LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2012 —
Poll Opens for Online Voters to Select Inaugural Male, Female Winner
Tennis Channel, the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle, has named the five male and five female finalists in its inaugural America’s Hottest Coach contest. Now it is up to online voters to determine the winners.
Visitors to Tennis Channel’s Web site (http://www.tennischannel.com/hottest/indexa.aspx) can read about the 10 finalists and vote for the male and female coaches that they think should win this year’s contest. The poll will remain open through Wednesday, July 25, with an instantly updated percentage meter that allows voters to see where their favorite coach stands. One male and one female coach will be announced in August and receive prize packages that include trips to New York and appearances in their own Tennis Channel instructional segments.
Tennis Channel launched the America’s Hottest Coach contest in late May, opening it to tennis coaches nationwide who are physically fit, promote healthy lifestyles, and motivate and inspire the players they instruct. A panel of judges, which included USPTA (United States Professional Tennis Association) pro and Tennis View Magazine editorial representatives, selected the finalists from close to 500 essay submissions. The wide-ranging field of nominations was a case study in the sport’s all-encompassing, cradle-to-grave nature, with everyone from young adults to senior citizens of all backgrounds represented.
America’s Hottest Coach Finalists
Otis Sadler, Houston
Pablo Schurig, Lafayette, Calif.
Chris Ojakian, Beverly Hills, Calif.
Andy Fitzell, Santa Ana, Calif.
Jorge Andres Gonzales, Bradenton, Fla.
Tumeka Harris, New York City
MoeMoe Myinttun, Los Angeles
Wendy Caragher, Coronado, Calif.
Natasha Pospich Mucci, Westlake Village, Calif.
Angela Leong, Tualatin, Ore.
Tennis Channel (www.tennischannel.com) is the only 24-hour, television-based multimedia destination dedicated to both the professional sport and tennis lifestyle. A hybrid of comprehensive sports, health, fitness, pop culture, entertainment, lifestyle and travel programming, the network is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. It also has the most concentrated single-sport coverage in television, with telecast rights to the US Open, Wimbledon, Roland Garros (French Open), Australian Open, Emirates Airline US Open Series, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events, top-tier WTA competitions, Davis Cup and Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, and Hyundai Hopman Cup. Tennis Channel is carried by nine of the top 10 video providers.
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