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PTR Education/Certification

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has three (3) basic certifications to fit the needs of tennis teaching professionals worldwide: Junior Development (10 and under tennis), Performance and Adult Development. In addition, PTR has a Master of Tennis Program in these three areas for teaching professionals who want to further their education.

For more information on certification, please call Gary @ 9685-1765 or email:



Education/Certification Pathways

10 & Under
Basic Certification
11 to 17

11 to 17 Workshop

Basic Certificati0n
Basic Certification
adult development
Basic Certification

* A PTR Professional rating in 10 & Under or 11 to 17 can lead to the Junior Development Master of Tennis.

10 & Under Certification

PTR is the only tennis teaching organization in the US that provides certification for 10 & Under. This workshop emphasizes the importance of creating a coaching environment in which children can play quickly. The course is divided into two parts: 4 hours of recommended preparation from the Study Guide, followed by an 8 hour on court workshop. The workshop prepares participants for the three part certification exam. Two parts of the exam (skills and teaching) are administered on court at the completion of the workshop. The remaining part - the online exam - must be submitted within 7 days after the workshop.

Elements of the Certification Workshop

  • Communication and organization skills for the coach
  • Structure and content of tennis lessons
  • Skills and game development for juniors
  • Serve, rally and score as quickly as possible
  • Appropriate competition for different ages
  • Information for working positively with parents

11 to 17 Certification

This workshop educates coaches on how to create an environment in which young people can play and enjoy tennis. The workshop includes communication and organization skills suitable for different ages in both group and individual lessons. The workshop also covers structure and content of lessons, how to develop leadership skills in young people and how to run successful camps. Appropriate competition for every player in the age group is also covered. PTR is the only tennis teaching organization currently providing certification to coach 11 to 17 year olds.

Performance Certification

The Performance Certification Workshop is for coaches who are coaching or who aspire to coach young players of potential or young players in the club who want to become high quality tennis players. A minimum NTRP rating of 4.5 is necessary to attend this workshop. PTR Certification at the Professional level and a recommendation from the clinician is a prerequisite for coaches who wish to progress to the Master of Tennis (Performance) program.

The objective of the workshop is to help coaches create and develop a performance environment in their club so players can develop their potential. Coaches are shown how to plan programs to meet the specific needs young players. The workshop includes coaching, organization and planning skills and is based on a lesson structure recommended for developing potential in young players.

The lesson structure includes appropriate warm up/physical skill development, game development, technical skill (using the age appropriate parameters developed with USTA) and competitive development in both singles and doubles and cool down. The PTR's work on age appropriate development of young players is used extensively and underpins the content of the workshop. The workshop is 16 hours: four hours pre workshop online home study and questions, followed by the 12 hour on court workshop over 2 days to prepare participants for the certification testing. Two online tests must be completed: one before the workshop and another within 7 days of the on court certification testing.

Elements of the Certification Workshop

  • To learn, create and develop a performance environment
  • To design club programs that meet the needs of all players of potential
  • Communication and organization skills
  • Basics of performance technical skills and game development
  • Age appropriate competitive skills
  • Working with parents

Adult Development Certification

This acclaimed on-court workshop demonstrates fundamental group teaching techniques. Details of the serve, forehand and backhand group lessons are demonstrated as part of a Standard Method of Instruction. Emphasis is placed on the development of biomechanically-sound strokes. The fundamentals of teaching group lessons will be presented. The workshop prepares PTR members for the five-part certification exam on Day 2 and 3. Participants will have the opportunity to "practice" teaching the strokes. This workshop is the industry leader in group instruction and provides those who successfully pass the exam with an internationally recognized tennis teaching certification. (Course Material & PTR Course-end Dinner included).


Elements of the Certification Workshop

  • To demonstrate and actively learn PTR's process for group lessons
  • To display and discuss successful stroke analysis and corrections that can be applied to common stroke problems
  • To demonstrate specialty shot teaching progressions
  • To focus on qualities essential for successful coaching

Master of Tennis Courses: Junior Development, Adult Development or Performance

PTR Master of Tennis programs are designed to develop the knowledge and expertise of coaches to the highest and most comprehensive level in all aspects of coaching. The coach must already hold the Basic Certification at the Professional level for the appropriate pathway and meet the necessary requirements for Master of Tennis coursework. Each program has 18 courses, which are a mixture of online learning and home study, together with attending two on site modules of group study, and on court work with players. The coach must complete the program within two years. Assessment is continuous throughout the program emphasizing on court coaching, planning, worksheets, video analysis and project completion.

For more information on certification, please call Gary @ 9685-1765 or

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