Competitive Pathway Webinars and Q&A's
For Tennis Parents
The USTA is proud to offer a series of lunch-and-learn webinars, both live and on-demand, to help tennis parents navigate the sport’s competitive pathway. In these sessions, most of which are just 30-minutes, we bring to you leading experts, current tennis players, and world-class coaches to discuss the USTA’s approach to competitive tennis while also focusing on mental health.
By the end of the series, parents will better understand aspects of health & wellness in the context of junior competitive play and be able to apply best practices to their child’s tournament experience.
See below for our upcoming schedule and pre-register today. For past sessions, we are happy to provide them to you to watch or listen on-demand.
Enhancing Your Child’s Well Being Through Competition
Join Co-hosts Dr. ADVERTISEMENT Shawn Foltz-Emmons and Dr. Larry Lauer, on how parents can improve the performance and well-being of their child in competition. Starting with Dr. Brian Hainline, who is the first Chief Medical Officer of the NCAA and oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, to kick off the series, we will then delve into practical outcomes on how you could support your child before, during, and after competition.
Supporting your child in competition with NCAA Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brian Hainline, and Co-Hosts Dr. Shawn Foltz-Emmons and Dr. Larry Lauer
September 15, 2021 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
How would you help your child prepare for competition
October 13, 2021 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
Supporting your child during competition with Christina McHale
November 17, 2021 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
How to best help your child after competition with Bradley Klahn
December 1, 2021 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
Virtual Summit: Culmination of your experiences to share
January 26, 2022 - 7:30-8:30 pm ET
Discussing Cheating and Answering Questions
February 22, 2022 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
Helping Your Kids When They Are Nervous
March 30, 2022 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
Learning from Losing
April 26, 2022
Match Day Routines
June 1, 2022
Tennis is the Ultimate Developmental Gift with Dr. Jim Loehr
June 21, 2022
How to Bounce Back When You're Down
July 26, 2022
Nurturing Passion and Motivation
August 17th, 2022
These sessions center around the programming and physical elements of participating in competition. Topics will include periodization, how to physically prepare, physical recovery techniques, how to manage different tournament formats, rules and regulations of tournaments, nutrition and hydration.
Physical preparation prior to competition with former NFL player Rashard Langford
September 22, 2021 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
Physical recovery after competition with USTA Strength and Conditioning Coach Jenna Worswick
October 20, 2021 - 12:30-1:00 pm ET
Navigating Rating and Ranking Competitive Play
Coming Soon: Date and Time TBD