USPTA New England Division
Pam Dodman.........Twice as Good!
Pro of the Year
• USPTA Professional for 20 years
• USPTA New England Tester of the Year
• Third Place in the National Clay Court Doubles Championship - 45 & over
• Fourth Place in the National Clay Court Doubles Championship - 35 & over
• Member of USTA New England Intersectional Team in the 35 and 45 & over age divisions
• Published an article in ADDvantage
• USPTA State Rep for Maine
• Ran events to promote and raise money for Girl Scouts and girl’s tennis
Tester of the Year
Dan Bonﬁgli Memorial Award
Presented to a tennis professional who gives back to
the community by developing, implementing and/or
participating in community programs designed to help
children access professional tennis instruction.
• Member of the Manchester Athletic Club staff since 2001.
• Appointed Junior Program Director.
• Teaches and works with youths from ages 3 and up Ed Serues President’s Award
• MAC Junior Academy youths are all exposed to the
QuickStart play format along with USPTA Little Tennis
for outstanding long term service
• Helped form the Enrichment Program where they invite
Dave Colby classes from the elementary schools to come to the club. • Member of USPTA for 35 Years.
The program includes ﬁtness, nutrition and tennis. • Tennis Pro at Bass River Tennis Club
• His passion for enriching the lives of juniors has gone for 35 years.
beyond tennis and has now developed other camps at the • Adult Team Manager at Bass River.
Manchester Athletic Club including the Blue Sky • Coached Men’s and Women’s Teams
Adventure Camp. of all levels.
• Provides scholarships to those youths needing ﬁnancial • Participates in continuing education
assistance. by attending USPTA New England
• Attended a workshop in Texas for training in the QuickStart conferences.
tennis play format. • Assists management with special events.
• Travels to clubs teaching other professionals the QuickStart • Is inspiring to students with whom he has
tennis play format. long-standing friendships.
• Has been a guest speaker at various USPTA New England • Has touched many students over the years.
2010 Exam, Upgrade, CRC
April 24 Carnegie Abbie Club
Site Coordinator - Wayne Turner
401-682-600 or 401-862-6801
June 11 The Worcester Tennis Club
Site Coordinator Bob Greene
508-752-9819 or 603-770-3133
August 8 Quinnipiac University
Site Coordinator Mike Quitko
203-506-9195 or 203-582-5322
October 23 Maine Pines Racquet and Fitness Club
Site Coordinator Dave Fleury
Pam Dodman - 207-729-8433
To schedule an exam or for more information, call the World
Headquarters Membership Department at 800-USPTA4U.
Please know that testers listed above are available to answer
any questions that you may have or for any help that you may need
in preparation for certiﬁcation.
USPTA New England Division Budget Report
REVENUES ‘09 Actual ‘09 Budget ‘10 Budget
USPTA Dues $50,061.53 $50,000,00 $49,000.00
$ 500.00 Martha’s Vineyard
Conventions $ 8,218.47 $ 8,000.00 $ 8,000.00
Meetings $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Advertising $ 560.00 $ 2,000.00 $ 370.00
Division Activities Fund $ 2,920.91 $ 0.00 $ 0.00 Full Day Tennis Camp
Adults + Juniors
Totals $62,720.26 $60,600.00 $58,820.00
Meetings $ 109.00 $ 1,000.00 $ 1,000.00 Vineyard Tennis Center
Ofﬁce Supplies $ 2,320.50 $ 7,000.00 $ 4,750.00
Telephone $ 836.19 $ 2,000.00 $ 1,200.00
Travel/National meetings $ 2,613.36 $ 5,000.00 $ 5,000.00
Advertising $ 3,168.52 $ 3,000.00 $ 3,100.00 508-696-8000
Tournaments $ 0.00 $ 1,000.00 $ 100.00
Conventions $22,187.65 $23,500.00 $21,500.00
Education $ 0.00 $ 0.00 $ 0.00
Professional Services $10,647.99 $ 9,000.00 $12,810.00
Merchandise $ 2,674.70 $ 300.00 $ 2,500.00
Publication costs $ 4,912.27 $ 8,500.00 $ 6,000.00
Miscellaneous $ 1,478.58 $ 0.00 $ 500.00
Postage $ 331.02 $ 300.00 $ 360.00
Totals $51,279.78 $60,600.00 $58,820.00
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Fellow USPTA professionals and friends:
Jacques A. P. Faulise
13 Loop Drive
What an honor it is to address you as president of the USPTA New
North Kingstown, RI 02852 England Division.
firstname.lastname@example.org Your new board took ofﬁce during the board meeting at our recent
Annual Convention at Wentworth By The Sea Country Club. With regret
REGIONAL VICE PRESIDENT
we said goodby to three former board members; Mike Smookler and Kelly
502 Springbrook Circle Gunterman have moved out of New England, and Steve O’Connell’s term
Portsmouth, NH 03801 as Immediate Past President is over. Thank you, and good luck to Mike,
H 603-373-8035 Kelley, and Steve for their years of service, and countless hours of hard
W 603-610-0183 work for our division.
