Manhattanville College partners with USTA
April 25, 2017
Purchase NY — Manhattanville College announced today that it has formed a new partnership with the United States Tennis Association (USTA) that will bring a Professional Tennis Management (PTM) degree program to the college in the spring of 2018.
Manhattanville becomes one of only seven NCAA institutions to offer the PTM program, which will prepare graduates to become tennis teaching professionals, club managers, directors of tennis, and other positions associated with the industry.
“We are thrilled to partner with the United States Tennis Association,” stated Nikhil Kumar, vice president, Undergraduate Enrollment Management at the college. “The PTM degree, as part of our Sports Studies curriculum, further positions Manhattanville as a leader in sports education, and it gives students a plethora of internship and job opportunities in the sports industry.”
“It is important to create opportunities and support the development of students aspiring to work in the tennis industry,” said Scott Schultz, Managing Director, USTA-U. “We are extremely proud to partner with Manhattanville College by providing the skills and experience needed for students to succeed as leaders in the sport.”
The PTM program, some of which will be presented online, offers students on-court playing and coaching development, a bachelor’s degree in sport studies, paid internships, work-force credentials, a USTA certificate, tennis industry networking, and job placement.
With a number of country clubs in Westchester and Fairfield counties, there is a rich reserve of opportunities for students and graduates.
Manhattanville, which previously sponsored both men’s and women’s tennis until 2012, recently announced that it will again, beginning in the 2018-19 season, add varsity tennis programs, increasing the number of varsity sports at the school to 22, the most sports sponsored by the college at one time in school history.
About Manhattanville College
Manhattanville College (mville.edu) is an independent, co-educational liberal arts institution dedicated to academic excellence and social and civic action. Manhattanville prepares students to be ethical and socially responsible leaders in a global community. Located just 30 minutes from New York City, Manhattanville serves 1,800 undergraduate students and over 1,000 graduate students from more than 50 countries and 40 states. Founded in 1841, the College offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate areas of study in the arts and sciences, education, business, creative writing, as well as continuing and executive education programs.
The USTA is the national governing body for the sport of tennis in the U.S. and the leader in promoting and developing the growth of tennis at every level — from local communities to the highest level of the professional game. A not-for-profit organization with more than 715,000 members, it invests 100% of its proceeds in growing the game. It owns and operates the US Open, the highest-attended annual sporting event in the world, and launched the Emirates Airline US Open Series, linking seven summer tournaments to the US Open. In addition, it owns approximately 90 Pro Circuit events throughout the U.S. and selects the teams for the Davis Cup, Fed Cup, Olympic and Paralympic Games. The USTA’s philanthropic entity, the USTA Foundation, provides grants and scholarships and helps under-resourced youth and individuals with disabilities, and supports wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. For more information on the USTA, log on to usta.com, “like” the official Facebook page, facebook.com/usta, or follow @usta on Twitter.