Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) announced the launch of the new PTR Coach App, an indispensable tool for tennis coaches. The goal is to provide coaches – and athletes – a specific platform that can be used effectively in helping a player transition and achieve positive change.
Developed by PTR’s Director of Education, Brian Parkkonen, with Oivind Sorvald, Director of High Performance and Coach Education for the Norwegian Tennis Association, and a member of the PTR Board of Directors. The PTR Coach App was built around video analysis aiming to arm coaches with the most effective way to provide the athlete with technological evidence. The goal is to provide coaches with a system that embraces technology and allows the coach to create an environment that will help the players of tomorrow become even more successful than those of today.
The PTR Coach App allows coaches to easily capture technical video, and analyze and annotate the video with the illustrator tools provided. The app not only allows coaches to compare strokes, but also provides easy reference to player strokes collection and technical parameters. Coaches can create video, image and voice reports to share with students. They can track goals and player improvement through the app’s player reports.
“We are excited to make this new technology available. Empowering coaches with an easy to use app that improves their ability to see technique more precisely was a major goal,” explained Brian Parkkonen, PTR Director of Education. “PTR developed a tool that puts technology in the hands of every coach in the form of a one stop shop for player management. We are extremely pleased with the final product, and the PTR Coach App will continue to evolve with additional coach pack releases that will build to the current platform. The PTR Coach App will also be infused into PTR’s education pathway to ensure coaches are prepared to use this tool with confidence.”
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals and coaches with nearly 16,500 members in 125 countries. It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.