Annual Meeting & Conference
August 20, 2019
Registration for the 2019 USTA Northern Annual Meeting & Conference is open now.
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.
Hotel rooms are available at a discounted group rate. Book your room here.
More information on the event schedule can be found below.
3900 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55437
(Note: Schedule is subject to change)
Friday, November 15
8 a.m. - Entrance Lobby: Registration
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Washington Room: CTA/NJTL Committee
The goal of this committee is to create, develop and strengthen a section-wide network of self-sufficient Community Tennis Associations to increase local tennis participation.ADVERTISEMENT
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Washington Room: Junior Tournament 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.
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Salon B: Lunch & Learn Table Topics
Come learn about the latest features, new curriculum and how to connect to your players using the Net Generation App. We will also have table discussions on USTA Northern programming and marketing.
12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Washington Room: Player ID Development Committee
This committee's goal is to identify players for training camps and promote junior player development in the section.
12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Jefferson Room: Board of Directors Meeting (closed)
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Salon B: Panel Discussion - Retaining Coaches
Christin Thurston - USPTA Northern Division Executive Director
Song Thao - Saint Paul Urban Tennis Executive Director
Jason Thiner - Fargo Courts Plus Supervisor of Junior Development
Having problems retaining coaches? Difficulty recruiting coaches for your summer programs? Come listen to three providers give their insight into what is working for them and the strategies needed to retain good coaches.
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Salon C: Life Time Tennis Directors Meeting (closed)
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Executive Lounge: Adult Recreational Play Committee
This committee supports the expansion of adult recreational play throughout the section through lessons, drills, social leagues and events.
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Salon B: Junior Pathway (Dan Holman, USTA Director of Junior Player Development)
This will be an update on the proposed new 2021 junior competitive pathway. The presentation will focus on the 'why' and reasons for this change, and how we got here in the first place. It will also go into specifics on the new suite of competitive products in the newly created Net Generation Circuit and the relationship along with details on the USTA Junior Tour (ranked tournaments) and how that will look in the future as well.
3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Washington Room: USPTA Board Meeting (closed)
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Foyer B: Reception
Saturday, November 16
8 a.m. - Entrance Lobby: Registration
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Salon B: Continental Breakfast
8 a.m. - 9 a.m. - Washington Room: USTA Northern Past President's Breakfast
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Salon C: USTA Northern Annual Meeting
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Salon B: 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.
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Salon C: Tennis on Campus Committee
This committee serves to establish and enforce rules and regulations governing competition in the Tennis on Campus program. To support the growth of recreational tennis programs on college campuses throughout the section.
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Jefferson Room: Strategic Planning Committee
This committee is charged with focusing the organization's efforts on key priorities for the term.
10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. - Washington Room: Hall of Fame & Awards Committee
The Hall of Fame & Awards Committee is charged with assuring that deserving members of the tennis community receive recognition for their tennis achievements both on and off the court.
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Executive Lounge: Lunch/Network (Chophouse Restaurant)
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Executive Lounge: Digital Tools Session (Kathy Myers, USTA Technical Services Manager)
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Jefferson Room: Grants Committee
The Grants Committee evaluates and improves grant procedures, reviews applications and thoughtfully allocates appropriate funding to community programs and facilities based on set criteria, section priorities and need.
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Washington Room: Finance Committee
This is a standing committee that may operate through several subcommittees, including Audit, Budget, Investment, and Compensation.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Executive Lounge: Marketing Committee
This committee is charged with increasing visibility of section programs and impact through communications, special events and opportunities for philanthropy.
2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Jefferson Room: 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. - Washington Room: 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.