New to the board are Connie McHugh, Pam Dodman and Mike
TREASURER Mercier. The leadership for USPTA New England Division is strong and
Marcy Rubinstein diverse. Your new Board of Directors is made up of club owners, club managers, college coaches, high
76 Greenbrier Road school coaches, sports scientists, national speakers, USTA leaders, and good hard working tennis pros. What
Trumbull, CT 06611 a talented group.
email@example.com Host pro and regional vice president Chris Stevens and his staff, again ran a fabulous convention.
Wentworth By The Sea Country Club has been a great venue for our past meetings and conventions, and we
SECRETARY look forward to being there again. The speakers were interesting, informative, compelling, and I am sure
Pam M. Dodman that every member was able to go home with a new idea or drill. USPTA treasurer Mark Fairchilds spoke
26 Rabbit Run
of a new USPTA University to help build the future of the USPTA and provide a roadpath for the younger
Wiscasset, ME 04578
W 207-729-8433 players.
USPTA New England Division has over 700 members, and each and every one of you has your
VICE PRESIDENT own reason for being a member. I hope that we can somehow enrich your membership experience. Our
Michael L. Mercier information sources of newsletters, Web sites, and timely e-blasts provide updates and previews of all of
108 Lovett Street
Beverly, MA 01915
our events. Our one day state meetings, conferences, and annual conventions bring us together to learn,
Cell 978-273-6500 network, and meet face to face, on a regular basis. These along with all of the resources and beneﬁts
firstname.lastname@example.org available at the national level make your membership all that more valuable.
The more we work together, the stronger we become, so let me ask you to take the opportunity in the next
VICE PRESIDENT two years to help our division stay strong and active.
Doug Eng, Ed.D, Ph.D.
30 Revere Beach Pkwy. #302
Medford, MA 02155
* Bring in one new member. Let them see how great the USPTA is.
email@example.com * Attend a meeting or convention. We work hard to provide the very best educational lineup at all of our
meetings and conventions. Come see what we have to offer or better yet, be a speaker. Contact our education
VICE PRESIDENT chairperson, Chris Stevens, who is always looking for new, local speakers.
Connie L. McHugh
P.O. Box 1823
Edgartown, MA 02539
* Why not host a one day meeting? New venues in parts of New England will certainly bring out more
H 508-627-9200 members who may not be able to travel to the other sites
firstname.lastname@example.org * Serve on a committee. Contact a state rep or board member and let them know your interests.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Thanks again for the opportunity to serve you, and I look forward to working with an outstanding board in
Avis R. Murray
30 Cleveland Street
the next two years.
Gloucester, MA 01930
H (978) 283-0809 Jacques A. P. Faulise
Fax 978 282-7725
W 978-283-1866 Ext. 3 (Summer)
P.O. Box 126
West Kingston, RI 02892
Passing the gavel. Outgoing President Avis Murray. The Faulise family - Jacques, Lise, Jake
Meet Your New Board Members
Pam Dodman is Head Tennis Professional at the Maine Pines Racquet and Fitness Club in Brunswick, Maine. She lives in
Wiscasset, with her partner, Kristen, and their one and a half year old daughter, Ellie, with baby number two due this summer.
As a very active member in the USPTA New England Division, she serves as the Maine state representative, holds
instructional meetings every year for tennis professionals, is the women’s committee chairperson and has organized
several women’s and girl’s tournaments to raise money for charities dealing with women’s issues. Last year, her combined
women’s and girl’s tournament raised money for the Girl Scouts of Maine. Pam is a tester working with Dave Fleury and
last year, published an educaional article in ADDvantage magazine. She has submitted another article and is working on an
educational project for publication. Pam also organized and directed a High School Coaches Clinic for Maine coaches and
will do so again this year.
PAM DODMAN Pam still competes on the national level. She has won two gold balls, one for the National 35 and over Women’s
Secretary Hardcourt Doubles Championship and one for the National 35 and over Grasscourt Doubles Championship. This past year
she won a bronze ball in the National 45 and over Claycourt Doubles Championship and came in fourth in the 35 and over
doubles division at the same tournament. Pam was a member of the USTA New England Intersectional team playing in the
35 and 45 and over age divisions. She had a 3-1 record at the Intersectionals in Naples Fl. Her NTRP rating is 5.0.
Pam has coached numerous USTA women’s and men’s league teams. Last year, most of her teams won their division
and competed at the District Championships. She also coached the women’s 3.5 senior team that won their section on their
way to a fourth place ﬁnish at the national ﬁnals. This year Pam is working with the Maine Pines Tennis Academy which
provides instruction, both on and off the court to the state’s high level juniors.
Michael Mercier is the Harvard University Tennis professional. He is known for his international and high performance
coaching and training with top US elite wheelchair tennis players along with top able-bodied New England juniors. Michael
is the chair for USTA New England Wheelchair Tennis, USPTA Wheelchair Tester, certiﬁed USTA High Performance
coach, Head Coach-USA Tennis High Performance Competition Training Center for eastern Massachusetts and is a former
USA National Wheelchair Tennis Coach.
• USPTA New England Tennis Professional of the Year (2003)
• USTA Junior Wheelchair National Coach for the World Games, Italy (2002)
• USPTA New England Eastern Tennis Professional of the Year (1998 and 2002)
• USPTA Top Ten Award for Career Developmentt (2000)
• U.S.A Tennis High Performmance Coaching/USTA Sports Science Certiﬁcation Levels I and II
Vice President • USPTA Tennis Professional (P-1)
• USTA 25 Year Distinguished Service Gold Ball Award
• Presidential Sports Award - Tennis
I celebrate 25 years as a USPTA teaching professional next year. My membership has been a treasure during my career.
