USPTA Member Alan Cutler Receives Top Education Credit Earner Honors

Sept. 24, 2008 — During its annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis held Sept. 15-20 at the La Quinta Resort and Club in La Quinta, Calif., the United States Professional Tennis Association recognized those members who make education a priority. The Association honored Alan Cutler from Whittier, Calif., as the top credit earner in USPTA’s Career Development Program.

Cutler earned the most continuing education credits in the 2007 program. He earned an incredible 123 education credits.

Cutler is a USPTA Master Professional and the director of tennis for He is a member of the National Advisory staff for HEAD Penn, and holds two specialist degrees, one in High Performance and the other in Computers.

He is the past president of the USPTA California Division and has spoken at many USPTA division conventions and World Conferences. His previous honors include the USPTA Industry Excellence Award, USPTA California Division Pro of the Year and the USPTA California Division President’s award.

Education has always been one of the most important benefits of USPTA membership. Today, USPTA offers more opportunities than ever before to gain more knowledge about tennis and specialized areas within the sport. Members earning top education honors have shown a commitment to continuing education in the USPTA through attendance at seminars and courses and through distance learning opportunities. Those members honored at the annual awards breakfast are ones who have logged the most education hours and credits in the Association. Below are some of the top education participants for 2007 who have clearly taken advantage of this benefit.

Top education participants for 2007 include:

Holly Chomyn
Ken DeHart
Feisal Hassan
Brett Hobden
Jeff Rothstein
Brian Ruffner
James Shaughnessy
Keith Swindoll
John Yandell

Education merit awards for 10 years of continuing-education participation went to the following USPTA members:

Tom McGraw
Patrick Kearns
Fred Burdick


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