PBI appoints Zondag president

April 1, 2016

Magnolia, Texas — Peter Burwash International (PBI), the world’s leading tennis management company, has announced the promotion of René Zondag to serve as the company’s new President, effective April 1st. Peter Burwash, the company’s Founder and Chairman, who will remain active in the growth and development of PBI and its employees, made the announcement.


“It is such a pleasure to announce this appointment,” said Peter Burwash, who founded PBI in 1975. “René Zondag’s contributions to our company over the last nineteen years have been exceptional and there is no one more uniquely qualified to take on this position. He has been instrumental in PBI’s growth wherever he has served, exemplifying our core service standards, developing new PBI programs and enhancing our existing programs for our client facilities, guests and members.”

Mr. Zondag has most recently served as PBI’s Vice President for the Middle East, Europe and Asia, overseeing the company’s programs, professionals and growth in these regions. He started his career with Peter Burwash international in 1997 and directed PBI tennis programs at resorts and tennis camps in Austria, Germany, Italy and the Canary Islands before his assignment to the United Arab Emirates, where he took on the direction of the tennis programs for guests and club members of the Jumeirah hotels and resorts in Dubai. Prior to joining PBI, he had been both a tennis coach and subsequently a general manager of a large club in his native country, The Netherlands.

In his new position Mr. Zondag will be in charge of PBI’s global growth and operations, including the company’s tennis programs at five-star resorts and clubs in 32 countries. About this new role he stated, “It is an absolute honor to be chosen to follow in Peter Burwash’s footsteps as President of PBI. PBI is built on a strong foundation of professionalism, exceptional service, and of course unique and successful teaching concepts. Although what Peter has done cannot be equalled, the principals and knowledge he has passed on over so many years will still serve to guide this wonderful company into the next era.”

Peter Burwash was inducted into the Tennis Industry Hall of Fame this past year, an acknowledgment of his impact on the sport of tennis and his legacy as a player, coach, author, motivational speaker and founder of PBI, which has reached millions of players. He will remain actively involved in both the tennis and service industries, and as PBI’s Chairman will be working closely with René Zondag in the continued development of the company he started 41 years ago.

About Peter Burwash International

Founded in 1975, Peter Burwash International (PBI) is the world’s leading tennis management company; specializing in tennis instruction, program development, marketing, operations and daily tennis activities for five-star resorts, hotels and tennis clubs worldwide. Recognized for its innovative Tennis For Life® instruction and exceptional customer service, PBI directs tennis programs for 55 exclusive properties in the United States, Mexico, Hawaii, Caribbean, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.