Virtual Tennis Symposium

The Coach, Player & Parent Triad

July 13th -17th, 2020

Presented by Emma Doyle and Kalindi Dinoffer (OnCourt OffCourt).

The purpose of the symposium is to enhance the relationships between the coach, player, and parents – a vitally important and often overlooked aspect of the sport.

There will be 3 sessions a day:

July 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th
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12pm, 1pm, and 4pm (CST)

Presentations will be free, live, and interactive! Recordings are free for 24 hours after the live talk and then for those interested in lifetime access, we will be accepting donations that will go to charity. The three charities we are supporting are the Future Champions Foundation, the Judy Murray Foundation, and the Women's Tennis Coaching Association

Click HERE to learn more and stay tuned for the full speaker line-up and schedule including coaching legends such as Judy Murray, Gigi Fernandez, and Emilio Sanchez. We are also sourcing industry leaders and real-world experts who are PARENTS of professional players, COACHES who were taught by a parent and inviting young game-changers to share their perspectives on the relationship dynamics.

There is no doubt that the relationship between the coach, player, and parent is one of the hottest topics in tennis. We plan to explore the following themes:

          Can a parent coach their child? Co-coaching collaboration.
          What is the sweet spot of the triad?
          Effective communication strategies - the car ride home
          How can we maintain healthy relationships beyond the court?
          What makes a champion coach, player and parent?
          Building your tennis resilience muscles

We plan to finish the week with a virtual happy hour and connect the triad in a Virtual Tennis Symposium format like no other! We hope you can join us.

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Charity Info:

Women’s Tennis Coaching Association

The WTCA is the global hub for coaching women’s tennis. Our mission is to keep more girls in tennis by advancing the coaching of female players across the sport. A positive side effect is to create more opportunities for women to coach high-performance female players. With the help of experts in the fields of medicine, coaching, and playing, the association is driven to assist coaches. Using captivating instructional videos, nurturing mentorship programs, motivating conferences, and educational coaching courses, the WTCA plans on aiding passionate coaches in order to enhance the world of women’s tennis.  

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Judy Murray Foundation



Future Champions Foundation

The Jolene Watanabe Scholarship

The Jolene Watanabe Scholarship was established up in August 2019 by her husband Sylvain Elie, Sarah Stone, and Ann Grossman Wunderlich along with generous donations made by Tammy Anderson and Marianne Werdel. Jolene was an amazing lady who was not only a great tennis player but also a mentor to so many young players who were fortunate enough to call her coach. After a nearly two-year fight with cancer of the appendix, she passed away at the age of 50 in July 2019. “The many players she coached were so fortunate to have her in their lives. She will always be remembered for her coaching, her leadership, and her kindness.” – Billie Jean King Jolene was a great friend to people all over the world. “Jolene was a wonderful human being,” said Katrina Adams, a contemporary of Watanabe on the tour. “She was kind, competitive, caring, and driven. She was a hard worker on and off the court, constantly trying to improve. She had an extended career playing competitively in leagues and adult tournaments, after retiring from the WTA because she just couldn’t get enough. She also instilled this inner drive and motivation to players that she worked with. Jolene was an ultimate warrior, battling life to the very end.” – WTA

HOW YOU CAN HELP

As an industry, tennis is in desperate need of more female coaches. Many start and finish their careers in the tiny tots or pro shop duties, never allowed the opportunity to impact young people’s lives the way that Jolene did. By donating to the Jolene Watanabe Scholarship you are helping us give coaches the chance of a lifetime. Scholarships will go directly to travel grants of coaches who are not able to afford coach education.

YOUR DOLLARS WILL GO DIRECTLY TOWARDS HELPING COACHES CHANGE LIVES

100% of all funds raised will go to coaches who reflect the passion and dedication to others that Jolene epitomized.

Coaches will be granted travel stipend scholarships enabling them to gain access to essential education that they otherwise could not afford.

$100 covers the travel expenses for two local coaches

Your gift + grants + volunteers = ENORMOUS IMPACT on young females lives

The WTCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and your donation may be tax-deductible.

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Meet the MC's:

A.J. Chabria

Board Member, Dallas Influencers in Sports & Entertainment (DISE)

Co-Host of an award-winning talk show in media excellence and by the USPTA TX: At The Net Podcast ... Talk Soon!

A.J. Chabria has played, covered, and coached in circuits all around the globe. After working for over 25 years as Head Pro and Tennis Director at historic clubs in Marin County and Dallas, he now coaches elite platers and customizes frames for college, tour, and club players. He also serves as a teacher and tester for the USRSA's Master Racquet Technician Program. A board member of the Texas division of the USPTA, he is the liaison to the national office of the USPTA Foundation. He is the proud owner of a family vintage racquet collection which goes back three generations dating to 1905.

Conrad Singh

Conrad Singh of Melbourne Australia, is a Recognized Leader in the Tennis industry. He has been working at every level for the better part of 27 years and has been fortunate to work all over the world. He has developed many National Champions, Winning Teams and had several National, Provincial and Private Coaching positions with top Professional players.

Holding a Sports Science Degree majoring in Biomechanics and with Post Graduate degrees in Secondary Education, Physical Education and Science, he has a real passion for Education and believes that there is no substitute for experience under quality Mentors combined with ongoing education.

Conrad has presented all around the world at ITF, Grand Slam, Regional and National Conferences including consulting for numerous Associations and Private Academies. He authored the Tennis Coaches Australia Biomechanics Module in the National Coaching Manual and is a regular contributor in the New York Tennis Magazine on specialist topics.

