Professional Tennis Management
The Professional Tennis Management program is a collaboration between the kinesiology department and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).
We place a strong emphasis on real-life experience that is gained throughout the program when students intern at the DeWitt Tennis Center, a fully-functioning tennis center located on our campus. Students will learn first-hand what it’s like to work with club members of all ages and experience levels while gaining valuable hours learning from industry experts.
PTM is where you get to follow your passion for tennis and combine it with an academic degree of your choice along with certification from the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA) and the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR).
- 100% job placement rate
- Paid summer internships
- 70% of students have job offers prior to graduation
- Teach real students at our award-winning indoor and outdoor facilities located on campus
Upon completion of the kinesiology minor and the PTM program, students will receive certification through both the USPTA and the PPTR. Students will have the opportunity to study in award-winning tennis facilities and learn from nationally recognized tennis teaching professionals.
- Our PTM program is co-directed by Adam Ford and Jorge Capestany. Jorge is also the manager of DeWitt Tennis Center and a USPTA Master Professional and PTR International Professional. Jorge is one of 10 people worldwide who has earned the Master Professional distinction with both the PTR and the USPTA.
- About Professional Tennis Management
- Program Requirements
To graduate from Hope College with a USTA PTM certification, a student must complete a major of their chosing in addition to a minor in kinesiology following the PTM course sequence.