GPTA Member Leads Resort to Top-50 List
An award -winning tennis program featuring 12 courts and state-of -the-art features has garnered GPTA sponsor Reynolds Plantation a “Top 50 Tennis Resorts Worldwide” recognition by Tennis Resorts Online. This marks the newest recognition for Reynolds Plantation’s tennis program, led by GPTA Member and 2000 Peter Burwash International In structor of the Year Dave Neuhart (right). This recognition is made possible thanks to players who visited and reviewed the tennis resorts, the listing ranks tennis centers in 16 different categories. Those categories include “all aspects of the tennis experience—from game matching and teaching staff to tournaments and round robins—and such diverse characteristics as the quality of the lodging,
restaurants, children’s programs and value for the dollar,” according to Tennis Resorts Online. Those reviews then comprised a numeric ranking system. To be eligible, resorts had to have a minimum of six tennis courts and receive a minimum of 10 credible reviews over the past year. Reynolds Plantation placed a solid No. 44 in the top 100 tennis resorts world-wide , earning a silver medal position given to the resorts ranked 26-50. Other accolades include the 2006 PBI “Tennis Site of the Year” and the Tennis Industry Association/U.S. Tennis Association’s 2007 “Top 50 Tennis Welcome Center” recognitions. Helping drive these awards are state -of- the- art features like The Lake Club Tennis Center’s four Har-Tru Hydro Courts, stadium seating, lighting for night play, tournament-ready courts, pro shop, Dartfish video stroke analysis software and computerized ball machine. Reynolds Plantation also offers its members four hard and clay courts at Plantation and Great Waters . “Reynolds Plantation is bringing tennis on par with our championship golf with programs like those at The Lake Club Tennis Center,” Neuhart said. “We’re excited to be able to offer one of the best tennis experiences in the world to avid players and spectators alike, and we continue to look for ways to improve an already world-class program.”
The GPTA’s purpose is to foster continuing education, community service, networking and social interaction of tennis teachers and coaches with a goal of raising the level of play in recreational and competitive tennis. GPTA a ctivities include monthly membership meetings featuring new developments in continuing education, professional development of teaching pros and on-court drills and instruction. GPTA members are active in all aspects of Geor gia tennis, ranging from teaching in junior academies to coaching college teams. They coach teams that compete in city, district, sectional and national league play. As active players, GPTA certified professionals compete in sanctioned tournaments and contribute to charitable causes. They also volunteer for inner-city school programs, among other causes, and officiate in local and national championships. For further information or to find a GPTA pro in your area, visit www.gpta.com.
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