USPTA Professionals must be at least 18 years old, pass the on-court and written portions of the exam, and complete Stage 1 and 2 of Coach Youth Tennis. They should be able to organize and implement most tennis programs, assist with and develop competitive players, and assist with and/or direct pro shop management and facility maintenance. Depending on the person’s experience, a USPTA Professional’s job description may range from assistant pro to head tennis professional. USPTA Professionals are required to earn 6 credits every three years to maintain their membership.
Director of Tennis at Treaty Park Tennis Center - 10 years
I live to teach tennis. It is my passion. It is what makes me unique from other tennis instructors. Few instructors put in the effort & time to continuously improve their knowledge & ability to "teach" tennis. Most instructors teach tennis for the money. I really "care" about all my students. My goal is to bring the great game of tennis to as many as possible.
Exceptionally good with children of all ages and with adults from beginner to advance. My teaching style is fun, hi-energy and innovative including 10 and under tennis. I use the latest teaching techniques - slower balls, smaller courts and "game based instruction" - to help make tennis an easy game to learn to play.
I am a patient teacher. Quickly pinpoint key problem areas and make stroke corrections - often with immediate and dramatic results especially if reinforced with practice. I promise I will teach you to play tennis better !
Full time USPTA Professional. In addition, certified by PTR as "Professional - Junior Development" and "Adult Development." For several seasons Head Tennis Coach at Pedro Menendez High School. Currently Coach at Gamble Rogers Middle School. Visiting Tennis Pro at 5 star tennis resorts on numerous occasions.