News Release
13 February 2018
For Immediate Release

Miller Tennis Center Named PTR Private Facility of the Year


Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards today during the 2018 PTR International Tennis Symposium.  The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, is underway February 13-16, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Miller Tennis Center in Williamsville, New York, has been named PTR Private Facility of the Year.  MTC was established in 2007, by International Master Professional Todd Miller, and his wife, PTR Professional Debbie Miller.  

The largest year round facility in the area has eight indoor plexi-pave courts and 10 outdoor clay-type courts.  The climate controlled indoor courts were recently enhanced with ceiling and wall liners, as well as a new LED lighting system that outputs in excess of 100 foot candles.  The luxurious, spacious lounge, ideal for viewing the action on the courts, has cozy leather couches, 10 large flat screen TVs, massage therapy and a pro shop.  Locker rooms include saunas and large screen TVs.  The outdoor portion of the club features a park like setting with rolling hills, professionally manicured courts and a heated swimming pool.  Large patios with awnings provide relief from the heat for spectators and for lounging players.  

MTC boasts one of the world’s top pro staffs.  A PTR Pride award recipient, the staff of 21 Professionals is PTR Proud.  The facility has hosted numerous PTR certification workshops, the PTR Eastern Symposium, as well as world renowned speakers and world class exhibitions.          

Every year since 2009, MTC has hosted a USTA Pro Circuit Women’s Championship or Men’s Futures Tournament.  Additionally, MTC has hosted numerous prize money tournaments for local players.  Among them, the $22,000 Summer Championships, $15,000 Winter Championships and $10,000 Holiday Men’s Open Events.  This year’s purse for the Men’s Futures is $25,000.  

The facility is also home to the Buffalo Tennis Hall of Fame, MAC Champion University of Buffalo Men’s and Women’s teams, as well as other area college programs.  Numerous high schools practice at the center.  The largest instructional program in Western New York includes the Buffalo Tennis Academy (where every top junior in the area trains), an enormous Under 10 Program, Junior School, High School Drill Clinics, Adult Drill Clinics, Adult Quickstart and Adult Cardio Tennis.  Also, contract time, open court time, private lessons, group lessons and leagues.  Hundreds of adults participate in the summer no charge leagues, offered seven days a week.  Additionally, parties, charity fundraisers and special events are highlighted at the club that never rests.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,000 members in 125 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.

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Contact:  Peggy Edwards • PO Box 4739, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938 USA
843-785-7244 • fax 843-686-2033 • peggy@ptrtennis.org • www.ptrtennis.org