News Release
14 February 2018
For Immediate Release

Larry Haugness Receives PTR/USTA Service to the Community Award

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2018 PTR International Tennis Symposium.  The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway through February 18, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Larry Haugness, of Battlefield, Missouri, has been named the recipient of the PTR/USTA Service to the Community Award for his dedication to both organizations.

A PTR member since 1989, Haugness is a certified Professional in all five PTR education pathways.  In addition, he serves as a Clinician in PTR 10 & Under, 11 to 17, Adult Development and Senior Development, traveling to ensure other coaches get educated and certified.

Currently President of USTA Missouri Valley, Haugness has also served as President of USTA Intermountain and as President of four USTA districts.  He served on three USTA section boards, the USTA Executive Committee, and 26 other USTA National committees.  In addition, three of the last four clubs where Haugness serves as Director of Tennis were honored with USTA Facility of the Year awards.

In addition, Haugness is a USTA High Performance Coach, USPTA Elite Professional, USRSA Master Racquet Technician and National Tester, and was one of the first 15 coaches in the world to pass all levels of the USTA Sport Science.

He was a World Team Tennis coach, General Manager for the WTT Springfield Lasers, and brought touchtennis to the USA as an Ambassador.  Haugness was the Tournament Director of more than 275 events, including numerous USTA National Open and ITF tournaments.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,000 members in 125 countries.  It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization.  PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.


Contact:  Peggy Edwards • PO Box 4739, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 USA
843-785-7244 • fax 843-686-2033 • •