The annual United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Eastern Conference takes place this weekend at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows.
The event features a number of instructional and informative workshops, classes and seminars. Below is the weekend’s schedule:
Friday, May 3
9:00-3:00 p.m. USPTA Tennis Certification Whitney Kraft
Sound Shore Indoor Tennis Register for testing online www.USPTA.com
6:00-8:00 p.m. Eastern Board Closed Meeting Eastern Board (Only)
Saturday, May 4
9:00-10:00 a.m. Mark Savage "Tennis Pro to Club Owner (The battle with being vague)"
10:00-11:00 a.m. Trish Faulkner "Hiring Tips and How to Manage Staff and Avoid Conflicts"
11:00-12:00 p.m. Craig O'Shannesy "Breaking Down The Baseline Like Never Before"
12:00-1:30 p.m. State of the Association & Eastern Awards Luncheon
1:30-2:45 p.m. "The Future of Teach Tennis' - Panel Discussion
featuring Craig Cignarelli, Craig O’Shannesy and Mark Savage
3:00-4:00 p.m. Craig Cignarelli "The Tactical Foundation and High Performance Drills"
4:00-4:30 p.m. Wilson Racquet Demo followed by Ad Staff Meeting
4:30-6:00 p.m. POP Tennis Prize Money Tournament
6:30-8:00 p.m. Cocktail Party/Trade Show
Sunday, May 5
9:00-10:00 a.m. Bob Schewior "How To Spend The Time Between Points"
10:00-11:00 a.m. Craig Cignarelli "The Long Road To Excellence"
11:30-12:30 p.m. Craig O'Shannesy "Pro Patterns Live"
The conference also highlights the organizations award winners. We want to thank the USPTA Eastern for naming Long Island and New York Tennis Magazine has the Publications of the Year.
Below is the full list of award winners:
College Coach of the Year: Stephen Thirolle
Division Tester: Rod Bailey
Facility Manager of the Year: Deanna Kernan
High School Coach of the Year: Todd Hicks
Industry Excellence Award: Wael Kilani
USPTA STARS Award: Adrienne Alteri
30 and Under Award: Ben Marks
Publication of the Year: New York/Long Island Tennis Magazine