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USPTA announces upcoming certification exams for tennis-teaching professionals

March 10, 2011 11:37 AM
The United States Professional Tennis Association, the world’s leader in tennis-teaching certification, provides tennis-teaching professionals with the opportunity to earn the sport’s most respected certification by participating in Certification Exams scheduled nationwide in 2011. Please see the attached schedule for upcoming exams and locations in April and May.
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 and grip exams online after completing the on-court portions of the certification test.
The exam process also offers the Professional Tennis Coaches Academy I (formerly Certification Review Course) that covers test topics. The PTCA I 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. 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 application is $175, plus prorated USPTA membership dues.
Founded in 1927, USPTA strives to raise the standards of the tennis profession while promoting greater awareness of the sport. USPTA offers 70 professional benefits to its more than 15,000 members worldwide. With more than 300 days of certification and educational opportunities each year, USPTA offers the most comprehensive professional development program in the tennis industry. This means USPTA members are the most qualified tennis professionals in the world – That’s Who We Are! For more information, call 800-877-8248 or visit www.uspta.com.
April 9-10 Atlanta, Ga.
Dunwoody Country Club
April 17 New Orleans, La.
Metairie Country Club
April 23-24 Fayetteville, N.C.
Methodist College
April 24 Lexington, Ky.
Cayce Tennis and Fitness Center at Otarre Point (Lexington Tennis Club)
May 1 Nashville, Tenn.
Williamson County Tennis Complex
May 1 Conway, Ark.
Hendrix College
May 1 Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Haig Point Club
May 8 Nashville, Tenn.
Williamson County Indoor Sports Complex
May 14-15 Baton Rouge, La.
Bocage Country Club
May 22 Columbia, S.C.
May 22 Tupelo, Miss.



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