United States Professional Tennis Association

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United States Professional Tennis Association
Sport Tennis
Abbreviation USPTA
Founded 1927 [1]
Location Lake Nona, Florida [2]
Official website
uspta.com
United States

The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) is an organization which offers certification and professional development for professional tennis teachers and tennis coaches.[1]

The organization has approximately 13,500 members in the United States, and promotes excellence in the tennis industry.[1][3]

The on-court component of the certification exam, which is offered at various locations across the U.S., requires players to demonstrate proper grip and the ability to hit to specific areas of the court with each stroke.[4][5]

The organization's newsletter, USPTA ADDvantage, offers news, professional development materials, and video for coaches and teaching professionals.[6]

Since 2006, USPTA has partnered with ThanksUSA for "Tennis Thanks the Troops" to raise money for tennis scholarships for US military family members.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c About Us. United States Professional Tennis Association. Accessed June 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Groundbreaking for USPTA & USTA Florida Headquarters at the Lake Nona Sports & Performance District. Lake Nona Social. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  3. ^ City of Orlando, Florida. The United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) Florida Division presented... June 5, 2017. Accessed 2017-06-28.
  4. ^ USPTA announces 2013 certification exams for tennis-teaching professionals. Tennis Industry Association. Accessed June 28, 2017.
  5. ^ Lang, Rocky. "My Quest To Get A USPTA Professional Tennis Certification". Huffington Post. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  6. ^ USPTA ADDvantage, Accessed 28 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Tennis Thanks the Troops". ThanksUSA. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 

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