PTR Expresses Concern

February 20, 2009

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), although delighted by the issuance of a travel visa for Andy Ram, expresses deep concern about the denial of the same for Shahar Peer to compete in Dubai last week.

Peer’s ability to rise above in her statement of support of the decision to allow Ram to compete shows true sportsmanship at its best, however, PTR regrets any decision to use our great sport as a tool for discrimination.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 13,000 members in 122 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.