I began in the quintessential position as a new pro…the camp counselor. Each overnight session the tennis staff thrilled
campers with tennis racquet tricks, a tremendous love for the game and as many skills as we could add in between.
Remembering those days has me thinking about the new initiative that the USPTA national board has just announced.
The USPTA will now be reaching out to young teaching pros to bring them into our great association and assist them
in their professional development. Fabulous! Remember the ﬁrst adult who mentored you and began to impart all their
teaching knowledge your way. Now there will be an opportunity for your starting pros to join us and begin their careers
with professional support early on.
We need this new group of members! They are going to infuse a whole new source of energy into our association. And why
CONNIE MCHUGH not help them immediately in the early stages of their work as a teaching professional? The USPTA is proposing a reduced
Vice President membership fee for these high school and college teachers and special rates to our conventions. This is going to be fun.
Soon they can attend conferences for the same reason you and I do… to add to our teaching base, enjoy some terriﬁc
people and gain the feedback and support all the best in the industry need.
So now, bring your entire teaching staff to the next conference, even that high school senior you just hired to help you
You may have a great idea for a topic to be covered in one of our conference sessions. Be selﬁsh. Let us know. Chances
are if you are looking for new ways to run a social round robin, a fellow professional has been thinking of the same thing.
See you at the next conference with my teaching team.
• July 2008 - present - Vineyard Tennis Center, Workout and Spa - Sole owner of the club. Responsible for programs, staff, maintenance and
building improvements, communications and advertising ﬁnances. Head tennis professional. Coordinates all lessons, clinics and events.
• 1995 - July 2008 - Vineyard Tennis Center - Designed, marketed and built the ﬁrst indoor tennis club on Martha’s Vineyard with business partner
Ken Martin. Opened the tennis phase in 1996. Added ﬁrst Health club portion Fall of 1999. Doubled the size of the club with a complete health club
and spa addition Spring of 2003. Responsible for all stafﬁng and programs.
• 1990 - 1996 - Edgartown Park and Recreation - Head Tennis Professional - Head program coordinator and tennis instructor. Organized national
Junior Tennis League for junior players on the island. Created a team league for adults. Conducted USTA Schools Program throughout the island.
• 1985 - 1988 - USTA/Middle States - Traveled the Middle States as the ﬁrst director of the new USTA Schools Program
• 1982 - 1985 - Middle States Tennis Association - Director of Juniors - responsible for all junior programs and tournaments
• 1980 - 1982 - Salem State College - Women’s Tennis Coach
Seeing Is Believing:
Stephen Thuot, Ph.D.
This issue we have a guest writer, Steve Thuot, Ph.D., who works at
Thoreau Club and is on our New England Sport Science Committee. Steve
has spoken at our New England conferences. In this article, he discusses
visualization, one of the most powerful tools in psychological intervention
techniques for performance enhancement.
Through visualization, tennis players can improve their skills, prepare for competition, and improve
their mental toughness off the court. Visualization has been successfully utilized by sport psychology
Doug Eng, Ed.D., Ph.D., consultants and coaches with athletes of all skill levels. Approximately 90-95percent of Olympic level
(Sport Science Chairman) athletes use visualization.
Visualization works by creating or recreating an experience in one’s mind. The image created
is more than just a visual experience and should include auditory, kinesthetic, and olfactory (smell)
experiences. Examples of sensory experiences are: Visual, “Seeing the approaching ball, seeing your
shot land on the other side of the court.” Auditory, “Hearing the sound of the ball leaving your racket.”
Kinesthetic, “Feeling yourself reach for an overhead, feeling your feet in motion, feeling the warmth of
Why do athletes use mental imagery? Players can use visualization to feel the movement of
a stroke or to improve skill level. Many students can’t play more than once per week, have them
visualize the proper technique three minutes per day. For tournament or team players, visualization is
a useful motivational tool to build conﬁdence, reduce nervousness and get focused. Players visualize
from an internal (see the image through your own eyes) or external (watching yourself on television)
perspective. Visualizing from an internal perspective has been shown to be more effective than from an
external perspective. Close your eyes and visualize a topspin ball to your forehand, feel your feet move
to the ball, feel the ball contact your strings; hear the pop of the string as the ball is hit. This internal
perspective contains sight, sound, touch and movement, all key ingredients to good mental imagery.
An important but overlooked aspect of visualization is that the athlete is in control of the image.
The student can visualize proper technique (see, hear, and feel the stroke) and the result. Players can
visualize match strategies, control emotions, improve concentration as part of their mental preparation.
An example: imagine situations where you mentally wander and work on controlling concentration.
Possible situations: Beginning of a new set, breaking serve, missing an easy shot.
Visualizing yourself performing well in your mind can help build conﬁdence in stroke development
match situations. Mental practice is an important piece of an overall training program. Whether
learning a new stroke or tournament preparation, visualizing success is important in achieving success.
If you would like more information regarding mental imagery please contact Steve Thuot, Ph.D.
