PTR Inaugural Club Conference A Resounding Success

May 22, 2009

Hilton Head Island, SC – – Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) hosted its inaugural Tennis Club and Facilities Conference last week on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Feedback from the 62 attendees has shown the event was a “very worthwhile” experience.

Representing more than 100 clubs in 20 states, participants particularly appreciated networking with other professionals in the field and sharing ideas in roundtable discussions. The focus was on best practices in tennis facility management with a variety topics broached, including successful programming for revenue generation, understanding and controlling expenses, and hiring and managing a topnotch staff.

Doug Cash did an outstanding job facilitating the two day event. Case studies were presented by Robert Dunlop, President of the Connecticut Association of Tennis Club Owners, Jeff Gocke, of Tennis Clubs Inc., and Michael Mahoney, of the TCA. In addition, Jolyn de Boer, Executive Director of the TIA and Graham Cox, of USTA South Carolina, addressed the group. It wasn’t all business, however, with Beach Tennis, Cardio Tennis, a Round Robin and dinner dance on the schedule for networking in a more relaxed and fun atmosphere.