Master Professionals have achieved USPTA's highest tested rating of Elite Professional, plus earned remarkable achievements in areas such as teaching, playing, industry service and education. They make up less than 1 percent of USPTA’s membership, and should be capable of high-level job requirements, such as those for general manager, director of tennis and head tennis professional.
* Sport Psychology and Motor Learning / Nutrition and Sport Physiology / Biomechanics and Sport Medicine.
The USTA does not certify lawn tennis coaches: it does offer this coaching theory education. In combination with the USPTA Elite Professional certification, this is equivalent to ITF Level V.
The Master Professional designation is not dependent -- like ITF/USOC National Coach certifications -- on appointment. Rather, uniquely to the USPTA, it is based in documented work. Some 185 professionals worldwide have received the designation since 1927.
This site was the grand-prize winner of the USPTA's first-ever personal web site contest in 2008. It was chosen for its creative use of colors, links to online lessons, and availability of content in 3 languages.