February 15, 2018 10:19 AM
102 Indians taking part in the Parade of Nations at the PTR International Symposium in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA​



More than 45 industry experts are conducting classroom and on court presentations at the PTR Internation Symposium being held at the Sonestra Resort here in South Carolina. The prominent speakers include heavy hitters Leo Alonso, Mike Barrell, Emma Doyle, Frank Giampaolo, Edgar Giffenig, Dr. Ben Kibler, Dr. Mark Kovacs, Chris Lewit, Dr. Jim Loehr, Carl Maes, Craig O’Shannessy, Joao Pinho, Oivind Sorvald, Judy Muray and Sarah Stone. Topics range from tennis business and sport science to teaching tactics and techniques.

In addition to unparalleled education, the Symposium boasts a Tennis Trade Show with demo courts, and a tournament, where coaches compete. More than 500, coaches from all over the world participants enthusiastically participated in the Parade of Nations Flag Ceremony and enjoyed awards presentations during the annual banquet and membership meeting. Indian coaches who are attending the symposium are Harsh Mankad, Ramesh Rozara, Nagaraj, Nasir Malik, Dilip Mohanti, Saif Ali, shirish Deshpande and Indian-American Parveen Kumar.

The Indian coaches said "they are gaining good. The symposium is very educative which will help their trainees to prepare better for competitions. It is enriching the participants with their knowledge and skills. " Meanwhile Ajay Pant, whose parents are from Delhi, was honouredwith the Tennis Industries Association (TIA) Commitment to the Industries at the Awards Banquet and Hall of Fame Induction.

Other who were facilitated for their outstanding contribution were Habtu Afework (Humanitarian of the Year), Larry Haugness (USTA -Seervices to the Community), Lambar Scott (Volunnteer of The Year), Ben Hestley (Clinician of The Year), Sarah Casteel (Wheelchair Professional of the Year), Calvin Davis (High School Coach of the Year), Marc Bertino (Professional of The Year), and Luciano Botti (Hall of the Fame Inductee). Because of the Symposium’s stellar reputation as a top coach education destination, attracting participants from around the world, the STMS (Society for Tennis Medicine and Science) has scheduled its conference immediately following the Symposium anticipating drawing some of PTR’s high caliber attendees.

According to information PTR is the largest global organization of tennis teaching professionals with more than 15,700 members in 125 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.

Nick Bollettieri, who coacfhed Angre Agassi, Jim Courier, Martina Hingis, Monica Seles, Venes and Serena Williams, Rios and Sharpova, was is among the prominent speakers. Indoor Court number One witnessed Nick giving fine tips to the youngsters in groups. He imparted fine tips of the game, from serve, executing forehand/doubleback khand/single backhand shots.After serving, shadow return by the trainee is important. Speed on the court is another vital aspect. Without reaching to the ball, one cannot hit his or her shot. 102 Indians taking part in the Parade of Nations at the PTR International Symposium in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, USA

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