Hilton Head Island, SC -- Professional Tennis Registry announced that two prominent women in international tennis have been elected to serve three year terms on the PTR Board of Directors – Lucy Garvin and Mary Pierce. Garvin and Pierce bring the expertise and experience needed to continue growing PTR internationally.
Lucy Garvin is a Past President of the USTA, USTA Southern and USTA South Carolina. Garvin had many accomplishments as USTA President from 2009-10, but the one that stands out was her establishment of the Strategic Vision Committee to develop a long range plan for the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center, including a roof for Arthur Ashe Stadium which is now a reality. Garvin went on to serve two terms on the ITF Board of Directors. In her second run for office, Garvin became the first female ever to finish at the top of the balloting. For her distinguished service, Garvin was unanimously elected as an ITF Honorary Life Counselor. Garvin currently serves on the ITF Rewards and Recognition panel.
Pierce is a four-time Grand Slam Singles and Doubles Champion, having won Singles titles at Roland Garros and the Australian Open. In 1997 and 2003, Mary helped lead France to its first two Fed Cup titles. Pierce reached a WTA career high of #3 in the world in 2000. In 2013, she was a featured speaker at the ITF Worldwide Coaches Workshop in Cancun, Mexico. Pierce has been invited to be the opening speaker at the 2016 PTR International Symposium. Pierce now works as a touring pro coach. She earned her WTA Pro Course Certification in 2012, and currently holds three PTR Certifications: Performance, 11 to 17 and Adult Development.
“With the election of Mary Pierce and Lucy Garvin to the PTR Board, we are gaining two highly qualified individuals who will provide tremendous experience and expertise. PTR is very fortunate, and we are excited to have Lucy and Mary on board as PTR continues to Make a World of Difference,” said Roy Barth.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,600 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 servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.