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WTCA Conference NY 2019

08/23/2019 @ 9:30 am - 08/25/2019 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Free – $249

WTCA NYC Speaker Bios

Pam Shriver

  • Over the course of Pam Shriver’s 18-year tennis career, she won 111 women’s doubles titles, 21 single’s titles and one mixed doubles title. Of the 111 doubles titles, an astounding 22 were achieved at Grand Slam tournaments.
  • In addition to her success at the Grand Slam level, Shriver also won doubles gold at the 1988 Olympic Games for the United States, alongside partner Zina Garrison. She reached the No. 1 doubles ranking in the world on March 18, 1985 and achieved a career-high singles ranking of No. 3 in 1984.
  • Shriver is one of just six female players in the open era to have won more than 100 career doubles titles. She experienced the bulk of her success alongside Martina Navratilova as the pair won seven Australian Open, five Wimbledon, five US Open and four French Open titles.
  • Shriver currently works as a broadcaster and has provided commentary for ABC, CBS, BBC and ESPN.


Paul Annacone

  • One of the most respected coaches in the game, Paul Annacone has worked with the likes of Pete Sampras, Tim Henman, Roger Federer and Sloane Stephens.
  • Over the seven years Annacone worked with Sampras, he won nine Grand Slam singles titles. Following Sampras’ retirement, Annacone worked as the Managing Director of the USTA High Performance Program, then working with Tim Henman before accepting a job as the Lawn Tennis Association’s head coach.
  • Annacone guided Federer to back-to-back year-end championships, the world No. 1 ranking and his seventh Wimbledon championship throughout their time together. In total, Annnacone’s players have won a remarkable 37 singles titles and two doubles titles.
  • Today, Annacone is a resident coach at ProTennisCoach.com and is involved with PlaySight Interactive.



Paul Lubbers

  • Paul Lubbers holds a bachelor’s degree from Hope College, a masters from Indiana University and a PhD in Sport Science from UNC Greensboro with research focused on teaching, coaching, and sports psychology related to tennis.
  • Lubbers coached at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro from 1991 to 1999. A seasoned speaker, Lubbers has presented at numerous conferences across the globe for organizations such as the ITA, ITF, LTA, PTR and USPTA.
  • As a writer, he has contributed to publications such as Tennis magazine, ITF Coaching and Sport Science Review and USTA High Performance Coaching Newsletter
  • Paul Lubbers currently serves as the Director of Coaching Education and Performance for USTA Player Development. In his role, Lubbers strives to provide educational experiences and opportunities for coaches across the United States, as well as directs the activities related to Strength and Conditioning and Medical Services for Player Development Training Centers.


Pat Harrison

  • Pat Harrison currently serves as a volunteer assistant coach for the Mississippi State women’s tennis team, which reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament a season ago.
  • Harrison began coaching privately for 15 years as the Head Pro at Shreveport Country Club and Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club. He then moved to the IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where he is currently in charge of top touring pro tennis players.
  • Some of the distinguished players Harrison has worked with include Michael Venus, Heather Watson, Madison Brengle, and many other top 100 ATP and WTA players. Most notably, Heather Watson, won the Mixed Doubles title at Wimbledon. In June 2017, his son and student, Ryan, and Michael Venus won the Men’s Doubles title at the French Open.
  • Prior to coaching, Harrison won Big Eight Conference individual champion titles in singles and doubles as a member of the Oklahoma State tennis team, going on to play two years on the professional tour.


Jorge Capastany

  • Jorge Capestany is one of only 11 people worldwide that has earned the distinction of Master Professional with the USTA and International Master Professional with the PTR. He is a six-time Michigan Pro of the Year and two-time Midwest Pro of the Year, while also earning many national awards as a teaching professional and volunteer.
  • In 2015, he was named the recipient of the 2015 Alex Gordon USPTA Professional of the Year Award. A servant to the tennis industry, he has acted as the President of the West Michigan USTA District, the President of the USPTA Midwest Division, the Chair of the PTR National Education Committee, and the USTA National 10 & Under Committee.
  • Capastany currently conducts workshops across the United States for coaches and serves as a consultant to multiple clubs within the tennis industry. He has authored numerous articles on tennis strategy and mental toughness and is an internationally recognized speaker at the sport’s most prestigious tennis conferences.
  • Capastany is the founder of Capestany Tennis Inc., which coordinates websites for players and coaches, and his website for tennis players – JorgeCapestany.com– features videos for players of all levels as well as a Mental Toughness Video Course and eBook.


