Hilton Head Island, SC—July 2018—The Asian Tennis Federation (ATF) has announced a three-year partnership with Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the largest global international organization of tennis coaches. PTR’s mission to educate and serve tennis coaches around the world in order to grow the game is shared by the ATF and its 44 member nations. Together the two organizations are a perfect match.
PTR will be an Official Continuous Learning Provider of the ATF, and the agreement will provide PTR with expanded opportunities to promote coach education activities throughout Asia.
“The ATF and PTR share the view that competent, motivated and enthusiastic coaches are the best ambassadors for our sport, helping us increase participation and develop high performance players—More Players/Better Players!” said ATF President Anil Khanna. “We recognize the caliber and breadth of PTR’s continuing education courses have provided coaches the tools to develop players from 10 and under through adult, from recreational to advanced, all of which support the philosophy of the ITF’s successful Tennis Play and Stay Campaign. The ATF believes that these PTR courses can benefit the Asian nations and add value to the national certification courses currently run by the member nations and the ITF. We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with PTR to improve the level of coaching in Asia.”
“PTR is looking forward to working with the Asian Tennis Federation and its National Tennis Federations to provide practical, high quality education for tennis coaches that can help them improve in many aspects of their day to day work,” added Dan Santourm PTR CEO. “We are confident the Federations that choose to work with PTR will benefit greatly and see an increase in their overall tennis growth.”
PTR is the largest international organization of tennis teaching professionals and coaches with nearly 16,500 members in 125 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game. For more information, visit the organization's website.
Asian Tennis Federation coordinates the activities of the tennis playing nations across the sub-continent. With a member base of more than 40 countries in Asia, the ATF’s mission is to promote, develop and raise the standard of tennis in Asia. For more information, visit the federation's website.