Annual ITA Coaches Convention Opens Friday in Naples, Florida

Naples Grande Beach Resort
The 2019 ITA Coaches Convention opens Friday in Naples, Fla.

TEMPE, Ariz. (December 4) – The 2019 ITA Coaches Convention is set to get underway Friday (Dec. 6) at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. The four-day event is scheduled to run through Monday, Dec. 9.

The annual coaches’ convention brings together coaches from all five collegiate divisions (NCAA DI, DII, DIII, NAIA, and Junior College) while featuring some of the most influential people in the sport of tennis and a diverse segment of exhibitors and ITA sponsors displaying the latest tennis products, equipment, and technology.

Since 1985, the ITA Coaches Convention has served as the gathering point for the association’s annual meetings, which includes its Board of Directors and Operating Committee meetings.

The 2018-19 Wilson/ITA National Coaches of the Year and the recipient of the 2019 Meritorious Service Award presented by Conant Leadership will be honored at the Wilson Awards Luncheon on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The UTR Welcome Dinner highlights the opening day of the convention. In addition to the Wilson Awards Luncheon, the Meeting of the Association opens Saturday’s schedule of events that also includes divisional roundtables. The Tennis Recruiting Network Junior Showcase begins Sunday’s schedule, followed by a series of guest speakers and operating committee meetings. The convention concludes Monday with on-court demonstrations.

Highlighting the list of guest speakers throughout the convention are Tim Cass (USTA General Manager), Roger Crawford (Motivational Speaker/Author), Molly Fletcher (Founder and CEO of The Molly Fletcher Company/ITA Board of Directors Member), Mark Leschly (UTR CEO), Timothy Russell (ITA CEO & Board of Directors Member) and Jon Vegosen (ITA Chairman of the Board).

About the Intercollegiate Tennis Association
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA oversees men’s and women’s varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and III, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men’s and women’s varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram.

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