Press Release
13 February 2020
For Immediate Release

Universal Tennis Named Partner of the Year

Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during its International Tennis Symposium on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Since signing the official partnership exactly one year ago, Universal Tennis has been fully committed to supporting PTR and growth of tennis through an incredible collection of coaching resources for the PTR membership.  Universal Tennis has demonstrated its strong support of PTR coaches by providing exclusive member pricing to access Universal Tennis' innovative UTR Platform, anchored by the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle, the premier platform for growing tennis participation for players of all levels. 
Universal Tennis has also created the UTR Events Certified program as an added benefit and recognition for PTR members who complete the program.  Universal Tennis is an integral part of PTR’s efforts to deliver cutting-edge tools, technology, data and analytics to support the continued education and professional development of PTR coaches.  
Universal Tennis is also supporting the growth and opportunity of competitive play for PTR coaches through its integration with PTR’s Tennis in a Can Program, an eleven-week online program specifically for high school coaches developed in partnership with Nick Bollettieri, and by serving as a co-sponsor for the PTR/UTR 11K Championships.
Universal Tennis has an incredibly supportive team that has been all in, collaborating and working with PTR to create new approaches and opportunities for PTR coaches to grow the game.  For more on Universal Tennis and the UTR Platform, watch the video and visit 

About Universal Tennis  - The mission of Universal Tennis is to make tennis more affordable, accessible and fun for all players, regardless of age, gender, level and socioeconomic status. Anchored by the Universal Tennis Rating (UTR) Powered by Oracle – the world’s most accurate tennis rating system – Universal Tennis is creating opportunities and pathways for players from all over the world, in all stages of life, to find better matches and unlock a more fun and flexible tennis experience. Watch the video and visit to sign up, create or find your player profile, and join the global tennis community on UTR.

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.


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

Photos: UTR President, Anne Worcester and (l-r) PTR Board President, Karl Hale; Worcester; PTR Director-at-Large, Lucy Garvin