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                                               N e w s l e t t e r o f t h e US PTA / P N W D i v i s i o n                    S U M M E R / FA L L 2 0 1 0

 USPTA World Conference on Tennis
   b Sept. 27-Oct. 2 b La Quinta

T     he United States Professional Tennis Association’s World
      Conference on Tennis will be held Sept. 27 – Oct. 2 at La
Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, Calif.
                                                                               More details about the conference, including registration infor-
                                                                             mation, are available at or by
                                                                             calling USPTA at 800-877-8248. b
   The conference, which is the premier educational event for
the tennis industry, will feature more than 40 general sessions,
                                                                             USPTA World Conference Highlights
seminars and specialty courses. It is the country’s largest tennis
gathering with approximately 1,500 attendees expected, includ-               b Welcoming Party – Wednesday night. A great event for catching up with
                                                                             old friends, networking and making new acquaintances
ing tennis professionals, industry leaders and representatives,
manufacturers, wholesalers and media. Also during the confer-                b Awards Breakfast – meet and honor the brightest of the tennis industry
ence, USPTA hosts its International Tennis Championships, board              b USPTA Buying Show – The largest national tennis-only trade show.
and executive committee meetings, industry meetings, the na-                 b Cardio Tennis/TennisCize – Start the day w/an energizing cardio workout
tion’s largest tennis-only buying show [see article on page 3],              b Division Parties – Hosted gatherings for their members on or off site
silent auction, nighttime parties, awards presentation and more.             b USPTA Silent Auction – Benefits the USPTA Foundation
   USPTA members, their friends and family, nonmember tennis-                b Spouse/Guest Programs – Free tennis lessons, luncheon, tennis aerobics
teaching professionals, industry leaders and media are invited to            Tournaments – USPTA International Championships
attend the conference.

                       President’s Message          USPTA Buying Show and              Help to convince your boss to let you        USPTA/PNW Division Awards
INSIDE           2     by Hunter Lipscomb     3     Silent Auction details      4      go to the USPTA World Conference        5    recipients and Drill Contest winners

