Prince & USPTA – A Partnership of Innovation

In addition to its global headquarters moving to Atlanta, Prince Global Sports recently marked the one year anniversary of its not so secret weapon: a flagship, first of its kind, advanced tennis innovation facility on site at IMG Academy in ­Bradenton, Fla. Outfitted with state-of-the-art product and performance-testing equipment, it is the premier global destination for product and athlete performance and development. “The innovation center provides us with a truly unique opportunity to expand our commitment to player development into product development,” said Paige Miller, Director of Brand Marketing, Prince ... more
Should You Learn, Live and Love the “7 Habits” as a Tennis Professional?
by Tim Irwin, USPTA

Many people believe that “The 7 Habits of Highly ­Effective People,” by ­Stephen Covey is just another self-help book, but they are wrong. In fact, it is not a self-help book or course but rather an operating system that supports you making monumental change in your personal life and your professional relationships. How does it do this? The Daily Private Victory – The DPV is a simple but powerful daily plan to make promises to yourself and keep them in the areas of your physical, mental, social and spiritual areas of life. This plan incorporates the first three of the seven habits called the private victory ... more
2XU Compression Apparel Enhances Performance, Recovery on and off the Court


When tennis player and coach J.J. Whitlinger started training for a triathlon in 2010, he decided to give compression apparel a try. He soon realized that he could incorporate it into his professional life on court as well as in his personal life. “I wear 2XU compression tights after long days on court to help me recover and keep me fresh for my next day,” said Whitlinger, director of junior tennis operations at Fremont Hills Country Club in Los Altos Hills, Calif. “I only wish that I had discovered these products growing up as a ranked junior and when I was playing NCAA D1 tennis. ... 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 CEO2014 – Holy Cow!

When I reflect on 2014, Harry Caray's famous call resonates loudly with me (being a die-hard Cubs fan). The year saw dynamic changes to our organization and one that positioned the USPTA as a vibrant, relevant and proactive association. I want to thank the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for their vision, commitment to change and for their support of the strategic plan. And, the USPTA staff deserves a great deal of credit for embracing alternative ways of doing our business and for ... more

First Vice President's message

Chuck GillHappy New Year! My New Year’s Resolutions:

Happy New Year to everyone! In the spirit of New Year’s resolutions, I am offering up a few of my USPTA resolutions for 2015:

Become a better educated professional. I am certainly looking forward to the 2015 World Conference in New Orleans. Our national staff and convention committee are working hard to make sure that our first year in “N’awlins” will be one to ... more

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