The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is excited to announce the addition of the Coach Emeritus Membership to its membership offerings. The new membership is open to retired collegiate coaches and is a year-long membership.

The Coach Emeritus Membership grew out of a desire for past ITA coaches to remain connected to the sport, the Association, and other coaches. After a year of video calls and social distancing, the ITA’s aim is to create a community where former collegiate coaches can not only build and maintain friendships, but also give back to the sport that has played a large role in their lives.

“Our goal is to bring together our shared experiences, friendships, stories, and love for each other and the game we coached for our entire careers,” Dr. Ann Lebedeff, former Pomona-Pitzer head coach, explained.

Once former coaches become members, they will receive access to ITA social networking events, the ITA Retired Coaches Directory, discounts from ITA Sponsors and Partners, ITA Mentorship Webinars, and registration to the ITA Coaches Convention.

“Coach Emeritus member coaches can meet up at the ITA Coaches Convention held in Las Vegas this December for a cocktail party, Coach Emeritus dinner, and other planned activities,” Lebedeff expressed. “Of course, [attending Convention] is on our ‘own dime,’ but just imagine the pure fun of telling some stories and catching up with each other during the Convention.”

With the hope of continuing to reach out to as many former college coaches as possible, we are asking that you provide the names and emails of any and all retired college coaches that you know. If you only know the name and college of a former coach, please still submit his or her information. Please submit your responses in this form.

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