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September 10, 2019

'Discovery Challenge' Presents Innovative Solutions for Growing Tennis

This year’s TIA Tennis Forum, held in New York on the opening day of the US Open, included a unique Tennis Industry “Discovery Challenge,” a collaborative effort designed to foster creative ideas and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis. (Full story …)

Challenges, Opportunities Presented at Annual TIA Tennis Forum

Nearly 250 tennis leaders, industry executives and tennis providers came together on the first day of play at the US Open for the 12th annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, held at the Grand Hyatt New York. (Full story …)

August 27, 2019

ITA Adopts PlaySight's PlayFair Video Replay Technology

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) has officially approved PlaySight’s PlayFair video challenge replay system heading into the 2019-2020 season after a successful three-year pilot. PlayFair enables multi-angle video review for line call challenges, with the mission to improve sportsmanship throughout college tennis and increase participation in and viewership of the sport. (Full story …)

2019 USPTA World Championships Return During World Conference

The United States Professional Tennis Association will host the 2019 USPTA World Championships at the Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino on Sept. 25 and 26 during the 2019 USPTA World Conference. Play will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. (Full story …)

August 22, 2019

PTR & Bollettieri Release 'Tennis in a Can' Program for Coaches

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and famed coach Nick Bollettieri are excited to jointly release a new program, "Tennis in a Can," that’s ideal for high school tennis coaches and is available now—in time for the high school tennis season. (Full story …)

August 20, 2019

USTA to Launch Inaugural Net Generation Aces Program at US Open

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) announced that the inaugural Net Generation Aces Program will launch at the 2019 US Open. The program identified athletes between the ages of 13 and 17 who are making a positive difference in their local communities through creative and impactful tennis programs. (Full story …)

ITA Leadership Awards Weekend Opens Friday in New York

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) will honor 13 current and former college tennis players during the 2019 Leadership Awards Weekend later this week (August 23-25) in New York. (Full story …)

August 18, 2019

Complimentary Registration Opens for Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

Racquet sports professionals and others in the racquet/paddle sports industry can now register, free of charge, for the 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, Jan. 21-24, in Orlando, Fla., at [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](https://www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com/). (Full story …)

'Discovery Challenge' to Present Creative Ideas for Growing the Sport

This year’s [TIA TENNIS FORUM](http://www.tiaforum.org) will include a unique Tennis Industry “DISCOVERY CHALLENGE,” a collaborative effort designed to foster creative ideas and innovative thinking to grow the game and business of tennis. (Full story …)

August 17, 2019

TIA Tennis Forum to Bring Industry Leaders and Influencers to NYC Aug. 26

The 12th Annual [TIA Tennis Forum](https://www.tiaforum.org) will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York City from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Full story …)

August 11, 2019

USTA Middle States Announces 2019 Hall of Fame Inductees

USTA Middle States announced the class for the 2019 Middle States Hall of Fame. The inductees are Shari Bucklin-Webber, Virgil Christian, Dan Faber and Ann LoPrinzi. (Full story …)

July 28, 2019

Industry Mourns the Loss of Dennis Van der Meer

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is sad to inform the tennis world of the passing of its founder, former chairman and president, Dennis Van der Meer. After a lengthy illness, Van der Meer passed quietly with his loving wife, Pat, by his side. He was 86. (Full story …)

July 15, 2019

PTR Launches New Level I Certification Pathway

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has launched an enhanced Level I certification pathway. This marks another major addition to PTR’s education pathway since the current highly-acclaimed Coach Education was drastically improved in 2009. Coaches can expect the same internationally recognized/externally accredited education while experiencing a more robust foundational framework for coaches. (Full story …)

July 2, 2019

PPR Collaborates on USAPA Youth Playbook for Pickleball

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce a collaboration with USAPA on its newly released Youth Pickleball Playbook. PPR provided the layout and design for USAPA Let’s Play Pickleball Playbook. (Full story …)

July 1, 2019

Melanie Oudin to be Guest Pro at PBI Adult World Tennis Camp

Peter Burwash International (PBI) has announced that Melanie Oudin will be a guest professional for the PBI Adult World Tennis Camp at Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, GA from October 3-6, 2019. Oudin won the 2011 US Open mixed doubles title with Jack Sock, reached the round of 16 at Wimbledon and the quarterfinals of the US Open (both in 2009), and was a member of the American Fed Cup team. (Full story …)

USPTA Merchandise and Trade Show Set For Sept. 23 in Vegas

Registration is now open for the 2019 USPTA Merchandise and Trade Show, part of the USPTA World Conference at the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, on Monday, Sept. 23 from 5 - 9 p.m. This year’s World Conference returns to Las Vegas for the first time since 2006, when it boasted the highest attendance in history. (Full story …)

June 30, 2019

Pre-Register for 2020 TOM Conference & Racquet & Paddle Sports Show

The TIA’s Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will take place Jan. 22-24th at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla. This will mark the second year that the TOM Conference will be part of the Racquet & Paddle Sports Show, co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show. (Full story …)

June 28, 2019

TIA Tennis Forum, 'Discovery Challenge' and HOF Aug. 26 in NYC

The 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York City from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Full story …)

Universal Tennis Releases Free UTR Mobile Tennis App

Universal Tennis released a first-of-its-kind mobile tennis application now available in the App Store®. With the new UTR app, it is now even easier for players of all skill levels around the world to discover more opportunities to connect through tennis. (Full story …)

June 20, 2019

USTA Player Development Announces 2019 Summer Coaching Fellow

The USTA today announced the six recent college graduates taking part in the USTA Player Development Fellowship program this summer. (Full story …)

June 11, 2019

PTR Schedules SoCal Coach Development Day

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced its Southern California Coach Development Day (CDD) will be held June 29, from 1-6pm, at Great Park Tennis Center in Irvine. The CDD is being held in conjunction with the 9th Annual City of Irvine Tennis Seminar on Sunday, June 30. (Full story …)

May 27, 2019

Save the Date: 2020 Racquet & Paddle Sports Show Jan. 21-24

The 2nd Annual Racquet & Paddle Sports Show will be Jan. 21-24 at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) in Orlando, Fla., featuring product, demos, exhibits, education and more. (Full story …)

12th Annual TIA Forum Set for Aug. 26 in New York City

The 12th Annual TIA Tennis Forum will be held on Monday, Aug. 26, on the Ballroom Level of the Grand Hyatt New York City from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. (Full story …)

May 21, 2019

PTR Launches Coach Development Days

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of Coach Development Days. These highly interactive one to two day workshops with industry leaders covering topics in the fields of Junior Development, Adult Development, Performance, Club Programming and Business are being held at PTR’s new Regional Education Centers. (Full story …)

May 12, 2019

ITA Launches College Tennis Alumni Network

In an effort to raise the profile of college tennis, engage alumni and provide a networking vehicle, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the launch of the College Tennis Alumni Network. (Full story …)

