HOUSTON – In an effort to expand its international reach, the United States
Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has partnered with Tennis Coaches
Australia – Victoria (TCAV) in an effort to provide additional resources and
promotion to tennis-teaching professionals, as announced on Tuesday.
Both associations will
work together to exchange information on education, best practices and
management for their respective memberships.
“USPTA has always
welcomed international tennis-teaching professionals into our organization, and
this partnership will allow us to offer our services and benefits to those
teaching pros in Victoria,” said USPTA CEO John Embree. “We look forward to
welcoming TCAV members to USPTA educational events and conferences, and pooling
our resources to expand our efforts to help grow the industry and the sport.”
TCAV members with
a Tennis Australia “Club Professional” qualification or above will have the
opportunity to become a USPTA International member, including international
member benefits. In addition, TCAV members will have the opportunity to attend
the annual USPTA World Conference at the USPTA member rate.
“TCAV is delighted
to forge an alliance with USPTA and to jointly promote and enhance the status
and lives of tennis-teaching professionals,” said TCAV President Julie Fidler. “A group of proactive TCAV coaches are
excited to be participating in the inaugural TCAV Coaches Tour to New Orleans
this September to attend the USPTA World Conference. TCAV looks forward to a mutually rewarding
association with USPTA.”
About Tennis Coaches Australia - Victoria
Established in 1956,
TCAV provided coach education for more than 50 years and worked to raise the
status of its members. In 2006, when Tennis Australia (TA) decided to provide
its own national coach education, TCAV chose to align its membership with TA
and ceased to provide its own education.
Since then TCAV has worked closely with TA who encourage all Victorian
coaches to be TCAV members. TCAV also continues to work closely with Tennis
Victoria to promote tennis in Victoria.
TCAV is proud of its rich 59-year history and its voluntary Board of
Professional Tennis Coaches is continually looking to provide additional
benefits to its members. TCAV motto is: ‘Coaches supporting Coaches.’ For more
information visit www.tcav.com.au.