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Leo Alonso
How To Build Consistency For Intermediates And High Performance Players
Leo is a PTR International Master Professional and has been the Official Representative for PTR/Argentina since 1995. Currently, he is the coach and manager of Leonardo Mayer, who reached ATP ranking of #21 in 2015, and has worked with Carlos Berlocq for 12 years. As a coach, Leo had players in the main draw of all the Grand Slams for 12 consecutive years. He was named PTR Touring Coach of the Year in 2009, PTR Professional of the Year in 2000, PTR Clinician of the Year in 1998, PTR Tester of the Year in 1996 and 2016, and PTR Argentina Professional of the Year in 1995. Leo is the owner and founder of T.S. Management, a company that manages clubs, with a total of 102 courts and a staff of more that 30 teaching pros. He has been a speaker at the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference and at the PTR International Symposium more than 20 times. He has conducted more that 200 workshops and specialty courses for teaching pros in England, Italy, Mexico, Spain, USA, China and all Latin American countries.
Mike Barrell
Court Warrior - Developing Competitive Skills In Young Players
Mike is the Founder and CEO of evolve9. A Level 5 LTA Coach, PTR Pro and ITF Clinician, Mike has delivered coach training, club consulting and presentations in more than 60 countries. He was the author of the ITF Tennis10s manual and has been a keynote speaker at three ITF Worldwide Conferences, and multiple other national and international events. He has has recently been involved in the development of Evolution, now the National U10 program of Serbia, Tennis Whizz and the Girls Tennis Network. Mike continues to work with federations and clubs around the world, helping them to create programs that engage and meet the needs of children today.
Lorenzo Beltrame
The 5 Most Important Lessons I Learned Coaching Players For 30 Years
Lorenzo is the President of LB Performance Solutions. He has coached dozens of ATP and WTA pros, including Jim Courier, Pete Sampras and Cara Black, and has traveled extensively coaching players in major events, including all four Grand Slams, Davis Cup and Hopman Cup. He has developed many top juniors, and players who were recruited by prestigious universities, including Clemson, Georgia Tech, Harvard, West Point, Penn, Cornell and others. He has worked with Olympic, pro and college athletes, as well as with their coaching staffs, in a wide variety of sports. Lorenzo has vast experience in mental toughness training for both team and individual sports. He has been responsible for the development and delivery of the Mental Toughness Certification Program for coaches at the Human Performance Institute and has designed and implemented critical components of the training. In 2007, Lorenzo was awarded the Coach of the Year and “Doc” Counsilman Science Award by the USTA. This award recognizes a coach who utilizes scientific techniques and equipment as an integral part of his/her coaching methods or has created innovative ways to use sport science. Lorenzo has been recognized by PTR as Florida Member of the Year in 2015, and as Professional of the Year in 2016. Visit his website at www.LBPerformanceSolutions.com
Donato Campagnoli
courtesy of FIT - Italian Tennis Federation
How Cool to be Invincible! The Power of Master Shifu (and Coach) in Keeping Players in the Zone during every Practice

Donato officially works for the Coach Education System (ISF) as a freelance technical consultant and lecturer, and has been in charge of the development of international projects since 2014, unofficially since 2002. He is Level 4 certified since 2005, and in his past cooperation with FIT, has worked hand in hand with experts like Paul Dorochenko, Prof. Bruce Elliott and Prof. Richard Schmidt. With a university background as a professional interpreter and an MBA in Management and Economics of Sport, Donato has been a coach for ATP Tour players for several years. Donato also works privately as consultant and advisor for pros and clubs, providing education and organizational services, and he owns a tech start up company, Mas-Tech srl, creating technology products and promoting innovation in the sport of tennis.
Jorge Capestany
Analyzing Pro Footage Of Groundstrokes To Help Your Students

