Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, with more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, a trade show and tournament, was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Alex Covington, of Decatur, Illinois, has been named PTR Young Professional of the Year.
Covington was named Millikin University’s Director of Tennis in May of 2017. She went to Millikin after serving as Assistant Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach at Allegheny College for two seasons. She also has experience coaching on the high school level and at the Stanford Nike Tennis Camps.
A three-year varsity letter winner in tennis at the University of Indianapolis, Covington was named to the Great Lakes Valley Conference Academic All-Conference Team in in 2011, and was an ITA Scholar Athlete from 2010-2013. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from University of Indianapolis and a Master of Arts in History from the University of Louisville.
Covington serves as a PTR GameChangers Committee member.
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.