2019 WINTER INVITATIONAL

 

The Seventh Annual Winter International Event focus is to bring together over 60 of the top High Performance 14's and 16's age division players from across the country for a weekend of high intensity training and competitive match play along with engaging in educational activities that cultivate the entire player.  

The vision of the USTA Diversity and Inclusion is perpetuated by the engagement of individuals from various cultural backgrounds with the expectation that the players will display grit and grace as they learn, compete and participate in various leader-led activities throughout the weekend.  These activities will include a College Coaches Forum (over 15 college coaches are invited from the region), a community service activity, a fun social event and various guest speaker presentations.

The event will provide valuable information and tools to further prepare players for their college careers and beyond. The goal is to expose and inform these dynamic players to their scholastic future through a college showcase and open forum.

Location:

The Aspen Hill Club

14501 Homecrest Road

Silver Spring, MD 20906

HOTEL:

Hilton Garden Inn Silver Spring North

2200 Broadbirch Dr. Silver Spring, MD 20904

P: 301-622-3333 |F: 301-622-3338

$129.00 per night

Please call the hotel directly to make your reservations.

Amenities:

  • Complimentary breakfast will be served every morning

  • Complimentary wi-fi throughout the hotel

  • Complimentary parking

  • Restaurant on site and plenty of food options within walking distance

Travel:

Local Airport Information

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport - (DCA) (28.2 miles)

  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport - (BWI)(30.1 miles)

  • Washington Dulles International Airport - (IAD) (43.7 miles)

Local Train Information

  • Union Station (WAS) (19.1 miles)

  • BWI Rail Station (BWI) (30.5 miles)

 Competing Organizations:

DMV

Harlem

JTCC

Atlanta

Dallas

Philadelphia

Trenton

Sportsmen

USTA MAS

Invited College Coaches 

Howard University (confirmed)

Bowie State University (confirmed)

Trinity University (confirmed)

Morgan State University (confirmed)

University of Maryland

Georgetown University

LaSalle University

University of the District of Columbia

United States Naval Academy

American University

University of Virginia

George Washington University

Catholic University

Coppin State University

Hampton University

North Carolina Central University

Speakers:

  • Leslie Allen - Win4Life (Confirmed)

  • Esu Ma'at - Manager, Diversity and Inclusion United States Tennis Association (Confirmed)

    • Make Your Child Great - This workshop will inspire coaches and parents to work together to develop children into exceptional athletes, phenomenal people and champions for life is the real secret to success.

  • Jon Glover - National Coach, Player ID & Development (Confirmed)

  • College Coaches – Open Discussion Forum (Confirmed)

  • Chris Michalowski - USTA National Campus - Professional Tennis Management Certificate Program Expert (Confirmed)

    • Everything You Need to Know About Professional Tennis Management Degrees and Careers in Tennis - A career in tennis has never been easier to achieve with a degree in Professional Tennis Management, from coaching to directing a facility to court maintenance. In this session you will discover all the rewarding benefits of degree in Professional Tennis Management and a career in the tennis industry in general so do miss it!

  • Kristina Ward - USTA Director of Collegiate Tennis

    A degree in Professional Tennis Management is a great start to your career in tennis, whether that means coaching, running a facility or court maintenance. Currently, six schools offer an undergraduate PTM program – Berry College, Ferris State, Hope College,  Manhattanville College, Methodist University and the University of Central Florida – a number that figures to rise in the near future.

Parent Workshop:

Presenter: Bonnie Vona MAS Competive Director (confirmed)

Community Service:

#HashtagLunchbag is a global movement that empowers everyday people in their local community to spread love, one lunch bag at a time. The Winter Invitational participants will make 300+ lunches for individuals and their families in the community.  The donation will delivered to Martha’s Table.

hashtaglunchbag.org

Social Activity:

Big Escape Room!!!!

Escape games are adventures in which players find clues, crack codes and use their sleuth prowess to solve a series of puzzles within 60 minutes to escape a themed room. With the clock counting down, you may make it, you may not.  But one thing is for sure.  You’re going to have fun! Big Escape Rooms encourage team development, leadership, collaboration, bonding in a fun filled 60 minute live action game!

Additional activities include:

  • Ice Breaker Activity – Friday Evening (Win4Life)

  • Event Picture – Friday Evening (t-shirts will be given at registration)

  • Team Gift Exchange – Saturday Morning before match play. (Each gift should cost approximately $10 or less and represent your city/section/organization etc.)

  • Rep Your Organization – All players wear their organizations t-shirt for match play Friday.