Musculoskeletal Injuries in Tennis-Teaching Professionals

by Dr. Ricardo E. Colberg; Kyle Aune, MPH; and Dr. Matthew Propst

Tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the United States. On average 21,000 players sustain a tennis-related injury every year. Tennis-teaching professionals and coaches are also at risk of various injuries related to teaching the sport. While tennis-teaching professionals may have better playing technique since they understand the proper biomechanics for playing tennis, they also have a higher risk of overuse injuries due to the greater exposure time participating in the sport ... more
Emirates Airline US Open Series Adds Benefits for USPTA Professionals


For the third consecutive year, USPTA will partner with the USTA to make the 2015 Emirates Airline US Open Series available to the USPTA and its members. The partnership began in 2013 to provide USPTA Professionals access to the U.S.-based tournaments in the Series and was modeled after other successful agreements already in place in Stanford, New Haven and Cincinnati. This year, the tournaments are offering an additional benefit to USPTA division leaders. Each division’s president and Professional of the Year award winner will both receive two box seats to an available session at the tournament in their area ... more
Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler at the USPTA World Conference


The USPTA World Conference in New Orleans is shaping up to be a great event. With new speakers at a new location and new activities, this is sure to be one you don’t want to miss. Monday, Sept. 21 kicks off the week with two specialty courses, “Teaching tennis successfully at the club level,” by Feisal Hassan and “Career planning” by Greg Lappin. Then a full array of education is planned for Tuesday through Friday. Speakers new to the World Conference include Robert Worley, Joao Pinho, Jack Newman, Michelle Cleere, Craig O’Shannessy, Darren Cahill ... more
New Initiative Rewards USPTA Pros who Recruit New Members

The timing could not be better to promote membership in our association to uncertified, highly regarded prospects already teaching in our profession. Being that we have “membership growth” as one of our core pillars in addition to several new benefits to offer, we are now more than ever ready to reach out to these prime candidates. The AIM initiative is designed to reward USPTA-certified members who do just that. Beginning July 1, USPTA members are asked to recommend admirable teaching professionals in their local area or region who are currently instructing but not USPTA certified. The World Headquarters will contact ... 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 CEOOle Stomping Grounds – “N’awlins”

As we prepare for our annual World Conference this year in New Orleans, aka “N’awlins” (as some call it), this issue of ADDvantage is dedicated to promoting much of what will be happening during this very exciting week. I have a personal attachment to the city, which is one of the reasons why we are going there. When evaluating the location for 2015, several factors came into play in selecting New Orleans. The World Conference has never been (or at least in a very long time) ... more

President's message

Tom McGrawFinancial Outlook Good for 2015

In April of every year, the governing body of the USPTA – the Executive Committee – gathers for a face-to-face meeting at our headquarters in Houston. This year’s meeting was jam packed with information, discussions and decisions that will shape the future of the USPTA for both the short and long term. I always leave the meeting amazed at the wealth of talent and thankful for the dedicated group of individuals that represents the USPTA membership in such a positive way ... more

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