Dr. Mark Kovacs

  • Mark Kovacs is the former Director of the Sport Science, Strength and Conditioning, and Coaching Education departments of the United States Tennis Association and has published over 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles and abstracts in top journals, as well as five books, including Dynamic Stretching and Tennis Training: Enhancing On Court Performance.
  • He is a recipient of the Editorial Excellence Award for his work with the Strength and Conditioning Journal and was the youngest ever International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award winner.
  • Kovacs serves as the CEO of the Kovacs Institute in Kennesaw, Georgia, offering exclusive services for elite individuals looking to optimize business, sport, and lifestyle success through assessments, online courses, and consulting services.
  • He currently acts as the Executive Director of the International Tennis Performance Association and as a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine.



Jason Stacy

  • Jason Stacy is a High-Performance Coach, mentor, athlete and educator with over 20 years of professional experience in the Allied Health, Fitness and Strength and Conditioning Industries.
  • He currently serves as the trainer of Aryna Sabalenka, who has won three WTA titles and earned a career-high world singles ranking of No. 9 on February 4, 2019.
  • Stacy utilizes the ‘Mindset & Movement Mentorship’ approach while training his athletes, which has developed numerous Olympic, World and National Champions within a variety of different sports.
  • Stacy has spent over 10 years traveling on the ATP & WTA Tennis Tours, working tirelessly to develop tennis’ top talents.


David Bailey

  • David Bailey is the world’s leading expert in tennis movement and footwork with over 30 years’ experience studying the footwork and movement patterns of the world’s top tennis professionals.
  • Based on extensive research comprised of over 10,000 video clips of professional players, Bailey developed his own cutting-edge, progressive teaching method on the complex and commonly misunderstood elements of footwork and movement known as Bailey Tennis Footwork.
  • Bailey has also worked with numerous top athletes and presents at coaching conferences and clinics across the world.
  • Baily is currently a movement and footwork consultant and trainer to over 21 professional Grand Slam players. He has worked with notable athletes such as Monica Seles, Jelena Dokic, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Johanna Konta, Shaui Zhang, Vince Spadea, Jarmila Wolfe, Misaki Doi, Catalina Castano, Anne Keothavong and Andrew Ilie.


Craig Jones

  • Craig Jones currently serves as the Director of Professional Development and Education for the United States Tennis Association University and is in charge of developing coaching resources, training opportunities, and overseeing USTA adjunct faculty to deliver professional development throughout the United States.
  • Additionally, Jones administers courses on USTA’s Net Generation in an effort to develop educated coaches and promote the sport of tennis.
  • Prior to his role with USTAU, he acted as Director of Junior play for the organization and was responsible for local competition and 10-and-under tennis.
  • Before joining the USTA, Jones was a club owner and teaching professional, where he worked with hundreds of junior players from beginner to national champions. He is a certified USPTA and PTR pro and owns the Petersburg Racquet Club in Martinez, Georgia.


Billie Jean King

  • Throughout the course of her illustrious career, Billie Jean King achieved numerous accolades, including being ranked as the world No. 1 for six years, winning 39 Grand Slam titles and even claimed three Grand Slam titles in one year by winning the US Open, French Open and Wimbledon in 1972.
  • Although she is one of the most successful women to ever play the game, King is even more highly-regarded for her achievements off the court, where she campaigned for equal prize money among men and women in the sport. In 1971, she became the first woman to earn over $100,000 in prize money, yet still earned less than her male counterparts. In 1973, she spearheaded the formation of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA), becoming the first president and using her position to lobby for equal prize money at the US Open. Due to her efforts, the US Open became the first major tournament to offer equal prize money for men and women.
  • Beyond the WTA, King founded a number of other organizations focused on fighting for equal rights for women in sport and beyond. She co-founded World Team Tennis, a co-ed circuit, and started the Women’s Sports Foundation, which is dedicated to creating leaders by providing girls with access to sports. King has been honored with numerous accolades throughout the years, including induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and also had the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center named in her honor.
  • In 2014, she founded the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, a nonprofit dedicated to addressing critical issues required to achieve diverse, inclusive leadership in the workforce. Today, she continues to advocate for women’s rights, injustice and discrimination worldwide, not only in tennis but in the broader community as well.