The USPTA New England Division invested in a video camera this year. Hats off to Doug Eng who ably
taped presentations at our recent Annual Convention at Wentworth By The Sea Country Club. He has set
up a USPTA New England youtube channel. Visit http://www.youtube.com/usptanewengland and view the
video clips of some of the speakers. He even created DVD’s that can be purchased. Check it out! A “First”
for our division. GREAT JOB Doug!
To view YANKEE PROse go to www.uspta.com or usptanewengland.com
Pr s n the G
Girl Scouts and Tennis
by Pam Dodman
Last year, Maine held a combined USTA sanctioned women’s and
Congratulations go out to Julius Kipkoech who was the winner girls’ tournament. It was a girls’ level 7/8 tournament for the 10’s, 12’s,
of the 2010 New England Cardio Tennis shootout with a score of 14’s, 16’s, and 18’s, and an open tournament for women. The goal was to
50. Steven Thuot came in second with a score of 44. As the winner, promote tennis for girls, to demonstrate that tennis is truly the sport for a
Julius will be able to represent the New England division at the Cardio lifetime, and to raise money for the Girl Scouts of Maine. The tournament
Tennis Feeding Shootout which will be held at the 2010 USPTA World was held at the Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness Club in Brunswick, ME
Conference in La Quinta, California. which is about 30 minutes north of Portland, ME. The intention was for
Coming soon, will be the debut of the Cardio Tennis Kids workshop the women to serve as role models for the girls showing them that tennis
along with the new Cardio Tennis Kids playbook. We are also in the can be fun and played at any age. All net proceeds from the tournament
process of scheduling Cardio Tennis workshops in the New England (and silent auction) went to the Girl Scouts of Maine.
area. More details to follow.
Previous to the tournament, I spoke with the program director for the
If you need help or are struggling with getting Cardio Tennis
scouts to determine if they offered a tennis badge. The scouts had at one
running effectively at your club, please contact Lance Andersen,
point offered a badge but not recently. I asked if they would consider
email@example.com. Lance is a member of the National
reinstating the badge and offered them lessons at a reduced rate to be
Cardio Tennis Speaker Team and will be happy to provide you with
held at Maine Pines Racquet & Fitness. Tennis is now offered as a badge
opportunity in their Spring Program Guide.
PILOT PEN USPTA/NE The Girl Scout organization was picked because of its philosophy
and inclusiveness: the Girl Scouts are dedicated to helping girls “in an
19th Annual FREE Lesson accepting and nurturing environment, build character and skills for success
The United States Professional Tennis Association’s (USPTA) in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, girls
FREE Public Tennis Lesson took place despite the rain at the Pilot Pen develop qualities that will serve them all their lives, like leadership, strong
Championships. Fulﬁlling its purpose to promote more participation values, social conscience, and conviction about their own potential and
in the sport of tennis, USPTA’s New England Division Pros conducted self-worth.” Tennis can help the girls build some of these characteristics
the 19th Annual Tennis Across America (TAA) FREE Lesson Event on with the added beneﬁt of being fun and improving their health and ﬁtness.
August 28, 2009 at the Pilot Pen WTA-ATP Championships in New It would be nice to see similar events run in other states and/or to have
Haven, Conn. a combined event between states. Anyone is encouraged to conduct a
women and girls event; it could be a USTA sanctioned tournament, a fun
With obesity and ﬁtness issues making headlines, the USPTA wants tournament, a mom-daughter tournament, round robin, etc. If you need
you to know that there are great health, ﬁtness and psychological any help you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
beneﬁts to playing tennis. The New England Division of the United
States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA/NE) conducted the
19th annual FREE lesson on Friday, August 28, indoors at the brand
new Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center. The top ranked Bryan brother’s
father, and renown USPTA tennis pro/celebrity, Wayne Bryan, made Tennis ball grants available
his seventh appearance to help make the lesson a success. The adverse
weather could not dampen the enthusiasm of the USPTA/NE volunteer You can get a Pro Penn tennis ball grant (up
pros as the public received expert instruction and heart pumping to two cases) for grassroots tennis events. Submit
exercise. This year’s FREE Lesson will mark the 20th year it has been a written request describing your program details,
offered to the public at the same venue.Plans are already underway to the location and dates of the event. Also, what
mark this milestone TAA event. pros are involved and the type of people that your
program will serve (preferably novices and begin-
The USPTA/NE-Pilot Pen FREE Lesson is part of the GREATEST ners). Programs that qualify are any type of free or
“FREE” LESSON ROAD TRIP in America which offers FREE low-cost programs or an event of your own creation.
pullic lessons at professional tennis tournaments and venues such The grants are sponsored by USPTA New England
as the Cullman-Heyman RTennis Center at Yale University, the Division. E-mail your request to President Jacques
Campbell’s Championships at the International Tennis Hall of Faulise at email@example.com for processing.
Fame in Newport, RI, the Boston Lobsters World Team Tennis Apply early as there are a limited number of cases of
Events, as well as the Pilot Pen Championships. The purpose of Pro Penn balls for this program.
the FREE Lesson campaign is to promote tennis as the No. 1 healthy
activity to participate in and to “Grow the Game” in conjunction with
allied organizations suc as the USTA, TIA, ATP and the WTA.
