27 January 2014
For Immediate Release
Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will present its annual awards next month 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, is being held February 20 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Nancy Powell, of Lexington, South Carolina, 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.
A PTR member for more than three decades, Powell is keen on professional development and continuing education for tennis teachers, rarely missing a chance to learn. She has participated in every PTR educational opportunity attending the Symposium every year. Additionally, Powell has earned ratings in all four PTR Pathways and is qualified to teach tennis to: 10 & Under, 11 to 17, Performance and Adult Development. A consummate volunteer, for several years Powell has assisted on the PTR Court for Arthur Ashe Kids Day in New York. Powell is a staff professional at Lexington County Tennis Complex and in September, was named Head Tennis Coach Columbia College.
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.