New date for PTR symposium

November 6, 2012

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) will hold its annual International Tennis Symposium, May 2-5, 2013, at the newly renovated Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.

The Symposium attracts tennis teachers and coaches from more than 50 countries. Many of the tennis industry’s most notable speakers, including Dr. Jim Loehr, Pat Etcheberry, Butch Staples, Leo Alonso, Lorenzo Beltrame, Oivind Sorvald, Doug Cash and Dr. Mark Kovacs, will be among the more than 50 presenters who will conduct classroom and on court presentations. Subject matter ranges from 10 and Under Tennis to tennis business to teaching tactics and techniques. There is also a special high school coaches’ tract sponsored by the USTA that will be held over the weekend to accommodate scholastic schedules.

Teaching pros will show off their playing skills and have a great time at the PTR International Championships, held in conjunction with the Symposium. The tournament starts April 30. The Symposium also offers a Tennis Trade Show where organizations and companies, such as, Gamma, Head/Penn and Playmate, exhibit their newest product lines, latest technologies and services. Professional Development Courses will be held May 1, 6 and 7.

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PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 117 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.