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Oct. 15, 2014

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Education opportunities

10 and Under Tennis workshop
The USPTA World Headquarters will host a 10 and Under Tennis workshop on Oct. 24. Click here to read more about it. Sign up at by Oct. 21.(2 credits)

Free webinar: "How to Talk to Your Child about Performance Issues and Remain Friends"
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, 9 p.m. EST
This is a 45-minute live webinar plus Q & A. Click here to register. (1/2 education credit)

Free webinar: "How to secure your future by investing in yourself today! (If you fail to plan ... plan to fail)"
Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 2 p.m. EST
Steven J. Sandberg, President of Paloma Financial Services, will present this webinar to help you learn more about retirement and financial planning. Registration is limited to the first 125 people who sign up. The webinar will last approximately 30-40 minutes. To register, send an email to and let us know you're interested in participating. As the date gets closer, we will send instructions. (1/2 education credit)

National Education Day

National Education Day is Nov. 15. In order to help you reach your goal of six continuing education credits for the 2014-2016 period, every division will host at least one educational event on or around Nov. 15. Visit to see the calendar or visit your division's website at

Tennis tip: The racquet drop on the serve

USPTA Elite Professional and former ATP player Jeff Salzenstein talks about the importance of the racquet drop on the serve. Check out the following progression drills that will help players develop a relaxed arm and therefore a more efficient serve.

Watch the video
Read the tip

Business tools for tennis professionals

Valuable business tools that were submitted by USPTA Professionals are available at to help you with all aspects of your tennis business. These documents have been developed based on decades of experience. Click here to view the documents. If you have any questions or would like to contribute a document, please contact Pat Whitworth at

USPTA DVD sale ends this week!

Buy two USPTA DVDs and get a third of equal or less value for FREE.  Watch USPTA specialty course and World Conference seminar DVDs and earn your required education credits.

Bonus: 2015 USPTA planners are now on sale for $11.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Download your free prescription discount card. Every time you use it, $.50 will be donated to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation and $1 will be donated to the USPTA Foundation. You can also share the card with family and friends!

MORE ...  

In this issue:
   • 10 Tips For Raising Resilient Kids
   • American Collegiate Invitational
   • Seven Best Foods for Success on the Tennis Court
   • What is Leg Drive?
   • Playing For The Future
Read it here.

Specialist in Competitive Player Development

USPTA Professionals who are interested in earning the Specialist in Competitive Player Development designation must successfully complete the USTA High Performance Coaching Program curriculum administered by the USTA Coaching Education Department. The 2015 application is now available online. Learn more about the specialist degree here.

Education requirements

All USPTA-certified Professionals must earn 6 education credits every three years to remain current. Click here for a complete list of eligible activities. Members will need to keep some type of verification (email, letter, certificate, receipt, etc.) that shows they attended the event/activity and submit it along with the date and agenda to to receive their credit. Questions? Write to or call 800-877-8248, ext. 147.

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