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2012 ITA Coaches Convention, Dec. 15-18th
at the Waldorf Astoria Naples in Naples, Florida

2012 Schedule of Activities
Naples Grande Beach ***ONE-ON-ONE DOUBLES***
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Waldorf Astoria Naples

2012 ITA Coaches Convention Registration

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Convention Format

Coaches (and their guests) may choose to attend the Full Convention (December 15th-18th), which includes the USTA Junior Showcase, all meetings, events, and clinics—or simply attend the Mini Convention (December 15th-16th), which includes the USTA Junior Showcase, ITA Membership & Roundtable meetings, ITA Mini Trade Show & Passport Party, Presented by the USTA, and some educational clinics.

Convention Attractions

Clinics and Workshops (Saturday - Tuesday, Dec. 15th – 18th)
Three and 1/2 days of informative sessions given by ITA coaches and prominent members of the USPTA, PTR, USTA, as well as experts in the fields of sports medicine, sports psychology, sports promotion, sports fitness and health.

USTA Multicultural Coaching Education Symposium (Saturday, Dec. 15th, 9 am -1 pm)
Presented by USTA Player Development, the ITA, USTA Collegiate Varsity Committee and USTA Diversity & Inclusion.  This Symposium will share USTA Player Development Teaching & Coaching philosophy, while also developing strategies to increase multicultural coaches and players at the junior and collegiate level. 

ITA Coaches must be registered for the ITA Convention to attend the USTA Multicultural Coaching Education Symposium.  Please RSVP on your Convention registration.  Separate Symposium registration is also required with the USTA. Click here for the Symposium Registration Form

Youth Tennis Town Hall & Luncheon, presented by the USTA (Sunday, Dec. 16th, 12:15 - 2:00 pm)

An overview of the 10 and Under Tennis efforts for coaches and opinion leaders registered for the Convention.

ITA Mini-Trade Show & Passport Party, presented by the USTA (Sunday, Dec. 16th, 6 – 9 pm)
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, compliments of the USTA.

Coaches Forum, Presented by the ITA (Monday, Dec. 17th, 8:30 - 11:50 am)
The always-popular Coaches Forum features interactive sessions with some of the ITA's most outstanding coaches:
- Bobby Bayliss, Notre Dame
- Dave Fish, Harvard
- Ann Lebedeff, Pomona-Pitzer (CLICK HERE to take a detailed survey of your leadership strengths in preparation for Ann's session) 
- Roland Thornqvist, Florida

ITA Membership & Awards Reception & Banquet (Monday, Dec. 17th, 7 - 10 pm)
The ITA, Wilson Sporting Goods and USTA cordially invite you to honor the 2012 Wilson/ITA Coaches of the Year & USTA/ITA Campus & Community Outreach and the USTA/ITA Campus QuickStart Provider of the Year award winners. In addition this year are three NEW USTA/ITA awards for outstanding sectional performers.  Roy Emerson, will be the keynote speaker, courtesy of Wilson.

ITA Membership Appreciation Cookout (Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 1 pm)
The ITA cordially invites you to attend a courtside cookout and enjoy playing in a Round Robin tennis outing or the One-on-One Doubles® Coaches Tournament, or just relax courtside as a spectator to mingle with friends--old and new before departing for home.

Tennis Activities
*USTA Junior Showcase (Saturday, December 15th, 8:30 am). A recruiting event, hosted by USTA Player Development, showcasing juniors in competitive match play. All College Coaches registered for the ITA Convention are welcome to attend. No Charge.

*Coaches Tennis Tournament: One-on-One Doubles®. (Tuesday, December 18th, 1:30-4:30 pm). Entry Fee & Cash Prizes for tournament.  Any questions - contact Ed Krass (email: edkrass@collegetennis.com, tel: 813-684-9031) or Troy Venechanos (email: tvenechanos@itatennis.com, tel: 609-851-8454).

*Round Robin Tennis Mixer: (Tuesday, December 18th, 1:30-2:30pm). Arrive at courts ready to play by 1:30pm. First-come, First-serve. No Charge.

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


2012 Schedule of Events


ITA On-Site Convention Registration
Saturday, December 15th (8 am - 7:30 pm)
Sunday, December 16th (7:30 am - 9:00 pm)
Monday, December 17th (7:30 am - 7:00 pm)

USTA Junior Showcase - Recruiting Event
Saturday, December 15th (8:30 am)

USTA Multicultural Coaching Education Symposium
Saturday, December 15th (9:00 am -1:00 pm)

USTA Youth Tennis Town Hall & Luncheon
Sunday, December 16th (12:15-2:00 pm)

ITA Meetings Sunday, December 16th
General Membership Meeting (8:00 - 9:00 am)
Divisional Round Table Meetings (9:15 am - 2:30 pm)

**CLICK HERE to submit an agenda item for discussion at the General Membership Meeting or your Divisional Round Table Meeting** 

ITA Mini Trade Show & Passport Party, Presented by the USTA
Sunday, December 16th (6:00 - 9:00 pm)


ITA Membership & Awards Reception & Banquet
Monday, December 17th (7:00 - 10:00 pm)

Roy Emerson


Featuring the Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year Awards
and special guest speaker, Roy Emerson,
courtesy of Wilson,
as well as the USTA/ITA Campus & Community Outreach and
the USTA/ITA Campus QuickStart Provider of the Year awards
as well as NEW USTA/ITA Sectional Performer awards.

ITA Clinics & Workshops
Sunday, December 16th (2:45 pm - 5:00 pm)
Monday, December 17th (8:30 am - 5:00 pm)
Tuesday, December 18th (8:30 am - 1:00 pm)

ITA Membership Appreciation Cookout
Tuesday, December 18th (1:00 pm)

One-on-One Doubles® Coaches Tournament (more info)
Tuesday, December 18th (1:30 - 4:30 pm)

Round Robin Tennis Mixer
Tuesday, December 18th (1:30 - 2:30 pm)