USPTA Announces Launch of New Mandatory Education

The United States Professional Tennis Association has announced the launch of its Accredited Professional Coach classification, a new membership classification that includes mandatory education, and becomes effective January 1, 2011. The classification is open to USPTA Professional 1, 2 and 3 members and Master Professionals. USPTA Professional members are required to take continuing education in order to earn and maintain APC status. Continuing education credits can be earned in a variety of ways including attending the USPTA World Conference, USPTA division conventions, other tennis industry educational opportunities, viewing DVD seminars, and more. The benefits of APC designation include opportunities for career enhancement through a commitment to tennis and tennis education and demonstration of expertise, and building the image of tennis-teaching professionals and tennis as a profession overall.

Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers 70 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide, including certification and professional development. With more than 300 days of educational opportunities throughout the year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive continuing education program in the tennis industry. For more information, call 800-877-8248 or visit


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