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WTA Players Take Part In Pro Course

ATP and WTA players took part in the fifth Pro Course, designed to help them excel both during and after their competitive careers.

Published July 19, 2014 12:12

WTA Players Take Part In Pro Course
The Pro Course

During Wimbledon, ATP and WTA players gathered together to participate in the fifth staging of the Pro Course. This four-day Transitions Program, provided by the Women's Tennis Benefits Association (WTBA) and ATP, offers players, past and present, skill-building opportunities to help them excel in their professional lives, during and after their competitive careers.

Through classroom instruction and peer mentoring, players learn the importance of building a solid business foundation, discussing career options, managing their job search and analyzing ways to succeed in a variety of tennis-oriented businesses.

Former WTA players Rennae Stubbs and Karin Kschwendt, along with British Fed Cup Captain Judy Murray, were among those talking to the players on a range of topics, such as journalism, player representation, tournament management and coaching.

The USPTA and PTR led the on-court sessions, and participants will receive coaching certifications from both organizations upon completion of the program.

WTA players attending the course included Maria Abramovic, Mihaela Buzarnescu, Andreea Ehritt-Vanc, Nicola Geuer, Teodora Mircic, Tzipora Obziler, Patty Schnyder, Vladka Uhlirova and Rita Vukova.

Feedback from the players was positive, with former Top 10 player Patty Schnyder commenting: "The Pro Course was a wonderful experience. I was impressed with the quality of presenters and what they contributed during the course."

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