Complimentary Regional Education Day Announced for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

NORWALK, Conn. (January 3, 2020) – A Regional Education Day (RED), presented by USTA Florida, USPTA Florida and RacquetFit, will be offered at no charge on Jan. 22 to registered industry professionals of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.  The education event is part of the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 22-24.  Complimentary event and Regional Education Day registration is available at RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.

The 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will bring together racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, facility suppliers and wide-ranging product manufacturers from around the world for merchandise sourcing, product testing, education and professional networking.  The industry gathering will begin with hands-on product testing at Demo Day: Lake Nona Experience, at the USTA National Campus, on Jan. 21. 

The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Floor, open Jan. 22-24 and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC), will feature more than 100 exhibits; racquet and paddle sport demonstrations on a multi-sport NEXT Court; a Killerspin UnplugNPlay Table Tennis Tournament; complimentary industry presentations on the Main Stage and in the Retail Studio; and extensive educational programming, including the Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and the Complimentary Regional Education Day (Jan. 22), presented by USTA Florida, USPTA Florida and RacquetFit.

USTA, USPTA and PTR members may earn up to five USPTA FL continuing education credits during the complimentary Regional Education Day, and additional education credits may be earned during complimentary Main Stage programs. Complimentary event registration is available for qualified racquet industry professionals at RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.

Complimentary Regional Education Day (RED),
presented by USTA Florida, USPTA Florida and RacquetFit

Wednesday, Jan. 22

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Coffee Social Hour (USPTA / USTA)
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. USTA FL Diversity Panel (Women's Pro Panel) – Room #W240B
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Danielle Gooding, USTA FL – "Wheelchair Tennis, Adaptive Tennis, Love-to-Learn" – NEXT Court – Show Floor
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Craig Jones, USPTA – "Make It Your Own - Using Net Generation Curriculum" – Room #W240B & NEXT Court – Show Floor
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. USTA FL Lunch and Learn sponsored by USTA FL
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  Butch Staples, USPTA – "Short Court Skill Acquisition – Building a Foundation of Adaptive Skills" – NEXT Court – Show Floor
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  RacquetFit – Dr. Sean Drake - NEXT Court – Show Floor
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.   Racquet & Paddle Sports Show – access to vendors on the Show floor
5:00 p.m.      Social and drinks

About RED – Regional Education Days
In 2013, the USPTA Florida board initiated a creative focus on education by establishing Regional Education Days (RED). The goal of this project was to deliver seminars and relevant topics to local areas and reach teaching professionals who may not be able to travel to the USPTA World Conference and FL Division Convention. The REDs are offered at no cost to members and consist of six hours of classroom and on-court seminars providing professional development and networking opportunities for USPTA Professionals. As supplements to the annual division convention, REDs reach out to diverse groups, provide opportunity for new speakers and engage camaraderie within each region.  

About the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show
The Racquet & Paddle Sports Show is organized by Reed Exhibitions, with support of the Tennis Industry Association, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show.  For more information, visit RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com.