May 5, 2019

TIA Offers Webinar Learning Series in May & June

In May and June the Tennis Industry Association will host a series of educational webinars that touch on many of the tennis industry’s key areas, the 2019 TIA Spring/Summer Webinar Learning Series. All topics will deal with current areas of interest and relevance to help teaching pros grow their businesses into the future. All TIA webinars qualify for the PTR or USPTA continuing education programs. (Full story …)

May 1, 2019

8th Annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp May 6-9

The eighth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp will take place May 6-9, 2019 at the Balboa Tennis Club in San Diego. Over 50 wounded, ill, and injured service members and military veterans from across the country will participate in the Tennis Camp. (Full story …)

April 18, 2019

Jimmy Arias Named Director of Tennis at IMG Academy

IMG Academy announced that Jimmy Arias has been promoted to Director of Tennis. Arias joined the Academy as Director of Player Development in 2018, and will now oversee all aspects of the Academy program, including boarding school, camps, professional player training and events. (Full story …)

April 10, 2019

PTR Signs On as Official Partner of WTA Coach Program

The WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) and PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) recently signed an agreement designating PTR as an Official Partner of the WTA Coach Program. For several years, PTR and WTA have worked closely together to facilitate formal coaching pathways for tour-level players and their coaches, and moving this partnership forward will solidify cooperation between the two global organizations. (Full story …)

April 3, 2019

ThanksUSA Partners with PPR to Support Military Families

The national scholarship organization ThanksUSA announced that Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is supporting its Play It Forward Charity Challenge (ThanksUSA.org/GameOn), in which coaches combine PLAYING their favorite sport with PAYING it forward by making a personal donation of thanks to our military. (Full story …)

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Announces Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the creation of the Barth-Hawtin Tennis Academy, a world-class program that offers comprehensive development for highly competitive junior tennis players. (Full story …)

April 1, 2019

8th Annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp May 6-9

The eighth annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp will take place May 6-9, 2019 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104. (Full story …)

March 28, 2019

USTA Foundation Celebrates 50 Years of NJTL Network

The USTA Foundation, the national charitable arm of the United States Tennis Association, announced that it will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Junior Tennis and Learning (NJTL) network by launching an NJTL 50th Anniversary campaign. (Full story …)

USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards

The United States Tennis Association announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 22-25, at the JW Marriott in Austin, Texas. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon. (Full story …)

Lynne Rolley, Martin Van Daalen Elected to PTR Board

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce two new members of the PTR Board of Directors were elected at the organization’s Annual General Membership Meeting. The new board members who will serve three-year terms are Directors-at-Large are Lynne Rolley and Martin Van Daalen. Leo Alonso was re-elected to another three-year term. Karl Hale was named President. (Full story …)

March 15, 2019

USTA Texas to Move Headquarters to New Facility with 46+ Courts

The USTA Texas Section intends to bring its headquarters and facilities to the Indigo Ridge Mixed Use Development in the City of Cedar Park, north of Austin, Texas. The planned Tennis Campus will include approximately 40 outdoor tennis courts, 6 to 8 indoor tennis courts, a stadium court, and related amenities for training, development, and competition. (Full story …)

PTR/PPR Creates 'PickTEN' Program to Benefit Pickleball and Tennis

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce the creation of PickTEN, a revolutionary program aimed at growing both pickleball and tennis. (Full story …)

February 28, 2019

PTR to Recognize ACE Heroes Throughout 2019

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it will recognize ACE Heroes. For the next year, every week the organization will honor a PTR tennis coach of color who has made or is making a positive impact in their community and the game. (Full story …)

February 20, 2019

USTA Awards USPTA Full Accreditation as Teaching Pro Organization

The U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) announced that the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s new accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals. (Full story …)

February 19, 2019

Apply Now for USPTA National Awards

There is less than one month remaining to submit nominations for the 2019 USPTA National Awards Program. The Association is looking for deserving tennis-teaching professionals and coaches who are growing the game of tennis as it accepts nominations for the 2019 awards program. Awards are presented in every facet of the tennis business in which USPTA members work. (Full story …)

February 18, 2019

Ken DeHart Inducted to PTR Hall of Fame

Ken DeHart, of San Jose, Calif., was inducted to the PTR Hall of Fame during the Awards Banquet last week at the PTR International Tennis Symposium. (Full story …)

February 10, 2019

PTR to Hold Inaugural Coaches Conference March 20 in Miami

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will hold its inaugural PTR Coaches Conference on March 20 in Miami. The conference is one in a series of regional education conferences that will be conducted across the United States this year. (Full story …)

February 5, 2019

PPR Creates Youth Development Education for Coaches

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) announced it has expanded its education by creating a new program - Youth Development - for pickleball coaches. The inaugural workshop will be conducted during the East Coast PPR Conference on Hilton Head Island Feb. 16. (Full story …)

January 31, 2019

College MatchDay Returns on Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel's coverage of USTA College MatchDay returns Saturday, Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. ET., with the Florida and Florida State men's teams facing off. The network will have five matchups over the course of the next five weeks, live at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona, Fla., in the Orlando area. The complex is the only off-campus facility in the country designed entirely for college tennis and features a 12-court stadium. (Full story …)

Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Brings Industry Together in Orlando

The 2019 Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference, Jan. 23-25, attracted more than 1,000 racquet sports professionals, industry leaders, and representatives of emerging and bellwether brands to the inaugural event last week, in Orlando, Fla. (Full story …)

Professional Pickleball Registry Tops 1,000 Members

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) finished 2018 with 1,005 members - becoming the world’s largest organization of pickleball coaches. PPR now has members in all 50 U.S. states and is set to aggressively expand beyond its current 11 countries. (Full story …)

January 28, 2019

Life Time, USTA Partner to Grow Tennis Participation

The USTA and Life Time announced a strategic relationship that brings together the largest tennis operator in the nation and the national governing body for tennis in the United States. Both parties will combine their vast resources to continue growing the sport of tennis, especially among younger players. (Full story …)

January 15, 2019

PTR to Hold Tennis Coaches Summit in Indian Wells

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the second annual Tennis Coaches Summit will be held at The Lakes Country Club, in Palm Desert, Calif. The event will be held March 7-8, 2019, during the BNP Paribas Open, a tournament to which attendees will have exclusive access. PTR and the Women’s Tennis Coaches Association (WTCA) are co-sponsoring the Tennis Coaches Summit. (Full story …)

January 10, 2019

Nicole Hobson Joins PPR Staff

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce the hiring of its first full time employee. As Member Services Manager, Nicole Hobson will serve more than 1,000 PPR members - and counting - with the quality and commitment expected in a subsidiary of PTR. The Nashville native has moved to Hilton Head Island where PPR Headquarters is located. (Full story …)

