USPTA Names New Lead Platform Tennis Trainer Developer


LAKE NONA, FL, January 20, 2023 — With the expansion of Platform Tennis over the last a number of years, particularly popping out of COVID, the USPTA acknowledges the wish to stay alongside of that surge in pastime via certifying USPTA pros in Platform Tennis. Michael Cochrane has agreed to function the brand new lead Trainer Developer for USPTA Platform Tennis.

On this new function, he’ll be coordinating Platform Tennis certifications during USPTA divisions the place Platform Tennis is colourful and the place the Affiliation has different Platform Tennis testers/CDs in position to ship those certification tests. In the ones spaces the place the USPTA does no longer have a CD in position, Mike will behavior certifications for those who want USPTA Platform Tennis certification. As he travels the rustic to play in quite a lot of Platform Tennis occasions, he’ll upload directly to his commute to behavior a certification day in that marketplace.

Mike has been one of the influential platform tennis gamers and educating pros within the recreation for the remaining 30+ years. He received the APTA Males’s Open Nationwide Championships in 2007 and was once a finalist two prior. No longer handiest has he served at the APTA Board of Administrators for 2 years (2006-2008), however he additionally co-founded the Grasp Athletics/Viking Academy over 25 years in the past, has been the Director of Platform Tennis at such respected golf equipment because the Nation Membership at Fairfield, Brooklawn Nation Membership and is recently on the Saucon Valley Nation Membership in Bethlehem, PA.

“Mike is aware of somebody and everybody within the recreation these days. There’s no one higher to constitute our affiliation within the Platform Tennis group than Michael Cochrane,” stated John Embree, USPTA CEO. “I’ve general self belief in his skill to make an enormous distinction in USPTA Platform Tennis certifications.”
“I’m extraordinarily excited and humbled to be operating with the USPTA because the Lead Trainer Developer for Platform Tennis certifications,” stated Michael Cochrane. “I’ve been teaching gamers and coaches in platform tennis for over twenty years and stay up for bringing my wisdom of the sport to the USPTA, their individuals, and pros who need to beef up their resume with this sought-after self-discipline.”





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