Jorge is one of only 10 people worldwide who has the distinction of Master Professional with the USPTA and International Master Professional with PTR. Jorge is an internationally recognized speaker who has presented more than 200 times at major tennis conventions across the world, including the USPTA World Conference, the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference, the Australian Coaches Conference, the Canadian Tennis Federation, the Norwegian Tennis Federation, the PTR Wimbledon Conference, the ITF Worldwide Coaches Conference in Mexico, and PTR International Tennis Symposium. Jorge is a six-time Michigan Pro of the Year, a two-time Midwest Pro of the Year, and member of the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame. He was named the 2015 Alex Gordon USPTA Professional of the Year. Jorge has developed many nationally ranked juniors in the US, including three national champions. Jorge may be best known for developing two leading tennis industry websites. His coach’s website - www.TennisDrills.tv - has helped thousands of subscribers in more than 65 countries and features more than 1,200 videos of tennis drills that can be viewed online and printed in diagram form. His player’s website - www.JorgeCapestany.com - features free video lessons for players of all levels, as well as a free Mental Toughness Video Course and eBook.
Robert Carlbo
Successful Coaching
A PTR Master of Tennis and Professional of the Year, Robert started playing tennis at age 4 in Liberia, Africa. A bad hip rendered him legally disabled, yet he has been teaching since he was 12. Under Evert Ohlsson’s guidance, Robert became a certified coach and taught at Uppsala Tennis Club (UTK) in Sweden. While coaching, he played international junior tournaments. Later he played high school tennis in New Hampshire, where he was also the assistant coach. Robert played college tennis before the stress on his hip forced him to stop playing competitively. He earned degrees from Pepperdine University and Eckerd College and worked in corporate America. Realizing his passion was teaching tennis, he used his corporate experience in customer service and a focus on excellence, to start teaching tennis full time. After four years at Saddlebrook, Robert started on his own primarily at the north Pinellas YMCA in Palm Harbor, Florida. Robert works with children, juniors, adults, seniors and has adaptive clients from autistic children to wheelchair touring pros. He has worked with ATP and WTA players from Sweden, Morocco, Nigeria, China and the USA, and with underprivileged children in the US, Trinidad and Morocco. He has worked as a mentor and consultant to many coaches. Robert is an iTPA Master Tennis Performance Specialist and HPI Certified Mental Toughness Specialist.
Dr. Michelle Cleere
Coaches And Parents Play A Big Role In A Tennis Player’s Success

Helping others overcome performance challenges and tap maximum potential is Dr. Michelle’s passion. In her private practice as an elite performance expert, she helps top athletes unlock the power of the mind and create the mental toughness to be the best. Her extensive academic background, with a PhD in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Sports Psychology, allows her clients deal with performance anxiety, gain more confidence and build resilience. As many clients attest, their experience with Dr. Michelle is exactly what they needed and more than they expected - it was life changing. In addition to personal coaching, Dr. Michelle takes on many roles - a best-selling author, athlete and teacher. Her bestseller line, Beating the Demons, helps clients develop practical skills to gain more control in competition and mitigate critical moments that interrupt play. She has been involved in many sports and understands the stress and demands for peak performance. As a 15-year USAT Coach, she developed simple and effective tools to mentally train her athletes, and they are used by coaches around the world. She is a professor at John F. Kennedy University where she teaches her students to use the mind as an ally to improve performance.
Leslie Crook
FUNdamentals For Large Groups - Up To 40 - When You Only Have ONE Court Or a Gym
Leslie played college in Kansas and then signed with adidas to play the Avon Futures Circuit. She is the former athletic director and tennis coach for People to People Sports Ambassadors, escorting 85-95 juniors to England, Australia and New Zealand to play international tennis. She has been a high school coach for 37 years and is Head Coach for Chisholm Trail High School (TX) and is the school district Tennis Coordinator. She was recently recognized as a USTA National All Star Coach. At CTHS, Leslie created a free tennis academy after school for all children in grades 2-6. She also conducts free Friday Night Lights for the district’s five middle school and three high school teams. In 2016 alone, Leslie directly taught over 8000 children in their 15 elementary schools.
Todd Dissly
Rallyball - The Essential 8U Lesson Plan
Red Ball Tennis For Beginning Players... YES, Adults Too!

Todd is the Founder and CEO of Todd Dissly Athletics, LLC which does business as Los Gatos Tennis Academy (Est. 2001), South Bay Tennis (Est. 2003), San Mateo Tennis (Est. 2013), and Co-owner of Mountain View Tennis (Est. 2009). These businesses provide high quality recreation and competitive programming for players of all ages and abilities. These programs programs are contracted and run city wide in Los Gatos, San Jose, San Mateo, and Mountain View, California. TDA has been selected to run USTA Early Development Camps in Northern California. Under Todd’s direction the EDC serves as a model program for 10U which aims to raise the level of play, coaching, and parent education in their communities. Todd was recently recognized at the US Open as the USTA Faculty Member of the Year for his exceptional work on court with the Coach Youth Tennis Workshops. He is a former CCS High School Champion, #1 ranked USTA NorCal Junior player, and Division 1 player at San Jose State University. Additional Career Awards and Highlights include: USPTA Service to Tennis (2012), RSI Champions of Tennis – Junior Champion (2012), USTA High Performance Coach (2012) and USTA & PTR National Trainer.
Andy Dowsett
All you need to Know about Developing Green Ball Players: Unlocking the Tactical Combination

Andy is the PTR representative in Great Britain. In 2000, he was named the PTR/UK Professional of the Year and in 2007, was presented the PTR Clinician of the Year Award. More recently, Andy was named County Development Coach of the Year by the Lawn Tennis Association in the UK. Andy is also the Tennis Director of Brentwood Hard Tennis Club, a 10 court club in Essex, England. He has published three books on Tennis Psychology, and regularly writes articles and lectures on these subjects for coaches in the UK.
Dr. Doug Eng
Intro To Tennis Technology

