PTR to Debut ‘PTR Hour’ on Facebook

April 8, 2020

Hilton Head Island, SC (April 8, 2020) – – During this difficult time, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is working diligently to provide avenues for tennis coaches to stay active, educated and motivated. Through podcasts and webinars, as well as the new, soon-to-be released online certification, PTR has been innovating!

One such example is “PTR Hour,” an entertaining interview format that looks into the lives and insights of some of the top current and former players/coaches in tennis. PTR Hour is available for all to enjoy on Facebook – @PTRtennis – at 11 a.m. EDT every Thursday in April, starting tomorrow, April 9. For those who can’t view it live on Facebook, PTR Hour will be available on

Conducting the interviews will be PTR President and Rogers Cup Tournament Director, Karl Hale, and fellow PTR Board member, Lynne Rolley, a former top ranked player and award-winning coach. Questions for these ATP/WTA players and coaches can be posed in advance. (Questions can be emailed to [email protected] any time, or submitted during the Facebook broadcast via the chat feature.) The inaugural show April 9 will feature interviews with James Blake, John Isner and Pam Shriver.

The April 16 PTR Hour will feature interviews with Jim Courier, Gigi Fernandez and Milos Raonic. Later this month, Roberto Bautista Agut, Felix Aliassime, Belinda Bencic, Lindsay Davenport, Brad Gilbert and Stefanos Tsitsipas will be interviewed.

“Each PTR Hour is 60 minutes of insightful and intriguing banter every Thursday in April,” said Hale. “PTR is empathetic at this very difficult and uncertain time. We especially want to help our PTR coaches focus on taking the time to enhance their knowledge, and take advantage of PTR’s new online tools, so they can serve their students better once they are back to work.”