USPTA offers high school coaches workshop

The United States Professional Tennis Association will offer a whole day of education through the USPTA high school coaches workshop on Friday, Sept. 21, during its World Conference on Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla. The daylong workshop, which is sponsored by the USTA, is only $50.

The day will be packed with a wealth of information following the agenda below:

7-8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30-10 a.m. The journey of molding a player from day 1 to the pros by Rick Macci

10:30 a.m.-noon A traditional approach to the modern game by Bill Tym and Tommy Wade

Noon-1 p.m. National Cardio Tennis feeding contest finals

1-2:30 p.m. Team practices with multiple players and limited courts by Kirk Anderson and Jason Jamison

3-4 p.m. High performance drills by Diane Selke and Kim Davis

4:15 -5:15 p.m. High School Coaches Resource Center by Tim Heckler

The day’s agenda wraps up with a must-attend finale on the USPTA’s High School Coaches Resource Center presented by CEO Tim Heckler. Heckler will discuss in detail how the USPTA has recently developed a new Web site to assist high school and other coaches who shape thousands of young tennis players each year. Its main goal is to provide resources that enable coaches to organize effective team practices for large groups. One of the most important elements is a practice template with a large library of drills and games that can be copied and pasted into the template to create a high school practice session of any length or complexity.

The high school resource site is one of seven independent sites hosted by USPTA. It will continue to evolve as new resources are added. For more information on the high school coaches workshop, visit or call (800) 877-8742.


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