December 20, 2018

RAPS Demo Day/Welcome Party Set for USTA National Campus Jan. 23

Racquet sports professionals can attend, free of charge, the Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party at the USTA National Campus on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019. The Demo Day and Industry Welcome Party—the “Lake Nona Experience XX19”—are part of the inaugural three-day Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference (RAPS), Jan. 23-25, in Orlando, Fla. Complimentary industry registration is required to attend and available at [RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com](http://www.RacquetPaddleSportsShow.com). (Full story …)

December 13, 2018

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2018 “Champions of Tennis”

Larry Ellison, the co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of software giant Oracle, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2018 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s [January 2019 issue](http://www.tennisindustrymag.com/issues/201901/index.php). Ellison led off the magazine’s 18th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 12, 2018

Three Finalists Chosen to Present At Fourth ‘Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge’

Three finalists have been chosen to present at the fourth Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge, which will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, during the Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference in Orlando, Fla. AccuTennis, PlayTennisConnect and SPARC-Virtual Tennis will present five-minute pitches about their new product or service to a panel of judges—and in front of an audience of tennis and racquet sports industry leaders—in a “Shark Tank”-like competition to determine a winner. (Full story …)

November 8, 2018

Parkkonen Promoted to Chief Operating Officer for PTR

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Brian Parkkonen has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Parkkonen will oversee organizational development and staff collaboration. His main priorities will be to ensure the highest quality standards are in place and upheld creating a unified and efficient approach to the overall member experience. (Full story …)

October 29, 2018

USPTA, IPTPA Partner for Pickleball Certification

The USPTA has entered into a three-year partnership with the International Pickleball Teaching Professional Association (IPTPA.) Under the terms of the agreement, the USPTA will work collaboratively with the recognized world leader in pickleball teacher certification to certify USPTA professionals in pickleball. (Full story …)

October 25, 2018

USPTA Partners with InsureStat for Disability Insurance

On behalf of its members, the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has entered into an agreement with InsureSTAT to provide long term disability insurance on a discounted basis to USPTA members. (Full story …)

October 19, 2018

USPTA Offers Equivalency Pathway for PTR Members

The United States Professional Tennis Association board of directors has approved an equivalency pathway to membership for current and former certified Professional Tennis Registry members. The program, which will run through 2019, allows PTR certified tennis professionals an expedited process that will consider their current and former certified membership status. (Full story …)

October 17, 2018

'Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge' Attracts Influential Panel of Judges

A high-powered panel of judges will consider the entries in the fourth “Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge,” which promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis and racquet sports with players, consumers and fans. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), this unique competition will take place on Jan. 24, 2019, during the inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference ([racquetpaddlesportsshow.com](http://www.racquetpaddlesportsshow.com/)). (Full story …)

PPR Sets Pickleball Conferences in California, South Carolina

The inaugural Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) Conferences are set for California on Nov. 12 and South Carolina Feb. 15-16. (Full story …)

October 11, 2018

USPTA National Awards Program Open for Nominations

LAKE NONA, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2018) - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is now accepting nominations for the 2019 National Awards Program. The Association is looking for deserving tennis-teaching professionals and coaches who are growing the game of... (Full story …)

ITA, California Sports Surfaces Extend Agreement

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and California Sports Surfaces are excited to announce an extension of their alliance, whereby California Sports Surfaces will be recognized as the Official Court Surfacing Provider of the ITA. (Full story …)

September 27, 2018

U.S. Davis Cup Captain Jim Courier Steps Down After 8 Years

The USTA announced that Jim Courier is stepping down as Captain of the U.S. Davis Cup Team after eight years in the position. Courier informed the USTA of his decision following the U.S. vs. Croatia Davis Cup Semifinal that took place in Croatia. (Full story …)

September 20, 2018

Inaugural Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference Jan. 23-25 in Orlando

The inaugural [Racquet & Paddle Sports Conference](http://racquetpaddlesportsshow.com) will be held Jan. 23-25, 2019, and co-located with the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla. The multi-faceted tennis, racquet and paddle sports industry event will feature a hands-on product demo experience and opening welcome party at the USTA National Campus in Lake Nona; and a curated ONE2ONE buying summit, Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference and an exhibit pavilion of racquet, paddle and tennis vendors and organizations at the Orange County Convention Center. (Full story …)

September 14, 2018

Santorum Receives National Public Parks Lifetime Achievement Award

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce that its CEO, Dan Santorum, received the National Public Parks Tennis Association (NPPTA) Jean and Hollis Smith Lifetime Achievement Award. The award, presented annually, recognizes an individual who has been an outstanding advocate, and who has promoted the NPPTA across the country. Past recipients include Hollis Smith, Alan G. Schwartz, Jodie Adams, Billie Jean King, Pat Freebody, Jean Smith, Karen Ford, NRPA, Kurt Kamperman, Ken McAllister, Scott Hanover, Pam Sloan and Katrina Adams. (Full story …)

September 7, 2018

Tennis Industry Hears Challenges, Opportunities At TIA Tennis Forum

More than 350 tennis leaders, industry executives and tennis providers came together on the first day of play at the US Open for the 11th annual Tennis Industry Association (TIA) Tennis Forum, held at the Grand Hyatt New York. The Tennis Forum included the latest news and research about the state of the tennis and sports industries, including the current challenges, potential opportunities, and collaborative ways to move the sport and industry forward. (Full story …)

August 15, 2018

Tennis Industry to Come Together For Meetings in NYC Aug. 27-28

In conjunction with the 11th annual Tennis Forum in New York, the Tennis Industry Association will present a special session on “The Future Commerce Initiative” by renowned industry expert and thought leader Dan O’Connor. The session, which will deal with how tennis businesses can navigate the complexity of retail in today’s world, will be at the Grand Hyatt New York on Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 11 a.m. (Full story …)

August 7, 2018

Vic Braden, Jim Fromuth to Join TI Hall of Fame Aug. 27

Tennis players, and the tennis industry, can thank both the late Vic Braden and Jim Fromuth for helping to improve their games and grow this sport. Braden, whose tennis academies, books and videos brought tennis to the masses, and Fromuth, the founder of a tennis equipment distribution company, both have had a hand in millions of players enjoying the game over the last four decades. Both men will be inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame on Aug. 27. (Full story …)

August 2, 2018

HEAD Penn to Sponsor Professional Pickleball Registry

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) is pleased to announce a three-year sponsorship agreement with HEAD Penn. HEAD is the Official Paddle and Bag of PPR. (Full story …)

July 25, 2018

PHIT Act Passes the House, Now Moves to Senate

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 25, 2018) — In a major step to help overcome the “Inactivity Pandemic” and improve the health of Americans, the U.S. House of Representatives late this afternoon passed the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a... (Full story …)

July 13, 2018

PHIT Act Passes Key Committee Vote, Moves to Full House

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ways & Means approved the Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act by a vote of 28-6. The PHIT Act will be part of a larger package of health savings account (HSA) reform measures that the full House will vote on later this month. (Full story …)

July 11, 2018

Asian Tennis Federation Partners with PTR

The Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) has announced a three year partnership with Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the largest global international organization of tennis coaches. PTR’s mission to educate and serve tennis coaches around the world in order to grow the game is shared by the ATF and its 44 member nations. (Full story …)

