DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
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.