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2011 Tennis Teachers Conference September 2011, New York, NY Welcome to the 2011 Tennis Teachers Conference presentation site. As an added benefit for those attending the conference, we are offering our on-court presentations to you through our Learning Resource Center Site. Our goal is to provide you with the best practices, tools and techniques to make your jobs easier and your programs more successful.
Presenter: Gundars "Til" Tilmanis An internationally recognized tennis teacher, Gundars “Til” Tilmanis has authored three instructional books. He combines his science background with years of teaching privately and coaching collage teams. Tilmanis is known for translating theory into practical system of player development. A regular speaker at the Tennis Teachers Conference since 1975, he earned a master’s degree in physical education at the University of Oregon.
Presenter: Jamea Jackson Is an assistant coach for the Oklahoma State women’s tennis team. She is a former professional player with an all-time high ranking of No. 45 in singles (achieved in 2006) and was member of the U.S. Fed Cup team that same year. Jackson has also served as the women’s USTA Summer Collegiate Team Coach, working with 12 of the top collegiate athletes from around the country.
Presenter: Ryan Sachire The 2010-11 season marked Ryan Sachire’s third season as associated head coach at his alma mater after two seasons as an assistant. Over the course of his five seasons, Sachire has helped guide Notre Dame to two Big East Championships as well as five straight NCAA Championships appearances, including reaching the Round of 16 in ’06-07.
Presenter: Craig Jones Is Director of Youth Play and Competition for the USTA. As a former Director of Tennis and club owner, he earned a reputation as one of the top junior developers in the U.S. and is considered an industry leader in 10 and Under Tennis. He is a former USTA National QuickStart Tennis trainer for High Performance Coaches and member of the USTA Club Consulting team.
Presenter: Butch Staples Butch is the former head tennis professional at Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago. A leading proponent of 10 and Under Tennis, he has been honored as the 2006 and 2009 USTA Recreational Coach Workshop Trainer of the Year. Staple was recognized as the 2010 PTR pro of the Year.
Presenter: Tom Gullikson Is Lead National Coach for USTA Player Development. He served as Davis Cup captain from 1994 to 1999, leading the U.S. to the Davis Cup title in 1995. As a player, Gullikson held a career-high ranking of No. 38 in singles and No. 9 in doubles. He is also chairman of the board of the Tim and Tom Gullikson Foundation, raising funds to care and support programs for brain tumor patients and their families.
Presenter: Michelle Krause Is the National Manager for Cardio Tennis at the Tennis Industry Association. She educates the industry about the program and trains tennis professionals on how to deliver the product at national workshops. Krause oversees all curriculum, planning and marketing for Cardio Tennis, which currently has 1.5 million participants nationwide.
Presenter: Jim Courier Current U.S. Davis Cup captain Jim Courier will share insights about his illustrious career as a former No.1 player and four-time Grand Slam champion and discuss his experiences as a coach and captain. Courier currently competes on the Champion’s Tour and serves on the ITF Athletes Commission (along with Mary Joe Fernandez). He was a 2005 inductee into the international Tennis Hall of Fame