USPTA members receive
USTA New England Awards
USTA New England recognized individuals that have made positive contributions
to tennis in New England in 2009 at its annual awards ceremony that was held
on March 6, 2010, at the Courtyard by Marriott in Marlborough, Mass.
The Joseph Dietz Bowl
Adult Tournament of the Year
Marcy Rubinstein and USPTA NE
President Jacques Faulise
Award for outstanding
contribution to Junior
development in NE
1974 - 35 Years Chuck Kinyon
1979 - 30 Years Laury Hammel
1984 - 25 Years Carlene Stephens
Mike Mercier and Avis Murray
1989 - 20 Years Courtney Gilman
1994 - 15 Years Jeff Bearup
2004 - 5 Years Duke Diaz
Ed Krass Stan Smith
Doug Browne Gundars Tilmanis (Til)
Jay Harris USTA NE
Coaches Panel - Host Pro Chris Stevens, Gundars Tilmanis, Mike Quitko and
Mike Kolendo, Melissa Pride, David Zeutas-Broer and Jeff Waters Jay Harris
Regional Pros of The Year ERIN REEVES - High School Coach of the Year
• USPTA member since 2004
• Director of Junior Tennis at Natick Racquet Club
• Directed several USTA tournaments at
• Director of Middle Camp in summer at
Harvard with 200 players
Longwood Cricket Club
• Co-presented Cardio Tennis Specialty
• Head Coach, Girls’ Tennis Team Wayland HS
• Wayland HS voted Sportmanship Award for
• Published an article in ADDvantage
DCL Small School members
• Lessons for Life Chair
• In her ﬁrst year, the team made the states for
• Member of USTA Adult Player Committee
the ﬁrst time iin 12 years with a 9-7 record
• Directed Town of Harvard Rec program
LESLIE SHEEHAN - College Coach of the Year
RICHARD WATERFALL (Boston University)
• Seven years as Director of Tennis at • Final ITA national ranking of No. 59 Div. I
Hopkington Country Club • 16 straight America East Championships
• Director of Tennis at Charter Oak Country • 11 straight NCAA appearances
Club • 15-6 record
• Director of Tennis for Rec programs in • wins over national powers: Virginia Common
Framingham, Medﬁeld, Medway wealth University (VCU) and University of South
• Ofﬁcial Stringer for Boston Lobsters and USTA Florida (USF
Challenger • No. 1 player, Stefanie Nunic, was selected as
• Retailer for Kingsbury Club, Kingston Mass. America East Most Outstanding Performer,
America East Women’s Player of the Year, and
America East Rookie of the Year. This was the
ﬁrst time in league history to win all three awards
• Director Junior Tennis at Longwood
in one year
• Co-Director New England Academy of Tennis HELAINE VRANA - Rookie of the Year
• USTA Junior Sportsmanship Committee • Coaching theNo. 2 - 4.0 singles player in NE (Deb
• Recent interest is in using iPhone on - court Hawkins) and helps coach top 100 junior player
teaching tool (u12s, Ray Boppanna)
• Been ranked in the top 5 in NE in 4.0 singles and
doubles, and in top 10 in 4.5 doubles
DAN MCCORMICK • Currently employed at Shrewsbury Health and
• USPTA member for 24 years Racquet Club in Shrewsbury Mass.
• Played and coached URI Men’s Tennis • Have been playing/competing/ and learning tennis
• USPTA State Rep for E Mass for 19 years
• Four time US mixed doubles court tennis • Says there’s nothing than teaching this great game.
LYNN MILLER - Special Recognition
• Racquet stringer at US Open seven years
• College coach for 30 years
• Wheaton qualiﬁed for NCAA for ﬁrst time 2009
• 5 or 6 starters were named NEWMAC
CHRIS STEVENS All Conference
• Head Coach at Merrimack College • Named NEWMAC Coach of the Year
• Director of Tennis, Wentworth-by-the-Sea • Hosted USPTA New England conferences in the
• Hosted numerous USPTA New England past
Conventions • Speaker at USPTA New England conferences in
• Started Northeast Tennis Professional the past
Association • Came back from a heart attack in early 2009
• Co-Chair, USPTA New England Education New England No. 1 55 singles
Committee Female 55 and over Player of the Year
JACQUES FAULISE and MARK FAIRCHILDS Quick Tip Contest Winner
Platform Tennis Winners
BRUCE MAHLER LUKAS KORZEKWA
Tennis Industry Excellence Award Coach of the Year
• USPTA Pro 1 member 1970 - 2010 • Top 10 Junior player in Poland in 16’s and 18’s
• President, Boston Tennis Court Construction • Top 10 New England adult men’s open player
Co., Hanover, Mass. and No. 3 for doubles for 2007
• Quality tennis court construction and • Played 5.0 Nationals in Palm Springs Cal.
