IMPORTANT UPDATES

The entire tennis industry has come together to analyze the most pressing needs and top concerns of all involved in our sport, and then collaborate on programs that can provide the immediate and longer-term support that is needed. Please click the Tennis Industry Resource Guide below to access the latest list of resources focused on financial assistance and relief.
 

Special Olympics Florida Provider Guidelines & Protocols

Special Olympics Florida in partnership with USTA Florida is excited to return to in-person training for tennis activities beginning September 8 with a phased in approach lasting 8 weeks culminating with local/virtual competition.  Coaches and volunteers who intend to lead any in-person trainings must have completed the steps and training provided in the guidelines and protocols below.

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USPTA Memberships Types

Professional

The USPTA Professional membership category is designed for tennis professionals that teach tennis as a full-time career. Professional members typically hold positions ranging from assistant pro to head tennis professional at sports clubs and other recreational facilities.

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Elite Professional

The USPTA Elite Professional membership category is designed for those tennis professionals that have demonstrated expertise in all aspects of tennis teaching and management. Elite Professionals typically hold positions ranging from head tennis professional to director of tennis and beyond.

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Master Professional

Master Professional is the highest recognition offered by the USPTA.  It is reserved for those members who have demonstrated mastery of all aspects of tennis teaching and management, as well as achievements over the course of their career. Master Professional applicants must have held Elite Professional rating for 10 years and completed 80 hours of specialty courses. 

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School Coach

School Coaches are responsible for delivering competitive tennis in schools throughout Florida.  USPTA encourages School Athletic Directors to sign up their schools, and all tennis coaches at a school will have access to the benefits. This is an annual membership (August – July) fee per year.

Benefits include:

  • Full access to TennisResources.com – a website with hundreds of hours of drills, tips, instructional videos and more
  • Interactive online practice planner containing hundreds of drills to help you build custom lesson plans for your team to help you stay organized during the busy school year
  • School subscription to Tennis magazine
  • School subscription to Tennis Industry magazine
  • USPTA member pricing for USPTA national and division events

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Tennis Instructor

Beginning in 2020, the USPTA will launch Tennis Instructor, a certified membership category to take the place of the Recreational Coach category.  The Tennis Instructor category is designed as a first step into a career as a tennis teacher, or for those who want to give back to the game by teaching part-time.

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PTR Membership

US Coaches

PTR Membership educates and certifies tennis oaches. Benefits include an internationally recognized certification, liability insurance, education resources, and more.

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International Coaches

For coaches seeking certification outside of the US, PTR has several international office for assistance with joining, renewing, and membership assistance.

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Renew or Reinstate

Need to renew or reinstate your PTR Membership? Click the link below to you’re your Membership current.

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USPTA Webinars

Get advice and insights from USPTA Professionals on a variety of different topics including coaching, parent-coach relationships, court maintenance, and more.

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TennisResources.com

TennisResources.com provides high quality instructional videos for coaches & players of all levels.  

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PTR Digital

PTR offers a full lineup of webinars to stay at the top of your game. Click the link below to check out the PTR Webinar Sers & PTR Hour.

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Coaching wheelchair tennis players

USTA Wheelchair Tennis Coaching Manual

The USTA Wheelchair Tennis Coaching manual provides coaches with background to the sport, detailed information on the various types of disabilities and play, and other key components to coaching wheelchair tennis successfully. 

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USPTA Wheelchair Certification

The USPTA Wheelchair certification opens up new teaching opportunities for professionals and encourages the growth of wheelchair tennis. The wheelchair certification allows teaching professionals to work with wheelchair players and instruct other teachers on this sport.

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PTR Wheelchair Certification

The PTR “Instructing Wheelchair Tennis” course is primarily for tennis teachers and coaches to augment their existing PTR certification with a certification to teach wheelchair tennis.

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Have questions or need assistance?

 Please contact Ronald with any questions or assistance you may need.

Ronald Lyons

Diversity & Outreach Coordinator

(407) 917-9826

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USPTA-U

USPTA-U provides teaching professionals with thousands of hours of training videos, webinars, podcasts, article, and more. Click below to go to USPTA-U on USPTA.org today.

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PTR Education

PTR offers four levels of education for PTR Certified Teaching Professionals to expand their knowledge and offerings from the basics to coaching high performance athletes.

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