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The World Tennis Conference will be held virtually from March 24-27.

World Tennis Conference Returns With Elite Lineup Of Coaches

More than 60 top coaches to participate in four-day virtual event

A world-class lineup of top coaches, players and sports scientists will come together for the second World Tennis Conference, to be held virtually from March 24-27. Now open for registration, WTC2 provides an unmatched learning opportunity for tennis coaches around the globe.

After its successful debut in 2021, the event’s second edition continues its mission to connect the world’s top high-performance tennis coaches and sports scientists with other coaches and people around the world. The four-day program is thoughtfully designed to raise the level of understanding surrounding player development, while helping ambitious tennis coaches develop.

More than 60 speakers from 29 countries will participate in the virtual event, including former ATP World No. 1 players, Grand Slam champions and tennis legends. Many top current coaches on the ATP Tour are also among the speakers, as well as Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup coaches, and top sports

A star-studded lineup of top coaches, players and sports scientists will come together for the second World Tennis Conference, to be held virtually from March 24-27. Now open for registration, WTC2 provides an unmatched learning opportunity for tennis coaches around the globe.

After its successful debut in 2021, the event’s second edition continues its mission to connect the world’s top high-performance tennis coaches and sports scientists with other coaches and people around the world. The four-day program is thoughtfully designed to raise the level of understanding surrounding player development, while helping ambitious tennis coaches on their journey of self-development.

More than 60 speakers from 29 countries will participate in the virtual event, including former ATP World No. 1 players, Grand Slam champions and tennis legends. Many top current coaches on the ATP Tour are also among the speakers, as well as Davis Cup and Billie Jean King Cup coaches, and top sports scientists. In addition to a schedule full of expert individual talks, each day of the conference will feature two live panel discussions.

Boris Becker, Brad Gilbert, Tommy Haas, Nicolas Massu, Toni Nadal and Craig O’Shannessy are among the many talented speakers.

Attendees of WTC2 will be on the cutting edge with the latest information on mental and physical development, biomechanics, nutrition, sports medicine, technology and more.

The inaugural World Tennis Conference welcomed 1,1000 coaches from 74 countries. To learn more and to register to be a part of WTC2, visit worldtennisconference.com.

Officially certified by the ATP Tour, the event is organized by the Global Professional Tennis Coaches Association (GPTCA) and the Segal Institute (SI), and will be powered by the educational platform CoachTube.

Hear from some of the coaches who are part of the event as they describe the importance of the conference:

Gilles Cervara (Coach of World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev)

“From my point of view, I think it's very important to develop coaching programs to transmit our experience and our knowledge to coaches from all over the world who want to learn and improve. Because it's a human process and human value to do it. I wouldn’t have been who I am today if some important people didn’t transmit me their knowledge and experiences or just share their time to explain to me how to improve."

Toni Nadal (Rafael Nadal'a formative coach and uncle, won 17 Grand Slams with Nadal)

"Today we live in a world where everything evolves rapidly. If we do not want to be left behind, we have no choice but to continue learning, to continue training constantly. I also think it is basic and necessary for the people who are dedicated to the development of young people to learn and train. This conference can help you improve your knowledge, learn and evolve within your activity. A big hug to everyone and I really hope that this conference will help you."

Alberto Castellani (GPTCA President and top ATP coach)

“As GPTCA President, I would like to mention we are deeply integrated with ATP to keep developing and certifying coaches. In WTC2  we have three big goals. First is to make the biggest and most important tennis conference in the world. The second is to bring as many coaches as possible to share all this important knowledge. The last one is most important: to change the concept of coaching, raising a new level in the art. Having all the information in WTC2, with scientific data plus personal and tennis stories from many of the best coaches in the world, will stimulate all others to move their creativity and imagination to make our work like art. Every tennis player is a masterpiece. This is our mission, an artistic movement.

Ivan Ljubicic (Coach of Roger Federer and former ATP No. 3)

"I’m proud to be part of WTC2. This is a fantastic initiative to share knowledge with coaches during the conference about the improvement of our sport, which is something that we were missing for a long time. A lot of tennis people will find it very interesting and useful. I’m privileged and happy to be part of it."

Frederic Fontang (Coach of World No. 9 Felix Auger-Aliassime)

"I always consider that information is the key — sharing knowledge with players, parents and coaches who will help to build a better tennis world and keep enjoying our sport. That’s the importance of WTC2."

Vincenzo Santopadre (Coach of World No. 7 Matteo Berrettini)

“It’s a honour to be part of WTC2. In this unbelievable conference, we have a powerful and amazing lineup of speakers. Sharing ideas coming from key people and coaches is something that can improve our level. Here, everybody is curious about what each coach is saying and thinking. I believe this is an important part that each coach should focus on to be better day by day. I found that at the high level, everybody is thinking in that way — that it is very important to share — because through sharing everyone can be better.

Liam Smith (Top ATP/WTA  coach, ATP Coaches Committee member, Coach of Coco Gauff, Former coach of Gael Monfils)

"Coaches learn so much from each other, sharing their experiences and knowledge with one another. Coach education is paramount to us all being better coaches and fully developing our players. All of us can continue learn all the time."

Claudio Pistolesi (Top ATP coach, ATP Coaches Committee member, Former coach of Robin Soderling and Daniela Hantuchova)

"I feel totally involved and proud on this WTC2 by GPTCA/SI because I was involved for many years in the ATP with the privilege to serve eight years in the ATP Player Council and currently in the last four years, in the ATP Coaches Committee. So ATP coaching was for me the last 12 years and we achieved a lot, creating this category: ATP Coaches. Also I was one of the founders of the GPTCA organisation in New York, doing more than 40 courses for them. Since last year, GPTCA and Segal Institute created WTC and I was the link with the ATP with the principle that sharing is the key. Sharing makes you grow. The first edition was amazing, and now the second edition is shaping up even better with amazing organisation. Reading the list of coaches in WTC2, you can see that any level of coach will benefit to be part of it. It's very good that the ATP is backing it up and offering ATP coaches the opportunity to take part. This is different, important; something new that is promoting tennis coaching and human values with quality. Enjoy this fantastic WTC2."

Ann Grossman (WTCA president and former Top 30 WTA player)

"We love to be part of WTC2. The WTCA is the global hub for coaching women's tennis. Our mission is to keep more girls in tennis by advancing the coaching of female players across the sport. A positive side effect is to create more opportunities for women to coach high-performance female players. Also, WTCA plans on aiding passionate coaches in order to enhance the world of comments tennis."

Nicolas Massu (Dominic Thiem´s coach and former ATP No. 9)

"It's fundamental for us to keep growing in our sport and to have success in life and tennis; to learn more, listen more, and be open-minded to new ideas and concepts to apply. For that reason WTC2 is helping us on those objectives.”

Fernando Segal (WTC2 organizer/director and founder of Segal Institute)

"One of the fundamental purposes of WTC2 is to create a bridge between the best tennis coaches, scientists, key personalities and legends to tennis coaches and people from all over the world. Here, we are sharing principles, stories, successful cases, recommendations, tips, fundamental concepts, research and more, to keep contributing to create awareness and development in tennis coaching and in our sport. WTC2 is 'Love for Tennis' in its entire conception from all who are part of it. It's a continuous movement to create growth."