maintenance since 1969 in 2007
• Member, American Sports Builders • Worked with Camille Jania, No.1 in 18’s and
Association (ASBA) since 1986 Mike Hill, No. 1 in 18’s in New England
• Certiﬁed Tennis Court Builder as designated • Maine Pines Tennis Academy Director ﬁrst in
by ASBA since 1987 Maine Tennis Academy with best Juniors in the
• 6-time winner of ASBA’s “Outstanding Tennis state and some in NE
Facility Award for Excellence in Design and • Enjoys spending time with wife and two kids
• Racquet Sports Industry (RSI) Magazine’s DAVID ALTSHULER
2008 Champions of Tennis Award, National Lessons For Life
Builder/Contractor of the Year • Raised $53,671 in 2009
• 2002-2009 – Top fundraiser in Lessons
• Raised over $700,000 total
U.S. No. 36 45 singles
Female 45 and over
Player of theYear
New England No. 1
Male Super Senior
Player of the Year MIKE LAPIERRE
Facility Manager of the Year
• Involved in tennis for 25 years
• Director of tennis for 14 years
SHEILA WEINSTOCK • General Manager of Bass River Tennis Club for the past three years
U.S. No. 14 65 singles • Oversees staff of 20 USPTA tennis pros
No. 3 65 doubles • Facility has 10 indoor courts
Female Senior • Hosts 12 USTA Junior Tournaments during the year
Player of the Year • Provides QuickStart tennis play format programs for juniors
• Provides members with tennis pro exhibitions
• Beverly Boot Straps Cooking Contest
proceeds to beneﬁt the Food Pantry.
LAURY HAMMEL • ECS Sports for two years raising money to sponsor
New England No. 1 60 singles upcoming juniors
Male 55 and over
Player of the Year • General Manager of both Bass Rivers Tennis Club year round
and the Beverly Golf and Tennis Club during the summer
• Oversees staff of 2 full-time and 3 part time pros
• Hosts the Herb Schackter memorial championships
• Offered to host the USPTA New England Divsiion Grand Prix Tourney
• Hosts the USTA Senior Men and Women’s Sectional Tournament held
each year in August
New England No. 1 65 doubles • Contributions to the community
Male Senior • CHAD - Charlestown Against Drugs - Provided lessons, equipment
Player of the Year and coaching for those high risk inner city youths for the past two years
• Provides the Beverly Recreation Program use of their courts
• Provided lessons, equipment and coaching for the Beverly Children’s
Learning Center for high risk Beverly city youths for the past two years
rafﬂe winner and winner of the
2010 New England
HEAD/Penn Cardio Tennis Shootout.
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• The USPTA is partnering with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association
USPTA’s Tennis Across America clinics and events
USPTA Adult Tennis League
to encourage college players to become tennis professionals. These
college tennis players will have access to our Find-a-Job site through
• USPTA Little Tennis a new student category. They will be able to search for summer
employment positions such as camp counselor, teaching assistant or
• Champion of Champions other part-time and temporary positions that facilities have. Therefore,
• USPTA/USTA coaches clinics (credit also applies toward USPTA the USPTA is expanding their current job listings to include part-time
Y hosting a USTA clinic) and summer jobs. You are encouraged to post any summer and/or
part-time job openings you may have. It is hoped that workig with
• USPTA division tournaments
USPTA-certiﬁed professionals will encourage students to become
• USPTA Lessons for Life future tennis professionals.
O • USPTA Junior Circuit Since USPTA Professionals do a great majority of hiring in the
industry, you are being asked to post any job availabilities on the
• Other grassroots programs to grow the game Find-a-Job site at usptaﬁndapro.com. In this economy, it is important
• General membership meeting to post all jobs that are available for USPTA Professionals. This also
helps you ﬁnd qualiﬁed certiﬁed members.
U • Person-to-person divisional board meetings
You may be contacted by other industry organizations asking for
• Additional board meetings your job postings. However, USPTA is asking that you utilize their
• National award nominees from division job listings as they have been most successful. Also, they would
like to avoid any confusion that may cause owners and managers to
• Newsletter (July - June 30) post jobs where non-USPTA pros or even noncertiﬁed teachers can
Also considered regarding membership: access them.
C • Division members who upgrade If you have any questions about posting a job, please contact
Kathy Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Member participation in Tennis Across America Thank you for supporting your fellow USPTA professionals and
• Division growth future pros alike.
A • Division members earning 3 or more career development credits
Technology Web Sites List
during awards period
• Coaches Resource Center – http://coachesresource.uspta.com
If you have hosted any events, fund raisers, Tennis Across • CourtsideUSA – http://www.getcourtside.com
N America events, workshops, clinics, helped with high school fund
raisers, could you kindly forward any information, newspaper
• Personal Web sites – http://www.usptapro.com
articles, ﬂiers, photos of these events to Avis R. Murray, • Tennis – for the health of it!– http://www.tennis-health.com
Immediate Past President, 30 Cleveland Street, Gloucester, MA. • Tennis Resource Center Forums – http://forums.uspta.com
10930 or send via email: email@example.com. • Tennis Resource SEARCH – http://www.tennisresources.com
USPTA New England Division
S Spring Conference
E Dartmouth College
Saturday, May 15
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Host Pro Chuck Kinyon
Details to follow at www.usptanewengland.com and www.uspta.com
USPTA announces redesign of tennis-health.com
The United States Professional Tennis Association’s announcement of the redesign of tennis-health.com shows its
continued commitment to communicate the tremendous health beneﬁts of tennis and that tennis is fun, easy, exercise
for people of all skill, age and ﬁtness levels. This free, interactive Web site, which supports the Tennis – for the health
of it!SM initiative, targets teaching professionals, tennis consumers, health-care professionals, and non-tennis playing
consumers. While tennis-health.com was originally launched in April 2009, the upgraded site includes feature articles
and videos (of the month) and a blog on “tennis and your health” featuring Dr. Jack Groppel, an internationally
recognized authority and pioneer in the science of human performance, and an expert in ﬁtness and nutrition.
