Declaration of Terms & Conditions

I understand and agree that:

i) PTR, their employees or agents accept no responsibility whatsoever in respect of personal injury, loss or damage, however caused, arising while attending any PTR function.

ii) PTR reserves the right to reject any applicant whom it considers to be an unsuitable person for involvement in coaching. This right may also be exercised retrospectively if information is brought to PTR’s attention, which, if known at the time of the application, would have rendered the candidate unsuitable. For the avoidance of doubt, the falsification of any information requested in this application form and/or the existence of any police record or caution relating to matters considered to be incompatible with certification, constitute circumstances where PTR reserves the right to withdraw or suspend a candidate’s qualification.

iii) Beginning in 2014, PTR is stressing the importance of Continuing Education. We are requiring each certified member to complete a minimum of 12 Continuing Education hours over a 3 year period. For new members, their 3 year period will begin when they join. These hours can be in the form of attendance at PTR workshop, symposia and conferences as well as USTA, ITF and USPTA educational events. The hours can also be accumulated through digital education and distance learning through the PTR Education Dashboard and other outlets. Your PTR Certification Workshop will count for 8 – 12 hours depending on which course you take. The PTR Intl. Tennis Symposium will count for 30 hours.* So, start earning your Continuing Education Hours today! 
*if the event is conducted by PTR, your will automatically receive your points. If the event is not held by PTR, or is Digital Education, you must submit an attendance certificate or proof of purchase. 

iv) Cancellations received 96 hours prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 100% transfer of workshop and/or testing fees to a future workshop date/location. Cancellations received less than 96 hours and more than 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop will receive a 50% credit transferred to a future workshop date/location. Cancellations received less than 48 hours prior to the start of the workshop or failure to notify PTR Headquarters of your cancellation prior to the start of the workshop will result in a forfeiture of all fees. Loss of workshop fees will take place 12 months after registering. PTR on Campus participants who fail to notify PTR Headquarters of cancellation prior to the start of the workshop will result in forfeiture of the $10 workshop fee. Once forfeited, PTR on Campus members must pay the full Workshop Registration fee.
 If I withdraw from a course once it has started, I will forfeit the course fee. 

v) PTR reserves the right to cancel a course if enrollment numbers are not sufficient.

vi) I understand that in undertaking a course or obtaining my PTR certification, this does not provide me with a guarantee of work from PTR or any provider.

Caitlyn Fries

Marketing Manager

She is responsible for the consistent look and theme of all PTR graphics and messaging in order to grow the PTR marketing and social media footprint. Caitlyn graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in graphic design.

Helma Cap

Membership Director

Helma has worn many hats over the years, including, Clinician, Tester and Merchandise Director. Still responsible for merchandise, accounts receivable, and assisting with workshop coordination, as Director of Membership, her duties expanded to include membership growth and retention. Helma graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina.

Iñaki Balzola

International Director

Born in Milan, Italy, Iñaki is able to converse with our members in Italian, English, Spanish, French and Portuguese. Iñaki is also the Coordinator of ACE, PTR’s multicultural participation program, represents PTR on various USTA and ITF Committees, is on the Cardio Tennis Speaker Staff and is a USTA High Performance Coach. He is one of only two clinicians authorized to conduct international Etcheberry Strength & Conditioning Certification.

Julie Jilly

Marketing

With a passion for wheelchair tennis and Special Olympics, Julie annually serves as Tournament Director for both the PTR Wheelchair Tennis Championships and the Special Olympics Tennis Championships. In 2006, PTR received a National Award for Adaptive Tennis. In 2005, Julie received the USTA Community Service Award for the Southern Section and the Special Olympics South Carolina’s Super Hero Award. In 2004, she was recognized by RSI Magazine as the Wheelchair Tennis Champion of the Year.

Nicole Hobson

Member Services Director

In addition, he developed new courses and opportunities, including PTR’s Education Dashboard that provides hundreds of hours of free online video presentations, and was a key player in the evolution of the PTR Coach App. Working with Sarah Ansboury, Brian was also instrumental in the organization’s new PPR pickleball certification curriculum, workshop preparation materials and clinician training. Brian started at PTR as Director of Development where he oversaw the delivery of PTR education and managed scores of clinicians across the United States. Before leading the clinicians, he was one himself.