Applications close June 12th

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association “ITA” is excited to announce that applications are now open for the ITA/USTA Mentorship Program.

Created in 2020 to help develop and educate the next generation of college coaches, this year-long program matches fifteen selected mentees with experienced current and retired Head Coach mentors from all divisions and backgrounds. The pairs communicate regularly throughout the year and build strong relationships and systems of support.  

The 2022-23 class marks the third year of the program, which will kick off with a virtual orientation involving all of the mentees and mentors followed by virtual educational opportunities throughout the year featuring outside guests and experts who will present on topics most relevant to the mentees.

The program will culminate with the new addition of a required in-person workshop for all of the mentees at the ITA National Convention in May of 2023 at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona, FL. Mentees will be provided a $500 travel stipend and receive free registration to the convention from the ITA. 

“The USTA is excited that the ITA has decided to partner with the USTA to implement a Mentoring Program to benefit young collegiate coaches,” stated Martin Blackman, USTA General Manager of Player Development. “Over the last seven years, thanks to the work of Dr. Paul Lubbers and Jessica Battaglia the USTA has used various Mentoring Programs to match Champions with players, facilitate Diverse Coach mentoring and guide young coaches. This is a great opportunity to expand the impact of that template thanks to the visionary leadership of the ITA.”

Registration is now open and will run through Sunday, June 12th. Coaches interested in registering can sign up through the link below.

If you have any further questions or inquiries please direct them to the ITA Director of Coach Education, Danielle McNamara ([email protected])

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