Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Husband and wife duo, Liezel and Tony Huber, of Bronxville, New York have been named PTR Members 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.
Liezel Huber is a PTR Professional and Executive Director of Tennis at Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning in the Bronx. She was ranked the #1 player in the world for 199 weeks, is a three time Olympian, played Fed Cup for USA and her native South Africa, and won 57 WTA doubles titles and seven Grand Slam titles. A WTA Player Council Representative for seven years, Huber received Player Service Awards and was presented a Humanitarian Award by Sir Richard Branson. Liezel and Tony have opened the tennis center for various PTR workshops and conferences including the first ever PTR National Education Day.
Tony Huber, also a PTR Professional, started his coaching career in 1993, at Van der Meer Tennis on Hilton Head Island. His accomplishments include coaching Liezel Huber to #1 in the world for 199 weeks, as well as numerous other top players during his 15 years on the WTA Tour. He coached in two Olympic Games (Sydney and London) and developed many top juniors who earned college tennis scholarships. Whether it’s technical, tactical or mental, Tony has a knack for finding the most efficient way to help players at any level improve their game. Tony has been named PTR Touring Coach of the Year and PTR Humanitarian of the Year.
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.