01 March 2012
For Immediate Release
Hilton Head Island, SC - - At the recent PTR Symposium, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced Jorge Andrew as President of its Board of Directors for a three year term. Andrew, who accepted the reigns from outgoing President, Jean Mills, is the first Latino to serve as President of a major tennis organization in the United States.
Andrew is the Director of Operations of the Lexington Recreation and Aging Committee, in Lexington, South Carolina. The organization has 51 courts at its two facilities, the Lexington County Tennis Complex and the new Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center.
A PTR member for more than 32 years, Andrew is a Master Professional, Clinician and Tester. A USTA Master Trainer for the Recreational Coach Workshops and 10 and Under Tennis Specialist, Andrew is Chairman of the Cardio Tennis National Speakers Team.
A former Venezuelan Davis Cup player and captain, Andrew played on the ATP Tour for more than 10 years, appearing in all four Grand Slams. He now serves on the USTA Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Paralympic Committees. He served on the USTA Nominating Committee and was Vice Chairman of the Junior Team Tennis Committee.
In 2008, Jorge was named USTA/SC Lucy Garvin Volunteer of the Year, USTA Southern QuickStart Trainer of the Year, and Racquet Sports Industry Magazine’s PTR Member of the Year.
“I am honored to carry on the strong tradition set for PTR by Dennis Van der Meer. PTR continues to grow as an organization and I look forward to working to further that growth for PTR and tennis,” said Andrew.
“Jorge Andrew’s strong background in all aspects of tennis will allow him to lead PTR to even greater heights. Jorge is well respected in the tennis industry, which is a tremendous asset for PTR and our great sport,” said PTR CEO, Dan Santorum.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 117 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.