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GPTA Workshop

  • Atlanta Athletic Club 1930 Bobby Jones Dr Johns Creek, GA 30097 (map)

Join us on June 8th for an afternoon that will change your career!
Learn from industry leaders and network with your colleagues at Atlanta Athletic Club
as we discuss current trends, topics and techniques.

This workshop is FREE * for GPTA members.
*Members will receive an email to register.
If you have not received this email, please click here to contact us directly.

Guests are invited at a fee of $39 (Payable at the door).

Atlanta Athletic Club
June 8th

John Bremner
"Manual vs. Automated"

Lane Evans
"Build them and the will come."
Training and Teaching Seniors in Today's Market

Matt Grayson
"Long-term Lesson Plans"
Talking Players through the Progression of Beginner to Expert

Skip Johnson
"Powerful Tennis, Powerful Teaching, Powerful Life"

Craig Jones
"High Performance Footwork"

A bit more about our speakers...

John Bremner led a team of 20-plus tennis professionals at one of the largest tennis & fitness facilities in the Midwest for 15 years before joining Club Automation. He has been trained in and actively assisting in development of club software since 1998. In addition to his time with the Club Automation, John continues to contribute to the sport of tennis by being a tennis professional, a National Tester and Clinician with the PTR. John Received the PTR Pro of the Year Award in 2009. He was formerly ranked No. 1 Chicago Men's Open and winner of the 1992, 1993, and 1999 Gullikson Memorial Clay Court Open Tennis Tournament. John is the champion of the 2003 and 2005 PTR International $25,000 Championship and is on the Professional Advisory staff of Head/Penn & Kswiss. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his 4 children.

Lane Evans has been a tennis professional for more than 30 years and is the Director of Tennis & Wellness at Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, NC.  He is a USPTA P-1 professional and is a Certified Fitness Trainer and Senior Fitness Specialist with the International Sports Science Association.  He is also certified by the ITPA as a Certified Tennis Performance Specialist and most recently completed the USPTA Sports Science Specialist certification.  He is currently President of the USPTA NC Chapter and sits on the Board of Directors for USTA NC.  Lane was the USPTA NC Pro of the Year and the USTA NC Walter Stamer Senior Player of the Year in 2011.   In 2012, he won  the USPTA NC Service Award.  In 2012, Lane reached the Level III status with the USPTA for continuing education.   

Ansley Golf Club’s Athletic/ Director of Tennis, 

Matt Grayson

, played most of his tennis career in Texas, but his family members are native Georgians.  He is a graduate from Baylor University (1994) with degrees in Business Broadcasting and marketing.  While attending school, he played tennis as a walk on and played men’s volleyball for the university for two years as well.  As a summer job, he played on the Jose Cuervo Beach Volleyball Tour.  This was a two-on-two professional beach volleyball tour in Florida. Matt has spent his entire teaching career in the Atlanta area.  He began as an assistant tennis professional at Atlanta Country Club and Atlanta Athletic Club and then moved to Laurel Springs as the head tennis professional in 1997.  In 2003, Matt joined the Country Club of Roswell staff as the head tennis professional and moved into the director role in 2004.  In 2009, Matt restructured the club’s management and took over as the Athletic Director.  As of 2012, he now coordinates the tennis, fitness, aquatic and youth care programs at the Ansley Golf Club in mid-town Atlanta. Matt is certified with the United States Professional Tennis Association as a Professional-1 rating and has served on many boards and committees on the local and southern levels.  Matt was honored as the Head Professional of the Year 1999-2002 by the Georgia Professional Tennis Association and as the Southern Professional of the Year by the USPTA in 2002 and 2003.  He has made presentations at the Southern and National level on club management and on-court strategies.  Matt is now currently serving on the USPTA Southern Division Board of Directors as it 2


 Vice-President.  Matt joined the Wilson Speakers Bureau in January of 2012.

Skip Johnson graduated from the University of West Georgia with a B.S. degree in Political Science, where he was a conference tennis champion in singles and doubles, and was MVP and team captain. Since he graduated from college, Skip has been a part of the family health club business, Gold’s Gym, and he is now Vice-President of Operations in the clubs. Their health clubs have won more than 20 regional, national and international awards, including Best Customer Service World-wide (out of more than 600 Gold’s Gym facilities). Skip is the founder of Georgia Tennis Workshops, which is the longest-running independent annual high school tennis coaches’ workshop in the United States. He has spoken to tennis audiences throughout the country including The USTA Tennis Teachers Conference in New York, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in Florida, the USPTA International Tennis Convention in California and he has had more than 20 articles published in tennis magazines on tennis instruction, fitness, and motivational topics. He is a former Georgia Tennis Pro of the Year, a winner of the Georgia and Southern Tennis Association’s Educational Merit Awards and one of only two recipients to be presented the Golden Racquet Award for tennis excellence and service by the USTA Georgia Chapter. Skip is the author of the upcoming book “Grateful for Everything: Living and Loving the Great Game of Life”, which is to be released this summer.

Craig Jones was born in Savannah, Georgia, and was raised in Macon, Georgia, where he currently lives with his wife and three children. His colligate career involved playing for Gainesville Junior College and Georgia Southern University, with his highest achievement being the number-one seed at the nationals. Craig then taught tennis in Rome, Georgia, for 23 years and is now on his 8th year of teaching in Macon; accumulating more than 30 years of coaching experience. His accomplishments do not stop there; he was the Davis Cup Coach for Georgia 10 times and has had more than 100 players receive tennis scholarships and many players win National Championship Tournaments throughout his career. Craig hosts the Panama Jam Tournament which was voted tournament of the year. He has also been named Georgia Pro of the Year three times, the President of the Junior Tennis Council, and the Southern National Coach three times. In the 2010, Craig had five players win the Georgia Qualifier. Over his career, he has played in exhibitions against famous tennis professionals including Cliff Drysdale, the Jensen Brothers, Stan Smith, and Roscoe Tanner. Craig is a member of the Hall of Fame in both Rome and Macon. It is Craig's love for the game and dedication to his players that inspire juniors and adults alike and allow him to continue making a difference on and off the court.

Later Event: July 11
PTR Certification