USPTA offers USPA certification

November 18, 2016

HOUSTON – The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) announced today that they will partner with the United States Padel Association (USPA) to provide additional certification opportunities for both USPTA-certified Professionals and padel professionals.

The USPA will work with the USPTA to assist qualified USPTA members who are seeking to become certified as USPA professionals while giving USPA professionals affiliation under the USPTA umbrella. As part of this relationship, USPA members will have access to all USPTA member benefits.

“I am very pleased that the USPA and USPTA are joining forces and are working together to better the coaching experience for our teaching professionals in tennis and padel. As a longtime supporter and member of the USPTA myself, I foresee great development for both organizations in helping further educate tennis and padel professionals,” said Mike May, USPA Executive Director.

Both youth and adults compete every two years in the Padel World Championships. Since the creation of the USPA in 1993, the sport has continued to make great strides worldwide.

“As with the Professional Platform Tennis Association (PPTA) last year, USA Padel viewed an affiliation with the USPTA as beneficial to its members,” said John Embree, USPTA CEO. “It is evidence that other racquet sports coaching bodies value and respect the USPTA as a world-wide leader in education and certification.”


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