HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC, USA—January 2, 2020—Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is proud to announce a new partnership with International Tennis Performance Association (iTPA). The partnership provides PTR members around the world access to the most comprehensive tennis-specific fitness, education and certification. With the accelerated advancement of PTR’s coach education offerings and requirements, partnering with iTPA offers an ideal enhancement to PTR Certification. iTPA’s Tennis Fitness Certification of Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT) will be included as an integral element of PTR’s new Level 1. Starting January 1, 2020, Level 1 is required to earn PTR Certification.

“iTPA, with Dr. Mark Kovacs’ vision, has been a leader in providing quality and cutting-edge coach education for tennis-specific fitness for years,” said Dan Santorum, PTR CEO. “The iTPA faculty and experts have continually added content to keep the educational offerings up-to-date and relevant. PTR is thrilled to be partnering with such a strong and well-recognized organization.”

“It is exciting times in education for tennis teaching professionals,” said Dr. Mark Kovacs, iTPA Executive Director. “We at the International Tennis Performance Association, along with our certified members, are delighted to be working closely with PTR to help educate coaches in the areas of tennis-specific fitness and sport science. The goal of this partnership is to continue to help teachers and coaches better train tennis athletes on all levels of the game.”

About PTR

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis coaches with more than 16,000 members in 131 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to inspiring, educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches in order to grow the game.

About iTPA

iTPA is the worldwide education and tennis fitness certification organization for trainers, tennis coaches, strength and conditioning coaches, athletic trainers, personal trainers, physical therapists and other specialists who are passionate about tennis-specific performance enhancement and injury prevention. The tennis fitness education company offers a professional training and education process that establishes recognition through three tennis certifications. The evidence-based certification materials are overseen by the iTPA Certification Commission consisting of world experts in improving tennis performance and reducing injuries. For more information, email contact@itpa-tennis.org.