LAKE NONA, Fla. –The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is proud to recognize Michael Friedman of Highland Park, IL (Midwest Division) as the 2022 USPTA Top Education Earner.

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

This is Friedman’s fourth 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 Jennifer Gelhaus, Jason Joseph, Doug Eng, Rick Willett, Jing (Amy) Nestle, Elliott James, Frank Seitz, Stephane Lin, and Dany Couture.

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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