                                         United S tates Prof e ssi ona l Te nni s A ssoci a ti on
  President’s                            Education opportunites build your value as a tennis pro
                                                                I   hope this newsletter
                                                                    finds everyone in the
                                                                                                    porate it into the program next year.
                                                                                                    We can also look forward to a new setting for the
  By Hunter Lipscomb                                             midst of a busy and pros-          convention next year, as we move the show back
                                                                 perous summer season.              to the I-5 corridor. The exact venue will be an-
  USPTA/PNW President
                                                                 Things around my club              nounced soon, so stay tuned!
                                                                 started a bit slow this sum-          Looking to the more immediate future, mark
                                                                 mer, but quickly hit warp          your calendar for the 2010 USPTA World Con-
USPTA/PNW Officers                                               speed and have not let up          ference, being held at La Quinta Resort in Palm
President - Hunter Lipscomb
                                         – always a good situation. This time of year, as           Springs, Calif., from September 28 to October 2.
Timberhilll Tennis Club, Corvallis, OR
541-753-1043 ,      camps, tournaments, and club management take               It’s a great place to see the best in the industry
                                         center stage, it can be tough to look be-                               share their tricks of the trade, and if
Regional Vice President - Nancy Cox
460 Washington St S., Salem, OR 97302    yond the day or week you are living                                         you split a room, the rates are re-
503-391-8207,        in. I want you to join me, though, in                                       ally too good to pass up. We hope
Treasurer - Kay Lorrain                  taking a look back to our fabulous                                          to see the Pacific Northwest rep-
3302 V St. SE, Auburn, WA                2010 USPTA/PNW convention at                                                resented well, and look forward
253-653-0743,           Columbia Basin Racquet Club in                                              to a fun week of sun, education,
NW Washington District Rep 1             Tri-Cities. We had really good at-                                          and socializing.
Chad Smith                               tendance relative to the divisions                                             So there is a lot to look forward
                                         in the rest of the country this year                                       to in the coming months and year.
NW Washington District Rep 2             – quite a testament to the social and                                   If you haven’t taken the time to sam-
Ross Eaton
                                         professional bonds we share here! Our                             ple the educational offerings that USPTA
10101 Arrow Pt Dr. NE
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110              presenters continued our tradition of putting the          provides, it is time to do so. The quality of the
206-949-7105                             best and latest information out there for you to           speakers has never been better and topics cov-         take back to your facilities – I hope you’ve all been      ered have never been more relevant. Don’t let
E. Washington District Rep               able to put some new “best practices” into your            the prospect of losing out on one or two days’
Bill Fletcher                            work thanks to these talented speakers. Looking            income keep you from building your value as a
Columbia Basin Racquet Club
                                         toward next year’s convention, we’d love your              tennis professional. The contacts you make and                    feedback – please take a moment to suggest a               the lessons you learn from these conferences
                                         favorite speaker we can try to bring, a topic you          will pay off immediately. So don’t delay – regis-
N. Oregon District Rep Position 1
Travis Rood                              would like to see covered, or a theme you’d like           ter today! We look forward to seeing all of you
Vancouver Tennis Ctr, Vancouver, WA      touched upon, and we will do our best to incor-            in September. b
N. Oregon District Rep Position 2          Welcome New Members
Walter Seidel
Irvington Club                             Let’s give a hearty welcome to the following                Thomas Hicks, Portland, OR
2131 NE Thompson St.                     new members to the USPTA/PNW:                                 Chieko Holt, Klamath Falls, OR
Portland, OR 97212                                                                                     Colby Jager, Corvallis, OR
541-954-2052             Norm Armstrong, Wenatchee, WA                               Charlie Kang, Camas, WA
                                           Brian Beaumont, Bellingham, WA                              Timothy Kealy, Milwaukie, OR
S. Oregon District Rep
                                           John Block, Portland, OR                                    Tom Kopecki, McMinnville, OR
Len Spencer
PO Box 3284, Salem, OR 97302               Pat Block, Puyallup, WA                                     Peter Mikkelsen, Bend, OR
541-517-0546                               Wyatt Brock, Portland, OR                                   Alyssa Morrison, Anacortes, WA
USPTA/PNW Division Head Tester             Roberta Brynestad, Gig Harbor, WA                           Christopher Poole, Fairbanks, AK
Barry Laing                                Katarzyna Carr, Salem, OR                                   Kyle Schermerhorn, Portland, OR
Bend Golf and Country Club, Bend, OR       Daniel Cotton, Maple Valley, WA                             Marcus Trader, Seattle, WA
541-382-9378,            Kyle Cruzat, Maple Valley, WA                               Emily Wagner, Happy Valley, OR
                                           Shannon Fraser, Salem, OR                                   Daniel Willman, Issaquah, WA
Executive Director - Donald Patch
4840 SW Western Ave. Suite 60              Zachary Hasenyager, Bainbridge Island, WA                   Victor Withers, Yakima, WA
Beaverton, OR 97005

                                               TEST DATES           Oct. 9-10 Vancouver, Wash. & Nov. 13 Seattle, Wash.

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                                                      At the USPTA World Conference
                                                      on Tennis: largest national tennis-
                                                      only buying show
                                                      Plus silent auction to benefit USPTA Foundation

                                                      T      he USPTA’s Tennis Buying Show will be held Sept. 30 at the
                                                             La Quinta Resort & Club in La Quinta, Calif., during the World
                                                      Conference on Tennis. Booth space is still available for the largest
                                                      national tennis-only buying show.
                                                        Exhibitors include tennis equipment, apparel and footwear
                                                      companies, marketers and wholesalers of hard and soft goods,
                                                      video-analysis and software, teaching aids, court surfacing and
                                                      lighting, awards, backboards, educational materials, nutrition
Tax deduction                                         bars and vitamins and more.
Education expenses incurred to maintain or              In addition, the USPTA Silent Auction will be held during the
improve skills required by a person in his or         buying show. Attendees will have the opportunity to bid on a
her employment are generally tax-deductible.          variety of exciting items. Past items have included video-analysis
Educational expenses include tuition                  systems, autographed racquets by current and former ATP and
(conference registration and specialty courses),      WTA tour players, weekend getaways at spectacular resorts and
books, local transportation and travel, meals         much more. The auction benefits the USPTA foundation, and is

