Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night 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.
Bill Riddle, of Nolensville, Tennessee, received the PTR Media Excellence Award.
With more than 30 years experience, Riddle is recognized as a High Performance Tennis Specialist. He was the Director of Tennis for the Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club in Nashville for 21 years and is currently the Men's & Women's Head Tennis Coach at Martin Methodist College, while overseeing the seasonal tennis program at Temple Hills Country Club, a sister club to Bluegrass in the Club Corp family.
No stranger to entertainment and tennis promotions, Riddle created and co-hosted an award-winning weekly radio show in Nashville and has worked as a TV commentator and reporter. He has served as a host and producer of a variety of internet and social media outlets creating content to inspire, entertain and promote tennis.
Recently, Riddle helped create and develop content with PTR for a new social media segment called OnPoint with PTR. The goal of the project is to showcase PTR members, events and activities in a quick fun online format. Additionally, he has worked for a number of years promoting tennis players, coaches and events through his own social media outlet called Around the Court Around the World. Through his interviews and updates, viewers are informed and entertained via Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.
Service to the tennis industry has always been important to Riddle, and he has functioned in a number of capacities, including on USTA and industry committees at the local, state, Southern and National levels. Growing the game on the front lines both on and off court is evident by his longstanding commitment to the tennis industry. Riddle has been honored with awards by PTR, USTA and USPTA as a coach, teacher, tennis professional and, more importantly, for his work as a volunteer in the community.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,000 members in 131 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.