2022 Eastern Tennis Conference
After a brief hiatus, the Eastern Tennis Conference is swinging back into action. We are happy to announce that part of USTA Eastern's annual professional development gathering will be held in-person on January 28-29, 2022, at the Sheraton Mahwah Hotel in Mahwah, N.J.
It has been two years since we were last able to gather, and we hope that the return of our signature event will empower you to hit the court running in 2022. In addition to offering networking opportunities with the best and brightest in the industry, the two-day conference will once again feature several on-court demonstrations courtesy of the USPTA and PTR, as well as informative panel discussions on a variety of topics, including coaching strategy and recruitment, player engagement, and much more.
The safety of our guests, speakers and panelists is of paramount importance, and for this reason, the in-person portion of our conference is by invitation only so that we may respect capacity restrictions. We are holding a series of virtual events on January 26-27 that are free and open to our entire community. You can register for those exciting sessions—including a Q&A with Wimbledon Champion Samir Banerjee and a conversation between USTA CEO & Executive Director Michael Dowse and USTA Chief Diversity Inclusion Officer Marisa Grimes—at this link.
Below, find a tentative schedule of events at the 2022 in-person Eastern Tennis Conference. We will add more information as it becomes available. All sessions and speakers are subject to change.
12:00 PM: Junior Tennis Foundation Board Meeting
12:15 PM: Early Development Camp Coaches Meeting
1:00 PM: The Sound of Tennis
2:15 PM: Recruiting and Engaging Coaches in 2022
3:30 PM: Tennis, Anywhere?
5:30 PM: (Opening Session) Don't Fence Yourself In: Olympic Fencer Nzingha Prescod on Coaching Strategies and Motivating Young Athletes
6:30 PM: Cocktail Reception
9:00 AM: Breakfast and Partnership Exhibition
10:00 AM: USPTA On-Court Session
11:00 AM: Best Practices to Build Your Tennis Business
12:00 PM: Regional Meetings/Lunch
2:15 PM: PTR On-Court Session
3:30 PM: From Grassroots to Grass Courts: How Community Tennis Grows Our Sport
4:30 PM: Officials Workshop
5:30 PM: Annual Meeting
7:00 PM: Awards Dinner and Ceremony
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