Michelle Cornish

  • Michelle Cornish is a former junior and national level tennis player and was a full scholarship athlete for the Division I Wichita State University women’s tennis team.
  • Michelle has a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations. She has worked with numerous tennis/athletic clubs in a variety of positions within coaching and management of programs.
  • Michelle has done a lot of work in the Dallas Tennis industry, previously at the well-respected club of T Bar M in Dallas, Texas, as well as Canyon Creek Country Club in Richardson, Texas. Her experience also includes working as the Director of 10 and Under program at Elite Squad Tennis Club in Overland Park, Kansas and as a Director of Programs at Centercourt Athletic Club in Chatham, New Jersey. 
  • Working as a program director for a variety of different tennis clubs, Michelle has gained experience in member communication, as well as promoting and marketing new and current programs to assure that they are successful and profitable.



Adam Blicher

  • Adam Blicher is a sport psychology consultant and over the last several years he has travelled to 20+ countries for sports competitions ranging from Junior – Senior Competitions to Nordic Europe Championships.
  • In 2013 Adam was awarded Coach of the year – Junior Players by the Danish Tennis Federation. He has been an intern at the biggest Tennis Academy in Europe and he is well known in all tennis circles.
  • Blicher appeals to both younger and older audience’s through his podcast and his strong social media presence. He focuses on dissecting and deconstructing the minds of world-class performers & leading specialist within the field of tennis.
  • Adam gives the tools, tactics, tricks and insights that the masterminds of tennis use to make their players perform at the highest level of the game.




Lenny Schloss

  • Lenny Schloss began playing tennis at 15 and by the time he was 21 had become an All American at the University of Tennessee, where he had earned a full scholarship.
  • Lenny was City, State, and Regional champion, the first All American at the University of Tennessee and first to be put in University of Tennessee Hall of Fame. Following his collegiate career, Lenny became one of the top 10 Americans on the pro tour
  • After his impressive career on the court, Lenny got in touch with John Hopkins in Maryland and began investigating how the eye plays a strong role in tennis technique. Lenny began evolving the Eye Coach, and has spent the past 15 years teaching players to strengthen their eyes and tapping into the natural athletic ability with Billie Jean King’s Eye Coach.
  • Lenny has had the opportunity to approach 15,000 players and hundreds of coaches who have worked directly and indirectly for him through his academies, and boasts $50 million of revenue in the tennis industry – $20 million in tennis instruction alone.


Trond Kittelsen

  • Trond Kittelsen is the Founder and CEO of SevenSix Tennis. He has made a strong name for himself in the IT and telecommunications world and is currently working on a program that will advance the data and technology within tennis.
  • Prior to his journey with SevenSix, Trond worked with many major companies including Telenor ASA, EVRY group, EDB Ergogroup, Diageo and BackerSkeie AS.
  • Trond is an inspiring entrepreneur who is combining his skills with his passion for tennis. He is pushing the boundaries in tennis technology and continues to help develop players and coaches across the world.


Leslie Allen

  • Leslie Allen competed on the WTA tour for 10 years, rising as high as No. 17 in the singles world rankings. She was a French Open mixed doubles finalist and has won a combined nine singles and doubles WTA titles.
  • In 1981, Leslie captured the singles title at the Avon Championships of Detroit and became the first African American woman to win a major pro tournament in 24 years.
  • Leslie has also served on the WTA Board of Directors, representing the top-20 players in the world rankings.
  • Allen is the founder and Executive Director of the Leslie Allen Foundation, helping young athletes prepare to be winners both on and off the court.


