Louis C Desmarteaux
Master of Business Administration
Athlete and Academic
Louis C Desmarteaux is both a talented athlete and a successful academic. An accomplished tennis player for much of his life, Desmarteaux is also a successful recent MBA graduate of Northeastern University, having earned his degree in Finance and Management in the spring semester of 2014. He currently enjoys the opportunity to instruct people in tennis throughout the Boston area.
The USTA - Working for the Good of the Game
The United States Tennis Association, or USTA, has been working to both develop and promote the growth of the game of tennis throughout the country for more than 130 years, and, at over 700,000 individual members, continues to be the largest tennis-based organization on the globe. Considered the national governing body for tennis throughout the country, the nonprofit USTA maintains the large and diverse group of professional staff, volunteers and financial resources needed to ensure the success and influence of the game for many years to come.
USTA Professional Tennis oversees and manages all organizational involvement in the professional-level aspect of the sport, including all USTA involvement in the US Open. Considered a true sports media, marketing and entertainment group, USTA Professional Tennis utilizes ticket sales, merchandising, sponsorship, membership, television and more to generate revenue needed to effectively promote the game and enhance its popularity. USTA Professional also provides professional oversight to 94 Pro Circuit events throughout the country, 3 professional tour events and all Billie Jean King National Tennis Center operations.
USTA Community Tennis works diligently to grow involvement and popularity of the game through ongoing instructional and educational programs relating to the sport. The Community Tennis team strives to both introduce and promote the sport of tennis to people of all playing levels and abilities throughout the United States.
A USTA Certified Teaching Professional, Louis C Desmarteaux currently provides quality instruction to players throughout the Greater Boston area. Desmarteaux has been recognized for his talent for and commitment to the sport throughout his playing career.
Ensure Your First International Adventure Goes as Smoothly as Possible
International travel can be a great, even profound way, to learn about and enjoy the diversity of peoples, cultures and places the globe has to offer. The opportunity to visit and explore another country can be a life-changing experience, one not soon forgotten by the voyager making their way into an unfamiliar and exciting new destination.
Before embarking on your first international adventure, it’s important to know the steps you should take to make your trip go as smooth and enjoyably as possible. Below are several basics every novice traveler should know as they prepare for the journey of a lifetime.
More of a general idea, the idea of planning your trip ahead of time is something whose importance cannot be overstated. Knowing, planning and preparing for the many aspects of your voyage, from making a connecting flight to the most efficient route to take to your hotel, is essential to avoiding potentially demoralizing setbacks.
Passport and Visa Requirements
International travelers should always be aware of the passport and visa requirements of the destination country, as this information is essential to avoiding travel nightmares while ensuring as smooth a journey as possible. When in doubt on a country’s requirements, don’t hesitate to check out the information on the State Department website.
Notifying the Bank
Nothing is perhaps worse during an international trip than having your credit/debit card suspended by your bank due to “suspicious” activity. Be sure to notify your bank prior to your trip about where you’re going and how long you plan on being gone.
Louis C Desmarteaux is an avid and experienced international traveler, having visited all but one of the seven continents around the globe.
Make It Fun for Everyone
Being a good sport is about far more than one’s willingness to shake the opponent’s hand at the end of a contest; it’s about ensuring the game, regardless of the sport, competition or coaches involved, is played cleanly, fairly and within the rules, and that each player has done everything they could to make the game fun and fulfilling for everyone. Good sportsmanship is key to a fair, competitive and enjoyable contest, and works to maintain and promote the integrity of competition.
Several basics of good sportsmanship, and fair play, are included below.
Respect for Yourself and Others
Athletes of any age or skill level should do their best to show respect for themselves, their opponents, opposing coaches, officials and fans at all times. Treating everyone the way you would want to be treated, respecting the positions of officials and coaches, and respecting your teammates and the opposing team are all central to the concept of good sportsmanship.
Good sports are always willing to show encouragement to their teammates, especially when a mistake is made. This also applies to oneself, as the ability to forgive oneself for a mistake is key to keeping one’s head in the game, as well as refusing to let emotions take over.
Play within the Rules
Every player should do their best to respect and follow the rules of the game, regardless of the score. Respecting the rules is the most effective method for ensuring a fair and level playing field throughout the contest.
Louis C Desmarteaux operates tennis programs and clinics throughout the Greater Boston area.