Doug is a PTR International Master Professional and a USPTA Master Professional. He has taught, directed or coached at several universities in the Greater Boston area including Tufts, Harvard and presently MIT. Doug also teaches at Cambridge Tennis Club and founded the Boston Tennis Academy. He teaches in academia in sports science and sports management at Lesley University. Doug has a doctorate in sport psychology and has strength and conditioning certifications from NSCA and iTPA. He has receive five Pro of the Year honors, and was awarded the 2012 US Olympic Committee ‘Doc’ Counsilman Coach of the Year Award. He has written 100 articles on tennis. Doug was President of PTR New England and USPTA New England, was a PTR Clinician and is currently a Tester for USPTA.
Pat Etcheberry
Physical Needs of Today’s Players 

A legend in the field of tennis fitness and movement, Pat has trained nearly two dozen Grand Slam winners, who have won 28 Australian Opens, 18 Wimbledon Tournaments, 22 French Opens, 22 US Opens and 15 Olympic medals. Pat serves as the USTA National Training Advisor, is the President of the Etcheberry Experience, and trains out of the Mission Inn Resort near Orlando, Florida, where he develops both world class professionals and aspiring players, as young as eight years old, in sports as diverse as tennis, golf, football, swimming and speed skating. Visit Pat at his booth at the Trade Show.
Mark Fairchilds
Keys To Be An Attacking Player In Today's Game

Mark is the Director of Tennis at Laguna Creek Racquet Club. He is a three time USTA NorCal Men’s Open Player of the Year award recipient with more than 100 NorCal Open titles in his career. He is currently on the USTA NorCal Board of Directors and on the USTA NorCal Coaches Commission. Mark is a member of the Head Advisory Staff and has spoken to numerous conferences throughout the country. In 2008, Mark was inducted into the USTA NorCal Hall of Fame.
Edgar Giffenig
courtesy Of TennisGate
Tips And Tricks On Court

Edgar was a highly ranked junior in Mexico and played for the University of Texas where he completed an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in exercise physiology. Edgar started his coaching career as an Assistant Coach for the University of Texas, and has coached all levels of the game for the last 30 years. Edgar has coached in college, high school and at the club level. He was a national coach for the USA, Germany and Mexico and a partner in two major academies. Edgar has been a speaker at many national and international coaches conventions and is the author of Developing High Performance Tennis Players. Edgar is also an international consultant for TenisGate, a company specializing in tennis education media. TennisGate provides educational material to his partners: the German Tennis Federation, the Spanish Tennis Federation, the International Tennis Federation and the PTR.
Dr. Jack Groppel
courtesy of Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute 
Becoming a Tennis Wellness Center: Could this possibility become a reality for our sport?
An internationally recognized authority in the science of human performance, Jack is the co-founder of the Human Performance Institute. HPI is the pioneer in delivering a science-based energy management training solution. He is also Co-Chair of the Global Alliance for Health and Performance, Co-Chair of the Health Enhancement Research Organization (HERO) Health, Performance and Productivity Study Committee, as well as the National Spokesperson for the CEO Pledge for Physical Activity of the National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity. Currently, Jack serves as Professor of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jack wrote The Corporate Athlete book on achieving the pinnacle of corporate performance and co-authored The Corporate Athlete Advantage. He developed the Corporate Athlete® to help both business executives and athletes increase performance levels. He has been featured in the New York Times, Fortune, Forbes, Shape, Fast Company and Huffington Post, among others.
Ann Grossman Wunderlich
courtesy of WCTA
Coaching Females -- Forehand Development (with Sarah Stone)
At 16, Ann played her first US Open after winning the Super Nationals. She turned pro at 17, and retired in 1998, after 11 years on the tour. She is a 7-time WTA Tour singles finalist Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Puerto Rico, San Diego Los Angeles, Taipei and Strasbourg. She won the WTA Doubles in Puerto Rico with Debbie Graham and was a WTA Doubles finalist at Indian Wells with Patricia Hy. Ann’s career best, iinclude wins over Martina Navratilova, Jana Novotna, Conchita Martinez, Gabriela Sabatini, Mary Joe Fernandez to name a few. She served on the WTA Players Comittee, the USOC Athlete Advisory Council and the USTA Nominating Committee for the board of directors. Ann coached at the Broadmoor in Colorado Springs for two years, at Miramont Athletic Club for three years, and was the New Albany Country Club touring pro for eight years. For four years, she was the private coach for L Brands founder and CEO. Currently, she is coaching Francesca Di Lorenzo, who in 2015, made it to the semis at the US Open Juniors and won the USTA Collegiate Indoor Championship, and her son Ty Wunderlich. Ann is co-founder and President of the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA).
Jim Harp
How to Create a Performance Program at Your Facility - A Model for Financial Success
 
