During this difficult time, the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is working diligently to provide avenues for tennis coaches to stay active, educated, and motivated. Addressing the need for coaches to become certified during a time of social distancing and announcing the launch of a new online certification course in partnership with


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PTR Debuts Online Certification



To address the need for coaches to become certified during a time of social distancing, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) developed a virtual Level 1 Certificated Tennis Instructor course.  The seven-plus hour online educational course with eight specific domains and 29 individual lessons, is available to all coaches around the world.


Designed as a foundation to develop essential coaching fundamentals, this certification is for anyone who aspires to coach beginner junior to adult athletes.  It is the perfect starting point for new professionals looking to pursue a career in tennis on a part time or full time basis.  It’s ideal for those coaches who will be working under the guidance of a program director assisting in the delivery of sessions.


The presentations, covering everything from the Fundamentals of Coaching to Marketing, are conducted by qualified coach developers.  International Master Professionals, Dr. Louie Cap and Dan Santorum join Brian Parkkonen, Milena Stephens, Dean Hollingworth and Caitlyn Fries to introduce a variety of on-court and off-court topics. To ensure comprehension of the material, knowledge checks are included at the end of each video segment.  Participants must successfully complete the final assessments to earn certification.  Final certification is open to current PTR members; all participating coaches have the opportunity to join PTR.  The Level 1 online certification course is $97 for PTR members; $147 for non-members (includes PTR membership through August 31).


PTR is the largest global organization of tennis coaches with more than 16,000 members in 131 countries.  In the USA, PTR has the largest percentage of multicultural and women members of any tennis coaching organization.  PTR is dedicated to inspiring, educating, certifying, and serving tennis teachers and coaches in order to grow the game.


To register visit ptr.teachable.com 


New Online Certification for Pickleball Tournaments

Professional Pickleball Registry (PPR) announced the launch of a new online certification course in partnership with PickleballTournaments.com.


The certification workshop covers every aspect of organizing and running pickleball tournaments, including complete setup, player registration, bracketing, scheduling and tournament desk operations.

Additional essentials in the workshop include forecasting daily schedules, identifying giveaways, T-shirt reports, player check-ins, handling court assignments, recording match results, UTPR calculations and more.


The workshop with 29 distinct lessons in four modules can be completed at the user’s pace to accommodate their schedule and ability to absorb the information.  For only $99, PPR members who complete the workshop will be a Certified Registration and Desk Operations Manager.  To register pprpickleball.org


“We are so excited to launch this Registration and Desk Operations Certification program through our partnership with PPR,” said Melissa McCurley, President, PickleballTournaments.com.  “This certification will help ensure tournament directors are set up for success to run highly efficient events by having knowledgeable support in managing their on-site tournament desk operations.”


For more than a decade, PickleballTournaments.com, the leading tournament management software and the gold standard for running pickleball tournaments, has been the engine driving thousands of successful pickleball events, from small round robins to the largest tournaments in the world.  In 2019, PPR and PickleballTournaments.com entered a partnership bringing together the leaders in coach education certification and running tournaments.

PPR is dedicated to educating, certifying, and serving pickleball teaching professionals and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.  PPR is the largest global organization of pickleball teaching pros with more than 2,000 active members in all 50 states and 15 countries. 


For more information, visit pprpickleball.org