We provide continuing education to deserving individuals and organizations

Develop Coaches / Coaches Continuing Education

For coaching education including and not limited to supporting the advancement and continuing higher education and expertise of more multi-cultural and women tennis coaches.

Virtual Conference

We invite individuals who have made significant contributions on and off the court throughout their careers. These individuals display the highest standards of excellence in the tennis profession.

Education Grants

  • The Coach Verdieck Educational Excellence Grant is given annually to bring exceptional speakers to the PTR International Tennis Symposium and/or Section or District Conferences to help aid in the education of our constituents
  • To underwrite the cost of development, publication, and distribution of continuing education materials (not to be used for purposes of generating profit).

Dennis Van Der Meer Higher Education Scholarship

PTRF provides a $1,000 scholarship each year for an incoming college freshman. This is targeted to deserving young men and women from the USTA/Southern Tennis Section whose lives have been positively impacted by the sport of tennis.


How to Prepare for a Successful Tennis Season

by Tina Tharp, PTR IMP

There is an excitement that comes every time we approach a new school year and a new season.

Skills Top Players Have in Common

by Roy Barth, PTR Hall of Fame

You can develop your own teaching method by taking the key foundation points you learned from your instructors during your development years.

Character Building Through Tennis

by Dr. Jim Loehr, World-Renowned Performance Sports Psychologist

From my four decades of work in the tennis world, the opportunities for forging character through tennis are endless.

Changing Young Lives Through Tennis

by Ajay Pant, PTR & USPTA International Master Pro

In 1988, Arthur Ashe, Nick Bollettieri and Bob Davis had a tennis dream.