12 May 2011
For Immediate Release
Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced today that it will offer a new course to supplement its Junior Development Certification to teach 10 and under tennis players.
In an effort to provide additional education to those tennis coaches who have successfully completed the PTR Junior Development Workshop and Certification, PTR is set to offer a follow up online course that will enable them to more effectively teach 10 and under tennis. The new course, which will debut in August, will be entitled – Programming, Benchmarking and Coaching 10 and Under Players.
“The combination of the USTA's three hour QuickStart Recreational Coaches Workshop and PTR's 12 hour Junior Development Workshop provides a solid foundation to start teaching 10 and under tennis,” said Dan Santorum, PTR’s CEO. “This course will be crucial to help tennis coaches plan lessons, better assess 10 and under players against well researched criteria, as well as work with their parents.”
PTR has more comprehensive education on the horizon. PTR’s Master of Tennis for Junior Development, which is the most extensive education for 10 and under tennis providing more than 200 hours of education and online course work, is set to debut in November.
For more information on this course or the prerequisite Junior Development Workshop, visitwww.ptrtennis.org
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 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.