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USTA Wyoming to Host Free Community Tennis Development Workshop

USTA Wyoming to Host Free Community Tennis Development Workshop




Top Tennis Experts to Share Knowledge around “Welcome To Tennis” Theme


For Immediate Release: September 9th, 2020


USTA Wyoming is offering a free Community Tennis Development Workshop on Friday, October 8th.  The workshop centers on the the theme of “Welcome To Tennis” and offers educational sessions on how to attract and retain new and returning players to tennis.


The workshop is open to all tennis providers, to include interested teaching professionals, physical education teachers, high school coaches & players and parks & recreation professionals and folks simply interested in learning how to deliver tennis in their communities in order to facilitate their efforts to offer compelling programming for all the new tennis players flooding into the game.


The Community Tennis Development Workshop will be held from 8:00 am - 6:00 pm on Friday, October 8th.  Special hotel rates are available for participants.  Registration must be completed by Wednesday, October 6th at 11:59 pm MT.  Workshop spots are limited so early registration is encouraged.  Register here.


“During the pandemic, tennis was fortunate to be designated as a safer sport due to it’s inherent social distancing nature.  As a result, over 4 million new players started or restarted playing, an amazing 22% increase over 2019.  This surge in participation was also indicated in tennis racquets with a 21% increase in shipments in 2020 compared to the same time period in 2019,” said USTA Wyoming Executive Director Peg Connor.  “Tennis is such a gift…everyone should have the opportunity to participate.  It is a real thrill to be able to offer this type of content to our tennis providers so they are better able to welcome all these new players to tennis in their local communities.”


Community Tennis Development Workshop presenters & topics* at the time of publication include:


Michele Krause

Cardio Tennis:  How to Get Those Fitness Fanatics Out of the Gym and onto the Court


Frank Adams

Tennis 101: Key Skills for Giving New Players a Great First Experience on the Court


Sharon Plumley Cleland

Grow The Game: Attracting & Retaining New & Returning Tennis Players to Your Programs


Dean Clower

Creating a Tennis Community: How to Mobilize Your Resources to Build a Tennis Facility


Dave Boon

Tennis For Everyone:  How to Create a National Junior Tennis and Learning Program in Your Community


Peg Connor

No Courts, No Problem:  Hints & Tips for Establishing School Tennis Programs in Your Community


As well, on Saturday, Oct 9th, the USTA Wyoming Annual Meeting will take place as well as a USTA Wyoming Planning Retreat which is open to anyone that is interested in becoming a volunteer/serving on a committee to help promote & grow tennis in their community and across Wyoming.  As well, the USTA Wyoming Board Meeting, open to board members only, will be held on Sunday, Oct 10th.


Register here


*Presenters and/or topics are subject to change.