PTR welcomes WTCA

June 6, 2017

Hilton Head Island, SC — Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) welcomes Women’s Tennis Coaches Association (WTCA) as a Corporate Member of the organization. Founded in 2015, WTCA is the first — and currently the only — professional global organization formed solely in support of coaches working with female players.

The global hub for coaching women’s tennis, the mission of WTCA is to keep more girls in tennis by advancing the coaching of female players across the sport. A positive side effect is to create more opportunities for women to coach high performance female players. With the help of experts in the fields of medicine, coaching and playing, the association is driven to assist coaches. Using captivating instructional videos, nurturing mentorship programs, motivating conferences, and educational coaching courses, the WTCA plans on aiding passionate coaches in order to enhance the world of women’s tennis.

For the first time in tennis history, WTCA in partnership with PTR will host a conference dedicated specifically to coaching female players. The WTCA Conference will be held in New York City August 26—27, 2017. Themed The Art and Science of Coaching Female Players, the confirmed speaker line up of Grand Slam champions, medical advisors and internationally heralded tennis experts is set to change coaching in women’s tennis. Presenters include Judy Murray, Mary Pierce, Dr. Mark Kovacs, Craig O’Shannessy, Dr. Erin Boynton, Brenda Schultz McCarthy, Casey Dellacqua, Mike Barrell, David Weck, Joanna Golden, Dr. Michelle Cleere, Emma Doyle, Giselle Martin, Johan Kriek, Steve Keller, Ann Grossman Wunderlich and Sarah Stone.

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PTR is the largest global organization of tennis coaching professionals with more than 15,700 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.