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PTR Presents Annual Honors

February 21, 2006 09:11 AM

Professional Tennis Registry honored several of its members and two tennis facilities during its annual Awards Banquet which was held last night, at the Crowne Plaza Resort on Hilton Head Island. A record 429 people attended the banquet, which is part of the PTR International Tennis Symposium and $25,000 Championships. The recognitions are in various
categories for service, commitment and dedication to PTR, to their communities and to the sport of tennis.

Those honored by the PTR were:

Professional of the YearKarl HaleToronto, Canada
Clinician of the YearHerbert SchnaubeltMeran, Italy
Tester of the YearDr. Louie CapHilton Head Island, SC
Coach Verdieck Award-CollegeCari GroceTexas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
Coach Verdieck Award-High SchoolMichael FriedmanDeerfield High School, Glenview, IL
Coach Verdieck Award-Touring ProRiccardo PiattiComo, Italy
Humanitarian AwardTony HuberHouston, TX
Volunteer of the YearJohnny Cheung Wai HingHong Kong, China
Newcomer of the YearLuke JensonAtlanta, GA
Media ExcellencePeter FrancesconiFairfield, CT
Wheelchair Pro of the YearKarin KorbAtlanta, GA
Male Player of the YearScott NicholsHilton Head Island, SC
Female Player of the YearJolene Watanabe-GiltzBluffton, SC
USTA Community Service AwardEd BernierHilton Head Island, SC
TIA Commitment to the Industry AwardDan BonfigliEssex Junction, VT
Public Facility of the YearJohn Drew Smith Tennis CenterMacon, GA
Private Facility of the YearWest Branch Tennis CenterWilliamsport, PA
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For more information about a specific winner, please contact Peggy Edwards at PTR. Call 800-421-6289 or peggy@ptrtennis.org

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teachers and coaches with more than 12,000 members in 123 countries It has the greatest percentage of minority and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches worldwide in order to grow the game.




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