Conrad sits on the Board of Directors for the ATPCA and has previously consulted and for an help roles as the Asia Region Expert Learning facilitator for Tennis Australia. He Is a Master Tennis Professional and Australian Level 3 - Elite High-Performance Coach, PTR Professional, GTPCA Level. He speaks fluent English, and is proficient in Spanish, Japanese and Mandarin.

Conrad has developed Numerous Grand Slam, Fed and Davis Cup athletes along with World Number 1 ITF Junior Athletes. He has been a pioneer in Asia developing players over 15 years, many of whom have become household names. As a player, he competed at the highest National Level in Australia and continued on to play in Europe at Club tennis and Prize Money Competition level.

His Academy, - The China Elite Tennis Academy – CETA Tennis which is based in Shanghai China and boasts one of the best High-Performance programs in Asia. He has worked with hundreds of athletes under his specialized system. He was formerly Pro Players Head Coach at Sakurada and has worked with countless Professionals from all over the world as a Private Tour Coach - especially China, Japan and Australia. He is currently Chief Executive Officer at one of the leading academies in the USA – Centercourt Tennis Academy based 25 Miles from New York City in New Jersey.

Bill Riddle

PTR/ USPTA Master Professional

HEAD/PENN National Elite Speakers Staff

Arrow Bar & Adidas Brand Ambassador

Bill is a veteran with over 30 years of college, junior and club coaching and management experiences and is recognized as a High-Performance Tennis Specialist by the PTR, USPTA & USTA. No stranger to entertainment and tennis promotions, he created and co-hosted the award-winning weekly radio show called “Tennis Talk” that aired on WLAC out of Nashville. In 2012 Bill served as an “on air” TV announcer and commentator for the WTA Tour Dallas Women’s Pro Tournament on the FOX Sports South Network and ESPN. Over the last two years he has created content for social media called “Around the Court Around the World” featuring interviews, news and notes from his travels around the tennis world. He has also hosted “Coach Development” spots for Tennis Australia at the Australian Open and been featured on local and regional TV and radio networks promoting tennis and offering tennis tips. Bill received the 2020 Professional Tennis Registry International Media Excellence award for his work in the tennis media.

For 21 years he served as the Director of Tennis for the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club in Hendersonville, Tennessee and now oversees the new seasonal tennis program at Temple Hills Country Club which is a “sister” Club Corp facility. During his time at Bluegrass the club was recognized as a Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center and was also awarded both the Professional Tennis Registry Facility of the Year for Tennessee and the USPTA Tennessee Tennis Facility of the Year.

Bill recently found his way back into college coaching and serves as the Men’s & Women’s Head Tennis Coach at Martin Methodist College. Bill spent nine years coaching tennis at the collegiate level previously. His college teams and players have had success both on and off court at the national levels. He has coached 6 All-American players and numerous with national singles and doubles rankings. While coaching college tennis he was a two-time recipient of the USPTA Southern Division College Coach of the Year award and a two-time ITA/ USTA College Coaches Community Service award. Additionally, he was named TranSouth Conference Coach of the Year and Regional Coach of the Year.

He has been a speaker at a number of national and international coaches and player workshops and seminars around the world including three times at the Grand Slam Coaches Conference at the Australian Open, the Brisbane & Sydney International Coaches Conferences, the PTR Asian Symposium in Shanghai China, the Norwegian Federation Conference in Oslo, Norway, the Wimbledon PTR Conference in London, the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference at the US Open, the PTR International Tennis Symposium, the USPTA World Conference and the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Coaches Convention. He is a member of the Global TIA Cardio Tennis Alumni and has conducted numerous workshops and seminars for tennis coaches, professionals and fitness providers.

Bill was honored in 2015 with the USPTA Pride of Tennessee award and in 2014 with the USPTA National Lessons for Life award at the US Open. He has been selected as the USTA Tennessee 2011 Tennis Professional of the Year and is the only three-time USPTA Tennessee Pro of the Year and two-time PTR Tennessee Pro of the Year award winner in Tennessee history. Bill not only coaches and teaches players from around the world to play tennis but also works with tennis coaches to help improve their coaching and teaching abilities. He has conducted player evaluations and seminars in a variety of countries including Australia, New Zealand, England, Bermuda, Jamaica, Holland, Canada and throughout the Caribbean and the USA. He has organized and directed tennis camps in Anguilla, St. Martin and Jamaica for both adults and junior tennis players for the last 12 years. In 2010 and 2011 worked as part of the production team with the Classic of Champions legends event in Sweden. He is a member of the HEAD/PENN Speakers Team and is an Adidas tennis ambassador.

One of Bill’s passions is the annual Music City Tennis Invitational charity tennis tournament that raises money for the Vanderbilt University Children’s Hospital Child Development Center. For the last 25 years he has worked with and served as a Co Chairman and Tournament Director for this premier music and tennis event that has raised over $2,000,000 for local charity’s in Nashville. He has organized and directed high profile events consisting of a “who’s who” list of current and former ATP and WTA tour players as well as music industry artists and leaders including Jake Owen, Brad Paisley, Vince Gill, Martina McBride, Sarah Evans, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brooks and Dunn and Lady A’s, Hillary Scott to name a few.

Bill and his wife Stephanie are natives of Middle Tennessee and have two children, Blakely who was a top ranked state junior tennis player and member of the 2-time state high school team championship tennis team at Ravenwood High School and Will who was a state ranked junior tennis player who finished in the top 8 at the Tennessee High School State Championships for Nolensville High School and now plays college tennis at Martin Methodist College.