December 1-5, 2017 Hyatt Regency New Orleans New Orleans, Louisiana




CEU Eligible  $  = Optional Event/Additional Cost


 $  9:00am
Golf Outing TPC Louisiana

Chair: John Ripp, Liberty Tire Recycling
Sponsored by:


7:45am 12:45pm

8:00am 12:00pm
Board of Directors Meeting

9:00am 5:00pm
General Registration

11:00am 3:00pm
Exhibit Hall Set-Up

 $  1:00pm 4:00pm
Tennis Tournament Hilton Indoor Tennis Center

Randy Futty, California Sports Surfaces
Sponsored by:

4:30pm 5:00pm
New Member/First Timer Orientation

5:00pm 5:30pm
New Member/First Timer Attendee Reception

5:00pm 5:30pm
Spouse/Guest Reception

5:30pm 7:30pm
Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall


8:00am 5:00pm
General Registration

8:30am 9:30am
Opening General Session/Breakfast/Awards

9:30am 10:15am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

10:15am 11:30am
Keynote Speaker Garrison Wynn
Sponsored by: 

11:30am 12:15pm
Break in Exhibit Hall

12:15pm 1:15pm
Annual Business Meeting Lunch Session

1:30PM 2:30PM

1A The 4 Ps of Short Court Sports (Pop, Padel, Pickleball, Platform) + Futsol
Randy Futty, California Sports Surfaces
Lee Sponaugle, International POP Tennis Association

1B CTB University
Sam Fisher, CTB, Fisher Tracks
John Wettstein, CTB, Athletic Marking Co.

1C Atlanta Braves New Field: A Case Study
Mark Heinlein, CFB, Turf Reclamation Solutions, LLC
Allen Verdin, CFB, The Motz Group

1D Essential Strategic Leadership: Making Employee Engagement Actually Happen
Garrison Wynn

2:45PM 3:45PM

2A Fence Design/Windscreen Application
Chris Allen, Putterman Athletics
Alex Levitsky, Global Sports & Tennis Design Group

2B Geotechnical Reports Demystified
Jim Catella, CFB, CTB, Clark Companies, Inc.
Ken Schmidt, PE, Kennith W. Schmidt, Jr., PE
Todd Smith, CFB, Academy Sports Turf, Inc.

2C Natural Grass Field Rehab
Dennis Brolin, Sports Turf Specialties
Michael Moonan, Weston & Sampson Sports & Recreation

2D Getting Great Results: Turning Talent into Performance
Garrison Wynn

4:00PM 5:00PM

3A Jobsite Planning/Project Management
Tom Benz, CTCB, Oval Tennis
Mike Edgerton, CTCB, Copeland Coating, Co., Inc.
Kevin Healion, CTCB, Century Tennis, Inc.

3B Striping Design & Layout
Jon Renner, CTB, Line Design
John Wettstein, CTB, Athletic Marking Co.

3C Machine Controls: Verification
Christopher Lorrain, P.E., LandTech Consultants

3D Protecting Your Company through The Contracting Process
David Pettit, Esq., Lenhart Pettit

5:00pm 7:00pm
Exhibitor Reception


8:00am 9:00am
  CTCB Breakfast
(Certified Tennis Court Builders only)
  CTB Breakfast (Certified Track Builders only)
  CFB, CFB-N, CFB-S Breakfast (Certified Field Builders only)

8:00am 9:00am
Professionals Division: Division Update

Megan Buczynski, PE, LEED AP, Activitas, Inc.

8:00am 9:00am
Supplier Division: Division Update

David Moxley, Sportsfield Specialties, Inc.

8:00am 9:00am
Marketing Committee Meeting

Jordan Fisher, CTB, Fisher Tracks

8:00am 5:00pm
General Registration

9:15AM 10:15AM

4A Post-Tension Concrete (Proper Mix Design & Installation Techniques)
Lisa Beth Szczupaj, Sika Corporation
John Eren, CTCB, Classic Turf Company, Inc.

4B Off-site tour of Joe Brown Park (Track Elevations Basics/Instrument Setup & Reading)
Steve Hersom, CTB, Renner Sports Surfaces
Troy Rudolph, CFB, CTB, CTCB, Elite Sports Builders

4C Alternative Infills from Third-Party Perspective
Michael Gentile, Sports Labs USA
Dan Strunk, Ph.D., Univ. of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture

4D Search Engine Optimization Fundamentals: Techniques to Help You Pull in More Traffic
Grant Chambers, Workhorse Marketing

10:15am 11:00am
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

11:15AM 12:15PM

5A Concrete Preparation & Coating Application Techniques
Wesley Baum, Advanced Polymer Technology
Jonnie Deremo, CTCB, General Acrylics, Inc.

5B Elevations: Advanced Understanding for GC Design
Steve Hersom, CTB, Renner Sports Surfaces
Troy Rudolph, CFB, CTB, CTCB, Elite Sports Builders

5C Turf Grass Varieties for Natural Grass Playing Fields
Dan Strunk, Ph.D., Univ. of Tennessee, Institute of Agriculture

5D Search Engine Optimization Advances to Help You Drive More Qualified Traffic to Your Website
Grant Chambers, Workhorse Marketing

12:15pm 1:15pm
Luncheon with Exhibitors

1:15pm 4:00pm
Exhibitor Breakdown

1:30PM 2:30PM

6A Soft Courts (Red Overlays, Sub-Irrigation, etc.)
Tom DeRosa, CTCB, DeRosa Sports Construction
Ed Montecalvo, Har-Tru Sports

6B Effects of Weather on Polyurethane
Christian Martinkat, Stockmeier Urethanes USA
Paul Nagle, CTB, Nagle Athletic Surfaces, Inc.

6C RFP Deliveries: Method Scoring, Project Closeout
Brian Foxworthy, Incite Design Studio
Vance Rzepka, VSR Design

2:45PM 3:45PM

7A ASBA Tennis Position Papers: An Overview/Roundtable Discussion
Ben Brooks, PE, Patriot Courts Systems, Inc.
Gordy Pierce, CTCB, Cape & Island Tennis & Track, Inc.

7B Layout & Design: Double Bend, Steeple Chase, Javelin
Chris Chisam, Beynon Sports
Sam Fisher, CTB, Fisher Tracks
Duffy Mahoney, USA Track & Field

7C Subgrade Prep
Jameson Sheley, CFB-S, CTB, Byrne & Jones Sports Construction

4:00pm 4:45pm
Division Meetings:

  • Tennis Division Update
    Mike Edgerton, CTCB, Copeland Coatings

  • Track Division Update
    Troy Rudolph, CTB, CTCB, CFB, Elite Sports Builders

  • Fields Division Update
    Jim Catella, CFB, CTB Clark Companies

  • Courts & Recreation Division Update
    Randy Resley, Sport Court of the Rockies

Reception & Dinner

Facilities of the Year Awards


8:00am 9:00am
Board of Directors Meeting

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