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ITA Coaching Education

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) provides member coaches with a variety of education services.

ITA Coaches Convention

Nearly 300 men’s and women’s college tennis coaches at all levels gather each year for the convention. The four-day convention is highlighted by some of the most influential people in the sport of tennis. The convention is constantly evolving and includes clinics, panel discussions, awards banquet, a trade show, networking opportunities, a recruiting showcase and a chance to exchange ideas.

The dates and locations for the annual ITA Coaches Convention for 2020-2022 have been confirmed. If you have some suggestions of topics and speakers you would like to see present at our annual convention please contact Dave Mullins, Managing Director of Community Engagement and Coach Empowerment.

Visit the ITA Coaches Convention event page for more details.

ITA/USTA Mentorship Workshops

The pilot year of the ITA/USTA College Coach Mentorship program will begin with a Mentor/Mentee workshop on August 11th, 12th, 13th. This workshop will be led by Dave Mullins (ITA), Jessica Battaglia (USTA), Dr. Dan Gould and Dr. Jennifer Roth (Michigan State). Twelve mentee coaches will be paired with 12 highly experienced coaches for a 10-month mentoring relationship. All mentees will also be enrolled in the True North Sports Coach Development Academy.

If this program proves successful, applications for year two will become available next spring. Please continue to check the ITA Coach Newsletter and this website for details on the 2021/22 program.

ITA Coach Education Newsletter

A newsletter is sent to all member coaches approximately every two weeks with links to the most recent podcast, announcements and some other coach education materials that you may find helpful. If you are not receiving these email please contact Dave Mullins, Managing Director of Community Engagement and Coach Empowerment.

ITA Coach Masterclass

The ITA Coach Masterclass was designed to be a crash course on everything a coach needs to know in order to excel at their job. Coaches can look forward to a wide variety of topics — anything from fundraising to building your own facility to team culture. Each chapter will contain a Masterclass video along with related ITA podcasts, ITA webinars, past ITA Coaches Convention sessions, and articles.

ITA Coaching Education Series

The ITA hosts a Conference Call Series available to member coaches.

The ITA College Tennis Coaches Podcast

Going Above & Beyond – Jaron Maestas [Coaches Podcast]

Jaron Maestas spent 12 years as the Head Tennis Professional at Philcrest Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma before entering the college coaching...

Dealing With Program Cancellation – Kendall Brooks [Coaches Podcast]

The worst professional news a college coach could ever receive is to be told that their program has been cancelled. Too many...
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