The Hilton Head Island-based Professional Tennis Registry announced Tuesday a Partnership Agreement with the Norwegian Tennis Federation. PTR will provide educational services with all full-time tennis coaches in Norway becoming members of PTR.
"The ability to be able to provide quality education to our full-time coaches is essential," said NTF vice president Erik Solberg in a release. "At the Norwegian Tennis Federation, we see our partnership with PTR as another indication of our resolve to improving tennis in Norway."
PTR president Jorge Andrew's goal is to expand PTR's international role.
"PTR looks forward to providing educational content and events for the tennis coaches in Norway," Andrew said in a release. "We applaud the Norwegian Tennis Federation for their approach to improving tennis in Norway."
A highlight of the partnership is a Top of the World Tennis Symposium to be held in Tromso, Norway.
PTR chief executie officer Dan Santorum said, "The leadership of the Norwegian Tennis Federation is dedicated to providing their tennis coaches with the educational tools to increase tennis participation. PTR is excited to work with the tennis federation to co-present a world class Symposium in Norway."
One of the goals of the Norwegian Tennis Federation is to increase the participation in tennis, which will increase the chances of developing future tennis champions in Norway.
PTR, the offocial training partner for Special Olympics Tennis, is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 117 countries and is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.