The owner Harp Performance Tennis Inc., Jim is a PTR Performance Level 3 Professional and Clinician, and PTR Adult Development Professional. He is a USTA High Performance Coach and iTPA Certified Tennis Performance Specialist and Trainer. Jim served on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Professional Tennis Association in 2010 and 2011, and in 2015 and 2016, was a member of the US Tennis Congress faculty. An NJCAA All American in 1993, Jim invested and holds a design patent on Blinking and Whistling Vibration Dampeners.
Dean Hollingworth
Effective Cueing for More Effective Coaching
Core Training for Tennis

With over twenty-five years of experience in the health and fitness industry, Dean has established himself as a highly regarded author, speaker, fitness and performance consultant. He is the only strength and conditioning coach in Canada to be certified as a Master Tennis Performance Specialist by the International Tennis Performance Association. Dean is also a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and Speed and Agility Coach. He is currently the Director of fitness and sports performance at Club Sportif Cote-de-Liesse, in Montreal. Dean has extensive experience working with youths and young adults in helping them to develop speed, agility, coordination and strength. Dean’s rapid rise amongst the fitness community can be attributed to his honest dedication to excellence in his field. Working with various Quebec organizations as a performance specialist has given Dean many opportunities to develop athletes in tennis, hockey, figure skating and football. Dean’s work with world-class athletes over the last 15 years has given him a deeper understanding of the requirements and balance for high performance. In 2014, he also worked as the strength and conditioning coach for Canada’s Fed Cup team win against Serbia. Dean’s strong passion for sports has led him to work and consult with both amateur and professional athletes including those belonging to prominent National teams. He has published various articles on performance, speed and agility and his knowledge has brought him to speak at various conferences.
Chris Hoshour
The Art of Hand Feeding: Very Effective Techniques and Drills
Chris is a PTR Master of Tennis-Performance with 25 years of coaching. As an ATP Tour Certified Coach, Chris has worked with players on both the ATP and WTA Tours. He is also a USPTA Elite Pro with a Specialist degree in Competitive Player Development and a USTA High Performance Certified Coach. Chris has coached eight Top 10 nationally ranked players, and players who have competed in all four Junior Grand Slams. Chris coached the winner of the US Open Collegiate Challenge, and two different semi-finalists at the NCAA Championships. He has been the Head Coach for both the USTA SC Competition Training Center and the USTA Southern 10s Training Camp. He has also worked multiple USTA Level 1 & 2 Regional Training Camps, as well as Team USA Cross Sectional Camp and Team NC Camps. Currently, Chris is the Director of High Performance at The Charlotte Tennis Academy. Chris was named 2015 USPTA NC Pro of the Year and 2014 USTA NC Pro of the Year. More important to Chris is that for the third consecutive year, one of his students is the recipient of the USTA NC Junior Sportsman Award.
Adam Jasick
How to Have a World Class 10 & Under Program on a Shoestring Budget (with Karen Ronney)
Adam is the Director of Tennis at Onteora Club, in Tannersville, New York, and at The Lakes Country Club, in Palm Desert, California. He serves as a PTR Clinician, and is a member of Wilson Speakers Bureau and TIA Speakers Team. Adam is USTA High Performance Coach, and Level 1 and Level 2 graduate of Institute for the Study of Youth Sports at Michigan State University. Adam has delivered coaches education for PTR, TIA, Wilson, ITF, USPTA, USTA, USTA/NJTL, and others in Asia, Europe, Central America, Caribbean and throughout North America. He started the Junior Academy at Indian Wells Tennis Garden and was Executive Director of the Charlie Pasarell Chapter of the NJTL, spreading tennis to more than 5,500 underserved children in the Coachella Valley each week. He is proud to have worked as a Van Der Meer Tennis Academy coach early in his career.
Kelly Jones
An Organic Approach To Player Development 

Over the past two decades, Kelly has coached some of the best professional players in the world, including Mardy Fish, James Blake, John Isner and Xavier Malisse. Prior to his coaching career, Kelly was a four-time All-American at Pepperdine and won the NCAA doubles title twice. As an ATP Tour player, Kelly won two singles titles in Singapore in 1989 and 1990. He earned the #1 doubles ranking on the ATP Tour in 1992, and reached the doubles finals at the US Open and Australian Open that year. Overall, Kelly competed in the 1984 Olympics and 48 Grand Slam events. After retiring from the pro tour in 1998, Kelly spent six years as a USTA National Coach, scouting, recruiting and developing some of the best junior talent, three of whom are currently playing professionally, Tim Smyczek, Rajeev Ram and Ruben Gonzales. Kelly has also helped develop Oliver Crawford, Top 40 ITF and his daughter, Makenna, who was ranked #3 in the nation in Girl’s 16s. Now 18, she plays for the UNC Women’s Team. Now in his sixth season as Head Men’s Tennis Coach at Furman University, Kelly is married to a former top player, Tami Whitlinger-Jones.
Dr. Ben Kibler
Ask the Docs
On Court Serve Analysis - How to Make the Serve More Effective with Less Injury Risk

