The Trouble with Technique - How to Improve Junior Development

By Dan Beedle, USPTA

When a young junior student shows up for her first lesson, it is typical for the pro to hit with her a bit to see how she is hitting the ball. Then the pro will go over how to hit a forehand and proceed to feed balls to the student to let the individual practice the technique that the pro was demonstrating. Weeks go by of lessons and the student makes progress by correcting her technique and may even develop the ability to produce topspin. Months go by and perhaps the student has developed relatively good technique. The parents are happy, the student is happy. more


$5,000 USPTA Grass Court Championships in June

Ever want to play on the sweet grass courts at the International Tennis Hall of Fame? Now'™s your chance! The historical tennis center located in Newport, R.I., will be the host of the 2017 USPTA Grass Court Championships. The tournament is scheduled for June 20-23, and is open for registration to USPTA-certified Professionals through June 13.

Total prize money for the tournament is $5,000 and feature events in the following categories: men's open singles, men's and women's 35 singles, men's and women's 45 singles, men'™s and women'™s 55 singles, men's and women'™s 65 singles, men'™s and women'™s open doubles, men'™s and women'™s 45 doubles ... more
USPTA, USTA Work Together for Premier Event

We'™re changing up the ­USPTA World Conference this year and holding it in conjunction with the USTA Tennis Development Workshop. The event will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Oct. 11-15, slightly later than our usual September dates, but one month earlier than the traditional USTA TDW dates.

Join us in Orlando for a fantastic event showcasing our new World Headquarters and the USTA National Campus. Details are still being finalized and will be published in the July issue. 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 ... more

CEO's message

John Embree, USPTA CEOCome to Orlando

In case you did not know, we will be returning to Orlando, Fla., for the 2017 World Conference after a four year absence.  ... more

Vice President's message

Jack Michalko Cash In On the AIM Program

In late November of 2013 the Public Relations Committee, co-chaired by Jeff Hawes and Joe Roediger, brought to the Membership Committee ... more

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