Professional Tennis Management

The Professional Tennis Management (PTM) Program is an academic concentration through the nationally accredited (ACBSP) Reeves School of Business. PTM is also offered as a minor for students interested in any of the majors that Methodist offers. Finally, our PTM Program is available to college graduates as an 18 credit hour certificate program. The PTM Program allows for students interested in pursuing a career in the tennis industry to earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in a business-related field with a concentration in Professional Tennis Management or a B.S. or B.A. in one of the 80+ different majors offered at Methodist University with a minor in PTM.

Students are required to complete the USTA sport science level one competency exam, and must obtain a USPTA certification prior to graduation. PTR certifications and Master Racquet Technician (MRT) certifications are also components of the program. Interactive semester seminars are provided for students by national level speakers. Students are also provided with 100% internship and job placement through the PTM industry network.

We prepare our students to enter into the tennis industry to promote tennis and provide the next generation of tennis players with the appropriate skills to be successful on and off the court. PTM students are put through rigorous course curriculum and player development sessions to ensure that they will be the most qualified individuals entering into the tennis industry.


Why is the Methodist PTM Program the BEST/ONLY choice for you?

  • 100% Job Placement History for Interns
  • Paid internships across the United States
  • 100% Job Placement History for Graduates
  • Professional tennis teaching certifications through the United States Professional Tennis Association (USPTA), Professional Tennis Registry (PTR), United States Racquet Stringing Association (USRSA)-Master Racquet Technician (MRT), and United States Tennis Association (USTA)
  • Player Development Sessions
  • Educational seminars by national level speakers
  • Professional Tennis Management Student Association (PTMSA)
  • Monarch Summit- Annual PTM flagship event

Partners

USPTAProfessional Tennis Registry
United States Racquet Stringers AssociationUSTA
Cardio TennisWilson

PTM on Social Media

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PTM Summit

Saturday Nov. 10th- Banquet at 7PM
Sunday Nov. 11th- Educational Session 8am – 2pm: Digital Marketing and Branding Your Business. Keynote Speaker: Chris Michalowski
Location: Reeves School of Business, Yarborough Auditorium, Clark Hall

The educational session is free, but the banquet is $25 for non-current students.

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PTM Accreditation

ACBSP Accredited SealThe Reeves School of Business is nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) to offer the following degrees: the Professional Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) with a focus in Organizational Management and Leadership, the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Accounting, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Financial Economics, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.  Additionally, a minor in Accounting; Business Administration; Entrepreneurship; Financial Economics; Human Resource Management; International Business; Management; Marketing; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management is accredited.  Finally, a B.S. degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Financial Economics or Marketing with a PGA Golf Management Concentration; Professional Tennis Management; Resort, Club, and Hospitality Management; and Sport Management Concentration is accredited.

Beginning in the fall 2019, the University offers the Bachelors of Applied Science in Accounting degree, as well as, the Bachelors of Applied Science in Business degree. Currently, we are seeking accreditation from the ACBSP for these two degree programs.

Contact the PTM Program

Scott Handback

Scott Handback, M.Ed.

Director, PTM Program; Assistant Professor of Professional Tennis Management
(910) 630-7147
Clayton Tennis Center
Scott Handback
Scott Handback, M.Ed.

Director, PTM Program; Assistant Professor of Professional Tennis Management

B.A., Queens University of Charlotte; M.Ed., American Intercontinental University; Member of the USPTA & PTR, USTA High Performance Coach

Bio:

Certified by the USPTA and PTR, Scott has over 30 years of experience in the tennis and private club industry as a tennis director, general manager, and club owner.

Scott has passed all levels of the USTA Sport Science Program and has earned the RacquetFit Certification for Tennis Physiological Connection and Etcheberry Certified for Strength, Conditioning and Movement in Sports. He served as a USTA National Zonals Coach and USTA National Clinician for many years and was the 2004 & 2005 USTA/Southern Junior Davis Cup coach.

Selected as the 1999 South Carolina USPTA Professional off the Year, Scott served as the Director of the Western North Carolina USTA High Performance Competitive Training Center for eight years. He has coached 71 players who have gone on to play collegiate tennis, including 19 players ranked #1 in the state in their age division. Scott also coached two future NCAA Division I Singles Champions: Thai Kwiatkowski (Virginia) in 2017 and Mallory Cecil (Duke) in 2009.

Honored as the USTA/ITA Community Service Award in 2004, Scott has served in various capacities in the tennis industry including the USTA/North Carolina Board of Directors, numerous USTA/North Carolina and USTA/South Carolina committees and president of three community tennis associations (Charlotte Tennis Association, Beaufort Tennis Association and Sea Island Tennis Association).

With a background in strategic planning, Scott is one of the few tennis professionals to transition to serving as a general manager of private clubs. He spent over 15 years in strategic management of private clubs and has served as a consultant for several golf and country clubs. Scott is the owner of Deer Valley Athletic Club in Boone, N.C. with over 450 members offering tennis, pool, golf and fitness programs.

(910) 630-7147
Clayton Tennis Center