Founded by Dennis Van der Meer, PTR is the world’s largest organization of tennis teachers and coaches with almost 15,000 members in 121 countries. PTR provides its members with the highest caliber education, certification and benefits to assist them in their careers. It is the only organization that offers four distinct education and certification pathways: 10 & Under, 11 to 17, Performance and Adult Development. For full-time students age 16 -24, PTR offers a special low price through its PTR on Campus program, which provides membership plus a certification preparation course.
Founded in 1927, USPTA is the world’s oldest and largest association of tennis-teaching professionals. With more than 15,000 members worldwide, USPTA offers more than 60 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.
The world famous Van Der Meer TennisUniversity courses created by legendary coach Dennis Van der Meer are now combined and revamped to encompass time tested basics and current trends. Total TennisUniversity gives you a solid base in tennis instruction. Equipment and fitness changes have led to new techniques, some of which are truly healthy advances in the game, and some which lead to injury and even surgery. Learn the commonalities of sound biomechanically-tested technique which can form a base for a lifetime of competitive enjoyment.
PBI’s Tennis for Life® instruction is a simplified and common-sense approach to teaching tennis which, over more than thirty years, has benefited millions of tennis enthusiasts worldwide. This approach to teaching the game is not a “system.” The concept that “we teach individuals not systems” is shared by PBI pros worldwide and provides an opportunity for tennis players of all ages and abilities to get their games “unstuck” and get to the next level.
Founded in 1982, the United States National Tennis Academy is an association of Tennis Teaching Professionals. The USNTA produces and administers a distance learning Tennis Instructor training and certification program. Persons who successfully complete the program are designated as “Certified Professional Tennis Instructors.”
Pat Etcheberry and The Etcheberry Experience’s mission is to educate coaches, trainers and players on the importance of fitness to the game of tennis. As the current USTA National Training Advisor and the most successful tennis trainer in the world, Pat’s expertise and products are valuable to coaches worldwide to help their players achieve success. PTR and USPTA approved for credits, this program will help coaches and trainers take their tennis expertise and careers to the next level.