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USPTA Annual Workshop - Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Dear Fellow Louisiana USPTA Members,

This year our annual workshop will be held on Friday December 6thfrom2 – 5pmat the Bocage Racquet Club in Baton Rouge.

The workshop will be a round table discussion ofJunior Tennis – Past, Present & Future.

What is working in the best programs and what kids and pros are finding doesn’t work. In the past few years we have had guest speakers come in – now we want to hear from you! There will also be an awards presentation at the conclusion of the workshop.

Following the workshop there will be a social with food & beverages in the evening and tennis for anyone that wants to play.

Special guests are slated to attend the social!

Please emailedgaskell@bocagerc.orgif you can attend. There is no fee to attend this workshop and the social is complementary! If you would like to play tennis that evening remember that Bocage has a dress code of 90% white attire and 50% white for shoes. Warm ups may be of any color.

Remember you may be eligible for a free hotel room from the LTA if you are traveling over a certain distance and attending the Tournament Directors workshopon Saturday!

Please register for the LTA meeting no later thanNovember 11.

This year the LTA meeting is at the Renaissance Hotel in Baton Rouge. Link to the hotel’s website:

I would also like to institute something new this year that is done on the regional and national level.

I would like to present awards to recognize Louisiana USPTA Tennis Professionals in the following categories:

1. USPTA LA Professional of the Year

2. USPTA LA Club Manager of the Year

3. USPTA LA Junior Development Pro of the Year

4. USPTA LA Rookie of the Year

5. USPTA LA Service Award

Please a short summary stating why the nominee should receive an award.

Please make sure that you designate which award you are nominating for.

You are encouraged to nominate yourselves as well.

The deadline for submissions will be Friday, November 22nd2013!

The selection committee will review all the candidates, make their selections and award winners will be recognized at our meeting on December 6th.

Please e-mail your nominations


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