An orthopedic surgeon, Ben is the Medical Director of the Shoulder Center of Kentucky. He is the Sports Medicine Advisor to PTR and WTA. Ben was a founding member and is Past President of the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science. In 1998, Ben received PTR’s Stanley Plagenhoef Award for his work in sport science. In 2009, he received the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.
Dr. Mark Kovacs
Ask the Docs
Developing First Strike Tennis: Drills to Work on the First 2 Shots in Each Point

Chairman of the PTR Sport Science Committee, Mark is a former professional tennis player, collegiate All-American and NCAA champion. He previously directed the sport science and coaching education divisions for USTA Player Development. He is the co-founder of the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA), which is the worldwide tennis fitness education and certification organization for trainers, coaches and specialists who have a passion for tennis-specific performance enhancement and injury prevention. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and the iTPA. He has published more than 50 peer reviewed scientific articles and abstracts in top journals. He has published five books including Dynamic Stretching and Tennis Training: Enhancing On-Court Performance. In 2010, Mark was the recipient of PTR’s Plagenhoef Award for port science achievement (youngest ever recipient) and in 2012, he was the youngest to receive the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award. He has worked with dozens of top professional tennis players on all aspects of physical training. Mark is currently the Director of the Gatorade Sport Science Institute.
Ryan Krane
Top 10 Stretches To Do After Playing
Simple Exercises That Players/Coaches Can Do While Traveling

Ryan is a fitness entrepreneur specializing in corrective exercise. He is the creator of The Krane Training Method™ and the founder of the Get My Body Better online series. His exercise programs help people eliminate their pain through exercise and build a rock solid foundation inside their bodies so they won't crack and can continue living their live to the fullest. His passion in life is to help chronic pain sufferers address and eliminate recurring body aches through expert-designed flexibility, posture and strength training. The Krane Training Method, through years of experience to enable individuals to successfully move better, feel better and live better. The Krane Training Method is custom tailored to fit clients' needs and lifestyles, making it to one of the most accommodating corrective exercise programs available to relieve pain and improve quality of life! Ryan earned his Master's Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Rehabilitation Sciences. He has been featured on ABC, NBC News Radio, Prevention and Women’s Health and the homepage of Yahoo.
Johan Kriek
Speed, Footwork, Balance and Anticipation
Johan played on the pro tour for 16 years, reaching #7 in the world. With his speed and all court play, Johan won 14 professional singles titles and eight doubles titles. A two-time Australian Open Champion, Johan has wins over Andre Agassi, Jimmy Connors, John McEnroe, Guillermo Vilas, Stefan Edberg, Michael Chang, Vitas Gerulaitis and Björn Borg. He holds the all time record for the highest winning percentage in five-set matches. Johan is the founder of the Global Water Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to delivering clean water to the world's neediest communities. He currently runs the Johan Kriek Tennis Academy at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, where he focuses on training the next generation of players.
Chuck Kriese
The Last 20% : Overcoming 80% Paralysis
Chuck, one of the most renowned names in tennis, is the Head Coach at The Citadel. Chuck was Head Coach at Clemson from 1975-2008. He is the winningest coach in Atlantic Coast Conference history with 685, led the Tigers to 10 ACC titles and seven berths in the Elite Eight and produced 38 All-Americans. He has also been the senior director of coaching and competition at the prestigious Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Maryland, since March 2010, and has dedicated more than three decades to shaping successful tennis careers on the collegiate and international levels. His reputation has made his Total Tennis Training camps and teaching programs popular destinations for young players looking to improve their games. He has conducted youth clinics and coaching seminars in 16 countries on four continents, emphasizing teaching, motivation, leadership and coaching techniques. He has been a regular teacher and clinician throughout the USA for his entire career. Chuck has written six books including Coaching Tennis, considered one of the most comprehensive tennis and coaching books ever written. In 2012, he was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame and the Clemson Athletic Hall of Fame in 2010. He was inducted into the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame in 1983, and is enshrined in the Hall at his alma mater, Tennessee Tech.
Dr. Jim Loehr
The Power of Purpose in Coaching
Jim is Co-Founder of the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, Inc., the leader in energy management technology, and Founding Director of Sport Science for the USTA. He has worked with more than 80 world class tennis players including Monica Seles and Jim Courier, as well as with professional golfers, NHL and NBA stars. He has published a wide variety of training materials in the area of human performance, mental toughness and character, and has written 17 books, including The Power of Story, The Power of Full Engagement, and his most recent book, The Only Way to Win. He was the first person to be awarded the highest designation of Master Professional by both PTR and USPTA, and received the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s Educational Merit Award. The Colorado Tennis Hall of Fame inductee and Stanley Plagenhoef Award recipient for achievement in sport science, Jim was also inducted into the PTR Hall of Fame and serves as PTR’s Sports Science Psychology Advisor.
Page Love
Nutrition For Injury Prevention And Management Of Tennis Injuries
Page is an expert on sport nutrition and eating disorder issues in elite athletics particularly tennis sport nutrition. She founded Nutrifit Sport Therapy, dedicated to helping clients reach wellness goals through performance eating. Page also competed as a Div 1 player for Baylor University. She has worked with pro players, college teams and individual athletes. Her clients have included ATP, WTA, USTA the Atlanta Braves, US Figure Skating, and US Synchronized Swimming, and consulting with the Olympic Games from 1992-2004. Page serves on the USTA Sport Science Committee and the PTR Sport Science Advisory Board. She served as the onsite dietitian for the Australian Open, Wimbledon, Indian Wells, The Kremlin Cup, China Open, Miami Open and US Open. She is a Registered Dietitian and a Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics of the American Dietetic Association. Page has been featured as an expert on CNN’s On the Menu, CNN Headline News, Peachtree Morning, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Tennis Magazine and The Tennis Channel.
Esu Ma'at
courtesy of USTA Eastern
Dealing With Parents And Getting Them Engaged
A PTR Professional, Esu is also a USPTA Elite Pro and USTA High Performance certified teaching professional. Esu is a graduate of the Harlem Junior Tennis & Education Program, an organizatiuon for which he now serves as the Tennis Consultant. Esu received a scholarship to Farleigh Dickinson University, where he played #2 Singles for four years and was an All-American his last two years. He holds a Masters in Sports Management from Columbia University. Since 2002, his coaching philosophy has produced over 100 section-ranked, 20 nationally ranked and 24 varsity student athletes on college tennis teams. Currently, Esu is Senior Manager Diversity & Inclusion for the USTA Eastern.
Dan McCain
How The Tennis Gods Move & What We Can Learn From It
A former Division 1 college coach for 7 years & USTA Manager of Player Development, Daniel McCain is the Director of Tennis at the Cavalier Golf & Yacht Club in Virginia Beach. McCain is the author of How the Tennis Gods Move, Building a Champion and Momentum. A USTA High Performance and ATP Certified Coach (GPTCA) and PTR Clinician, Dan received the 2012 USTA Virginia Teaching Pro of the Year award, the 2013 PTR Mid-Atlantic Pro of the Year award and the 2014 PTR Virginia Member of the Year Award. For more information, visit http://danMcCain.com
Dave Miley
courtesy of the Coach Verdieck Endowment, PTR Foundation
Important Principles of Effective Coaching

