There is an excitement that comes every time we approach a new school year and a new season. There is also some anxiety, as you are hopeful that recruitment went well, and teams will continue to show improvement.
Setting the tone early is important. Prior to our first practice team meetings are held to review the following topics:
Team Rules & Expectations (team and personal):
Goal Setting (team and personal):
For me, setting off court expectations is the hardest part. The on-court activities are the easiest part of team coaching, especially if you’ve taken care of what’s going on outside of their tennis lives.
Tina Tharp | WCU Men’s & Women’s Head Tennis Coach
West Chester University
PTR International Master Professional
USTA Middle States: Edwin J. Faulkner College Coach of the Year 2015
USTA Middle States PATD College Coach of the Year 2015
PSAC Women’s Coach of the Year 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2023
Here is your opportunity to connect and network with like-minded professionals! Your PTR International Racquets Conference includes several exciting networking events like cocktail receptions, dinner parties, and an industry breakfast. These are always exciting events that allow our PTR family to get to know one another while enjoying a beautiful resort!
We’re covering it all… tennis, pickleball, and padel! At the PTR International Racquets Conference, you will find several days dedicated to tennis, pickleball, and padel to round out this total racquets conference! There will also be workshops available to become certified in various racquet sports- this is a great opportunity to become a dual impact member and elevate your coaching career!
Nestled in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, this legendary resort is not only a premier vacation destination, it’s also one of the world’s most preeminent athletic training facilities. Don’t forget to explore the nearby world-famous beaches for an unforgettable coastal experience!
Enjoy an incredible resort minutes from the Gulf of Mexico while gaining career-changing insights in the world of coaching!