SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA DISTRICT 5 PROFESSIONAL’S WORKSHOP Monday, February 11th, 1030am-130pm
1.5 EDUCATIONAL CREDITS given to USPTA members, lunch provided, and free raffle
RSVP to Evan Parry: [email protected]
Sarah Stone, an Australian native, professional tennis coach, Sarah Stone has been coaching on the WTA tour for over 10 years. A former professional player, Stone has a vast amount of experience at the very top of women's tennis. Currently, she is the coach of American Fed Cup player Alexa Glatch. Formerly, Sarah was the coach of Samantha Stosur who was a 3-time grand slam champion whilst under her tutelage. Sarah Stone is the founder and CEO of the Women's Tennis Coaching Association () and is the chairperson of the Women's Tennis board at the Professional Tennis Registry.
John Letts is a USPTA Elite Professional and is the Owner/Founder of iTennis, Inc. (). John is former U.S. Junior National Champion, Stanford All-American, and Wimbledon competitor. John was a top junior and collegiate player and then ranked in the top 100 in doubles on the ATP tour. Following his ATP tour career, John attended Northwestern University School of Law where he graduated cum laude in 1994. In 1998, John decided to return to his first love of tennis and entered into his first community contract with the City of Pasadena in 2002 and immediately created a flourishing tennis community there. The company has now expanded to manage facilities in Pasadena, South Pasadena, S. El Monte, Arcadia, West Hollywood, Riverside, and La Habra.
Simon Paek is the Director of iTennis La Habra. He is a USPTA Elite Professional, and a certified USPTR Professional. Simon has enjoyed a long history of working with Nationally and Sectionally ranked juniors and adults. A former US National Coach for the USTA, a National Executive Committee member for the USPTA, and a President of the California Division. Simon is also the Director of Operations at the Tennis Teachers Institute (). Simon is also a USPTA TESTER for the So. Cal Division.
Topics (All Presentations will be On Court)
John Letts: “Pickleball and What Tennis Can Learn From It”
Simon Paek: “Defining a Great Teaching Pro”
Sarah Stone: “Women Tennis: Helping Girls with Groundstroke Technique” FREE WOMEN’S CLINIC BY SARAH STONE AFTER HER PRESENTATION
Hosted by Evan Parry, Director of Tennis, ITennis Riverside, District 5 President