St. Petersburg, FL (April 26, 2016) – The St. Petersburg Tennis Center (SPTC) is proud to announce one of their coaches, David Despard, has completed the extensive education requirements to earn the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) highest coaching certification of PTR Master of Tennis- Junior Development. PTR Master of Tennis qualification matches the National Council on Accreditation of Coaching Education at the highest level- Level 5. These standards at different levels are used by many other sports and education bodies in the USA, and are recognized and endorsed by the United States Olympic Committee.
There are specific requirements to apply and be accepted for this prestigious qualification. It is open to PTR members who hold a Professional rating and develops the coach’s ability to plan comprehensive club programs for all ages of junior players and to use competence based coaching skills.
Despard is Director of Junior Tennis at SPTC. He joined the center in 2013, and is the coordinator of Courier’s Kids tennis program and works extensively with the USTA initiative 10-and-under.
The St. Petersburg Tennis Center is located at 650 18th Avenue South, St. Petersburg. It is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. To find out more about SPTC go to www.sptcfirstserve.org.