Dave is the former ITF Executive Director of Tennis Development and for 17 years was responsible for overseeing the juniors, veterans and wheelchair, as well as the ITF/Grand Slam Development Programme. From 2001-2010, Dave was also in charge of the ITF technical and anti-doping area. He visited more than 140 countries advising National Associations, conducting coaches’ workshops and directing junior trainings. He played a key role in the development of tennis globally, initiating many successful projects including the ITN, Tennis10s and Tennis Xpress. He also established and oversaw the running of five ITF high performance training centers and administered the ITF/Grand Slam Junior Touring Team programme. Dave has been involved in writing many of the ITF’s coach education publications, including the Advanced Coaches Manual, ITF Schools Tennis Initiative Teachers Manual, Development of Young Tennis Players and Being a Better Tennis Parent. In 1992, he started the ITF Coaching and Sports Science Review and remained its editor until 2015, and Dave was instrumental in creating ITF’s online platform iCoach. Prior to the ITF, Dave was owner and Tennis Director of Maidstone Indoor Tennis and Fitness Centre, overseeing a staff of 30. He has been a British LTA Level 3 Professional Coach since 1984, was Irish Men’s Doubles Champion, and is a former captain of the Irish National Men’s Team. Dave played college tennis and holds degrees in Business and Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce. Dave was a board member of the TIA from 2008-2015.
Craig O'Shannessy
Consistency Versus First Strike
An Australian tour coach, Craig is the strategy analyst for the ATP World Tour, WTA Tennis, the New York Times and Tennis Magazine. He started coaching on the pro tour 20 years ago, and has coached on center court at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open. Craig worked with Peter Burwash International (PBI) and was part of the globe trotting PBI Tennis Show. In 1995, Craig moved back to his homeland to open the O’Shannessy Tennis Academy at Australia’s largest tennis facility with 52 courts (30 grass and 22 clay). Craig is also Director of the Brain Game, a sports science website that specializes in the video analysis of tennis matches that teaches the patterns of play that dominate our game.
Roger Petersman
courtesy of HEAD Penn
Matching Your Student to String and Racquet
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Joao Pinho
courtesy of USTA BJK National Tennis Center
Technical Parameters & Teaching Progressions
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Karen Ronney
How to Have a World Class 10 & Under Program on a Shoestring Budget (with Adam Jasick)  
Karen Ronney is a USTA 10-and-Under National Faculty member as well as a PTR and USPTA Professional 1 certified coach. She is a Tennis Service Representative with the Southern California Tennis Association, and works with all ages and stages in junior competition, high schools, Special Olympics, NJTL, Junior Team Tennis, college, adults and much more. A former NCAA All-Conference selection and sports journalist, she used her tennis and writing skills to author Proud Parents’ Guide to Raising Athletic, Balanced, and Coordinated Kids, winner of 34 publishing awards. She is the recipient of the 2009 Double-Goal Coach of the Year from the Positive Coaching Alliance, and the 2016 PTR California Member of the Year. She lives in San Diego and is grateful for her husband, Doug, of 25 years, and their three daughters, all who play college tennis!
Walker Sahag
Serve + 1: The Rise And Fall Of Rafael Nadal [And Technical Development Of Serve + 1]
Walker is he Academy High Performance Director at Franco's Athletic Club in Mandeville LA. Previously, Walker served as the Director of the Van der Meer World Class Academy and Director of High Tech at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (now IMG Academies). Walker has also worked for a number of years with Dr. Jim Loehr, the world's leading Sports Psychologist. As a speaker at every major conference in the US, Walker has presented on a wide variety of topics. Her articles have appeared in numerous major tennis publications and she has been seen on National as well as International TV. Walker has traveled with and been the personal coach for players on both the ATP and WTA tours including Hall of Fame member Monica Seles. Her junior programs have always produced players who have won at the highest levels both nationally and internationally. USTA National Champions, NCAA Champions, All Americans and ITF Champions have all come from her programs.
Oivind Sorvald
courtesy of Norwegian Tennis Federation
Using Technology in the Coaching of Young Players

