Newsletter - ADDvantage True Warrior 12:00:00 AM<font face="Arial">November/December 2015 -- <font>In 1968 an amateur tennis player named Arthur Ashe defeated Dutchman Tom Okker at Forrest Hills to win the first ever US Open Men&#8217;s Championship. The victory made Ashe a legend.USPTA World Conference Returns with a Bang in Big Easy 12:00:00 AM<font face="Arial">November/December 2015 -- <font>The USPTA World Conference returned to its original format in 2015, and with New Orleans serving as this year&#8217;s host for the first time, it was one for the record books.</font></font><div><font face="Arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="Arial">Nearly 1,000 people came to the &shy;Hilton New Orleans Riverside throughout the week.</font></div><div><font face="Arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="Arial">&#8220;I think this is one of the best conferences we have ever had,&#8221; said USPTA Florida President Trish Faulkner. &#8220;Hotel was great with a friendly staff.Competitive Fight + Emotional Control = Competitive Balance 12:00:00 AM<font face="Arial">November/December 2015 --&nbsp;<font>Picture yourself walking across a tightrope with your hands out to each side to help your &shy;balance.&nbsp;</font></font><div><font face="Arial"><br></font></div><div><font face="Arial">On one hand is &#8220;Competitive Fight&#8221; and on the other hand is &#8220;Emotional Control.&#8221; In competitive athletics and specifically in a tennis match you need both.Pay yourself first 12:00:00 AM<span style="font-family: times;">November/December -- </span><font face="times">For tennis professionals, preparing for retirement is crucial. &nbsp;Who wants to be feeding balls eight hours a day at age 66?</font><div><font face="times"><br></font></div><div><font face="times">In order to be well prepared for retirement at an age of your choosing, pay yourself first! Whatever your age, be sure to establish a retirement plan and contribute to that plan from every paycheck.Remembering Rich 12:00:00 AM<font face="Arial">November/December 2015 -- <font><b><i>Long-time USPTA member Rich Fanning passed away on Friday, Aug. 21.(Net)work that Conference: 10 Proven Tips to Help You Make Career-Enhancing Connections 12:00:00 AM<p>Sept./Oct. 2015 --&nbsp;Attending important conferences in your&nbsp;field should be an&nbsp;essential element of your career strategy because each of these gatherings represents a golden opportunity to network&nbsp; and build mutually beneficial partnerships with others.Meet the speakers 12:00:00 AM<font face="Arial">Sept./Oct. 2015 -- <font>The USPTA is hosting a wide variety of new and returning speakers at the World Conference in New Orleans this month.USPTA Launches Mobile App for World Conference Powered by Crowd Compass 12:00:00 AM<p><font face="Arial">Sept./Oct. 2015 -- There is an app for everything these days, and now USPTA will have one for the premier event in the tennis industry.Simple Customer Service That Goes a Long Way 12:00:00 AM<p><font face="Arial">Sept./Oct. 2015 -- Customer service takes discipline to make a difference.Elly’s Story 12:00:00 AM<div><div><font face="Verdana"><div>August 2015 -- Elly is a 60-year-old tennis player who first came to me for coaching about nine months ago. Her husband Ron, a naturopathic doctor, had integrated tennis into her program of recovery from a severe stroke she suffered in January 2011.School of Tennis – Building and Ensuring Tennis’ Future! 12:00:00 AM<p>August 2015 -- USPTA Professionals are growing tennis at all levels through successful teaching and coaching careers, and a new fast-growing and innovative career opportunity for them has emerged to significantly enhance their efforts.</p><p>Bringing TGA Premier Youth Tennis franchises to communities across the country is like starting serve up 40-love.Longevity Career Planning 12:00:00 AM<p>August 2015 -- The tennis industry, being a relatively young profession, does not have a clear-cut, easy-to-follow plan for long-term career success. Your physical ability to stay in the business during your later years will require you to change your game at some point in your career.On a Budget in the Big Easy 12:00:00 AM<p>August 2015 -- New Orleans is one of the top travel destinations in the country, but the city is also consistently ranked as one of the best affordable trips in the U.S. Check out a few of these budget-friendly things to do in the Big Easy:</p><ol><li>Listen to the plentiful street musicians strumming on makeshift drums and stringed instruments throughout the French Quarter for free, but leave a tip if you're inclined.