September 25th, 2019

Upcoming Florida USPTA Tennis Certification Exams

General News

Boca Raton and Orlando will host United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) workshops beginning in October 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.

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.

Upcoming PCTA I and wheelchair exams:

Oct. 19-20 — Oaks at Boca Raton

Oct. 24-25 — Wheelchair certification and “Train the Trainer,” Orlando

Nov. 11-12 — USTA National Campus, Orlando

Dec. 7-8 — Oaks at Boca Raton

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