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(September 24, 2012) -- During its annual awards breakfast, Sept. 19 at the USPTA World Conference on Tennis held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel & Spa in Monterey, Calif., the USPTA recognized those members who make education a priority. The Association honored William Phillips from Lafayette, La., as the top credit earner in USPTA’s Career Development Program.

Phillips, a USPTA-certified P-1 and member since 1986, earned the most continuing education credits in the 2011 program with 88 education credits.

Education has always been one of the most important benefits of USPTA membership. Today, USPTA offers more opportunities than ever before for teaching professionals to gain more knowledge about tennis and specialized areas within the sport. Members earning top education honors have shown a commitment to continuing education in the USPTA through attendance at seminars and specialty courses and through distance learning opportunities. Those members honored at the annual awards breakfast have logged the most education hours and credits in the Association. Below are some of those who have clearly taken advantage of this benefit.
Top education participants for 2011 include:
Jeff Rothstein
Feisal Hassan
Ken DeHart
Alan Cutler
Craig Wells
Bill Mecca
Andrew Minnelli
Andrea Barnes
Zwelo Khupe
Kevin Jackson