July 9, 2018

Troon Acquires Cliff Drysdale Management

Troon®, a leader in club management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce the company's acquisition of Cliff Drysdale Management (CDM), the nation’s largest tennis management company. The acquisition, completed in early July, brings together two influential sports management companies that have been excelling at locations around the world for more than two decades. (Full story …)

June 27, 2018

Inaugural PTR Hispanic Coaches Conference Set for July 24

On July 24, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host its inaugural Hispanic Coaches Conference, presented with USTA Southern during the BB&T Atlanta Open. The conference is open to all coaches; the event’s goal is to effect change to increase participation of the Hispanic population in coaching tennis. The conference will be presented in English with Spanish translators on site. (Full story …)

11th Annual TIA Tennis Forum Aug. 27 in New York

The annual Tennis Industry Association Tennis Forum will be on Monday, Aug. 27, at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan from 8 to 9:30 a.m. The 11th annual Forum will include the latest news and research about the state of the tennis industry, business insights, updates on grow-the-game initiatives including the USTA’s Net Generation, and recognition of the 2018 Tennis Industry Hall of Fame inductees. (Full story …)

New Tennis Participation Report Available from TIA

The 2018 Tennis Participation Report has been published and is available for members. The 24-page report, produced by the Tennis Industry Association in partnership with the Physical Activity Council, includes the most recent data and trends through year-end 2017 for tennis participation, consumer spending, fitness and health, fans, tennis interest, cross participation in other sports, and more. (Full story …)

Register Now for 2018 Tennis Teachers Conference in NYC

Register for the 44th Tennis Teachers Conference, which will be Aug. 24-27 at the Grand Hyatt in New York City. More than 1,000 tennis professionals and industry leaders are expected to attend the event, which his presented by the USTA and USPTA, and also will serve as the USPTA’s World Conference. (Full story …)

June 21, 2018

ITA to be Supporting Partner of WTCA Conference

The Women's Tennis Coaching Association is proud to announce that the Intercollegiate Tennis Association has signed on as a supporting partner of the second annual WTCA Conference NYC, which will be held on August 30-31 at the East Side Marriott hotel. (Full story …)

ITA, Oracle Announce Multiyear Partnership Extension

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Oracle are excited to announce a multi-year extension to their alliance, as Oracle continues to strengthen its ongoing commitment to collegiate tennis. (Full story …)

June 13, 2018

Vulcan Introduces New Splatter Overgrip Collection

Vulcan Sporting Goods is introducing the new Splatter Collection of art inspired tennis racquet overgrips. There are six different Splatter color combinations, available in both the Vulcan Max Trend style for a light tack, light cushion feel, and in the Vulcan Max Cool style for a dry, absorbent feel. (Full story …)

June 5, 2018

PPR to be Education & Certification Partner of USA Pickleball Association

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR), the newly formed subsidiary of Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), is pleased to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with USA Pickleball Association (USAPA) to become the Official Education and Certification Partner of USAPA. The multi-year agreement will be a tremendous benefit to thousands of coaches who want to add or enhance their coaching skills and become certified in pickleball. (Full story …)

May 30, 2018

USPTA Recognized at the 39th Annual Telly Awards

The USPTA was awarded three trophies at the 39th Annual Telly Awards for their USPTA For All Campaign. The Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and it is judged by leaders from video platforms, television and streaming networks, agencies, and production companies including Vice, Vimeo, Hearst Digital Media, and BuzzFeed. (Full story …)

May 19, 2018

USPTA Partners With RacquetFit, Introduces New Certification

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) has partnered with RacquetFit to introduce a new certification for tennis-teaching professionals, fitness coaches and medical providers. RacquetFit, an educational organization dedicated to the study of how the human body functions in relation to tennis, will be offering seminars throughout the United States for these providers who wish to earn the RacquetFit Certification. (Full story …)

May 11, 2018

USPTA Reaffirms Commitment to Safe Play

Starting January 1, 2019, the U.S. Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) will require all applicants to complete the Safe Play education modules as a part of the certification process before they can become a certified professional of the association. (Full story …)

Conference Videos Focus on Innovation, Growth, Leadership in the Tennis Industry

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference in Charleston, S.C., brought together dozens of top speakers and experts to focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development in the tennis and racquet sports industry. This year, many of the presentations throughout the three-day event were videotaped and are available to TOM Conference attendees and others to review. Go to [https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry](https://vimeo.com/tennisindustry). (Full story …)

May 4, 2018

Get Out on Court for Play Tennis Month!

It’s time to get moving—and to get out on the tennis court! The month of May is “Play Tennis Month,” and thousands of tennis programs and events around the country are showcasing the sport and all its health benefits. As one of the healthiest, most fun and most social activities, tennis is attracting players of all ages and abilities. Visit [PlayTennisMonth.com](http://www.playtennismonth.com) to find nearby tennis facilities and programs. (Full story …)

April 30, 2018

PTR Kicks Off Mentor Program

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce it has kicked off its new Mentor Program. The program honors the legacy of PTR Founder Dennis Van der Meer, who recognized the need for industry leaders to help guide, shape and foster earnest professionals in the areas of community, business and athletic development, as well as club management. (Full story …)

April 25, 2018

IMG Academy Selects Dunlop as Official Supplier

Dunlop announced an agreement with IMG Academy, located in Bradenton, FL, to become the official tennis racquet, ball, and accessory provider of its world-class tennis program. As part of the agreement, all tennis coaches will use Dunlop racquets and balls for lessons and training. (Full story …)

'Million Calorie Burn' Leads Off Play Tennis Month, PHIT America Month

They came, they played tennis, and they burned lots of calories. That’s one way to summarize what took place last Friday (April 20) at the Million Calorie Burn, the official kick-off event of PHIT America Month, which starts on May 1. May will also be Play Tennis Month. (Full story …)

PTR Launches New Coach App

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of the new PTR Coach App, an indispensable tool for tennis coaches. The goal is to provide coaches - and athletes - a specific platform that can be used effectively in helping a player transition and achieve positive change. (Full story …)

April 23, 2018

ITA, Wilson Extend Partnership

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Wilson Racquet Sports announce a continuation of their decades-long alliance, with Wilson serving as the Official Ball, Racquet and Accessory Brand of the ITA. (Full story …)

April 12, 2018

Unique LED Lighting System Wins Third Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge

CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 12, 2018) — The third edition of the Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge—a “Shark Tank”-like competition to identify the most innovative and creative product or service in the tennis industry—took place this week during the Tennis Owners &... (Full story …)

USTA to Host Second All-American College Combine Scouting Event

The USTA announced it will host the second annual USTA All-American College Combine for American juniors June 18-21 at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, with an expanded, level-based singles tournament and reduced-cost registration. (Full story …)

