Methodist University PTM students takes notes in class.

Professional Tennis Management Curriculum Requirements

Concentration Requirements

Acceptance into the PTM concentration and program requires a minimum playing level of a 4.0 NTRP Dynamic Rating in addition to meeting regular admission requirements set forth by the university.  The concentration is only available to the following RSB major degree programs: Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics, Marketing, Management, or Sport Management.  Successful completion of concentration requirements results in an industry Certified Tennis Professional Certification.

The PTM concentration consists of 24 credits and other required certifications and assessments:

Required Base Courses

12 credits

PTM 1010 Introduction to Professional Tennis Management 3 credits
PTM 1450 Teaching Methods I 3 credits
PTM 2450 Teaching Methods II 3 credits
PTM 2500 Racquet Repair & Tennis Techniques 3 credits

Internships

3 credits

PTM 1700 Internship I 1 credit
PTM 2700 Internship II 1 credit
PTM 3700 Internship III 1 credit

Professional Seminars

Select six seminars (3 credits) from the following:

PTM 1250, 1260, 2250, 2260, 3250, 3260, 4250, 4260 0.5 credit hour each

Elective Courses

Select a minimum of two courses (6 credits) from the following list:

PTM 3300 Tennis Facility Management 3 credit hours
PTM 3400 Sport Science in Tennis 3 credit hours
PTM 3450 Advanced Teaching Methods 3 credit hours
PTM 3600 Club Management & Operations 3 credit hours
PTM 4500 PTM Capstone Course -Obtaining Specializations 3 credit hours

Other Requirements for a Concentration in PTM

  • Completion of a minimum of 24 academic hours as specified
  • Certification by the USPTA or PTR as a Level Two Certified Tennis Professional
  • Certification as a USTA Official & Referee
  • USTA Introduction to Sport Science Certification
  • USTA Teaching Essentials I, II & III Certification

Successfully passing the following assessments for the Methodist PTM Program

  • Ball Feeding Assessment – Part I & Part II
  • Teaching Basics Assessment – Part I & Part II
  • Facility Management Assessment
  • Sport Science Assessment
  • Court Maintenance Assessment
  • Video Analysis Assessment
  • Statistical Analysis Assessment
  • Advanced Teaching Assessment
  • Racquet Stringing Assessment (may be replaced with USRSA’s PRA Certification)

Minor Requirements

Students enrolled in a major housed within the Reeves School of Business & Economics are not eligible for a minor in Professional Tennis Management. However, students have the option to earn a minor in Professional Tennis Management if they have a major outside of the Reeves School of Business & Economics which results in an Instructor Certification in the industry. Acceptance into the Minor in Professional Tennis Management program does not require a specific level of playing ability in addition to the regular admission requirements by the University.

The PTM Minor consists of 18 credits and other required certifications and assessments:

Required Base Courses

12 credits

PTM 1010 Introduction to Professional Tennis Management 3 credit hours
PTM 1450 Teaching Methods I 3 credit hours
PTM 2450 Teaching Methods II 3 credit hours
PTM 2500 Racquet Repair & Tennis Techniques 3 credit hours

Internship

PTM 1700 Internship I 1 credit

Professional Seminars

Select 4 seminars (2 credit hours):

PTM 1250, 1260, 2250, 2260, 3250, 3260, 4250, 4260 0.5 credit each

Elective Course

Select one course (3 credits) from the following list:

PTM 3300 Tennis Facility Management 3 credits
PTM 3400 Sport Science in Tennis 3 credits
PTM 3450 Advanced Teaching Methods 3 credits
PTM 3600 Club Management & Operations 3 credits

Other PTM Minor Requirements

  • Completion of a minimum of 18 academic hours as specified Certification by the USPTA or PTR as a Level One Instructor
  • Certification as a USTA Official & Referee
  • USTA Introduction to Sport Science Certification
  • USTA Teaching Essentials I, & II Certification

Successfully passing the following assessments for the Methodist PTM Program:

  • Ball Feeding Assessment – Part I & Part II
  • Teaching Basics Assessment – Part I & Part II
  • Facility Management Assessment
  • Court Maintenance Assessment
  • Video Analysis Assessment
  • Statistical Analysis Assessment
  • Racquet Stringing Assessment (may be replaced with USRSA’s PRA Certification)

Instructor Certificate Requirements

The acceptance and completion requirements for the PTM Instructor Certificate Program are the same as the Minor in PTM requirements. PTM Instructor Certificate Program students must have previously earned a degree from a four-year institution and can typically complete the requirements in a one-year period.