LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to recognize Michael Friedman of Highland Park, Ill., for earning 256 Continuing Education Units, the most by any member in 2019.

“Continuing education is a pillar of our Association, and we are blown away by Michael’s dedication to this pursuit,” USPTA CEO John Embree said. “He constantly strives to improve himself as a coach and tennis-teaching professional, and it shows.”

This is Friedman’s second consecutive year winning this award. Friedman is a USPTA Professional and a 30-year member. Also recognized for their pursuit of continuing education were Michael Baugh, Kimberly Davis, Lane Evans, Allan Jensen, Jason Kutzura, Jose Pastrello, Suresh Maurya, Michael Moriarty and Bill Riddle. 

About the USPTA: Founded in 1927, the USPTA is the global leader in tennis-teacher certification and professional development. With more than 14,000 members worldwide and 17 divisions nationwide, the Association’s mission is to raise the standards of tennis-teaching professionals and coaches and to promote a greater awareness of the sport.