</li><li>Walk along the riverfront for a fantastic view of the Mississippi River and the French Quarter.It’s Time for Tennis Pros and CTAs to Reach Across the Net, Shake Hands and Get to Know One Another 12:00:00 AM<p>August 2015 -- As Chairman of the Pro Relations&nbsp;Committee for the North Carolina Tennis Association as well&nbsp;as NC Area 12 Director, which oversees tennis activity in eight to nine counties in Western North Carolina,&nbsp; I am required to monitor tennis professionals and Area 12 (Western NC) tennis activity around the state and my area, reporting back to my NC Board of Directors semi-annually at meetings at our CDW and NC Tennis Weekend events. The committee responsibilities are to act as 1) an advisory committee, helping&nbsp; Community Tennis Associations, small communities wanting to start tennis programs, or just being available to help where needed, when needed on any tennis-related activities in their communities, and 2) a charitable committee, once again helping where needed to raise funds or anything else for communities in their areas or outside using tennis as the &shy;vehicle.Musculoskeletal Injuries in Tennis-Teaching Professionals 12:00:00 AM<p>July 2015 -- Tennis is the most popular racquet sport in the United States. On average 21,000 players sustain a tennis-related injury every year.Emirates Airline US Open Series Adds Benefits for USPTA Professionals 12:00:00 AM<p>July 2015 -- For the third consecutive year, USPTA will partner with the USTA to make the 2015 Emirates Airline US Open Series available to the USPTA and its members.<br>The partnership began in 2013 to provide USPTA Professionals access to the U.S.-based tournaments in the Series and was modeled after other successful agreements already in place in Stanford, New Haven and Cincinnati.&nbsp; </p><p>This year, the tournaments are offering an additional benefit to USPTA division leaders.Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler at the USPTA World Conference 12:00:00 AM<p>July 2015 -- The USPTA World Conference in New Orleans is shaping up to be a great event. With new speakers at a new location and new activities, this is sure to be one you don&#8217;t want to miss.Q&A with Speaker Nicole LaVoi 12:00:00 AM<p>July 2015 -- Nicole M. LaVoi, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer for the College of Education &amp; Human Development, School of Kinesiology, at the University of Minnesota; associate director for the Tucker Center for Research on Girls &amp; Women in Sport; and co-founder of the Minnesota Youth Sport Research Consortium.Things to do in New Orleans 12:00:00 AM<p>July 2015 -- Laissez les bons temps rouler! That&#8217;s Cajun for &#8220;Let the Good Times Roll!&#8221; From the world-renowned &nbsp;cuisine to the &shy;famous nightlife on Bourbon Street, New Orleans knows how to show you a good time. Take advantage of everything the city has to offer while you&#8217;re in town for the USPTA World Conference with a few tips on things to do:</p><ol><li><strong>New Orleans Nightlife:</strong> It may not be Mardi Gras time, but there&#8217;s always a party in New Orleans.World Conference Welcomes Attendees at National WWII Museum 12:00:00 AM<p>July 2015 -- The first full day of the 2015 USPTA World Conference will be capped by a welcome reception at The National WWII &shy;Museum, just a few blocks away from the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. Conference attendees will be treated to a visit at one of the city&#8217;s top tourist destinations with the opportunity to mingle and meet other guests.Technology to Play Biggest Role yet at World Conference 12:00:00 AM<p>July 2015 -- Staying connected at the USPTA World Conference will be easier than ever thanks to new technology this year.&nbsp; Attendees will have up-to-the-second information and greater accessibility to education and offers from our exhibitors right from their computers and mobile devices to enhance their convention experience.Make the Most of Your Prince Benefits 12:00:00 AM<p>June 2015 -- Have you made the most of all the benefits available to you as a member under the USPTA/Prince partnership? Prince is committed to ensuring all players are &#8220;fitted&#8221; for the optimum equipment for their game, and working with skilled, motivated USPTA tennis-teaching professionals plays a critical role in achieving that goal. </p><p>The first and obvious benefit of the Prince partnership is the Team Prince equipment package available to USPTA Professionals.Building Champions of Character Through Tennis 12:00:00 AM<p>June 2015 -- Remember the story of the frog in water? If you drop a frog in boiling water, it will hop right out. But if the water is heated slowly enough, the frog will not jump out.Tulane’s Rick Dickson to Headline USPTA Awards Luncheon 12:00:00 AM<p>June 2015 -- USPTA&#8217;s annual awards celebration held during the 2015 USPTA World Conference will feature Rick Dickson, athletic director for Tulane University in New Orleans. Now in his 15th year in this position, Dickson has not only sustained Green Wave Athletics, but has led its transformation to a model Division I athletics program.Silent Auction Returns to World Conference 12:00:00 AM<p>June 2015 -- The USPTA Silent Auction benefiting the USPTA Foundation will return to the USPTA World Conference in New Orleans this September.&nbsp; This annual event is held in conjunction with the Buying Show on Thursday, Sept.