Tim Bainton

  • Tim Bainton is highly-regarded for his instrumental impact on the development of over 20 No. 1 ranked sectional juniors since 2008. He is the founder and Executive Director of Blue Chip Sports Management, overseeing the teaching and programming for Blue Chip Tennis Academy.
  • Bainton is a certified USTA High Performance Coach, USPTA P1, and PTR Professional, while also holding a Merit Ranking of 5A from the PTR. He is the youngest person in the United States to hold the designation
  • He has had variety of accolades throughout his career including USTA Mid-Atlantic Teaching Professional of the Year, Two-time USPTA Mid-Atlantic Virginia Teaching Professional of the Year, and PTR Virginia Pro of the Year.
  • Bainton has coached with the USTA HPCE at Davis Cup, the US Open, and the ITF World Conference.



Elizma Nortje

  • Elizma Nortje is a high performance mental toughness specialist and ITF Level 3 certified coach. She currently serves as the director of MAP4Tennis and works with ATP players, college players and many junior players worldwide.
  • Nortje competed for South Africa as a Junior Springbok player, rising to the No. 1 ranking in the U14 to U18 age groups. She went on to play professionally on the WTA tour, competing in Wimbledon and the French Open.
  • After her time on the court, Nortje worked as an ITF Junior Touring Coach, coaching and managing the U16 Junior Touring teams.
  • From 1996 – 1999 she served as the President of the Namibian Tennis Association, acting as the Fed Cup Captain and Junior Fed Cup Captain.


Dr. Tim Russell

  • Tim Russell served as a member of the national Executive Committee of the United States Tennis Association in his capacity as a Presidential Appointee through 2013 and 2014.
  • Following his position, Dr. Tim Russell was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in 2015.
  • Russell acted as the Chair of the Southwest Section’s Coaching Commission for 10 years, making three presentations at the USTA’s National Tennis Teacher’s Conferences on deliberate practice and mindfulness. Following his two-year term as the Southwest Section President, he completed a two-year term as the national delegate from the USTA’s Southwest Section.
  • Throughout his career he has been recognized for his outstanding work and has been inducted into the ITA’s Men’s Tennis Hall of Fame, the USTA Southwest Section’s Tennis Hall of Fame, and the USTA Central Arizona Hall of Fame


Samantha Ettus

  • Samantha Ettus played competitive tennis through the majority of her younger years and is a formerly nationally-ranked junior tennis player.
  • Ettus attended Harvard University for an undergraduate degree in Anthropology and played #2 singles on the Women’s Varsity Team. Following her undergrad, Ettus returned to earn her MBA in business where she was one of the few women in her graduating class.
  • Ettus holds many titles, including bestselling authorspeaker, TV contributor and syndicated radio host, widely known as a work life balance expert and successful businesswoman.
  • She is a current advisor at the Forbes School of Business & Technology. Her first best-selling book, “The Experts’ Guide to 100 Things Everyone Should Know How to Do,” is a compilation of storytelling from people in all areas of expertise. She is also the founder of Ettus Media Management, a New York City personal branding agency that represents CEOs and experts.


Mandy Wilson

  • Mandy Wilson played on the Canadian Junior National Team for 6 years and received a variety of achievements including the Canadian Junior U18 National Singles Champion at the age of 15. Following her Junior’s career, Mandy was a four-year starter at the University of Tennessee and received both All-American Honors and All Academic – SEC Honors. She played on the WTA Tour post college and was the Canadian Women’s Doubles Champion.
  • Mandy has coached for a variety of top tennis associations including the Evert Tennis Academy, Canadian National Team, and the University of Tennessee.
  • During her time as assistant coach at Tennessee, Mandy helped lead the Lady Vols to several All-American Honors. She has worked with top Canadian and American Juniors who have gone on to play international, collegiate and professional tennis.
  • Wilson has completed the Tennis Canada Coaching Certification and has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management. She is currently the Women’sTennis Director and continues to make a large impact on the world of coaching.