and lodging while away from home when the             a USPTA Lessons for Life™ event. Anyone interested in donating
                                                      an item for the auction can visit
trip is primarily to obtain education (Treasury
                                                      and click on silent auction under the special events menu tab to
Regulation 1.162-5). Consult your tax preparer
                                                      obtain a donation form or call John Dettor at 713-978-7782. All
for details regarding deductions.
                                                      donations are greatly appreciated. b

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Here’s help to convince your boss to let you come to La Quinta
  Please note: We’ve included some suggestions for those of you who            niques / come up with fresh, new programming ideas / create
work in a laid-back environment, or are self-employed/independent              more excitement around lessons with new drills and games /
contractors and may have a different kind of “boss” to convince, so pick       maximize my earning potential / bring more business into our
wisely!                                                                        club / develop new methods to motivate students at every level
                                                                               / take our kid to the next level in her tennis game].
[Dear / Hey / My dearest darling] [insert your Boss’ name],                       Plus, while the registration for a USPTA member is a one-time
   You might have heard me mention this before [at the club / over             cost of $325 (if I register by Aug. 21), [ the lessons learned are
lunch at Subway / while I was cooking your favorite meal]. I would             priceless. / it’s La Quinta! We can make it a relaxing, family vaca-
like to attend the USPTA World Conference on Tennis in La Quinta,              tion]!
Calif., from Sept. 27-Oct. 2.                                                     I’ll save up to $100 when I register by Aug. 21, and every con-
   The USPTA World Conference is run by the United States Profes-              ference attendee gets an exclusive 80+ page notebook with the
sional Tennis Association, which means I’ll be learning from [some             speaker notes from every class [that I can bring back to share / so
of the top tennis teachers in the industry / those people you hear             I can check in with you at the pool if you want me to and share
me talk about all the time while you are trying to watch [insert               what I’ve learned].
spouse’s favorite TV show].                                                       If you would like to see the list of classes, extra specialty cours-
   The USPTA World Conference is much more than tennis and a                   es, and list of speakers, please visit the USPTA World Conference
trade show (although both are great!); it’s the premier educational            website at
event for the tennis industry. There are more than 30 classes on ev-              [Thanks for your time and I hope to discuss this with you soon.
erything from teaching and facility management, to sport science               / Do this for me and I promise to be extra nice to your mother
and professional development.                                                  when she asks for a free tennis lesson].
   With so many learning possibilities, this is a perfect opportunity             [Sincerely, / You ROCK! / Love you!]
for me to hone my skills so I can [practice better business tech-                 [Insert Your Name]

                                               Summer/Fall 2010            4      u s p t a p nw. o r g
   2010 PNW Division                             2010 USPTA/PNW Division Award Recipients
   Convention                                    Congratulations to the following PNW members who received awards at the
                                                 June division convention.
   Attendees                                                             Industry Excellence Award - Matt Iwersen
                                                                                 Pro of the Year - Travis Rood
                                                                               Coach of the Year - Kay Lorrain
Abang, Darrell         Moldrem, Lisa
                                                                         Facility Manager of the Year - Bill Fletcher
Bergman, Mark          Mon, Michael
                                                                           Player of the Year - Angelo Niculescu
Cochrane, Andy         Morrison, Alyssa
                                                                           Senior Player of the Year - Kay Lorrain
Cox, Nancy             Nelson, Tony
                                                                          Assistant Pro of the Year - Marco Pineda
Cripe, Laurel          Northam, Patsy
                                                                        USPTA/USTA Partnership Award - Frank Inn
Delaney, Glenn         Pant, Ajay
                                                                               USPTA Star Award - Ross Eaton
Dibbins, Sam           Park, Sunny
Eaton, Ross            Patch, Don                                         DRILL CONTEST WINNERS
Eby, Kevin             Pazourek, Mike                                              Tony Nelson $150
Fletcher, Bill         Rechtin, Sam                                                Brent Waddle $100
Gant, John             Robertson, Robin                                             Bill Fletcher $50
Greenwald, Jeff        Rood, Travis                                     FEEDING CONTEST WINNERS
Hall, Brett            Seidel, Walter                                         Chad Smith = 54 balls = $100
Hassan, Feisal         Smith, Chad                                            Tim Layman = 53 balls = $50
Hastings, Jim          Spencer, Len                                           Walter Seidel = 53 balls = $25
Hein, John             Thompson, Blair
Hughes, Doug           Thompson, Joe
Jones, Rose            Turner, Ruth               2010 PNW Division Winning Drills
Joseph, Matthew        Urie, Jeff
Kanapeaux, Mike        Vaughan, Dorothy
Laing, Barry           Vaughan, Steve
Lange, Erik            Waddle, Brent
Lipscomb, Hunter       Withers, Victor
Lorrain, Kay           Woods, Kathy
Markin, Jim            Woods, Ron
Matthews-Bass, Janet   Wyatt, Russell
McGrath, Nannette      Young, Kevin
McKee, Roger           Zaslow, Ari
McElroy, Brad

