PTR reaches 15,000 member mark

August 23, 2014

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announce its 15,000th member, a milestone for the organization.

The 15,000th member is Ellie Czura, who joined via the PTR on Campus program. Czura is a junior at Hilton Head Preparatory School, where she is a member of the state championship tennis team. Along with several other local high school tennis players, Czura is going to take part in a PTR on Campus Certification Workshop after the girls’ tennis season in October.

“With PTR’s effort to educate and certify younger tennis coaches, we are thrilled that Ellie is our 15,000th member,” said CEO, Dan Santorum. “Ellie is a very good competitive player who loves tennis and hopefully will choose to have a rewarding career coaching the game.”

For being the 15,000th PTR member, Czura will receive a free PTR Symposium registration where she will be recognized during the Parade of Nations. She will also receive a complimentary 2016 PTR membership, plus a free PTR educational workshop of her choice.

“It’s an honor to be PTR’s 15,000th member,” said Czura. “I’ve been fortunate to train at both the Van der Meer World Class Training Center and the Smith-Stearns Academy, so I know the important role that coaches play in the development of junior tennis players. I hope to one day follow in their footsteps.”

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,000 members in a record 125 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.