In addition, registered users can sign up to comment on the blog and receive e-mail alerts when new content is
posted. They can also track their tennis activity and weight loss if losing weight through tennis is one of their goals. The
connection function allows users to search for and connect with other consumers or teaching professionals or invite others to visit the site and register. It is a
great way for people who are trying to get healthy together to invite accountability partners to the site and monitor their progress and help motivate each other.
People may also share stories on how tennis has impacted their lives. To register and get started, visit www.tennis-health.com.
The site also features an extensive event search that has been improved. Consumers have the opportunity to search for tennis events, programs and
teaching professionals in their area. The event search now allows consumers to search events by type of event, date, facility, city or ZIP code. Registered
teaching professionals have the opportunity to promote their programs, events and facilities on the site.
Also, since USPTA and TennisMD.com entered into an agreement that makes TennisMD a health and ﬁtness content provider for tennis-health.com,
USPTA now features articles and videos from TennisMD regularly on the site, giving users more fresh content to choose from on topics related to health,
ﬁtness, nutrition, wellness, injury prevention and much more.
“Our goals through this site are to not only inform the public that tennis is a great way to get healthy and provide them with tools and resources, but to also
provide them with avenues to actually get out and play tennis in their local communities,” said USPTA CEO Tim Heckler.
Tennis-health.com, which was created in support of the USPTA’s Tennis – for the health of it!SM initiative, features numerous resources for each market/
demographic. The site also features information and background on the initiative, and a breakdown of how different markets, whether they are recreational
tennis players, competitive tennis players, nonplayers, or parents looking for activities for children, can beneﬁt from tennis.
Tennis – for the health of it! is an initiative started by the USPTA in January 2008 to make the general public aware of the tremendous health, ﬁtness and
psychological beneﬁts of tennis and encourage people to get out and play the sport as a part of their regular ﬁtness regimens. The sport of tennis is also social
and fun, and can be a welcome change to routine gym workouts or as an additional activity in a ﬁtness routine as part of a healthy lifestyle. The USPTA and
its members are the delivery force through which the public can receive these beneﬁts through lessons and other tennis activities.
located at Dartmouth College
and The Quechee Club
Directed by Chuck Kinyon, Dave Jones and Bob Dallis,
the Dartmouth College Tennis Coaches
One of Tennis Magazine’s 10 Best Junior Tennis Camps in the Country!
6 Junior Weeks at Dartmouth Junior and Adult at Quechee
June 27 - July 1, July 4 - 8, July 11 - 15 June - August
July 25 - 29, August 1 - 5, August 8 - 12 contact us for more information
or call 603-646-0751
Promote your programs with
Tennis Across America!
Tennis Across America Day is May 8, 2010
USPTA will celebrate the 21st annual Tennis Across America on May 8. We encourage all members to help local children, adults and senior
citizens get involved in tennis this year by hosting a Tennis Across America event and promoting Tennis – for the health of it!SM
Tennis Across America is more than a one-day event; it is a tool that, if used properly, can spawn interest in other tennis programs. Hosting a free
clinic allows you to showcase all of your tennis activities. For example, Little Tennis is an extremely powerful toolbox for those who wish to play,
promote or teach tennis to very young children and their families. It uniquely caters to teachers, parents, kids and program organizers. It not only
helps children learn the game but also involves their parents and grandparents. If parents and children are invited to participate in a day of tennis fun
together, it may increase enrollment in children’s after-school and summer programs and get parents to sign up for lessons as well. Parents usually
love the physical component of tennis, because today’s children don’t get enough exercise. Little Tennis provides exercise and social interaction in a
Teaching professionals may also host a Cardio Tennis demonstration to introduce ﬁtness to members who are aerobic enthusiasts. Other events
could focus on junior players or adult players. Why not try a member-guest clinic? This way you reach out to possible new members. There are many
things you can do to change your Tennis Across America clinics from year to year. Remember, by holding a Tennis Across America clinic you are
helping to not only build your spring and summer programs but you are also helping to introduce the game of tennis to new audiences.
Get credit for hosting your Tennis Across America event by registering it today! Registered public events will be promoted on our Web sites.
Also, registered events help your division get credit in the race to be No. 1 in Tennis Across America participation. The deadline to register your 2010
Tennis Across America events is July 1!
You can also purchase Tennis Across America banners again this year. The banners, which are 34 inches by 52 inches, are a great way to promote
your event at your club or in your community throughout the year. The Tennis Across America banner is available by calling the USPTA merchandise
department at 800-877-8248 or by visiting us online at U.S. Pro Tennis Shop.
