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News Release
25 February 2014
For Immediate Release

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the 2014 PTR International Tennis Symposium.  The event, which includes 40-plus on court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Julio Godreau, of Madison, Mississippi, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State.  This award is presented to a PTR member in the United States who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.  

Godreau, a PTR member since 1995, has earned the Professional rating in Adult Development and a PTR Master of Tennis - Performance.  He is also a USTA High Performance Coach.  The Director of the Mississippi Tennis Academy, Godreau is an advocate for education and professional development.  He has hosted PTR Certification Workshops so others can learn to teach the game.  He has been a presenter at many tennis conferences, including the PTR International Symposium, where he presented in both English and Spanish.  He has developed players to rankings as high as #5 in the United States.  No stranger to awards, Godreau has been named USTA Southern Pro of the Year, as well as USPTA Developmental Coach of the Year and Rookie Pro of the Year.  

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,600 members in 121 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.

Photo:  PTR President Jorge Andrew presents award to Godreau

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