APTA President John Horine covered the developments in the From the APTA… section of PTM:
At the APTA Board meeting in May, we heard from Rob LeBuhn who wanted to organize and formally train umpires so that the Nationals and each region will have certified umpires for all of its events. The Board whole-heartedly supported Rob and his idea.
The Board also formally approved the Promotions Committee, a group of Board members, players, court and equipment manufacturers who have gathered to brainstorm ideas of how to grow the game in dominant areas of the country.
Source: Platform Tennis Magazine, Vol. 5, Issue 1, September, 2003