G'day USPTA Pros!
Just as touring pros start 2014 with the Australian Open, our CEO, John Embree organized an inaugural USPTA trip Down Under that sold out quickly. I went separately from the USPTA group since I wanted to scuba dive(!) and had my presentation at the Australian Grand Slam Coaches Conference. The Aussies definitely know how to put on a first-class show which included speakers like Toni Nadal, Judy Murray, Rod Laver, Patrick Rafter, Roger Rasheed and Sven Groeneveld. One of the most compelling speakers was Paul Taylor, who talked about neuroscience and change in the quest for excellence. All in all, the standards for coaches was set high.
My vision for USPTA New England embraces change and excellence. Many champions including Djokovic, Murray, Serena and Li Na have recently changed coaches or embrace change for the better. Even Federer changed his racquet and coach recently. Our CEO John Embree has embraced new partnerships and growth in his five pillar strategic plan. Our outgoing President Chris Stevens has initiated many changes and partnerships and I hope to continue his momentum. I have three pillars for my vision of USPTA New England: to enhance education and our events, to develop our partnerships in the tennis industry, and to grow our membership.
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