2021 Junior Competition Changes Webinar
Come join the discussion about the 2021 USTA Junior Competition changes that include aligning tournament levels and rankings across the country. Our panelists will explain what these changes mean to the USTA/Midwest Section and how to navigate this new system from the perspective of players, parents, coaches and facilities. Register today!
Speakers include Mark Faber, Junior Committee Chair, USTA/Midwest Section, and Director of Tennis, Twos Athletic Club; Paul MacDonald, Team Junior Lead, USTA/Midwest Section, and Director of Tennis, Schaumburg Tennis Plus; Chad Docktor, Chief Operations Officer, USTA/Midwest Section
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
7:30 EDT/6:30 CDT
Pre-registration is required. Click here to register.
Chair, Junior Committee, USTA/Midwest Section
Director of Tennis, Twos Athletic Club, Toledo, OH
Over the past 25 years, Mark Faber has established himself as a tennis industry leader. Through his experiences, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge to Twos both on and off the court. He is highly involved on the local, Midwest and National levels as a board member, educator and coach for both the USTA and USPTA. This allows Mark to share recent trends and techniques with the Twos staff and membership.
Mark’s goal is to help each player achieve his/her goals. Mark has been recognized by the USTA and USPTA with various awards and recognitions including the 2016 Tennis Industry High School National Coach of the Year, the 2018 USPTA Midwest Professional of the Year and the 2018 USPTA Alex Gordon Award presented to the top professional in the nation. Mark currently serves as Vice President on the USPTA National Board of Directors, as well as a Council Vice Chairman for USTA Net Generation Junior Council.
Mark graduated from Methodist University where he was ranked in the top 15 nationally in doubles. He is also the head girls’ tennis coach at his alma mater Springfield High School. He is a member of both his high school and Hall of Fame.
Team Junior Lead, USTA/Midwest Section
Director of Tennis, Schaumburg Tennis Plus, Schaumburg, IL
Paul MacDonald is a graduate of DePaul University where he played collegiate tennis and was coached by Wimbledon champion and International Tennis Hall of Fame member, George Lott.
He has coached all ages and levels from beginners to NCAA Division I All-Americans. Paul has been recognized and chosen to be a USTA midwest zonal coach, a competitive training center head coach, a USTA Midwest Sectional Training Camp coach and a USTA Regional Training Center coach. He is the USTA/Midwest Boys 18s team coach, which is the two-time defending National Champion at the USTA National Boys 18s Team Championship.
Paul is a former president of the Chicago District Tennis Association (CDTA), is a Team Lead for the USTA Midwest Junior Competition committee, and is a member of the USTA National Junior Competition committee.
He is a frequent speaker at the USPTA Midwest Convention and an 11-time presenter at the USPTA World Conference. Paul also was co-director of the USPTA School of Pro Shop Management and co-author, with Klaus Hilgers, of six tennis management books.
Chief Operating Officer - Community Tennis, USTA/Midwest Section
Originally from Washington, Ind., Chad Docktor has been a member of the USTA/Midwest Section staff and USPTA Midwest Division for more than 24 years. Docktor is responsible for the promotion, growth, and service of tennis in the USTA/Midwest Section. He is the go-to resource for Junior Competition within the Section.
Docktor is a graduate of Marian University in Indianapolis, where he played both tennis and golf. His family includes wife Kara and two daughters, Grace and Caroline.
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