Hilton Head Island, SC - - Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) presented its annual awards this week during the PTR International Tennis Symposium. The five-day event, which includes more than 40 educational presentations for tennis coaches, a trade show and tournament, is winding down on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Margie Zesinger, of Bradenton, Florida, has been named PTR Member of the Year for the State. This award is presented to a member who has shown dedication and diligence in promoting and supporting tennis and PTR.
Zesinger is the Head of Female Tennis at IMG Academy, where she has been coaching alongside Nick Bollettieri since 2003. During her career, Zesinger has coached juniors who are world ranked #1 and in the Top 10, some have gone on to win Eddie Herr, Orange Bowl and Junior Grand Slam titles. She has coached junior females through their pro careers, helping them win their first professional titles and reaching their career highs in the WTA rankings. Zesinger has also worked with female players who have won NCAA Division I singles titles. She has also coached full time at the ITF pro-circuit level and the WTA Tour, and has worked with some of the best American junior females at the USTA and Team USA National camps.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,000 members in 131 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game. Visit www.ptrtennis.org