Hall of Famehttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=121910/13/2017 1:00:00 PM<p class="MsoNormal"><b>ORLANDO, Fla &#8211; Harry Hopman </b>&amp;<b> RickMacci </b>were inducted into the United States Professional Tennis Association(USPTA) Hall of Fame at the Awards Luncheon on Friday, Oct 13. during the <b>NEXT Generation: A Tennis InnovationWorkshop powered by USTA &amp; USPTA</b> at the Renaissance Orlando atSeaWorld.Fernando Velasco Receives 2017 George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Awardhttp://uspta.com/default.aspx?act=newsletter.aspx&category=USPTA Latest News&newsletterid=122210/13/2017 11:30:00 AM<!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG/> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings></xml><![endif]--><b>ORLANDO, Fla</b> &#8211; Fernando Velasco was honored withthe 2017 George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award by the United StatesProfessional Tennis Association. &nbsp;Velascowas recognized during the Awards Luncheon at the <b>NEXT Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop powered by USTA &amp;USPTA </b>on Friday, October 13.