Adams receives PTR/USTA award

February 21, 2015

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards last night during the 2015 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and tournament, is being held until February 22 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

Frank Adams, of Aruora, Colorado, received the PTR/USTA Service to the Community Award. Adams has served the USTA and PTR for more than two decades.

As a PTR Clinician and Tester for 10 & Under and Adult Development, Adams has hosted many PTR workshops in Colorado at the Highlands Ranch Community Association, where he is Head Professional, so others can get certified to teach tennis. He is also a member of the USTA Faculty, and has coached ITA Zonal teams, Special Olympics tennis and wheelchair tennis.

Currently, Adams is on the USTA Nominating Committee and was himself nominated to serve a second term. Former President of both USTA Intermountain and Colorado District, he serves on several national committees, including Diversity and Inclusion, Tennis in the Parks, NJTL, Technical, Innovation and Adaptive Tennis.

At the grassroots level, Adams is a Past President of Denver City Park Racquet Club and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Eastside Tennis Association. For his work with young players, Adams was inducted to the Asian Tennis League Hall of Fame.

He has also been named PTR Colorado Member of the Year, USTA/ITA Volunteer of the Year, and was the CWTF Wheelchair Instructor of the Year twice. In 2014, he received the ITA Youth (10 and Under) Tennis Award. He has also been presented the USTA Colorado Arthur Ashe Award, which is apropos, since Adams was introduced to PTR through the ACE Program, for which Ashe was a proponent and spokesperson.

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