Ferris State’s Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program was not only the first of its kind in 1986, but remains one of only two, and is the largest Bachelor degree program accredited by the USPTA. Its combined emphasis on tennis skills and training, and the management of tennis as a business, uniquely prepares its international body of students to excel in the industry.
Curricular relevance is assured by extensive and active industry partnerships, as well as a program staff that brings experience as tennis professionals, teachers and managers. This program truly merges theory – of the sport, and of the sport as a business – with practice (extending beyond mandatory participation in the player development tennis academy, to include working in our 16-court Racquet & Fitness Center, direct management experience running campus-based clubs and residential camps, and at least two internships in the industry.)
PTM students receive on-the-job training by completing two paid outside internships at clubs, resorts and facilities all over the United States. The third internship is on-going at the university-owned and operated Racquet and Fitness Center that is managed by a USPTA Professional and used as a laboratory for PTM students. With a placement rate of 100 percent since its inception, the PTM program is a gateway to great career opportunities.
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