Learning from Pro Tennis



A special TC “Mini Congress” at the New York Open
Long Island, New York (30 min from JFK airport)
February 14 (6pm) – February 17, 2019

— Doubles players in good physical condition with competitive experience at NTRP 3.5 (minimum) through 4.5 level
— Limited to 16 doubles players total

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* 11 hours of intensive on-court training with multiple elite coaches, with customized curriculum tailored to priorities of registered athletes

* Daily off-court workshops and strategy sessions designed to complement on-court training

* “Play-Learn-Play” approach, with emphasis on practical takeaways for specific match-play scenarios and situations

* VIP seating for all 6 sessions of the New York Open during Finals weekend, accompanied by coaches

* Personalized feedback on what/how to watch during ATP doubles matches to reinforce key learning objectives

* All meals included

* Access to discounted hotel rooms at the Long Island Marriott, literally 1 minute across the street from the tournament ($156/night, includes breakfast)

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Thursday, February 14 (begins at 6:00pm)
* Welcome VIP dinner at New York Open
* Watch 2d Round ATP matches with your coaches

Friday, February 15
* 4-4.5 hours on-court coaching and match analysis
* Off-court meetings with coaches
* Watch ATP Quarterfinals with coaches (afternoon and evening matches)

Saturday, Feburary 16
* 4-4.5 hours on-court coaching and match analysis
* Off-court meetings with coaches
* Watch ATP Semifinals with coaches (afternoon and evening matches)

Sunday, February 17
* 2.5 hours on-court coaching and match analysis
* Off-court meetings with coaches
* Watch ATP Finals matches with coaches

🇺🇸 Bill Previdi


Specialist in Doubles Training. Earned #1 New England and #20 US Ranking in Father-Son Division in 2008.

Bill Previdi began his tennis career at the age of 15 at the Port Washington Tennis Academy under the Direction of the legendary Harry Hopman. Bill attended St. John’s University in New York on a tennis scholarship and played for George Seewagen, a member of the ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) Hall of Fame. He began teaching part time during college and decided to make it his career. He was appointed Head Pro at the Guilford Racket Club in Connecticut at the age of 24 and remained in that position for 26 years. During that time he began working on a system for playing and teaching doubles. From that work came The Previdi System… doubles for smart players. Bill has created a comprehensive program of drills and games to perfect the techniques, tactics and positioning that will make for a coherent way to play doubles. Although Bill continues to teach players and groups of all ages his passion is for doubles and for teaching it to adult players. Bill has also been a successful high school and college coach.

A few years ago Bill also developed a program called Point Play, the competitive tennis workout. It’s a game for six players and in an hour and a half players get a workout, play a high energy competitive game and have a fun and make new friends. Many clubs in Connecticut are now playing this game and Bill runs at least 10 groups a week at this club.

Bill is passionate about playing tennis as well. He continues to play as much as possible and has been nationally ranked in singles, doubles and Father-Son doubles. Bill and his son Matt were ranked #1 in New England and #20 on the Nation in 2008.

🇺🇸 Bill Previdi

🇦🇺 Craig O’Shannessy


Pro Tour coach. World leader in teaching tennis tactics. 2015 Strategy analyst for Wimbledon, Australian Open, ATPWorldTour, WTATennis and the New York Times.

Craig is an Australian tour coach and Director of the Brain Game – a sports science website that specializes in the video analysis of tennis matches that teaches the patterns of play that dominate our game.

Craig is widely recognized as the world leader in teaching tennis tactics and is the strategy analyst in 2015 for Wimbledon and the Australian Open as well as the ATPWorldTour, WTATennis and the New York Times.

Craig has researched thousands of matches using his unique Dartfish Match Tagging software to unlock the secrets of our game and uncover the patterns and percentages that really matter. He teaches this knowledge through his website and also on court with players at all levels of the game.

Craig started coaching on the pro tour 20 years ago and recently helped direct Kevin Anderson from outside the top 150 in the world into the top 50 in around 12 months. In 2011 he resurrected the career of Rajeev Ram who was 28 years old and languishing at 272 in the world. Within twelve months Craig had Rajeev back inside the top 100 enjoying his first top 20 win of his career. Craig has coached on center court at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Australian Open and passes along the learning from his pro tour experiences to juniors just beginning their life-long journey in our wonderful sport.

Craig began his coaching career in 1991, working with world-renowned tennis management company, Peter Burwash International (PBI) in the Woodlands, Texas. Craig was voted runner-up for Rookie of the Year in 1992, and was part of the globe-trotting PBI Tennis Show, performing in California, Guam, Seoul, Jakarta, Bali and Oman in the Middle East.

Craig moved back to his homeland of Australia in 1995 to open the O’Shannessy Tennis Academy at the Wodonga Tennis Center — Australia’s largest tennis facility with 52 courts (30 grass/22 clay). It quickly developed into one of the leading academies in the region, attracting players from New Zealand, Indonesia, Korea and Japan. In 1997, Craig guided Andrew Bronneberg to victory in the Australian National Junior Grasscourt Championships in singles and doubles.

