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United States Professional Tennis Association
March 25, 2014
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Four tournaments, four surfaces

USPTA Indoor Championships
April 25-27, Lifetime Fitness, Lakeville, MN
Registration deadline: April 18

USPTA Clay Court Championships
May 8-11, Landings Yacht, Golf and Tennis Club, Fort Myers, FL

USPTA Grass Court Championships
Sept. 11-14, Desert Highlands, Scottsdale, AZ 

USPTA Hard Court Championships
Oct. 24-26, Hollytree Country Club, Tyler, TX

Save the date: Tennis Teachers Conference, Aug. 22-25,
New York

The USPTA World Conference will not be held this year as USPTA will be working with the USTA to host the Tennis Teachers Conference. Join us in New York for the industry’s biggest tennis event of the year! Earn education credits and network with teaching pros and industry reps from around the globe. All attendees will receive a free ticket to the Monday day session of the US Open. More details to come!

25 years of Tennis Across America

Help celebrate by hosting a free Tennis Across America event any time this year as long as the event is registered before June 1. Click here to register your event. Learn more about TAA here.

Free TAA banners to all who are hosting events. Just pay $10 shipping and get up to 10 banners free while supplies last. Call 800-877-8248 to request your banners.

Tennis tip: Run-around, sneak volley drill

Check out this fun drill from USPTA Master Professional Rick Macci emphasizing inside out forehands and volleys.

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USPTA accepting nominations for 2014 awards program

Do you know a deserving USPTA member who is growing the game of tennis? Awards are presented in every facet of the tennis business in which USPTA members work. The deadline is June 17. Click here to learn more or to apply.

ITF Senior World Championships

Tomorrow is the deadline to sign up for the ITF Senior World Championships! Individuals 35-60 years old may enter online at Contact Trish Faulkner at for more information. Click here for registration information.

April 21-May 4
Florida • Palm Beach Gardens, Boca Raton area

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Tennis Industry Magazine with ADDvantage Inside is online & in the mail

Click the cover to read the April issue of Tennis Industry online, or go to to browse specific stories from this month's issue. Inside:

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Give the gift of tennis

Please consider making a donation to the USPTA Foundation in 2014. Our major fundraiser, the USPTA Silent Auction, will not be held this year due to the condensed format of the Tennis Teachers Conference. Your tax-deductible contributions are appreciated and are more important than ever. Please help our tennis communities grow by sending in your donation today. Please mail to: USPTA Foundation, 3535 Briarpark Drive, Suite One, Houston, TX 77042.

Support the troops with tennis

Support Tennis Thanks the Troops and raise money for the ThanksUSA Scholarship program that provides educational scholarships for spouses and children of the U.S. military. The club or pro that raises the most money by July 15 will win a trip for two to the 2014 US Open (includes airfare and hotel accommodations)!  Register here. Click here to learn more about Tennis Thanks the Troops.  

Education requirements

All USPTA members must complete the education requirements set by the Executive Committee. The new requirements state that every member must earn 6 education credits every three years to remain current. Click here for a complete list of eligible activities. Members will need to keep some type of verification (email, letter, certificate, receipt, etc.) that shows they attended the event/activity and submit it along with the date and agenda to to receive their credit. Questions? Write to or call 800-877-8248, ext. 147.

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