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PTR, Tennis Europe to Boost Tennis CoachEd Initiative

Feb 08, 2016

Tennis Europe has announced a two-year partnership with Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the world’s largest international organization of tennis coaches and teachers. PTR’s mission is to educate and serve tennis coaches around the world in order to grow the game. This mission is one shared by Tennis Europe and working together the two organizations are a perfect match.

PTR will be an ‘Official Continuous Learning Provider’ partner of the Tennis CoachEd initiative, which will provide PTR with additional opportunities to promote their activities throughout Europe.

PTR will add to the growing number of commercial partners of, Tennis Europe’s project aimed primarily at providing new opportunities, information and services for the European tennis coaching community. 

Tennis Europe Chief Executive Officer Olli Mäenpää said; “Tennis Europe and PTR share the view that competent, motivated and enthusiastic coaches are the best ambassadors for our sport, helping us in our ultimate goal to grow the game.  We are delighted to seize the opportunity to work together to provide further opportunities and services for coaches throughout Europe.”

Dan Santorum, Chief Executive Officer of PTR, remarked, “PTR is looking forward to working together with Tennis Europe and its National Tennis Federations to provide additional quality education for tennis coaches.  We are confident that those Federations who choose to work with PTR will benefit greatly and see an increase in their overall tennis growth.”

Tennis Europe: Tennis Europe (by constitution European Tennis Federation) is the largest regional association of the sport’s governing body, the International Tennis Federation. As a non-profit organizing body of European tennis, based in Basel, Switzerland, Tennis Europe is comprised of 50 member nations and cooperates with constituent national federations to sanction, manage and support well over 1000 international tennis tournaments each year across the continent. Tennis Europe maintains excellent relations with the ATP and WTA Tours, European Union, and the wider tennis industry.

Tennis CoachEd: aims to collate, compare and promote coach education in Europe.  The site consists of four main zones, each offering a unique and specific service. The core ‘Federation Zone’ is a pioneering tool designed to compare information about the many European coach education systems. Leading tennis recruitment specialists OrangeCoach present the ‘Jobs & Recruitment Zone’, allowing access to the career platform which connects coaches and tennis employers from all around the world. The ‘Conference Zone’ provides details of all further education and training opportunities for coaches held across Tennis Europe’s 50 member nations, whilst the ‘Academy Zone’ is a one-stop directory for information on all European tennis academies and schools.        

Professional Tennis Registry: PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,000 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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