February 12-18, 2010
PTR International Tennis Symposium • February 13-18
International Championships • February 12-17
You don't want to miss the International Tennis Symposium with all its educational and networking opportunities. Nearly 1,000 coaches from more than 50 countries attend each year, affording you the best tennis forum in the industry!
And what a great time to be on Hilton Head Island. With great deals on hotel rates, your family will love to get away to the sunshine and the beach. Or go in with your colleagues and get a villa to share. For international members, contact Julie regarding our shared villas.
Along with the Symposium, PTR Week consists of Professional Development courses, a Tennis Trade Show, our $25,000 Championships, Beach Tennis, Cardio Tennis and World Team Tennis Fun Night, Spouse/Guest Packages and even Kid’s Dinner Parties in case you want to bring along the whole family. Read on to get all the scoop!!
Included in the Symposium registration price are over 40 oncourt and classroom presentations from industry leaders from around the world. You will interact with presenters on every possible subject from Making Money with Cardio Tennis - to - How to Teach the Modern Strokes. From What your Players should eat before a tournament - to - Coaching Women in Tennis. From Running Successful Junior Camps – to – Offering Successful Senior Programs. You will have the opportunity to participate in every topic. International Members --- we will offer a full day of presentations en Espanol on Wednesday, Feb. 17th. Also included in registration are Cardio Tennis workouts, Yoga Stretches, Beach Tennis, Feeding Shootout, DecoTurf Demo Court, World Team Tennis Night, Annual Membership Meeting and more!
You’ll have opportunities to meet and network with pros during the dinner parties and activities which are all included. The Cookout and Exhibition, Awards Banquet, Recognition Breakfast, HEAD dinner party and adidas Fashion Show, Casino Night dinner party – and much more! First time attendees be sure to attend the Newbie Meet & Greet on Saturday afternoon so you can make the most of your participation in PTR Week.
In case you are interested in more specialized training in a particular topic, we have our 3-hourProfessional Development Courses offered in the mornings and evenings and the days surrounding the Symposium. The American Red Cross will offer Adult CPR with AED. We’ll premier courses that are part of the PTR’s new Enhanced Certification Program. New courses like Best Drills from Around the World and our new Directors of Tennis course will debut. As well as our popular PTR Kids Tennis, Teaching New Advanced Techniques and Practices for Modern Tennis. And the fundamentals like Racquet Stringing and Successful Doubles. The Professional Development Courses do fill up quickly so register early.
Included in your registration is the Tennis Trade Show on Tuesday where more than 40 tennis equipment manufacturers and tennis organizations exhibit their latest offerings. You can even try out new racquets, Bionic gloves, teaching aids and more on the adjacent Deco Turf Demo Court! Or register for a Visiting Tennis Pro week in Jamaica. There’s even a Feeding Shootout where pros can compete in feeding skills to win $250 and a free Symposium registration.
The International Championships is a chance to PLAY tennis for a change. Show your competitive skills and perhaps take home some prize money! We offer singles, doubles and mixed and we will match you up with a partner if you like – a great way to meet more people and get some exercise while you’re here.
Enjoy Cardio Tennis Workouts each morning and some yoga stretches for tennis players --- and the list goes on and on and we’ll even debut the new Cardio Tennis For Kids!! You can participate in the Drill Exchange on Saturday where pros share their favorite drills. (contact us to submit your drill.) The Opening Ceremony on Sunday at Noon is really something to see. All attendees are encouraged to be a part of the ceremony and the commemorative photo taken displaying all the countries.
We have great rates on travel and accommodations. The Crowne Plaza Resort is located on-site and the center of all activity for your convenience – a great rate at only $119 for this 4-star resort. Or if you are bringing the family, you may enjoy the Holiday Inn Oceanfront (2 miles away) at only $79 per night. Or bring a group and rent a villa across the street for as little as $600 per week.
PTR Week is truly an Experience Not to be Missed! Please call us if we can help with your travel plans.