April 11, 2018

Universal Tennis Creates Major Partnership With USPTA

Universal Tennis and the United States Professional Tennis Association today announced a partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. (Full story …)

April 10, 2018

UTR Partners With PTR to Expand Resources for Tennis Professionals

Universal Tennis and Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced a long-term, official partnership to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. (Full story …)

April 4, 2018

National Wounded Warrior Camp Set for May 7-10

The seventh annual National Wounded Warrior Tennis Camp is scheduled to take place May 7-10, 2018 at the Balboa Tennis Club located at 2221 Morley Field Dr, San Diego, CA 92104. (Full story …)

March 26, 2018

USTA Names Annual Team USA Coaching Award Winners

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., (March 26, 2018) - The USTA today announced that Konstantin Anisimov, father and coach of 16-year old Amanda Anisimova, the youngest player in the WTA Top 150, was named as the 2017 Team USA Developmental Coach of... (Full story …)

Top Speakers and Experts to Present At TOM Conference

Dozens of top speakers and experts will present at the fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference, which will focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8. Visit [TheTOMConference.com](http://www.TheTOMConference.com) for information and to register (day session registration available). (Full story …)

USPTA Receives Provisional Accreditation from USTA

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) received provisional accreditation from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) making the association the first tennis-teaching certification organization to be accepted into the program. (Full story …)

March 21, 2018

USTA Names Recipients of Annual Awards

The United States Tennis Association today announced the winners of its Annual Awards presented at the USTA Annual Meeting and Conference, held March 17-19 at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa Carlsbad, Calif. The honorees were recognized for their dedication to growing the game at an awards luncheon. (Full story …)

March 15, 2018

Vulcan and NetKnacks Introduce USTA Grips

Vulcan Sporting Goods Co. is selected as the official overgrip maker for the USTA and for Net Generation, the USTA’s new youth tennis brand aimed at welcoming and attracting new children to the sport we all love so much. These special new overgrips are distributed only through NetKnacks. (Full story …)

March 13, 2018

World TeamTennis Holds Draft for 43rd Season

Today's World TeamTennis Draft was highlighted by the selection of US Open finalist and world No. 9 Kevin Anderson as a Franchise player by the Philadelphia Freedoms, and the Washington Kastles pick of Tennys Sandgren as the overall first selection in the annual Draft. (Full story …)

March 4, 2018

Tennis Owners & Managers Conference Set for Charleston, S.C., in April

The fifth annual Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM) Conference will bring together tennis business owners, managers and decision-makers, with a focus on innovation, growth, business leadership and development. The conference runs from April 9 to 11, with optional specialty courses on Sunday, April 8, and day session registration available. Visit [TheTomConference.com](http://www.TheTOMConference.com). (Full story …)

February 28, 2018

ITA, Tennis Recruiting Network Renew Deal

The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Tennis Recruiting Network announce an extension of their alliance, whereby Tennis Recruiting Network (TennisRecruiting.net) will serve as the Official Junior Tennis Information Source of the ITA. (Full story …)

February 27, 2018

Oracle, Universal Tennis Team Up to Grow UTR

Universal Tennis and Oracle announced a strategic partnership to further develop and grow Universal Tennis Rating (UTR), the leading algorithm-based, big-data rating system and digital platform for tennis players. (Full story …)

DeHart, Mast, Waite Elected to PTR Board

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce three new members of the PTR Board of Directors were elected at the organization's Annual General Membership Meeting. The new board members who will serve three-year terms are Directors-at-Large Ken DeHart and Delaine Mast, and Jack Waite, who is serving as Secretary. (Full story …)

February 24, 2018

Rodney Harmon Named New PTR President

Rodney Harmon, a former ATP Tour player and USTA Director of Men's Tennis, is the new president of the Professional Tennis Registry. (Full story …)

February 12, 2018

Tennis Industry Rallies For ‘Play Tennis Month’ in May

Tennis industry partners are working together to promote May as "Play Tennis Month" to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life. (Full story …)

February 8, 2018

USTA Mid-Atlantic Selects Prince William County for New Home of Tennis

The USTA Mid-Atlantic Section will move its headquarters to Prince William County, Va., and create a new home of Mid-Atlantic tennis in the community. USTA Mid-Atlantic, with a mission to promote and develop the growth of tennis, is pursuing development of a tennis complex to help support local players, pave the way for growth of the game and introduce the sport to the next generation of tennis players in the region. (Full story …)

February 2, 2018

College MatchDay Events to Air Live on Tennis Channel

The USTA and Tennis Channel announced that all six College MatchDay events held this year at the USTA National Campus will be carried live on Tennis Channel and Tennis Channel Everywhere -- the first series of live college tennis programming Tennis Channel has ever aired. (Full story …)

January 23, 2018

Third ‘Tennis Innovation Challenge’ April 9 in Charleston, S.C.

The third Tennis Industry Innovation Challenge promises to showcase some of the most brilliant new and innovative sports products and services designed to grow the sport and business of tennis with players, consumers and fans. This unique competition will take place on April 9 at the 2018 Tennis Owners & Managers (TOM Conference), held at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. (Full story …)

'Play Tennis Month' to Rally the Tennis Industry

Industry partners are working together to promote May as “Play Tennis Month” to help showcase the sport of tennis and associated health benefits. Thousands of tennis programs and events will be held around the country, with a goal of helping to get people moving and playing tennis, the No. 1 sport for a long and healthy life. (Full story …)

January 22, 2018

USTA Announces No-Cut Coach All-Star Team

The USTA has announced its No-Cut Coach All-Star Team, recognizing exceptional high school coaches nationwide who implement an inclusive “no-cut” policy which welcome all students to be a part of their high school’s tennis team. Since 2013, the USTA has honored coaches for their dedication and leadership in providing young players the experience of representing their school. (Full story …)

2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series Schedule Announced

The USPTA has announced the dates for the 2018 USPTA Surface Championship Series. Now in its 13th year, the USPTA Surface Championship Series gives USPTA-certified professionals an opportunity to showcase their playing skills and earn prize money. The tournaments are open to all USPTA-certified professionals in good standing. (Full story …)

January 18, 2018

USTA Awards Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants

The USTA announced that it is awarding $50,000 in USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants to 17 deserving wheelchair tennis programs nationwide. Grants were awarded to local organizations that promote and develop the growth of wheelchair tennis and use the sport of tennis to help build stronger, healthier communities. The first USTA Wheelchair Tennis Grassroots Grants were awarded in 2008 and since then, the USTA has given more than $500,000 to wheelchair tennis programs across the country. (Full story …)

PBI to Direct Tennis Program at New Sports Center in India

Peter Burwash International has signed an agreement to direct the tennis program for the Centre for Sports Excellence (CSE) in Bangalore, India, a private 15-acre multi-sport facility that will cater to the development of Indian athletes from the grassroots level to advanced level players representing the country in international and professional competition. (Full story …)

