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Upcoming events- Provided by the courtesy of Tom Sweitzer of the Orlando Tennis Center
November 8 & 9 USTA College Clay Court Championships at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Stop in and watch this outstanding men’s & women’s college team event. Support the 24 Orlando area kids, ages 10-14, who are volunteering as ball people for the Saturday & Sunday matches all of which will be carried live on ESPN 3. A special thank you to all the volunteers – adults & kids, for helping to make this a special event. PGA Tour Superstore provided the ball person tee shirts and provided gift items for all these volunteers. Disney provided lunch for the volunteers and offered a special entry price for kids.
November 11 PGA Tour Superstore will be hosting a “Tennis Open House” at their new 60,000 sq foot store on Turkey Lake Road. Nationally, PGA Tour Superstore has 22 stores and has a growing presence in the tennis market. Several stores in the Atlanta area have 36’ courts and hitting walls inside the store. They will be providing the Orlando area with a look at their tennis offerings as well as light refreshments, a gift item and an outstanding schedule of dynamic speakers! You must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. No charge but limited seating.
5:30-6:00 Social/light refreshments 6:00-6:10 PGA Tour Superstore Representative 6:10-6:25 Christine Ducey - Mid Florida Tennis Association Executive Director 6:25-6:35 Tweet Coleman - Tennis Thanks The Troops 6:35-7:00 Bill Kieman - Liquid Biocell – The answer to keeping older athletes on the court 7:00-7:30 Howard Moore – Director of Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort Evolution of Training from the Hopman roots to modern day training & academy/resort collaboration 7:30-8:00 Carlos Goffi - Director of Tennis at ESPN Wide World of Sports Tennis What’s planned at ESPN Wide World of Sports Tennis and how you can become a part of it.
November 20 USPTA Regional Education Day held at the Hyatt Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando. The cost is FREE and the registration deadline is November 16. This event will earn you two continuing education points? Register email@example.com. For full details about the USTA Florida Annual Meeting go to www.ustaflorida.com/AM2015. The guest speakers for the educational day include:
1:00-2:15 Kelvin Rivera & Maria Rom Diversity Outreach & Inclusion 2:15-3:00 Thad Hawkes Entry Level Tournaments 3:00-4:15 Jason Gilbert & Mike Curren Adult Alternative Play Formats 4:15-5:00 Rich Walker Tip Swap
December 5 & 6 Ed Krass will be hosting a college coach recruiting event in Tampa for ages 15-18. There will be 25 College Head Coaches who will be working, evaluating & recruiting. For details go to www.collegetennis.com.
December 12 Cardio Tennis Training at Forestmeadows park, Tallahassee. This class teaches the fundamentals of Cardio Tennis and everything you need to know to make it a a success at your facility. The class will run from 9 am- 4 pm and the registration fee is $150. Register at www.cardiotennistraining.com.
Upcoming Events in Central Florida
February 12-21 Delray Beach Open is offering special discounts and promotional events.
February 13 & 14 USPTA Testing at Orlando Tennis Centre conducted by Glen Howe
February 17 -20 PTR International Tennis Symposium in Hilton Head Island, SC
February 18 & 19 USPTA Grand Prix at the Delray Beach Open. Tie Break Singles on Thursday, February 18 and Fast 4 Doubles on Friday, February 19. Singles fee is $20/Doubles fee is $15. Men’s & Women’s singles & doubles, mixed doubles - in many age and levels of play. All entries receive free tickets & parking pass for the evening sessions on February 18 & 19. This is a no brainer to participate and watch world class tennis. To register go to http://tennislink.usta.com/Tounraments?TournamentHome/Tournament.aspx?T=184809.
February 20 USPTA Regional Education Day at Quail Valley River Club in Vero Beach from noon-6 pm, hosted by Sam Garcia. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org .
February 27 – 29 Women’s Pro Circuit “Wild Card Tournament at Orlando Tennis Centre. This is an opportunity for top local ladies to test their skills and earn a wild card into the qualifier and/or main draw in singles or doubles. Register atThomas.email@example.com.
March 4 USPTA Regional Education Day at Mizner Country Club in Boca Raton hosted by Patrik Segfeld. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 13-20 $10,000 USTA Women’s Pro Circuit Tournament at the Orlando Tennis Centre. Sponsorships, volunteers needed. Host a player…buy a raffle ticket for only $5.00 for a chance at 20 prizes worth over $3,000 including three travel packages! Contact Tom Sweitzer.
March 21-April 3 Miami Open Men’s & Women’s Pro Tournament
March 23-25 Tennis Industry Association – Tennis Owner’s Managers Conference in Miami during the Miami Open.
April 9 & 10 PTR 10 & Under Certification at Lake Nona Country Club
April 23 USPTA Regional Educational Day at Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa hosted by Howard Moore. Register at email@example.com
April 30-May 1 PTR 11-17 Certification at Lake Nona Country Club
April TBA La Amistad at Interlachen Country Club. Round robin, lunch, prize court, etc. for details and sign up go to Marlene Sands, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
May 15 Tennis Thanks the Troops at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort in Orlando from 9 am-1 pm and conducted by Tweet Coleman. This will be a Hawaiian Luau theme with a round robin and a fun on court event presented Howard Moore, the Director of Tennis at Saddlebrook Resort. Cost is $100 per person and all proceeds will benefit THanksUSA’s Scholarship Program – www.ThanksUSA.org. To register go to email@example.com.
YOU PRACTICE YOUR SERVE SO YOU CAN WIN YOUR NEXT MATCH
THEY SERVE SO YOU CAN PLAY IT.
June 1 Ground Breaking for the USPTA National Headquarters in Lake Nona will be held in the morning prior to the USPTA Florida Convention. This is a “game changing day” for the USPTA and all tennis industry personnel, details to follow.
June 1-5 USPTA Florida Divisional Convention at Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Orlando. Register firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 25-29 USPTA World Conference in Indian Wells, CA
November TBA Tennis Thanks The Troops at Isleworth Country Club hosted by Len Simard. Register email@example.com.
December 1 Powershare Series at the Amway Center featuring Jim Courier, Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick, James Blake. Information at www.powershariesseries.com
Aren’t you glad you are a part of the tennis action in Central Florida?