Florida USPTA Tennis Certification Exams in Jan.-Feb.

December 26, 2013 11:41 AM
USPTA_logoThe United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) provides tennis-teaching professionals with the opportunity to earn certification by participating in certification exams scheduled nationwide in 2014.

Upcoming exams:
Jan. 18 -- The Oaks at Boca Raton, Boca Raton, Fla.
Feb. 15 -- Orlando Tennis Center, Orlando, Fla.

USPTA's Certification Exam includes an on-court evaluation of tennis strokes and playing skills, stroke and grip analysis, private and group lesson instruction, and other skills needed in the tennis-teaching profession. The exam also includes a two-hour written test covering teaching, playing and business management skills, rules, club activity programming and other topics. Applicants can now opt to take the written and grip exams online after completing the on-court portions of the certification test.

The exam process also offers the Professional Tennis Coaches Academy I (formerly Certification Review Course) that covers test topics. The PTCA I can be taken at Regional Testing Centers, which offer tests every other month on the same weekends, or it can be taken online. The course is also useful to current USPTA members who wish to review specific exam areas before upgrading their certification ratings. Topics include student psychology, developing student rapport, class organization, lesson progression and a review of teaching techniques.

For more info go to http://uspta.com/default.aspx/MenuItemID/1630/MenuGroup/New-USPTA-Join.htm.

 
 

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