Prince Gives Players TeXtreme Advantage

This spring, Prince® Global Sports is launching a new line of racquets featuring ­TeXtreme® technology. As the Official Racquet of the USPTA, Prince sees this new line as a game-changing opportunity to solve the technical and performance contradictions of today’s racquets. By using a material designed to be thinner, lighter and more durable than traditional woven fibers, Prince’s TeXtreme line provides a unique and highly beneficial set of advantages. Using Spread Tows instead of yarns, TeXtreme Spread Tow woven laminates are created with a thinner structure and straighter carbon fibers to create a composite material that is ... more
Leadership and Coaching
by Alan Cutler, USPTA Master Professional, and Bruce Levine, USPTA

What makes a great leader, and how does that relate to being a great coach? Great coaches tend to be great leaders, but are you born with those skills or can they be developed? Much money has been made in attempting to define leadership. And while an accurate definition of a leader still alludes us, we all know a leader when we see one. There’s the neighborhood kid that the other kids follow, or the athlete who can turn the team spirit around with a gesture or remark. Some people are born with natural leadership ability. For others, it takes a little more to develop these leadership skills ... more
Recharge Your Batteries With the 5L Formula for Success
by Skip Johnson, USPTA Master Professional

For many, teaching tennis is a dream job – sharing your passion with eager students, being outside all day, seeing your coaching make a difference in other people’s lives. But sometimes, it doesn’t always go your way. Maybe you have some students who just don’t care. Or a general manager who keeps demanding more when your schedule is already full. Frustration is a common denominator in any job, but learning how to cope with it makes the difference between giving up and rediscovering your first love ... 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 CEOEnhancing value

Over the past 12 months, we have worked hard to create quantifiable and tangible benefits for our membership. It just is not good enough to have product discounts for goods and services. Having liability insurance is a necessity, but there has to be more to being a member of the USPTA that will not only impact your pocket book positively but prolong your professional career. Two of the watershed benefits that materialized in 2014 were the establishment of the Retirement Gold+ program and the ability of ... more

First Vice President's message

Dan Moster Professional Tennis Management Programs Build the Next Generation of Tennis Professionals

In 1986, the USPTA and Ferris State University worked to create the country's first four-year bachelor of business degree in Professional Tennis Management. It combined an emphasis on teaching tennis skills and the management of tennis as a business, which uniquely prepares its students for tremendous careers in the tennis industry ... more

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