Steps to Certification
Step 1: Become a Full PTR Member
• Call PTR Headquarters at 843-785-7244 or
• Submit an online application including payment or
• Fax a completed application form to 843-686-2033 or
• Mail a completed application form to PTR, PO Box 4739, Hilton Head Island SC 29938
Note: It is very important to join PTR as a Full Member prior to attending a certification workshop to give the time necessary to study and prepare for certification testing.
Step 2: Select your Certification Pathway
Select your initial basic certification. Choose one: 10 & Under, 11 to 17, Performance or Adult Development.
Step 3: Register and complete Coach Youth Tennis
Step 4: Register for a Certification Workshop
To be eligible to take the PTR Certification tests, members are recommended to attend the PTR Basic Certification Workshop (10 & Under, 11 to 17, Performance or Adult Development). At the completion of the workshop, certification testing will be administered.
Workshops are held frequently throughout the US and around the world. Consult our Workshop Schedules for locations near you. PTR workshops are added on a weekly basis, and if you have a site that has four or more people interested in getting certified, we will schedule a workshop at your facility. To host a PTR workshop, please contact Steve Keller at 843-785-7244 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 5: Study and Prepare for the Certification Test
Upon receipt of your application, membership fees and workshop registration PTR will send you information via email link to access study materials for the workshop and certification testing. Please thoroughly review the materials several times prior to attending the certification workshop.
Step 6: Pass the PTR Certification Test
To become PTR Certified you must pass all PTR Certification Tests. The highest certification rating is Professional, followed by Instructor, then Associate Instructor. Your overall certification rating is the lowest of your test scores.
For example, if you score Professional on four tests and Instructor on one, your overall rating will be Instructor.
You may retest on any or all of the tests 60 days after your most recent testing date. Retesting fees will apply. You are allowed to keep all of the scores that you are satisfied with while retesting only those that you wish to improve. Should you score lower on a retest, than your original score is kept.
The PTR Certification process combines a basic, fundamental teaching style with a standardized test. Testers provide grades and PTR reviews the results and determines final ratings to help ensure that each member is treated equally and fairly.
Once you have passed all tests, you become a certified member in the world’s largest organization of tennis teachers and coaches.