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Section 1 Coaches Workshop held at Sound Shore Indoor Tennis draws 40 people

March 31, 2010 06:24 PM

Section 1 coaches meeting at Sound ShoreSound Shore Indoor Tennis was the host site for the 8th year in a row for the Section 1 Coaches Workshop on March 5. More than 40 coaches attended this annual combined effort to kick off the 2010 spring tennis season. The meeting and on-court clinic is a collaboration of Dale Balun, USPTA and Tennis Director at Sound Shore, USPTA professionals Joe Roediger and Paul Fontana and the Head of Section 1 Boys' Tennis Neil Stepman and Sandy Hoffman of USTA Eastern.

The top-notch tennis professionals as well as refreshments were provided by the USPTA Eastern Division. The beautiful Sound Shore Courts and meeting area were generously donated by club owners the Messina family.

Sound Shore Section 1 Coaches MeetingUSTA Eastern Southern Region representatives Sonia Sader and Sandy Hoffman provided coaches with information on the new QuickStart format and Jr. Team Tennis. The QuickStart format is an excellent way to introduce tennis to 10-and-under elementary school programs. They also promoted Junior Team Tennis as a tool to build tennis at Middle School level. Each coach was encouraged to look at this pathway as a way to promote future varsity tennis.