Annual Meeting & Conference
November 1, 2018
Registration for USTA Northern's newly-formatted Annual Meeting & Conference is now open.
For the first time ever, numerous committees will be holding open meetings so attendees can see the inner workings of USTA Northern's committee structure. Along with committee meetings, the Annual Meeting & Conference will feature sessions with information on a variety of other topics of interest to providers and players. Register for the event by clicking here.
Hotel rooms are available at a discounted rate. To book your room for the conference, visit this link. The special room rate will be available through midnight Nov. 1 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.
More information regarding each specific session can be found below.
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Minneapolis - Park Place
1500 Park Place Blvd, Minneapolis, MN 55416
(Note: Schedule is subject to change)
Friday, November 16
11:30 a.m. ADVERTISEMENT to 12:30 p.m. - Classroom #2: USTA Northern Programs Roundtable (Intended for parks & rec, pros/coaches, facilities and CTA's)
12 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Classroom #1: Junior Competition Committee
The goal of this committee is to promote and address all activities associated with junior competition, find ways to increase participation in all junior competition events and recommend and implement improvements to increase tournament play.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - LUNCH
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Classroom #2: Club Spark Preview with Heather Hawkes (Intended for facilities, pros/coaches, parks & rec and CTA's)
2:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Classroom #1: Serving Up Love/Grants Committee
The Serving Up Love Committee is charged with educating, raising support and providing resources to remove barriers so all people have access to the physical, mental, and social benefits of the game.
The Grants Committee evaluates and improves grant procedures, reviews applications and thoughtfullly allocates appropriate funding to community programs and facilities based on set criteria, section priorities and need.
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Classroom #2: USPTA Accreditation - What It Means For The Teaching Professional
3 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Classroom #3: The Role of the Board with Bill Leong (Intended for anyone)
4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Classroom #3: Annual Meeting
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Classroom #3: Cocktail Reception (Cash Bar) (Intended for anyone)
Saturday, November 17
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Classroom #1: Junior Team Tennis Committee
This committee assists in the section's efforts to provide increased play opportunities for all junior players by increasing the awareness, demand and preference for USTA Junior Team Tennis among junior players.
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Classroom #3: CTA/NJTL Committee
The goal of this committee is to create, develop and strengthen a section-wide network of self-sufficient Community Tennis Associations and National Junior Tennis and Learning chapters to increase local tennis participation.
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Classroom #2: USTA Structure - How Does It Work And Where Do I Fit In?
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Classroom #3: NTRP Q & A with Providers (Pros and Program Organizers)
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Classroom #1: Awards/Hall of Fame Committees
The Awards Committee is charged with assuring that deserving members of the tennis community receive recognition for their tennis achievements.
The Hall of Fame Committee recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to tennis both on and off the court in the section over an extended period of time.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - Classroom #2: Diversity and Inclusion Committee
This committee advises and supports staff and volunteers at all levels with promoting and expanding diversity and inclusion in all facets of our organization as well as tennis programs throughout the section.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Classrooms #2 and #3: NETWORKING LUNCH
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Classroom #1: Self-Rate Appeals Committee
Adult Leagues and Self-Rate Appeals Committee ensures that self-rate appeals granted are consistent with the intent of the General and Experienced Player Guidelines and NTRP Guidebook and to document, in writing, certain decisions and rationale for granting self-rate appeals.
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Classroom #2: Officials Committee
This committee advises and supports staff and volunteers at all levels with promoting and expanding our officials initiatives which include assignments, recruitment, evaluation and training.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Classroom #1: Adult Leagues Committee
The goal of this committee is to recommend, support and promote recreational and competitive league team opportunities that motivate and encourage adult players to become frequent tennis players.
4:15 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Atrium: League Captains Party with special guests Heather Hawkes & TRIA - Official Sponsor of USTA Northern and Exclusive Sports Medicine /Orthopaedic Provider (Event is open to anyone but captains and their guest are free)