Shawna Wilson

  • Shawna Wilson was consistently a top ranked junior throughout her early years in tennis. She went on to a very successful college career where she was one of the top ranked doubles players in the country, and an all American.
  • Wilsons accomplishments on the court are nothing short of outstanding, but her real passion for the game is within coaching. For 14 years, she has worked with many up and coming juniors that have gone on to receive college scholarships, as well as top high school players, beginning juniors, and adults of all levels.
  • Shawna is the founder of the Shawna Barasch Tennis Academy where she specializes in tennis for all ages and abilities. From first timers to tournament players, SBW provides sound fundamentals and training to help aspiring tennis players reach their own individual goal on the court.
  • Shawna’s unmatched passion for the game and her love for helping others has made a significant impact on players of all ages and skill types. Her energy is present in every lesson she teaches and her desire to share the sport continuously helps to grow the game of tennis.



Kalindi Dinoffer

  • Kalindi Dinoffer is the Vice President of Marketing for the entrepreneurial tennis training and equipment company – OnCourt OffCourt. She is passionate about growing the game of tennis and helping coaches and players across all sports be the best version of themselves.
  • Kalindi has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University and completed their business honors program. She has worked with many companies including the MCB Tennis Foundation as a Marketing Coordinator and OnCourt OffCourt as a marketing specialist.
  • Kalindi has her training and certification in everything from Myofascial Release Therapy, Reiki and yoga to plant-based nutrition and mindfulness meditation. She brings her newfound expertise in wellness to sports and her training has allowed her to super coaches and athletes both on the court and off the court.
  • Kalindi mainly focuses on holistic wellness workshops in the Dallas area. She also has a blog, MindfulKalindi.com, where she shares her journey and mindful living insights



Lexi Borr

  • Lexi Borr was a full scholarship athlete at Boston College on their Women’s Tennis Team. She has been ranked as high as #47 nationally in singles, and #22 nationally in doubles and was the first Boston College tennis player to qualify for the main draw of the ITA All American’s.
  • After college Lexi pursued a career in nutrition. She is currently a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner for the Nutritional Therapy Association and a health and wellness blogger.
  • Borr uses her knowledge and passion for nutrition to educate clients on how integrating new diet and lifestyle practices can lead to increased energy, better digestion, balanced hormones, clearer skin, weight loss, and better physical and mental health.
  • Lexi has a strong passion for empowering others to live a long, healthy and happy life through holistic and ancestral health practices.



Lindsey Elizondo

  • Lindsey Elizondo is highly knowledge in the world of sports medicine and therapy. She earned her Bachelor of Science from Michigan State University in 2009, a massage therapy and therapeutic massage degree from Florida Academy in 2011, and a DPT/Physical Therapy degree from the University of Miami in 2016.


  • Lindsey is currently a full time physical therapist providing preventive, rehabilitative, and emergency care to all athletes competing on WTA sanctioned events around the globe. She is also the coordinator of both the WTA Exercise and Biomechanical Services programs.
  • Prior to working for the WTA Lindsey was an athletic trainer for both the Boston Red Sox’s and the Los Angeles Dodgers. She also worked as a Physical Therapist for Total Sports Therapy and was a co-owner of Pilathon Education.
  • Lindsey is highly skilled in performance enhancement, strength training, and athlete rehabilitation. She has implemented strength and conditioning programs for top players from all levels and sports and continues to implement top programs in the training of WTA athletes.



Dr. Ben Kibler

  • Ben Kibler is an orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director at the Lexington Clinic Sports Medicine Center, in Lexington, Kentucky. He is a member of the USTA Sports Science Committee and was a founding member, and is Past President, of the Society for Tennis Medicine and Science.
  • Ben is currently working with WTA tour officials and coaches on a study of women’s professional serving. Dr. Kibler has been studying the literature on the serve as well as filming, studying, and evaluating players for years
  • In 1998, he received PTR’s Stanley Plagenhoef Award for his work in sport science. In 2009, he received the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award. Dr. Kibler was published in the New York Times for his work on Filling a Weak Spot in Women’s Tennis: The Serve.
  • Ben Kibler focuses on the growing insistence in women’s tennis and firmly believes that the standard of serving needs to improve. He has done extensive research on serve techniques and continues to quantify and analyze various research in order to develop effective serve techniques.


