Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards yesterday during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, is underway through February 13, on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
John Borden, of Germantown, Maryland, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State. This award is presented to a member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.
Borden was recently named the Chief Operations Officer of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF). WTEF, founded in 1955, is located in Washington, D.C. and spread over two campuses, one of which is the site of the Citi Open. Prior to joining WTEF, Borden was General Manager of the Junior Tennis Champions Center (JTCC), a global leader in producing world class junior and colligate tennis players, as well as introducing new players to the sport. Borden, a former Division 1 athlete and graduate of the Howard University School of Law, has over 15 years of tennis industry experience.
Presently, Borden oversees all operations at WTEF. He is tasked with helping chart the long-term vision for the organization and executing a methodical plan that is sensitive to the changing landscape of tennis participation and participation in youth sports in general. Borden, a life-long athlete, proven leader, and innovator, is a recognized speaker on growing the sport of tennis and other relevant industry topics.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,000 members in 131countries. 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.