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COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS

WEBINAR SERIES 

<h1>COMMUNITY TENNIS ASSOCIATIONS</h1>
<h2>WEBINAR SERIES </h2>
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The USTA offers free webinars on varying topics to help you grow the game and strengthen your CTA and/or Parks Department tennis programming.

 

The USTA CTA and Parks Webinar series promotion is complete.

 

2020 Webinar Schedule

October 15, 2 p.m. ET – CTA Leadership

  • Review board governance and board management techniques
  • Understand how to manage growth, set clear goals, and conduct strategic planning
  • Build a strong team – how to delegate responsibilities to the right people, maximize their skills/talents, and hold them accountable
  • To register: click here

 

Past Seminars

August 2020: Community Partnerships (CEU)

  • Identify potential partners
  • Learn about different types of community partners
  • Build and maintain strong, long-term relationships
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

July 2020: Schools Programming (CEU)

  • Explore benefits of schools programming to your CTA
  • See examples of successful programs
  • Discover programming tips for various age groups
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

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June 2020: Tennis Venue + Design Services (CEU)

  • Learn about expanded services
  • Identify how the Tennis Venue + Design group can assist your organization
  • Hear industry trends and insights
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

May 2020: CTA Insurance Q&A

  • Learn about your general liability insurance policy
  • Ask questions to an insurance representative
  • Hear insurance industry trends
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

April 2020: Local Volunteering (CEU)

Overview

  • Explore ways to get connected with qualified volunteers
  • Learn how to optimize your volunteers’ strengths
  • Discuss strategies for volunteer retention
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

March 2020: Tennis Teaching Essentials (CEU)

Overview

  • What is Tennis Teaching Essentials?
  • Identify how can this program help your organization
  • Learn how to get involved
  • Recording: click here to access

 

February 2020: Net Generation Pathway: A Better Competitive Experience

Overview

  • What is the Net Generation pathway?
  • Learn about the new play formats and programs
  • Discover tools, resources, and information to help you on and off the court
  • Recording: click here to access.

 

November 2019: USTA/USTAF 101

Overview

  • What is Player Development?
  • Learn about various USTA departments
  • What is the Foundation?
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

October 2019: CTA/NJTL Organizations & How to Start an NJTL

Overview

  • What are CTAs & NJTLs?
  • Advantages of becoming a CTA/NJTL
  • Learn best practices
  • Recording: Click here to access 

 

August 2019: How to Start a Wheelchair Tennis Program

Overview

  • Introduction to wheelchair tennis
  • See examples of successful programs
  • Utilizing community partnerships
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

July 2019: Local Advocacy

Overview

  • Learn effective communications with city leaders
  • How to advocate for tennis venues and programs
  • Build long term relationships in your community
  • Recording: Click here to access 

 

June 2019: Getting Adults into Tennis

Overview

  • Introduction to the game
  • Program options
  • Engaging new audiences
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

May 2019: Social Media & Marketing for Your Organization

Overview

  • What is my brand?
  • How to stand out from the crowd
  • Marketing vs. advertising
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

April 2019: Personnel for Your Organization

Overview

  • Tennis instructors employment relationship to your organization
  • Staff vs. volunteers vs. contractors
  • Learn varying employment models
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

February 2019: Tennis Venue Development

Overview

  • Learn what options are available for your venue
  • How to work with the USTA’s Facility Assistance team
  • Take your venue to the next level
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

January 2019: Junior Play Programs 

Overview

  • What is Team Challenge?
  • Learn what options are available for your organization
  • Adding Junior Team Tennis programming
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

October: 2018: Board Oversight & Engagement 

Overview

  • How to compose a board
  • Board diversity
  • How to conduct meetings
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

September 2018: USTA/USTAF 101 

Overview

  • Role of USTA sections
  • Role of USTA districts
  • Section foundations
  • USTAF role & contacts
  • Recording: Click here to access
     

August 2018: USTAF Grant Making & Scholarships

Overview

  • Overview of grant process
  • How to set yourself up for success
  • How you can find scholarship opportunities 
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

