USPTA Offers an Array of Specialty Courses at World Conference

August 9, 2007

The United States Professional Tennis Association’s World Conference on Tennis, which will be held Sept. 17-22 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla., boasts an impressive offering of 10 specialty courses throughout the week. The specialty courses, which allow all USPTA members attending to earn credit toward their continuing education in the Association, are four hours long and include the following:

Sept. 18

Sept. 19

Sept. 20

Sept. 21

Sept. 22

There are special offerings at two of the specialty courses this year that are particularly noteworthy. First, Pat Etcheberry’s specialty course on Speed, agility and quickness, which is sports specific and will focus on the information needed to train students to be healthier, stronger, faster, and mentally tougher with far greater stamina, offers USPTA members a dual opportunity. Any USPTA members interested in gaining the Etcheberry Certification can register for it at for $495 ($100 off the regular price). In addition, USPTA members who sign up for the two-day certification will receive the specialty course credit along with the credits associated with the certification. (If you prefer to attend only the specialty course, then the regular specialty course fee will apply.) The specialty course is held in conjunction with the two-day Etcheberry Certification, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 22-23. It will be held in a classroom with a short portion on court.

Second, all registered attendees for Stan Oley’s specialty course on Advanced stroke production: teaching the game in a modern way will be entered into a drawing to win a Playmate Smash ball machine. Don’t miss out!

For more details about the specialty courses, including registration information, visit or call the USPTA at (800) 877-8248.