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November E-News

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Upchurch Earns Master Professional Status

Todd Upchurch was honored for achieving Master Professional status, the highest professional rating within the tennis profession during the Next Generation: A Tennis Innovation Workshop powered by USTA & USPTA at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld. READ MORE

Get Involved

If you are interested in serving on a national committee, please click here to fill out the online application and submit your resume. Application Deadline December 1.
  • 10 and Under Tennis Committee
  • Budget and Finance Committee
  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Ethics Committee
  • Membership Committee
  • Public Relations Committee
  • Fitness, Wellness and Sport Science Committee
  • Testing and Certification Committee
  • Tournament and Rankings Committee
  • Women’s Task Force
New committee chairs will be appointed by the incoming USPTA president. At that time, they will access the list of those members who expressed a passion for a particular committee and will then contact those selected about volunteering.
 

TennisResources.com Tip of the Month

This presentation addresses the present challenges of managing a tennis complex whether at a private club or public facility. USPTA Master Professional and 2017 George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award winner Fernando Velasco provides suggestions to the Managers and/or Directors of Clubs on how to meet the demanding needs of the players. Click here to watch.

All USPTA-certified Professionals must earn 6 education credits in a three-year period to remain current. For more information, write to education@uspta.org or call 800-877-8248, ext. 147. You can earn all 6 credits for free by watching videos on TennisResources.com.?
A Note from our Friends at Har-Tru
Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth at the USPTA Buying Show.  The biggest takeaways:
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International Coaches Institute Level I and Level II Certification Courses

Join USPTA Master Professionals Emilio Sanchez Vicario and Luis Mediero for the ICI Level I and Level II courses at the Academia Sanchez-Casal Nov. 25-29 in Naples, Florida. Learn more.
(Alan Herzberg/Sportsphotos)

An 81-year-old high-school coach's no-cut policy has been a win-win

David Steinbach has a motto that he’s stuck with throughout his 35 years as a high-school tennis coach: quantity plus quality equals success.

It’s an equation that has treated him well. As the coach of the girls’ and boys’ Brookfield Central High School tennis teams, Steinbach has notched over 1,000 victories. He has won 13 state championships, finished runner-up at states another 13 times and collected 28 conference championships. READ MORE

(Alan Herzberg/Sportsphotos)

USPTA and ThanksUSA Announce 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and ThanksUSA is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients. Through the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign, USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarships given to the families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate studies. READ MORE

2017 USPTA Awards Announced

  Harry Hopman and Rick Macci Inducted into USPTA Hall of Fame
  Fernando Velasco Receives 2017 George Bacso Lifetime Achievement Award
  Anthony DeCecco Named 2017 Alex Gordon USPTA Professional of the Year
  USPTA Recognizes Industry Leaders

US Pro Tennis Shop Now Open

The US Pro Tennis Shop is now available online. CLICK HERE to check out the latest deals from the USPTA.

Fall Deals from Fromuth

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NEXT Generation Photos Available for Purchase

Photos from the USPTA NEXT Generation Workshop are available for purchase online at ehp.photoreflect.com. Select the USPTA 2017 gallery and the password is 2017.

November/December Issue of ADDvantage Now Available 

Check out the November/December edition of ADDvantage magazine which includes articles from Elite & Master Professionals, CEO John Embree’s Message of the Month, and the latest news from USPTA Professionals across the nation. CLICK HERE

Why Senior Tennis Matters to the Rest of Us

“You Schmuck” my father’s voice bellowed as I hit a backhand that hit the back fence. My dad was referring to me using my head, but I thought image was everything. Hey, that’s what Agassi said, right? And besides, I liked hitting winners, when they went in. It was fun. I had played tennis since I was ten-years old and found very limited success as a junior but was the captain of the Beverly Hills High School tennis team, so at least I had that going for me. However, I was not destined for greatness, at least not on the court. READ HERE

Gabella Inducted to the Colt Athletic Hall of Fame

USPTA Professional Laura Gabella was inducted in the SUNY Orange Colt Athletic Hall of Fame on Nov. 4. Gabella was a two-year tennis standout, playing both singles and doubles at SUNY Orange. READ MORE

Swope Named Director of Tennis Management

USTA Florida announced that Frank Swope has been named director of tennis management. He will lead the new division aimed at partnering with municipalities to manage and improve public tennis facilities across the state. READ MORE

Bender Wins Fromuth Drawing

Lynn Bender walked away with a free pair of Nike’s courtesy of Fromuth Tennis during the 2017 USPTA Buying Show. Workshop attendees who registered before the early bird deadline of Sept. 8 were entered in a drawing for a chance to win a free pair of Nike’s courtesy of Fromuth Tennis. Bender’s name was drawn from the more than 500 names entered in the raffle.
Certification Testing Schedule
 

Lafayette Hill, Pa.

Green Valley Country Club – Nov. 10

Rye, N.H.

Wentworth by the Sea – Nov. 10 – 11

Mequon, Wisc.

Mequon Racquet Club – Nov. 11.

Charlotte, N.C.

Park Crossing – Nov. 11-12

Orlando, Fla.

USTA National Campus – Nov. 13 – 14

San Francisco

Bay Club SF Tennis Club – Nov. 13-14

Westminster, Colo.

The Ranch Country Club – Nov. 17-18

Rome, Ga.

Rome Tennis Center at Berry College – Nov. 18 - 19

Big Rapids, Mich.

Ferris State University – Nov. 18-19

Flushing, N.Y.

BJK National Tennis Center – Nov. 25-26

Click Here for Complete Schedule
 

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