July 2018: Fundraising & Associated Software

Overview

  • How to manage funds from donors 
  • Which software program works best for your needs
  • Benefits of donor management platforms
  • Recording: Click here to access 

 

June 2018: Working with Schools and Parks and Recreation 

Overview

  • How to secure a meeting with the right people
  • Which location is best for your program
  • How this can help to promote your program
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

May 2018: Preparing Future Volunteers & Staff 

Overview

  • Progression from a volunteer
  • Best practices
  • How to work with varying demographics
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

April 2018: Facility Development & Management

Overview

  • When to build, purchase, or rent a facility
  • Current status of Facility Assistance Program
  • Future direction of facility devlopment
  • Recording: Click here to access 

 

USTA-U & PTM 

Overview

  • What do these programs consist of?
  • Where are PTM programs offered?
  • How these programs can benefit you and your organization
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

Evaluation Planning

Overview

  • Determine your organization's goals
  • Establishing data to track and measure performance
  • Effective strategies for collecting data
  • Recording: Click here to access 

 

Net Generation

Overview

  • What is Net Generation?
  • What are the specific benefits related to CTA/NJTL registration
  • Technical registration assistance
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

November 2017: How to Hire a Tennis Professional

Overview

  • What is a certified professional
?
  • Non-certified seasonal assistance
  • Public vs. private facilities
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

October 2017: Engaging and Growing Diverse Markets

Overview

  • Understanding your markets
  • Finding your local partner
  • Develop activation elements for your launch
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

September 2017: How To Start & Sustain Adaptive Tennis Programs In Your Community

Overview

  • What is an Adaptive Program?
  • How this programming will benefit your organization and the game of tennis
  • How to successfully build an Adaptive Program
  • Recording: Click here to access

August 2017: Local Advocacy

Overview

  • Learn proper communications with city leaders
  • Build lasting relationships within the community 
  • How to advocate for public tennis promotions
  • Recording: Click here to access

July 2017: The Inactivity Pandemic

Overview

  • What is the inactivity pandemic and what are the trends
?
  • How is this affecting tennis and parks?
  • What can tennis and our industry do to fight this?
  • PHIT America: bringing people together to get America more active, fit and healthy (and playing tennis, too!)

  • Recording: Click here to access

 

June 2017: Young Adult Tennis Is Trending

Overview

  • How to attract millennials to the game
  • Benefits of young adult programming to your CTA
  • Young adult social leagues and tournaments
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

May 2017: Join The Net Generation

Overview

  • Gain a better understanding of the Net Generation brand
  • Learn best practices to incorporate Net Generation into your programming
  • Net Generation registration benefits
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

April 2017: Community Partner with Schools

Overview

  • Find out who are community partners and how they connect with schools
  • Hear examples from a CTA, NJTL and a public parks organization
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

Enhancing Your Tennis Programming

Overview

  • Attracting/retaining participants through successful programming
  • Programming tips for various age groups
  • Recording: Click here to access

 

Fundraising & Grant Writing

Overview

  • Gain a better understanding of how funders view you, your organization and your work
  • How to build productive relationships with funders
  • Distinguish between charity- and philanthropy-based donors
  • Recording: Click here to access


Motivating & Retaining Volunteers

Overview

  • Review reasons people volunteer
  • Identify places to recruit volunteers
  • Identify methods for rewarding and retaining volunteers
  • Conduct a volunteer program assessment
  • Recording: Click here to access


Insurance

Overview

  • Eagle Risk insurance president will review the details of the insurance programs offered to CTAs
  • Recording: Click here to access


Organizational Structure and Risk Management Considerations for CTAs

Overview

  • Examine organizational structure and risk management considerations, such as:
  • What it means to be incorporated or nonprofit and how to get started
  • Best board practices for nonprofit organizations
  • Distinction between employees and independent contractors under employment and tax laws
  • Legal best practices to mitigate risk when working with volunteers and children
  • Recording: Click here to access

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