Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which included more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Federico Mas, of Highwood, Illinois, has been named PTR Clinician of the Year. Mas is passionate about tennis and about helping others learn to teach this great game. As a PTR Clinician, he not only conducted workshops in all four education pathways, but he actively seeks coaches to get PTR certified. In 2019 alone, Mas conducted six PTR certification workshops, including the largest of the year in the United States with 26 participants.
He is the Director of Tennis Development at Wheaton Sport Center in Wheaton Illinois, which is the PTR Regional Education Center for Chicago area. Previously, he held positions as Tennis Director and has created successful programs as Junior Director and Community Tennis Program founder.
A USPTA Elite Professional, Mas has been named PTR Member of the Year, and served as PTR state representative when he lived in Kentucky.
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.