January 15, 2018

Faulkner Appointed to USPTA National Board

The USPTA announced the appointment of Trish Faulkner to serve on the national board of directors as vice president during the 2018-2019 term. (Full story …)

7 Coaches Earn PTR Masters of Tennis

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces that seven coaches recently completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis (MOT). (Full story …)

January 9, 2018

Kiawah Island Names Roy Barth Director Emeritus of Tennis

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announces the retirement of Director of Tennis Roy Barth effective January 1. Barth now becomes Director Emeritus for the resort upon his retirement. After a lengthy search, Kiawah Island Golf Resort named Barth’s son, Jonathan Barth, as the new Director of Tennis. (Full story …)

January 4, 2018

Universal Tennis Joins Forces With Tennis Channel

Universal Tennis and Tennis Channel are joining forces to evolve and accelerate the growth of tennis by unifying the language of the sport through technology and media. The collaborative partnership focuses on supporting more competitive play and enjoyment across the tennis community through the use of the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR). (Full story …)

December 18, 2017

Tennis Industry Magazine Names 2017 'Champions of Tennis'

Ajay Pant, the national tennis director for Life Time, has been named “Person of the Year” for 2017 by Tennis Industry magazine in the publication’s January 2018 issue. Pant led off the magazine’s 17th annual “Champions of Tennis Awards,” which honors people, businesses and organizations dedicated to improving the sport and business of tennis. (Full story …)

December 6, 2017

PBI Announces 2018 Adult World Tennis Camp Series

Magnolia, Texas - Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world’s leading tennis management company, has announced the locations and schedule of their 2018 World Tennis Camp Series. The 4-5 day intensive camps are featured at some of the most beautiful and highly rated tennis destinations in the world. (Full story …)

November 22, 2017

Bollettieri, Judy Murray to Speak at PTR Symposium

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce that acclaimed coaches Nick Bollettieri and Judy Murray are headline speakers at the PTR International Tennis Symposium that will be held February 13-16, 2018, on Hilton Head Island, S.C. (Full story …)

November 20, 2017

College MatchDay to Showcase Top College Tennis Programs

The USTA announced the 2018 College MatchDay schedule, which will showcase a number of the country’s top college tennis programs at the USTA National Campus at Lake Nona in Orlando, with eight team matches on six dates, including several rivalry matchups and two combined men’s and women’s events. (Full story …)

PTR, Hungarian Tennis Association Sign Partnership

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce a groundbreaking partnership with the Hungarian Tennis Association (HTA). As part of a multi-year agreement, PTR will be an Official Continuing Education partner of HTA. PTR and HTA will collaborate on an annual Symposium to be held in Budapest. (Full story …)

Cal-Berkeley Men's Tennis Coach Wins ITA Service Award

Peter Wright, the University of California, Berkeley men's tennis head coach, has been selected as the 2017 recipient of the ITA Meritorious Service Award, presented by ConantLeadership. (Full story …)

November 8, 2017

PTR, evolve9 Partner to Train Coaches to Keep Girls in the Game

PTR is pleased to announce that it has been named the Official Education Partner of Girls Tennis Network (GTN), a program developed by evolve9 to help tennis coaches and facilities keep girls in the game. The program focuses on giving coaches the skills to retain young female players ages 8-12, by providing drills, games and activities delivered through the six core principles of the GTN program. (Full story …)

November 7, 2017

USPTA and ThanksUSA Name Scholarship Recipients

The USPTA and ThanksUSA are pleased to announce 2017-2018 Scholarship Recipients. Through the Tennis Thanks the Troops campaign, USPTA and ThanksUSA encourage USPTA professionals to raise money for scholarships given to the families of U.S. military personnel. Each recipient will be awarded a $3,000 scholarship towards their undergraduate studies. (Full story …)

November 1, 2017

Top Speakers to Present at 5th Annual TOM Conference

Top experts and consultants both inside and outside of the tennis industry are signing up to share their expertise and knowledge at the fifth annual [TOM Conference](http://www.TheTOMConference.com), which will be April 8-11 at Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, S.C. Presented by the Tennis Industry Association (TIA), the TOM Conference targets tennis owners, managers and industry decision-makers with a focus on innovation, growth and business leadership. (Full story …)

August 18, 2016

Academia Sánchez-Casal int’l program

TWO CONTINENTS, ONE SCHOOL, ONE SPORT, ONE TEAM: Academia Sánchez-Casal. ASC gives students the chance to train and study in the U.S. and Spain (Full story …)

February 20, 2016

Mouratoglou named PTR Touring Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway until February... (Full story …)

November 10, 2015

Lendl, Fish, Craybas to coach with USTA

Former Pros to Team with USTA as Part of Strategy to Develop American Players (Full story …)

October 19, 2015

USTA announces No-Cut all stars

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced its 2015 No-Cut Coach All-Star Team, recognizing 12 exceptional middle- and high-school coaches throughout the nation who implement a “no-cut” policy which welcomes all interested students to be... (Full story …)

October 13, 2015

Newcomb named USPTA National Tester

HOUSTON - The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) announced the hiring of Sid Newcomb as the association’s national tester, effective on Jan. 2, 2016. Newcomb will recruit and train new testers, conduct USPTA certification exams, maintain contact with applicants,... (Full story …)

October 12, 2015

Byrd earns PTR Master - Performance

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Michael Byrd of Arlington Heights, Illinois, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis - Performance. Byrd is Director... (Full story …)

May 1, 2015

Bollettieri launches coaching website

One of Sports’ Most Celebrated and Successful Coaches Opens Up His Personal Archives to Share Lessons and Memories to All. Nick Bollettieri Launches New nickbollettieri.com To Give Never Before Access to Coaches Mind, Approach and Experiences from Past 50 Years (Full story …)

April 7, 2015

Team USA honors renowned coaches

Lynn Nabors-McNally Recognized as 2014 Team USA Developmental Coach of the Year. Tucker Tennis Academy in Tulsa, Okla., Named 2014 Team USA Developmental Program of the Year (Full story …)

March 3, 2015

Lloyd named coach of San Diego Aviators

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — The San Diego Aviators announced today they have signed renowned tennis champion and broadcaster John Lloyd as their coach for the 2015 Mylan World TeamTennis season at Omni La Costa this summer. Lloyd is a former... (Full story …)

February 21, 2015

Saviano named PTR Touring Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and... (Full story …)

January 13, 2015

Loring named PTR College Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, is being... (Full story …)

October 20, 2014

Parents invited to session with Bollettieri

MANCHESTER, MA — This week, Nick Bollettieri — professional tennis’s outspoken, passionate, fearless and inspirational coach — will visit the Manchester Athletic Club’s MAC Tennis Program, the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Regional Training Center of New England. On Thursday,... (Full story …)

April 10, 2014

Renowned coaches honored

Joseph Gilbert of Sacramento, Calif., Recognized as 2013 USOC Developmental Coach of the Year. Junior Tennis Champions Center of College Park, Md., Named 2013 Team USA Developmental Program of the Year (Full story …)

