Workshop Descriptions

PTR Certification and Education Workshops are the most successful training courses available for tennis teachers and coaches. More than 300 PTR Workshops are conducted on five continents each year.

Workshop participants have varying backgrounds including: tennis teaching professionals, college coaches, middle and high school coaches, professionals making a career change, league tennis players, parents, etc. All workshops are led by specially trained PTR Clinicians. 

Many workshop attendees join PTR months before the workshop so they can prepare for certification testing. PTR certification ratings are awarded to those members who pass all parts of the exam.

NOTE: Workshops are subject to cancellation if a minimum number of registrants are not met. A decision whether or not to cancel will be made at least one week prior to the date of the workshop. If you plan to fly to the workshop, please contact brian@ptrtennis.org  before making your flight reservation.

IMPORTANT: For the Certification Workshop, please review your study materials thoroughly before the event. If you are in need of additional assistance please contact Brian Parkkonen at (843) 785-7244 or brian@ptrtennis.org.

The Level 2 pathway is a comprehensive program raising the bar on coach education.  Level 2 consists of 6 days of face-to-face experiential education covering Jr. Development, Recreational/High School Development, Adult Development as well as online prerequisite education. During the 6 days of experiential learning, coaches will be immersed in key topics vital to improving coaching knowledge, skills and behaviors.

Topics covered will include:

  • The Coaching Environment 
  • Coaching Behaviors, Skills and Knowledge 
  • Program and Session Planning and Organization 
  • Safety and Injury
  • Player Development 
  • Physical Development including Growth, Development and Maturation 
  • Cognitive, Emotional and Social Development at Different Ages and Stages
  • Physical Development at Difference Ages and Stages
  • Motor Skill Learning 
  • Technical Parameters and Tactical Analysis 
  • Tactical Development 
  • Game Situations and Tactical Analysis 
  • Competitive Structures for different ages
  • Working with Parents
  • Evaluation, Monitoring and Goal Setting 
  • Personal Reflection 

Coaches attending PTR Level 2 education will now be required to complete the following program prerequisites:

  • Safeguarding (Background Check/SafePlay)
  • First Aid/CPR ($35 additional fee for online course)
  • T.I.U.
  • iTPA TPT Online Certification 
  • Download the PTR Coach Plus App 

The Level 2 program is the ideal starting point for career coaches who are responsible for the delivery of sessions to beginner to intermediate players. Coaches participating in this program should be full time tennis coaches or have completed the Instructor Certification or Teaching Essentials I program.

We are pleased to offer this comprehensive program for coaches to enhance their education and coach competence.

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Isaac McBroom was an absolute pleasure to work with. He did an exceptional job. The Hall of Fame cannot wait to move ahead towards our next training session with the PTR as we all move that much closer to being a well-rounded member of the PTR.
Ryan Harry, Head Tennis Pro
Intl. Tennis Hall of Fame
Newport, Rhode Island
I have been in tennis for 23 years. The information in this Performance Workshop was more valuable than anything I have taken away from other conferences in the past 15 years. Brian is extremely knowledgeable and provided a positive learning experience. I feel as if the PTR is current with Tennis and is moving Forward!
Jimmy Royalty, Head Pro
IMG Academy
Bradenton, Florida
The workshop was fantastic. Tom Ruth did a great job of creating an environment that was interactive, informative, and very enjoyable - it was a great experience for attending my first PTR Workshop. Thank you very much!
Chrissie Lissner, Assistant Director of Tennis
The Reserve at Lake Keowee
Sunset, South Carolina