PROFESSIONAL TENNIS MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
The USTA-accredited Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program
at Berry offers students a straight shot to a professional certification with
the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA).
Participants have the opportunity to work at the country’s largest
single surface tennis venue. The Rome Tennis Center at Berry College is a
state-of-the-art facility that features 60 hard courts on its sprawling 30
acres. Students get valuable on-the-job experience at the center while earning
wages through the nation’s premier Student Work Experience Program.
Students learn best practices from USPTA-certified professionals,
while also making valuable industry contacts. Coupled with a degree from Berry
College, the program equips graduates to launch winning careers in the tennis
How the Program Works
Ten students are accepted into the PTM program each year with the
- Completion of Kinesiology 205
– Intro to Professional Tennis Management
- Minimum tennis playing ability skills
- Letter of recommendation from a
certified tennis professional or high school coach
- Approval from the PTM program director
and the PTM committee
The program curriculum is developed in collaboration with the
Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), the USPTA and USTA Player Development. The
USTA administers the curriculum, and students may progress at their own pace
based on their background and established competencies. Three internships are
required: one on-site working with the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College and
two paid off-site internships coordinated through the center.
While this program is a natural partner for students whose focus
is on exercise science or sports administration, the PTM program can be coupled with any major at Berry College.