Professional Tennis Management Courses

Professional Tennis Management Courses

PTM 1010 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL TENNIS MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)

Investigation of career opportunities in the tennis industry and qualifications and responsibilities associated with them. Feeding skills and basic tennis theory is included. Students will complete all Coach Youth Tennis requirements and National Cardio Tennis Certification. This course is offered every fall semester.

PTM 1200 TOURNAMENT ADMINISTRATION and RACKET REPAIR (3 s.h.)

USTA tournament promotion, marketing, sponsorship, rules, and administration are covered including computer software. Racquet design, repair, and stringing are covered. This course is offered every fall semester. USRSA Master Racquet Technician certification is offered through this course to those who meet all requirements.

PTM 1250, 1260, 2250, 2260, 3250, 3260, 4250, 4260 PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS (0.5 s.h. each)

Experts from the tennis industry conduct educational seminars on topics such as teaching, pro shop operations and club management. Courses are taught on a pass/fail basis. These courses are offered every semester.

PTM 1700, 2700, 3700 INTERNSHIP I, II, III (1 s.h. each)

Learning operational aspects of the tennis industry through a minimum 400-hour paid work experience. Good academic and program standing is required. Students are monitored by a faculty member to complete checkpoints during each internship. An employer evaluation is required at the completion of the internship. Requirements for each internship must be met before registering for the next internship. These courses are offered every semester. All students who are participating in a paid internship are subject to random drug testing prior to and during employment according to the Reeves School of Business Drug Policy. Seniors who have a GPA of 2.5 may be eligible to participate in a five-month extended PTM 3700 internship with the approval of the PTM or permission of the department chair/school dean.

PTM 2150 TEACHING METHODS I (3 s.h.)

An introduction to sports science and tennis instructional techniques and materials, including developing lesson plans and programs. Students must pass the USTA Sport Science Level I exam and complete the PTR Certification. Prerequisite: PTM 1010, permission of the PTM Director, or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered every spring semester.

PTM 3150 TEACHING METHODS II (3 s.h.)

A survey of tennis instructional techniques and materials for preparing students to the type of teaching they will encounter as USPTA teaching professionals, including an understanding of USPTA certification. Students will complete the USPTA Certification Exam. Prerequisites: PTM 1700, 2150, permission of the PTM Director, or permission of the department chair/school dean. This course is offered every fall semester.

PTM 3300 TENNIS FACILITY MANAGEMENT (3 s.h.)

The management of tennis facilities as a business is covered, including planning, programming, event management, marketing, and risk management. This course is offered every spring semester. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing, permission of the PTM Director, or permission of the department chair/school dean.

PTM 3360 DOMESTIC BUSINESS EXPERIENCE (3 s.h.)

An American business is a dynamic process that brings together people, consumers, technology, natural resources, and human initiative in a constantly changing and competitive environment. To understand the framework in which a business operates, students will travel for an exploration and learning opportunity from the business. This course will require research and class time at an off-site location as selected by the professor of record. An additional fee will apply to cover the costs of travel and lodging.  Travel for student conferences and conventions is prohibited as part of  this course.  Prerequisite: Permission of the PTM Director or of the department chair/school dean.

PTM 4400 TENNIS AND TECHNOLOGY (3 s.h.)

An in-depth study of advanced technological tools, software, hardware and other resources used in tennis research, training, management and teaching strategies.

PTM 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN TENNIS MANAGEMENT (1-3 s.h.)

An opportunity for a well-qualified upper-division student to engage in special research in his/her major. Requires approval by the faculty advisor, the supervising professor, PTM Director, the school dean and the Vice President for Academic Affairs. Credit is to be determined.

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