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PTR WEEK  2015
Professional Development Courses
Feb 17-23
PTR Week includes some of the best educational opportunities available in the industry. Symposium Registration includes over 40 on-court and classroom presentations on a wide variety topics, including topics of all courses/workshops offered. If you would like more specialized training in an area, we offer professional development courses. You will earn MAP Continuing Education hours for each one you complete. If you are interested in attending any listed, register early as space is limited and they often sell out.
Mental Toughness
Tuesday, Feb 17 • 6:30pm-9:30pm
The New Way to Play Doubles with Leo Alonso
Wednesday, Feb 18 • 3:00pm-6:00pm
Doubles is changing, in this course we will discuss the new tactical/technical skills needed to play doubles at all levels. Taught by Leo Alonso, ATP Touring Coach for the past 7 years.  On court demonstration of the patterns used by the today’s pros on ATP and WTA circuit. Participate in drills to practice the most important situations. Prepare lesson plans to teach these situations to your students.
Strategies & Tactics - The 6 Zones with Mark Fairchilds
Wednesday, Feb 18 • 6:30pm-9:30pm
The purpose of this course is to understand how IMPORTANT court positioning is in singles and doubles. Course attendees will learn how the 6 Zones work and essential skills to be effective in each of these zones. Key topics include the difference between Modern Doubles and Classic Doubles, the most important zones in doubles, the one drill the top Spanish players do for singles and lastly the one zone to master in singles. The course is a must see if you teach a majority of basic doubles clinics or need to understand how to take the next step in developing your singles players. 
Build Your Own Website with John MacDonald
Friday, Feb 20 • 2:30pm-5:30pm
In the “Build Your Own Website” course, you will learn everything you need to know to build your own killer website for your tennis business, your club, a rental property you own or any number of other reasons. Instructor John MacDonald guarantees that you'll have at least a good start to your own website plus he'll provide free after the course phone and email support.  The only thing required is a laptop computer.  
How to Manage Your Team for Success with Doug Cash
Friday, Feb 20 • 6:00pm-9:00pm
TBA with Conrad Pineau
Friday, February 20 • 6:30pm-9:30pm
An Evidence Based Approach to Effectively Analyzing and Teaching the Serve with Dr. Mark Kovacs
Friday, February 20 • 6:30pm-9:30pm

Coaches will learn how to best analyze the serve using the 8 Stage Model.  They will understand the role of the kinetic chain in the serve and how to use this information when teaching the serve.   Learn how to fix a bad ball toss, correct a low elbow, correct an ineffective foot position and more.  Learn how to improve upward momentum on the ball and to improve velocity on first and second serves.  Understand why the contact point is not the problem, but the sympotiom
Racquet Stringing with Eric Burke
Saturday, Feb 21 • 9:00am-12:00pm
Hands-on course to learn all the basics of strings and stringing. Inspecting racquets before stringing and troubleshooting problems that may arise will also be addressed.
Coaching Behaviour - Creating & Developing a Performance Level Environment for every player with Anne Pankhurst
Saturday, Feb 21 • 4:30pm-7:30pm
An advanced course to help coaches understand and deliver key behaviors that are known to enhance athletic performance. To help coaches develop quality performance as a reflection of their personal coaching behavior and the use of session content that is goal and development-plan based. Emphasizing the Player-First, Athlete-Centered coaching environment. On court and in the classroom.
Kids Tennis with Mike Barrell
Sunday, Feb 22 • 3:00pm-6:00pm
11 to 17 Certification with Brian Parkkonen
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Sunday, Feb 22 - Monday, Feb 23
Etcheberry Certification
Sunday, Feb 22 - Monday, Feb 23
With Pat Etcheberry's certification program for fitness, strength and conditioning philosophy and techniques, you can teach gifted athletes to become champions. You will be given the tools to promote your new Etcheberry Certified status and possess the training secrets that have been instrumental in making so many Grand Slam champions. This is a two day, hands-on clinic that includes classroom presentations and on-court workout sessions. You will be given an Etcheberry Certification manual prior to your arrival to help you prepare for the clinic. Register in advance at or call 800-382-4717

HPI Mental Toughness Certification Program
Sunday, Feb 22 - Tuesday, Feb 24
The Mental Toughness Certification Program is the official Mental Toughness training program of the United States Tennis Association (USTA), having contributed to the success of top ranked pros and countless junior and adult competitors. A science-based program that helps coaches teach players critical mental skills, the Mental Toughness Certification Program is one of the most highly acclaimed mental training solutions in the tennis world today. Headed by Lorenzo Beltrame, the Mental Toughness Certification Program teaches you the mental coaching skills vital to helping your players perform under pressure, as well as be their best on and off the court. For more information or to register, contact Lorenzo Beltrame at the Human Performance Institute: 407-722-7233 or contact HPI

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