MID-TAC combined the Annual Fall Zoom General Meeting with the newly designed Coaches Training and Junior Tennis Player High Performance Workshop on October 6 and 7, 2023, to create an event which was held at the Indianapolis Racquet Club East in Indianapolis, IN for coaches and juniors. The book “One Shot Tennis” The System of Conscious Prep for Subconscious Play by William Crutchfield was the central theme of the event. MID-TAC is also continuing to acknowledge our 100th Year Celebration which was held earlier this year from June 30 to July 4, 2023.
Friday: 4:00pm – 5:00 pm – Registration and Catered Dinner
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Coaches Panel Discussion with Q&A
6:30pm–8:00pm – On-Court Implementation of One Shot Tennis Zones
Saturday: 10:00am – 11:30am – MID-TAC 2023 Annual Fall Zoom General Meeting
11:30am – 3:00pm – Registration & Junior Tennis Player High Performance Workshop
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Close Out w/Papa Johns Pizza & MID-TAC Commemorative Item
The weekend met our expectations in combining three needed events into a twenty-four hour period. It was MID-TAC’s intention to introduce the concepts shared in the book “One Shot Tennis” as a viable approach for Member Club coaches and other affiliated individuals to embrace in teaching the game of tennis.
It became evident from the intense interest of the coaches during the Friday Panel Discussion and then by the eagerness shown on court on Saturday by the junior tennis players, who were open and ready to be coached, that this was a needed event. Future events will cater to the needs of our coaches and juniors as they become evident during discussions via a MID-TAC Monthly Coaches Zoom Meeting to be initiated in November, 2023. The Zoom Meetings will provide a platform for collaboration and expansion of ideas among interested coaches and invited guests.
Thank You to the MID-TAC Executive Board Members who were in attendance: Margaret Dorsey, President, Chicago, IL; Shirley Roach, Vice President, Chicago, IL and Bruce Stone, Treasurer, Louisville, KY.
Thanks to the coaches who signed up and attended: Ed Amos, Columbus, OH; Stanley Hudson, St. Louis, MO; Burrell Shields, Detroit, MI; Gina Carter, Romeoville, MI; Chelton Blackburn, Chicago, IL; Leonora King, Southfield, MI; Ronald Parker, Detroit, MI; Robert Morse, Akron, OH; Donna Kitchen, Detroit, MI; James Garner, Indianapolis, IN; Precious Morgan, Chicago, IL; Pharrington Douglas, Saginaw, MI, Robert Hill, Indianapolis, IN; and Daryl Whitley, Indianapolis, IN.
Special Thank You to Volunteers and Supporters: Ann Currin, Indianapolis, IN; Veatrice Jones, Indianapolis, IN; Kathleen Hudson, St. Louis, MO; Gregory Clay, Chicago, IL; Jesse Cleary, Detroit, MI and Carlos Herrera, Louisville, KY.
Big Shout Out to all of the juniors and their parents and/or guardians who attended, plus the 2023 Main Draw 1st Place Boy’s 16s Singles Winner, Nhylan Westmoreland, and the 1st Place Girl’s 16s Singles Winner, Taylor O’Neal, who were Special Guests of MID-TAC.
Pictures from Friday’s Coaches Panel Discussion & On-court Implementation
Pictures from Saturday’s Junior Tennis Player High Performance Workshop