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March 17, 2015

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Proposed Slate of 2016-2017 National Board 

The national Nominating Committee has completed its task and submits the following slate for the 2016-2017 USPTA national Board of Directors.

President: Chuck Gill
First vice president: Gary Trost
Vice presidents: Alan Cutler, Feisal Hassan, Jack Michalko, Diane Selke and R.J. Tessier
Immediate past president: Tom McGraw

Additional nominations may be made by the general membership in accordance with the USPTA Bylaws, Article VII, Section 3. Procedures and information for running for a board position may be obtained from the national office ( after April 1, 2015. In order for a new candidate to be added to the ballot, he or she must be nominated by at least 120 members. Only one nominee per office will be added to the slate.

Tournament Module – April 23, 2 p.m. EST
Ladders Module – May 21, 2 p.m. EST
To register, contact Randy Jenks at (.5 education credits each)

How to Improve Sport-Family Conversations with David Benzel
Thursday, March 19 • 9 p.m. EST 

This webinar will give you specific strategies for improving family communication.

  • Learn which topics to discuss and which ones to avoid
  • Discover how to balance a conversation between two toxic traps: verbal fight and verbal flight
  • Master the art of connecting with your kids through meaningful dialogue
  • Create a safe environment for sharing when the topic is sensitive

Click here to register (.5 education credits)

Now accepting award nominations

The 2015 USPTA awards period is officially open! USPTA annually honors members who go above and beyond the call of duty to support our industry and the game of tennis. Visit for nomination forms, rules and more information. Deadline to submit awards is July 7.

Prince Friends & Family

Purchase up to $1,000 of Prince product at preferred player pricing through March 31. Click here to shop for racquets, balls, bags and more. (Not available for international shipments due to licensing agreements worldwide, however international members may purchase if they have a U.S. address available.)

TENNIS TIP: Volley tip – Head to head

Here is a quick volley tip from former top-100 ATP player and USPTA Elite Professional Jeff Salzenstein. Check it out!

Read the tip
Watch the video

USPTA Indoor Championships

March 27-29 • Racquet Club of Memphis

Register for the 2015 USPTA Indoor Championships! Sign up now to compete, win prize money and earn your spot into the Master's Invitational. This year's tournament is at the Racquet Club of Memphis. The deadline has been extended to March 20. For more information and to register, click here.

Something new at

In order to help you gain a better understanding of USPTA, we're adding videos to our website that explain what is on a page and what it means for you. Take a look at what we've got so far:
Retirement Gold+
Liability insurance

If you're recruiting someone else for membership, send them to our Certification page to show them why they should join, too.


Click the cover to read the March issue of Tennis Industry online, or go to to browse specific stories from this month's issue. Inside:

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All USPTA-certified Professionals must earn 6 education credits in a three-year period to remain current. Click here for a partial list of eligible activities. Click here to submit verification of attendance. (International members and those over the age of 65 are exempt from this requirement.) For more information, write to or call 800-877-8248, ext. 147. You can earn all 6 credits for free by completing the six online courses at!

Get involved – serve on a national committee

If you are interested in serving on a national committee, click here to download the National Committee Questionnaire. (A list of committees is on page 2.) Send the completed questionnaire along with your resume to New committee members will be appointed in the fall of 2015 following an interview with the committee chair.

2015 membership dues

If you have not yet paid your 2015 dues, click here to pay online and reinstate your benefits.
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