Do we have your e-mail address?
   Between newsletters, the Pacific North-
west division and USPTA Headquarters in
Houston, send out e-mails about upcom-
ing events, educational opportunities, and
                                               Red Facers - FIRST PLACE WINNER
other important announcements to divi-
                                               By Tony Nelson, Vancouver Tennis Ctr, WA
sion members. If you have not been receiv-
                                               Phone: 360-696-8123
ing these e-mails and would like to, send
                                                  Objective: 2 on 1 warm-up
your e-mail address to USPTA Computer
                                                  Description: Pro feeds to “A” and “A”, “B” and “C” play the point
Services Department at kathy.buchanan@
                                               (all singles court). If players “B” and “C” win the point, they stay. Your e-mail will remain confi-
                                               “A” goes out and “D” comes in. If “A” wins the point, “A” goes to “B”,
dential and only be used for USPTA busi-
                                               “B” goes to “C” and “C” goes back in line. Drill should move FAST!
ness. USPTA never releases member infor-
mation to outside parties. b                                                                                DRILLS continued on next page

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  2010 PNW Division Winning Drills                                                                               continued from page 5

Kill Rules! - SECOND PLACE WINNER                                                        Smash and Dash - THIRD PLACE WINNER
By Brent Waddle, Vancouver Tennis Center, WA, 360-696-8123                               By Bill Fletcher, Columbia Basin Racquet Club, WA
   Level: Intermediate to Advanced.                                                      509-943-8416
   Objective: To raise awareness and intent skills.                                        Level: Level is adaptive by pacing the feeds.
   Description: You can use this with almost any singles drill because this is re-         Objective: Work on overheads, reaction and antici-
ally a scoring system as opposed to a single drill. Players can call “Kill” anytime      pation. This drill’s purpose is to keep several players
during the point when they feel they are in a winning position. When they                moving and engaged with the skills of point play.
call “Kill” they have 2 shots to finish the point. If the defensive player makes           Description: This drill works with 5 players and up.
the offensive player play a third shot, he/she automatically wins the point. If          Pro hits an overhead to the players on the other side
the player who calls “Kill” wins, he/she receives 3 points. If the defensive play-       of the net. The point is begun with an overhead hit
er wins, he/she gets 5 points. All other points that finish without “Kill” being         anywhere in the doubles court. This starts the point
called are worth 1 point each. If player “A” calls “Kill” and doesn’t hit a great        which is then played out. When the point is over, ev-
shot and player “B” feels he/she can win the point, “B” can call “Kill” as well. If      ery player shifts to the right and a new ball is fed in
player “B” wins, he/she gets 8 points (5 for beating player “A” after they called        by the Pro. Games can be set up to be played by any
“Kill” plus 3 points for winning the rally).                                             given number.

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United States Professional Tennis Association
         Pacific Northwest Division
        4840 SW Western Ave. Ste 60
            Beaverton, OR 97005