Lynne Rolley was unanimously elected to serve as the Chair of PTR. The California native will serve a three-year term. She becomes the 7th Chair of PTR and the second female to lead the organization.
With more than 50 years of teaching and coaching expertise at every level, Rolley served as the Director of Women’s Tennis for the USTA. She coached the Fed Cup Team, PanAm Games, and the US National Teams, having traveled worldwide. She was the Director of Tennis at Berkeley Tennis Club and Moraga Country Club. Most recently, Rolley served as Executive Director of Tennis at La Quinta Resort and PGA West. Currently, she is the Director of Tennis at Meadow Swim and Tennis Club in Orinda, CA.
In 2020, Lynne was the recipient of the International Tennis Hall of Fame Educational Merit Award. Rolley was the first woman to coach a men’s NCAA team at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. As an adult, she was ranked in the Top 10 women in the US and held several National titles as the #1 ranked junior player. She spent many years coaching top players, such as Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Chanda Rubin, and the Williams sisters. She is a renowned speaker and writer for Tennis Magazine, as well as other publications. Rolley also had her own academy show, which appeared on the Tennis Channel. Lynne is a PTR and USPTA certified member. In 2008, Rolley entered the Northern California Tennis Hall of Fame. In 2019, she was inducted into the Multi-Cultural Sports Hall of Fame.
Joining Rolley on the PTR Board are:
Vice-Chair, Delaine Mast, from Lancaster, PA
Secretary, John Borden, Washington, DC
Treasurer, Tito Perez, Long Island, NY
At-Large, Ron Manilla, Charlottesville, VA
At-Large, Martin Van Daalen, Miami Beach, FL
Immediate Past Chair, Karl Hale, Toronto, CANADA
President & CEO, Dan Santorum, Hilton Head Island, SC
Rolley thanked Karl Hale for his outstanding leadership over the past three years in her welcoming remarks. “I am incredibly honored and humbled to lead an organization that was founded by my junior tennis coach, Dennis Van der Meer, said Rolley. PTR is fortunate to have a very gifted, diverse Board and Staff that is focused on improving the profession for our talented, hard-working PTR members.”
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis coaches, with more than 12,500 members in 133 countries. A leader in Coach Education, PTR is dedicated to inspiring, educating, certifying and serving tennis teachers and coaches in order to grow the game of tennis.
For more information: ptrtennis.org/board-of-directors/