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Professional Tennis Management

The Professional Tennis Management program is a collaboration between the kinesiology department and the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

Outdoor Tennis StadiumWe 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).

Why PTM?

  • 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

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Upon completion of the kinesiology minor and the PTM program, students will receive certification through both the USPTA and the PTR. 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.
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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

Question 1 Is a certain major required?
Question 2 What classes are in the Kinesiology minor?
Question 3 Will I be a certified tennis professional when I graduate?
Question 4 What is in the PTM tennis curriculum?
Question 5 What makes Hope College's PTM different than other PTM programs?
Question 6 What are the PTM Labs at the Tennis Center?
Question 7 What is TennisDrills.tv all about?
Question 8 Are there any unique opportunities with Hope PTM?
Question 9 What other jobs can PTM graduates do?
Question 10 What's the job placement rate for PTM graduates?
Question 11 How do the PTM summer internships work?
Question 12 What are the next steps I need to take?