Tennis Channel Seeks ‘America’s Top Coaches’

February 24, 2021

AMERICA’S TOP COACH, presented by Tennis Channel’s TOPSPIN


In celebration of the new TOPSPIN newsletter, Tennis Channel is searching for America’s Top Coaches. What makes a “Top Coach?” It’s more than just a great player, it also takes a special kind of skill to teach. The top coach must be minimum 18 years of age, currently certified by USPTA or PTR, possess exceptional knowledge about the sport, have a motivational personality, and have a special passion for teaching and growing tennis. Coaches can be nominated by their friends, family, students, or self-nominated.

Examples of special qualities: Assists players with securing scholarships, coaches a no-cut team, utilizes new technologies for teaching, volunteers time with underserved communities, injects creativity into lessons, attracts new players to the game, takes an innovative approach to trying new things.


Step 1 (2/22-3/14): Nominate your favorite tennis coach or teaching pro, (including yourself) from 1 of 5 regions across the US.

Step 2: The highest number of nominations, along with a panel of Tennis Channel judges, will determine the top 50 coaches (25 men & 25 women).

Step 3 (3/29-4/11): First round of fan voting will determine the Top 10 Finalists (5 men and 5 women).

Step 4 (4/19-5/2): Final round of fan voting will determine the Grand Prize winners for America’s Top Coach (1 male & 1 female).

Step 5 (Week of May 10): Grand Prize Winners announced.


Grand Prize winners will be featured on Tennis Channel,, in Tennis Magazine and TOPSPIN Newsletter. They will also receive a $500 Amazon gift card, in additional to all Finalist prizing. Top 10 Finalists will receive 1 year paid USPTA or PTR membership dues, plus Tennis Channel apparel, Amazon gift cards, and prize packs for their home clubs. Top 50 Coaches will win a special edition TOPSPIN backpack.


YOU can also be entered to win terrific prizes for participating in the voting rounds, so be sure to vote and share with all of your friends at!

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