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Code of Ethics

As a PTR member, not only must you strive to be the best teaching professional you can, but you must also fulfill the obligations of being an upstanding citizen and role model to your students, to your community, and to the tennis teaching and coaching community at large. All PTR members are expected to maintain and observe a sound base of moral integrity and to exemplify the highest ideals of our profession.

PTR requires strict adherence to the following Code of Ethics:

  1. All members must be fair, honest, and sportsmanlike at all times, conduct themselves in a professional manner both on and off the court and exemplify the highest standards of moral character.
  2. Members must meet their financial responsibilities promptly and honor their contracts.
  3. Members should continue to enhance their professional goals by continuing educational pursuits, seminars, conventions, etc., and striving for excellence through professional development.
  4. Personal grooming habits should be of the highest standard. Respect each place you work, play or visit so that you are in accordance with their standards as well.
  5. Teach and abide by the rules of the game in letter and in spirit. Always respect officials and their decisions.
  6. A member shall not give or solicit lessons where a resident professional is employed, unless prior approval has been given.
  7. Encourage healthy respect for your fellow colleagues and Professional Tennis Registry.
  8. As a current PTR member, I understand that I can display the PTR logo on my advertising materials and/or my clothing to promote my affiliation with PTR. I also understand that if my PTR membership is not current, I cannot display the PTR logo or in any way imply that I am a member of PTR.
  9. If I cancel my PTR membership, I will cease reference to PTR in all of my materials and will not imply PTR membership in any way
  10. If you do not renew your PTR membership, you have 12 months to reinstate your membership or risk losing your certification rating.
  11. PTR only relates to the member, not the business entity. Failure to do so is a violation of the Code of Ethics.
If PTR members lead ethically and with intelligence, respect and compassion, the common good will emerge for them and for the entire organization.


Declaration of Terms and Conditions

I understand and agree that:

i) PTR, their employees or agents accept no responsibility whatsoever in respect of personal injury, loss or damage, however caused, arising while attending any PTR function.

ii) PTR reserves the right to reject any applicant whom it considers to be an unsuitable person for involvement in coaching. This right may also be exercised retrospectively if information is brought to PTR’s attention, which, if known at the time of the application, would have rendered the candidate unsuitable. For the avoidance of doubt, the falsification of any information requested in this application form and/or the existence of any police record or caution relating to matters considered to be incompatible with certification, constitute circumstances where PTR reserves the right to withdraw or suspend a candidate’s qualification.

iii) Beginning in 2014, PTR is stressing the importance of Continuing Education. We are requiring each certified member to complete a minimum of 12 Continuing Education hours over a 3 year period. For new members, their 3 year period will begin when they join. These hours can be in the form of attendance at PTR workshop, symposia and conferences as well as USTA, ITF and USPTA educational events. The hours can also be accumulated through digital education and distance learning through PTRtennis.tv and other outlets. Your PTR Certification Workshop will count for 8 – 12 hours depending on which course you take.
The PTR Intl. Tennis Symposium will count for 25 hours.* So, start earning your Continuing Education Hours today!
*if the event is conducted by PTR, your will automatically receive your points. If the event is not held by PTR, or is Digital Education, you must submit an attendance certificate or proof of purchase.

iv) Course cancellations received 96 hours prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 100% transfer of workshop and/or testing fees to a future workshop date/location. Cancellations received less than 96 hours and more than 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 50% credit transferred to a future workshop date/location. Cancelations received less than 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop or failure to notify PTR Headquarters of your cancellation prior to the start of the workshop will result in a forfeiture of all fees. Loss of workshop fees will take place 12 months after registering. PTR on Campus participants who fail to notify PTR Headquarters of cancelation prior to the start of the workshop will result in forfeiture of the $10 workshop fee. Once forfeited, PTR on Campus members must pay the full Workshop Registration fee.
If I withdraw from a course once it has started, I will forfeit the course fee.

v) PTR reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment numbers are not sufficient.

vi) I understand that in undertaking a course or obtaining my PTR certification, this does not provide me with a guarantee of work from PTR or any provider.



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