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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chair

Vice Chair

Treasurer

Secretary

Director at Large

Director at Large

Immediate Past President

Chairman Appointee

Chairman Appointee

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Lynne Rolley

Chair

Lynne serves as Chair on the PTR Board of Directors and as a Director at Large on the PSR Board.   With more than 50 years of teaching and coaching expertise at every level, Rolley served as the Director of Women’s Tennis for the USTA, coached the Fed Cup Team, PanAm Games and the US National Teams all over the world. She was the Director of Tennis at Berkeley Tennis Club and Moraga Country Club. Most recently, Rolley served as Executive Director of Tennis at La Quinta Resort and PGA West. Currently, she is the Director of Tennis at Meadow Swim and Tennis Club in Orinda, CA. In 2020, Lynne was the recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award.  Rolley was the first woman to coach a men’s NCAA team at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA.  As an adult, she was ranked in the Top 10 women in the US and held several National titles as the #1 ranked junior player. She spent many years coaching top players, such as Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Chanda Rubin, and the Williams sisters. She is a renowned speaker and writer for Tennis Magazine, as well as other publications. Rolley also had her own academy show, which appeared on the Tennis Channel.  Lynne is a PTR certified Professional and USPTA

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Martin van Daalen

Vice Chair

Martin van Daalen has been coaching for over 35 years. He currently serves as the Director of Programming at the Miami Beach Tennis Academy.  After becoming a national coach and director of women’s tennis in Holland, he worked for a long period of time with top juniors and professional tennis players at Saddlebrook Resort in Florida, coaching Pete Sampras, Jim Courier, Jennifer Capriati, Mary Pierce, and Jared Palmer. He worked as a national coach for the USTA for over 11 years, developing many top juniors, college players and professionals. Many of them are still playing on the ATP and WTA tour today. In 2013 and 2014 he worked as Director of Player Development for the Finnish Tennis Federation. He has published two books, Teaching Tennis Volume I & II. 

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Tito Pérez

Treasurer

A native of Bolivia, in 2007, Perez was Captain of his country’s team at the ODESUR Games in Buenos Aires & captain for the Bolivian team on the Cosat Junior Circuit in 2005.   He has worked in the tennis industry for more than 25 years and is both a PTR and USTA Clinician.  Perez, a 20-year member, is a Level II Certified Professional with PTR and is the PTR Regional Director from NY.   He has also served on the Board of USTA Eastern for 4 years and is the USTA Eastern Instructors & Professionals Committee Chair.

Tito has conducted several presentations at PTR International Tennis Symposia as well as being a faculty member for the PTR & USTA Eastern.  Also, Pérez is the President of Response Sports Consulting, a company that focuses on helping tennis businesses on and off the court.

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John Borden

Secretary

John, a 20-year PTR Professional, was recently promoted to President and CEO of the WTEF (Washington Tennis & Education Foundation). WTEF, founded in 1955, is located in Washington, DC and spread over two campuses, one of which is the site of the Citi Open. Prior to joining WTEF, John was General Manager of the Junior Tennis Champions Center (“JTCC”), a global leader in producing world class junior and collegiate tennis players as well as introducing new players to the sport. John, a former Division I athlete and graduate of the Howard University School of Law has over 15 years of tennis industry experience. Presently, John oversees all operations at WTEF.

For PTR, John was the Director of the PTR Regional Training Center at JTCC.  John, a life-long athlete, proven leader, and innovator, is a recognized speaker on growing the sport of tennis and other relevant industry topics.  He has given his time to speak and present at countless PTR Symposia and Conferences.  

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Doug Cash

Director at Large

Doug Cash is a highly esteemed figure in the tennis coaching realm, boasting over 40 years of experience in the industry. As the founder of Cash Flow Tennis, Cash is celebrated for his innovative approach to coaching and tennis business development. He holds the highest professional ratings from the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and the Club Management Association of America (CMAA). His vast knowledge, leadership, and commitment to tennis make him an invaluable asset to the PTR board, continually shaping the future of the sport.

 
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Rodney Harmon

Director at Large

Rodney Harmon is in his 11th season as the head women’s tennis coach at Georgia Tech. In his 10 seasons as head coach at Georgia Tech, Harmon has posted a 180-91 career record.