Craig also worked with Canadian, Vanessa Webb, who won the 1998 NCAA Women’s Singles Championships while at Duke University. Craig then coached Andrew and Vanessa as they transitioned to the pro tour. Craig returned to the U.S. in 2001 to direct the junior academy at the T Bar M Racquet Club in Dallas, Texas. Craig also continued his work on tour with tour players Jeff Salzenstein, Andrew Ilie, Amer Delic, Brendan Evans and Ansley Cargill. At Wimbledon in 2011, Craig directed #262 Melinda Czink, from Hungary, to a first round, straight-sets victory over world #10 Samantha Stosur, of Australia.

🇦🇺 Craig O’Shannessy

🇩🇪 Nadim Naser

Florida (Orig Germany)

Coach & mentor to top junior and college tennis players; sparring partner to several wta/atp tour players; owner of wam sports; expert tennis instructor at onlinetennisinstruction.com

Nadim is a former top-rated German junior, who came to the USA in 1998 as a 17-year old to play on the pro circuit. He achieved a world ranking in singles on his first attempt, but a severe shoulder injury changed his path. In January 2000, Nadim joined the University of South Florida men’s tennis team and played 4 years for them, winning conference championships, captaining his junior and senior years, and making the All-Conference USA Team.

After graduating college with a B.A. in Marketing in December 2003, Nadim took on coaching high performance juniors (incl. No. 1 U16 in the USA) full-time before going back to school and earning his M.B.A. from the University of Tampa, where he acted as Assistant Tennis Coach for the women’s tennis team between 205 and 2007.

Since 2007, Nadim has been residing in Miami, where he enjoyed a 4-year spell from 2007-2011 as Co-Director and Head Pro at the renowned Cliff Drysdale Tennis (CDT) operated Ritz Carlton Tennis Garden in Key Biscayne, FL and Co-Director of the CDT Junior Summer Camp at Crandon Park. This is where his passion for technical tennis instruction came to the forefront, honing his skills in high performance junior development, as well as recreational adult training.

During his first year in Miami, Nadim met Florian Meier, founder and owner of OnlineTennisInstruction.com (OTI). In recent years, Nadim has studied extensively and adopted the OTI teaching methods and co-hosted all 8 Florida-based OTI tennis clinics together with Florian. His passion for proper technical tennis instruction led him to join forces with OTI and become an expert instructor for OTI clientele, offering lessons in Ft. Lauderdale, FL year-round, starting July 2015. Nadim serves as a representative of OTI at this year’s US Tennis Congress.

Also, in 2011, Nadim co-founded and now owns WAM Sports – Premier Student Athlete Services, where junior athletes and families from around the world go to obtain the best advice and guidance in their college recruiting process, matching them with their best-fit colleges.

🇩🇪 Nadim Naser

🇺🇸 Bob Litwin


The Focus Coach. winner of 21 National titles. Achieved #1 in the World Ranking 55 & Over and #1 in USA in 65 & Over. Author of "Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change".

Bob Litwin, of Boulder Colorado, was a Long Island tennis teaching professional for thirty-five years. In 1992 he founded the Sports Focus Institute to develop and teach athletes in all sports how to improve performance through all aspects of the mental game.

Bob is known as The Focus Coach. He has worked with every sport imaginable and consulted for the NY Knicks and the NY Islanders. The founder of The Focus Coaching Group, LLC, Bob is a full-time performance coach for Hedge Funds and individuals in any field of endeavor, business and sports alike.

  • He never played in college or on the tour and at 32 started to compete thinking he might be able to win some matches. He lost a lot for several years.
  • Then he won a gold and bronze medal at the 12th Maccabian Games in the 35 and over. In summer 2013, 20 years later, he won the Gold Medal in the 65s singles at the 19th Maccabian Games.
  • He has won 21 USTA National Championship titles.
  • He won the ITF World Championships in 2005 and was ranked #1in the World in the 55 and over.
  • He was inducted into the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame in 2011.
  • After being out of the game for nearly three years due to two hip surgeries, he got back to work and has climbed back to the top and in June was the #1 ranked 65-and-over player in the USA.
  • After going undefeated in Colorado tournaments this year his 18-year undefeated streak in sectional age group matches continues.
  • His book, Live the Best Story of Your Life: A World Champion’s Guide to Lasting Change, was released in May and touted by Huff Post as the #1 self-help read for the summer of 2016.

🇺🇸 Bob Litwin

🇿🇦 Gary Innes

Ohio (Orig South Africa)

PTR Master of Tennis. Two time ITA (Intercollegiate Tennis Association) doubles champion. Achieved NAIA #14 Doubles Ranking.

