TPA and PTR Announce Partnership
Hilton Head Island, SC — During the 2010 Rogers Cup presented by National Bank in Toronto, Tennis Canada announced a three year partnership between the Tennis Professionals Association (TPA) and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) that will take effect beginning January 2011.
“This partnership is an exciting and momentous occasion that demonstrates both associations’ commitment to growing the game of tennis,” said Ari Novick, Director of Coaching Development, Tennis Canada. “It will contribute to our continued efforts at developing the coaching profession in Canada.”
This partnership will provide additional opportunities for Canadian coaches and professionals by providing Level 2 TPA members with an array of benefits, including subscriptions to TennisPro Magazine and TennisOne, access to PTR educational events, symposia, and additional seminars that will be run in Canada.
Dan Santorum, CEO of PTR commented, “We look forward to providing educational benefits to TPA Level 2 coaches, so they can enhance the tennis experience for their students.”
TPA was established for Canadian certified instructors, coaches and club professionals in 2004, and has grown to more than 2,300 members. The TPA aims to grow and support the Canadian coaching profession by educating, communicating, and providing benefits, services and resources to tennis pros and coaches across the country.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 121 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.
Photo from left: Karl Hale, Hatem McDadi, Dan Santorum, Ari Novick, Kerry Grady-Vincent, Michael S. Downey
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