PTR President, Roy Barth, retires

Kiawah Island Golf Resort announced the retirement of Director of Tennis, Roy Barth. Roy now becomes Tennis Director Emeritus for the resort.  His son and PTR member, Jonathan Barth, has been promoted to Director of Tennis at Roy Barth Tennis Center.  
Under Roy’s skillful guidance and management, the resort grew to encompass 24 courts anchored by the Roy Barth Tennis Center. Under his leadership, the tennis operation at Kiawah has always been ranked very high among the Top 50 US Tennis Resorts by Tennis magazine and #1 for an unprecedented 10 out of the last 12 years by Tennis Resorts Online.    

“For more than 40 years, Roy Barth has set the standard for resort Tennis Directors,” said Dan Santorum, PTR CEO.  On behalf of the PTR membership, I want to congratulate PTR President, Roy Barth, on an outstanding tennis career.  We are very proud of his accomplishments.”

Record Number of Women Speaking at PTR Symposium
In line with our promise to Billie Jean King to boost members to 33% women, PTR’s commitment is reflected in the number of women presenting (33%) at the upcoming PTR Symposium. 14 Women are presenting as well as 16 First-Time presenters including Nick Bollettieri & Judy Murray.
The women presenters are:
Judy Murray, coach of sons Andy Murray and Jamie Murray
Dr. Anne Pankhurst, coach education consultant
Dr. Michelle Cleere, performance psychologist, professor
Emma Doyle, performance coach, youth tennis advocate
Sue Falsone, first woman head athletic trainer for a MLB team
Rita Gladstone, nationally recognized trainer and coach
Nancy Hoekstra, adaptive tennis coach and clinician
Linda LeClaire, confidence training expert
Marie-France Mercier, Tennis Canada manager coaching dev
Natalie Myers, rehabilitation science doctoral candidate
Abbie Probert, global head business and development for REBO
Jenny Robb, tennis coach, social media strategist
Sarah Stone, WTCA CEO, WTA Tour Coach, former pro player
Jo Wallen, USTA director adult individual play & wheelchair tennis