Contributor Profile

Butch Staples

Job TitleNational Tennis Director

Company NameMidtown Athletic Clubs

Butch is currently the National Tennis Director for Midtown Athletic Clubs. Midtown owns and operates 8 clubs around the United States plus the Sporting Club du Sanctuaire in Montreal. Butch was formerly the Head Tennis Professional at Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago. Prior to Chicago, Butch was the Director of Tennis at the Midtown Athletic Club in Weston, FL, Director of Special Projects for the Van Der Meer TennisUniversity and founding General Manager of the International Tennis Academy in Delray Beach, FL. Butch is a USPTA Professional 1 and a USPTA Specialist in Competitive Player Development. In 2009, he was honored as the USPTA Illinois State Pro of the year and the Midwest Pro of the year. Butch was named the 2006 and 2009 USTA RCW Trainer of the Year. A PTR Charter Member and Master Professional, Butch was named 2010 PTR Pro of the Year, 2009 Clinician of the Year and 2008 Illinois State Rep. He also received the 2013 PTR/Tennis Industry Association Commitment to the Industry award. As a result of his work in youth tennis and his application of scientific principles in his teaching, Butch was awarded the 2009 United States Olympic Committee "Doc" Counsilman Science Award. Also, he was a co-recipient of the 2010 RSI Junior Tennis Champion Award. He was awarded the 2013 TIA Commitment to the Industry Award. As a clinician, Butch has led numerous USTA 10 and under and Net Generation workshops for both Community Tennis and Player Development.

Conference Sessions

  • TOM Talk #2-Connecting & Cashing in on Pickleball and Other Short Court Platforms

    January 24, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Orange County Convention Center - Tangerine Ballroom
    • Language: English


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