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USPTA Announces Certification Exams

February 24, 2009 03:47 PM

The United States Professional Tennis Association, one of the world’s leader in tennis-teaching certification, provides tennis professionals with the opportunity to earn the sport’s most respected certification by participating in certification exams scheduled nationwide in 2009. Please see attached schedule for upcoming exams and locations in March and April. Additional dates will be added.

USPTA’s Certification Exam includes an on-court evaluation of tennis strokes and playing skills, stroke and grip analysis, private and group lesson instruction, and other skills needed in the tennis-teaching profession. The exam also includes a two-hour written test covering teaching, playing and business management skills, rules, club activity programming and other topics. Applicants can now opt to take the written exam and the grip exam online after completing the on-court portions of the certification exam.

The exam process also offers a Certification Review Course that covers test topics. The CRC can be taken at Regional Testing Centers, which offer tests every other month on the same weekends, or it can be taken online. The course is also useful to current USPTA members who wish to review specific exam areas before upgrading their certification ratings. CRC topics include student psychology, developing student rapport, class organization, lesson progression and a review of teaching techniques.

Contact USPTA at 800-877-8248 or e-mail membership@uspta.org to register for an upcoming exam, or for further details. Advance registration is required. The total fee for the exam and CRC application is $175, plus prorated USPTA membership dues.

Here is a list of exams in USTA Southern:
March 15 Jackson, Miss. River Hills Club
March 22 Birmingham, Ala. Hoover Country Club
April 11-12 Atlanta Peachtree City Tennis Center
April 26 Lexington, Ky. Lexington Tennis Club
April 25-26 Fayetteville, N.C. Methodist College

 

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