The United States Professional Tennis Association Competitive Player Development Conference will take place at MTC at Quest Tennis in Mahwah, N.J., Feb. 13-15. The conference, which will be the 18th Academia Sanchez-Casal and RPT Coach Course, will allow attendees to learn the Spanish method for developing players. This system has developed top players including Murray, Kuznetsova, Monaco and Hantuchova, among many others.
Featured speakers for the conference include Emilio Sanchez Vicario, Luis Mediero and Derek Touchette. Sanchez Vicario, who is a USPTA Master Professional, is the former captain of the 2008 championship Davis Cup team for Spain and a former tour player ranked No. 7 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. He was also captain of Spain's Olympic gold medal team in 2008. The Sanchez family is also well known for Emilio's sister, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, who won four Grand Slam singles titles, six Grand Slam women's doubles titles, and four Grand Slam mixed doubles titles.
Luis Mediero is a USPTA Master Professional and the founder of Registro Profesional de Tenis (RPT) in Madrid, Spain. Mediero, who is also the president of the International Coaches Institute, has a lifetime of coaching experience that he has shared through courses, clinics and conferences in 80 countries, and he will provide invaluable insights to attendees.
Derek Touchette is the fitness director at Academia Sanchez-Casal. He is the founder of Total Athletic Performance and has trained athletes for the NFL, NBA, MLS and USA Soccer. He has trained tennis players, such as Sharapova, Jankovic, and Mirny.
Early registration for the conference is $350 for USPTA members and includes all materials. The deadline for early registration is Feb. 1. The conference will be presented in English. For more information about the conference, including a detailed agenda, click here. For more details and to register, visit www.asc-florida.com, call 239-641-0010 or e-mail email@example.com.