For more information about Tennis Across America or Tennis Around the World, please contact Rick Bostrom at 800-USPTA-4U (877-8248) or
USPTA/NE – Pilot Pen USPTA NEW ENGLAND
Tennis Across America IS GOING TO THE PILOT PEN
Free Lesson Event
The Connecticut Tennis Center
Pilot Pen Champiosnhips AUGUST 20-28, 2010 LEAGUE DAY/NIGHT
August 27, 2010, 1 - 6 p.m. TO JOIN OUR GROUP
CALL MATT FRAENZA 203-776-7331 EXt. 5811
This year marks the 20th year USPTA New England Division
has offered FREE lesson to the general public in conjunction with LEAGUE MEMBERS BENEFIT
the major sponsor of the New Haven ATP/WTA U.S. Open Series FROM THIS SPECIAL RATE
professional tournament. This year’s Tennis Across America event
BOX SEATS ARE JUST $40 ($70 VALUE)
is being recognized as one of the longest running continuous
annual FREE lesson events in the United States and beyond. Plans
TUESDAY, AUGUST 24 - SESSIONS 4 & 5
are underway for a public celebration and media event during the USTA MEMBERS WILL HAVE ACCESS
Pilot Pen Championships. Stay tuned for details! TO VIP HOSPITALITY FROM 4-6 PM
Join in the Celebration! SESSION 4 - DAY
Gates open at 9:00 a.m. - matches begin at 10:00 p.m.
SESSION 5 - DAY
Gates open at 5:00 p.m. - matches begin at 7:00 p.m.
PILOTPENTENNIS.COM Questions: Call Matt Fraenza Pilot Pen Tennis
203-776-7331 Ext. 5811 (Transportation not provided)
Take advantage of New England’s Ultimate Tennis Experience! The Pilot
Pen is offering special incentives to USPTA NE pros. Have your students
or members call Matt Fraenza, Pilot Pen Industry Sales and Marketing
Coordinator at 203-776-7331 extension 5811 and book day or night seats
on League Day at the Pilot Pen (Tuesday, August 24) and you’re on your
way to watching some great tennis.
2010 celebrates the 35th season of World Team Tennis. The
Boston Lobsters are proud to announce New England native Gold Package:
James Blake as part of the 2010 Boston Lobsters Team. Conﬁrm 20 or more tickets booked and receive a week-long credential
They are also excited about hosting Anna Kournikova when the to any session including the championships plus 4 box seats to an ad-
St. Louis Aces visit Boston this summer.
The USPTA New England Division and Boston Lobsters Silver Package:
will team up for the third year to promote tennis as a part of a Conﬁrm 5-19 tickets booked and receive 2 box seats to an additional
healthy life-style. Family Day, a Tennis Across America (TAA) session (1-7).
event is planned prior to the July 17 match against The New
York Sportimes. Lessons will start at 2 p.m. and the matches at
4 p.m. Ferncroft Country Club in Middleton, Mass. is the site of
seven home matches played in July. If you would like to volun-
Would you like to be a speaker?
teer to help out with this event, please contact Avis Murray at Members who would like to speak at the USPTA New England
firstname.lastname@example.org. Division May or October One Day Conference should present
For more information, directions and the complete schedule their topic and outline to Regional Vice President Chris Stevens
go to www.bostonlobsters.net. at email@example.com.
Please note that the USPTA Free Lesson that is held at
the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships will be held
on two days this year - July 5 and 6. See advertisement
on page 16.
Now is the time!
It is never too late to schedule a Lessons for Life event and now is the perfect
time to do so to help those who are suffering in Haiti. Please consider hosting
an event speciﬁcally to help the Haitian people ASAP. Remember your events,
no matter how large or small, are important and we request that you register the
events at www.uspta.com or by emailing Lance Andersen,
firstname.lastname@example.org, who is our division chairperson.
Last year we raised more than $98,000 and this year we hope to raise at least
$110,000 with your help.
USPTA NewEngland Division Raises $98,720.34
Host Pro Scott Smith Vineyard Haven Tennis Center M/W Doubles Extravaganza $7,000.
Michael Halisky 2/06/09 Cocktail party and silent auction
Barbara Leonard to beneﬁt Vineyard Youth Tennis
Host Pro Peter Kolifrath The Greendale Tennis Extravaganza To Beneﬁt YMCA Strong Kids Charity $3,000.
Orlando Corona 2/27/09
Host Pro Dave Altshuler Beverly Golf and Tennis To Beneﬁt Jimmy Fund and the $53,671.
6/26/09 Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Host Pro Avis Murray Bass Rocks Golf Club Three round robins $6,604.
Erin Doane 7/28/09 to beneﬁt Susan G. Komen
Host Pro Mike Kolendo Enﬁeld Tennnis Club Beer and wine tasting event and silent $20,605.53
9/19/09 auction. Pro-Am tennis event with local
pros and Tim Mayotte paired with players
to beneﬁt The Cancer House of Hope
Lance Andersen The Longfellow Club Mixed Doubles Social and $1,100
Phil Parrish 10/30/09 - 10/31/09 Cardio Tennis event
Sylvia Swartz to beneﬁt Susan G, Komen
Host Pro: North Haven Health and Racquet Rally For Charity to beneﬁt Save the $6,100.00
Rossetti Brothers 8/15/09 Children, Rally for the Cure, Tim and
Angelo and Ettorre Tom Gullikson family, ALS Association
Host Pro Lance Andersen Longfellow Club Mixed doubles social and donations from $639.81
Adrian Sahlean 11/29/09 spectators of USTA 16 and under National
Tournament over Thanksgiving break
to beneﬁt OXFAM
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