Teaching pro Ed Duffy of Delray Beach was one of only seven tennis teaching professionals around the world to earn Professional Tennis Registry’s (PTR) Master of Tennis certification.
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 develops a 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.”
The other six tennis teaching professionals earning the designation were Greg Fowler, Manhattan Beach, Calif.; Tom Ruth, Bluffton, S,C.; Linda Van B. Stafford, Villa Hills, Ky.; Dr. Doug Eng, Medford, Mass; Andy Dowsett, Essex, England; and Karsten Weigelt, Berlin, Germany.
For more information visit www.ptrtennis.org.