2017 World Conference Lake Nona, FL
2017 USRSA World Conference at USTA National Campus Lake Nona, FL. October 6–9, 2017. The conference will include training presentations and workshops on a variety of topics for racquet technicians of all skill levels. Space limitations will limit registration to 60 participants and acceptance will be based strictly on a first come basis.
Some of the topics to be included are:
- Racquet Customization
- Stringing for Indoor Racquet Sports
- Tournament Stringing
- Mastering Racquet Service
- Machine Purchase and Maintenance
- … and many more.
Come and network and learn from some of the top technicians in the business. Hotel accommodations are the attendees responsibility and are NOT included in the registration fee. The USRSA has secured a group rate discount of $129.00 per night at the Doubletree by Hilton Airport — Orlando, FL. Click here to make your reservation.
|Friday, October 6, 2017||Welcome Reception — Doubletree by Hilton||6:00 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 7, 2017||Racquet Fitting — Making sure your client is getting optimum performance from their equipment||8:00 a.m.|
|Saturday, October 7, 2017||Machine Purchase and Maintenance — Considerations for Machine Purchase and Machine Maintenance & Tool Management and Care||10:30 a.m.|
|Saturday, October 7, 2017||Frame Customization Basics — Expanding Your Service with Customization||1:30 p.m.|
|Saturday, October 7, 2017||Sponsor Reception/Roundtable Discussion — Doubletree by Hilton||6:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, October 8, 2017||Service Basics for Indoor Sports — Basic Stringing & Service Techniques||8:00 a.m.|
|Sunday, October 8, 2017||Mastering Racquet Service — Advanced Racquet Service Techniques (Prep for MRT and CS Certification Practical Exams and More)||10:00 a.m.|
|Sunday, October 8, 2017||Tournament Stringing for Advanced Technicians — The Ins & Outs of Stringing On-Site||1:30 p.m.|
|Monday, October 9, 2017||USRSA Certification Testing — Applicants for testing must make application and payments at least 30 days prior. Certification Testing will also include new certifications for MRT Racquet Customization Specialist and MRT Tournament Stringer Specialist.||8:30 a.m.|
All seminars and presentations at the USTA National Campus and USPTA HQ.
Mark Gonzalez, MRT — Mark has been an industry leader with both Alpha and Yonex for many years. He has experience in all aspects of the industry from machines to frames and string. He serves as a USRSA Certification Tester in the Austin, TX area.
John Gugel, MRT — John is one of the most knowledgeable people in the industry. From award winning racquet designer to USRSA Stringer of the Year, John has experience in many areas and the ability to share that knowledge with others.
Liam Nolan, MRT — Liam is the Director of the United Kingdom Racquet Stringers Association and has worked in affiliation with the USRSA for many years. His experience and knowledge of the industry is broad and deep. He has served as the Team Leader at the Championships — Wimbledon and has developed many racquet technician courses for all racquet sports.
Tom Parry, MRT — Tom has experience in every facet of the industry and currently is the Director of the Global Management Team in the USA for Pacific. Tom has experience as a Tournament Stringer, Racquet Designer and has been an integral part of developing frames, stringing machines and strings for several brands.
Bob Patterson, MRT — Bob is an industry veteran operating a retail specialty store and a Pro Tour Stringing team for many years. Now, as Executive Director of the USRSA, his focus is on improving our industry through education, development and communication.
Please note that Certification Exams are provided for those who apply to the USRSA at least 8 weeks prior to the event date and are confirmed by the USRSA through the normal procedures.