March 4, 2014

PTR on board with Coach Youth Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that beginning today, it will adopt parameters set by USTA’s Coach Youth Tennis, which will be required as a prerequisite to certification. The USTA announced the launch of an educational... (Full story …)

February 20, 2014

Lama named PTR College Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

January 9, 2014

Three coaches join USTA Player Development

Roger Anderson and Anibal Aranda as National Coaches, Women’s Tennis and Stephen Amritraj as National Coach, Men’s Tennis. (Full story …)

December 18, 2013

'Macci Magic' now available

NEW YORK, N.Y. — “MACCI MAGIC: Extracting Greatness From Yourself and Others,” the new inspirational book by renowned tennis coach Rick Macci, is now available for sale and download, New Chapter Press announced today. “MACCI MAGIC,” available where books are... (Full story …)

November 25, 2013

SGI, PHIT America announce 'Challenge'

Do you have a program that increases sports & fitness participation in your community and helps Get America Moving? Submit your program for consideration and enter the new SGI Get America Moving Challenge contest. To show support for the work of PHIT America, SGI Weekly Intelligence is launching the inaugural Get America Moving Challenge. (Full story …)

October 9, 2013

USTA announces no-cut coach all-star team

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced the 2013 No-Cut Coach All-Star Team, recognizing 12 exceptional middle and high school coaches who implement a “no-cut” policy which welcomes all interested students to be a part... (Full story …)

September 25, 2013

USPTA's 'ADDvantage' to be incorporated into TI

Agreement between USPTA and TI (formerly RSI magazine) will expand the reach of both publications and help to raise the profile of tennis teaching professionals. (Full story …)

September 20, 2013

Tennis great Zina Garrison celebrates two milestones

Gala Marks Academy’s 20th Anniversary & Garrison’s 50th Birthday, Joined by Billie Jean King, Carl Lewis Jackie Joyner-Kersee and George Foreman (Full story …)

Lendl IJTA announces Fall 2013 class

Coach of Wimbledon Champion Instills Students with Dedication, Focus, Motivation (Full story …)

July 11, 2013

Midwest Coaches Conference coming to DeWitt

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and DeWitt Tennis Center at Hope College are co-hosting the annual Midwest Coaches Conference in Holland, Michigan on August 3, 2013. Among the speakers are Jorge Capestany, Adam Ford, Leah Friedman... (Full story …)

April 28, 2013

Willenborg named PTR College Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show... (Full story …)

November 14, 2012

Students showcase their skills

Doubles Champion Eric Butorac Encourages High School Juniors and Seniors (Full story …)

July 30, 2012

Eagleton to Hold Workouts, Clinics at Sea Colony

A four-time All-America player while at the University of Miami, top junior player and eight year touring pro, South African John Eagleton will host a junior and adult workout, followed by a pro exhibition on Saturday. The accomplished tennis coach will oversee adult intermediate and advanced clinics, followed by a Q&A about the evolution of the modern game, on Sunday. The Sea Colony Recreational Association is professionally managed by ResortQuest Delaware. (Full story …)

June 5, 2012

USTA names Olympics tennis coaches

U.S. Fed Cup Captain and USTA Head of Men’s Tennis To Lead Olympic Teams in London. Dan James Named Coach for U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Tennis Team (Full story …)

May 22, 2012

America's hottest coach

Online Poll Will Determine Male, Female Winners, who will Shoot Instructional Video to Air on Network. (Full story …)

February 14, 2012

Ward Named PTR College Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards this week during the 2012 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes 50-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a tennis... (Full story …)

January 3, 2012

USPTA's Heckler to Retire in December 2012

Tim Heckler today announced that he will retire from his position as chief executive officer of the United States Professional Tennis Association in December 2012, after 30 years in the position. (Full story …)

October 11, 2011

Six Sigma Tennis Goes to Notre Dame

Former Stanford Tennis Coach & Award Winning Author of Six Sigma Tennis Will Demonstrate on Behalf of the American Society for Quality at Notre Dame (Full story …)

September 28, 2011

USTA hires two new coaches

Stanford Boster Named National Coach for Men’s Tennis in Boca Raton, Fla.; Jayadeva Devashetty Named National Coach at USTA Training Center-East (Full story …)

September 8, 2011

PTR announces Junior Coaching Program

Hilton Head Island, SC — In 2010, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced a first in coach education for USA tennis teaching professionals and coaches. The next phase of PTR’s new training program - PTR Master of Tennis - Junior Development... (Full story …)

August 17, 2011

Club managers: Send pros to the USPTA Conference

The United States Professional Tennis Association wants all club managers to consider the tremendous benefits of sending their director of tennis and/or teaching professional staff members to the World Conference on Tennis from Sept. 19 - 24 at the Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla. (Full story …)

August 16, 2011

USPTA Buying Show Booths Still Available

Manufacturer and vendor booth space is still available for the USPTA’s Tennis Buying Show, to be held Sept. 22 at Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel, Fla., as part of the USPTA World Conference on Tennis. (Full story …)

July 29, 2011

Former Pros Coach Juniors at Camp A.C.E.

Katrina Adams, Leslie Allen, Rodney Harmon, and Ann Koger Teach Tennis and Share Experiences at USTA Eastern’s Annual Overnight Camp (Full story …)

June 29, 2011

PTR's TennisPro Magazine Wins Apex Awards

PTR announced that its TennisPro Magazine was presented with two 2011 APEX Awards (Awards for Publishing Excellence). This is the 23rd Annual APEX Awards, a competition for writers, editors, publications staff and business and nonprofit communicators. The selection of the... (Full story …)

May 6, 2011

Daglis Emerges as USPTA Prez Nominee

The USPTA leadership meeting held the weekend of April 9 in Houston brought unusual discord, following a tussle over the slate of national officers that led to the resignations of high-profile board members Jack Groppel and Jim Loehr and a lawsuit being filed against the USPTA by the organization’s first vice president. (Full story …)

April 5, 2011

Irvine conference for tennis professionals

Irvine, California — The City of Irvine is hosting a tennis conference featuring Master Professionals from the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) at the Bill Barber Community Park Tennis Center on Saturday, May... (Full story …)

February 20, 2011

Peschke: PTR Touring Pro Coach of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next 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... (Full story …)

January 17, 2011

USPTA Newest Membership Classification

Accredited Professional Coach (Full story …)

December 20, 2010

ITA Coaches Convention Caps Off Great Year

NAPLES, FL — The 26th annual Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Coaches Convention culminated in yet another great year for varsity college tennis. For the fourth year in a row, the ITA Coaches Convention took place at the Naples Grande Beach... (Full story …)

November 17, 2010

USTA Player Development Adds New Coaches

Jorge Todero Hired As USTA Lead National Coach for USTA Training Center-East; Frederico Rodriguez and Marc Lucero Respectively Named USTA National Coach and USTA Coach for Women’s Tennis. (Full story …)

