By USTA.com Staff
Registration is now open for the 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York, in conjunction with the US Open. The four-day conference, beginning on Friday, Aug. 22, brings together the leading tennis teaching professionals and coaches in the industry to share best practices. It will include a series of interactive on-court sessions and presentations.
The event aims to provide the best learning experience for tennis teachers and coaches by offering educational resources, facilitating innovative teaching techniques and creating networking opportunities among the members of the various associations. This year’s keynote speakers include Patrick McEnroe, USTA Player Development General Manager; Paul Annacone, Australian Open doubles champion and former coach of Roger Federer and Pete Sampras; Judy Murray, mother of Andy Murray and British Fed Cup captain; and Admiral James Stavridis, U.S. Naval Institute (Ret.) Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.
In addition, attendees will receive access to the US Open in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., and are invited to a special hospitality area at the US Open’s Opening Day, Monday, Aug. 25.
“The 2014 Tennis Teachers Conference will be a tremendous opportunity to further professional development and elevate the level of coaching in the U.S., while giving attendees the thrilling and exciting experience that the US Open offers,” said Paul Lubbers, Director of Coaching Education & Performance, USTA. “It is a unique occasion to gather and share ideas and insights, as well as create a memorable experience for the best and brightest tennis teachers, coaches and pros in our sport.”
In 2014, the USPTA World Conference, which has traditionally been held two weeks following the conclusion of the US Open, will not be held. Instead, the USPTA will join the USTA in hosting the Tennis Teachers Conference. With this greater attendance and shared resources, the conference hopes to enhance and strengthen the education and development of more teaching professionals across the country.
“One of the core pillars of our strategic plan is to be more closely aligned with our allied organizations, and the opportunity to combine our resources with the USTA for this event allows us to continue elevating the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches,” said USPTA CEO John Embree. “Along with providing quality education and reaching more tennis professionals by combining our efforts, the chance to attend the US Open is a significant benefit to USPTA members.”
The Tennis Teachers Conference will include access to The Tennis Show 2014, an exhibit featuring products and services from the leading tennis industry companies, organizations and manufacturers. The Tennis Show is coordinated through the Tennis Industry Association and will take place on Sunday, Aug. 24.
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