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News Release
19 June 2013
For Immediate Release

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the latest addition to its education initiative – PTR Promotes a Safe Sport for All. In his announcement, PTR CEO Dan Santorum said, “PTR is committed to increasing awareness, education and hopefully, prevention of all forms of abuse against children.”

PTR will focus its education on the following seven areas:
• Bullying
• Child Sexual Abuse
• Emotional Misconduct
• Harassment
• Hazing
• Physical Misconduct
• Sexual Misconduct

These types of challenges effect athletes of all ages, skill levels and socioeconomic backgrounds. Tennis will now join other sports in this collaborative effort to decrease misconduct.

Dave Ritter presented a session on Safe Sport at the PTR International Symposium last month. Today PTR launched its initial web pages dedicated to the effort. Updates and additions to the web pages will be ongoing throughout 2013 and beyond. http://www.ptrtennis.org/about/safesport

“PTR is taking a step forward to help bring to the forefront this troubling aspect that, unfortunately, far too many children have to experience,” said PTR Board President, Jorge Andrew.

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

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Contact: Peggy Edwards • PO Box 4739, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 USA
843-785-7244 or 800-421-6289 • fax 843-686-2033 • peggy@ptrtennis.orgwww.ptrtennis.org
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