Master Pro by the Numbers

By Pat Whitworth and Bob Love, USPTA Master Professionals

So you ask, what is the deal with these Master Pros? Read on for interesting facts about USPTA Master Professionals. In 1983, the USPTA announced a new class of membership – Master Professional. The problem was that the requirements were a bit vague. The general fields were service to tennis, service to the USPTA, demonstrated coaching and playing skills, education and training, contributions to professional development, and publications. ... more
Rainy-day Tennis on the Racquetball Courts

By Gerry Berkheimer, USPTA

Early on in my career I added racquetball and squash to my list of sports just because they were related racquet sports and because I could get a racquet workout indoors on a rainy day. The obvious next step for me, since tennis was my main sport, was to play tennis on the racquetball courts on rainy days. I created some simple rules and began a long and productive journey to improve the tennis games for my clients on the racquetball courts ... more
Trip of a Lifetime to the US Open

The vibrant atmosphere of the US Open was highlighted by the suite we enjoyed on the mezzanine level of Arthur Ashe Stadium,” Chuck Poteet recalls, “with great food and unbelievable seats to view the matches.” He’s referring to the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity he and his wife Freda enjoyed at the US Open after winning the grand prize in the Tennis Thanks the Troops contest. Tennis Thanks the Troops is a campaign organized by ThanksUSA, which since 2006 has provided more than $11 million in educational scholarships to the children and spouses of our servicemen and women. ... more
Up Close & Personal: Q&A with Prince Brand Manager Miguel Rosa on Prince-USPTA Member Benefits

Prince regional Brand Manager Miguel Rosa is passionate about his job and the opportunity it brings for him to work directly with USPTA members. Covering Florida and parts of the Caribbean gives him a large area to cover and plenty of opportunity to help educate ­USPTA members on the Prince benefits. “I honestly enjoy being able to meet and help the many diverse ­USPTA Professionals that live and work in my territory. Besides being able to help educate them on the Prince TeXtreme line, ... more

Who are Your Cardio Tennis Key Stakeholders? Try this new approach to grow Cardio Tennis fast!

By Mike Woody, TIA Global Cardio Tennis Trainer

Cardio Tennis Professionals across the country have a significant stake in growing their programs with new ideas and better understanding of customer motivations. Not only are there financial implications of growing Cardio Tennis, but this unique fitness experience can boost interest in the overall tennis agenda of your organization ... more

CEO's message

John Embree, USPTA CEO Game Changing

As many of you know, the USTA is developing the “USTA­ National Campus” in Lake Nona, Fla., (in the city of Orlando), which will be the single largest tennis complex in the world (102 courts). It will house both the USTA Community Tennis operations and Player Development. Scheduled completion date is anticipated to be in late 2016. In an attempt to make this location the epicenter of tennis in the U.S., the USTA has invited allied organizations and tennis companies to join them in order to create a dynamic ... more

First Vice President's message

Gary Trost Our Financial Future Depends on Every Member

 In 1990, the USPTA Board of Directors had the foresight to move the national headquarters from Florida to Houston and buy our existing building. A great deal of hard work by the staff during these subsequent years has given us an opportunity to make this exciting move back to Florida. We need to thank all of the past board members and staff for their efforts. It was not easy to move to Houston, and it will not be easy to move to Lake Nona. ... more

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