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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 Director and Operating Committee sessions.

    “The convention is always a very exciting time of the year for our Coaches Association,” says ITA Executive Director David A Benjamin. “Besides being able to take in great clinics and workshops at a beautiful resort in a great city, the coaches also have a forum to meet and discuss the important issues within college tennistoday."

The 24th annual ITA Coaches Convention took place at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida, December 12-15, 2008. (MORE)

Zina Garrison

ZINA GARRISON, courtesy of Wilson Sporting Goods, was our featured clinician and keynote speaker.

   Naples Grande

Wilson/ITA Coaches of the Year and
USTA/ITA Award Winners

Welcome Banquet
General Membership Session
Trade Show/Passport Party
Divisional Roundtables Meetings
USTA Meet & Greet
Naples Grande Resort

Men's Results
Women's Results
One-On-One Doubles Photos

Schedule, Photo Galleries, Host Presentations

Convention Format
Coaches (and their guests) may choose to attend the Full Convention (December 11th-15th), which includes all meetings, events, and clinics—or simply attend the Mini Convention (December 12th-13th), which includes the ITA Membership & Roundtable meetings, Mini Trade Show & Passport Party, and ½ day of clinics.

2008 Convention Schedule (COMPLETE)

Convention Attractions

Clinics and Workshops (Saturday-Monday, Dec. 13th – 15th)
Three days of informative sessions given by ITA coaches and prominent members of the USPTA, PTR, USTA, NCAA; as well as experts in the fields of sports medicine, sports psychology, sports promotion, sports fitness and health.

ITA Mini-Trade Show & Passport Party (Friday, Dec. 12th, 3:00 – 6:00PM)
Meet tennis industry exhibitors at the ITA Mini-Trade Show. Have your "Passport" verified at all of the booths to be eligible to win one of many gifts donated by the exhibitors. Meet and greet old and new friends. Light Refreshments served.

ITA Membership & Awards Reception & Banquet (Saturday, Dec. 13th, 6:30-10:00PM)
The ITA and Wilson Sporting Goods cordially invite you to honor the 2008 Wilson/ITA Coaches of the Year & USTA Community Service Award winners. A keynote speaker, courtesy of Wilson, will be featured.

Tennis Activities
*Coaches Tennis Tournament: One-on-One Doubles®. (Sunday, December 14th, 5:00-8:00pm).  Entry Fee & Cash Prizes for tournament. For more details click here.
Any questions - contact Ed Krass (email:
edkrass@collegetennis.com, tel: 813-684-9031) or Penny Sing (email: psing@itatennis.com, tel: 609-497-6920).

*Social Tennis: Available daily at your leisure, but Court reservations required. Please call the Naples Grande Tennis Shop (239-594-6033) to arrange for your complimentary court time. (Note: You must mention that you are with the ITA Convention.)

2008 Schedule of Events

ITA On-Site Convention Registration
Thursday, December 11th (Noon-8:30pm)
Friday, December 12th (7am-7pm)
Saturday, December 13th (8am-Noon)

USTA “Meet & Greet” Reception
Thursday, December 11th (5:30-7:30pm)

ITA Membership Continental Breakfast
Friday, December 12th (7:00-8:00am)

ITA Meetings Friday, December 12th
General Membership Meeting (7:45-9:00am)
Divisional Round Table Meetings (9:15am-2:30pm)

Box Lunch (Complementary) RSVP REQUIRED
Friday, December 12th

Mini Trade Show & Passport Party
Friday, December 12th (3:00-6:00pm)

ITA Membership & Awards Reception & Banquet
Saturday, December 13th (7:00pm)
Featuring the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year Awards and Zina Garrison, courtesy of Wilson, and the USTA Campus Outreach & Community Service Awards

ITA Clinics & Workshops
Saturday & Sunday, December 13th & 14th (8:30-4:30pm)
Monday, December 15th (8:30am-Noon)

One-on-One Doubles® Coaches Tournament (more info)
Sunday, December 14th (5:00-8:00pm)

ITA Farewell Luncheon
Monday, December 15th (Noon)

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