USPTA Southern 

2023 May Conference

returning to the beautiful Atlanta Country Club, Marietta GA  May 18-20

Convention Price

• $135 Early Registration by May 7th, $150 Full Registration

• New Certified Member since May 2023 - $25     Elevate (less than 5 years) $75

• Non USPTA Member $160

• One day only $90

Spouse $75 by 5/7, Full price $90 (no gift or ed credit)

CLICK to register at (you need to login or create an account if non member) 

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GRANTS funded by USTA Southern AVAILABLE for diverse, 35 & under, or Park & Rec

$150 for local, $400 for out of town

CLICK to apply online by May 5th

Reimbursements will happen after the conference

Host Hotel:

FairField Inn, Perimeter Mall area, 1145 Hammond Drive Northeast Atlanta, Georgia 30328

  $120/king or $130/queens      CLICK to book online to receive the group rate. 

 Room block released after 4/26 - so reserve early


Thursday, May 18

12:00-3:00  USPTA Southern Board Meeting

2:00-7:00    Registration

3:00-4:00    Marcus Rutsche - Action-Reaction. Initiating or Responding to Doubles Play (court)

4:15-5:15    Milly Sequera/Paul Walker - How To Build A Wheelchair Program (court)

5:30-6:30 Tim Smith - Bangers to Dinkers - All About  Pickleball (court)

6:30-8:30 Welcome Party Dinner


Friday, May 19

8:30-9:00 Feisal Hassan - USPTA National Update (ballroom)

9:00-10:15 Walker Sahag  SERVE + 1 - MONEYBALL Style Professional Models (off court)

10:15-11:15 Feisal Hassan - High Performance Techniques For Players of All Levels (court)

11:30-12:30 Kevin Theos - Recent Research on Athletic Development: Practical Takeaways for Your Program (off-court)

11:30-12:30 Larry Karageanes - Master Poaching for 3.0 to 3.5 Level Players (court)

12:30-2:30 Awards/Hall of Fame Lunch (ballroom)

2:45-4:00 Walker Sahag  The Doubles Moves Your Opponents Don't Want You to See!! (court)

4:00-5:00 Allan Jensen - Teaching Singles to Your 2.5-3.5 Players (court)   


Saturday, May 20th

7:45-8:45 Faith Fellowship Meeting (library)

8:45-9:45 Matt Grayson - Depth Dictates Doubles Decision Making (court)

9:45-10:45 Delaine Mast - Connecting the Dots. Community, Parks, and Clubs (court)

11:00-12:00 Bill Riddle - Cardio Tennis Re-Engaged and Re-Energize  (court)

12:00-2:30 Trade Show

2:30-3:30 Matt Levinson - Coaching/Drills with the Playmate Ball Machine (court)


Walker Sahag is currently the Academy High Performance   Director at Franco's Athletic Club in Mandeville LA.  She was previously the Director of the Van der Meer World Class Tennis Academy and Director of High Tech at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy (now IMG Academies). Walker has also worked for a number of years with Dr. Jim Loehr, the world's leading Sports Psychologist.

Walker has traveled with and been the personal coach for players on both the ATP and WTA tours  including Hall of Fame member Monica Seles. 

As a speaker and presenter at every major conference in the US, Walker has spoken on a wide variety of topics.

She is also currently a USTA High Performance Coach, USTA Mentor, and Net Generation Ambassador.

Feisal Hassan  is a USPTA and RPT Master Professional along with being the immediate past president on the USPTA national board. He is also a member of the Head/Penn Racquet Sports National Advisory Board and National Speaker’s Bureau and holds USPTA specialist degrees in Competitive Player Development, Facility Management, Sports Science and 10 and Under Tennis.

He is on the USTA National Faculty for Youth Coaching, is a TIA Cardio Tennis Trainer and co-chairs the USPTA National Education and Testing committees. In 2011, Hassan was named USPTA’s Alex Gordon Professional of the Year and won the Racquet Sports Industry Champions of Tennis Award. The following year he was named to the USPTA Mid-Atlantic Hall of Fame and won the USPTA George  Basco National Tester of the Year Award.