ITA Coaches Convention

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  • Make your voice heard about the future of college tennis and the ITA: Accelerated Strategic Planning with nationally-renowned strategic planners.
  • Honor long-standing coaches. Pay tribute to David A Benjamin, on the happy occasion of his retirement after 37 years as the ITA Executive Director.
  • Share in great on-court clinics and inspiring in-class presentations and conversations.
  • Discuss important coaching and competition issues with your colleagues.
  • Fun and Games
  • Interact with our allied partners.
  • Wonderful resort in beautiful resort destination.

About the ITA Coaches Convention

An annual event since 1985, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Coaches Convention is one of the best professional development opportunities for collegiate tennis coaches today.

Nearly 300 men's and women's college tennis coaches at all levels gather each year for the convention. The four-day convention is highlighted by some of the most influential people in the sport of tennis. In addition to offering clinics, panel discussions, awards banquet, a trade show and a chance to exchange ideas, the ITA Coaches Convention serves as the venue for the association’s annual meetings, which includes its Board of Directors and Operating Committee sessions.

“Building on the long-standing tradition of previous ITA Conventions, the 2015 event promises to be better and more exciting than ever - with more fun, new twists, and an important opportunity to shape the future of our sport," says ITA Chief Executive Officer Tim Russell.

The 2015 ITA Coaches Convention will take place at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida, December 12-15, 2015.

Katrina AdamsThe 2015 featured speaker and awards presenter, courtesy of Wilson, is Katrina Adams who began serving a two-year term as USTA Chairman of the Board, CEO and President on Jan. 1, 2015. Adams has served on the USTA Board of Directors for 10 years and recently completed a two-year term as First Vice President. In her new role, Adams becomes the first African-American and first former professional tennis player to serve as the association’s Chairman of the Board, CEO and President.

Adams is a contributor on CBS Sports Network’s first all-female sports show, “We Need to Talk,” and serves as a television analyst for Tennis Channel. She also is a contributor to Tennis Magazine and, providing instruction articles and videos, and serves as the executive director of the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program in New York City. 

Adams played for 12 years on the WTA tour, and was ranked as high as No. 67 in singles and No. 8 in doubles. She captured 20 career doubles titles. While a player, Adams served on the board of directors of the WTA as a player representative for four one-year terms and on the WTA’s Players Association for five two-year terms. She was honored with the WTA’s Player Service Award in 1996 and 1997. 

Adams attended Northwestern University as an undergraduate, majoring in communications, and helped the Wildcats to a Big Ten championship in 1986. She was an NCAA All-American in 1986 and 1987, and in 1987 became the first African-American NCAA doubles champion.


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