Cutler Receives Top Education Credit Earner Honors

September 24, 2009

During its annual awards breakfast at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis held Sept. 21-26 at the Marco Island Marriott Resort, Golf Club and Spa on Marco Island, Fla., the United States Professional Tennis Association recognized those members who make education a priority. The Association honored Alan Cutler from Whittier, Calif., as the top credit earner in USPTA’s Career Development Program.

Cutler earned the most continuing education credits in the 2008 program. He earned an incredible 172 education credits.

Cutler is a USPTA Master Professional and the director of tennis for He is a member of the National Advisory staff for HEAD Penn, and holds two specialist degrees, one in Competitive Player Development and the other in Computer Technology.

He is the past president of the USPTA California Division and has spoken at many USPTA division conventions and World Conferences. His previous honors include the USPTA Industry Excellence Award, USPTA California Division Pro of the Year and the USPTA California Division President’s award.

Education has always been one of the most important benefits of USPTA membership. Today, USPTA offers more opportunities than ever before to gain more knowledge about tennis and specialized areas within the sport. Members earning top education honors have shown a commitment to continuing education in the USPTA through attendance at seminars and courses and through distance learning opportunities. Those members honored at the annual awards breakfast are ones who have logged the most education hours and credits in the Association. Below are some those who have clearly taken advantage of this benefit.

Top education participants for 2008 include:

Education merit awards for 10 years of continuing-education participation went to the following USPTA members:

Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers more than 65 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information, call 800-877-8248 or visit