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The CEO of Transitioning Forward, Allen Fitzsimmons oversees all aspects of the

Belchertown, MA, company, which sells assets for clients who are moving or selling their

estates. Certified as a U.S. Professional Tennis Association Level 2 certified tennis

instructor, Allen Fitzsimmons competes in tournaments. The USPTA regularly hosts tennis

tournaments, such as the 90th Annual Pacific Southwest Championships in September


Held at the Palisades Tennis Club in Newport Beach, California, the Southwest

Championships welcomes all members of the United States Tennis Association (USTA) and

consists of over 10 divisions, including men’s singles and doubles divisions for participants

in various age groups. Other divisions include mother-daughter doubles, husband-wife

combo doubles, and father-son doubles. Furthermore, the championship serves as a USTA

National Super Category II Event.

Championship entrants must maintain active membership with the USPTA or USTA to join,

and registration starts at $65 per player for the first event and $43.50 per player for each

additional event. Competitors must wear collared shirts and no T-shirts or black soled

shoes are permitted on the courts. In addition, competitors may receive discounted rooms

at the Hyatt Regency Hotel for $165 a night.

The Annual Pacific Southwest Championships will take September 11 through September

18, 2016.

For more information on the championship, visit http://tennislink.usta.com/tournaments.


United States Professional Tennis Association

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United States Professional Tennis Association
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Outside of his responsibilities with the Belchertown, MA-based firm Transitioning Forward, Allen Fitzsimmons is a USPTA Level 2 certified tennis teaching professional. The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) offers tennis instructors such as Allen Fitzsimmons a number of professional development initiatives, such as the High
Performance Coaching Program.

The High Performance Coaching Program gives USPTA-certified tennis teaching professionals the opportunity to improve their skills and receive instruction from some of  the country’s leading coaches. Designed to foster personal and professional growth, the program engages participants in a variety of events and focuses on providing ongoing
instruction to participants. The benefits of program participation range from monthly  coaching sessions and event-based programs to educational workshops and sessions that occur throughout the year.

Admission to the program requires USPTA approval, and applicants must meet at least one of the program’s entrance qualifications, which includes serving as a current member of the USPTA and possessing certification as a Level 1 coach in the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR). Other areas of consideration include completion of the Sports Science competency Test, current coaching involvement, and coaching history. Instructors who complete the High Performance program will receive a certification of completion from the PTR and the USPTA.