Coral Gables, Destin and Orlando will host United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) workshops in June-July in Florida for certification and ongoing professional development points.
Certification is intended for those at least 18 years old who derive or intend to derive a major portion of income from teaching tennis. To qualify for certified membership, a professional must meet all application, exam and experience requirements, and must agree to abide by the USPTA Code of Ethics.
For his quarterly address to the membership, USPTA CEO John Embree previews the upcoming 2019 NCAA DI Men's & Women's Tennis Championships and discusses the USPTA receiving full accreditation from the USTA.
Posted by USPTA on Wednesday, May 15, 2019
There are three levels of certified membership:
Professional — USPTA Professionals must be at least 18 years old, with a recommended six months of full-time teaching experience, pass the on-court and written portions of the exam, and complete Stage 1 and 2 of Coach Youth Tennis.
Elite Professional — To become an Elite Professional, a USPTA member must be at least 22 years old, pass the written Elite exam, which covers business, programming, sport science and tennis operations, Elite stroke analysis exam and the Elite-level on-court exams.
Master Professional — USPTA Master Professional is the highest category of membership. Qualified applicants must hold an Elite Professional rating for 10 years, complete a required number of continuing education hours and fulfill a broad spectrum of industry service. The Master Professional Committee makes the final decision on the review of applicants.
- June 3-4 — USTA National Campus, Orlando
- June 15-16 — Tops’L Resort, Destin
- June 22-23 — Kerdyk Biltmore Tennis Center, Coral Gables
- July 8-9 — USTA National Campus, Orlando
For more info on upcoming workshops or conferences go to www.uspta.com.