Saviano named PTR Touring Coach of the Year

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.

Florida’s Nick Saviano received the PTR Jim Verdieck Touring Coach of the Year Award. A PTR International Master Professional, Saviano is recognized as one of tennis’ top developmental coaches and coaching educators.

Saviano was in the spotlight last year as Eugenie Bouchard made her way through the Grand Slams, and was named the WTA 2014 Most Improved Player of the Year. This year, we expect to see Sloane Stephens rise steadily under his guidance.

Saviano has coached and developed more than 50 ATP and WTA players, Grand Slam winners, World #1s, Junior Wimbledon, US Open, French Open and Italian Open Champions, 24 USTA National Junior Champions, eight Foreign National Junior Champions and more than 25 ITF Junior Champions, including Sunshine Cup, Orange Bowl and Eddie Herr title winners.

Saviano served as USTA’s Director of Coaching for Men’s Tennis, Director of Coaching Education & Sport Science and National Coach.

He was named United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Developmental Coach of the Year and USTA Florida Section Developmental Coach of the Year. In 2007, he received the Tennis Canada Coaching Excellence Award. Both a PTR International Master Professional and USPTA Master Professional, Saviano is the author of Maximum Tennis, one of the best selling tennis books in the world.

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.