Kathy Rinaldi


  • Kathy is the current USA Fed Cup Captain
  • Former Top 10 player in both singles and doubles and was ranked No. 7 in 1968. She won three singles and two doubles titles during her career on the WTA Tourand reached the semifinals of the 1985 Wimbledon Championships.
  • Rinaldi’s professional career won her three singles titles and two doubles titles on the Sony Ericsson WTA tour. She reached semifinals of all Grand Slams in singles, doubles or mixed doubles and was a mentor for Anna Kournikova for the WTA Mentoring Program.
  • Kathy won WTA Newcomer of the Year her rookie year on the tour and also received Comeback Player of the Year several years later. During her time on the tour she had career wins over several top players. Including three wins over Steffi Graf.


Adam Sher

  • Adam Sher is currently the CEO and visionary behind Accutennis, a computer vision technology that enables a game based approach to tennis.
  • Sher earned his Bachelors in Economics and Psychology from Brandeis University in 2007, his MA in International Economics and Finance in 2008, and is currently working on his Masters in Software Engineering and Computer Science. Adam is also Internal Revenue Certified and FINRA Certified.
  • Sher played at the collegiate level for Brandies University and continues to enjoy the game in his free time. He is passionate about advancing the world of tennis and making affordable program that players of all ages and levels can enjoy.



Haleh Emrani

  • Haleh Emrani is a regular in the USTA League matches and has developed a tennis app in the hope of bringing the world together with the sport that she loves. She has also worked as a Senior Consultant and Business Development Manager for Corp Info.
  • Haleh received her Bachelor of Science from California State University- Northridge and her PHD from UCLA in 2011. She is an IBM Certified Specialist, AWS Certified Solutions Architect and Microsoft Lync MCITP.
  • Emrani is the founder and CEO of SageDom and creator of TennisPAL. She has done various projects with teams of engineers in order to solve technical problems and works to empower multidisciplinary teams to perform optimally in achieving client and organizational business objectives.
  • Haleh Emrani is the ultimate tennis lover. Whether it’s on the court playing, watching, or just reading and talking about it, she is constantly pursuing her passion for the sport and creating new ways to improve the game she loves.


Delaine Mast 


  • For more than 30 years Delaine has developed and implemented programs that transcend traditional sports and use tennis as a platform to improve our communities, increase our focus on empowerment of our citizens. To date she has touched the lives of more than 1 million people and she is not done yet.


  • Mast graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee in 1983 and embarked on a long career in tennis. She was the head women’s tennis coach for George Washington University from 1984 to 1985 and has served since 1986 as the men’s and women’s tennis coach at J.P. McCaskey High School in Lancaster, where she mentors inner-city students.


  • She was the first female coach in the Lancaster Lebanon League to coach a men’s varsity team. Since 1986, she has also served as the National Director for World TeamTennis (WTT) Recreational Leagues, and as the co-founder and Executive Director of the Junior Tennis Corporation of America, which has provided national, coed team tennis programs and free instruction for more than 1 million players of all ages and ability levels. 


  • In 1998, Billie Jean King and WTT created the “Delaine Mast Award” to be given annually the top WTT League Director.


  • Mast has a long history of volunteerism within the USTA, having served on ten national committees or task forces since 1987. Currently, she serves on the USTA National High School Task Force




Alexa Glatch


  • USA fed cup team member 2009 where she defeated Petra Kvitova in straight sets in the semi-final.
  • Career high ranking of 102 in singles and 98 in doubles
  • Glatch turned professional in 2005 and in that year reached the semifinals of theForrest Hills WTA and the second round of theUS Open
  • In 2015, Glatch used her protected singles ranking to enter the 2015 Australian Open Qualifying, where she defeated #3 seed and World No. 110 Lourdes Dominguez-Lino and advanced to the final round of qualifying. In March/April, Glatch continued her post-injury, rapid rise up the rankings by winning the $25,000 Irapuato Mexico ITF and the $50,000 Osprey Florida Pro Circuit event (as a wildcard) defeating top seeded World No. 44 Madison Brengle in the final. She continued her good form by qualifying for the 2015 French Open main draw, and subsequently added a


  • Won her 10th ITF title by winning the Gatineau, Canada $25K without dropping a set defeating Bianca Andreescu in the final.


