June 20th, 2018

Orlando’s UCF Among USTA-Certified Professional Tennis Management Degrees

General News

A career in tennis has never been easier to achieve with a degree in Professional Tennis Management, from coaching to directing a facility to court maintenance.

The University of Central Florida is one of six schools offering an undergraduate PTM program, along with Berry College, Ferris State, Hope College, Manhattanville College, and Methodist University. Tyler Junior College offers a PTM certificate program, and two schools, San Diego State and the University of New Mexico, offer graduate PTM programs.

At UCF the Rosen College of Hospitality Management houses the Professional Tennis Management Track, developed in collaboration with USTAU, the United States Tennis Association-University, a division of USTA, in order to develop the next generation of tennis management leaders.

UCF PTM students become fully immersed in all offerings at the USTA National Campus, a state-of-the-art facility in the Lake Nona area of Orlando, a 30-minute drive from the college campus. The innovative USTA facility features more than 100 courts (a mix of hard and clay), houses the USTA’s Community Tennis and Player Development divisions, and is home to the UCF men’s and women’s collegiate tennis teams.

The program offers a Comprehensive Hospitality Management curriculum that incorporates tennis operations, management, and leadership skills, with hands-on internships with top tennis facilities, clubs, events, and association employers. More than 97 percent of students have full-time jobs upon graduation.

For more info on tennis management at the University of Central Florida go to https://hospitality.ucf.edu/tennis.