Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, with includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Adam Jasick, Director of Tennis of the Onteroa Club in Tannersville, New York, and Founder of Future Champions Foundation has been named PTR Humanitarian of the Year. Jasick received $5,000 from PTR Foundation to continue Future Champions Foundation’s mission to create opportunities for children to become champions in their own communities.
Future Champions Foundation (FCF) is building and sustaining schools as the cornerstone of village development in some of the world’s poorest communities. FCF’s first large scale project, which is currently underway, is the construction of a primary school in Bogaré in northern Togo. Creating opportunities for children through education is FCF’s primary objective, creating jobs and commerce in the villages and employing local resources are welcome by-products.
A graduate of Grand Valley State University in his native Michigan, Jasick has spent his entire career in the tennis industry. From club teaching professional to club operator and shop owner, he brings vision to FCF projects and has the willingness to put in the effort to see them through. For information about FCF, please visit www.future-champions-foundation.org
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.