Missouri Valley

USTA Missouri Valley Annual Conference



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Olathe Conference Center

10401 S Ridgeview Rd

Olathe, KS 66061

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See you at the event!  The host hotel is fully booked for Friday December 1, 2023.  You can book a room across the street at the Four Points by Sheraton Kansas City Olathe, 10574 S Ridgeview Rd, Olathe, KS 66061


If you would like to book a room for just Saturday:
Please follow the below instructions to make your hotel reservation at Embassy Suites Olathe at our special room rate of $139/night.  You must make your room reservation by November 16th to take advantage of our special rate.


• Go to: www.kansascityolathe.embassysuites.com
• Enter the dates of arrival and departure for room reservations
• Click the “add special rate codes” text
• Enter the three-letter code UST in the “Group code:” box
• Click the red “Check Rooms & Rates” button
• Please complete the reservation information and include a credit card to reserve the room(s). A credit card is required to reserve a room. We do not recommend use of a debit card for reservations or payment of charges.

Guest room reservations are also available at the Embassy Suites toll-free number, (800) 445-8667 or by calling the hotel directly, (913) 353-9280.


We are so excited to host you at the 2023 USTA Missouri Valley Annual Conference on November 30 - December 2, 2023 at Olathe Conference Center! Tennis continues to surge across our section and we're honored to share our successes with all of you. We'll hear from some of the leaders on how to get more youth participating in tennis. We'll also honor the 2023 USTA Missouri Valley Hall of Fame class, and more than 30 award winners from across the section.

2023 Agenda (Tentative)

Agenda Subject to Change
Attention certified teaching pros - Earn CEs

Continuing Education credits are available for USPTA and PTR certified professionals. 

Earn up to 16 credits for attending the full conference. 


  • Thursday: 5 CEs
  • Friday: 8 CEs
  • Saturday: 3 CEs


For more details, please contact Laura Puryear at puryear@movalley.usta.com.


Once you register, you will receive a confirming email with a code to reserve your hotel room at our special rate of $139 per night.  The deadline to receive this special rate is November 16, 2023.


Thursday, November 30, 2023:

12:00 -12:45 p.m.: Tennis is Booming-Conference Opening Session

Community Leaders: Ben Gildehaus, Tony Mullican, Kaitlin Roselius

1:00-4:00 p.m.: Rally Cry for Tennis-Rotating Sessions

* Take Your Fundraising to the Next Level | Marquetta Finley, TSHA, Inc

* Advocate for Tennis in your Community | Todd Carlson, USTA

* "Appy" Hour | Peter Hall, ClubSpark

4-4:45 p.m.:  Tennis is Booming Kickoff Rally

Moderators: Alex Lee and Mary Buschmann + Tennis is Booming panelists

6:00-8:00 p.m.: Tennis and dinner: Red Ball for All-This Means You! | Overland Park Racquet Club, 6800 W 91st Street, Overland Park, Kansas 66212


Friday, December 1, 2023:  

8:00-8:30 a.m.: Connections with USTA Tennis Connect | Brooke Austin, USTA

8:45-9:30 a.m.: Platforms | Peter Hall, ClubSpark + Users

9:45-10:30 a.m.: WTN for All | Lauren Rothstein, USTA

10:45-11:30 a.m.: High School Platform | Kathy Myers, USTA

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Lunch

11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.: USTA Board of Directors Closed Meeting

1:00-2:00 p.m.: Adult Play Committee Meeting

2:15-3:15 p.m.: Diversity Equity & Inclusion Committee Meeting

3:15-5:15 p.m.: Junior Coordinator Training

5:30 p.m.:  Meeting of the Association and Open Board Meeting

6:30-9:00 p.m.: Welcome Reception & Dinner | Olathe Conference Center


Saturday, December 2, 2023:  

8:30- 9:00 a.m.: Opening Session: A Conversation with Brian Vahaly, USTA 1st Vice President | Moderator: Mary Buschmann

9:00 -11:00 a.m.: Officials Meeting

9:15-10:00 a.m.: Junior Play Committee Meeting

10:15-11:15 a.m.: Tennis Benefits Discussion

11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m.: Hall of Fame Induction and Section Awards Celebration


Learn more about each speaker in their bios.



Each year USTA Missouri Valley recognizes and honors individuals who went above and beyond for the game of tennis, and ensuring their continued involvement in the game and the section. This year's class consists of two individuals who have selflessly given back to the game both on and off the court and furthered the growth of tennis locally, throughout the section, and beyond.








USTA Missouri Valley places high value on recognizing excellence on and off the tennis court. Each year, USTA Missouri Valley honors the volunteers, organizations, programs and members who have done an outstanding job on and off the court to help grow the game of tennis.



View the 2023 Award Winners






On March 20, 2020, the USTA Missouri Valley celebrated its 100 year anniversary and over the past century, USTA Missouri Valley has undergone many changes and seen tremendous growth, and it continues to change and grow for the better every day. 



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