PTR Foundation Names New Board of Directors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Peggy Edwards
PO Box 4739
Hilton Head Island,
04/11/05 - Hilton Head Island, SC – – The PTR Foundation, the charitable arm of Professional Tennis Registry, recently announced its new Board of Directors. PTR Master Professional, Scott Tharp, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the new President of the Board. Other Board members include: Dennis Van der Meer, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina; Luciano Botti, Marling, Italy; Michael Tomic, Arlington, Virginia; and Dr. Jim Loehr, Orlando, Florida.
PTR Foundation, a 501 (C) (3), was established in 1979, in order to raise and distribute funds and tennis equipment to programs in inner city and rural areas, for wheelchair tennis programs, junior scholarships and other projects the Board deems worthy. Through the PTR Foundation, ACE Workshops provide teaching certification opportunities to minority participants who agree to reciprocate with 10 hours of tennis instruction to their inner city youth program. Racquet Roundup, another PTR Foundation program, collects used racquets, has them restrung with strings provided by Gamma and distributes them to programs in need.
PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 11,500 members in 123 countries It has the greatest percentage of multicultural and women members of any such organization. PTR is dedicated to educating, certifying and servicing tennis teachers and coaches around the world in order to grow the game.