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LI Coaches Attend Sectional Training

May 14, 2015 11:25 AM

The USTA Eastern Section recently sponsored a 'Train the Trainer' program at the BJK National Tennis Center in Flushing. This six-hour training event focused on the 'Orange Ball'  portion of the 10-and-under tennis initiative and was led by Kirk Anderson, USTA National Director of Coaching Education, and Jeff Rothstein, Eastern Section Education Director.  Each of the Section's Tennis Service Representatives was asked to invite influencial coaches to be trained and then return to their facilities to share their newly gained knowledge with their facility's staff.  With nine participants, the Long Island Region had the largest contingent of coach attendees.

Pictured, (left to right): 1st row -- Kirk Anderson; Akiko Tohmatsu, Eastern Athletic Clubs; Fabiana Rezac, Long Island Region volunteer; Vinicus Carmo, Ross School Tennis Academy; Jason Wass, Sportime Clubs; Tito Perez, World Gym Setauket; Daniel Burgess, Carefree Racquet Club; Bill Mecca, USTA Tennis Service Rep, Long Island; Solomon Levy, Robbie Wagner; and Steve Abbondondelo, Hicksville Community Tennis Association.