PTR Week will be Feb. 17 through Feb. 23 on Hilton Head Island

sports@islandpacket.comNovember 11, 2013 

Cincinnati Tennis

Grigor Dimitrov, of Bulgaria, returns a volley to Nicolas Almagro, of Spain, during a match at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament on Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

TOM UHLMAN — File -- The Associated Press

The Hilton Head Island-based Professional Tennis Registry announced Monday it would hold its annual PTR Week in February at Van der Meer Shipyard Tennis Center and the Sonesta Resort.

PTR Week features the PTR Championships, held Feb. 17 through Feb. 19; the International Tennis Symposium held Feb. 20 through Feb. 23; and professional development courses conducted before and immediately following the symposium.

PTR Week attracts tennis teachers and coaches from around the world to hear more than 40 presenters who will conduct classroom and on-court presentations during the symposium. Some of the tennis industry's top speakers will be present, including Jim Loehr, Pat Etcheberry, Dennis Ralston, Anne Pankhurst, Leo Alonso, Lorenzo Beltrame, Doug Cash and Mark Kovacs.

Subject matter will range from tennis business to teaching tactics and techniques.

PTR Week also offers attendees an a Parade of National Flag Ceremony, Awards Banquet, Cardio Tennis and the Tennis Trade Show, where exhibitors display the latest products for tennis teachers and coaches.


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