PTR Welcomes New Director of Development
9 Oct, 2017
Isaac McBroom Joins Staff of Tennis Professional Organization
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is pleased to announced Isaac McBroom has joined the staff as Director of Development, filling the post after Brian Parkkonen was promoted to Director of Education. As Director of Development, McBroom’s responsibilities will include the scheduling and coordination of all PTR Certification Workshops in the USA, and ensuring that workshops are held in all 50 states each year.
The newest member of the PTR staff began coaching as a teenager. As a young man, he was the Director of Tennis for his hometown’s Youth Athletic Association. McBroom realized then that he wanted a career as a tennis coach. In 2001, he graduated with a degree in Health Fitness from Gustavus Adolphus College, where he was Captain of the men's tennis team. After graduation, he ventured to San Diego, California, where he co-founded an academy at the Barnes Tennis Center that quickly grew to more than 150 players. McBroom became the traveling coach for several WTA players, some gaining Top 100 rankings.
In 2013, he began working with the Junior Performance Programs for Life Time Fitness. By 2015, McBroom was named National Coach's Education Lead for Life Time Fitness. McBroom brought educational opportunities to Life Time’s 26 locations across the country to make it easier for the coaching staff to continue their learning path. In 2016, he became a PTR Clinician to deliver coach education, and in 2017, was named PTR?Member of the Year for Minnesota and earned PTR?Master of Tennis – Performance.
“Isaac brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and passion to PTR,” said Dan Santorum, PTR CEO. “He will be a tremendous addition to the PTR staff.”
PTR Director of Education, Brian Parkkonen added, "Isaac brings great energy and passion to the position. I am excited to have Isaac joining me in Orlando and working together to grow PTR education."
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 16,000 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.