Tennisopolis: So Cal USPTA Roll-Call @Riviera Country Club





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Published on Dec 23, 2013

American Tennis: The Present and The Future

Location: The Riviera Country Club / The Riviera Tennis Club
1250 Capri Drive Pacific Palisades, California 90272

Hosted by: The Riviera Tennis Club & USPTA California Division
¬¬The Riviera Tennis Club

Donald Emery, CCM, CCE
General Manager -- The Riviera Tennis Club - demery@rccla.com

Andrew Minnelli
Director of Tennis Operations - The Riviera Tennis Club - aminnelli@rccla.com

USPTA California Division

Mike Gennette
USPTA California Division President - totaltns@aol.com
California Lutheran University - Tennis Director and Head Coach, Men's Tennis Total Tennis Academy-owner

Cari Buck
USPTA California Division 1st Regional Vice President

Chuck Melkent
Director of Tennis - The Los Angeles Country Club
USPTA District 3 President California Division - cmelkent@earthlink.net

Andrew Minnelli
USPTA California District 3 Vice President

U.J. Neri
The Riviera Tennis Academy Professional
USPTA RIV IT UP II Committee Member

Keith Coleman
USPTA RIV IT UP II Committee Member

Craig Cignarelli
USPTA District 2 President

Rajeev Datt
USPTA District 2 Vice President

RIV IT UP II Overview:

The USPTA California Division and The Riviera Tennis Club, once again, have collaborated their efforts to host the second annual "Riv It Up" Super Panel Discussion and Continuing Education event for certified tennis professionals. The topic this year is American Tennis -- The Present and The Future.

On its 50th Anniversary year of the Club, The Riviera Tennis Club and The USPTA California Division ask the difficult question: How can the United States change the landscape of American Tennis - produce Grand Slam champions and top 10 world ranking holders. A panel of Former Tennis Professionals, World Renowned Coaches and TV Commentators will be on hand to give their opinions, lend expertise and ask questions from the 125 certified tennis professionals in attendance.

The other segments of the event consist of a question and answer session with the newly appointed Southern California Tennis Association -- USTA Executive Director, Bruce Hunt. Mental Coach, Mark Harradine will host a continuing education class on Mental Coaching and Mike Guevara will host a continuing education class for High Performance Fitness Training.
The Speakers:

Bruce Hunt: USTA/SCTA New Executive Director

Super panel includes:

Robert Lansdorp: He coached many champions and tennis champions, including four world number ones: Tracy Austin, Pete Sampras, Lindsay Davenport and Maria Sharapova.

Bill Scanlon: is a former top ten ATP Tennis professional from the United States. He achieved a career best world ranking of #9 and won 11 professional singles titles.

Justin Gimelstob: former ATP tour player, and TV Tennis Commentator.
Justin was elected to the ATP Board of Directors in June 2008. The New Jersey native is a former ATP pro who played from 1996-2007,

Steve Johnson Sr.: Director of Tennis - Rancho San Clemente Tennis & Fitness Club
Coached his son Steve Johnson Jr. to two NCAA national singles championships while at USC and is now on the ATP tour. Steve Johnson is a USPTA certified teaching professional with a Professional 1 rating.

Special Guest:

Pam Shriver - former WTA tour player and TV Tennis Commentator.
Shriver was one of the greatest doubles players of all time, winning 20 majors with Martina Navratilova, with whom she garnered a Grand Slam in 1984. They were the first female partnership to realize that feat.

for allowing Tennisopolis to join in the fun!
All Photos copyright Phillip Kim all rights reserved
Song used is Drive Me Home Danny Tieger

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