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PTR Launches Coach Development Days
Posted: May 22, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - 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. The first Coach Development Day is set for June 1-2, at Fremont Tennis Center in Fremont, California. Read More...

PTR Celebrates 30 Years of Wheelchair Tennis
Posted: May 9, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce it has been hosting the Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Hilton Head Island for 30 years! The world’s top players and Paralympics winners, as well as all levels, including first time players, compete in this event, which is part of the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis Tour and sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association (USTA Fall Southern Championship) and the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Read More...

PickTEN Program to Benefit Pickleball and Tennis
Posted: March 20, 2019 in Suppliers

PickTENHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - 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. PickTEN gives clubs a resource for attracting new players to their facilities by providing a fun, social and engaging program, and it creates an environment that allows players to learn two sports by using pickleball as an introduction of basic skills (striking and tracking the ball) and tennis to further develop those skills. Read More...

PTR & Universal Tennis Launch New Benefits Exclusively For PTR Members
Posted: February 28, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and Universal Tennis announced exciting new offerings for all PTR member professionals at the 2019 PTR International Tennis Symposium to drive engagement and revenue in PTR Clubs in the United States. The new offering will give PTR coaches access to Universal Tennis’ industry-leading tools and technology, including its Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle global rating system and the UTR engagement platform. Read More...

PTR Opens Nine Regional Education Centers
Posted: February 19, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces that it is partnering with nine premiere tennis facilities across the United States for its new PTR Regional Education Centers. The centers have been established to serve as hubs for PTR education and to provide coaches a convenient place to go to pursue education and mentoring. Read More...

Women in Tennis Forum to Be Held During PTR International Tennis Symposium
Posted: January 3, 2019 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis Registry HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that it will hold a Women in Tennis Forum during the PTR International Tennis Symposium - February 12 - 15, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. The Forum will be on Thursday, February 14. Sarah Stone will moderate a panel of experts, including former World #1 Gigi Fernandez, Andy Murray’s coach Judy Murray, Tennis Australia’s Emma Doyle and Leizel Huber’s coach Tony Huber. Read More...

USPTA Offers Equivalency Pathway for Current and Former PTR Members
Posted: October 19, 2018 in Suppliers

USPTALAKE NONA, FL - 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 expediated process that will consider their current and former certified membership status. Read More...

Longest Partnership in Tennis History Continues
Posted: August 30, 2018 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) signed a 3-year contract with HEAD Penn, extending its longstanding partnership to a history making 38 years! The relationship between PTR and HEAD began in January 1983, when Dennis Van der Meer signed the first agreement with HEAD racquets. Now, HEAD is the official racquet, bag, ball, string, grip and youth equipment of PTR in the United States through December 2021. Read More...

TennisPro Magazine Editor Receives Award
Posted: August 7, 2018 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Peggy Edwards, Director of Communications and Editor of TennisPro Magazine, was presented a 2018 APEX Award (Awards for Publishing Excellence). The APEX award category ‘Magazines, Journals & Tabloids - Print’ was for the November/December issue of TennisPro. TennisPro is the official publication of PTR tennis teachers and coaches. Edwards, who has been with PTR since 1998, has been the recipient of 23 APEX awards for TennisPro. Read More...

HEAD Penn to Sponsor Professional Pickleball Registry
Posted: August 2, 2018 in Suppliers

HEADHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) announces a three-year sponsorship agreement with HEAD Penn. HEAD is the Official Paddle and Bag of PPR. PPR members are already receiving benefits from preferred pricing on HEAD Extreme and Radical series paddles, Supercombi bags and backpacks, as well as other pickleball equipment, including nets and eyewear. Read More...

Inaugural Pickleball Coach Certification Held on Hilton Head Island
Posted: July 25, 2018 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) conducted its first ever Pickleball Certification Workshop at Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center on Hilton Head Island. Twelve coaches from seven states, including Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, participated in the workshop that was conducted by Sarah Ansboury, PPR’s Education Consultant and Lead Clinician. PPR Clinicians Linh Ansboury and Randy Coleman assisted. Read More...

USPTA and PTR Reach Agreements with Universal Tennis to Expand Resources for Tennis Teaching Professionals
Posted: April 11, 2018 in Suppliers

UTR Powered by OracleSAN FRANCISCO, CA - Both the United States Professional Tennis Association and Professional Tennis Registry announced partnerships with Universal Tennis to grow and enhance professional development resources for tennis teaching professionals and coaches. Read More...

Universal Tennis Partners With Professional Tennis Registry to Expand Resources For Tennis Teaching Professionals
Posted: April 10, 2018 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistrySAN FRANCISCO, CA - 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. Under the agreement, Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle will become the official tennis rating of PTR, the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals and coaches. Universal Tennis will enable all PTR teaching professionals to use its technology for free, providing the tools and products to fundamentally change the way tennis is played at clubs and municipalities worldwide. Read More...

Rodney Harmon New PTR President
Posted: February 22, 2018 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is extremely pleased to announce Rodney Harmon as its new PTR President. Harmon is from Richmond, Virginia, where he grew up a protégé of the legendary Arthur Ashe. He played collegiately at Tennessee and SMU. It was at Tennessee where Harmon teamed with Mel Purcell to win the NCAA Doubles title in 1980, and got to the semis in singles, which ultimately played a role in Harmon being inducted into the ITA Men’s Collegiate Tennis Hall of Fame in 2010. Read More...

Nick Bollettieri & Judy Murray to Speak at PTR International Tennis Symposium
Posted: November 22, 2017 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - 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, South Carolina. Read More...

PTR Partners with evolve9 to Train Coaches to Keep Girls in the Game
Posted: November 8, 2017 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces 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. GTN was successfully launched at the Women’s Tennis Coaching Association (WTCA) Conference held in August 2017, in New York City. Read More...

PTR Welcomes New Director of Development
Posted: September 27, 2017 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announces Isaac McBroom has joined the staff as Director of Development, filling the post after Brian Parkkonen was promoted to Director of Education. As Director of Development, McBroom’s responsibilities will include the scheduling and coordination of all PTR Certification Workshops in the USA, and ensuring that workshops are held in all 50 states each year. Read More...

PTR Partners With Learning Management Provider InnTier
Posted: August 3, 2017 in Suppliers

PTR - Celebrating 40 years of ExcellenceHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced its partnership with Learning Management System (LMS) provider InnTier. PTR is proud to offer it members the latest in LMS functionality and e-learning. The InnTier platform is an intelligent and expandable LMS and online educational dashboard utilizing the latest in LMS technologies. PTR members will now have a personal assessment platform associated with certification workshops that will allow PTR to expand its abilities to drive coach improvement through all areas of assessment. Additionally, members will have all inclusive educational resources to be housed on the PTR library within the InnTier platform that is currently in development. Read More...

Inaugural Tennis Technology Conference Back-to-Back with Directors of Tennis Conference
Posted: July 20, 2017 in Suppliers

Professional Tennis RegistryHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced its Tennis Technology Conference & Expo will finally be held November 13-14, 2017. The dates had to be moved due to the impact of Hurricane Matthew on Hilton Head Island. Read More...

Mary Pierce and Lucy Garvin Elected to PTR Board
Posted: February 26, 2017 in Suppliers

PTR - Celebrating 40 years of ExcellenceHILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. - Professional Tennis Registry announced that two prominent women in international tennis have been elected to serve 3-year terms on the PTR Board of Directors: Lucy Garvin and Mary Pierce. Garvin and Pierce bring the expertise and experience needed to continue growing PTR internationally. Read More...

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