New England

70 Tennis Coaches Come Together

for Day of Learning

Alex Wesley, Director of Marketing  |  March 19, 2019

WAYLAND, MA- The two teaching professional organizations of New England, USPTA and PTR, partnered with USTA New England to host their annual High School Tennis Coaches Conference at Longfellow Tennis and Health Club on March 2nd. Despite a typical snowy New England day, 70 coaches attended to network and learn.


“This conference is one of my favorite events of the year thanks to the strong partnership between the PTR, USPTA New England, and USTA New England. Even though the snow was falling we had a great turnout.  We are extremely fortunate to have amazing national and local speakers such as Brian, Frank, and Hans making it a great day of education, networking and being inspired! Everyone left feeling energized,” said Lance Andersen, event organizer as well as USTA Eastern Mass. President and CEO and PTR Professional 5A.



The faculty consisted of national and highly regarded local experts including PTR's Chief Operating Officer, Brian Parkkonen and Frank Giampaolo. The list of impressive speakers and their bios can be found here.


The conference was a balanced mix of learning and practical skills training on the court. Attendees walked away inspired and ready to take what they learned back to their own courts.


“Tennis education is the same as academic education the more knowledge one has the more versatile a teacher or a coach can be. The conference was extremely informative with enough new material to make any participant happy to be there on a Saturday,” said attendee, Paul Braude.


USPTA New England’s Executive Director, Hans Römer, was also a host and presenter. "Organizing tennis professionals Phil Parrish and Lance Andersen did an outstanding job providing High School Tennis Coaches with an excellent day of education and networking. For me personally, it was an honor serving on such a prestigious faculty and I sincerely hope that all participants will implement all the exciting drills, new concepts and fresh ideas from all speakers. I look forward to being part of this annual event for years to come!"


Those in attendance also benefitted from a raffle with items from the International Tennis Hall of Fame, Babolat, PTR, Alistair McCaw, and USTA New England as well as an electronic copy of Frank Giampaolo’s book.


This conference happens every year in the spring before the start of the High School Spring tennis season. The conference continues to be well received by High School tennis coaches as well as tennis professionals working with juniors.


For a photo album of the day, click here.


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