Capestany receives PTR/TIA award

February 21, 2015

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards yesterday 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.

Jorge Capestany, of Holland, Michigan, received the PTR/TIA Commitment to the Industry Award. A PTR International Master Professional, Jorge is committed to tennis and to our organization.

Capestany is the Manager of DeWitt Tennis at Hope College, a PTR Proud Facility. Every teaching pro on his staff, including several part timers, are PTR certified. He has hosted many PTR workshops and Midwest Conferences at DeWitt. Capestany serves as Co-chair of PTR Education Committee and is the author of PTR International Book of Drills. Capestany has written several articles for TennisPro, and is the originator of

An internationally recognized speaker, Capestany has been a presenter at multiple PTR conferences and symposia. Having attended the PTR International Tennis Symposium more than 15 times, as well as many other industry events, Jorge is a familiar face to everyone in the tennis industry.

He serves on the USTA 10 and Under Tennis faculty and the National 10 and Under Tennis Committee. For eight years, Capestany has proudly worn the red jacket as a member of the National Cardio Tennis Speakers Team. Always willing to share his knowledge for the betterment of teaching pros and the game, Capestany created, a free website for tennis players, and is the Founder of

TIA Executive Director, Jolyn de Boer said, “Jorge has always had the best interest of the tennis industry at heart. He has always been involved and a big supporter of what the TIA, and the industry overall, is doing.”

Adds Michele Krause, Cardio Tennis National Manager, “”Jorge Capestany is a gift to the tennis industry. His contributions have impacted every segment, from youth tennis, Cardio Tennis, and professional development through website education.”

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.