November 17, 2023 from 12:00 - 5:00 EST

Parents and Coaches:

PTR Foundation’s Learn with Legends is a virtual conference led by the distinguished International Master Pros.

PTR established the International Master Professional designation to recognize those individuals who have made significant contributions to PTR and the game of tennis throughout their careers.

It is PTR’s belief that an International Master Professional should be a strong representative of PTR and the sport – to be known as a master talent developer, exhibit the highest ethical behavior on and off the court, and one who displays the highest standards of excellence in the tennis profession.

The event costs $47 and the proceeds will go to the PTR Foundation, helping us continue our mission of making tennis available to everyone. Once you have registered, please feel free to bring your player/kid to the conference for free. 



Tina Tharp is the Men’s and Women’s Head Tennis Coach at West Chester University.

Tina Tharp is the Men’s and Women’s Head Tennis Coach at West Chester University. In her sixteenth year in this position, Coach Tharp has been named the PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference) Coach of the Year no less than seven times taking home the award in 2023, 2019, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2011 and 2010.  In 2021, she was recognized as an International Master Professional, one of only 65 in the world and only the 6th female to receive such a designation by the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).  In 2015, she received the Edwin J. Faulkner Award as the USTA Middle States Coach of the Year, as well as the PATD (Philadelphia Area Tennis District) College Coach of the Year.  Additionally, Tharp was recognized in 2011 by USTA Middle States for her USTA/ITA Campus & Community outreach. She has obtained Professional certification with the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) and as an Elite Professional with the UPSTA (United States Professional Tennis Association).  She is an accredited USTA Tennis High Performance Coach who has been nationally recognized for her successful and innovative programming skills. Her highly acclaimed article “How to Establish a Developmental Plan” published in the February 2003 issue of TennisPro magazine has been translated in seven languages. Coach Tharp was formerly the Head Tennis professional at the Cleveland Country Club in Shelby, NC and also held concurrent Head Professional positions at Overbrook Golf Club and Radnor Racquet Club in Bryn Mawr, PA.






Doug Cash is a highly esteemed figure in the tennis coaching realm, boasting over 40 years of experience in the industry.

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.








Wayne is one of only 3 coaches in the country who are certified at both the Coach 4 and Club Professional 3 levels.

  • PTR International Master Professional
  • For 30 years Wayne was the Tennis Canada Head Course Facilitator for British Columbia
  • Tennis Director-North Vancouver Tennis centre
  • Creator of a website devoted to coaching tennis

Wayne is one of only 3 coaches in the country who are certified at both the Coach 4 and Club Professional 3 levels. Acknowledged as one of Canada’s top coaching educators, Wayne has won numerous coaching awards including the Canadian Tennis Professionals Association Course Facilitator of the year and Tennis Professional of the Year. He has created many pieces of the certification system educational materials, courses and curriculums. He is a national expert on Game-Based Approach and other modern coaching methodologies. Wayne is a popular speaker at international conferences and has been the Keynote speaker at the International Tennis Federation World-wide Coaches Conference and the Tennis Australia Grand Slam Coaches Conference. 









Time Speaker Title
Scott Tharp
Conference intro
Tina Tharp
How to prepare your collegiate team for a successful season
Pete Peterson
Testimonial - Serving Love Foundation
Donato Campagnoli
The Italian Coaching Method
Doug Cash
10 Commandments for More Profitable Tennis
Kirk Anderson
The top ten characteristics of great coaches
Mike Barrell
Coaching THAT Kid - Strategies for working with the challenges kids bring!
Lisa Pugliese-Lacroix
Testimonial -Love Serving Autism
Wayne Elderton
Coaching in a Game-Based Approach
Tennis Point
Jorge Capestany
Rodney Harmon
College and High School Coaching
PTR - membership/certification
Conference Closing

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June is Member Appreciation Month

Throughout June, we will feature members and partners who have demonstrated exceptional dedication and passion, share exciting giveaways and partnership discounts, highlight member benefits, and more!

Keep an eye on our social media platforms and newsletters each week throughout the month of June!

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!