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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.

Molly FletcherMolly Fletcher, the founder and CEO of The Molly Fletcher Company, will deliver the keynote address on Sunday, Dec. 13.

Fletcher is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. She is a rare talent of business wisdom, relationship brilliance and unwavering optimism. As a CEO, she shares her unconventional and unique techniques that made her one of the first female sports agents in the high stakes, big ego world of professional sports and now a successful entrepreneur. As president of client representation for sports and entertainment agency CSE, Fletcher spent two decades as one of the world’s only female sports agents.

She was hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by CNN as she recruited and represented hundreds of sport’s biggest names, including Hall of Fame pitcher John Smoltz, PGA TOUR golfer Matt Kuchar, broadcaster Erin Andrews, and basketball championship coaches Tom Izzo and Doc Rivers. As she successfully negotiated over $500 million in contracts and built lasting relationships, she also observed and adopted the traits of those at the top of their game.She has been featured in ESPN, Fast Company, Forbes and Sports Illustrated, and has energized organizations as diverse as AT&T, Bank of America, Michigan State, Georgia Tech, the PGA TOUR and Home Depot.

Fletcher is the author of three books: A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating; The Business of Being the Best; and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career. She’s also the founder of The Betterment Institute, a series of online coaching courses for corporations and individuals. Fletcher has been recognized by Michigan State University with the Outstanding Alumni award and numerous other awards. She currently serves as a National Trustee member for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, after serving on the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta board and as a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).

Fletcher earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from Michigan State University while competing in tennis as an elite college athlete. Molly’s energy and passion for life shines through everything she does and shows mostly when she is home in Atlanta with her husband Fred and their three daughters.


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