Details Announced for Event at BB&T Atlanta Open

11 Jul, 2016

Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced that Dr. Mark Kovacs will conduct ‘Physical Training for the Doubles Athlete’ on Monday, August 1, from 9:30am-12:30pm at the Atlantic Station at BB&T Atlanta Open. 

The information covered will highlight the typical movement patterns used during doubles play and the different ways the body should be trained to compete as a doubles player.  Dr. Kovacs, who was an All-American and NCAA Doubles Champion, will talk about many different aspects of doubles training and how to help players train smarter to be better doubles athletes. Participants will learn where most of the injuries occur in doubles athletes, and how to best prevent them, as well as which physical aspects of training should be prioritized for doubles players compared to singles players.

Registrants will receive tickets to the afternoon and Opening Night matches of the BB&T Atlanta Open.  The cost is $75 for PTR members; $95 for non-members.  For additional information, visit

PTR members are also eligible for free tickets and/or special benefits and several Emirates Airlines US Open Series events, including:  Bank of the West Classic, Western & Southern Open, Winston Salem Open, and the Connecticut Open presented by United Technologies.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,600 members in 127 countries.  It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization.  PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.


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