United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA)
Founded in 1927, USPTA is the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals. With more than 14,500 members worldwide, USPTA offers more than 30 professional benefits to its members, including certification and extensive educational opportunities.
USPTA offers unequalled opportunities for tennis-teaching professionals to improve their teaching skills and increase their business knowledge. The Association also serves as a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and experience among its members.
USPTA is governed nationally by a democratically elected Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Executive Committee includes two officers from each of the association’s 17 regional divisions, plus the eight-member national Board of Directors and three past presidents. All officers are elected by the membership through divisional and national elections. Various committees are appointed at both the national and divisional levels. The daily administration of USPTA is overseen by the CEO at the World Headquarters in Houston.
Approximately 12,000 USPTA members work in the United States. The rest represent more than 60 countries around the world. Learn about the following USPTA resources:
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR)
PTR was founded in 1976 by Dennis Van der Meer. Since then, PTR provides members with numerous benefits to assist them in their career as a tennis teaching professional. With members in 123 countries, PTR's mission is to educate, certify and service tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.
Quick Facts about the Organization:
- Internationally recognized tennis teaching certification
- Over 12,000 Members in 123 countries
- 13 International Master Professionals
- 25 Master Professionals
- More than 190 National and International Testers
- Annual International Tennis Symposium, $25,000 Championships and Trade Show
- Hosts annual PTR/ROHO $17,500 Wheelchair Championships
- Publisher of TennisPro, PTR's official magazine
Click here for more information on PTR certification.