The USPTA GA 2021 Winter Workshop will be the first powered by 3 high-performance junior development presentations, drill exchange, and pickleball showcase.
When: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Atlanta Athletic Club
Registration: $50 until December 4; then $60. Non Member: $65
Everyone needs to register before the Workshop
Education: 9 credits
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Schedule of Events
9:00-10 a.m.: High Performance and Team Culture: Jeff Clark, Meg Bandy, Gary McIntyre
McCallie School Head Coach Jeff Clark with assistants Meg Bandy and Gary McIntyre will review how their high-performance practices and preparation vaulted them to the TN. State Championships in 2019 and 2021. McCallie is two in the nation with a 32-1 record now. Jeff played Division 1 tennis at Vanderbilt, top 10 teams and a final 4 NCAA team, as Division 1 coach at Ole Miss, and successfully led men and women's Division 1 teams head coach at UTC. Meg and Gary are assistant coaches with fantastic records. Meg is the current president of USPTA TN, has won 2 mother-daughter national championships, and was an outstanding Division 1 player at UTC. Gary played Division 1 at UTC; he coached UTC to 8 Southern Conference Championships in a row and led the women to an NCAA national championship.
10-11:30 a.m.: Explosive High-Performance Speed and Power: Mark Kovacs
Mark Kovacs is a performance physiologist training elite athletes on speed, power, coordination, flexibility. He has coached many World #1s, grand slam champions, and college champions. Mark will discuss optimizing high-performance tennis movement, court coverage, coordination of the upper and lower body, and executing explosive shots with power. He is the CEO of the Kovacs Institute.
11:30-12:15 p.m.: High-Performance Injury Reduction and Prevention: Dr. Neeru Jayanthi
Dr. Jayanthi is considered one of the leading experts on youth sports health, injuries, and an international leader in tennis sports medicine at Emory. He is going to present different ways to reduce being sidelined with injuries. He understands tennis injury prevention first hand as he is a very good tennis player, too. He has been a volunteer physician for the Association of Tennis Professionals and medical advisor for the Women's Tennis Association. He has done tremendous research regarding tennis injuries and reduction.
12:15-1:15 p.m.: Awards and Lunch
1:30-2:15 p.m.: Professional Drill Exchange
2:15-4 p.m.: Pickelball Play and Presentation