A member since 1980, Oivind is the Director of High Performance and Coach Education for the Norwegian Tennis Association (NTF), where he has conducted courses for more than 20 years. Oivind established the TEN4 Academy in Oslo for the 25 best performance players in Norway. He created and organizes the annual PTR/Tennis Norway Symposium, and hosts PTR Certification workshops. He is a member of the Tennis Europe Development Committee. Earlier in his career, Oivind served as Director of Tennis for Van der Meer. He also had stints as the Tennis Director at the Oslo Tennis Club in Norway, followed by the Director of Tennis position at the National Tennis Center in Oslo. He has 25 years experience of using video analysis. Oivind is on the ITF’s Intro to Tennis Taskforce, instrumental in the 10 and Under, Play and Stay, and Tennis Xpress programs. He represents Norway at the ITF AGM and other industry events. Over the past decade, Oivind has developed a program and a method for analyzing technical and tactical factors in the game. He has worked as analyzer for several world class coaches for a couple of Top 10 world ranked female players. In the past five years has developed and implemented a new framework for coach education in Norwegian tennis.
Oliver Stephens
How To Make Performance Training More Fun & Engaging
Oliver "Ollie," Stephens is a PTR Clinician and Tester, he is also holds the PTR Master of Tennis designation in both Performance and Development. Ollie is also an iTPA Master Tennis Performance Trainer and is on the USTA National Faculty for the Early Development Camp program. Currently, Ollie is the Velocity Jr. Development Director at Midtown Athletic Club in Weston, FL. Previously, he worked at Midtown Chicago and he has also worked for the Hong Kong Tennis Association and the Vietnam Tennis Federation with their National Teams. Ollie has presented at many PTR symposiums in the past and also at the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science and the iTPA world conference. Ollie is also a regular contributor to PTR Pro Magazine and has been published online and on the iTPA website. Ollie has over 20 years experience and brings his passion for tennis and for youth development to his students everyday!
Sarah Stone
courtesy of WCTA

Coaching Females -- Forehand Development (with Ann Grossman Wunderlich)

Sarah, an Australian native, has been coaching on the WTA tour for more than 10 years. A former professional player, she has a vast amount of experience working with/playing with the very top of women's tennis. As a player Sarah won 11 ITF titles (four with Stosur) and played in the main draw of the Australian Open (with Stosur) and Wimbledon (with Sewell). Currently, she is the coach of American Fed Cup player, Alexa Glatch. Formerly after their doubles partnership, Sarah was the coach of Samantha Stosur who, while under Sarah’s tutelage, was a three time Grand Slam champion. Additionally Sarah coaches three other top 50 WTA players. Before moving to Florida, Sarah was the Director of Tennis at Columbine Country in Colorado, and served as Volunteer Assistant Coach for University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA).
Jack Thompson
Theory & Fundamentals Of Net Play For Singles
In his 40 year career, Jack has had success in every aspect of tennis, including coaching high school, middle school, collegiate and professional players; consulting; programming; teaching and facility design. A PTR International Master Professional, Jack is the co-author of two critically acclaimed books on tennis specific strength training and conditioning with sports and orthopedic physical therapist Gray Cook. His latest book, Building a Successful Tennis Career: A Practical Guide to Surviving and Prospering as a Teaching Professional, is due for release in March 2017. The coach of 18 VA and 14 NC state champions, Jack was also the 2015 PTR Professional of the Year. An adamant player, Jack is ranked #2 in Men's 55 doubles in NC. Currently, he is the Co-Director (with Tim Wilkison) of Tim Wilkison Academies at the Charlotte Latin School in Charlotte, NC and the Director of Adult Programming at the Lake Norman Tennis Center in Mooresville, NC.
Gundars Tilmanis
The Serve & Volley:  A Lost Art
Help Your Players Minimize Their Mistakes 

