USPTA Conference Scheduled

November 16, 2010

The United States Professional Tennis Association Competitive Player Development Conference will take place in Naples, Fla., from Dec. 11-13. For the third year, the conference will be held at the Academia Sanchez-Casal, where attendees will learn about some of the progressive coaching systems, including the “Spanish Way to Develop Players.” Attendees will gain insight about the Sanchez-Casal coaching philosophy, foundation and competition stages, and many drills and exercises that develop players.

Emilio Sanchez Vicario, founder of the Sanchez-Casal Academy, and Luis Mediero, USPTA Master Professional and founder of Registro Profesional de Tenis (RPT) in Madrid, Spain, will be featured speakers. Sanchez Vicario is the former captain of the 2008 championship Davis Cup team for Spain and a former tour player ranked No. 7 in singles and No. 1 in doubles. He was also captain of Spain’s Olympic gold medal team in 2008. Mediero, who is also the president of the International Coaches Institute (ISI), has a lifetime of coaching experience that he has shared through courses, clinics and conferences in 80 countries.

The conference will be presented in English. Register by November 1 to receive the best USPTA member course rate. More information about the conference, including registration, a detailed agenda and hotel accommodations, is available online at, by e-mailing [email protected] or by calling 239-261-5777.

About the USPTA: 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