USPTA Announces Overhaul of TennisResources.com
28 Mar, 2016
The world’s premier search engine for all things tennis is now easier to use, available to stream online, and has mobile capabilities.
The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) announced its launch of an overhaul of TennisResources.com, the largest collection of educational and instructional tennis resources for players, tennis-teaching professionals and coaches. Now with improved features and a new, clean look, the updated website is home to thousands of hours of instruction, including lessons, drills, audio seminars, articles, high-speed and slow-motion film, and much more that is related to all levels and aspects of the game of tennis. It’s easy to use because of its YouTube-like functioning, and it appeals to everyone because of the simplicity of its interface.
As an added benefit for USPTA members, subscriptions to the site are free. In an effort to make continuing education more accessible, USPTA members can also now earn continuing education credits on certain videos they watch on Tennis Resources. Videos that are eligible for credit will be marked with how many credits they are worth. As long as USPTA members are logged in, they can watch videos and then automatically be credited for viewing instructional content.
Many new features have been added to the site to make it more user-friendly and enhance the overall value. Subscribers now have access to unlimited streaming of video content and can build their own personal libraries by saving content to their favorites to watch as many times as they wish, similar to streaming services such as Netflix or Hulu. Additionally, the site is now mobile compatible with smartphones and tablets, but can also be accessed via desktop.
The search features have been improved to help busy tennis coaches and players find what they’re looking for more quickly and easily. Users type in a search term and then can check boxes to narrow down the results. For example, a user can type in “forehand” and then narrow down results by general performance components (technical, tactical, physical, etc.), drill or lesson, demographics, type of media, etc.
For the first time, Tennis Resources will have On Court with USPTA episodes, seminars and specialty courses available for streaming on demand with special pricing for subscribers and USPTA members. Once the video is purchased, it becomes a part of the user’s personal library and is available for unlimited views.
USPTA members and non-member subscribers may purchase these videos at member pricing, and non-subscribers can also choose the pay-per-video option. Subscriptions for non-USPTA members can be purchased quarterly ($29.99 per quarter) or on an annual basis ($69.99 per year). Subscribers will be able to purchase pay-per-video content at USPTA member pricing.
To begin viewing content or to try out the new site, visit www.TennisResources.com.
About USPTA: Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers nearly 70 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information visit www.uspta.com, or follow us at facebook.com/USPTA.Official and @USPTA_Tennis.