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Tennis is a game for everyone, regardless of age, gender, race or socioeconomic means. PTR is breaking barriers by providing equitable opportunities for ALL coaches and players to receive accredited education.

Advancing the Commitment to Education (ACE)

ACE is a vehicle to add diversity to our community of tennis coaches. Arthur Ashe deemed it, “The most comprehensive training program for tennis teachers.” The ACE Program served, & continues to serve, as a catalyst for thousands of successful tennis coaching careers. To be an ACE candidate you must be either a coach of color or a coach who intends to work in a diverse program/community. Playing level should be at a NTRP 4.0 or higher, and not be previously PTR certified.


Primarily for teachers & coaches, who will augment their existing PTR Certification with Adaptive Tennis Certification. This certification provides the skills required to teach those with intellectual/physical disabilities, who will reach closely to their fullest sport potential through professional instruction. Upon completion, participants will be qualified to receive coaching certification from Special Olympics as well.


The PTR Foundation is resolved to preserve and continue the legacy of Dennis Van der Meer.

Each year, PTR members generously donate to the PTR Foundation. These funds are used for various charitable & research activities which are within our 5 categories of giving . Some of these charitable activities have included Boys & Girls Clubs, Adaptive PE Programs, National Junior Tennis Leagues, junior scholarships, seed grants to start community tennis programs & other worthwhile projects.
By partnering with other organizations and through our own ACE program, PTR offers scholarships for certification. Our staff is mission driven!

Want to be a part of our diverse and inclusive family?

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Unforgettable experience!


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!