Annual PTR tennis symposium on Hilton Head Island this week

sports@islandpacket.comMay 1, 2013 

Hilton Head Island will be flooded with tennis teachers and coaches later this week, as the Professional Tennis Registry will host its International Tennis Symposium at the Sonesta Resort and the Van Der Meer Shipyard Racquet Club.

The event, which includes more than 50 on-court and classroom presentations for tennis teachers and coaches, a trade show and a tournament, starts Thursday, May 2 and runs through Sunday, May 5.

On Thursday, Dennis Van der Meer, founder of the Van Der Meer Academy, will be inducted into the PTR Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will take place during the International Tennis Symposium Parade of Nations at PTR Headquarters at the Shipyard Racquet Club.

PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 14,000 members in 117 countries. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.

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