August 11, 2010

Whitlinger to be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Indianapolis, Ind. — John Whitlinger of Stanford, Calif., (formerly of Neenah, Wis.) will be inducted into the 2010 USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame on December 4 in Indianapolis, Ind. The 2010 USTA/Midwest Section Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take... (Full story …)

August 9, 2010

McCormack Recruiting Players for SCF

Inaugural women's tennis team forming for Fall 2010 season (Full story …)

June 23, 2010

Midwest Tennis Coaches Conference Set

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will host a Midwest Coaches Conference on August 20, 2010, at the Midtown Tennis Club in Chicago, Illinois. The event is open to all PTR and USPTA teaching professionals, high school... (Full story …)

June 21, 2010

Diego Moyano named USTA National Coach

Former ATP Professional to Serve as Clay-Court Specialist at USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. (Full story …)

June 17, 2010

ITA Announces Div. I National Coaches of the Year

SKILLMAN, N.J. — The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) announced the Wilson/ITA National Coaches of the Year for NCAA Division I tennis. Peter Smith of Southern California was awarded the honor as the top men’s head coach while North Carolina’s Brian... (Full story …)

May 5, 2010

PTR Announces A First in USA Coach Education

*Hilton Head Island, SC - - *Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces a first in coach education for USA tennis teaching professionals and coaches. PTR has developed a new training program - PTR Master of Tennis (Performance) - with external assessment... (Full story …)

April 15, 2010

USTA Names Coaches for Summer Teams

Oklahoma State’s Jamea Jackson and Notre Dame’s Julia Scaringe to lead women’s team; Baylor’s Chris Brandi and Alabama’s Bo Hodge to coach the men (Full story …)

December 15, 2009

Legendary Guests at Annual ITA Convention

Legendary Guest Lineup Highlights 25th Coaches Convention (Full story …)

November 19, 2009

RSTTA Receives Sectional NJTL of the Year Award

Rodney Street Tennis and Tutoring Association best in USTA Middle States Section. (Full story …)

November 5, 2009

Sarah Taylor Named USTA Coach

Former Top 100 Professional to Work with Female Players at USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. (Full story …)

November 3, 2009

Legends Highlight 25th Annual ITA Coaches Convention

SKILLMAN, N.J. — The 25th annual ITA Coaches Convention will take place at the Naples Grande Beach Resort in Naples, Florida, December 16-19, 2009 and will feature four legends of the game: Dennis Ralston, Jose Higueras, Emilio Sanchez and Stan... (Full story …)

September 11, 2009

Top coaches to form association

A group of ATP World Tour and WTA Tour coaches is launching a new organization to help support fellow coaches and tour trainers by offering them a full range of benefits and services, including access to various forms of insurance,... (Full story …)

August 3, 2009

Lee Tennis Sets up Permanent Quickstart Har-Tru Courts

Charlottesville, Va. — Lee Tennis Court Products (LTCP) installed the first permanent QuickStart HAR-TRU® courts, four, at the Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Va. As part of LTCP’s commitment to introducing tennis players of all ages to experiencing the game... (Full story …)

July 27, 2009

Mayotte Named USTA National Coach

Former Olympic Silver Medalist and NCAA Singles Champion to Work with Players at USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. (Full story …)

July 23, 2009

USTA Announces Players and Coaches for 2009 Invacare World Team Cup

U.S. Teams to Compete in Wheelchair Tennis’ Premier International Team Competition (Full story …)

July 9, 2009

Peter Burwash International to Direct Tennis Program at Las Ventanas

Peter Burwash International (PBI) is pleased to announce it has recently signed an agreement to provide tennis management services for the renowned Las Ventanas al Paraiso, A Rosewood Resort. Often listed as one of the world’s finest hotels, Las Ventanas... (Full story …)

July 2, 2009

Three Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Students Reach Semis of Junior Wimbledon

Three of the players left in the semis of the Boys’ Singles at Junior Wimbledon all make their home at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. Jordan Cox, Devin Britton, and Bernard Tomic all train at the NBTA and all three... (Full story …)

June 4, 2009

Troy Hahn Named USTA Coach

Former Florida All-American to Work with Female Players at USTA Training Center Headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla. (Full story …)

May 18, 2009

Competitiveness and Perfectionism: Common Traits of Both Athletic Performance and Disordered Eating

Timberline Knolls Offers Tips to Athletes, Parents and Coaches on how to Avoid, Detect and Understand Eating Disorders (Full story …)

May 12, 2009

Go Beyond Tennis Coaching Basics

Champaign, IL— Tennis is thriving: Over the past five years tennis participation at the high school level has increased more than 10 percent each year, and total participation is over 14.5 million in the United States alone. Written for high... (Full story …)

May 5, 2009

USPTA launches Professional Tennis Coaches Academy

Site is the industry’s newest technology for teacher education (Full story …)

April 8, 2009

Coaches Selected for USTA Men's and Women's Summer Collegiate Teams

Cal’s Amanda Augustus and Princeton’s Kathy Sell to lead women’s team; Wake Forest’s Chris Brandi and Virginia’s Tony Bresky to coach the men (Full story …)

March 11, 2009

Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy Hires Brad Gilbert to be Guest Coach

BRADENTON — IMG Academies, a division of global sports and entertainment company, IMG, announced today that they have entered into a relationship with tennis coach Brad Gilbert to be a guest coach. IMG Academies is the world’s largest, most successful... (Full story …)

February 10, 2009

USTA Player Development Hires Former Top 100 Player Hugo Armando as USTA Coach

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — The USTA announced today that Hugo Armando been hired as a USTA Coach. In this role, Armando will facilitate coaching and training programs to assist players working with USTA Player Development. He will be based at... (Full story …)

January 28, 2009

PTR SoCal Coaches Workshop Set

*Hilton Head Island, SC — *Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will hold a Coaches Workshop entitled PTR Kids Tennis, Beyond QuickStart, March 13-14, 2009, at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California. The two day event, geared to those... (Full story …)

December 16, 2008

PTR to Offer High School Coaches Tract

Hilton Head Island, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is offering a High School Coaches Tract over President’s Weekend, February 14-16, 2009, during its International Tennis Symposium & $25,000 Championships. The annual event will be held at PTR Headquarters on... (Full story …)

November 20, 2008

Tennis Channel to Premiere Six-Part Coaching Series

Tennis Channel Academy, hosted by Tracy Austin -- Series Premiere: Sunday, Nov. 23, 7:30pm (ET) Takes an Inside Look at the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy. (Full story …)

September 16, 2008

Jose Higueras Named Director of Coaching For USTA Elite Player Development

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., September 16, 2008 -- The USTA today announced that Jose Higueras has been named Director of Coaching for USTA Elite Player Development. Higueras will oversee all of the program’s men’s and women’s coaching efforts and will work... (Full story …)

August 13, 2008

USPTA Offers High School Coaches Workshop at World Conference on Tennis

– Workshop sponsored by USTA – (Full story …)

 

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