7 Coaches Earn PTR Masters of Tennis | Athletic Business

7 Coaches Earn PTR Masters of Tennis

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announced that seven coaches recently completed the extensive education requirements to earn the organization’s highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis (MOT).

Greg Fowler, Manhattan Beach, CA (MOT - Adult Development)  

Tom Ruth, Bluffton, SC (MOT - Adult Development)  

Linda Van B. Stafford, Villa Hills, KY  (MOT - Adult Development)  

Ed Duffy, Delray Beach, FL (MOT - Performance)  

Dr. Doug Eng, Medford, MA (MOT - Performance)  

Andy Dowsett, Essex, England (MOT - Performance)  

Karsten Weigelt, Berlin, Germany (MOT - Performance)  

PTR Master of Tennis is a first in coach education in the USA.  PTR Master of Tennis qualification matches the National Council on Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE) at the highest level - Level 5.  These Standards, at different levels, are used by many other sports and education bodies in the USA, and are recognized and endorsed by the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).  

The Master of Tennis program is open to PTR members who hold a Professional rating, and develops the coach’s ability to plan comprehensive club programs for all ages of junior through adult players, and to use competence based coaching skills.

“The Master of Tennis program is based on a number of courses in a unique mixture of online learning and home study,” said PTR CEO Dan Santorum.  “The program can be completed in as few as nine months or can take as long as two years, and the schedule takes into consideration that most participants work full time.   

“This qualification program, the content of which is linked to the International Tennis Federation’s Level 3 Course, helps coaches gain the knowledge and skills to be the best they can be and to make a world of difference in the progress of aspiring young players,” Santorum continued.

There are specific requirements to apply and to be accepted for this prestigious qualification.  Please visit www.ptrtennis.org for more information. 


About PTR

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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