Gary Innes serves as Project Director for the NetGains Foundation, which is the philanthropic arm of the Tennis Congress that taps the power of tennis as a catalyst to transform lives and create positive social and environmental impacts.

Gary is also the co-founder of Serves You Right (SYR), which is committed to improving tennis experiences for clubs, teams and individuals. SYR specializes in club management, program development and group events/retreats.

He was born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa where he competed as a junior before coming to the United States to play college tennis at Walsh University. After graduating, Gary started coaching and directing tennis programs throughout Westchester and Fairfield County.

In 2016 Gary earned the PTR Master of Tennis certification in Junior Development. He continues to pursue new levels of tennis education and build strong adult and junior programs.

🇿🇦 Gary Innes

🇷🇴 Ramona Husaru

Florida (Orig. Romania)

Education and Multimedia Manager for the USPTA. named 2015 USPTA Texas Tester of the Year. former WTA-ranked player and a two-time NCAA Division II National Team Champion with BYU-Hawaii. part of the USPTA Under 30 initiative.

Ramona Husaru is the Education and Multimedia Manager for the USPTA. In her role, Ramona is in charge of overseeing the continuing education program and expanding its resources, including: the “On Court with USPTA” TV show that airs on the Tennis Channel, stroke analysis, conferences, workshops, webinars, and TennisResources.com. She is also a USPTA Tester and part of the USPTA Under 30 initiative, developing opportunities through education and leadership for fellow young professionals. Ramona was named the 2015 USPTA Texas Tester of the Year, being one of the youngest females to win the award. She is a former WTA-ranked player and a two-time NCAA Division II National Team Champion with BYU-Hawaii. Ramona holds a master’s degree in Sports Psychology.

🇷🇴 Ramona Husaru

🇿🇼 Feisal Hassan

Virginia (Orig. Zimbabwe)

Tennis Congress Director of Education. 2011 USPTA Professional of the Year. 11-time USPTA Division/State Pro of the Year. Member Head/Penn Racquet Sports National Advisory Board.

Feisal Hassan, Tennis Congress Director of Education, is a USPTA Master Professional and an RPT Master Professional. He is also a member of the Head/Penn Racquet Sports National Advisory Board and National Speaker’s Bureau and holds USPTA specialist degrees in Competitive Player Development, Facility Management, Little Tennis and Sports Science. He is a USTA Recreation Coach National and Quickstart Trainer, a member of the National Cardio Tennis Speakers Team and co-chairs the USPTA National Education Committee and the USPTA College Curriculum Committee. He is also on the USPTA Testing Committee and USTA National Youth Education Committee. He was also the Director of Certification & Testing for the USPTA Middle States division and was co-chair of the USPTA National Diversity Committee.

Feisal was also the Director of Coaches’ Education and Junior Davis Cup Team Coach for Tennis Zimbabwe. He was also voted in Tennis Industry magazine’s prestigious “40 Under 40” list for being one of the top 40 men and women under 40 years old who have had and will continue to have a strong influence in the sport and in the business of tennis– both nationally and internationally.

Hassan writes and conducts seminars, workshops and clinics for international, national and sectional organizations and events. He has also written the book, How to Handle Difficult Players and Conditions, and is currently working on his second book, Doubles: Phases & Situations.

In 2011, he was awarded the USPTA’s most prestigious award, the Alex Gordon National Professional of the Year and the 2011 Racquet Sports Industry Champions of Tennis Award. This is the Racquet Sports Industry’s (RSI) most prestigious awards recognizing and honoring the people, businesses and organizations that are making a difference in the tennis industry. He was also a recipient for the USPTA Mid-Atlantic Hall of Fame recipient Inaugural Class of 2012 and the 2012 USPTA George Bacso National Tester of the Year.

Previous accolades include the USPTA Industry Excellence Award in 1999, 5-time Division Tester of the Year, 11-time USPTA Division/State Pro of the Year, and 9-time national Top-10 point holder in the USPTA’s Career Development Program.

🇿🇼 Feisal Hassan

🇬🇧 Jonny Fraser

United Kingdom

Expert Tennis Strength and Conditioning Coach, iTPA Master Tennis Performance specialist

Jonny Fraser, Tennis Congress Deputy Director of Performance and Fitness Education, has a wealth of experience in tennis. An expert in movement, footwork, and tennis-specific strength and conditioning, he has worked with a range of junior tennis players to full-time professionals.

Jonny is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) alongside being a certified Level B coach with the GPTCA and a licensed tennis coach with the LTA in the United Kingdom. Jonny has certification as a Master Tennis Performance specialist with the International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA). Jonny is also the owner of Science in Tennis, a sport science provider solely focused on providing support to tennis centers and players.

Academically he has an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Sheffield Hallam University and has also taught at Sheffield Hallam University in the UK teaching on sport science and sports coaching degrees.

🇬🇧 Jonny Fraser