Til is an internationally recognized coach, author and lecturer. He graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master's in Physical Education. Til is regarded as one of the top teaching clinicians in the world today. Known for his quick wit and extensive teaching background, he has been a clinician for the USTA and the ITF. Til is in constant demand as a speaker and has lectured repeatedly at the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference, PTR International Symposium, and the USPTA National Convention. He has delivered a broad range of tennis related topics to audiences throughout the world. For more than 30 years, he has conducted presentations in the USA, Japan, Guatemala, Spain, Paraguay, Argentina, Latvia, Canada and Australia. His innovative, energetic style of coaching has drawn praise throughout the tennis world. Born in Latvia and raised in Australia, Til currently resides in Portland, Oregon.
Frank van Fraayenhoven
Some of My Most Effective and Useful Drills
Frank has been working full-time for coaches education within the KNLTB (the Royal Dutch Lawn Tennis Association) as a tutor and as a manager until October 2016. He has been involved in the education of coaches for 37 years and has worked with coaches and/or players in more than 75 countries. From '86 to '89 Frank has been a national coach, working with both top juniors and top professionals from the Netherlands. At the European Coaches Symposium as well as at Worldwide and Regional Workshops for the ITF he has been one of the regular speakers over the last 33 years. Frank travelled occasionally with top juniors to ITF tournaments and European Championships under 18. He captained the Junior Davis Cup team winning the world championships in Barcelona 2006. Frank has been a member of the ITF Coaches Commission for more than 15 years and received the ‘ITF Award for services to the game’ in 2009.
Josh Warren
Yoga & Neuromuscular Balancing
Josh is the founder and developer of Integrated Tennis, a unique integration of Sport Psychology and Yoga concepts. He holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Science concentrating in Sport Psychology. Heading into his ninth season as Head Professional at Sankaty Head Golf Club, Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, Josh directs all aspects of the tennis program. He is also is Head Women's Coach at Husson University, Bangor, Maine. The team finished 3rd in the inaugural season and made it to the finals of their conference this fall. In the Spring of 2016, every player on the team received ITA honors. Josh is passionate about bringing a holistic approach to tennis. He has coached at Van Der Meer, Ithaca College, Colby College and Armstrong Tennis Center. Josh also assists Yoga Teacher Trainings and Positional Therapy Teacher Trainings at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the Bershire Mountains, and leads Integrated Tennis and Neuromuscular Balance sessions in numerous settings. Josh contributed to the Mental Mechanics chapter of the popular and essential reference, The Tennis Drill Book by Tina Hoskins-Burney and Lex Carrington
Mike Woody
PRO-MOTION- the art and execution of growing your programs/clientele /business
As National Director of Tennis for Genesis Health Clubs, Mike he oversees tennis operations for seven clubs. His role is to inspire, lead and train a team of 43+ tennis professionals who lead programming on 61 indoor/outdoor tennis courts. Prior to Genesis, Mike was Executive Director of the Greater Midland Tennis Center, a position he held for 22 years. It was acknowledged by Tennis Industry as the Municipal Facility of the Year in 2003 and 2009. A culmination of his passion and success, Midland, Michigan was named the first ‘Best Tennis Town’ by the USTA. Mike was named Tennis Industry’s Person of the Year, as well as USPTA Facility Manager of the Year. He received the USTA/USPTA Community Service Award and the PTR/TIA Commitment to the Industry Award. In 2011, he was awarded the USPTA Midwest Pro of the Year and PTR Member of the Year for Michigan. Mike was inducted into the USPTA Midwest Hall of Fame. For his community work, he has been acknowledged with the following awards: Business Hall of Fame ‘Rising Star’ Award by Junior Achievement, and the Excellence in Business Enterprise Award. His children were Michigan High School State Team Champions in Tennis. Mike was supporting coach for Meghan’s (Saginaw Valley State University) and Austin’s (Northwood University) teams.
John Yandell
Analyzing Today's  Serve
Analyzing Today's Forehand

John is a 20 year plus PTR member, the founder and editor of Tennisplayer.net digital magazine, and an instructional editor for Tennis. He is a pioneer in high speed filming and analysis of professional tennis and in the applications in teaching and coaching, and has spoken at dozens of coaching conventions and symposiums nationally and internationally. John has worked directly with Grand Slam champions including John McEnroe and Justine Henin, as well as for tour coaches working with elite players such as Novak Djokovic. He has also done analysis for dozens of elite college and junior players, and hundreds of players at the club level. The John Yandell Tennis School is located in San Francisco, California.

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