Lewis designated PTR International Master Pro
February 20, 2016
Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the 2016 PTR International Tennis Symposium. The event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, was held February 17-20 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Darryl Lewis, of Clemmons, North Carolina, has been named a PTR International Master Professional. He is one of only 48 ever selected to this honor, joining Arthur Ashe, Dr. Jack Groppel, Billie Jean King, Dr. Jim Loehr and Dennis Van der Meer.
A PTR Clinician for the Adult Development Education Pathway, Lewis is also a certified Professional in PTR’s 11 to 17 pathway. Originally from Melbourne, Australia, he is currently the Director of Athletics at Old Town Club in Winston-Salem.
Lewis has experience in virtually all areas of the tennis industry including tournament director, director for the USTA Southern Section, director of tennis at high end country clubs and resorts, as well as assistant competition manager for results for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games. He is a USTA High Performance Coach, and has been a coach at both the 12s and 14s USTA National Zone Team Championships.
In 2005, Lewis was named the USPTA Georgia Pro of the Year, and the Georgia Professional Tennis Association (GPTA) Tennis Director of the Year. He coordinated the TPC Sugarloaf Charity Pro-Am that raised more than $1 million in nine years, and was awarded the GPTA Pro-Am of the Year five times during that period. In 2011, USPTA recognized Lewis as a Master Professional. In 2015, he was also named PTR Member of the Year for North Carolina.
Lewis has been a speaker at the USTA Tennis Teachers Conference and the PTR International Tennis Symposium, in addition to presenting at many local and regional events. He maintains an active on court presence, and participates in as many charity clinics and pro-am events as possible.
PTR established the International Master Professional designation to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to PTR and the game of tennis. An International Master Professional should be a master talent developer, exhibit the highest ethical behavior on and off the court, and display the highest standards of excellence in the tennis profession.