Harmon has guided the Yellow Jackets to nine-straight NCAA Tournament appearances, including a run to the NCAA Semifinals to cap the 2017-18 season. The Jackets made three-straight NCAA Sweet 16 appearances dating back to the 2016. Most recently, Tech reached the NCAA Second Round in 2022.

Harmon has mentored 10 All-Americans, 21 all-ACC selections and has been twice-named ACC Coach of the Year (2016, 2017).

Prior to his arrival on The Flats, Harmon served as the men’s tennis head coach at Miami (1995-97), director of tennis at the Deerwood Country Club and as the USTA national coach. He also served as the U.S. men’s tennis coach at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China.

Karl Hale

Immediate Past President

Karl is the immediate past President of the PTR Board.  He has an accomplished tennis history. He played competitive tennis internationally, participating as a player and a coach in Davis Cup for Jamaica and as a Fed Cup Coach for Canada. In 2006, Karl was named PTR Professional of the Year. As a player, Karl was the World #1 in over 40 in 2007 and was awarded PTR Player of the Year in 2010. Now Karl serves as the Tournament Director for the National Bank Open, formerly Rogers Cup, which is the largest one-week tournament in the world with past champions, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Simona Halep, and Serena Williams. Along with his duties at the National Bank Open, Karl founded the Daniel Nestor Charity Event, which raised over $1,000,000 for North York General Hospital and Tennis Canada Go for the Gold Fund. Karl also founded the Helping Hands Jamaica Foundation, which raised over $500,000 in his native Jamaica while building five new schools. For his extensive work with Helping Hands, Karl was named PTR Humanitarian of the Year in 2017. Most recently, Karl was the host of the successful PTR Hour. His insightful and entertaining interviews gave coaches an inside look at the most exciting names in tennis.  Karl is a PTR International Master Professional.

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Ron Manilla

Chairman Appointee

As a teaching professional with more than 30 years of experience, Ron has made a tremendous impact on the tennis communities at The Sports Club at Boar’s Head Resort and in the Charlottesville area. Through tennis, Ron has touched the lives of many players around Charlottesville, including his own children. This led to numerous honors and accolades including the 2002 PTR Virginia Member of the Year and the USTA Virginia Family of the Year in 2008. In February of 2010, Ron received the Professional Tennis Registry’s highest honor, Master Professional. He is one of only 31 in the world to receive this designation. Ron’s current priority is the direction of tennis tournaments at Boars Head Sports Club, including the Women’s Clay Court Classic, the Charlottesville Men’s Pro Challenger, Special Olympics “Xperience” and numerous USTA junior tournaments. Ron is a member of the Head/ Penn Advisory Staff and president of the Charlottesville Area Tennis Association.

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Mike Barrell

Chairman Appointee

Based in the UK, Mike has taught tennis for over 30 years working with players of all levels and is the Founder and CEO of evolve9. Mike has presented at numerous National and International conferences and authored magazine articles and manuals, almost all in the area of Junior Development.

He has worked on programs for USTA, Tennis Australia, LTA (GB), the Netherlands and Norway. Mike was the author of the ITF Tennis10s Manual and has a been a major contributor to Under 10 programs around the World.

An LTA Level 5 Licensed Coach, he was also the 2007 PTR Professional of the Year.

Social & Netowrking Events

Here is your opportunity to connect and network with like-minded professionals! Your PTR International Racquets Conference includes several exciting networking events like cocktail receptions, dinner parties, and an industry breakfast. These are always exciting events that allow our PTR family to get to know one another while enjoying a beautiful resort!

Join Us at the Incredible SaddleBrook Resort

We’re covering it all… tennis, pickleball, and padel! At the PTR International Racquets Conference, you will find several days dedicated to tennis, pickleball, and padel to round out this total racquets conference! There will also be workshops available to become certified in various racquet sports- this is a great opportunity to become a dual impact member and elevate your coaching career!

Join Us at the Incredible SaddleBrook Resort

Nestled in the beautiful Tampa Bay area, this legendary resort is not only a premier vacation destination, it’s also one of the world’s most preeminent athletic training facilities. Don’t forget to explore the nearby world-famous beaches for an unforgettable coastal experience!

Enjoy an incredible resort minutes from the Gulf of Mexico while gaining career-changing insights in the world of coaching!