Hispanic Coaches Conference
USTA Southern hosted the second Hispanic Coaches Conference, hosted by USTA Southern Tennis Service Representative for Hispanic Outreach & Net Generation Allan Jensen.
Conducted in Spanish and at the Truist Atlanta Open, the conference drew more than a dozen coaches. Speakers included Jessica Weyreuter, Owner of Jessiwey, LLC and Founder of Dream Court, Inc.; David Marquina, Carolina Country Club Director of Junior Programs, USPTA Elite Pro; Mario Rincon, University of Louisville Men’s Assistant Head Coach and J.P. Selle, Coosa Country Club Director of Tennis.
The majority of the day-long conference was conducted on court. Speakers concentrated on teaching kids and other beginners using Net Generation racquets, nets and balls.
Here is more information on two of the coaches.
Jessica Weyreuter is a former WTA Tour player who came to the United States with a full tennis scholarship to Lindsey Wilson College. She was named Team Captain, Academic All-Conference and ITA All-American. After graduating with a major in Communications and minor in Business Administration, Weyreuter went on to earn a Masters’ in International Relations from Auburn University at Montgomery through the prestigious Prince Khalid Bin Sultan Graduate Fellow earning outstanding Graduate Student Award from the department of Political Science and Public Administration Department.
Owner of Jessiwey, LLC with the goal of using sport as an engine for social and economic development. Jessica served as Director of Junior Tennis at the Montgomery Country Club from 2015 to 2020. Founder and Director of Dream Court Inc., a non-profit organization that provides an adaptive tennis program for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities. Through her mission of serving hope and changing lives, she touches the lives of 200+ athletes and over 1000 volunteers.
Jessica has a strong passion for growing tennis amongst people with special needs. She is the current Chairperson of the Special Olympics North America Tennis Development Committee. In 2014 she coached the Alabama Tennis Team at the Special Olympic National Games in Princeton, NJ. In 2018 she was a staff member for the USTA/ITF Junior Wheelchair Tennis Camp of the America’s. In 2015 she was the recipient of the prestigious USTA/PTR Community Service Award, acknowledging her pursuit of growth and development in these areas, and PTR Alabama Coach of the year in 2019.
Jessica is often requested to be a clinician/presenter at International Conferences.
- 2018 Evolution International Coach Symposium in Orlando Florida
- 2018 ITF Regional Conference held in Trinidad and Tobago
- 2019 Kids Tennis Symposium in Cancun, Mexico
- 2019 Special Olympic Tennis launched in Shenzhen, China
David Marquina moved from Venezuela to the United States at age 18. Played college tennis at Metropolitan State University of Denver and later transferred to Barton College to finish his college education. David started his teaching career as high performance coach at the South Florida Tennis Academy in Fort Lauderdale.
After marrying, David moves to Raleigh, North Carolina and continues his teaching career at Northridge Country Club, Cary Tennis Park and Raleigh Racquet Club. He moved to Charlotte in November 2012 to take on the role of Head Tennis Professional at Olde providence Racquet club and now is the Director of Junior Programs at Carolina Country Club.
David holds professional certifications with:
- USPTA Elite Professional (United Stated Professional Tennis Association)
- Registro de Tennis Profesional ( Spain)-PTR Professional in 10-under tennis, 11-17 year old tennis,
High performance and Adult development. (Professional Tennis Registry)
- Special Olympics/PTR Adaptive tennis Level 2
- He was also named NC Professional of the Year in 2008.
JP Selle grew up in Vina Del Mar, Chile. He played Junior Davis Cup for Chile before coming to the United States to play for Shorter University in Rome, GA. As an undergraduate he was part of one of the most successful tennis teams in Shorter’s history being ranked No. 3 in the nation. As a freshman, JP won the 1999 NAIA National Doubles Championship partnering with Jonas Jarvholm. JP graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and went on to receive his MBA at Berry College.
In 2011 he became the Director of Tennis at Coosa Country Club, a position that he holds today. In 2015, he co-founded Rome Tennis Management Group, an organization that manages Fieldstone Tennis in Cumming, GA. With this organization, he created Teach Me Tennis, a community outreach initiative that has earned several awards including the USTA Georgia “Most Innovative Event of the Year” in 2015, USPTA Southern and National “Industry Excellence Award” in 2016 and 2017 respectively. JP is also a USTA High Performance Coach, a PTR Professional, and a USPTA Elite Professional. JP’s effort with the community in the last five years has allowed for more than 18,000 kids to be exposed to tennis and given more than 2,400 tennis rackets to kids that have never played tennis before.