The ITA is partnering with the USTA to create a year-long, research-based mentorship program for college tennis coaches. The pilot program will feature 12 mentees and 12 mentors working together throughout the 2020-21 college tennis season.
“We are very much looking forward to partnering with the USTA on what we believe will be an extremely impactful program for both the mentors and the mentees,” said Dave Mullins, ITA Managing Director of Community Engagement and Coach Empowerment. “Although this is a 12 month program, we anticipate that the bonds created between both parties will last a lifetime.”
The mentorship program will commence at the 2020 NCAA Division I Championships in Stillwater, Okla. The mentors and mentees will come together for an in-depth orientation during the championship. The successful mentee candidates will also undergo intensive leadership training at the ITA Coaches Convention in Naples, Fla. in December 2020. The year-long program will conclude at the 2021 NCAA Division I Championships at the the home of USTA tennis in Lake Nona, Fla.
Those coaches interested in learning more and applying to be a mentee should do so by visiting the Coaches Workspace.
Applications will close on March 20th, 2020 with selections to be made no later than April 1st, 2020.