Michael Friedman Named 2020 USPTA Top Education Earner

LAKE NONA, Fla. – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to recognize Michael Friedman of Highland Park, Ill. (Midwest Division), for earning 874 Continuing Education Units, the most by any member in 2020.

“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.”

Twenty-twenty is Friedman’s third consecutive year winning this award. Friedman is a USPTA Professional and a 30-plus year member. Also recognized for their pursuit of continuing education were Lance Anderson, Michael Baugh, Jon Beets, Thomas Chicoine, Doug Eng, Lane Evans, David Gary, Elliot James, and Jason Joesph. 

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.

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