Ann Grossman Wunderlich


  • Ann Serves as the president of the WTCA, along side CEO Sarah Stone, she has helped build a global community of over 70,000 people who are invested in advancing coach education in women’s tennis.


  • Current coach of WTA tour player Francesca Di Lorenzo whom she has worked with since Di Lorenzo was 10 years old.


  • After Grossman retired, she has served on the USTA Olympic and Federation Cup committees.


  • 7-time singles finalist on the WTA tour


  • She twice reached the fourth round of the French Open and once at theUS Open.


  • She recorded singles wins over Conchita Martinez,Martina Navratilova,Mary Jo Fernandezand Zina Garrisonand reach a career high singles ranking of 29.


Kathy Martin


  • Kathy is a mental health counselor and sports physiotherapist with over 30 years’ experience in elite sports and expertise in the health and well-being needs of adolescent and young adult athletes. She holds a Masters’ degree in Counseling, a Bachelors’ degree in Physiotherapy, and is a titled A.P.A. Sports Physiotherapist. She also has a Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Health and Welfare and a Bachelors’ degree in Arts (Fine Arts).
  • She is currently the WTA’s Senior Director Athlete Assistance. She is a member of International Olympic Committee (IOC) expert group on harassment and abuse prevention in sport.Kathy provides assistance and resources for WTA players in the areas of emotional health and safety.


  • She was the Player Welfare Officer for the International Tennis Federation (ITF) (2009-2016). Her previous tennis appointments include: Australian Fed Cup Team physiotherapist (1994-2000); Sports Medicine Services Manager for Tennis Australia (1998-2004) and 2000 Australian Olympic Team Physiotherapist.


  • Former physiotherapist for the Australian Ballet Company and School, and the Victorian College of the Arts. She worked in women’s health physiotherapy as part of the team at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Melbourne.




Anne Davis


  • Anne Davis is currently the Director of Program Education at the USTA. Her main focus is on educating Community tennis providers on how best to deliver play and activations helping to build a tennis infrastructure where it is easy for everyone to get involved in tennis. Previously, Davis was in charge of the Welcome Back to Tennis Program, the Tennis Organizers Program, and Recreational Coaches and 10 and under Workshops, Play Days and Community Engagement.


  • Before joining USTA, Davis was a teaching pro working for a Parks and Rec agency and was a Director of Tennis at a private club.  A certified tennis professional, Anne has an extensive background in developing and delivering both on and off court workshops and presentations. She has coached adults, juniors and young children. She coached sectionally and nationally ranked juniors as well as two USTA NTRP Women’s National Championship Teams.  


  • Anne coached the Florida State Women’s Tennis team from 1979-86 earning three Conference Coach of the year honors. Davis is the 2014 recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Education and Merit Award.  Anne earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling from the University of South Florida, where she also played on the varsity team.  




Official hotels:  

  • The Lexington Hotel Autograph Collection  – 511 Lexington Ave / E 48th ave New York, NY 10017
  • FREE Transport from Manhattan to conference 

Saturday August 24

7.30am DEPARTURE – Lexington Autograph to Marriott Laguardia

7.00pm RETURN – After social – Marriott LaGuardia to Lexington Autograph

Saturday August 25

7.30am DEPARTURE – Lexington Autograph to Marriott LaGuardia

 5.00pm RETURN – Marriott LaGuardia to Lexington Autograph 

We thank you for joining us at the 2019 WTCA Conference NY. Our trade show and registration opens each day from 8am we have timed our transport so that our attendees can participate in the entire session on both days. The Marriott LaGuardia is a 16 minute UBER/LYFT ride from the Lexington Hotel Autograph Collection, so please feel free to join us on location at your convenience. Any transport taken outside of the scheduled departures will be the responsibility of each attendee. Thanks for your understanding, it is our great pleasure to provide our community with this complimentary option for transport. Please wait for the WTCA team out the front of the Hotel – Transport will depart promptly at 7.30am.

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