Master Professional Guidelines
PTR has established the Master Professional designation to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to PTR and the game of tennis throughout their careers. It is PTR’s belief that a Master Professional should be a strong representative of PTR and the sport - to be known as a master talent developer, exhibit the highest ethical behavior on and off the court, and one who displays the highest standards of excellence in the tennis profession. It is expected that the applicant has shown growth in their knowledge of the game, a strong involvement in introducing tennis to their community, regional expertise in teaching and coaching, dedication to the mission of PTR and a commitment to developing professionally.
The PTR Master Professional application occurs in three steps: (1) meet the minimum criteria to receive an application (2) submit a CD that contains all outlined application requirements and documentation within the written deadlines (3) the Master Professional Selection Committee will review your submitted CD materials, application and further investigate additional areas of your professional tennis career (e.g., reputation, integrity, developing talent, business practices and passion for the sport).
Master Professional status reflects a career dedicated to our sport and the tennis teaching profession and should be viewed as a life achievement. The PTR Master Professional application process may be different from other tennis teaching groups, as the selection Committee looks equally at less tangible professional criteria along with points documented within seven major categories. For this reason, PTR Master Professional status may not be awarded by only meeting point documented criteria.