CEO's message

John Embree, USPTA CEOTennis and Fitness go Hand in Hand

To be a good tennis player, you have to be in good shape. And tennis is a great way to maintain your physical fitness. In 2008, USPTA launched a public relations initiative, Tennis – for the health of it!, to identify USPTA and its members as the means through which the public could receive the many health benefits from tennis. While this is no longer an active program for us, it doesn’t diminish the fact that tennis and fitness have always gone hand in hand.

The American College of Sports Medicine has just released its 11th annual survey of worldwide fitness trends. I am going to highlight a few of the top 20 that I believe work well with tennis, in hopes that you can incorporate some of these trends into your tennis programs and continue to grow your business ... more

Vice President's message
Feisal HassanContinuing Education is a Never-Ending Journey

The best professionals in our industry are the ones who continue day after day, year after year, seeking to improve.  Every pro, from the best in the country to the entry-level novice, should want to keep growing and improving.


Research has found that adults need to know why they need to learn something before they will attempt to learn it. Typically in a learning environment, adults will invest a considerable amount of time weighing the benefits of learning something against the consequences of not learning it. Also, adults may already be aware of the “need to know” after an on-the-job performance appraisal and job shadowing. ... more


 

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