PTR Presents Annual Awards

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2011 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis trade show and tennis tournament is being held February 18-24, 2011, at PTR Headquarters on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The award recipients have shown dedication and service to the organization in the following categories:

PTR Master Professional Doug Eng Medford, MA
PTR Professional of the Year Butch Staples Chicago, IL
PTR Clinician of the Year Harlon Matthews Locust Grove, GA
PTR Tester of the Year Aaron Hutt Denton, MD
PTR Humanitarian Award Nancy Hoekstra Homewood, IL
PTR Volunteer of the Year Ernest Quarles Mitchelville, MD

PTR Coach Jim Verdieck Awards:

Touring Pro Coach of the Year Torsten Peschke Sarasota, FL
College Coach of the Year Brad Pearce Provo, UT
High School Coach of the Year Corbin Graves Tallahassee, FL
PTR Male Player of the Year Orlando Lourenco Hixson, TN
PTR Female Player of the Year Carolina Blouin Raleigh, NC
PTR Public Facility of the Year USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center Flushing, NY
PTR Private Facility of the Year Shanghai Racquet Club Shanghai, CHINA
PTR Wheelchair Professional of the Year Bryan Barten Tucson, AZ
PTR Media Excellence Federico Coppini, TennisWorld SA SOUTH AFRICA
PTR/USTA Community Service Award Harold Conway Collegeville, PA
PTR/TIA Commitment to the Industry Lance Andersen Boxborough, MA

In addition, PTR recognized several State Members of the Year for their contributions to the organization in their respective states. They are:

AL - Tony Oswald

CO - Christina Walker

DE - Bob Bratcher

FL - John MacDonald

GA - Daniel Breag

HI - Madeleine Dreith

IL - Doug Cash

IN - Siobhan Belloli

KS - Daryl Greenstreet

MA - Phil Parrish

MI - Adam Ford

MN - Patty Egart

NC - Scott Mitchell

NJ - Ed Ransom

NY - Nic Sabbatini

OH - Leonie Turack

PA - Delaine Mast

RI - Rita Marsella

SC - Kim Halter

SD - Jeff Nelson

TX - Brian Tennery

VA - Bob Calloway


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.


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