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  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

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Instructing Adaptive Tennis

$100 for PTR Members 
$199 for non-PTR members (includes a PTR Affiliate Membership)

February 8, 2020 | 8:30am-5:30pm | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

This course is primarily for tennis teachers and coaches, who will augment their existing PTR Certification with an Adaptive Tennis Certification. This certification will provide instructors with the skills required to teach players with intellectual/physical disabilities, who will reach more closely to their fullest sport potential through sport professional instruction. Upon completion, participants will be qualified to receive coaching certification from Special Olympics as well. 

Workshop participants will gain an understanding of behaviors and strategies to improve learning for athletes with intellectual disabilities, an understanding of adapting current tennis instruction to fit the needs of students, complete a General Orientation of Special Olympics and Special Olympics Tennis Levels, concluding with an on-court experience instructing athletes with special needs. 

The course is also valuable for beginning tennis instructors with an interest in increasing their skill sets and building their resume.

This hands-on course will be conducted by Nancy Hoekstra, Special Olympics North America, Tennis Development Committee Chairman and Scott Weaver, Special Olympics Senior Manager of Sports, Unified Sports & Sport Education.

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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