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Sept. 17, 2014

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Last chance!

Love tennis? Dream of visiting Australia? Time is running out to register for the USPTA Australian Open trip, Jan. 13-23. Registration will close on Tuesday, Sept. 30. Click here to register or to learn more.

Education opportunities

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

The Revolution Tennis Coaches Conference is two and a half days of innovative and practical presentations that will revolutionize the way you look at teaching the game. The conference covers performance factors for players aged 6 to 12. Click here for more information. Click here to register. (4 education credits)
Nov. 7-9
Bradenton, Fla. 

ITA Coaches Convention – Cutting-edge educational workshops will be offered by top college coaches, tennis professionals and experts. Click here for more information. USPTA members receive a special discount of $100 off registration. Click on the Public & Affiliate Member Registration button, complete registration and when prompted to enter a coupon code, enter USPTA2014 to receive the special discount. Register by Oct. 31 for the early bird discount. (5 education credits plus credits for sessions attended)
Dec. 12-15
Naples, Fla.

Picture this!

Photos from the official 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference photographer are available for download. Click here to view them.

If you took pictures at the division party, US Open hospitality or anywhere else, we’d love to see them, too. They might even show up in our conference wrap-up article in ADDvantage magazine! Send them to

Tennis tip: movement

There is no question that tennis is a game of movement. Check out Mark Kovacs, Ph.D., talking about the types of movement on the tennis court.

Read the tip
Watch the video

Plan ahead

Get a head start on 2015 with the USPTA planner. The 2015 planner is in stock at

calling all writers

Writing for ADDvantage magazine offers USPTA members numerous benefits. They can share knowledge from their field of expertise, such as coaching, pro shop management, sport science and club management. Having an article published can enhance a pro’s career or add to a resume. Also, being published in ADDvantage is worth 25 points toward USPTA Master Professional certification (a maximum of 50 is allowed). Click here for guidelines for submitting an article.

2014 Little Mo Internationals

Palm Beach Gardens, FL, Dec. 5-10

This is an opportunity for your 8- to 12-year-old players to compete against some of the best young players from around the world. Former champions include Andy Roddick, Ryan Harrison, Vasek Pospisil and CiCi Bellis. For details or to register, click here.

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Congratulations to …

Matthew Howell, USPTA, from the Perry Creek Golf and Racquet Club in Mississippi, won the Fromuth gift certificate for participating in the Andrews Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Center and the American Sports Medicine Institute major injury surveillance study of adult tennis-teaching professionals.

Thanks to everyone who participated!


In this issue:

  • TEAM USA Sectional Camp Drills
  • EDC Athletic Development Drills
  • At What Age Do Kids Start Playing to Win?
  • Two-Handed Backhand Stances

Read it 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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