U.S. Tennis Congress - Anyone Going? Worth it?

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  1. JRstriker12

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...education-adult-recreational-players/2069927/

    Think of it as a TED-style conference meets tennis camp," says P.J. Simmons, the founder of the upcoming event to be held Oct. 11-14 in Atlanta.

    A who's who of experts from six continents have signed on, among them former top-10 player Emilio Sanchez, who runs an academy in Spain; Feisal Hassan, co-chair of the USPTA National Education Committee; and Kirk Anderson, director of coach education for the USTA.

    It also has the backing of major educational organizations such as the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the International Tennis Performance Association (iPTA).


    Sounds like an interesting concept. Anyone on TW going? I wonder how practical or beneficial this type of training would be for your average USTA player.

    Prices seem kind of steep. Lowest package is $600 for alot of off-court training and 3 hours of on-court training.
     
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    Wonderful info. Let me link this in from other sections
     
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  3. t135

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    I can't see this doing well in Atlanta. Good idea though.
     
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    It is probably a good deal for players in Georgia and Florida. For others, travel time and travel expenses need to be considered.
     
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  5. JRstriker12

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    Why not? Doesn't Atlanta have a massive tennis playing population?
     
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    So . . . It's just another tennis camp, then?
     
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    I guess, seems like you may have access to better than average coaching though and maybe a larger crowd of die hard tennis peeps.

    If I had the spare cash and time, I'd go to check it out and hang out with other tennis nuts like myself.

    IMHO - It seems like there's not enough court time until you buy the bigger packages.
     
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  8. sureshs

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    Seems to be a conference + tennis camp. Sort of like the trade shows/conferences where there are several tutorials etc along with the rest of the stuff. The difference seems to be the variety of coaches; most camps are localized experiences.
     
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    It's coming up in a month. The $1175 package is sold out. The $625 package seems like a good deal if you figure it's $63 an hour. Still too expensive for me. I'm going to stop by and check it out since it's 1/2 an hour from me. They might have a trade show open to the public.
    http://www.ustenniscongress.com
     
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  10. SwankPeRFection

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    Yep, from what I read, it seems like a cool thing to do for a few days if you have someone to go with. Think of it like a short tennis camp of sorts like Cindy said. You take a few classes attend some seminars on tennis technique, etc. It's one of those things that if you have the money to throw at, it's worth it, but not otherwise. I was going to go but couldn't find anyone who also wanted to go, so ya... I'm not hanging out with a bunch of strangers. :p
     
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    Looks pretty cool. I'd go.
     
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