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, was held on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Reston Association in Reston, Virginia, has been named PTR Public Facility of the Year.
Reston Association (RA) started building tennis courts in the mid-1960s and has grown to include 52 courts on more than 1,300 acres with 66, 000 residents. Twenty-six of the courts are lighted, eight are Har-Tru courts, including four HydoGrid built in 2019. In addition, RA has six permanent 36’ courts for children’s tennis. Known as some of the finest courts in the Mid-Atlantic, in 2014, Racquet Sport Industry magazine named Reston Association Tennis its Parks & Recreation Agency of the Year.
On the programming side, RA boasts a solid 2019, with 550 junior (ages 3-17) lesson takers from beginners to 4.5 level advanced players. More than 350 adults took lessons to improve their games. RA works hand-in-hand with the USTA to hosts tournaments for all age groups and levels of play. More than 350 players join in playing GWTA, NVTL, Reston Team Tennis and senior leagues. RA also promotes tennis via its scholarship program, offering free racquets and lessons for individuals or families in financial need.
According to Rob Tucker, Reston Tennis & Pickleball Manager, “PTR is an important partner. With excellent coach education and certification, PTR provides the correct tools to bring tennis to everyone.”
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.